Goes out of their way to make sure that guests are well cared for. Immediately after check in a staff member appears with wine, cold water, and baklava. There is a staff member dedicated to guest satisfaction who appears in the breakfast room to see how guests are doing and to solve any problems. We called the front desk to say we were having trouble […] with the TV someone was there in less than 3 minutes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, Thank you for your warm comments about your stay in our hotel. It is always so nice to read such complimentary comments about our staff as they aim to make every guests’ stay memorable. I will ensure that your kind words are passed onto them and that their service is duly recognized. I do hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Best regards
"Nice hotel close to the Acropolis"
Nice hotel, helpful staff and centrally located to all of the major attractions. Our room had a partial view of the acropolis. The rooftop bar view is incredible. The breakfast was very good and included even included greek pastries and spinach and cheese pies.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, We are delighted to read that you were happy with your Acropolis view room,the location,the staff,the roof bar view and the greek variety of sweets and pies of our breakfast.I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards
Ifyou are staying awhile ask for the rooms with a view of the Acropolis. But avoid the 6th floor, it is underneath the deck and everyone is on the deckuntil 1:00. So, I had earplugs, the TV on full blast and the AC on but I could still hear folks on the top moving chairs and walking on my head. I could have moved rooms but there were full up and I would […] have to get a smaller room or one without a view. I opted to not have sleep until 1am. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you because of the late closure of the roof terrace the days of your stay. In general we do not receive similar complains, but your review will help us improve. Thank you again. Best regards Dorina S.
"Great property...great staff...great location....."
Great property...great staff...great location.....Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your high score! Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are pleased to know that our high standards of service and facilities enabled you to have an enjoyable and memorable stay. Kind regards
"Hotel near the Acropolis, shoppin and Eateries"
This hotel is convenient in location and the staff is pretty pleasant. They offer you a small complimentary bottle of wine for two when you arrive and a nice continental breakfast. The rooms and the bathrooms are extremely tiny. The bathroom is the size of a closet. The view from the roof top is their nicest marketing point. They have a wonderful view […] to the Acropolis where you can take very nice scenic pictures. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Athens. We hope you will come back to us on a future trip to Athens and you will give us the oportunity to match your expectations. Kind regards Dorina S.
"Wonderful hotel in a great location!!!"
We had a great stay at the Plaka Hotel. The hotel staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The view from the rooftop garden was exceptional and there was a nice bar there to get drinks at. The breakfast was awesome and had many choices. We were able to last until dinner most nights. I would highly recommend the Plaka Hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Athens and for highly recommending us. We are glad our friendly staff helped exploring the city. We hope to see you again on a future trip. Best regards
"great location for all the sites"
The hotel is clean, the roof terrace view is stunning and the front desk staff was very helpful. The location couldn't be more perfect for walking to all of the must-see Athens sites. This is my second stay there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, We thank you for your review and for being a repeted client. We are glad you enjoyed the very central location as well as the stunning view of the Acropolis from our roof terrace. Best regards
"Great view nice location"
Loved the hotel great location .I paid extra for the acropolis view and it was well worth it.I could stare at it forever day or night.The room was very clean no bedbugs like someone mentioned a couple months ago.They brought us a nice red wine and some sweets complimentary. My only complaint is they didn't offer to store our bags in the locked room […] before we could check in,in the morning.They wanted to leave them in a unsecure area.I refused.After we sat there awhile they stored our bags in the locked room.Also the public bathroom by the breakfast area was very dirty.The rooftop deck was great beautiful view. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, We are glad you liked the room with the view of the Acropolis and the very central location of Plaka Hotel. I am sorry we were not able to store your bags on arrival, as it the storage room was full. We offer a side space which is safe and for additional security we also offer safe deposit boxes for all valuables needed to be locked. I am sorry for the unpleasant experience of the public bathroom, which is cleaned several time a day.I thank you for your comment that helps us improve. Hope to see you again on a future trip to Athens.
