The hotel is located about 5 minutes walk from Monastiraki metro station. Along the way from metro station to hotel, you'll pass by a few restaurants and Starbucks. There's a restaurant called Thanasis (you'll see it along the way from metro station to hotel), we had one of our dinner there and the food is great, I would recommend to try it. Flea market is just right next to Monastiraki metro station and Hadrian's Library (ancient archaeological site) is a minute or two away as well. On the left side of the hotel, there're some restaurants as well and another left turn, it was the street for night time shopping, a very long street with lots of shops and some restaurant, it feels like a night market. With 10 - 20 minutes walk, you'll reach a lot more other tourist attractions. You might find yourself having hard time choosing where to eat as there're too many restaurant around this area, we feel like going in and try each of them.
*Greek salad or tomato salad is a must try. The tomato is so crunchy that I almost wanted to order a second plate.
The room is average, but spacious. It is clean and tidy, but nothing special. Toilet is clean (this helps give better rating to the room although the room itself is just average, check the photos I uploaded). WiFi is not free. I was expecting a double room means a double bed, but in fact it is two single beds put together. The aircond is just like the one you have at home, you'll need to switch it on and wait for a period of time to cool down. We're there on summer, coming back from hot and sunny day, it will be good if the room is cold when we enter, but unfortunately we have to wait for the aircond to cool the room down. Roof Terrace is a must visit, it has a great night view of Acropolis.
Check-in and check-out is quick. Breakfast is OK. There're some brochure next to the hotel restaurant, they comes with Athens map, we used that to travel around.
Overall: Great location, average room.
- 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