The accommodation options in Athens are overwhelming! There’s every kind of accommodation in every price range, and it’s hard to narrow it all down. Fortunately, Steve and I found a great little boutique hotel right in the heart of Plakka, close to just about everything we wanted to do and see. You know I love a unique property, so I couldn’t resist writing about it! Here’s everything you need to know about staying at Home and Poetry in Athens!
As mentioned above, this hotel is located in the Plakka neighborhood, in the heart of ancient Athens city center. It’s just a stone’s throw away from the Acropolis, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Panathenaic Stadium, the National Gardens, and, of course, plenty of shops and restaurants! Just 10 minutes’ walk from the nearest subway station, you’ll have access to anywhere you want to go from here.
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With just 16 rooms, this hotel is the perfect size for travelers who want a personal touch, but not too much attention. The gentlemen checking us in were so kind, and they really set us up for success. There is someone at the reception 24 hours a day (not something you find at every boutique hotel or bed and breakfast!), and we truly felt like the staff cared whether or not we had a good experience.
The icing on top? The rooftop terrace has a stunning view of the world-famous Acropolis! Breakfast with a view, anyone? I can’t wait to go back!
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We chose a “Comfort Room” with a city view. It was quite a nice size, especially for a European hotel room–we’ve stayed in some tiny ones in the past! Every room is named for a famous Greek poet–hence the “Home and Poetry” name. Ours was the Eggonopoulos Room, complete with a framed poem of his on the wall, in both Greek and English!
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The bathroom was small, but efficient! There was even a bit of usable counterspace around the sink. The stand-up shower was large, the water pressure was good, and the hot water came out quickly–all things I appreciate in a hotel bathroom!
This was the corwning glory! Not only was the view of the Acropolis impressive, the hotel offers both a buffet and a made-to-order menu. On the buffet each morning, you’ll find breads, cold cuts, cheeses, sweets, yogurt, honey, jam, hard-boiled eggs, juice, coffee, etc. The menu included scrambled eggs, French toast, Greek omelette, and more, all made right out on the patio so you can watch if you want! It was some of the best food we ate while in Greece!
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