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“Pleased overall”
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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #12 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Pleased overall”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This hotel is probably pretty typical of hotels in Athens - small room, we did have a nice view of the Acropolis and Parthenon though. Bathroom was pretty small too but everything looked relatively updated. You get a free bottle of wine with fruits and danishes at check-in, that was pretty nice. Great location - right in the middle of the Plaka, which is super touristy. We were only in Athens for 1 night so we didn't want to waste time going back and forth from the hotel to the ruins, so we just stayed in the middle of it. Athens overall (nothing to do with this hotel) is very dirty and grimy, you don't need more than 1 day to see the sites IMO. (And this is coming from someone who is from Baltimore and lives right outside of DC now.) We didn't get a chance to make it to the rooftop bar, I really wish we had. Pleased with our stay here overall.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Christine D,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sure that if you have the chance to stop over again in Athens, there will be plenty of other interesting museums and sites to visit. It will be a real pleasure for us to host you in our hotel and that you will have the time to relax on our roof terrace with "exceptional" view of the Acropolis.
With kind regards.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Location is excellent. You can go by foot to major attractions. Rooms are small, but clean and confortable. Breakfast is nice. The rooftop view is amazing! You can't miss it! Sometimes we had to wait a lot for the elevator.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear CarolCoredeiro,
Thank you very much for your review and for submitting this wonderful picture!
As for your comment on our room size please note that we also offer "superior" rooms which are of bigger size than the standard and with balcony.
Hope to see you again on a future trip to Athens
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is an unforgettable experience when you first walk to the rooftop open bar/terrace at The Plaka and gaze up at the Acropolis!It was one of our most enjoyable memories of Atehns - sitting on the roof every night, having a beer/wine, and just staring at The Acropolis.
The hotel itself is very nice - very clean, helpful reception staff, nice choices for breakfast.
The rooms are slightly to the small side, sowe were glad to have interconnecting rooms for the four of us.
The hotel is really well located - a short walk and you're in the middle of the Plaka region and flea market, and we also walked to the Acropolis, Temple of Zeuss, and first Olympic Stadium, amongst other things.
If returning to Athens we would look no further than the Plaka Hotel - a really enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Dear Antony L,
I am glad to read that one of the "most enjoyable memories" of Athens is from our hotel's roof bar. Our family rooms are not very large, but they offer two bathrooms which is not common. As you experienced our primary concern is on cleanliness, customer service and a rich breakfast of very good quality. We thank you again and really hope you will come back with your family.
Best regards
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Central location, nice and clean rooms and bathroom. But do not ask for a superior room to have a unique sight on the Partenone: the only way to see it is to climb up the stairs and reach the 24h open terrace on the 6th floor. Simply unforgettable!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Enrica Z,
I am so glad to read that you returned home with an "unforgettable" memory of the panorama View of the Acropolis from our roof terrace. Thank you for your night beautiful photo!
Con i migliori saluti
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Plaka hotel for 3 nights. Initially it was hard to find as reading a Greek map when you are Australian is difficult but with some help from locals we found it.
The view from the rooftop is spectacular! There is a bar as well and it is the perfect way to spend a quiet night in, drinking and gazing at acropolis from the comfort of the hotel. The staff are very friendly and knowledgable and speak several languages. Breakfast is good, lots of variety. Will definitely recommend staying here if you are exploring Athens.

Stayed July 2014
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Emily D,
We're delighted to read you as well enjoyed the "spectucular view" from the roof terrace of Plaka Hotel. We thank you for sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor. Comments such as these are a tremendous motivation for us all to continue offering the standards of service to our guests. Thank you.
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Santorini, Greece
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed for one night en route to Istanbul. Hotel is downtown and well located for sightseeing. First impression on entering our room was how small it was....I could almost touch both side walls with my arms extended. That feeling quickly dissolved when we looked out the window and there was the Acropolis and Parthenon in full view. Room was clean and well appointed bathroom. Breakfast has good variety and was included in the room rate. Good location meant only a short walk to access hop on/hop off bus route and Athens flea market and outdoor restaurants. Only drawback is the exceedingly small lift that struggles to hold two people and medium size suitcases..two trips needed for larger groups. Outer lift door in lobbies also swings outwards like a conventional door which is a bit of an unexpected surprise. Reception staff friendly but don't expect any help with your bags...you are on your own. Rooftop terrace for evening drink and watching sunset fall over Acropolis and Parthenon lighting up a must do.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Charcol2014,
I am glad you stayed with us for your short stop over in Athens. The location is so central that even if you stay for one night you still have the time to explore the archeological sites, do your shopping and choose a restaurant as all are on our front door.As for your comment on the elevator which is small, this is not something that unfortunately can not be changed easily.
Thank you for mentioning your surprise of the great view of the Acropolis!
Hope to see you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly before booking in order to make sure you will have a larger room. Kind regards
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Plaka Hotel is in a great location and the rooms are roomy and clean. There is a lady that comes around at breakfast and asks if you need help with sightseeing etc. This is a great idea and she gave us valuable information and saved us from standing in long queue's to buy the tickets for the acropolis. The breakfast is excellent and the rooftop bar has a great view. The reception staff are also very helpful and friendly. We would definitely stay at the Plaka Hotel again if we visit Athens.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karenken2
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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Karenken2,
It is always a pleasure to receive such kind reviews. Our aim is to make our guests’ stay an unforgettable experience and your appreciating comments encourage us to increase our efforts in offering the outmost to our valuable guests.
We look very forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Property: Plaka Hotel
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:
#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#10 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#16 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaka Hotel 3*
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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