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Plaka Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I would stay here every time in Athens. Very friendly staff and the room was all that you needed.

Somewhat friendly staff. Close to everything you need.

Nice hotel in the heart of Athens, close to the Acropolis (Parthenon) and the Acropolis Museum and only a 5 minute walk from Monastiraki Metro Station. Take the #2 Blue line metro from the airport to the Monastiraki station. It will cost you 10 Euros per person but you can buy two for 18 Euros. Plenty of restaurants/eateries all around. Walk to the National Archaeological Museum (20-25 minutes) up Athinas and you'll pass by the central fish/meat market. We did the one-day three island tour of Hydra, Poros and Aegina and it was great. Breakfast at the hotel was good and the view from the rooftop terrace was fantastic. There is a bar there but we did not use it. The hotel elevator is small - only used it the first and last day to carry luggage. If you choose to take the stairs, like we did, beware it is a workout especially if your room is on the 6th floor!!!! Free Wi-Fi & breakfast included. If you are travelling from the US, don't forget 220-110 AC adapter (or two). Would recommend this hotel.

Hotel is in a perfect location close to everything. Next to Plaka a few blocks away to Monistaraki square, close to restaurants and shopping. Rooms were comfortable and they gave us complimentary wine and water in our room. Breakfast buffet has a good variety. the rooftop bar has a good view of the Acropolis.

What we expected was modern rooms, balcony with view of Acropolis and relaxing rooftop bar. What we got was a deteriorating room with a sewer smell and no sound proofing, a balcony but only a view of the building next door under construction, and the rooftop bar has no shade and is run down. To be fair our friends had the room next to us and there was no noise problem between our rooms. However, their shower over flowed into the room and they switched rooms. The other wall was useless for noise and we could hear their entire conversation as if they were talking to us. You could hear them sleeping too. I say sleeping because it wasn't like they were snoring loudly. The location was good but for the price you can get better. Breakfast was mediocre and since Athens in general is not pricy for breakfast (maybe 10 euro) next time we'll stay elsewhere. Staff were friendly and helpful except for when our friends wanted a room change. We didn't even both trying to change rooms for the sewage smell after that since it was our last night that the smell came up.

Hotel located two blocks from Monastiraki Square is perfect location from which to see sights of Athens. Incredible view of Acroplis from rooftop terrace/bar, especially at night. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very nice breakfast buffet. If you're looking for all the posh amenities, this isn't the place for you. However it's an outstanding value, and we very much enjoyed our stay here.

Central Athens, in a great location close to the historic sights. Recently renovated and very comfortable.

Ideal location in the Plaka district, couple blocks from Monastiraki square. The Acropolis was only ~20 min walk away (uphill -- though what do you expect?) so we were able to walk there a couple times during our stay. Great view at the rooftop, and great breakfast. Only complaint really is that the "king size bed" was just 2 twins pushed together -- though this seems to be a pretty common arrangement in Europe

Plaka Hotel Athens was very nice! Enjoy the Roof Garden view of the Acropolis and City.

Hotel stay was very close to everything in Plaka which was a plus. I personally did not have a great experience with the staff at the front desk as they were not as welcoming and seldom smiles or even looked at me in the eye when I had questions. Internet did not work on all floors, when I stated I had problems connecting to the wifi, I was told to just go to the computer on the 1st floor. Also I stayed at this hotel because of the great view of the Acropolis and the bar/lounge on the rooftop, however the upstairs bar area was far from what was advertised. I've stayed with many hotels with all levels of star ratings and for this hotel to be classified as a 4 star I would expect a little bit more from the staff.

This little boutique hotel, tucked away on busy Mitropoleos Street between Syntagma and Monastiraki Squares was the perfect place to hang our hats while spending the week in Athens. The location was very convenient for walking to many good sites and museums, eating and shopping. But, the real gem is the hotel itself. It was very clean and the staff was very accommodating. Dorina Stathopoulou, the owner, was there every morning at breakfast in ther restaurant on the second floor asking everyone about their plans for the day and guiding us in any way we needed. But the best place of all is the hotel's rooftop patio, with it's breathtaking view of the Acropolis and the city of Athens. I think it was too early in the season for the bar up there to be open, but many folks just brought up their own spirits, or coffee (in Greece, there is always time for coffee, and their just happens to be a Starbucks about a block away). It was the perfect place to watch the sunset and just relax after a hard day of sightseeing and museum hopping. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Athens. My only suggestion to you would be to ask for a room facing the Acropolis. We over looked Mitropoleos on a lower level floor and it was quite noisy when we had the balcony door open.

