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9 - 11 Lyssikratous Street Plaka, Athens 105 58 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#3 of 382 in Athens
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
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GreenLeaders Silver level
AVA is a boutique Hotel situated at Plaka in the middle of the Historical Centre, at the foot of the Acropolis, on a quiet street. Surrounded by the worlds most renown monuments of Greek Civilization: Parthenon, Zeus Temple, Hadrian Arch, Agora etc. AVA offers spacious Suites & Apartments with all the amenities and comfort of an upscale Hotel, plus the exclusiveness and privacy of one's own home. AVA is a non smoking hotel.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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English, French, German, Greek and 1 more

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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Tom K wrote a review Jun 15
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My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Ava Hotel. It had the perfect location close to the sites we wanted to experience. The Executive suite had a cute balcony which gave you the feeling of being in the city without the excessive noise. The staff was extremely friendly and hospitable. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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marieSuburbanChicago wrote a review Jun 2
Northbrook, Illinois98 contributions127 helpful votes
Solid choice in Plaka neighborhood. We had three rooms, one was executive suite. Great breakfast, helpful staff, fantastic location. Only reason it was. 4star is the furniture in rooms just a tad worn and the balcony picture on website for exec suite had a table and chairs. Our balcony was really small and empty. Just a bit misleading IMO.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marios Fissendjidis, Owner at AVA Hotel Athens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you were expecting a table and chairs on the balcony in the Executive suite. Only our AVA Exclusive & Grand suites do have furniture on the veranda as per our images on the website. We regret any misunderstanding and appreciate taking the time to share your comments. Best regards
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Mary Sue D wrote a review Jun 1
East Rochester, New York25 contributions7 helpful votes
AVA Hotel is situated in the perfect location, within walking distance of the Parthenon, museums, shopping and restaurants. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the staff helpful. Very much enjoyed the variety of fresh foods in the breakfast buffet, particularly the fresh-squeezed orange juice. Perfect spot for the first few nights of our Greece vacation!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Marios Fissendjidis, Owner at AVA Hotel Athens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for selecting to stay in Ava Hotel & Suites and for sharing with us your review and comments. We are pleased and honored to read your positive remarks about our staff making your stay comfortable as well as your praise about our breakfast and our hotel’s location (in the heart of Plaka and few steps away from the ‘holly Rock’ Acropolis). Thanks and best regards.
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Mark S wrote a review May 2022
27 contributions5 helpful votes
I really don't understand all of the five star reviews for this hotel. My wife and I stayed there for four nights, and it was...... fine. We chose the hotel because of the number of five star reviews, which, again, I just don't understand. The people who worked there were friendly and helpful. I felt the website was a bit misleading as it shows someone standing on a balcony drinking champagne with view of the acropolis. We were on the first floor with a view of the back of another building. We did have a little patio outside, which was nice. The room itself felt a bit tired, the bed was fine, it was clean. It was ok. It was in no way a suite as I've always understood suites, though they call it that. The location was great. On the whole, it was an ok place. Not a place I'd likely stay again, though. They don't have a restaurant but do serve breakfast. It, also, was ok, but nothing impressive. To be fair, we planned our trip only a few weeks before going and many hotels in the same class were full, and at Ava Hotel, all of the Executive Suites and above were already booked, so we had only a standard "suite." Perhaps if one stays at an Executive Suite or higher, the experience would be better.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: definitely spring for an executive suite or above.
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Response from Marios Fissendjidis, Owner at AVA Hotel Athens
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your expectations were not fully met. As you stayed in a Regular suite, the view is not on the Acropolis, but as mentioned on our website, a ‘view of Plaka neighbourhood’. It is indeed the Executive Suites, AVA Exclusive and Grand Suites, that have a view of Acropolis and Hadrian Arch. Nevertheless we thank you for your constructive comments and feedback which we will consider carefully in order to improve the level of our services and standards.
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Ana wrote a review May 2022
St. Petersburg, Florida6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had booked a different hotel a few doors down and it was beyond terrible so we checked into the Ava which was just feet away. The girls at reception greeted us warmly and checked us in quickly. The rooms were immaculate and decorated beautifully. It was spacious and included an equipped kitchen. Within minutes complimentary sparkling wine and a snacks were delivered. After a long tour we decided to order a bottle of wine and a Greek pizza. They were delivered quickly and it was delicious. The following morning we enjoyed breakfast which was included. There were many hot and cold choices along with an assortment of beverages. The fresh squeezed orange juice was a nice touch. I highly recommend the Ava.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: We were on the third floor and our friends on the second. Both were quiet.
