I was there 2 times in 4 months. You must to know that Athena Palace consists of at least 2 buldings 50 meters from reception. Conditions are spartans, but I did'nt expect more for money. The second time I was even impressed. Only thing that makes me angry (not in Athena, but in England) are bathrooms. Small bathroom, difficult to take a proper level of hot or cold water in bath cabine... and the worst: 2 taps - one for hot and second for cold water. Choose if you want to be freezed or burned. Cleaning teeth or shaving is piece of art. Survival art :) But finally I was't disappointed and I recommend this hotel. Good value for money, nice and friendly reception staff.