7, Kapnikareas & Mitropoleos St Athens Attiki

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Roman Agora and Ancient Agora
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Athens City Centre, Plaka Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Ancient Agora and Hellenic Parliament. This 67-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Athens and also close to Acropolis Museum and Panathenaic Stadium.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast served from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All 67 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Plaka Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, self parking is EUR 18 per night, and there's also a train station shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a computer station, a free grocery shopping service, and a terrace.

Room options

Family Room, Connecting Rooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Superior Room, Balcony

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room (Acropolis View)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Plaka Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (3) Family (2) Friends (1)
4

best view possible in athens

Everyone
Acropolis Every Night

I would stay here every time in Athens. Very friendly staff and the room was all that you needed.

By on Apr 1, 2017

4

central location close to everything

Everyone

Somewhat friendly staff. Close to everything you need.

By on Jan 20, 2017

4

nice hotel close to the acropolis

Everyone

Nice hotel in the heart of Athens, close to the Acropolis (Parthenon) and the Acropolis Museum and only a 5 minute walk from Monastiraki Metro Station. Take the #2 Blue line metro from the airport to the Monastiraki station. It will cost you 10 Euros per person but you can buy two for 18 Euros. Plenty of restaurants/eateries all around. Walk to the National Archaeological Museum (20-25 minutes) up Athinas and you'll pass by the central fish/meat market. We did the one-day three island tour of Hydra, Poros and Aegina and it was great. Breakfast at the hotel was good and the view from the rooftop terrace was fantastic. There is a bar there but we did not use it. The hotel elevator is small - only used it the first and last day to carry luggage. If you choose to take the stairs, like we did, beware it is a workout especially if your room is on the 6th floor!!!! Free Wi-Fi & breakfast included. If you are travelling from the US, don't forget 220-110 AC adapter (or two). Would recommend this hotel.

By , from Virginia on Oct 11, 2016

5

great hotel

Everyone

Hotel is in a perfect location close to everything. Next to Plaka a few blocks away to Monistaraki square, close to restaurants and shopping. Rooms were comfortable and they gave us complimentary wine and water in our room. Breakfast buffet has a good variety. the rooftop bar has a good view of the Acropolis.

By , from houston on Sep 23, 2016

2

overrated and outdated

Everyone

What we expected was modern rooms, balcony with view of Acropolis and relaxing rooftop bar. What we got was a deteriorating room with a sewer smell and no sound proofing, a balcony but only a view of the building next door under construction, and the rooftop bar has no shade and is run down. To be fair our friends had the room next to us and there was no noise problem between our rooms. However, their shower over flowed into the room and they switched rooms. The other wall was useless for noise and we could hear their entire conversation as if they were talking to us. You could hear them sleeping too. I say sleeping because it wasn't like they were snoring loudly. The location was good but for the price you can get better. Breakfast was mediocre and since Athens in general is not pricy for breakfast (maybe 10 euro) next time we'll stay elsewhere. Staff were friendly and helpful except for when our friends wanted a room change. We didn't even both trying to change rooms for the sewage smell after that since it was our last night that the smell came up.

By on Aug 7, 2016

5

perfect location

Couples

Hotel located two blocks from Monastiraki Square is perfect location from which to see sights of Athens. Incredible view of Acroplis from rooftop terrace/bar, especially at night. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Very nice breakfast buffet. If you're looking for all the posh amenities, this isn't the place for you. However it's an outstanding value, and we very much enjoyed our stay here.

By on Oct 26, 2015

4

great location,great value

Couples

Central Athens, in a great location close to the historic sights. Recently renovated and very comfortable.

By on Nov 5, 2013

4

great location in the heart of athens

Families

Ideal location in the Plaka district, couple blocks from Monastiraki square. The Acropolis was only ~20 min walk away (uphill -- though what do you expect?) so we were able to walk there a couple times during our stay. Great view at the rooftop, and great breakfast. Only complaint really is that the "king size bed" was just 2 twins pushed together -- though this seems to be a pretty common arrangement in Europe

By on Apr 19, 2013

4

happiest bornday to me!

Families

Plaka Hotel Athens was very nice! Enjoy the Roof Garden view of the Acropolis and City.

By on Jul 6, 2012

3

ok experience

Couples

Hotel stay was very close to everything in Plaka which was a plus. I personally did not have a great experience with the staff at the front desk as they were not as welcoming and seldom smiles or even looked at me in the eye when I had questions. Internet did not work on all floors, when I stated I had problems connecting to the wifi, I was told to just go to the computer on the 1st floor. Also I stayed at this hotel because of the great view of the Acropolis and the bar/lounge on the rooftop, however the upstairs bar area was far from what was advertised. I've stayed with many hotels with all levels of star ratings and for this hotel to be classified as a 4 star I would expect a little bit more from the staff.

By on Mar 7, 2012