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“Wonderful staff, sensational rooftop”
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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #12 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Sydney
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176 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Wonderful staff, sensational rooftop”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is not a high end hotel, but it's great. Wonderful location, amazingly helpful staff, sensational views from rooftop bar. Rooms are not grand, but comfortable. There is also great hairdresser next door, and little grocery store that sells everything.

Room Tip: Ask for one facing Acropolis, but if you're not lucky don't worry, view from roof is sensati...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MrsWaterhouse
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear MrsWaterhouse,

It is most rewarding to know that you were happy with everything about your stay, from the "wonderful location", "sensational view",but most importantly I am delighted that you were impressed with our services and staff. Thank you for staying with us.
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Fowey, England, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

The location of this hotel is ideal - near the Metro, near all the small shops , bars and restaurants, and near the big shops too if you want them as well. The views to the Acropolis and across Athens from the rooftop are stunning, and the rooms (and shower) were very well appointed and comfortable.
The staff couldn't be more helpful. OK Athens is over-run with tourists and as a result English is spoken everywhere - so if you want the authentic Greek experience - don't visit Athens.

The breakfast buffet is great - with all day free coffee-

One tip - if you're going to do the Parthenon - go at 8 am to get ahead of the horrendous crowds , and you may get the sight of the army guard troop raising the huge Greek flag, and singing their National Anthem.

Room Tip: If you can get a room with a view of the Acropolis , great - but if not - go up to the roof and lou...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Neil H
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Neil H,

Our team is thrilled to know that their efforts is appreciated and raved on TA.
We are glad to read that you found in our hotel exactly" what you needed. The bathrooms were renovated last year as well as the beds. As for the breakfast let me add for other TA readers, that we are offering more than 50 items freshly prepared daily and that we have also early morning departure breakfast. The experience of the early visit of the Acropolis is indeed an experience.
Thank you for the tips to other clients. Hope to see you again on a stop over to Athens.
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Sevilla
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I would describe the rooms as 'cheap and cheerful'. Very basic linens, 'dorm-style' beds (ie: not the most comfortable.) Shower was great, though. What would make me stay here again was the EXCELLENT service, the fantastic rooftop deck, the stellar location, and a great, full (and hot) breakfast included in the rate. This is definitely not a luxury hotel (3 stars is pushing it), but the staff, location, deck and breakfast make it a spot I'd stay in again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank elbrescia
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Eleberscia,

Your brilliant review is incredibly motivating for us and our team and we are very grateful the you took time to write about us. Our family run hotel takes care of our clients as being our guests. I am glad you pointed out that we are a 3 star but we managed to gain a 5 score from you. We look forward welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful small boutique hotel in the heart of The Plaka. The view from our room was incredible looking straight out at the Acropolis just stunning. Close to wonderful ancient sites, great restaurants, etc. Breakfast was great too - look no further for accommodation Athens at a very reasonable cost .

  • Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank KMO33
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear KMO33,

We all thank you for endorsing Plaka Hotel on Tripadvisor. We appreciate you underlining the wonderful location of the hotel with "stunning" view at a good rate. Thank you again and hope you will stay with us again. Best regards
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Very nicely located in the plaka. We were able to walk to markets, restaurants & sight see.
The rooms are small but clean and we'll maintained.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived they brought a small bottle of wine to the room to welcome us.
Do not miss the roof top patio. The views are incredible and it's very enjoyable to sit and watch the sun set. They have a bartender on the roof so you can also enjoy a cocktail!
Breakfast was great. Lots of choices both hot & cold.
We would stay again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Pink_bootz
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear Pink_bootz,

Thank you so much for the high praise of our hotel and your positive comments for our "great" breakfast, "friendly" staff, cleanliness and of course the "incredible" view. I am sure the sun set is a memory that you will keep for long, but I mostly hope that you will stay with us again. Kind regards
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Reno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Best hotel, the breakfast was delicious, even had bacon every other day! Hugh selection, even had baklava and dessert.
Our room was a deluxe twin with balcony since I was traveling with my son. It was beautiful
Clean , large and had an excellent bathroom. Plenty of closet space and outlets
For charging. Also a desk/ dressing table with stool and mirror plus hair dryer to sit
And put on your makeup or do your hair. They have coffee-latte machine going all
Day and you could stop and get one plus pitchers of iced water and cucumber
Water that was so refreshing. On our first morning Eva from the hotel went around
The breakfast room and came over and ask how long we where staying and if
We had a plan for our time and she sat down and helped up plan our days give us
Prices for things set up tours and give us directions on the metro, etc. the staff
Was great and even the maid was helpful giving us extra bath floor matts.
The best part of coarse as you can tell from the pictures, is the incredible roof top
Bar and deck with a view of the Acropolis . We went up there every night for 7 nights
And watched the sunset had a coffee or a beer or wine or brought our own. Visited with people in
Comfortable wicker chair and couches and watched the acropolis light up. The
Hotel is right next door to a little grocery store and our room had a a safe and a mini fridge
So we went and stocked up our mini fridge with drinks and snacks which was so
Handy even got an ice bucket from the rooftop bar full of ice every couple of days
And kept ice in,our fridge. Over all a really wonderful experience. Shopping right out
The door. Also flat rate on cabs of $35 euros from the hotel to the airport. Ps I didn't mean
To mark terrible on children and pool I just meant to mark n/a as neither applied to
Us and the hotel has no pool. The wifi worked great everyday. The only negative is
One small elevator, but we just took the stairs except when we had luggage. Super clean
Comfy beds. I would stay here again and again.

Room Tip: We upgraded to a deluxe room with balcony, it was a great, Large and beautiful room and very quite...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank dptolle
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear dptolle,

We are very proud to have added to the enjoyment of your stay in Athens. Your comments, photos and high score. are very valuable and we thank you for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor
We certainly hope that you will from now on feel Plaka hotel as being your home away from home; We wish to see you again and again.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Plaka Hotel 3 times now, in 2005, 2009, and 2014. We obviously returned the last two times because we found this to be the perfect hotel to stay at in the heart of old Athens. We reserved a room with a view of the Acropolis and would have stayed at the hotel for the view from our room in itself. As others note, though, there are also great views from the rooftop with comfortable seats. Our room was in great shape, updated since our visit in 2009, and more than large enough for the two of us, and most comfortable. The breakfast was also very good, especially for my wife, who has dietary restrictions and so needs more than the carbohydrate-based fare included in most hotel breakfasts. The hotel offers coffee, cookies and the like during the day, which we found to be a useful respite between forays out into the city. Finally, the staff was friendly and helpful as well. We love this hotel, and can't wait for another opportunity to visit Athens and stay at the Plaka. it's the perfect place to experience the best part of Athens!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank James H
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Dear James H,

Earning recommendation in such an explicit way, on practically every aspect from a repeated client justifies our efforts and our vision of what we want our hotel to communicate to our guests. We are so glad you liked the renovation done a year n a half ago to all bathrooms and the decoration. We all send you our best regards and can't wait to see you again the soonest possible.
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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 Family Hotel in Athens
#10 Romantic 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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