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Royal Olympic Hotel
Ranked #61 of 326 Hotels in Athens
London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent location but very noisy”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

I joined my husband on a business trip so can't comment on the room costs, wouldn't call this a five star property, though. We stayed in a room facing one of the busy main streets surrounding the hotel. I'm usually not that sensitive but the noise levels were very high throughout the day and, worse, the night. Bring earplugs or try getting a room facing the courtyard. Otherwise the room was good with a big bathroom and a lovely hot shower.

Breakfast was ok, nothing to write home about. One evening we had dinner in the rooftop restaurant before going out to a company do - good food but way overpriced!! Great view of the Acropolis but there are lots of other places that offer the same.

The redeeming factor is the location. The Acropolis, the Acropolis museum and the adjacent metro station are only a short walk away and a leisurely 20mn. walk through charming little alleyways along the bottom of the Acropolis hill takes you into the old town quarter called Plaka. All in all the hotel did the job for me as I was in Athens to do some sightseeing. I definitely wouldn't pay the inflated rack rates they advertise on their website, though.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

My boufriend(then,now is my husband) had booked a suite in this hotel for a romantic weekend. The room was a palace, very big,spacious with classical furniture and a great view! However, when i found out the price....well...the romance went away!!! Hotels of the same level out of Greece are more affordable.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

I got to say that having breakfast on the terrace at the 7th floor of this hotel has been lightening my trip, the view of the Acropolis is stunning.But, unfortunately the comfort of the hotel is not at the same level. My room was dark, I asked 3 times to fix the problem with no luck. When I arrived to the hotel my TV had 8-10 channel, by the time I left there were 3 left. Contacted the reception, same story "we will fix it" but nothing.
Still Ok for a business trip

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in December , The hotel is very clean and the staff friendly. We were upgraded the room was big with bathrobes slippers water and minibar and a great bed. View from the rooftop bar was amazing. Good location can walk everywhere. We done a few trips but most of the time we walked to the sights as they were close by. The breakfast was good. We had a meal in the hotel the first night the meal was good but very expensive but then if you want nice food you have to pay for it. Would stay here again if ever in Athens.

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Really amazed at the hotel and the location - superb for all the tourist spots. Only had 2 nights there but blown away by the hotel. Went out of season so all the facilities weren't open (all bars, pool etc.) but the Roof Bar and Restaurant made up for that. Spectacular views and the website is spot on with its images. Very pricey but then it is a 5 star hotel. Attentive staff and very friendly making the whole experience quite enjoyable.

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Property: Royal Olympic Hotel
Address: 28-34 Diakou Athanassiou, Athens 117 43, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#43 Romantic Hotel in Athens
Price range (per night): $169 - $828
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Olympic Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 264
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Olympic is a newly fully refurbished 5* hotel located just in the centre of Athens, at a walking distance from all major archaeological sites, points of interest and public transports of the city, and within easy reach to/from the airport. The 264 rooms, and especially the unique Athenian Panorama rooms with a breathtaking view over the temple of Zeus and other major sites of the city, the 18 state of the art meeting rooms, the roof garden restaurant & bar lying in front of the Acropolis, temple of Zeus and Lycabettus Hill, the swimming pool, create a luxurious and warm environment where personal touch, service and attention to every single detail are very well looked after.Should it be for leisure, corporate or MICE travelers, the Royal Olympic offers a unique and authentic Athenian experience that will remain unforgettable to each guest. ... more   less 
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