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Royal Olympic Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Athanasiou Diakou 28-34, Athens 11743, Greece   |  
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Ranked #76 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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6 hotel reviews
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“Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were unsure where to stay in Athens but were really impressed with the location and rooms. It is close to the Plaka and within walking distance to many other attractions. Our room had an amazing view of the Zeus Temple. The rooms were spacious and with a huge bathroom. They were also quiet despite being on a main road. The breakfasts were also really good and the staff were all helpful and friendly. The pool area was good and the views of the Acropolis from the rooftop restaurant were amazing. There was a convenience store close by. Could thoroughly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We were somewhat worried having read other comments however we were not disappointed. We stayed a total of 6 nights and had booked an executive room. It was large comfortable and clean. We faced the inner courtyard and overlooked the pool. Not being on the view side of the hotel made it somewhat more quiet.The view from the rooftop garden where we had breakfast (included) was fabulous overlooking the ruins across the street and the Acropolis. This view particularly at night was a real bonus. The staff were friendly and helpful particularly the Canadian born doorman!The only detraction was that the bathroom while large had not been renovated and the shower was still in a bathtub with a shower curtain. Given that the hotel styles itself as "luxury" class this was disappointing. What we also loved was the location--close to the subway and the Plaka as well as Acropolis museum and the Acropolis. Overall we would recommend a stay here.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We arrived at the Royal Olympic after our overnight flight to find friendly, helpful staff. the rooms were clean and comfortable. Our room was at the rear of the hotel so the lack of view was made up with a lovely comfortable shaded balcony in the evening. The location is as good as it gets.The room was clean and serviced very well. The breakfast was varied and good enough for us and the view from the roof was great.
The decor is a lttle dated and that would not allow us to rate it a a 5 star hotel. However, we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: For a view, ask for a room facing the front.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Excellent location, a few minutes walk to the Plaka and yet away from the crowded areas.
The room is quite small and has a small balcony. There was no iron or kettle in the room. When we asked for an iron we were told that the hotel cannot provide one! and at the same time they cannot provide quick pressing/laundry service!
The breakfast was good and there is free wifi even in the rooms.
Overall, I think this hotel is too expensive for the service they provide!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 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.

Room Tip: Try to choose a room facing the pool area, that is, away from the traffic outside.
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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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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:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#47 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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Also Known As:
Royal Olympic Athens
Hotel Royal Olympic

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