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Royal Olympic Hotel
Ranked #58 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Larnaca
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Aristocratic Hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

We visited Athens after long time, staying there for couple of days before cruise from Piraeus!
Wanted to choose a hotel with excellent location near center, and with being different from today's minimal style of interior design and architecture combining the rich history of the city with the great intellectual life which came through the centuries!
Royal Olympic meets all our expectations! Great location, very unique interesting aristocratic decoration, every corner of the hotel was carefully decorated with different furniture which makes you feel living in palace! Just opposite the Temple of Olympian Zeus, very near the Parthenon and Acropolis museum - very easy to move around the historical center of the city, near Zappeion and "Vasilikos Kipos" (National Gardens), few steps away from charming walking area of Plaka! Rooms very comfortable (i called a day before arrival and asked double bed and room in higher floor - a very polite woman from stuff immediately arranged both my requests), the furniture amazing, nothing modern there (but with all the technology someone needs today). Breakfast was excellent, with good variety of food and all very fresh. Quiet library for people who want to have a contact with the richest in intellectual aspect city in the world. And of course, as many people mentioned, the breathtaking view from the last floor restaurant,which people have to visit and enjoy day and night, gives the completion for the wonderful Royal Olympic! Only small suggestion for improvement, complimentary wi-fi is offered in many hotels lately.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cyprexpens
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Originally posted a review on the site through we booked but looking at some of the mixed reviews below I thought I should repeat it here in fairness to the hotel. Stayed 4 nights, including a weekend, in January 2014 with my wife. I was on business for first 2 days.
We were upgraded at the same price but the window in the room would not close. The porter quickly brought new keys and moved our luggage to the new room which was high quality and comfortable. The dining room - limited menu, beautiful food - has an unimpeded view of the Parthenon on one side and overlooks Hadrian’s Gate and the Roman Temple of Zeus on another. Close walking distance to everything you would want to see as a tourist, except Piraeus! Small niggles: cleaners saw no need to replace soap or toiletries, including shoe cleaners used and thrown away; wifi was diabolical the first evening but perfect after that; breakfast would benefit from hot food being kept warm and perhaps a bowl of fresh fruit salad. So closer to a 4.5 than a 5. We would certainly stay there again and not bother to evaluate alternatives. Compared to other European cities, remarkably cheap, which may reflect the season and the current state of the Greek economy. Don’t wait for their economy to recover or the weather to become stinking hot!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Euroalan
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crawley down
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88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

a lovely hotel, great staff, near to a metro station and great breakfast. the room had a balcony, it was a bit dated, but very clean, a really comfortable bed a very quite. the rest of the hotel is very nice too, very 5 star looking. the breakfast offers a huge choice and all very nicely cooked, fresh bread, we loved it. the biggest plus is the roof top terrace, over looking the zeus temple with fantastic views of the acropolis . the nearest metro station is funnily enough acropolis, and is only a few minutes walk away, even with suitcases. it only takes 40 minutes or so from the airport directly, apart from a last minute metro change for one station. the staff are great, very friendly and smiling. i can't fault it at all really. stay here, the city is well worth visiting.

  • Stayed February 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank johnboycrawleydown
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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Well, I did not stay in this hotel but had a dinner a couple of days ago. I have to say I was not impressed at all. The food quality was nothing special, the taste as well. We were served some pasta for first dish and it was rather tasteless, the second dish was a pork dish and I really hated the smell of the meat. The desert, which was a chocolate mousse was the surprise of the evening, it was actually really good! Except for the above, I have to admit the view is spectacular!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

We have been accommodated in Royal Olympic for one week last November. The unique location combined with the stuff kindness and professionalism deserve the best comments.
Congratulation for the bartenders, the waiters, the receptionists, the doormen, the restaurant supervisors and the high level of cleaningness especially at the public areas and W.C.s. Me and my wife with our 8 year old boy and our friends (rooms 503, 508) are planning to visit Athens again this summer. Very close to the metro station and the hotest Athens spots.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 vagi v
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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

My wife and I took a short 3 day Valentine's break and decided that we should visit Athens. We booked the hotel on the basis it was in a good location and within walking distance to all the sites we were going to visit. The price quoted including breakfast was very reasonable. The hotel arranged for a taxi to meet us from the airport a very lare E class Mercedes, the cost of this was €60 one way, they charged the room. Normal taxis from the airport normally charge 35/40. We preferred this as the driver spoke English, was very polite and met us on the arrivals door and a very short walk to the car.

The hotel had a very plush lobby. The reception was very efficient and we were given the keys and the information for the free wifi Internet. The room was nice and clean with a king size bed, the room was not so big but was not bad. The bathroom clean with all the facilities. My wife asked the maid next day for slippers as we didnt have any. The fridge was stocked well but the prices were as per usual very overpriced. There is a small shop next door where we purchased our bottle water. The breakfast is served on the top floor which has a magnificent view of Acropolis and Hadrian's gate. The breakfast was very good with both it and cold buffet. Fully recommended if ou are not after too much luxury.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mehmet c
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london
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86 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

My husband thought that we had booked a suite, for us and our 14-year-old son, but when we arrived it was a fairly pokey triple room. My son thought the bathroom looked like a motel room. Quite surprising after seeing the lobby, which is very plush. As we arrived at 4am in the morning I waited until the next day to see if we could move to something bigger. The woman on reception told us to come back at 1 to look at some alternative rooms. My husband was working, so this is what my son and I did. On going back to her at 1.10, and with some colleagues now next to her, she informed us that no rooms were ready for us to look at. I said that she'd told us to come back at that time and she said 'I said after 1' (which it was!). She told us that we should go to our room and wait for her to call us, but she didn't know when that would be. I explained that we were on holiday and didn't want to stay in the room all afternoon. She was incredibly rude and unhelpful. Later a male receptionist offered us two rooms to look at and we did swap to a bigger room, at the same price, where my son had his own room. So, the accommodation was ok in the end. The breakfast was great and the view from the restaurant is superb. But I think that some more staff training is needed! Thank you to the lovely porter who showed us to our room. And my son thought the fitness room was very good (although you had to go out of the hotel and round the corner to get to it!).

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kokribite
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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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