Location is always the most important factor for me, especially when you have to depend on walking or public transportation. The Plaka Hotel is right in the Plaka, where you can shop or eat in wonderful tavernas. It is walking distance to the Acropolis, and a trolley bus ride to the National Archaeological Museum. There is a very nice, large Internet cafe one block away with Internet access for 3 euros an hour.
Our room had a view of the Acropolis, which is illuminated at night. The room was small, as was the bathroom. The room and furniture is old and tired, but it was clean. The toilet flushing mechanism was broken so we had to remove the lid and reach in to flush. They kept promising to fix it "tomorrow", but they never did. (Only a minor inconvenience.)
The air conditioner did not work in either of the two rooms we had, and the heat was stifling.
Front desk service was good, the staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet was good, and there is a roof top bar with a splendid view, but drinks are expensive.
- 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