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Royal Olympic Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Athanasiou Diakou 28-34, Athens 11743, Greece   |  
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Ranked #73 of 329 Hotels in Athens
Toronto, Canada
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“beyond my expectations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Royal Olympic is the first hotel in my trip to Greece. After read through the review, I was a little bit worried about that i will see a really old, out-dated room. But because of the location and price, i still booked it. And i'm really happy that I stick to this hotel.

We spend total 2 nights there at the beginning of the trip, and 1 night after we came back from a 4 days bus tour.

Hotel staff is friendly. Room is clean and modern and comfy. Breakfast has plenty of choices. The view from the roof top bar is amazing. Location is excellent, walking distance to most of the historical site.

It really build a nice start for our trip.

For the price i paid, its beyond my expectation. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Absolutely perfect with the very best location.

The hotel has small but very nice rooms and a beautiful and relaxing pool area away from the hustling and bustling of the city centre. The hotel is well maintained in a beautiful way.

The food in the roof restaurant is absolutely delicious. Traditional with a modern touch. And of course, the view from up there is magic especially in the evening.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

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.

Room Tip: We were out quite a bit so no real tips on this. Sooo much to see and do over 4 days.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

OUr flight was late so we ended up getting to hotel a little after 1am. We had heard about the rooftop bar and the front desk said if we hurried they may still be open. Once we got up there the bar tenders were awesome. We got two drinks and were able to stay longer to enjoy the view and I was watching a football game on my phone through their wifi which was awesome with the amazing view.

The room was also nice and we were very close to acropolis to see the next day before we flew out to Santorini. Would stay here again especially for price. Metro was easy on the way back to airport. Took bus in on first night cus metro was closed and worked well just took bit longer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cheshire
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64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We spent two days here,and enjoyed the comfort of this luxury hotel. Location is the main reason for staying here. 5 minutes walk to The Acropolis Museum, about 15 to Syntagma Square. The tram stop in Arditou is very close, as is the Metro at the museum. The luxury is the fantastically large bedroom and marble bathroom, the hotel pool, and the rooftop restaurant. Breakfast offers a wide choice, but the hot food actually tepid so disappointing. The orange juice is squeezed oranges not canned juice. Dinner looked expensive, though view beautiful. Same view from our room, but from higher up,so also can see Parthenon.

Room Tip: Room tip - insist on de luxe, on front,overlooking Temple of Zeus. No traffic noise, even though on...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne Australia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as a family on a short trip to Greece. As other reviewers have said, the location is excellent and means that you can visit the Acropolis and Plaka area on foot. The breakfast is ok (standard breakfast in hotels these days) and the Wifi quality not too bad. The rooms are bit older, but nothing to complain about. This is the first hotel we found that has bottle openers on the walls of the bathrooms ! There is a mini mart downstairs which is good for water, snacks etc. The hotel charges reasonable rates for outbound calls (1 euro for one local call to Aegean Airlines - BTW - never fly this airline) and taxis are available by asking the doorman who will get one for you in about 4 minutes for 38 euro to the airport. Sometimes the staff seemed overwhelmed by the number of guests - this hotel has some kind of a tie up with cruise ships - as evidenced by the swarm of retirees proudly wearing their cruise ship T-shirts and expounding their wisdom to the rest of the world at breakfast..citizens of two countries in particular were noted for this behaviour)...the view from the breakfast area is great... overall, good value for the price you pay...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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chicago, Il
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Unfortunately I only stayed one night at this beautiful hotel. The location was perfect and the rooms and staff were excellent. The best part about our stay was the complimentary breakfast on the rooftop with a magnificent view and excellent food. I can't wait to go back and stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28-34, Athens 11743, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#41 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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