The Stanley

Athens , , Odysseos 1- Karaiskaki Sq (Show on Map)


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Info Ideal for both leisure and business travellers, The Stanley is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Athens. It features elegantly-appointed rooms and suites, a rooftop area with a bar and a pool overlooking the Acropolis, business facilities, as well as excellent dining options, making every guest's stay truly unforgettable.
Summary of reviewsThe Stanley hotel in Athens receives mixed reviews regarding its location with some guests finding it convenient and well-connected to public transportation, while others describe the neighborhood as rough and not safe at night. However, the hotel is within walking distance of the Acropolis and main tourist attractions. The breakfast is highly praised for its variety and quality, while the rooms receive mixed reviews with some being clean, modern and spacious, while others are outdated and cramped. The hotel's dedication to cleanliness and maintenance receives high marks from guests, as does the warm and friendly staff. The rooftop pool and facilities are a highlight of the hotel, offering unbeatable views of Athens and a great atmosphere. Families with children also appreciate the hotel's spacious family rooms and thoughtful touches. Overall, The Stanley is a good value for money option for sightseeing in Athens.
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Hotel for Honeymoon,
Recently renovated to please even the most demanding travellers, The Stanley hotel is the ideal retreat for those couples who wish to spend their honeymoon in the centre of Athens, enjoying only the highest quality accommodation.

Hotel with Swimming Pool,
This luxury hotel in the very heart of Athens features a stunning rooftop pool which offers breathtaking views over the city centre and the Acropolis. Comfortable sun loungers and umbrellas are available around the pool, while guests can also enjoy a refreshing drink or snack at the bar that is close by. The pool is open seasonally from 10am to 8pm.

  Heated Pool    Rooftop Pool    Panoramic View Pool    Outdoor Pool  

Location of the pool: Outdoor pool
Is it a pool of special type?
Heated pool
Pool surface size: 105 m2
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Business Hotel
Boasting a central location in Athens, as well as several modern and fully-equipped meeting rooms, this hotel is nothing short of ideal for all your business needs in the capital of Greece.

Hotel with Panoramic View Pool,
Standing as a historic emblem in the hub of Athens, The Stanley is a four-star establishment recognized as one of the largest hotels in the city. It proudly presents Cloud 9, a recent addition that has quickly become the pride of the hotel. Spanning over 1,500 square meters, Cloud 9 claims the distinction of being the most expansive hotel rooftop terrace in Athens.

This grand expanse is a symphony of sublime experiences, incorporating an elegant swimming pool, a trendy bar, and the re-envisioned open-air restaurant, Sweet Basil. Yet, the crowning glory of Cloud 9 lies in the panoramic views it unveils. From this vantage point, visitors are treated to a captivating vista, stretching from the historic Acropolis and the towering Lycabettus Hill to the pulsating heart of Athens. A visual feast that transcends seasons, this stunning panorama is guaranteed to instill a sense of awe and wonder that endures long after the visit.

Hotel with Rooftop Pool,
Stepping onto the rooftop of "The Stanley," one is immediately greeted by the inviting allure of the swimming pool. Set against a backdrop of iconic views, the pool area boasts an array of sun loungers and umbrellas, designed for optimum relaxation. The breathtaking panorama sweeps from the historic Acropolis to the vast expanse of the sea, offering a perfect blend of culture and nature. This spot serves as an idyllic haven, providing a restful retreat after an action-packed day touring the vibrant city or an enjoyable setting for a sun-soaked morning under the Mediterranean sun. Whether for leisure or recovery, this rooftop pool serves as a tranquil escape in the heart of bustling Athens.

