We stayed at the Plaka twice in our recent trip through Greece. The first time, our room faced the front. This is a very busy one lane street, and especially on weekend nights - and there's a bar that plays loud music until the late hours. The noise is ok if you close the windows and sleep with the AC on. The best things about the Plaka are the great location, wonderful breakfasts, and top notch service. The other small downside was that our "double" bed was actually two small twins pushed next to each other.
The 2nd time we stayed at the Plaka, we requested a room on the back side with a double or queen bed. The staff was able to accomodate this, but we were warned that the room would be smaller. It was worth it, so much more quiet and with a great view of the Acropolis.
Lastly, we originally booked our reservations on Orbitz about 3 months before our trip. About 2 weeks before we were to leave, Orbitz advised that our reservations were not valid, and wanted to rebook us into other hotels which we thought were not equitable, or were in not so great locations, etc. After some pulling of teeth, Orbitz agreed to refund our money, and we rebooked the Plaka via other hotel websites - although it was a bit more expensive.
- 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