"I've never been so uncomfortable"
We got to the hotel and it looked like a pretty normal 3-star, euro fashion. Teensy tiny elevator, English speaking staff, and non-accessible. Our room, however, was a different story. We opened the door and got hit with the worst smell we had ever encountered in a hotel. We found later that the vent in the bathroom connected to all of the other bathrooms […] in the hotel block, and everything that goes on in a bathroom. It was really unpleasant. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, I thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Athens. I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused to you due to the bathroom smell. Your comment has been seriously examined and we have fix the problem. Should you decide to come back to Athens I would be glad to assist you and match your expectations. Best regards
"Good stay in the Plaka"
The Plaka hotel is right in the center of the Plaka for easy stroll to most places in the Plaka, including a walk not too far from the Acropolis.The hotel was sold out upon our arrival so we were unable to book one additional nite stay but sent us to a sister hotel - that was a bit smaller but near the central market whic was most interesting.The breakfast […] selection was adequate and tasty. We especially liked the roof top deck for beverages and a great view of the Plaka and onto the Acropolis. Some of desk staff most helpful but one male could have cared less about most anything. I would stay there again for the central location to shopping, restaurants and sites.Bill Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotels and for your review. We also hope you will come back to Athens and stay with us again. Kins regards Dorina S.
Only stayed one night, room was nice and clean only problem was the air conditioning. It barely worked so our room was so hot. If I stayed more than one night I would have had to move to another room. Location is near everything, easy to walk around. Nice roof space which was actually empty. View of acropolis with bar and seats. Good breakfast buffet […] included in room rate which is always nice. Overall it was good for one night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Based on reviews we expected a decent hotel in convenient location. When the taxi pulled up on a street with abandoned buildings and trash piled 5 feet high we were more than disappointed. Staff was not friendly. Elevator tiny and slow. Room small and smelled like a sewer. I was kept awake both nights by critters climbing inside the walls. Glad we only […] stayed 2 nights but tried to make the best of it our visit to Athens Location was convenient, breakfast decent, and we enjoyed the Athens sites-the new Acropolis museum was truly amazing. Found 2 nice rooftop restaurants at more upscale hotels where we enjoyed dinner each night Athens isn't on my list of places I would want to visit again, but if I did I would not stay at the Plaka Hotel Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We always value our guests' opinion since we believe they are a great tool to be used towards improvement. I am sorry to read that we did not match your expectations during your short stay in our hotel. It is a pity you did not experience the friendly and welcome staff, as most of our guests are raving about. Concerning the small elevator, you are right, but it is something that can't be changed due to static reasons. Hotels of our category in the area were built in the 60's, under different regulations. Concerning your comment on the small room, we have also bigger rooms, and different types and prices. I am really sorry you did not like our city with such a great history. Best regards
Room was small but adequate. Good shower, good breakfast and pleasant staff. VERY tiny elevator for this size hotel.Nice roof top with view of Acropolis. very good location for site seeing , restaurants and shopsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel in the heart of the city"
Located within walking distance to a majority of the sites, this hotel was a great base to explore the surrounding archeological treasures. The economy rooms are quite small, but provide everything you need to make a short stay comfortable. If you were staying longer than a few nights, might recommend upgrading to a bigger room. The hotel has a great […] rooftop patio that revealed a stunning view of the acropolis at night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"in the heart of the Plaka!"
Front desk staff was amazingly helpful, the included breakfast was a really nice spread and had huge variety. Rooms are small but since I wasn't there to spend my time inside, not a problem. Wonderful shopping and great places to eat are well within walking distance and the views from the rooftop deck are awesome!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for stopping a few days."
Plaka's greatest asset is its location. It is in a perfect spot in Athens and cannot be bettered. The hotel struck me as functional rather than elegant or luxurious, but as such, it was very nice and met all our needs.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Plaka Hotel Dear Pamela, Thank you for staying at Plaka hotel last June and for your review that has helped us improve. Should you decide to come back please check the different types of rooms we have in order to match all your needs.Wishing you a very happy new year. Best regards. Dorina S
"Better rooftop view than 5 the Grande Bretagne"
Great breakfast and perfect location, close to restaurants, shopping, 2 major metro stops, and historic sites.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel and location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Oasis in Athens"
A great hotel for a reasonable price. Very secure and clean with modern rooms with amenities. Very near old Athens, so once you step outside it is all raucous street vendors (and pickpockets). This can be great, just don't expect to be shielded from the locals.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The concierge, Eva, was exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had a standard room which was cramped. I would recommend you upgrade if possible. The breakfast was very good The location of the hotel is excellent. The roof garden had great views, but needs some improvements. Some of the "garden" was dead and some umbrellas would help when it is very […] sunny Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel."
