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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #13 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Athens
1 review
“back again and again”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

we are coming back to the Plaka Hotel over and over again. We love the Plaka-area, the outdoor restaurants, the proximity of everything, the service and the prices.
Richard Jaqua M.D.
Ursula Jaqua-Lanz

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear Ursula and Richard
We cannot thank you enough for your loyalty. Truly your review is everything that we could hope for. We take pride in our service and the amenities that we offer and we are so very glad when we hear that you enjoyed it once again. We are looking forward to your next visit.
Best wishes.
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our 2 night stay here. Small rooms but great service. Coffee all day till 530 pm. Very good breakfast buffet. And best of all easy walking distance to the. Acropolis sites. Good shopping all around and a multitude of restaurant and cafés....too many to try them all.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear K G
Thank you for choosing our hotel. We are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations and thank you for your kind comments and your recommendation.
Best regards.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

For more than 10 years we have found our favorite lodging in Athens has been the Plaka Hotel. Usually twice annually, we are welcomed back to the hotel to enjoy the many benefits of staying there. It begins with the friendly greetings from the staff, the comfortable accommodations, all-day free coffee and ice water in the dining room, the gorgeous roof-top Acropolis views, easy and short walking access to the Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods for shopping, dining and the many nearby historic sites.

Walking home in the evening, through the quiet streets after a delicious dinner, it's nice to look forward to the rooftop sofas and bar for a chance to just sit and quietly enjoy being in Athens. After a comfortable sleep, morning finds us in the breakfast room for a choice of coffees and some typical (and fresh) Greek pastries and produce along with egg and meat dishes for your selection. Often you will find a staff person stopping at your table to ask if you need directions for your day's adventure and if everything is satisfactory for your stay. And don't worry, because she speaks many languages – six at my last count!

In an earlier review of the Plaka Hotel, I said that coming back to the Plaka was like coming home again...it is even more true today as we look forward to returning in both August and again in September 2014.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear SteveG38
I consider myself to be very lucky indeed, to be able to get to know to such lovely guests as yourself. It is experiences like yours that affirm everything we truly believe in. Thank you so very much for your lovely comments. We can't wait for your return! Our love to Deborah!
Best wishes.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

This hotel was fantastic. Great location...within walking distance to the Acropolis, many wonderful restaurants, and public transportation to and from the airport (Syntagma Square - X95 bus). A delicious breakfast buffet was included each morning and coffee/tea was available all afternoon. Lovely rooftop patio provided amazing views of the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear Nancy F
Nothing could please us more than exceeding your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to the next time we can welcome you to Plaka Hotel.
Best wishes.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

I have just come back from 3 days at the Plaka Hotel, my boyfriend booked this as a surprise trip for my 50th birthday. What a fantastic hotel, I would definitely recommend staying here. The hotel is situated between two metro stations, one in Parliament Square and the other just by the flea market, and both are about a 5 minute walk away from the hotel which is right in the heart of the old town. The main shopping street is one street over and the flea market is also only a street away. We stayed in room 211 which had an amazing view of the Acropolis. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The walkin shower was fantastic. The bed was extremely roomy and very comfortable with fabulous pillows. The TV had CNN news but not any other English channels but you don't go on holiday to watch TV after all. The free wi fi was a bonus. Breakfast was plentiful with scrambled eggs, beans, bacon plus a variety of cold ham and cheese, with plenty of bread for toast and cakes/croissants. All the staff at the hotel are extremely pleasant and very knowledgable about the area and visitor attractions. There is a roof terrace with chairs and sunloungers but the bar is closed for the winter season, but the views are spectacular. There is free tea and coffee available in the restaurant throughout the day until 5 pm. On our last day we checked out and left our bags in reception until it was time to go to the airport. I have to say that this was the quietest hotel that I have stayed in as far as neighbouring rooms - we didn't hear any noise coming from the other rooms at all even though there seemed to be a lot of people staying at the hotel, so this was a very pleasant surprise.

Athens is a fabulous city for a short break. We walked up to the Acropolis through the old town which only took about half an hour. You can get a 12 Euro pass which gives you entry to 4 different attractions. We also went on the funicular railway to the top of the hill (every half hour) which again had spectacular views, there is a restaurant/bar up there. We also went on one of the mini trains which takes you around the different sights which was 5 Euros each I think. On Sunday morning we went to Parliament Square to see the changing of the guards which was a great sight, then we visited the famous flea market - we couldn't believe how many stalls there were there - good fun to have a look around. Just nearby is the main restaurant street with loads of bars and restaurants, it had a great feel good factor there, very busy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday both during the day and the evening.

We also got the tram to the coast to Voulos and then onto Piraeus. The tram is quite slow as it goes around the houses but it was an interesting journey and we got the metro back from Piraeus which was a lot quicker. You can buy a 4 Euro ticket which you can then use all day on any bus, tram or metro - so great value.

Weather was warm and sunny the whole time which was an added bonus.

So all in all we had a fantastic time and I would definitely recommend this hotel and the city of Athens for a short break.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear suzanne2246
Thank you for choosing our hotel for such a special occasion, we loved sharing your celebration with you. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate you taking the time to share your detail review, something that will be so helpful for other guests. We look forward to the next time we can welcome you to Plaka Hotel.
Best wishes.
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FAMAGUSTA
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed at the Plaka hotel Athens for 2 nights,the room was very clean and comfortable, its in the right spot in the old Plaka district so near to the sights and the Acropolis a 15 min walk, restaurants very close. For breakfast there is a good choice and plenty of it . Tea and coffee is available until 5.30pm each day free of charge.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear KILGERRAN
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed reading about your experience and thank you for the kind comments.
Best regards.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

I stayed for 12 nights. The location can not be beat. Close to everything, Easy walk to all attractions and sites. Great market right next door. Good breakfast and wonderful view of the Acropolis from the rooftop. The maid on the 3rd floor was phenomenal ( I had to give her a tip). My only complaints are the shower which is kind of hard with the handheld shower head which gets water all over the place and the bathroom noises from the next room ( you could hear everything) Wifi was up and down but tolerable and the tv channels are minimal. Overall good stay though

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Dear eazyeh
I would like to thank you for having taken the time to write a review on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to our Hotel and also for your lovely uploaded pictures!! We appreciate your feedback as it is beneficial in our quest to delight and satisfy our guest by continually striving to be better. Please rest assured that your comments have been noted and taken seriously in order to impove.
We do hope to welcome you back to Athens!
Best regards.
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Property: Plaka Hotel
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:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#16 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaka Hotel 3*
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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