The Anthony Quinn Suite @ Alice Inn Athens
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||25 square meters|
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|Theme||Budget, Luxury, Romantic, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
Welcome to Alice Inn, our cosy micro-boutique bnb concept.
Alice Inn currently has two private apartments available for short or long term rental. See our other listing too!
This apartment is on the first floor of a renovated neoclassical townhouse, and includes free use of the main sitting and dining rooms. You can enjoy the books and gramophone, and meet the other guests if you wish.
The apartment consists of a main bedroom (with double bed) , bathroom and a small side room that can easily be used as an extra bedroom (fold out bed), office or dressing room.
There is a small tea cupboard in the hallway, with coffee an...Read more
The Anthony Quinn Suite @ Alice Inn Athens
Athens, Mainland & the Saronic Islands, Greece
Additional Location Information
We are located on a quiet little street, very close to Syntagma square and the Acropolis (less than 5 minutes by foot).
The neighborhood is Plaka, the most charming quarter of central Athens, full of historic monuments, shops, cafes and restaurants. These include the Acropolis Museum, monument of Lysicratous, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Library, to name but a few...
It is easy to get around Athens from here, either by foot or using the nearby metro and bus system. Coming direct from the airport takes less than 1 hour door to door, and you can get to/from Pireaus port in even less time.
Location Type City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$78 - $104||$78 - $110||$498 - $582||$1,229 - $1,941||1 night|
|Apr. 1 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013
|All Other Dates||$78||$78||$498||$1,229||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $13 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Allan & Eva Backström Linnér
Great place, generous owner/host!
Spacious studios, all different, all in simpel and in good taste. We immediately felt at home, it's the kind of place you could stay at for weeks.
The location in Plaka, the old part of athens is excellent. Acropolis and the fantastic acropolis Museum are only a fifteen minute walk away. If you're in for some shopping you'll find antiquities, junk, shoes and elegant clothes only minutes away. That also goes for buses and the subway.
This part of athens has a nice atmosphere, the style of the buildings is old and traditional, everywhere you'll find charming and inexpensive restaurants.
Alice Inn is an excellent starting point and the best possible place to return to.
A perfect retreat in the city centre
The alice Inn provides a perfect retreat in the centre of athens, the host was incredibly helpful and went out of his way to make my stay 'stress free' the rooms we clean and tidy and the shower was hot hot. I will have a regular need to visit athens in the future and if I'm lucky enough to get a room at the alice, I'll certainly be staying again.
Brooklyn, New York
Both alice and Zorba would be honored to stay here
I'm tempted to make some kind of hallucinogen analogy about opening the door to alice Inn athens and falling down a rabbit hole only to emerge several days later with a smile and fuzzy memory of Tom Petty and Cheshire cats. But the rabbit hole metaphor is probably more suitable for athens itself - a wonderful city, at once chaotic and ethereally beautiful. The trauma its currently enduring - some of it self-made, most of it the effects of global capitalism - aren't reasons to stay away. Athens is struggling, but very much alive.
A few facts about alice inn athens:
1. The building is gorgeous. An old townhouse in a city that the last half-century didn't treat well architecturally. Aesthetically it's a rare find.
2. While there I didn't encounter any psychedelic drugs nor copies of alice in Wonderland (though I'm sure he has some. Alice's, not drugs, of course!) but I did find a very well curated collection of literature in English, French and Greek. I hear there are more books and languages to come. Not only an inn, but a library/bookstore as well!
3. Clean, minimalist and modern, the Quinn Suite has none of the sterility I usually associate with those words. The night stands are made of old encyclopedias, the alarm clock is ancient, brown and bigger than my laptop and the wall art includes an aubrey Beardsley print and a still from Godard's Pierrot le Fou.
4. The breakfast part of this B&B; is taken very seriously. John the proprietor is a wonderful cook and baker. Fresh squeezed orange juice, good strong coffee and a slice of his homemade spice cake or freshly baked bread is a fine way to start any day.
Ok, I've figured out the analogy. Athens is the wonderland and alice Inn athens is the perfect reprieve/sanctuary from the delightful madness of that wonderland. Highly recommended!
Le paradis en attique
John est un hôte sympa, disponible et qui plus est excellent cuisinier. L'hotêl est très propre est très bien décoré, spacieux et agréable. La soirée sur le toit avec vue sur l'acropole restera inoubliable. En bref, courez-y!
What more could you possibly ask for?
We have stayed at this very charming micro-boutique-bnb for a week over new year's and were absolutely thrilled about it. First of all, the location is simply perfect. The quiet street at the foot of the acropolis, in the very lively Plaka area in the historic centre allow you to discover a lot of the city by foot. In case you wish to go a bit further, there are two metro stations within five walking minutes and taxis waiting for you at the corner of the street. The place itself is very tastefully arranged - John, the owner, is an architect after all - and offers a couple of really beautiful rooms as well as a common dining and living room. The scale of the house is quite grand, yet you feel immediately at home. What really makes this place unique, however, is John, the host. He has a rare talent of treating his guests in a very accommodating and personal, yet very professional way. His cultural background and knowledge of the city of athens are incredible and always at your disposal. And on top of that, he is a very gifted cook: He prepared a delicious breakfast for all his guests in the early afternoon of new year's day. What more could you possibly ask for?