Hotel with Rooms With Jacuzzi / Hot-tub,

Family Friendly Hotel
What percentage of your guests are families? Under 50%
Family-Friendly room types:
Family rooms
Connecting rooms (with intermediate door)
Triple rooms
Quad rooms
One-bedroom apartments
Two-bedroom apartments
Please suggest which room type a family with one child should choose and where the child will sleep:
Triple room with extra bed.
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Romantic Hotel

Hotel near Nightlife Spots

Hotel with Free Wi-Fi,

Hotel with Parking,
Location of parking spaces:
Outdoors, covered (inside the premises).
Number of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities: 50
Cost of parking: Cost per night: € 12
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Accessible Hotel
To whom is your hotel/accommodation accessible?
People who use a wheelchair   People who are deaf   People who are blind   People with autism   People with asthma  
Is there level-access route (might include lifts) from the road to the rooms? Yes, to certain rooms
Are there any facilities that guests who use a wheelchair cannot reach? No
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Hotel with Gym,
Size of the gym: 120 m2 (1292 ft2)
Gym equipment:
Treadmill(s) - Stationery bicycle(s) - Rowing machine(s) - Elliptical(s) - etc.
Exercise machine(s) - Multi exercise station(s) - Special-purpose exercise device(s) - etc.
Training bench(es) - Dumbbell sets - Barbell sets - Kettlebells - etc.
Cost for using the gym: Free for guests
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4-Star Hotel

Hotel where Extra Health & Safety Measures Have Been Taken
Arrival
Do visitors need a health certificate (i.e. a test) prior to arrival?
No
Do you perform temperature checks upon guests' arrivals?
No
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Hotel with Outdoor Pool,

Hotel with Heated Pool,

Room Types
Standard Room Featuring tiled floors and air conditioning, the soundproofed rooms offer satellite TV, safe and balcony. Each has a private bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer. Free uninterrupted WiFi access is provided. - ironing facilities are available on request (charges applicable) - extra long beds are available on request

Family Room (4 Adults) Featuring free uninterrupted WiFi, this modern and stylish room comes with a sofa bed that sleeps up to 2 children up to 12 years old.

Junior Suite Exterior large rooms facing the roundabout, including one king-size bed and a pull out sofa-bed. They come with a satellite TV, mini safe, direct dial phone in both the room and bathroom, and free uninterrupted WiFi access. Other features include central air conditioning with in-room controls, soundproof windows, balcony, mini fridge, trousers press, and hairdryer. Renovated bathroom with bathrobes and slippers.

Standard Room with Extra Bed Featuring tiled floors and air conditioning, the soundproofed rooms satellite TV, safe and balcony. Each has a private bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer. Free uninterrupted WiFi access is provided. - ironing facilities are available on request (charges applicable) - extra long beds are available on request.

Superior Renovated Room with Acropolis View Enjoying views over the Acropolis from its balcony, this soundproofed room offers a satellite TV and a safe. It has a private bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer. Views over Lycabettus Hill are also available. Free uninterrupted WiFi access is provided.

Superior Renovated Double or Twin Room Featuring minimalistic design and modern colours, this room has a balcony, satellite TV and air conditioning. Free uninterrupted WiFi access is provided.

One Bedroom Suite Comprised of 1 separate bedroom and 1 living room, this spacious suite opens to a wrap-around balcony that faces both Karaiskaki Square and Odysseos Street. Featuring sophisticated design and comfortable layout, this suite includes: - Private Jacuzzi - high-quality linen - a king size bed - 2 55’’ LCD cable TVs - a sofa bed - a welcome tray with coffee and tea - a variety of drinks - 1 bathroom - free uninterrupted WiFi access.

Two-Bedroom Suite This spacious, modernly decorated suite opens to a balcony and features 2 en-suite bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds. Featuring minimal and modern design and comfortable layout, this suite includes: - Private Jacuzzi - high-quality linen - 3 55’’ LCD cable TVs - a sofa bed - a welcome tray with coffee and tea - a variety of drinks - free uninterrupted WiFi access.

Superior Renovated Room with Extra Bed This twin/double room's standout feature is the rooftop pool. This air-conditioned twin/double room is comprised of a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a private bathroom as well as a balcony with mountain views.

Executive Suite This suite provides a rooftop pool. The air-conditioned suite features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a bath and a shower. This suite has soundproof walls, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, mountain views, as well as wine/champagne for guests. The unit offers 1 bed.

About The StanleyThe Stanley, a prestigious 4-star hotel, is ideally situated in the heart of Athens, offering guests easy access to the city's many attractions. The property boasts Cloud 9, the largest hotel rooftop terrace in Athens, spanning over 1,500 square meters. This stunning space features a beautiful swimming pool, chic bar, and Sweet Basil, a redesigned open-air restaurant. The breathtaking panoramic views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and the cityscape will captivate guests year-round.

