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28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str., Athens 117 43 Greece
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
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Updated 12/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#131 of 382 hotels in Athens
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
3.9
Value
3.7
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.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

Location

Full view
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Grade: 100 out of 100
164Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
63Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
3962Reviews67Q+A100Room tips
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alexandrasmom wrote a review Jul 2022
rye, ny87 contributions105 helpful votes
We got a wonderful deal on this hotel and we did not know what to expect upon arrival. As many have suggested, this hotel has the “once great” feel - it was clearly a very posh place from its decor and it hasn’t been renovated in a while, but was still very nice. There was a business center, pool, bar, reading room, and a gorgeous rooftop restaurant where (free) breakfast and dinner/drinks can be bought. Also, the location was perfect for touring ruins and enjoying nightlife. Our room for 3 was lovely with a separate room for our daughter which she loved. Breakfast had great offerings but got crowded very fast. Our only complaints were issues that could improve with updating. The tub shower was difficult to stand in because it was too small. The walls and windows were very thin so we had many issues with outside and neighbor noises. The hot water was inconsistent - going from searing hot to ice cold with every toilet flush from a neighbor. And the air conditioning was non existent. We sweated all night long. But for what we paid, we tolerated it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Fine_Whining wrote a review Jul 2022
Welwyn, United Kingdom27 contributions37 helpful votes
Very well located next to Actopolis and nice rooftop bar and restaurant. Otherwise, really so so and not my idea of 5 star hotel. Surly greeting at check in, tired and not clean looking reception area, rooms small, old fashioned decor and cheap furniture. The elevator arrangements are mad, multiple tiny lifts you can barely get 2 people in and have seperate hotel sections to get from rooms to bar and restaurant requires two lift trips. So most of our time spent queuing for the lift. The breakfast was quite nice I guess. Shout out for the bar staff, they gave superb customer service and wonderful cocktails. Otherwise basically a bit rubbish.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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ESR1961 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates43 contributions31 helpful votes
We had a trip to Athens me and my wife for 4 days on the second week of July 2022. We stayed in Royal Olympic hotel. The hotel location is very good, staff are very friendly. however the hotel is old, not recently renovated,. There is no kettle in the rooms which was annoying for me specially in 5 stars hotel. In addition to that, they didn't clean my room during my all stay. The breakfast restaurant has very nice view, however the food varieties are limited.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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famgetaway wrote a review Jul 2022
Whitestone, New York13 contributions9 helpful votes
The location is wonderful! You have amazing views of the acropolis. The lobby and checkin counter could be friendlier but other than that I would say the accommodations are fair. The room is a little outdated especially the bathrooms, but clean and comfortable. Walking distance to Acropolis. Great area!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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canuck32 wrote a review Jul 2022
Ontario, Canada26 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed (a party of 3) at the Royal Olympic in early July for 5 nights. The hotel was booked as part of a group tour however we arrived 2 days early to enjoy the city. I was anxious before arriving, having read all the less-than-positive reviews but was pleasantly surprised. We were greeted by friendly staff and immediately shown to our rooms after a 10.5-hour flight. The location of this hotel can't be beaten. It is within walking distance of many attractions such as the Acropolis, Plaka, and Parliament. It is also a short taxi ride to the port. Our only "complaint" is that the pool closed at 7 pm. We would have loved to go for a late evening swim after a long day exploring the city. We would return to this hotel without hesitation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool as the rooms overlooking the street can be loud. Athens never...
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Julio de Sa wrote a review Jul 2022
21 contributions28 helpful votes
The air conditioning in my room didn’t work. The room wouldn’t go below 23°C/73°F, even at night. I called the front desk, a “technician” came to say it was working while laughing and left. Called the front desk again and was told “sorry we couldn’t meet your expectations” I have 3 more sweaty nights here as I write this review
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lynne B wrote a review Jul 2022
Stirling, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
Perfect location for sightseeing! Within walking distance to a lot of attractions! Amazing view from restaurant and bar on top floor. Staff were lovely especially Lefternis who worked in the bar, he always made sure we were looked after. The hotel seemed to be short staffed like everywhere at the moment! We did not mind waiting but other guests were more demanding and impatient! I felt sorry for the staff as they were doing their best in stressful circumstances. We had a lovely holiday and would go back again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Devin G wrote a review Jul 2022
65 contributions35 helpful votes
The lobby and rooftop restaurant and bar sell the place well, but staying in the rooms was uncomfortable. The “deluxe” king rooms had weak air conditioning, overly firm beds and tight bathroom with accompanying bipolar water heating. We had 4 rooms (all the same) and these are the common opinions we had between all 8 of us (between ages 16 to 65). The front desk said the suites do not offer any enhancement for the air conditioning or mattress comfort, just size. The staff were pleasant and kind, especially the bellmen! I don’t think this hotel is tolerable more than 2 nights.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: You are immensely close to the Acropolis!
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Noel J wrote a review Jun 2022
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They say it’s a 5 Stars Hotel and this is like a Motel 2 Stars. Old Rooms and hotel. In a single shower you have like 20 temperatures at the same time. The basic room it’s terrible. Shower it’s like 10inch. Terrible breakfast. My worst experience ever.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Deborah M wrote a review Jun 2022
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I booked a trip to Athens in two weeks.through orbitz.i was notified through delta my flight back to states canceled.they gave me a second flight,never confirmed.i called again,no flight back so had to cancel whole trip.this is the lovely hotel we booked.they refuse to refund 1600 dollars we paid as part of the package.airline is refunding.i did not cancel this trip,orbitz booked something they could not stand up for..this hotel wants to just keep my hard earned money for no reason of my own.when I do come back to Athens I will never stay here.this is awfull policy.credit card company aware
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Never made it there,but they have my money.was supposed to be July 14
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PRICE RANGE
$133 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal olympic athens, hotel royal olympic
LOCATION
GreeceAtticaAthensKynosargous / Neos Kosmos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
264
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Olympic
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Olympic?
Nearby attractions include Acropolis Museum (0.2 miles), Wine O'Clock (0.1 miles), and Brettos Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Olympic?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Olympic?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Olympic?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Olympic?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Olympic?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Joint, Indian Haveli, and Liondi Traditional Greek Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Olympic?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Royal Olympic located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Athens.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Olympic?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Olympic offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Olympic?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Greek.