There is no "GOOD" button so I am going with the very good. It was better than average though...
Anyway, we spent our first two nights at the Plaka. We had room 501. It is small, and the bathroom REALLY small. I knew all this ahead of time from reading previous reviews. And yes, that shower stall is itty bitty, and even though I knew that, it did not prepare me for the reality! If you drop your soap or shampoo, if you are as tall as I am, the only way to retrieve it is to open the door so you can bend down and get it! Or hit your head on the wall.
This room is right by the stairs and elevator. We were woken up at midnight by people going to their rooms. This went on for over two hours. We couldn't figure it out as the rooftop closed at 11:30, and I couldn't believe people would be using the stairs to go up to the fifth floor. We were extremely tired after traveling from the west coast of Canada, but after two plus hours of listening to peoples' shoes clacking on the stairs, and their talking, we just couldn't get back to sleep. The second night was much quieter, thank goodness! Avoid any rooms ending with the numbers one or two, as they are right by the elevator and stairs.
The breakfast was indeed wonderful. Our second morning, we were being picked up at 6 in the morning for a transfer to the ferry, so we didn't get the deluxe breakfast choices, but at least there were some baked goods and coffee to tide us over. It was dark though, as they only had a few lights on, and it can be an adventure trying to find things.
Beds are hard, and again, I knew this up front from reading reviews. It wasn't the hardest bed we were to sleep on during this holiday though!
We sat upstairs on the terrace both nights, but just had a drink one of the nights. And yes, the view is wonderful. Try to get up there before dark and watch the lights come on. The colours do change a bit as it gets darker.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Most central hotel situated in Plaka district. Strategically located for visiting all main archaeological interests especially the Acropolis and new Acropolis museum, as well as Ancient Agora, Parliament, first Olympic stadium, Benaki museum, Cycladic museum, National garden. Two streets only away from metro station Monastiraki, with direct line from the airport and the port of Piraeus. 50m from the main shopping street Ermou and Plaka touristic shopping area with taverns and bars. Splendid view of the Acropolis from roof terrace not to be missed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athens Hotel Plaka
- Plaka Hotel Athens