Booked a triple and asked for a quiet room. Were given a top (5th) floor room at the end of a hall facing a courtyard - not a whisper of outdoor noise. The room to room noise was also good, but somewhat odd in its character. One afternoon I walked by the room next door and heard a woman shouting, when I entered my room she could not be heard at all. In fact we heard no talk or TV noise during our 3 days there. But we did hear the bathroom doors (sliders) thump open and close from several rooms, though not loudly. We also heard the hangers in the closet next door rattling as they were used.
Bathroom was smallish but completely adequate for 3 adults. No plumbing, sanitary or other cleanliness issues at all.
As everyone says, location is superb. Not only can you walk to the Parthenon but even the not-to-be-missed Archeological Museum (3 stops on Metro) is an easy walk. In Athens anything 3 stops or fewer on the Metro is really an easy walk, and often just as fast.
The restaurants in the Plaka are just about all overpriced tourist traps, at least as far as food quality and service. Some with open air seating on the roof do provide spectacular settings and the price is then fair.
Breakfast was fine, even my very picky daughter was able to fully enjoy it. Frankly I can't understand the negative reviews of breakfast. You might not call it your very best of your trip but it would certainly rank no less than third from the 7 hotels we sampled during ours.
Only reservation was the restaurant suggestions by the desk staff. The two we used from them were overpriced and touristy. I'd recommend using recommnedations from a travel guide (we thought Fodor's were pretty good) or from a source like Tripadvisor.com over the hotel's.
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- Also Known As:
- Airotel Parthenon Athens
- Airotel Parthenon Hotel Athens
- Parthenon Hotel Athens