With 380 rooms, The Stanley offers a wide range of accommodations, including Superior and Standard renovated rooms, Family rooms, and Suites. The hotel provides a host of amenities such as a 24-hour front desk, free high-speed fiber optic WiFi, indoor parking garage, fitness center, and sauna. For corporate events, the hotel has eight sunlit, fully-equipped meeting rooms with capacities ranging from 10 to 150 people.

Conveniently located near the Metaxourgeio Metro station, taxi stands, and Hop-on Hop-off buses, The Stanley makes exploring Athens a breeze. Guests can reach the Acropolis Museum and Syntagma Square in just a 5-minute Metro ride. The friendly and experienced staff at The Stanley are dedicated to going the extra mile for each guest, ensuring a memorable stay.
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Guest Reviews
8.4
Very Good
Location
The location of The Stanley is a mixed bag according to guest reviews. While some found it to be quite good, central and conveniently located next to the metro station and Hop on Hop off bus stop, others described it as rough, in a not safe neighborhood after dark and not in the center of town. The hotel is situated on a busy roundabout, which can be noisy at night, especially on weekends. However, the Acropolis and main tourist attractions are within walking distance or accessible via the metro. Despite graffiti and run-down areas nearby, there are still a few restaurants, eateries and bakeries within a 2-minute walk and an ATM and taxis readily available nearby. Overall, the location is convenient and well-connected to public transportation, making it a good spot for exploring Athens.

Breakfast
Reviews of 'The Stanley' highlight that breakfast is an important feature of the hotel. Many guests have praised the good, excellent or superb quality of the breakfast with several mentioning that the variety of food options is great, catering to everyone's dietary needs. Some guests loved the restaurant, while others enjoyed the rooftop views where breakfast was served. However, there were some negative comments about the breakfast being average or below average with almost the same dishes being served every day. Despite this, many guests found the breakfast to be delicious, fresh and of great value for money. Overall, 'The Stanley' seems to offer a good breakfast with a wide variety of options that can satisfy different tastes.

Rooms
The Stanley hotel's guests have mixed reviews regarding their room experiences. On the positive side, many rooms are clean, modern and spacious with comfortable beds and well-appointed furniture. Some have fantastic views, balconies and include functional amenities like fridges and safes. Additionally, some guests got lucky with room upgrades, making their stay even more enjoyable. However, some guests reported issues with their rooms, including small bathrooms, noisy corridors and outdated, cramped spaces that were too small for their liking. Some rooms had hygiene issues, while others lacked essential furniture or were uncomfortably warm. If you're picky about your room, it's best to ask for a recommendation from the friendly and helpful staff, who may steer you towards more modern and well-maintained spaces.

Beds
Guests at The Stanley generally agree that the beds are comfortable. The best beds are described as incredibly comfortable or just the most comfortable and wide. The rooms themselves are also described as nice with some guests specifically highlighting the comfort of the beds. There are some complaints about the lack of pool beds, though this seems to be a separate issue from the comfort of the beds provided. While most guests find the beds to be comfy, a few express a preference for firmer pillows or a firmer mattress.

Cleanliness
Guests consistently praise The Stanley for its cleanliness, describing the hotel as modern and tidy with clean rooms and bathrooms that are cleaned daily. However, a few guests noted issues with strong chemical smells from cleaning agents and towels, as well as some maintenance issues like leaky minibars. The public spaces are also well-maintained, according to reviews. There were a few isolated complaints about cleanliness issues, such as a dirty floor or slow breakfast service, but these seemed to be the exception rather than the rule. Overall, The Stanley's dedication to cleanliness and maintenance receives high marks from guests.

Staff
Guests of The Stanley hotel consistently praise its warm, welcoming and friendly staff. They commend the staff's high level of professionalism, promptness, hospitality and willingness to go above and beyond to help guests with any request. Many review writers specifically mention helpful receptionists and waitstaff, along with some standout employees who went out of their way to make their stay truly memorable. On the flip side, a few guests note that some receptionists could be a bit rude or unhelpful and that some staff seemed overworked or racing around. However, these comments were infrequent compared to the overwhelming praise for the genuinely friendly and helpful attitudes of the majority of the hotel's staff.

