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“Great location with all you could need.”
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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #10 of 281 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We had a one night stopover in Athens and decided against an airport hotel, choosing the Plaka Hotel instead. It was definitely the right choice! The set fee of €35 from the airport to central Athens was money well spent to enjoy one evening in the heart of everything "Athens". In fact, the hotel is doing everything they can to make themselves the "headquarters" of choice for the discerning traveller in Athens. The breakfast room is open all day for free coffee and tea etc should you need a respite from Athens for a second. The rooms are comfortable with double glazing which means you are right in the thick of it but once the window is closed you get the peace you need. The bathroom is modern and has all you need as per the usual bathroom fare, and the breakfast is good, solid dependable standard hotel breakfast menu. One nice touch is a "guest relations manager" that will come to you at brekky and make sure everything is ok and will give you any directions and assistance you may need for tours directions etc. all very nice and comforting to have all this at your disposal as a guest.

But then there is the view from the rooftop bar. Gosh what can I say except "go there". My wife and I trod Athens and found a trendy expensive bar with the same view but crowded with kids all being trendy and everything shoulder to shoulder. Our bar was relaxed and with just guests there you can enjoy the best view of the acropolis in Athens without the doof-doof, nor the price tag.

And of course, being in the Plaka it is close to everything including the Athens Market and Syntagma Square, as well as Ermou Stet if the trendy shopping is what you seek. Or a cheap knock-off from the market, what ever, it's all outside your door.

An effort such as this needs praise. They want people to think of their hotel as their home in Athens and are taking the trouble to make it happen. I think it's great and needs to be encouraged.

In short, not the "Ritz" but a clean, comfortable, well located and friendly place with an excellent rooftop bar with a view no other hotel can best!

Room Tip: You will have to ask for an acropolis view room as I reckon they are at a premium.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Dear EljayAdelaide,
Thank you very much for such a glowing review and high rates! It is a great knowing that our hotel was just what you expected and you took advantage of our hotel's central location. Your amazing compliments on our guest service, and your lovely observations of the city are most appreciated. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Plaka Hotel is very well located in the Plaka district, close to public transit, near good restaurants and bars and very convenient for sight seeing in Athens. The price was reasonable, especially compared to the pricey hotels in Athens.

The quality of the rooms was ok but small. They were clean and comfortable but dated.

The breakfast was good as well.

An acropolis view room was worth the extra euros but the best view is the rooftop bar and was a not to be missed view.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Dear CharlesThor,
Our location is indeed very central and near to all interesting attractions,cafes,restaurants and Ermou shopping street. Concerning the room size, should you decide to come back please check on our superior rooms which are bigger on size. Thank you for your wonderful review!
Best regards

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Right in the heart of Plaka, a view of the Parthenon you can enjoy with a beer (you'll pay double for the same thing, but arguably a worse view, at the Royal Olympian, where I was doing business). Clean rooms, efficient staff, friendly clerks, in the middle of Plaka and in walking distance to major sites, transport areas (Syntagma Square and Acropoli metro), and a good base for wandering Athens in general. Decent breakfast. Woke up to two protest marches, but that's not the hotel's fault:) Wish the windows would have been open-able. Enjoyable stay - I definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank R M
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Dear R M,
Thank you for your review and recommendation on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased we were able to make your stay perfect, and appreciate you choosing us for your stay on business. We hope to welcome you back one day soon!
Best regards

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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

Very good hotel. Great location at the Acropolis. Nice rooms and very comfortable beds. Pleasant and helpful staff. However, there is a big problem, WiFi does not work on the rooms that we have tested. So if you want to have WIFI in the room, choose a different hotel.

Thank Battal22
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2013

Dear Battal22
I am glad we matched your expectations concerning location,service,comfort. In general our WiFi
is working pretty well,especially,in the common areas but as a Greek you know in many times the provider may be the reason of similar problems. I really hope that we will have the opportunity to host you again and get a better review from you.
Best regards

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

I stayed here in october for 1 week. It has a fantastic location near many of the main attractions. It is a busy area but the hotel was quiet inside. My room had a view of the Acropolis which I could see from my bed! The hotel is clean and friendly. The breakfast buffet is extensive. Service is prompt ranging from checking or making bookings, answering questions and arranging laundry, organizing transport.
You will not make the wrong decision if you stay at the Plaka, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: ask for the room with an acropolis view - it is a smaller room probably best for solo travellers
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank christine k
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear Guest,
We are extremely happy to have earned your high rating on TripAdvisor. Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for mentioning the central location, service and comfort of the Acropolis view room. Hope to see you in a future trip to Athens.
Warm regards

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

I was one of a group of 16 who travelled (from Australia) to Athens to participate in the Athens Classic Marathon (Nov 13). We were all very comfortable at The Plaka and were very well looked after.. The location is great, very close to many cafes and restaurants and all the major historical sights. Nothing was too much trouble for the hotel staff and they made sure that there was plenty of choice for breakfast early on the morning of the run. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Pameth
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear Guest,
It was our pleasure to have been able to fulfill your requests and exceed expectations. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for recommending us to everyone! We look forward to see you in the next Marathon race.
Best regards to you and the rest of the group!

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed at the Plaka hotel for 2 nights in October 2013. The hotel was clean, our rooms were modern and nice, breakfast was really nice- choices of both greek food and english or american food were offered. They keep the breakfast room open all day for complimentary tea, coffee, lemon water and cookies- which was a nice touch and much appreciated. Wifi worked fine for us too. The view from the roof deck was to say the least spectacular! The desk staff was always ready to help when we needed anything. Now for the management, 2 weeks after our 2 night stay, I flew home and left my laptop at the Athens airport...security had it but I needed someone in Athens to pick it up and ship it for me. Dorina the manager was INCREDIBLY kind and gracious. She drove to the airport, got my computer, shipped it DHL and would not charge me a penny for this huge favor. Now that takes a special person and I am forever grateful to her, stay at the Plaka hotel , you will be well cared for by caring people.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 7, Kapnikareas street and corner of Mitropoleos | Plaka / Acropolis / Syntagma / Monastiraki, Athens 105 56, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Athens
#7 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#9 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#11 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range: £62 - £243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Plaka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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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