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Hotel Ideal - Athens

2 star Hotel Athens

Notara 142 - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 35.01
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Situated in the business district, Hotel Ideal is a city center hotel.

This Piraeus hotel offers free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning/laundry services and an elevator (lift). Guests wishing to relax with a drink will surely want to visit the bar/lounge.

Knowledgeable staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance. The lobby has been fitted with a TV so you can catch up on all the news while you wait, and you will also find a safe at reception for your valuables. Other amenities include a computer station.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 99 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The rooms full of smoking smell, this is the thing can be improved. The breakfast...

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Breakfast at Hotel Ideal

A continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Ideal

  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 10 AM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 6 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Ideal is also known as

Hotel Ideal
Ideal Hotel Athens

7.7

Clean

5.2

Location

7.0

Quiet

6.7

Spacious

7.3

Service

Hotel Ideal reviews

6.7 Fair
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Ok for overnight stop to catch early morning ferry. Only 15 minutes walk to terminal. Room was small but clean and adequate. We requested and were allocated a non smoking room however the bedroom smelled heavily of cigarette smoke.

7.6 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

staff ranged from excellent to good I would use and recommend hotel

7.7 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Venezuela

I only stayed one night arriving from the islands to catch an early flight back home but I was disappointed to find stains on the sheets. Besides the directions to find the hotel were confusing and in that part of the town there are no street names; not to mention the shady "bars" in front of the property

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

I would recommend anyone wanting a good quality hotel close to the port. very happy. Also has free WIFI in the rooms.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Pas facile à trouver malgré les indications... et de plus tout en cotes... Quartier glauque et sale, pas un seul resto potable alentour. Pour le prix y a surement mieux, bien que la prestation soit fidèle à ce qui était annoncé.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Only stayed here one night before going to the islands. Good hotel for this purpose. Very welcoming reception and helpful advice even though we arrived late at night. Not a brilliant area of the city but that didn't matter because we were only staying one night. Quiet room. I would recommend it as a low cost one night option.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Mexico

Excellent service of the staff

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

nice staff,very helpful and friendly. clean and quiet. our room is not small, enough for us. it's a little difficult to find the hotel.

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Turkey

For 55 Euros per day rate, Ideal Hotel gave us a fair quality. The room was small but quite clean. It was very close to the Piraeus Port, though, very far away from the city attractions. It took us to walk 20 minutes, every day, to the Subway Train Station and another 30 minutes in the train to reach to the city attractions(Plaka, Acropolis, Syntagma, Monastiraki). The information office people were quite friendly comparing to other european countries. The lady in the office helped us find the best island to travel and we appreciated that. In brief, if you want to be close to the port (with subway train you can reach to the port in 30 minutes from the city, so no need for it)Ideal Hotel is quite fair with its price/quality.

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è in prossimità del porto del Pireo e ed è dunque molto comodo per chi deve prendere un traghetto. L'arredamento è minimal ma è tutto pulito e ordinato. La zona non è il massimo, ma per una notte si può fare. Ottimo prezzo-qualità.

4.6 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

The hotel is far from the nearest train station (15 min walking). It´s next to some pubs and discos open until 7 am, so the chance to rest quietly is almost impossible.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room was basic, but very clean and quiet. The desk attendants were kind and courteous and spoke English very well. The only thing I was surprised with was an extra charge for using the phone in my room for local calls, but it did not add up to that much.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

honest 2 star hotel within walking distance of cruise ships.Hotel reception extremly helpful,beds comfortable,aircon. good.Breakfast was not to our taste,many cafe's within 100m,with better choice. Arrived very early for night after cruise, & room ready by 9.30. recommend for pre & post cruise.

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is located close to Pireas port, and as such is convenient for early morning ferry departures or late night arrivals. However, the directions from the port to the hotel as given on Venere is very misleading. The area is very dodgy at night and we walked down a few very badly lit streets to get to the hotel. We weren't the only people who got lost - the receptionist was on the phone explaining to someone else how to find the hotel when we got there. If you stay here - get a taxi to and from the port! It will probably be less than 5 euro and it's worth it! The room was clean and comfortable, but suitable for a short stay only, and as a base to catch a ferry, not to explore Athens.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Considering it is in Piraeus, reasonably quiet. Noise generated only because Greece were playing at Euro2008! For a one-night stop-over it is a good choice.

5.7 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Latvia

Price according to location. If you need find just place you can spend one night, before going to Pireaus port, it is place you need. If you are thinking about honeymoon, please forget :)

4.6 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

location is good, rhre're about 10 min. to the port area. good for a one night stay.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Good for my "one night stay"

4.9 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The single room No. 24, 6. Floor lies to the road. Therefore completely ok.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

A bit too far from the metro station and to the ferries going to most of the islands. Clean and new rooms and bathrooms. Nice staff. Ideal if you plan to get a boat the next day, not for a long stay.

7.4 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Es un hotel que está bien, está limpio, no es demasiado caro, es perfecto para pasar la noche en el Pireo.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

it's quite nice room though we spent some time to find it. It's near gate10.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

very very far away from the trainstation and Port. There are sex shops near this hotel. Not recommended to family,and young girls.

7.2 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

We've chosen this hotel because it is located near the ferry terminals. We had to catch the ferry quite early and so the hotel was perfect to spend the night. +++ We paid 60 Euros for the night, which was ok (relation between price/quality). --- The description how to get to the hotel should be better

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Latvia

The room was clean, but it was quite difficult to find the hotel. For one night stay it was ok.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

We found the Ideal real clean,confortable and in a strategic point if you have to take a ferry. We would come in Ideal again. Sara and Alessandro.

