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Royal Olympic Hotel
Ranked #59 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“everything was nice”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Athens was part of our honeymoon. We went there for athens classic marathon and for honeymoon. We stayed at this hotel for 2 days.
This hotel its so easy to find. we had a best room view.
Breakfast was great and had a best view too ( Acropolis view.)
But the staff was a bit snob we don't know why.
We booked for smoking room, apparently they don't have smoking room, but they didn't inform us.
So after checked out , we realize they charge us for smoking in room 100 euro a day. So we paid 200 euro for 2 days.
Little bit disappointed because they don't inform us about the smoking rules when we checked in.
overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

The hotel is well located, but looks like faded glory in many places. Our friends had a panorama room, which came with a great view. Our room was more standard, tucked away into one of the wings of the hotel. We had to traverse innumerable corridors and hunt down elevators to find out way.

The room was comfortable enough, perhaps a bit below a 5* expectation. The TV remote did not work and the time set on the TV was still enjoying the summer. The screen was nicely framed as a picture, which was quite novel.

No doormen (OK, it was off-season, winter and a bit cold, but for a 5* property, some really strange reasons!), and skeletal staff - perhaps the season had something to do with this.

The breakfast on the 7th floor was great.

The hotel staff was perhaps the downer - during the rest of our holiday (Mykonos, Santorini and other places we visited) we had people, hotel & restaurant staff eager to please, smiling away - here, they were reserved and looked a bit snooty. Polite, but just a bit stiff. Not terribly helpful unless you pushed your point.

Overall, an OK experience.

Room Tip: Try a room with a view of the Temple of Zeus (a bit expensive)
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Stayed twice in 2013, impressive hotel lobby but signs of faded grandeur elsewhere and probably not a true 5 star by international standards.
Rooms are impressive in a grand style (heavy curtains etc) but bathrooms are end of life dated. Rooms facing internally over the pool, whilst not enjoying the city view will pay you back for respite from the traffic on the road side of the hotel where the bus stops and traffic lights create noise from buses and motor bikes (lots of those!) stopping and starting.
I was not able to sample the pool due to late opening and early closing so tried the gym, which is actually accessed by walking outside, round the corner and through an anonymous steel door. As I was the only user I was given the key, the equipment is state of the ark and there are obvious security and other risks, so this was a one off.
The location is fabulous and breakfast with views to the Acropolis, standing against a clear blue sky take a lot of beating anywhere in the world. A five minute walk takes you into the Plaka area and if you arrive by air, 8 euros on the metro delivers you at Acropolis station, only 2 minutes from the hotel.
Overall bankable with great views

Room Tip: Avoid those overlooking the front road - too much traffic noise
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Ok, so just arrived. Lobby area very smart. However if you are in wrong area of accom, room is worse than average: tired, poorly appointed, little surface space to place anything, bed lacks decent bedding, and room not warm. Absence of iron and ironing board is the final straw for me, and I certainly won't be paying the hefty price here to get my clothes pressed by staff. Use your money wisely. If you want the location then this hotel might do. However, I recommend that you try elsewhere......the rating's 5 stars seem to fall away beyond the lobby, and I certainly will not stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Royal Olympic, is one of the best Athens’ hotels, ideally located by the Temple of Olympian Zeus. By the time I entered the lobby, I was able to realize the level of the hotel. All decorated in shades of green, it provided a luxurious ambiance while the statue in the middle holding an olive branch reminded my being in Athens. From the library area, the views of the Temple across the street were astonishing. Service in the lobby area was particularly efficient but the bar was on the pricey side.

Conference facilities of the hotel were simply excellent, including silent air-conditioning units, wireless microphones and headphones which, together with the efficiency of the hotel’s staff, ensured the excellence during the event I assisted, which took place in Olympia Hall.

In general, I really enjoyed my time at the RO and it would certainly be amongst my first choices in case I need a hotel in Athens in the future. Next time, I will also probably try the Roof Garden dining options.

Room Tip: Those facing the ancient ruins; at the front of the hotel are the best. If you can't afford them...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

The staff are wonderful - helpful, friendly and charming. The hotel very clean, well laid out, the public areas grand and luxurious. The ground floor and restaurant bars are well staffed and lovely places to spend time. The location is quite central, everywhere easily walkable and stunning views from the restaurant and some of the bedrooms. However, despite being kept fully informed of the difficulties we were experiencing (through no fault of our own) in out travels they did give our room away. Being given, as an alternative, what was called 'the presidential siute' was no comfort since it was next to an elevator shaft that kept us awake all night. Finally in our original room we appreciated the remarkable views of the Temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. I have to say that throughout these difficulties all staff were unfailingly courteous and solicitous, friendly and helpful.I would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: Book a Panorama Room if you can. They are light, bright, with great views, quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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London, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

This was a wonderful hotel. Very clean and extremely helpful staff. I can't imagine a better location. Acropolis, Olympic stadium and Temple of Zeus all within very easy walking distance. The room is not quite as luxerious as the lobby but is certainly what you should expect of a higher end European room- ie it's cozy. Food in the restaurant was quite good but the view is not to be beaten!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Royal Olympic Hotel
Address: 28-34 Diakou Athanassiou, Athens 117 43, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#43 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Olympic Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Olympic is a newly fully refurbished 5* hotel located just in the centre of Athens, at a walking distance from all major archaeological sites, points of interest and public transports of the city, and within easy reach to/from the airport. The 264 rooms, and especially the unique Athenian Panorama rooms with a breathtaking view over the temple of Zeus and other major sites of the city, the 18 state of the art meeting rooms, the roof garden restaurant & bar lying in front of the Acropolis, temple of Zeus and Lycabettus Hill, the swimming pool, create a luxurious and warm environment where personal touch, service and attention to every single detail are very well looked after.Should it be for leisure, corporate or MICE travelers, the Royal Olympic offers a unique and authentic Athenian experience that will remain unforgettable to each guest. ... more   less 
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