Pool
Guests had mixed experiences with the pool at The Stanley hotel in Athens. Some unfortunate guests reported that the pool was under maintenance during their stay and wasn't available for use, or that it was closed due to the season or maintenance. Others noted that they were unable to make use of the rooftop pool due to it being closed for renovation or the weather being too cold. However, those who were able to use the rooftop pool spoke highly of it, praising its spectacular views and stunning setting. The pool area was described as amazing, terrific and fantastic by some guests with many enjoying the chilled-out atmosphere and great amenities. Although there were mixed feelings on the size and temperature of the pool, it was generally considered a lovely addition to the hotel and many guests appreciated the rooftop facilities that included a bar and restaurant.

Family
Looking for a hotel in Athens that accommodates families with children? Look no further than The Stanley! Despite a few concerns about noise from other guests and school groups, families rave about the hotel's spacious family rooms with comfortable beds for kids. And speaking of kids, they'll love the hotel's atmosphere – one guest reported that their children "loved it in there." Plus, parents will appreciate the small but thoughtful touches like daily water bottle refills in the minibar. Keep in mind that rooms can be a bit cozy for families of three, but as a young couple, one reviewer noted feeling comfortable walking to and from nearby tourist areas. If you're looking for a hotel for your family trip to Athens, The Stanley is a great option.

Nightlife
The nightlife scene around The Stanley is a mix of good and bad. While there are some great local restaurants and cafes nearby, there are also some shady individuals around, making some guests feel nervous about walking in the area at night. It's also a bit of a walk to the main tourist attractions, which some found to be a drawback. Additionally, the area between the hotel and city center is not the safest to walk through at night, so it's better to Uber or taxi. The hotel's rooftop bar is great but on the expensive side compared to other cool places in the city. On the downside, the hotel should amend its bar times advertised, as cocktails were rarely made after the said time, which was very frustrating for some guests. The busy bar across the street also had loud music blaring till 5am on Saturday nights, which can be a bother for those staying in the rooms nearby. Overall, the hotel's nightlife scene may not be ideal for some, but guests can still find good bars and bakeries a short stroll away.

4 Star
The Stanley is a true 4 star hotel, comparable to the Hilton in the UK. Guests had a lovely stay, enjoying a great view of the Acropolis and convenient location with the Hop on Hop off bus and taxis available outside. It is a good value for money option for sightseeing in Athens. The hotel features an excellent rooftop restaurant with attentive and friendly staff, offering stunning views of the city's ancient landmark. The rooftop swimming pool is another excellent feature. While some may find the rooms a bit small and congested for a 4 star hotel, overall The Stanley is a nice hotel and highly recommended by guests. Those who have stayed before would definitely come back, describing their experience as "superb."

Rooftop Pool
The rooftop pool at The Stanley hotel in Athens is a must-visit for travelers. Guests love the stunning views of the city from the rooftop, calling it "spectacular" and "absolutely fabulous". The rooftop pool area is luxurious with a great vibe and a perfect spot to relax after a busy day exploring the city. The property also boasts a beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy delicious food and the Stanley's signature cocktails. Some guests were disappointed to find that the rooftop pool and restaurant were not open during their stay, despite a misleading picture. However, overall, the rooftop pool and facilities are a highlight of the hotel, offering unbeatable views of Athens and a great atmosphere.

Outdoor Pool
The rooftop pool at The Stanley is a breathtaking spot that guests cannot get enough of. With its amazing views of Athens and great chill-out spots, it is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day or unwind after some sightseeing. Though the pool is seasonal, guests are assured of an always warm temperature upon diving in. The overall vibe of the rooftop pool is something that guests find amazing, which creates a terrific experience. The rooftop restaurant contributes to the beautiful setting of the pool with its lovely terrace. Overall, guests love the beautiful roof top pool and it is definitely a highlight of the hotel.


Yes, The Stanley has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Heated Pool, Rooftop Pool, Panoramic View Pool, Outdoor Pool. For more information, read the answers to the Pool questionnaire

No, a spa isn't available at The Stanley.

No, The Stanley doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at The Stanley. For more information, read the answers to the Parking questionnaire

Yes, The Stanley has a gym. For more information, read the answers to the Gym questionnaire
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