Central Hotel - Athens  3 stars

Apollonos 21, Plaka, Athens, Greece, 105 57  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Spa and relaxation




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


The charming 3-star Central is set in the historical center of Athens. The hotel opened in 1972 and since then remains an example of traditional architecture in Athens.

Many Athens sights, including Central Athens, Maria Callas Museum and National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo) are 20 minutes away from the hotel. A 5-minute walk will take you to Anafiotika, Temple of Olympian Zeus (Stiles Olymbiou Dios / Olymbion) and Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills.

The nearest metro station is Syntagma, situated 400 meters from the hotel. Just 20 minutes from Eleftherios Venizelos airport.


The hotel rooms are contemporary, all of them come with a writing desk, a minibar, satellite TV, a heating system and individual climate control. Most of the rooms offer a spectacular view of the city. They offer tiled bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and bathrobes.


A buffet breakfast is offered at the restaurant. The innovative restaurant serves fresh meals. The luxury rooftop bar features Wi-Fi and a terrace.


Guests of Central are welcome to use a business center, internet access and a photocopier.


The on-site spa center offers a wellness center, a hot tub and a Jacuzzi.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   84.

City Center Athens - 3300 ft
Airports Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) - 12.1 mi
Underground stations Syntagma station - 1400 ft, Monastiraki station - 1700 ft
Restaurants Aspro Alogo - 100 ft, Thea Terrace Bar - 0 ft
Parks National Gardens - 1800 ft
Beaches Arillas Beach - 3300 ft, Almyros Beach - 3300 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • City view
  • Landscape view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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Standard Room
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Central Standard Room
Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
Size: 325 sq. feet

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

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    Superior Room
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    Central Superior Room
    Central Superior Room
    Central Superior Room
    Central Superior Room
    Central Superior Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or Twin beds
    Size: 220 sq. feet

    The room is more spacious than the Standard room. It offers a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      Central Regular
      Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet

      Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

      Room facilities

        Central LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Roman Agora
          1000 ft
        • Hadrian's Arch
          1000 ft
        • 1700 ft
        • 1700 ft
        • Temple of Olympion Zeus
          2000 ft
        • Olympeion
          2000 ft
        Popular areas
        • Syntagma Square
          400 ft
        Places of interest
        • Plaka
          700 ft
        • Parthenon
          2000 ft
        • Monastiraki flea market
          2000 ft
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Horologion of Andronikos
          1000 ft
        • Academy of Athens
          1700 ft
        • The Jewish Museum of Greece
          700 ft
        • Museum of the City of Athens
          1400 ft
        • Ethniko Estoriko Mouseio
          1400 ft
        • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
          2300 ft
        • Zappio - National Garden
          1000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Library
          2000 ft
        • Mikro Pallas
          1400 ft
        • Tzeni Karezi
          2000 ft
        • Aliki Theater
          2000 ft
        • Athens Gallery
          700 ft
        • Zoumboulakis Galleries‎
          1000 ft
        • Pandora Gallery
          1000 ft
        Underground stations
        • Syntagma station
          1000 ft
        • Monastiraki station
          1400 ft
        • Panepistimio station
          2000 ft
        • Akropoli station
          2000 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Technopolis
          5100 ft
          100, Pireos Street, Athens
        • National Archaeological Museum (Ethniko Archaiologiko Museo)
          1.0 mi
          Patission 44, Athens
        • Museum Herakleidon
          1.1 mi
          16, Herakleidon str.,, Athens
        • Hellenic Motor Museum
          1.2 mi
          Ioulianou 33 - 35, Athens
        • Benaki Museum Benaki - Pireos St. Annexe
          1.3 mi
          Peireos 138 & Andronikou, Athens

        Near the hotel

        • Plaka
          700 ft
          The Plaka, Athens
        • Great Mitropolis (Athens Cathedral)
          200 ft
          Plateia Mitropoleos, Athens
        • The Acropolis Museum
          2100 ft
          Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens
        • Temple of Hephaestus
          400 ft
          Agora, Athens
        • Little Mitropolis Church (Panayia Gorgoepikoos and Agios Eleftherios)
          400 ft
          Platia Mitropoleos, Athens
        • Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral
          800 ft
          Mitropoleos Square, Athens
        • Monastiraki
          1100 ft
          Monastiraki, Athens

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Aspro Alogo

          71% likes this, based on 120 reviews

          100 ft
          Patroou 4

          Phone: 0030 2103220551

        • Thea Terrace Bar

          72% likes this, based on 42 reviews

          0 ft
          Apollonos 21

          Phone: (+30) 210 3234357

        • NOODLE BAR

          63% likes this, based on 112 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian fusion, Asian, Noodle
          Price Range: USD 16 - USD 22

          200 ft
          11 Apollonos Street, Sintagma

          Phone: 210-3318585

        • Old Ithaki

          50% likes this, based on 113 reviews
          Cuisine: Greek

          300 ft
          Ag. Filotheis 2

          Phone: +302103229995

        • Avocado

          77% likes this, based on 302 reviews
          Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 22

          600 ft
          Nikis 30

          Phone: +30.210-3237878

        Central Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Central

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single

          I asked and paid extra for a room with a view of the Acropolis. I received this. When I couldn't get the TV to work and called the front desk they came upstairs to see that the TV wasn't plugged in. I didn't hear noise outside the room but I don't think there were many customers staying there. At 94 Euros it was a good price. I liked the location to the Metro, Plaka and Acropolis.

