Rio Athens Hotel  3 stars

13, Odysseos Str Karaiskaki Sq, Athens, Greece, 10436  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

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 also have 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 24-hour restaurant guests can enjoy international cuisine. The friendly lobby bar offers a terrace and free Wi-Fi.

Services

Multilingual staff offers porter service, concierge service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a cocktail lounge and a nightclub.

Internet

Hotspot wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   41.

City Center Athens - 2700 ft
Airports Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) - 12.9 mi
Underground stations Metaxourgio station - 700 ft, Omonoia station - 2300 ft
Restaurants Alexander the Great Restaurant - 500 ft, Arxaion Gefseis (cuisine: Greek) - 500 ft
Parks Filopappos Hill - 2100 ft
Beaches Voula Beach - 1600 ft, EOT Beach Club Alimos - 4900 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
Services
  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Golf course
  • Spa center
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Sink
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Mini-fridge
Media
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

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
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    Rio Athens Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple or 1 Double and 1 Single bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet

    TRIPLE STANDARD

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      Bed type: Quad
      Size: 220 sq. feet

      QUADRUPLE STANDARD

      Room facilities
        Standard Family Room
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        Bed type: Quad or Double Bed or Double beds
        Size: 165 sq. feet

        FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

        Room facilities
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          Bed type: 2 Double beds and 2 Single beds
          Size: 220 sq. feet
          Room facilities
            Economy Room
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            Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
            Size: 325 sq. feet

            SINGLE ECONOMY

            Room facilities
              Economy Triple Room
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              Rio Athens Economy Triple Room
              Bed type: Triple
              Size: 380 sq. feet

              TRIPLE ECONOMY

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                Rio Athens Economy Quadruple Room
                Bed type: Quad
                Size: 380 sq. feet

                Economy Quad

                Room facilities

                  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
                  • Temple of Hephaestus
                    5100 ft
                    Agora, 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
                    1200 ft
                    Myllerou 32 & Leonidou (Avdi Square), Athens
                  • Voula Beach
                    1600 ft
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                  • Gazi
                    1800 ft
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                  • Pireos Street
                    1900 ft
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                  • Filopappos Hill
                    2100 ft
                    Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens
                  • Hymettus
                    2000 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

                    500 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

                    700 ft
                    Agiou Kostantinou 59 Marousi
                  • Chau's

                    70% likes this, based on 26 reviews

                    700 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
                  9.3
                  Rooms
                  6.7
                  Service
                  6.7
                  Value
                  7.3
                  Dining
                  4.7

                  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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