Nice rooms. Larger than most European hotel rooms. Very nice staff. Very good breakfast. Great location. View from rooftop of the Acropolis and Lycabettis is spectacular. We would surely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
The view on the roof overlooking the Acropolis. Breathtaking. The service was excellent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A home away from home for two & half weeks!"
I have traveled all over the world and rate hotels by the hospitality of the staff, the beds, bathroom facilities and handicap capabilities. I can honestly say the Plaka Hotel in Athens rated very highly on all of these. Eve, the hostess in the Breakfast Room, was exceptional in assistance of all travelers. Like all older hotels it has some faults in […] the physical environment, but the leadership has tried to update the facilities as much as possible. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel, great location"
My wife and I spent 4-5 days at the Plaka Hotel early May 2013. The hotel is centrally located, had free wifi that works well, good choices at breakfast, open dining all day for tea/coffee and a terrace with a great view of the Parthenon with an attached bar. Excellent value hotel. Staff was courteous and very helpfulGenuine Expedia guest review
Perfect Hotel for the Price in best area of Athens. Nighttime view from rooftop of Acropolis is breathtaking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel Plaka was very modern and had a very friendly staff. The room was clean and nicely furnished. What we loved about the hotel was the truly remarkable view of the Parthenon. The view was even more stunning after nightfall because of the way they light it up. We ended each night at the hotel roof bar soaking in the beauty. We all thought the neighborhood […] was fun with all the restaurants and shopping. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent location, helpful staff"
Our first concern was location, and this hotel is within walking distance of most sights. The rooftop garden with view of the Acropolis is wonderful. Staff was very good at directing us to our sights. After a good breakfast in a room with expansive views out, refreshments were available for the remainder of the day. The room was a comfortable place […] to recover from jet lag, and we wished we'd booked 4 nights instead of 3, because there was more to see in Athens than we anticipated. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very pleasant stay."
They had open breakfast at 5 am when we came back from partying :) wonderful! the terrace isnt as seen in the pics but we didnt really care. The location is also great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An Urban Oasis (with coffee/tea)"
The Plaka Hotel is conveniently located within easy (10-20 min.) walking distance of Athens's main tourist sights. The deluxe twin room with balcony has a very limited view of the Acropolis but is otherwise worth the cost because it's roomy, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast buffet is nicely presented and offers something for almost everyone's taste. […] The coffee machine is available at all hours at no extra cost: since the hotel is never far away, take advantage of it and return for a short break. Bring a pasty with you or eat one of the hotel's cookies. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Tiny..Tiny... Elevator, but well worth the stay"
Our intention was to be in the middle of all the action and that is what we got. Walking distance to great restaurants, convenient location and walkable for a 5 year old, lots of shopping. Athens is full of Graffiti, unfortunately, even in the least expected areas such as historical buildings and business. Because of this, upon arrival we thought it […] was a little sketchy, but then realized that it was safe and the staff was very helpful. Breakfast hostess was exceptionally cordial and asked if we were arriving or leaving. Upon learning that we were leaving they arranged a cab to wait for us downstairs. Downside: our shower was clogged and there was construction right across our window. We had a fantastic view of Acropolis from the deck, but beware it closes at 11ish. Ahh the elevator is 4feet by 4feet, and was a huge problem when we were leaving the hotel. We needed to open the door only to realize that it was full. Unfortunately we repeated this process 5 times and 1/2 hour later encountered an angry French man who spread all his luggage on the elevator floor and claimed the space as is own telling everyone that there was no room and we couldn't get it. Leave it the French to spoil a vacation in Athens. It made for an interesting checkout and I feel the hotel can maybe provide service to help carry the luggage down the stairs. This would minimize guest confrontation and ensure that we do not suddenly become frustrated with an additional flight challenge. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I arranged a trip for six of us to visit Athens and the surrounding area. We spent8 nights at the hotel and everyone was so impressed. The location is superb! Situated near all of the major sights is amazing! They were helpful in so many ways... They helped me confirm with a local tour agency for each of our side-trips and answered any question with […] a smile. The breakfast met the many needs and wants in our group. We spent the last night watching the Acropolis lights come on as the sun set. What a great experience! We would definitely return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"What a pleasant 3 days!"
