The hotel is incredibly centrally located....within walking distance to almost every major site and those that are a little off the map can be easily accessed by bus or metro. I have to add that although it was busy and noisy on street level when we arrived, we didn't hear a thing in our room.
The views from the rooftop terrace is absolutely breathtaking! We arrived late in the evening (the terrace was closed), but the view from our room faced directly towards the Acropolis. The room was extremely comfortable and quite roomie for being located in the heart of Athens. I cannot say enough about the staff, from the reception desk to those that served in the breakfast lounge - they were all incredibly friendly, and were always willing to answer or assist with any query! The breakfast buffet was more than I had expected. There was enough to satisfy the average north american traveller, but you cannot forget the yogurt and honey, absolutely delicious! As was their little greek savoury pastries (I'm not much of a sweets person...so I didn't try the sugary items).
We were told that for late arrivals, there would be a surcharge to our taxi fare, ....but our taxi driver didn't add an extra euro on ....therefore, the standard fixed rate of 35euro was all that we were charged from the airport.
You really do not need the hop on/hop off bus if you are staying at the Plaka hotel as everything is within easy walking distance, unless you are heading towards Piraeus. If you are in Athens on a Sunday, I would strongly advise you to check out the changing of the guard - in all its pomp and ceremony at 11:00 a.m.!
- 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 museum, as well Ancient Agora, Parliament,First Olympic stadium, Benaki museum, Cycladic museum, National Galery. Two blocks away from metro station Monastiraki, with direct line from the airport and the port of Piraeus. 50m from the main shopping street of Ermou and Plaka touristic shops and tavernas.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