For our very first trip to Greece, and of course our first visit to Athens too, we wanted a great start. We booked a hotel called Somewhere for our first night in Athens. Somewhere is located in the south of the city, 30 minutes from downtown, but close to the beach. The internet reviews made it obvious that it would be a great place to stay.
After a 4-hour flight from London to Athens and queuing for more than a half an hour at passport control, we didn’t want to wait for a taxi or even worse try to find a way to get to our accommodation.
Somewhere hotel made it easy for us. Before our trip, we sent our flights details and the hotel arranged the transport.
We found the hotel’s driver at the airport gate, he spoke English fluently and he was not only a good driver but also a great tour guide. He gave us some information about the city and the area we were staying at on the way to the hotel.
As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the staff members and one of them showed us our room and its features.
The room was very spacious and modern, the kind of room I like the most. A bottle of wine and some fruit were on the table as a welcome gift. We opened the wine and went outside to enjoy the view of the pool from our cute balcony.
The room, unlike many hotel rooms, was very bright due to its big windows. We didn’t need to turn on any light during the day and I managed to write and do some work in the room. We also didn’t have issues when we went to bed, there were electric blinds and blackout curtains to make the room dark enough to relax or sleep.
We had a good sleep since the bed was a king size with a very comfortable mattress.
I also didn’t need to take out my mobile charger, since the room provides wireless chargers on the bedside tables.
The bathroom was huge with a walk-in shower and a big basin. Apart from all the usual hotel toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, mouthwash, a face wash liquid and a high power hair dryer were provided.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t a sunny and warm day to swim, but the swimming pool area was really pretty and peaceful to miss the opportunity. We headed down to the pool and took some photos, even though we didn’t swim we still enjoyed our time there.