          The front desk woman gave me directions at 1 P.M. to the Acropolis. She did not tell me that it closes at 2:30. I arrived at 2 P.M. as I strolled through Plaka shops etc. I paid 12 Euros for a 4 day ticket so I thought, I will see the Acropolis for 30 minutes Thursday and return on Friday. Wrong. With the 12 Euro ticket you only get admission once. I think that in a different hotel that info would have been shared with client. I asked her on the second day about the Promenade and she didn't know what I was talking about although my Guide Book, Lonely Planet, highly recommended this walk. She talked about a 11 a.m. walking tour. No, I replied. "how can you work in a Athens hotel and not know this?" Well, that totally ticked her off as during my 30 minute breakfast I heard her yelling to the staff which I'm sure was about me! When I checked out of the hotel the manager was by her side - defending me or her I don't know. With time she did highlight the promenade for me on the map and write the number of the tram to take to the Archeology Museum.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The room was small but clean. It had everything I needed. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning was great! The girl on the front desk was very helpful and spoke good English. I only stayed one night as I was on my way to a Greek island and was making the connection the next morning. The girl on the front desk showed me on a map how to get to the bus stop and suggested I catch a cab. This turned out to be very good advice!

          The streets are narrow and at times uneven. It was difficult to walk with a heavy bag on wheels, especially as I was not sure where I was going. I had a bit of trouble finding the place, but I think that might be just me!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The hotel is centrally located in a lovely area of Athens. Friendly bar staff and lovely terrace with great views. We booked a 'superior' room which had a decent view of the Acropolis, although no balcony. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival (mostly undrinkable). Slippers, bathrobes, free wifi etc.

          A problem with the online booking process was handled brusquely on our arrival by the concierge, bordering on rudeness, which was not particularly welcoming. In general, the bedroom was spotless, but the shower would certainly have benefitted from a good scrub, to remove the patches of black mould that had gathered in the corners. The air conditioning also did very little to alter the room temperature (June), so it was rather warm and stuffy. Average breakfast for the money.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          the view from the roof garden was terrific Breakfast was very good Beds were comfortable and bathroom conformed to those of other hotels we stayed in while in Greece: small !

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Location is good. Close to the Airport Express bus stop(last stop): x95 (50-60 minutes from airport). X 95 runs every 20 minutes from Athens international airport such as 10:00; 10:20; 10: 40 etc. In the city center area, the room rate is 110 euros per night including the breakfast, The breakfast is ok, The 7th floor's view is very nice , there's a bar located on the 7th floor.

          The sheets is not clean in our room. We lived in Room408, there's noise at night. I heard the noise for two nights from a machine or something...

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Clean air-conditioned rooms, central location, modern washroom, nice view from the rooftop bar. The breakfast room also looked nice although we were only there briefly for an early morning breakfast.

          The hotel staff provided us with an incorrect information to get to piraeus from the hotel, so it took us 90 minutes to get to the port instead of 20 min as the hotel staff described. He told us to take the metro at monastiraki but the station was under construction. If we got there even one minute later, we would've missed the ferry. It's really too bad that they wern't up to date on this information.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Great Location, english speaken and friendly staff, amazing acropolis' view form the rooftop terrace.

          Small bathroom, but ok.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Great value for money, very very kind staff. Very pleased!!!

          The breakfast could be very much improved, there is a wide variety of greek homemade products such as jam, honey, cheeses, pies, breads and its a shame to provide the industrial ones.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          They were well prepared for my arrival, even though I only booked the stay ~6 hours before I would get there. Was very close to the Acropolis.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location, rooftop terrace great, staff very helpful. Negative things on the internet about safety unfounded. For a greek city centre hotel its business as usual

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          In general, an above average hotel with good service standard. Staff are helpful and provide more info when required. Location is good and hotel is easy to find. Have an excellent view of Athens and the Acropolis at the roof-top bar.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Jacuzzi on the roof terrace very helpful for cooling down after a hot day

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Well located near ermu street and plaka. Nice terrace with a great view Helpful staff

          The breakfast utensils as plates , forks... were not very clean

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          This hotel was sooooo fantastic! Great location, it was easy to get to most of the tourist attractions just by walk. Friendly and patient staffs. Free Wifi, fluent Internet! All the thing here is nice and worth price!

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The staff was very nice and helpful with getting me to the airport on time for my early morning flight. The room was totally clean and well kept. The hotel is on a mediocre street in a great part of town. The lobby is very nice.

          The room felt sterile, not a lot of character. My window was to a courtyard where it was hard to tell if I had privacy with it open. My heater was stuck on full volume no matter what I did so I ad to brave leaving the window open the whole three days I was there, and I was a little sketched out by whether or not this was safe. They put a lot of care and effort into the lobby, not as much into the rooms, and practically none into everything I between. Looks fancy at the front, but pretty gross carpet stains and yucky feelings await in the depressing hallways. The room was clean and adequately comfortable for sleeping, but I wouldn't want to spend much time in it. Maybe that's a plus? I found nicer hotels for less in the same neighborhood.

          • Average rating
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