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Response from Marios Fissendjidis, Owner at AVA Hotel Athens
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are grateful for choosing AVA Hotel & Suites and thank you for your warm words. The ‘girls’ at the reception are thrilled to read your gracious comments. But also Vasiliki was happy to read your nice review about our breakfast! We hope that we will have the opportunity to offer you our hospitality again in the near future! Best Regards
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JBfromVT wrote a review May 2022
Middlebury, Vermont34 contributions6 helpful votes
This was my second stay at the AVA Hotel in the past few years. It truly is a perfect spot for making the most of one’s time in Athens. Centrally located with the Arch of Hadrian a few steps out the front door in one direction, and the Acropolis just up the street in the other, this nicely appointed, comfortable, and very clean hotel is a lovely place to rest after a day of sightseeing in the city. The staff is warm and professional. I recommend this hotel without hesitation!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Marios Fissendjidis, Owner at AVA Hotel Athens
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are indeed very honored to have you for second time in AVA Hotel. This means a lot for us. Our team is truly honored to read your wonderful comments about their professionalism. Thanks also for your enthusiastic comments about our Hotel’s location next to Hadrian Arch and few steps away to Acropolis & Acropolis Museum. We’re looking forward to having you again in AVA in the near future.
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Rajj976 wrote a review May 2022
San Jose, California207 contributions143 helpful votes
We were two couples traveling together and upon our morning arrival at the hotel, we were greeted by Vassia. Our rooms were not ready, but she stored our luggage while we went out to wait for the changing of the guard (it’s pretty special on Sundays at 11am). After grabbing brunch, we returned to the hotel and Vassia presented us with our room keys. The rooms are very spacious (executive suite) and the bathroom has two separate showers and a bathtub. The hotel is located on a quiet street and is EASY walking distance to all of the top attractions and lots of shopping. We walked everywhere we needed to go except for a Michelin-star restaurant that Vassia highly recommended (and she wasn’t wrong!) The hotel arranged our airport transportation for our departure and it was timely and efficient. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again if I return to Athens.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
We are grateful for choosing AVA and grateful for you nice words. It is guests like you that motivates to raise our performance to the next level ! We do hope to see you soon again. Take care & best regards
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Priya S wrote a review Mar 2022
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The front of house team at Ava are absolutely wonderful, they were all so kind and attentive. From the first time I emailed them making an enquiry through the whole process of staying there they went above and beyond for us. We were a group of 9 and they could not have been more helpful. They all made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was a wonderful spread and very generous. The location is perfect, walking distance from the Acropolis and other attractions. There are wonderful places to eat within walking distance too. The hotel is located in a quieter street so at night it is not loud if you have children. The rooms were spacious, clean and had everything we needed including a hair dryer, safe, and slippers. We would definitely book to stay with them again. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for everything you helped us with during our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Stanislausjoy wrote a review Mar 2022
London15 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed at the Hotel in late Jan and we had an absolutely great time in Athens in spite of some unseasonable cold weather and snow. They hotel is in the Plaka and is extremely well situated for all of the main cultural sites that Athens has to offer as well as a plethora of restaurants in the vicinity. The AVA is such a comfortable hotel and as we booked one of the suites, with a large balcony that looked out to the Acropolis, it felt almost like we were living in the area. The daily breakfast was tasty and generous and really set us up well for the day. However the big differentiator between this hotels and other 4 star hotels is the staff. Vassia, Maria, Lambrini and Magda were unbelievably helpful, going out of there way to help us with tickets, restaurant bookings and recommendations, deliveries, taxis and everything else. Their warmth and helpfulness really made our stay special. We'd highly recommend the AVA for anyone taking a long or short stay in the city.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Try and get a room on the street side with a balcony - great views of the Acropolis and...
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uncvcutraveller wrote a review Jan 2022
Riverside, Iowa405 contributions129 helpful votes
This hotel is in a great location. Close to the subway and many places to eat and visit. It is also close to a place to get a COVID test. Got a really good deal that included a free dinner at one specific restaurant, free breakfast (they bring the food to your room), and laptop safe that would fit small and medium size laptops; may not fit a large. Thi s is a non-smoking hotel and did not smell any smoke at all. The staff was really really excellent. I did not expect to arrive at the hotel before check in time but it did not pose a problem. Their recommendations of places to eat were right on. Hotel is close to other major landmakrs such as Acropolos museum and Hadrian's Arch. The only part I did not enjoy was the thermostat. I was not able to have the ventilation on all the time until the second to last day of my stay. The room was still quiet despie this. My guess is because there were not many guests until the second to last day.. Prices were reasnable probably due to COVID. If I were to visit Athens, I would definitely stay here again. Keep up the good work everyone!!!! Staff did ask for vaccine card. Great views of the Acropolis of Athens.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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$221 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about AVA Hotel Athens
Which popular attractions are close to AVA Hotel Athens?
Nearby attractions include Parthenon (0.3 miles), Acropolis (0.3 miles), and Acropolis Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at AVA Hotel Athens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at AVA Hotel Athens?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at AVA Hotel Athens?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at AVA Hotel Athens?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AVA Hotel Athens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Victory Cafe, Coffee Joint, and Indian Haveli.
Is AVA Hotel Athens located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Athens.
Are any cleaning services offered at AVA Hotel Athens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at AVA Hotel Athens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to AVA Hotel Athens?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parthenon (0.3 miles), Acropolis (0.3 miles), and Herod Atticus Odeon (0.3 miles).
Does AVA Hotel Athens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.