There is not much to criticize. The fact that the rooms have hardwood floors lends to Hearing those above you if they are noisy but do not let that deter you from staying! The hotel was terrific and so was the location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Athens hotel with a great location"
We stayed at the Plaka for three nights, February 9, 10, and 11, 2013. It was very conveniently located and we could walk to the Acropolis, many shops, and lots of restaurants. It was also near the Metro. The staff was very helpful. The breakfast area was clean and the buffet was very good. The rooftop area was beautiful and afforded you a view of hte […] Acropolis and much of the city. The most negative aspect was the elevator. It worked intermittently and we had to use the service elevator twice. It was overall a good value. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel in the heart of Plaka"
The hotel is very close to everthing you want to see and most of the shopping in Athens. Nice breakfast bar and most of the staff was amicable. We had no view and the side of the room we were on was extremely loud with pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Roof top bar only open for drinks from April although open for sitting not very well maintained. Walls […] are quite thin, could hear all of our neighbors. Overall a good experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This place is a no brainier!"
In comparison to many places of comparable class in this city this is an extremely good value for the price. Rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and breakfast was delicious and quite an added value.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great value for the money. Location x 3"
My wife and I spend 5 days here at the Plaka Hotel in mid February 2013. We originally chose this hotel for several reasons. Central to most of Athens sites, the picture of the rooftop views and the idea of eating dinner on the rooftop. The hotel was a little run down, the roof top balcony was closed for drinks and food apparently this is a seasonal […] thing. Our morning breakfast was beautiful with nice fluffy scrambled eggs bacon or sausages depending on the day, cereals, fresh coffee and much more. There is a Starbucks less than 100 meters west along with several other restaurants. We hired a private tour guide for 2 of the days and for the other days we explored other local site within walking distance like Temple of Hephaestus only 500 meters from the hotel, and some of the shops on the pedestrian area. Summary: The pictures were 5 stars, but the hotel was more of a 3.5 star. The rooms could have been a little cleaner specifically the bathroom tile grout. The water pressure was great and the bathroom style was very modern. Beds very comfortable wireless internet was also nice. The only thing I can say about the internet is when we purchased more than 1 hour but less than 8 they give you a password for each hour. Even thought there were a few things we criticized, don’t let this discourage you, we didn’t. All of our basic needs were satisfied; comfortable bed a view of the Parthenon, shops and restaurants nearby. We would recommend thi Hotel to others. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Rooms were great! Very Clean. All bathrooms have now been renovated, beds were very comfortable, and having original hardwood floors was a cozy touch. TVs are a little outdated and the only clear channel I could get was CNN...ugh. But for me this hotel had a perfect combination of everything I was looking for. Parking nearby(if you can find an open […] spot), in the clean, historic district of Plaka, newer bathrooms and nice beds, decent breakfast as well as free coffee and biscuits throughout the day, excellent views from a rooftop terrace, and 2 free hours of wifi in the rooms(1 euro per hour after that). This hotel was just right with the right price. Very nice without being over the top. I was also told by a local restaurant owner that you have great bargaining power with the hotel in the slow season(Dec.-March, June & September) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"perfekt place to feel the city."
