€100.00 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 26 Aug 2014 Check-out 27 Aug 2014

Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

5 stars
28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Street, Athens, 11743
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
46 reviews
Exceptional

Opulence without the cost and stuffiness. Friendly, helpful staff, terrific views of Parthenon... See full review

  • Diamantina
  • 24 May 2014
Perfección

Everything was absolutely perfect . The people the lo cariño and the building seré outrageous See full review

  • Arodrigu
  • 2 May 2014
Royal views from the rooftop garden bar and restaurant at Athens hotel
The Royal Olympic Hotel Athens, situated in front of the Temple of Zeus, offers amazing views from its formidable locale. A rooftop gourmet restaurant showcases eclectic Greek cuisine and panoramas of both the temple and the Acropolis, especially dazzling when lit up at night. Catch more views from the adjacent bar, the hotel library, some of the guest rooms or from the sights themselves, within an easy walk from the Royal Olympic Hotel Athens. Swim in the seasonal outdoor pool, hit the fitness center or stroll to the beautiful neighborhood of Plaka.
Highlights

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the property
  • Three on-site bars
  • Incredible views of the Temple of Zeus from the rooftop restaurant

Rooms
Select from a range of room styles and sizes at the Royal Olympic Hotel Athens, from cozy European-style rooms that look out to the courtyard swimming pool to grand rooms and suites with marble bathrooms, deep soaking tubs, balconies and panoramic views. Non-smoking rooms are available at the Royal Olympic Hotel Athens. High-speed wireless Internet access is free and 24-hour room service is available.
Features
Sip coffee while paging through multilingual books about Greece in the library within the Royal Olympic Hotel Athens. Large picture windows frame memorable views of Athens landmarks. For more views, try the daily breakfast buffet (fees apply) on the roof. Executives find convenience in the business center as well as on-site parking, shoe shine and services for laundry, dry cleaning, ironing, copy and fax. Browse the jewelry store at the Royal Olympic Hotel Athens, make a massage appointment or take the nearby metro to explore the city.
Transportation
  • Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (22.4 mi/36.1 km)
Attractions

  • National Garden of Athens (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Syntagma Square (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Acropolis and Parthenon (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Athens National Art Gallery (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Piraeus Port (6.3 mi/10.1 km)
  • Glyfada (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • HELEXPO Conference Center (10.4 mi/16.8 km)
  • Mediterranean Exhibition Center (12.2 mi/19.6 km)

Business

  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel
  • Business center with secretarial services available (fees apply)
  • 18 renovated meeting rooms accommodate up to 700 people

Royal Olympic Hotel Athens Rooms

Executive Room
Stylish, comfortable and tastefully decorated using bright colours and elegant furnishing. A homemade traditional buffet breakfast is offered that varies every day for the guests to have the opportunity to taste different local recipes, always using carefully selected healthy raw materials. These rooms have pool or city view.
Deluxe Room
Spacious, quiet and very elegant. A nice mixture of marbles and very fine fabrics in beautiful colours. Breakfast is served in our Roof Garden Restaurant and offers a variety of homemade traditional recipes prepared with carefully selected, healthy raw materials while enjoying the breathtaking view.
Athenian Panorama
All Athenian Panorama Rooms are just opposite the Temple of Zeus, which is the largest in Greece, exceeding even the Parthenon in size and one of Athens most important archaeological sights. The view of the Temple, The National Gardens and The Lycabettus Hill turns your windows into a live work of art. Such a view could only promote an inspired decoration, an environment whose aesthetics, discreet luxury and comfort are synonymous of perfection. Breakfast is served on the Roof Garden. Different healthy recipes will impress you and will offer you the opportunity to try traditional tastes from all over the country. The Chef uses very high quality raw materials and everything is prepared in house.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.9681 23.7319
Area served
Royal Olympic is located near the major archaeological sites. The Acropolis, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, The National Gardens are only a few of the monuments that you can enjoy while staying in this 5* Hotel.
Nearby airports
Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
Area description
Located in the City/Business district, Railway Station Larissis 3 km, Motorway/ Highway Exit ATTIKI ODOS 10 km, Exhibition Site Zappeion 0.3 km, Shopping Center 0.8 km, Plaka 0.4 km, Odeon Herodus Atticus 0.8 km, National Garden 0.8 km, Marble Stadium for Modern Olympics 0.5 km.

