Rio Athens Hotel  3 stars

13, Odysseos Str Karaiskaki Sq, Athens, Greece, 10436  show mapSave
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Overview

Situated in the center of Athens, the classic Rio Athens offers non-smoking rooms. Renovated in 2003, this hotel combines the modern with neoclassical architecture.

Conveniently nestled in Metaxourgeio district steps away from Acropolis (Akropolis), Pnyx, Arios Pagos and Philopappou Hills and The Acropolis Museum. Athens city center is 1km away.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and bars.

Nearest underground station is Metaxourgio, which is only 200 meters away. Just 25 minutes from Eleftherios Venizelos airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 40 rooms. All of them feature a minibar, a mini-refrigerator, a patio, a private balcony and individual climate control. They feature family bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the pleasant dining room. At the lobby restaurant guests can enjoy international cuisine. The friendly music bar offers a terrace and free Wi-Fi.

Work

Multilingual staff offers ticket service, bicycle rental and wake up service.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a cocktail lounge, a nightclub and a library.

Internet

Hotspot Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms   41.

City Center Athens - 2700 ft
Airports Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) - 12.9 mi
Underground stations Metaxourgio station - 700 ft, Omonoia station - 2700 ft
Restaurants Alexander the Great Restaurant - 600 ft, Arxaion Gefseis (cuisine: Greek) - 500 ft
Parks Filopappos Hill - 2000 ft
Beaches Voula Beach - 1700 ft, EOT Beach Club Alimos - 4900 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour Security
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Night club
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room sink
  • Patio
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  1 am

Check-Out

until  1 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet

The hotel double/ twin rooms are welcoming and fitted out with air-conditioning, personal bath or shower, satellite TV, mini bar, hairdryer, direct dial phone with the aim of your complete comfort

Room facilities
    Standard Triple Room
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    Rio Athens Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple or 1 Double and 1 Single bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet
    Room facilities
      Standard Quadruple Room
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      Rio Athens Standard Quadruple Room
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      Rio Athens Standard Quadruple Room
      Rio Athens Standard Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Quad
      Size: 220 sq. feet
      Room facilities
        Standard Family Room
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        Rio Athens Standard Family Room
        Rio Athens Standard Family Room
        Rio Athens Standard Family Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
        Size: 165 sq. feet
        Room facilities
          Standard Family Triple Room
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          Rio Athens Standard Family Triple Room
          Bed type: Triple
          Size: 220 sq. feet
          Room facilities
            Standard Family Quadruple Room
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            Rio Athens Standard Family Quadruple Room
            Rio Athens Standard Family Quadruple Room
            Rio Athens Standard Family Quadruple Room
            Rio Athens Standard Family Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Quad
            Size: 220 sq. feet
            Room facilities
              Economy Room
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              Rio Athens Economy Room
              Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
              Size: 380 sq. feet
              Room facilities
                Economy Triple Room
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                Rio Athens Economy Triple Room
                Rio Athens Economy Triple Room
                Rio Athens Economy Triple Room
                Bed type: Triple
                Size: 380 sq. feet
                Room facilities
                  Economy Quadruple Room
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                  Rio Athens Economy Quadruple Room
                  Rio Athens Economy Quadruple Room
                  Rio Athens Economy Quadruple Room
                  Rio Athens Economy Quadruple Room
                  Rio Athens Economy Quadruple Room
                  Bed type: Quad
                  Size: 380 sq. feet
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                    Rio Athens LocationWhat's nearby

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions
                    • Oracle at Delphi
                      2300 ft
                    Popular areas
                    • Technopolis
                      1700 ft
                    • City Center
                      2300 ft
                    • Santorini
                      2300 ft
                    • Mykonos
                      2300 ft
                    • Kerameikos
                      2700 ft
                    Places of interest
                    • Kreta
                      2300 ft
                    • Die Kykladen-Insel Naxos
                      2300 ft
                    • Paros: Insel für den Urlaub
                      2300 ft
                    • Die Insel Kos
                      2300 ft
                    Convention centers
                    • Stoa Vivliou
                      2300 ft
                    Monuments and Landmarks
                    • Athens City Hall
                      2700 ft
                    Museums
                    • Islamic Art Museum
                      2000 ft
                    • Eleftherios Venizelos Museum
                      2300 ft
                    • Museum of Greek Children's Art
                      2300 ft
                    Universities, Institutes
                    Theaters
                    • Emporikon Theater
                      1400 ft
                    • Apothiki Theater
                      2300 ft
                    • Athinais
                      2300 ft
                    • Alfa theatre
                      2700 ft
                    • Orfeas theatre
                      3000 ft
                    Underground stations
                    • Metaxourgio station
                      400 ft
                    • Omonoia station
                      2300 ft
                    • Station
                      2300 ft

                    Local Attractions

                    • The Acropolis Museum
                      1.2 mi
                      Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens
                    • Plaka
                      1.1 mi
                      The Plaka, Athens
                    • Great Mitropolis (Athens Cathedral)
                      5000 ft
                      Plateia Mitropoleos, Athens
                    • Museum of the History of Athens University
                      5000 ft
                      5 Tholou Street, Athens
                    • Parthenon (Parthenonas)
                      1.1 mi
                      Acropolis, Athens

                    Near the hotel

                    • Municipal Art Gallery
                      1100 ft
                      Myllerou 32 & Leonidou (Avdi Square), Athens
                    • Voula Beach
                      1700 ft
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                    • Gazi
                      1900 ft
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                    • Filopappos Hill
                      2000 ft
                      Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens
                    • Pireos Street
                      2000 ft
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                    • Hymettus
                      2100 ft
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                    • Museum of Islamic Art
                      2400 ft
                      22 Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou St., Athens