7.8 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was excellent value for the money and right next to the port, where we needed to be. Fantastic lobby and cheap beer, ideal for relaxation. A problem was that were ants in the room, but there were not enough to spoil our stay. Breakfast was not included either

6.8 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Not in a very safe/friendly area, map directions were incredibly confusing, hotel staff was not helpful, and the port exit is more than a 15 minute walk which is not so great when you have luggage. However, the price was worth it.

6.5 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Tehy allowed to use internet for free. The room was a bit noisy due to the A/C engines in of the neighbour rooms.

7.6 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

10 minutes walk from main boats to the islands, so very practical. We haven't had breakfast at the hotel. The room was tiny but well equiped, no view at all. Friendly check in, quick check out. To be recommanded on your way to the islands.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Poland

Good option for an overnight stay before taking a morning ferry to islands. Ca. 15 minutes walking distance from the ferries.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

Pretty nice hotel. And it's easy to find really quite near to the port.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The map and instructions did not really clearly explain how to walk to the hotel very well and the area north of the hotel is undesireable for walking (no decent sidewalks and somewhat disreputable) so people should only walk to the hotel on the main road and turn up a street south of the hotel to avoid this part of Notara street.

7.8 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Albania

We have stayed here on two occasions. The first time there was no noise but the second there was repair work being done nearby. This only was a minor irritant. Although it is in Piraeus it is in a quiet backstreet with regard to traffic noise. The hotel was of a good standard for it's type but probably should onlybe used for no more than a 2 or 3 days as the rooms are on the small side. 10 minutes walking distance from port, and Metro. We will use again.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Rooms are ok. Staffs are very helpful, and very welcoming. This hotel also provides free Internet connection in the lobby.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This hotel is kind of far away from everything. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the metro and the port. Also, it is in a pretty seedy area. According to the front desk, the bars on the street were quite sketchy and frequented by prostitutes and their clients. That being said, the hotel itself was very nice: quiet, clean, spacious. Our room had a HUGE patio/balcony as well as air conditioning. Although the surroundings were less than desirable, we never felt uneasy about walking from the metro to the hotel at night. Overall we were satisfied with the hotel and its proximity to the port is great if you have an early ferry to catch like we did.

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is a very basic hotel at a basic price. It is close to the ferry terminal - which is good for those early morning ferry trips to the islands. The port neighbourhood seems a little dodgey. Not sure that I would stay there if I was a single female.

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The room was small but very clean and the bathroom just renovated. The hotel has a woderful position fo who needs to travel to island from the port ( few minutes on foot) People working there nice and competent.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Excellent location for travel by taxi or walk ing depending on luggage to Piraeus port. Staff very helpful. Room & bathroom were spacious and clean. A pleasant stay.

7.7 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

L'hotel dista circa 20 minuti a piedi dalla fermata dell'x96 (proveniente dall'aereoporto) abbiamo dovuto prendere un taxi essendo con molto bagaglio. cmq l'hotel è molto tranquillo.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

Staff very friendly and helpful Breakfast not included in price Good, clean, quiet hotel

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Basic hotel, but new and of high standard. Arrived at 1.00 in the morning - no problem checking in. Excellent value for money. Breakfast was €6.00 extra. Map not accurate; entrance was in side street off Notare.

7.8 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Australia

Nicely appointed hotel, in reasonably easy walking distance from ferry departure point.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

I must say that the overall review is good. The employees were very helpful and gave some advice about how to visit the city and the possible problems that I might have arisen.... The city of Pireas isn't great in itself, but it's quite colorful. If I were to return to Athens I'd probably book a room again. The only drawback is that it takes about 40 mins by bus to go to center city....but at the same time, you get to see the real greeks :)

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

Great location even though it is on a side street -- easy access to both busiers areas of the city. Extremely helpful staff.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Greece

2.7
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Bulgaria

6.9 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

0.3
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

7.6 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Portugal

7.3 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Iran

7.2 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.5 Fair
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

7.0 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

6.4 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

7.9 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

7.9 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

6.5 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

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4.6 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

5.8 Ordinary
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Austria

7.6 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

4.3 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.2 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

6.9 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 31-room Hotel Ideal. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 26-inch LCD televisions. Corporate travelers visiting the Piraeus area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as phones.

Bathrooms are outfitted with showers. Refrigerators and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

How to reach Hotel Ideal

By airplane
All major airlines fly directly to Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos international airport, located about 30 km away from Piraeus.
Upon leaving the airport, follow Attica avenue. On your right you will see the indications to Vari. Follow this direction and when you reach the junction with the Akti Poseidonos coastal road, at Voula area, turn right. Pass Voula, Glyfada, the old airport, Paleo Faliro and Neo Faliro stadium & sport complex. Turn left and follow the indications to Piraeus city centre.
From the airport you can take the express bus E-96 and get off at the Piraeus port bus station in Karaskaki square. The bus ride takes about 90 minutes. From there follow the street along the port, with the sea on your right, until you reach St. Nicolas church. At the traffic light turn left and go two blocks to Notara street. After 30 metres you will see the hotel in front of you.

By boat
The port of Piraeus is located only 100 metres away fron the hotel. As you exit the harbour turn right and proceed until you reach St. Nicolas church. At this point, at the traffic light, turn left and go two blocks to Notara street. After 30 metres you will see the hotel in front of you.

Distances from Hotel Ideal

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hellenic Maritime Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Port of Piraeus - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Piraeus Flea Market - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Mikrolimano - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Karaiskaki Stadium - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Peace and Friendship Stadium - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex - 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Museum Ship Averof - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
Flisvos Marina - 4 km / 2.5 mi
Faliro Arena - 4.5 km / 2.8 mi
Allou Fun Park - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Eugenides Foundation - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Athens Planetarium - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Rea Maternity Hospital - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Ideal is Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) - 26.8 km / 16.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.