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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #13 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Athens. It offers great sightseeing and a window into the past of Athens. There is no fee collected here and that is the greatest part ever. You need to spend about 2 to 4 hours here to cover it up completely. It is historically located in the base of the hill and is topped by the great Acropolis. The walking areas and location is spectacular and awe inspiring. Many churches and restaurants that are old and built in the traditional way surround it. It is a must visit for anyone who is in Athens.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Dear SGloSoni,
We are so pleased to read that you were very satisfied with the great location of Plaka hotel and that the interesting neighborhood matched your expectations.
Thank you for recommending us and for your high score.
Hope to see you again.
Best regards

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My daughter and I booked a room mid October 2013. I would like to say that we had a wonderful stay at the Plaka Hotel,but unfortunately we didn't get the chance to find out. Our flight from Rome was delayed 2 hours so we arrived at the hotel around 11pm. We were tired and just wanted to get to our room. We were informed that they just had a large group check in and did not have a room for us.We had paid for our room in full prior to traveling. That did not matter to them .They told us that they had a room at their sister hotel, The Hermes Hotel which was around the corner. They were not sympathetic and could not care less about our situation. I specifically booked this hotel for the location and view from the roof top garden( which is breathtaking). They drove us to the Hermes and we checked in there. Not much better there. The Plaka area can be somewhat seedy at night and it was more so where the Hermes hotel was situated. After more discussions with the staff they told me that they had to close many rooms due to bed bugs. I didn't know what think. Greece was the last country of our trip and also my parents origin. It was disappointing that we had these problems. I would not book this hotel again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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6  Thank Labrini S S
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Depois de 4 vezes visitando a Grécia, percebi que o Plaka é o melhor hotel de Atenas. O preço é bom, o café da manhã é maravilhoso, os quartos são muito confortáveis e ainda há um terraço com vista privilegiada para a Acrópole.

Além disso, os funcionários são maravilhosos. As camareiras são muito prestativas e competentes, o staff da recepção é ótimo, as meninas que trabalham no salão do café da manhã são muito competentes e simpáticas e, é claro, o Plaka Hotel conta com a super presença da Eva, que dá excelentes dicas turísticas para os hóspedes. Muito obrigada, Eva!!

Em todas as vezes que eu retornar à Grécia, pretendo me hospedar nesse hotel. Parabéns!!!

After 4 times visiting Greece, I realized that the Plaka is the best hotel in Athens. The price is good, the breakfast is wonderful, the rooms are very comfortable and there is a terrace with a privileged view of the Acropolis.

Furthermore, the staff are wonderful. The chambermaids are very helpful and competent, the front desk staff is great, the girls working in the breakfast room are very competent and friendly and of course, the Plaka Hotel has a super presence of Eva, which gives excellent tourists tips for the guests!!! Thanks a lot, Eva!

Each time I return to Greece, I intend to stay in this hotel. Congratulations!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Luciana P
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014
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Estimada Luciana P
O retorno dos hóspedes, como você, só nos fazem sentir honrado e ainda mais responsáveis ​​pela qualidade do serviço a ser oferecido. Estou muito contente em saber que fomos capazes de cumprir suas exigências. Obrigado para a escrita o seu lindo comentários em português e em Inglês também. Esperamos recebê-lo novamente em breve.
Melhores cumprimentos.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

The location is perfect. The breakfast is delicious, and the staff (especially Michael) are extremely helpful.....not to mention the fabulous view from the roof terrace. We stayed here three nights and would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank 737smudge
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Dear 737Smudge,
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. We thank you for your kind words about our staff, location, breakfast and of course our unique view. Please check our special offer on our site or on TA. Best regards

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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights in February 2014. I needed somewhere central (arriving/departing by public transport) and this fit the bill completely. Pretty much next to Monistiraki Square, and close to Syntagma Square, I couldn't have asked for a better situated hotel at the great price I got.

Check-in was efficient, by a friendly gent on the desk who explained everything well. I had asked for an Acropolis view in my booking notes, and my word did they deliver. Room 610 on the top floor, facing the Acropolis was AMAZING (see photos). The room was an odd shape, but well furnished to a decent standard (I understand it was refurbished last year).

Bed was comfy and well sized, a bit of noise filtered through walls and the doors but otherwise went undisturbed during my stay. Rooms were quite warm, however, as the heating stayed on a low setting throughout with no way to adjust it. I had to have the window open on its widest setting to cool it down every night.

Breakfast was good, served 7-10am, with a spread of cereals, meats, bread, yoghurts and drinks. There was more than enough to choose from, and there was even a limited selection of hot food (rotating between bacon and sausage, along with omelette and beans). I was satisfied each morning. Even better, was that the continental selection was available 24hrs so if you departed before 7am (as I did twice) you could still get breakfast along with a drink which I thought was superb and very thoughtful as some flights depart Athens very early!

Finally, the rooftop terrace was a lovely place to go after a long day exploring. Some beautiful sunsets up there! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall I was impressed with this small hotel in the middle of Athens, and would definitely stay here and recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Rooms 10/11/12 on higher floors should have an Acropolis view.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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3  Thank DMTaylor90
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Dear DMTaylor90
Thank you for your wonderful comments after recently staying with us. It is truly a motivation for us, when we are able to relax and refresh our guests. This is after all the essence of a hotel. Thank you for your wonderful fotos. We look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Athens.
Best regards

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Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

The location of this gem is absolutely perfect. We walked everywhere from his hotel and all the top attractions and restaurants were close by.

The service and breakfast were excellent. We also used the laundry service. A big trash bag all full as possible for only 9 euro. It was finished in less than 7 hours. So worth it!

The only negative is the noise. We were in the front room on the 2nd floor. It is probably the loudest room in the hotel, given what low price I paid for the room. On Friday and Sarurday night, the music blared through our windows until 4 am (Friday) and 6 am (Saturday). I was unable to sleep. Again, we probably got this particular room because of the low price I paid.

If you do get a room facing the street and are on floors 2 or 3, consider trying to change rooms!

Stayed: February 2014
2  Thank Derrick D
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Dear Derrick D
Thank you for taking the time to write your review after your recent stay. It was lovely reading all your positive comments of your experience in the hotel and we were delighted you thoroughly enjoyed it. However, we apologize for the incident with the noise, which was due to the greek carnival weekend celebration. We would like to clarify that this was not the reason of the low price of the room but the special offer we provide. It is unfortunate that you did not asked and given us the chance to change you room. We will look forward to welcome you back in the near future and this time give you a quiet room.
Best regards

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Reviewed February 21, 2014

I could not fault the staff in this lovely hotel. Breakfast was fabulous with a great variety including local Greek yoghurt and honey that was divine. The view of the Acropolis from both the room and the roof terrace was amazing, especially at night when it was all lit up. The staff were polite and helpful with special mention going to the sweet chambermaid her worked whilst I chatted to her and Panos on the front desk who did some translation for me, printed out a map for me so I could find a shop I wanted to visit and then called them to check they were open.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kristina H
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2014

Dear Kristina H
Thank you for writing your feedback after your recent stay at the Plaka Hotel. Your kind comments inspired all of us here to keep offering exceptional experiences to our valued guests. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Warm regards

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Address: 7, Kapnikareas street and corner of Mitropoleos | Plaka / Acropolis / Syntagma / Monastiraki, Athens 105 56, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Athens
#7 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#11 Business Hotel in Athens
#12 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range: $70 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Plaka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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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