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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Olympic Athens
- Hotel Royal Olympic