We have just returned from a 7 night stay in Athens. We booked the Plaka through BA. Arrived at 3.30 in the morning but the night porter knew who we were, was expecting us and we got through the formalities in record time. The rooms were compact but there was enough space for three beds. The bathroom was small but perfectly proportioned with a huge shower that is possibly the most powerful I have ever come across - stand under it for too long you went numb! The floors were wood, the rooms clean and freshly decorated (we were on the first floor) and the standard of cleanliness very high. Breakfast was comprehensive, everything from scrambled egg and bacon to traditional Greek with toast, cake, fruit, decent tea and coffee. A nice touch was the free tea and coffee and biscuits all through the day. The roof terrace is the hotel's crowning glory. It is open all day but at 5pm a small bar opens. You can have a drink and sit on the sofas looking up at the Acropolis, (side on view so you really can see it properly) which seems so close you can reach out and touch it. It's lit up beautifully at night although in April the evenings are a bit chilly for sitting around on the roof. The hotel is slap bang in the middle of the old town. Within a five minute walk are hundreds of restaurants and shops. There is no lack of something to do in the evening. We went to a different restaurant every evening and had some fabulous food, especially the Greek salad which was divine. It's about a 20 minute stroll to the Acropolis entry and a lot of the archaeological attractions are also within walking distance. We give the hotel and the restaurants in the vicinity five stars. Everyone was so friendly, the streets were clean, nothing was too much trouble and Greece's troubles were not in evidence. Thoroughly recommend the Plaka and we feel we are usually quite hard to please.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Most central hotel situated in Plaka district. Strategically located for visiting all main archaeological interests especially the Acropolis and new Acropolis museum, as well as Ancient Agora, Parliament, first Olympic stadium, Benaki museum, Cycladic museum, National garden. Two streets only away from metro station Monastiraki, with direct line from the airport and the port of Piraeus. 50m from the main shopping street Ermou and Plaka touristic shopping area with taverns and bars. Splendid view of the Acropolis from roof terrace not to be missed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athens Hotel Plaka
- Plaka Hotel Athens