I was recommended this hotel by friends who have recently stayed at the Royal Olympic and was not disappointed. The room - a 'double de luxe' has the most amazing view overlooking the Temple of Zeus and the Parthenon. The room was very luxurious, had its own little dressing room and a magnificent bathroom. The staff were so helpful and friendly each day that nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant on the top floor was absolutely wonderful with views to die for. It was so lovely up there that it was hard to leave the breakfast table! Breakfast was excellent too. Lovely swimming pool and spa, as well as a reading room with comfy armchairs and sofas and even a computer room. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the city. The only downside was that the area around the hotel has many very busy roads which are sometimes difficult to cross, as taxi drivers and motor cyclists often ignore the red lights. Also the Plaka area and Monastriki area are within walking distance, but the Plaka has become very touristy now, and the food there is, on the whole, rather expensive and nondescript. But there is always an opportunity to take a mini cruise to the nearest islands - that was a great day out, and the Acropolis Museum is a must. The other things to watch for are taxi fares which fluctuate - the hotel reommended the prices that should be charged which was helpful - and to watch bags because of pickpocketing in the current economic climate. Otherwise it was a wonderful stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Olympic is a newly fully refurbished 5* hotel located just in the centre of Athens, at a walking distance from all major archaeological sites, points of interest and public transports of the city, and within easy reach to/from the airport. The 264 rooms, and especially the unique Athenian Panorama rooms with a breathtaking view over the temple of Zeus and other major sites of the city, the 18 state of the art meeting rooms, the roof garden restaurant & bar lying in front of the Acropolis, temple of Zeus and Lycabettus Hill, the swimming pool, create a luxurious and warm environment where personal touch, service and attention to every single detail are very well looked after.Should it be for leisure, corporate or MICE travelers, the Royal Olympic offers a unique and authentic Athenian experience that will remain unforgettable to each guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Olympic Athens
- Hotel Royal Olympic