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Plaka Hotel

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We booked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and this is the first time I've been disappointed by a hotel highly recommended. I was surprised to find the hotel is a 3 star since the prices are similar to the 4 star hotels we'd stayed at on our trip through Germany prior to our arrival in Greece. Most of the...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kim S, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review . We always value our guests' opinion since we believe they are a great tool to be used towards improvement. I am glad to read that you enjoyed... the "great location", welcome sweet surprise and "lovely view" and new bathrooms. Obviously, I am disappointed to...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

If you are in athens for 1-2 nights ... Great location. Functional hotel but noisy. Nice patio but only a corner of it functions with the great views. Starbucks and a great gyro place 1 blocks way . Overall good location but if you want something nicer stay at the Exedra palace.

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear OhioTrave. Thank you for staying with us and for your review. I am glad that you were satisfied with the " great location", and restaurants near by. I was surprised from your comment on our roof top. Plaka hotel's big terrace space is an unobstructed of 360 degrees. It is not only from one corner. You can see the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Great location - close to the Plaka area and flea markets - lots of mens & ladies clothes, cafes and high end and low cost souvenirs. Good proximity to the hop-on hop-off buses, making it easy to see the city lighlights. Make sure you visit the rooftop after 5pm, and relax and take in the awesome view of the Acropolis...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bellabess, We have read your very kind comments with great appreciation and satisfaction. We thank you for your time to share these comments on Trip Advisor and for pointing out our fresh and varied breakfast buffet. Best regards

Adelaide Hills, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2014

A great hotel in a good location and only a 3 star!! Lovely room and modern bathroom. Staff very friendly and helpful. Plentiful breakfast and access to free tea and coffee most of the day. The roof top area really makes your stay with fantastic views over the Acropolis as you sip a glass of fine Greek wine.

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Juliet W "A real surprise” …. "only a three star"...what more could one ask for. Thank you for your feedback and for the detailed description of many aspects of your stay at Plaka hotel. Hope to see you and your friends on a future trip to Athens. Best regards

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

It was a comfortable stay in Plaka hotel. It's not a fancy one and even a little bit old. But the staff there is friendly and room is clean and nice. What's more surprised is there fantastic view in roof garden!! Do visit their roof garden during your stay!

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hicherry Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that your stay was comfortable and the view was a "fantastic surprise". We hope you will come back. Best regards

Brantford, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Right in the middle of the Plaka! A five minute walk to the subway that takes you to the airport (40 minutes) or port (20 minutes) Room was large with a wonderful bathroom. Rooftop bar has wonderful view of Acropolis and Plaka district. Staff went out of their way to help and make you feel at home. Would definitely stay...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear d d Thank you for your review with high score and promise to come back to Plaka Hotel. Our hotel is well known for its "hospitality" and "care" to our guest and we are proud when we achieve such a positive result, like your satisfaction. I am sure your review will be helpful to other TA readers. Best regards

Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Reviewed 29 September 2014

My husband and I stayed here one night before traveling back to the USA. Conveniently located in the heart of Athens and a staff that was welcoming, helpful and gracious throughout our stay. While making my way through security, I realized I had left our camera in our room safe. I contacted the hotel and they secured my camera and...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane a, We are delighted to know that your precious memories from Greece got into to your hands thanks to our honest staff. We thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to review Plaka hotel on tripadvisor community. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best regards

Reviewed 26 September 2014

This hotel is a little gem, so central. 10 mins brings you to the foot of the Acropolis, Hadrians library is less than 5min away. The rooms are lovely, fluffy towels, excellent shower and bath, the breakfast caters for everyone, just great. A nice touch is that there is free tea, coffee etc available all day, which is good after...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maralyn P A view to "die for" ... Most of our guests will agree with you. It was a great pleasure to have you staying at Plaka, even more to read of such complimentary impressions; It gives us every reason to continue our efforts! I am glad you have taken good advantage of your days in Athens and the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This hotel is in the Plaka area (old quarter), across the road you will find Ermou Street which is a shopping street, around the corner lots of bars, restaurants, touristy shops. We stayed here for 2 nights before heading to the islands and our room was on the 2nd floor, very comfortable bed and room clean. The second time we...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CDs4 Your promise of coming back to Plaka Hotel makes us very proud! We thank you for your time to share your impressions with TA community, pointing out the great location, helpful staff, cleanliness, rich breakfast buffet and... the "crown" of our hotel ... "amazing" view. Thank you again. Best regards

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Just 2 nights in Athens on way to the islands so wanted somewhere central. We took the metro from the airport to Monastiraki station - walked out looking for a recognisable street sign - none - an older Greek guy stopped and asked if we needed help - on guard to being ripped off but turned out to be a...

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Dorina S, General Manager at Plaka Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Granny-Mae, Your title and review gave us great joy! Thank you for communicating the enthusiastic experience of your stay at Plaka. It gives us every reason to continue our efforts! Your detailed and honest review will definitely help other Tripadvisor readers. Best regards

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Staying in Plaka

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Plaka
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Plaka Hotel

Address: 7, Kapnikareas street and corner of Mitropoleos | Plaka / Acropolis / Syntagma / Monastiraki, Athens 105 56, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Plaka
Price Range: $105 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Plaka Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Athens Hotel Plaka
Plaka Hotel Athens
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#10 Family Hotel in Athens
#10 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#10 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#16 Business Hotel in Athens
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“A view of the Acropolis.”
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“Get an inside room so it is quiet. Facing the street is noisy.”
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“The Acropolis view rooms would be very nice to have; but even without them, you can easily go to the roof to see the Acropolis.”
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“All rooms are good. Superior rooms are larger and have a balcony and there are also rooms with a view of the Acropolis.”
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