location is perfekt. in the hart of athens. breakfest is good. rooms are big. and the view froom the roof is superv.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location, helpful staff, mundane breakfast"
The rooms were kept very clean, and the staff were almost all very friendly. The hotel provided breakfast, which was nice. The Greek portion of the breakfast bar included creamy feta, olives, thick Greek yogurt, and delicious honey, among other things. They could've changed up some of the things they offered, in the Greek and the non-Greek section, […] though. Also, I wish there had been some more carbs, such as in the form of bagels or potatoes. However, coming from an American upbringing, I may have alternate expectations than some. The hotel had a useful collection of maps and travel information. They would post the weather forecast in the main lobby, and the next floor up had brochures on sightseeing, shopping, and transportation. The location of the hotel is absolutely wonderful. There are a plentiful number of places in which to indulge in authentic, traditional Greek food - gyros, saganaki, souvlaki, Greek coffee, etc. There are also places that offer less traditional fare, like pasta. All in all, the food places may be hard to find at first, but once you start paying attention, you will see them. Additionally, Plaka is walking distance from almost anything and anywhere you would want to visit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is our second stay and it just got better. Tonya and Michael in the front desk are both very friendly and accommodating. It left us with a very good impression of our Greek vacation and will certainly recommend it to friends and family inspite of the on and off demonstrations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Centrally located and reasonable price. Bedroom and breakfast area kept very clean. Monica and Tonya from the breakfast room are assets to this hotel. They helped us with places to see and visit. They are very accommodating and friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Hotel that Made our Dreams Come True..."
I traveled with my girlfriend, that on the rooftop of this hotel became my fiance. The beautiful view makes this hotel a gem, and such a romanitic setting. It is very close to two metro stations: Syntagma and Monastyraki, so it is just minutes from everything. Being situated in the Plaka neighborhood, it is the best part of the city to be in. The breakfast […] was great, and it was plus that it was ready at six, eventhough it is not supposed to be served until seven. The staff was awesome! I can seriously say that all the help and advice we recieved from Michael truely made out trip special! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"GOOD HOTEL DURING TRYING TIMES - STRIKE"
DIFFICULTY GETTING TO THE HOTEL BECAUSE OF THE STRIKE BUT ONCE THERE MANAGEMENT WAS VERY HELPFUL AND SOLVED OUR PROBLEM OF GETTING TO THE CRUISE SHIP.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value, service, location."
The reviews i read were spot on. I would stay at plaka again. Your day starts with a solid buffet breakfast that i began to look forward to. The staff checks in with every guest in there to see if they can assist. I loved that. The location is great. Take x95 bus frow airport to syntagma square and it is an easy walk to hotel, even with big bags. Close […] to acropolis and agora and metro stations and lots of restaurants and shopping. Clean rooms. They even helped out with a personal problem that wasnt any fault of theirs. Thanks. Great stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location , you can walk to all importants sites in Athens, very good service, very good breakfast. Is an small Hotel , but very convenient for everything. Eva who works to the hotel can help you a lot about what to do in Athens and others places in Greece. There are many restaurants around, but be aware about Old Ithaki Restaurant just behind […] the Hotel, they scam the tourists and overcharge your bill. I really recommend this Hotel to everyone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"worth every cent"
First time in Greece & Plaka Hotel is amazing!!! Best hotel I've stayed at....price was 100% cheap included breaky and the best breaky too! I'm coming back...don't know when but I am!I love. Staff are very helpful here and awesome location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"perfect for me"
gracious. very professional. i will say, however, that most of the male receptionists were soooo professional that there was hardly a smile! not true for the females. good location. AND THE BEST VIEW OF THE ACROPOLIS FROM ROOFTOP TERRACE. RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location is great for tourists. Breakfast was great and the employees are very responsive and looking to help. I would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good, cheap and friendly!"
Plaka Hotel is a very friendly hotel, not big though, but very charming.... Is very close to restaurants and shops, and when I mean very close is like, 2 blocks away, walking in a very busy area where u can feel safe and confortable. The staff is really friendly, I could hear them talking in at least 2 different languages apart from english, so if u […] are spanish speaker is a good place to stay. The view from upstairs is really nice and is worth the price for the hotel. U gonna have a basic but good breakfast and a very friendly staff. I really recomend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Four nights in Athens, back for one more!"
Great location and value. Located just an easy walk of Acropolis, as well as other historic sites. Lots of shopping and great dinning around. Metro is a block away or take bus E95 for a cheap ride from the airport. The Plaka will give you directions. Hotel is excellent value for the money and are trying hard by offering a good breakfast selection.and […] a very nice and helpful hostess named Eva..Free coffee, lattes, cappuchino, and cookies till 5:30pm at the restaurant .They are clean and nicely done. The wine and fruit basket are a nice welcome. We stayed four nights there, spent the weekend in Nafplio. Came back for one night before our flight out from Athens. We didn't even look for another hotel! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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