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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #10 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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“Excellent service and location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

After reading many positive reviews on here this hotel did not disappoint. For a three star hotel, service was exceptional to a five star standard. The hotel was located in the best area accessible to the acropolis, markets and all other wonderful things of Athens. I had a standard double room with views of the acropolis. It was a nice room, reasonable space, very comfortable and clean. The staff were willing to accommodate my early check and ensured my stay was excellent. The rooftop bar is worthy a mention for the beautiful night views of he Acropolis. I will definitely be back at this hotel next time I'm in Athens.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear JKayeee,
There is no better compliment than Plaka Hotel to be compared to a 5 star hotel's service!
Our staff always tries to offer among others what you experienced :"an early check in", and an "excellent stay" over all .
Thank you for your promise of returning. We will be thrilled to welcome you back.
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Arriving well before check-in time we got a brilliant reception at the front desk and were invited to go to the breakfast room for coffee, etc until our room was ready.

Room 511 has fantastic views of the Acropolis and well worth the extra. We found the room modern and of more than adequate size with good shower facilities.

Breakfast should suit all tastes and the view from the roof top bar is a must with marvellous views around the city.

Staff were always helpful and the hotel is well located for the various sights. Suspect it would not be easy arriving in your own car.

Only downside is the very small lift but I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Please bear in mind we had s superior room/. 511 highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 511 for views and size.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear JOHN7107
We are very proud to have earned your “high” recommendation. Thank you. for sharing with the rest of the TripAdvisor community your "First Class " experience at the Plaka hotel. We all send you our best regards and hope seeing you again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the Plaka Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views from the roof top alone are worth the stay. The hotel is literally in the heart of Plaka with great shopping around. The rooms was large, clean and comfortable. I would certainly recommend to stay at the Plaka Hotel.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Fiona W,

I would like to thank you personally for your kind recommendation to others and for sharing your lovely feedback following your stay with us. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the location with great shopping on Ermou street, which is only one street away from our front door. The experience from our roof terrace of the Acropolis is as you mentioned really worth it!
Thank you again
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel is probably pretty typical of hotels in Athens - small room, we did have a nice view of the Acropolis and Parthenon though. Bathroom was pretty small too but everything looked relatively updated. You get a free bottle of wine with fruits and danishes at check-in, that was pretty nice. Great location - right in the middle of the Plaka, which is super touristy. We were only in Athens for 1 night so we didn't want to waste time going back and forth from the hotel to the ruins, so we just stayed in the middle of it. Athens overall (nothing to do with this hotel) is very dirty and grimy, you don't need more than 1 day to see the sites IMO. (And this is coming from someone who is from Baltimore and lives right outside of DC now.) We didn't get a chance to make it to the rooftop bar, I really wish we had. Pleased with our stay here overall.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Christine D,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sure that if you have the chance to stop over again in Athens, there will be plenty of other interesting museums and sites to visit. It will be a real pleasure for us to host you in our hotel and that you will have the time to relax on our roof terrace with "exceptional" view of the Acropolis.
With kind regards.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Location is excellent. You can go by foot to major attractions. Rooms are small, but clean and confortable. Breakfast is nice. The rooftop view is amazing! You can't miss it! Sometimes we had to wait a lot for the elevator.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear CarolCoredeiro,
Thank you very much for your review and for submitting this wonderful picture!
As for your comment on our room size please note that we also offer "superior" rooms which are of bigger size than the standard and with balcony.
Hope to see you again on a future trip to Athens
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

It is an unforgettable experience when you first walk to the rooftop open bar/terrace at The Plaka and gaze up at the Acropolis!It was one of our most enjoyable memories of Atehns - sitting on the roof every night, having a beer/wine, and just staring at The Acropolis.
The hotel itself is very nice - very clean, helpful reception staff, nice choices for breakfast.
The rooms are slightly to the small side, sowe were glad to have interconnecting rooms for the four of us.
The hotel is really well located - a short walk and you're in the middle of the Plaka region and flea market, and we also walked to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeuss, and first Olympic Stadium, amongst other things.
If returning to Athens we would look no further than the Plaka Hotel - a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Antony L,
I am glad to read that one of the "most enjoyable memories" of Athens is from our hotel's roof bar. Our family rooms are not very large, but they offer two bathrooms which is not common. As you experienced our primary concern is on cleanliness, customer service and a rich breakfast of very good quality. We thank you again and really hope you will come back with your family.
Best regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Central location, nice and clean rooms and bathroom. But do not ask for a superior room to have a unique sight on the Partenone: the only way to see it is to climb up the stairs and reach the 24h open terrace on the 6th floor. Simply unforgettable!

Room Tip: quiet rooms in the upper floors
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank enrica z
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Dear Enrica Z,
I am so glad to read that you returned home with an "unforgettable" memory of the panorama View of the Acropolis from our roof terrace. Thank you for your night beautiful photo!
Con i migliori saluti
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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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