My partner and I stayed at Hotel Plaka for three nights at the end of March. We stayed in a room on the 5th floor (of 6 floors) and had a terrific view of the Acropolis, visible when walking around the room or reading in our chair, not in our room from the bed itself.
The beds pushed together were very comfortable as was the chair for reading, and the room was very peaceful. The staff worked hard to help us with requests for info etc.
The best part about the hotel is the wonderful rooftop terrace, which has pleasant lounge chairs and comfortable tables and chairs and wicker couches and of course the view. In the evening a bar was opened up for guests. (I think it just opened as we came for the season.).
The flaws have to do with the fact that there is one very small elevator for 67 rooms and with the way our closet doors opened out just across from the narrow hall area where the bathroom door opened out across from them. It was awkward. The last flaw is just an irritant to my partner and me, and that is the fact that when you turn on the bathroom light, you also get the fan; there are no separate switches.
The breakfasts were quite good, offered a fairly wide variety.
We would probably choose to return to the Plaka despite the flaws because all in all it is a good hotel and very well-located for seeing the most important sights of Athens. .
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Athens Hotel Plaka
- Plaka Hotel Athens