Because of location and a recommended view, my wife and I decided to stay here. The rates were reasonable, the staff was very helpful and friendly. This location is across the street from Zeus temple and about 3 minutes from the Plaka where shops and restaurants are. Its just a little further from the Acropolis and Monastraki which is also near by. We took the sub about a 10 minute walk to Gazi for dinners and a little night life. Its a college town with bar / clubs on one side and restaurants / gastropubs on the other. The hotel has a great roof top breakfast and the view is awesome. English is spoken by nearly everyone in the hotel which was nice. We stayed in a standard room which was nice. There is a tour company about one door over that provides various trips. You can see Mt. Leviticus from the roof top and its not a far hike maybe two hours with some photo stops. Along the same route to the Plaka and the Acropolis is a pickup for the double deck tour bus that provides ear buds and audio on about 14 of the major tourist spots. We did a two day and used it to get around a little at times. The weather was in the low to mid 80s which made it nice and enjoyable at the hotel pool. We recommend this place and would stay there again. A couple of places we liked for food and or drinks are Kosmikon in the Plaka, Eoybaaki in Gazi, butcher shop in Gazi, Athens Beer Drinks & Food between the hotel and Plaka.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Olympic Athens
- Hotel Royal Olympic