Nearby points of interest

  • Erechtheion: 0.3 km
  • Parthenon: 0.6 km
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 0.7 km
  • Panathinaikon: 0.8 km
  • Syntagma Square: 0.9 km
  • Greek Parliament: 1 km
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 1.1 km
  • New Acropolis Museum: 1.1 km
  • Agora: 1.1 km
  • Academy of Athens: 1.3 km
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 1.5 km
  • Temple of Hephaestus: 1.7 km
  • Athens Concert Hall: 2.1 km
  • National Archaeological Museum: 2.4 km
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 4.1 km
  • Erechtheion: 0.3 km
  • Parthenon: 0.6 km
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 0.7 km
  • Panathinaikon: 0.8 km
  • Syntagma Square: 0.9 km
  • Greek Parliament: 1 km
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 1.1 km
  • New Acropolis Museum: 1.1 km
  • Agora: 1.1 km
  • Academy of Athens: 1.3 km
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 1.5 km
  • Temple of Hephaestus: 1.7 km
  • Athens Concert Hall: 2.1 km
  • National Archaeological Museum: 2.4 km
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 4.1 km
  • Railway Service: 6 km
  • Kifissias avenue: 7.7 km
  • Olympic Stadium: 9 km
  • Daphni Monastery: 9.3 km
  • Athens Olympic Sports Complex: 9.5 km

Dining

Ioannis Restaurant
This is the new Gourmet Restaurant on the Roof Garden. The creative cuisine is a unique combination of forgotten traditional Greek recipes and modern conception in an impressive presentation. Famous Chef, Mr. Kostas Tsigas, will reveal to you some of the best kept secrets of traditional Greek gastronomy, always using the most selected, fresh raw materials of the season. Wine list offers an extensive selection of the world's finest wines. Your incomparable privilege though will be that from your table you will enjoy a fantastic view of the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis, the National Gardens, the Marble Stadium, the Hadrian's Arch, the Lycabettus Hill, the Parliament, the Old Observatory and the Herodion Theatre. Bon Apptit.
Abbey Restaurant
A cosy medieval restaurant surrounding the fireplace. Mediterranean cuisine and exquisite wines for you to taste, in a very romantic atmosphere.
Ioannis Bar
Our new Roof Garden Bar is at your disposal all year round, from 12:00 until 2:00 a.m. The view is phenomenal and you may enjoy a variety of homemade snacks and sweets, as well as an impressive selection of the world's best wines and spirits.
Lounge Bar
Looking at the beautiful swimming pool garden, this is an outstanding corner to enjoy a cocktail or a very nice glass of wine or just a casual beer or coffee. The comfortable armchairs, the library bar and the chic ambiance create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.
Pool Bar
Relax and enjoy cocktails by the swimming pool, while listening to relaxing music, far away from the city buzz. A true oasis for your senses.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Royal Olympic offers at your disposal 18 recently renovated state of the art meeting rooms, all flooded in natural light. Each has its own distinctive character and unique decoration. For meetings from 5 to 700 delegates, the Royal Olympic is an excellent choice. It combines outstanding conference facilities together with a very personal attendance of our experienced and very caring personnel. Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the hotel complimentary. The unique location of the hotel and the possibility to enjoy a breathtaking view during a conference break will make a difference for a memorable business meeting or incentive trip.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (46)

Ratings and reviews for Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diamantina
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
24 May 2014

Exceptional

Opulence without the cost and stuffiness. Friendly, helpful staff, terrific views of Parthenon Greece, within walking distance to this site and many others. Rooms are fit for anyone, comfortable and elegant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

There is something going on around this hotel each night, everything is easy to get to it is in the right place for the right city!

Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
a disappointed couple
Sdyney, Australia
16 May 2014

A disappointment

the room was so disappointing for a 5-star hotel. It did not even have bathrobes and slippers. And the bathroom accessories are not up to standard. Looks like the hotel put all the focus on the public area which was very nice. Breakfast was very good and with exceptional view, but the service was cold.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Arodrigu
Colombia
2 May 2014

Perfección

Everything was absolutely perfect . The people the lo cariño and the building seré outrageous

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SIGI
salt Lake cITY, uTAH
27 Apr 2014

Excellent Hotel

The Royal Olympic is an excellent venue, very close to the Akropolis and Plaka. The hotel features a roof terrace/garden with excellent view of the Akropolis, surrounding area, and city, where one can enjoy a good breakfast buffet (included in room price) and other meals. Rooms were comfortable and clean. The hotel staff was very courteous and helpful. Arriving from a cruise at 9:00 o'clock at the hotel we were given a room at that time which was very convenient.However do not use the room telephone to make even local calls. I was charged for a local call of not more than 2 minutes Euro 5.00, approx. $ 7.00. The room safe is at floor level and practically useless, also had trouble entering the code.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Plaka area offers many eating places and shops. It is also interesting to watch locals.

Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
City Hopper
Business
Europe
31 Mar 2014

Great location, not enough to make up for staff

Hotel (lobby) is beautiful, but that's really where the 5 star experience ends. Front desk staff are sarcastic, impatient, demeaning and all around rude. Room quality is average with very poor quality linens. There is no air conditioning except for the couple months they've decided it's hot enough. If you happen on Athens the rest of the year when it's easily >25 c then you'll be very uncomfortable. The taxi service is a scam even from the hotel-mostly based around friends of the staff. The view from the restaurant is great and the breakfast is good and definitely adds to the value of the stay. If you're looking for true quality, not recommended. Try grand Bretagne

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Athens Marathon
Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Nov 2013

Amazing

The experience couldn't get better. Fantastic staff, amazing room that overlooks the ruins. Walking distance from everything of interest. I don't normally post a recommendation. But, this hotel deserves it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cotts
Melbourne Australia
6 Aug 2013

As good as it gets

Stayed at the hotel twice. Could not fault. Excellent views. Roof garden breakfast overlooking Acropolis a feature. Staff could not be more helpful. Tariff very reasonable for quality of hotel Easy walk to Plaka.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SADxoxo
Los Angeles, CA, USA
28 Jun 2013

Greece, June 2013

Loved, loved, this hotel. After reading reviews on this hotel I decided to book. It's directly across from the Temple of Zeus and walking distance to everything. Tour company next door and hotel staff very helpful in booking the tours for you. The rooftop restaurant and the view was amazing. The food was great and so were the waiters. The daily breakfast was outstanding. The feta cheese and Greek yogurt were "like butter" best ever. I ate this every morning. Our room had a balcony and overlooked the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great restaurants within walking distance. Also don't over the Plaka there are great places to eat there.

Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
American sightseer
Cherry Hill, NJ
23 May 2013

Beautiful hotel in a great location

The lobby, pool, and bar are stunning. The rooftop restaurant, where an excellent breakfast buffet is served, is also stunning and provides great views of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis. Between the first floor and the roof, the standard rooms are less impressive: clean and nicely decorated but a bit small. The location is a short walk from the Acropolis Museum and slightly longer walks to Syntagma Square and Plaka.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barry A.M.
Auckland New Zealand
4 May 2013

Excellent Quality base.

Excellent for a one night stay. Close to Acropolis and Temple of Zeus, and excellent views of both from rooftop restaurant. To get around all attractions take jump on/off City Tour bus - stop 100 odd metres turning left out of hotel entrance, close by Hadrians Gate on opp. side of road .Euro 22 for 24 hour ticket for both city and port (Pireaus) trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take hop on/off bus.

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