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Alexander the Great Restaurant

                      66% likes this, based on 106 reviews
                      Price Range: USD 17 - USD 27

                      600 ft
                      Megalou Alexandrou 3-7

                      Phone: 210 5227990

                    • Arxaion Gefseis

                      68% likes this, based on 32 reviews
                      Cuisine: Greek

                      500 ft
                      22 Kodratou Str

                      Phone: 30210-5239661

                    • Archeon Gefsis

                      62% likes this, based on 22 reviews

                      500 ft
                      22, Kodratou

                      Phone: 21052 39 661

                    • ELEVEN

                      63% likes this, based on 20 reviews
                      Cuisine: Bar

                      800 ft
                      Agiou Kostantinou 59 Marousi
                    • Chau's

                      70% likes this, based on 26 reviews

                      800 ft
                      Agiou Konstantinou 66

                      Phone: (+30) 210 9736500

                    Rio Athens Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rio Athens

                    Average guest rating

                    6.4
                    out of 10
                    Good
                    Based on 31 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Location
                    7.4
                    Rooms
                    6.0
                    Service
                    5.9
                    Value
                    6.6
                    Dining
                    6.3

                    Individual guest reviews

                    • Family with children

                      Hotel is close to the subway station.

                      The room was not clean, there were missing towels, toilett had to be fixed (flush not working). For south european standard even the breakfast that was included was sad to see.

                      • Average rating
                        4.6
                    • Family with children

                      The younger staff at Rio Athens were very friendly and helpful, making effort to help us print, fax and copy documents without any charge. Nothing is too much for them.

                      There was no soap in the bathroom, and the toilet stopped flushingon our second night. Also, there were no cups or kettle for drinking and boiling water.

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                    • Single

                      It is close to Karaiskaki square. The person at the reception was very friendly and fairly helpful.

                      The rooms are a bit dark and not very welcoming. Seems like they have been built for whole families ( in our "double" there were beds for 5). We stayed for a night and it was perfectly fine but I would not recommend it for longer than 3 nights.

                      • Average rating
                        6.2
                    • Family with children

                      The Hotel Rio was perfect for our needs. We are all avid walkers so didn't mind the 30min hike to the center of Athens. You can take the metro as well as it is just around the corner from the hotel. The hotel staff made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Especially Marco and Litza who were there for our every need. Day trips can be booked through the hotel also. The hotel is older and the rooms a bit small but we managed. Ask for the hair dryer at the front desk. There are lots of great little restaurants in the area. We felt safe walking in the area even at night. We would all recommend the Hotel Rio.

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                    • Single

                      Helpfull staff - they also printed out my electroonic flight ticket. Breakfast OK. Hotel in good condition (compared to the rest of Athens).

                      Rather loud environment. Could hear traffic noise even at my room at the backside of the hotel. They charged 30EUR from my credit card after booking the hotel. In 7 days two times there was no room cleaning.

                      • Average rating
                        6.4
                    • Couple

                      Nice and quiet hotel. Loved that hotel is not in a main tourist area. Although most reviews say its in not so good location (even locals said, its not the best area, but we didn't find any trouble), I would say that location is great. Everything seems to be just a little walk away. Loved that Gkazi area was really close by and taxi back to hotel was rather cheap. Maybe not the best hotel for families but definitely good one for young adventurous people. We are a gay couple and are really happy with our hotel choice.

                      As read from some reviews, we got twin room instead of double room as booked. Apart from that everything was nice.

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                    • Single

                      The atmosphere is great! My first impression was... "this is soo greek" It's a small hotel that allows you to experience the atmosphere of the city and the country, with all it's advantages and disadvantages. For a true experience visit the hotel

                      A little effort to make this hotel cleaner would improve my opinion further. I do understand that it is located in an old building, but further effort would be welcome

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Older travelers

                      The location was excellent for access to attractions and transportation. The staff was excellent. The price was quite reasonable. The dining and food was excellent, and the complimentary breakfast was tasty and sustaining. The courtyard provided a comfort zone with just a few steps to the bustle of the city. This is where I would stay again if we were to return.

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Older travelers

                      The air conditioning in the room was not working, and was never fixed during our 3 day stay. We did not appreciate that.

                      • Average rating
                        5.4
                    • Family with children

                      We stayed for a long weekend in the hotel in May 2011. Rio Athens it's a nice, friendly, not too expensive and well located hotel in Athens citycenter. The metro stop is just around the corner, metro station Metaxourghio.The staff (reception, bar & restaurant) are very friendly and help you as much as they can, the breakfast was really good, the rooms are clean and tidy. The restaurant and bar downstairs, serves lovely greek and Italian food, draught beer and refreshing drinks and cocktails .The breakfast is purely continental to suit everybody's tastes. The staff is welcoming and helpful and also extremely knowledgeable. From the hotel, you can walk to the Acropolis, the new Acropolis Museum, the National Archaiological museum near Omonia square and the Greek Parliament in Syntagma square and the main shopping areas within minutes walk in Hermou street. The night life area PSIRI and GAZI are very close too. Billy Redford San Diego,CA

                      everything was good!

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                      • Location
                        10
                      • Rooms
                        10
                      • Service
                        10
                      • Value
                        10
                      • Dining
                        10
                    • Pavan Chitumalla
                      May  2010

                      The only positive point is that the hotel is very near to the metro station

                      There are many negative points that I felt. The staff was not at all good... rooms are so small...breakfast was worst... and so on.. I definetly won't recommend to my friends

                      • Average rating
                        4.0
                      • Location
                        8
                      • Rooms
                        4
                      • Service
                        4
                      • Value
                        2
                      • Dining
                        2
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