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Rio Hotel
Ranked #267 of 325 Hotels in Athens
London
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14 reviews
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“Had a great stay”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Initial concerns about area but once arrived did not have any worries. Nice clean hotel. Great price and metro within 5 minute walk. Lots of local cafes and bars. Supermarket, local market and laundry within 10 minute walk. Did not have breakfast but enjoyed the snacks and meals I had there. Staff were really helpful and very friendly. A great stay. Would recommend and would stay again.

Room Tip: Would stay in standard room rather than economy room.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

For the price we paid, we not expecting 5 star, but we were more than satisfied with the hotel. The rooms were very clean, as was the rest of the hotel. The bathroom was fully equipped with a bath and a shower and the beds were comfy. The hotel was also very handy for busses and the metro and a supermarket to buy lunches. The breakfast was a little uninspiring, but substantial. We did go to Athens for the sights, and that is what we got. Would I go again? Yes.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

The cab driver told us it was a "good" part of Athens. It was not. When we got there, they pulled up my reservation but told me they didn't have the right room (there were 5 of us and we booked a family style 5 bedroom room) and they broke us up into two and three after much protest....even though my reservation was on their screen. No wifi in the rooms. And the wifi in the lobby never worked. Wouldn't stay here again. Definitely wasn't clean or glamorous but it was a place to sleep at night I guess.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Our double room was clean and had everything we needed. We got a warm welcome and explained everything clearly. Gave us useful tips on places to visit as well. Great location for the Metro, Metaxourgio Station

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

I wanted my friends to stay at this hotel and i booked and paid the room, money went through and my room was CONFIRMED.
When we arrived they said they had no reservations nor free rooms even though they took my money
The staff was extremely rude they did not make any attempts to help us find some new accommodations.
AVOID THIS HOTEL.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

We recived a rooms that was in triblle condition. The air condition didnt work properly and the rooms was extreemly hot . their was no hot water in the bath room.
The bath room was dirty with urine spots on toilet. The shower curtain was damage and its holding frame was broken. It was very unplesnat experiance. We felt like someone was cheeting us. It doesnt look like that in the photos on the website. We had no choise but to leave this horiblle hotel Imidiataly with our 3 children and start walking on the streets of athens looking for a disent place to stay.
I want you to know that we are very disopointed from the booking deal that we did thrugh your website and we wondered if you check the quality of the hotels you work with.
Never but Never again

Room Tip: Sleeping at the street is better
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Rio in October for 4 nights. The total cost for a double room, en-suite, for bed and breakfast was €136. That works out at an amazing €17 per person per night for bed and breakfast.
What are all those people who are writing in complaining about? The Hotel Rio is wonderful value for money.

The accommodation is basic, clean and adequate. The bathroom was small, but there was a plentiful supply of hot water. The towels, though thin, were changed daily. The bedroom had a double bed, 1 bedside cabinet, small fitted wardrobe, dressing table, chair and stool. A small fridge and television. 2 large windows, one opening out onto a small balcony.
There was no view, other than onto a wall, but we are in the middle of a large city. I wouldn't expect to have garden views.
Breakfast was a simple continental style buffet with corn flakes, cold meat, cheese, boiled eggs, bread, orange juice, tea and coffee.
The staff were quiet but efficient. We found them all very helpful. Perhaps if those who are quick to criticise treated them with respect they would have proved more friendly towards them.

It is not located in the most glamorous area of Athens, but the metro was a mere 150m away. (yes there are 51 steps to climb out of it, but that is not the hotels fault) - take a taxi if you can't climb stairs

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rio Hotel

Property: Rio Hotel
Address: 13 Odysseos Street | Karaiskaki Square, Athens 10436, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #267 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rio Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on the quiet pedestrian street of Κaraiskaki Square, this hotel is next to Metaxourghio Metro Station and the railway station. The multilingual staff are available 24 hours each day.Housed in a fully air-conditioned restored neoclassical building, the guest rooms include minibar, satellite TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Complimentary ouzo is offered to all guests upon arrival.The Bar-Restaurant on the ground floor provides the ideal place in which to relax enjoying refreshments, food and pleasant music. It serves many kinds of drinks and Greek specialities until well after midnight.Hotel Rio Athens enjoys a strategic location just 1km from Syntagma Square, 15km from the port of Piraeus and 35km from the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in all areas and is free of charge. ... more   less 
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