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“Great location, good service, a bit noisy”
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Plaka Hotel
Ranked #12 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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“Great location, good service, a bit noisy”
Reviewed May 30, 2006

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.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Reviewed May 17, 2006

We had a reservation for the Plaka through Orbitz but when we arrived they told us there was no record of it. After awhile someone in the office "discovered" that our booking had been transferred to another hotel owned by the Plaka, about a mile farther away from the Acropolis. We asked if there was a room available at the Plaka and they said "yes", but they couldn't transfer the reservation back, so apparently it's just a strategy of giving their new acquisition a little extra activity.

We dragged our suitcases around Athens for over an hour trying to find the other hotel (not the first thing you want to do on arrival), which is on a sidestreet, and the direction to which every Greek we asked had a different opinion. Then every time we wanted to go to the Plaka district it was an hour round-trip on foot.

Orbitz was unwilling to take any responsibility for what happened, although they sold us the reservation. I'd avoid both the Plaka and Orbitz.

Jim

  • Stayed October 2005
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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 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#10 Family 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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