Within easy walking distance to many Athens attractions
Wildly decorated apartments have kitchenettes and large flat-screen TVs
Pretty gardens and grounds add to the laid-back, homey vibe
Free parking and Wi-Fi
Extra fee for air-conditioning
Located on a steep hill
Few amenities; no full restaurant or gym
A well-maintained, family-run hotel, Hotel Tony is located between Filopappos Hill and Syngrou Avenue. The property is close to Syngrou/Fix Metro Station and the Dora
Stratou Greek Dances Theatre. It’s a warm and
welcoming place to stay, and the garden is picturesque with plenty of pretty
potted plants. Tony, the owner, is quite a character himself -- a larger than life man, and very funny -- whose tastes in furnishing
and decor matches his personality. There are very few amenities here, but rooms feature kitchenettes and large flat-screen TVs.
Swirling mosaic staircase and a warm, family-like atmosphere
Popular with families and couples looking to explore the
tourist sights and sounds of Athens, Hotel Tony is a clean and comfortable
choice. The staircase is a real stunner, decked
out in black and white mosaics; it snakes around like a monochrome hydra.
Various Greek statues and busts are dotted around the place -- look out for the
eccentric horse’s head. There's a lovely garden, but otherwise common areas are very few.
Right by the new Acropolis Museum, and
a 5-minute walk from Syngrou Fix Metro Station
Located North of the Plaka and at the back of the Acropolis,
the neighborhood where Hotel Tony is situated looks fairly quiet and residential. Athens’
famous sights -- such as Plaka, Thissio, and Monastiraki -- are around a 15-minute
walk away, while Filopappos Hill is also nearby. Restaurants, bars, and shops
are within a 5-minute walk as well. It’s about a 12-minute walk to the southeast edge of
Plaka, where there’s grocery shops, laundry, plenty of bakeries, and some
restaurants. The only downside to the location is that it’s a pretty steep walk uphill
to get to the hotel.
of the rooms are decorated in a crazy fashion, with red-and-white checkerboard flooring and red-and-white striped walls. It’s not far off from what one would
imagine staying in a candy shop in Alice in Wonderland would be like. Other
rooms are more muted, with brown and beige diamond patterned feature walls. The
air-conditioned (for a fee) units at the Tony include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and
soundproofed windows. A kitchenette in each includes a tea- and coffeemaker, microwave
oven, and fridge. Bathrooms
are decorated in chic black and white mosaics and have free, own-brand
toiletries. The shower is huge, and the heated
towel rails are nice perks.
A computer with a printer
is available on-site. Other facilities include a library for browsing books on
Athenian culture. There’s
a garden, a terrace, and a bar, but no swimming pool or gym. Other services like
luggage storage and dry-cleaning are offered. The property offers free parking.