Rio Athens  3 stars

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

The 3-star Rio Athens offers large accommodation in Metaxourgeio district of Athens. Renovated in 2003, this hotel combines the modern with neoclassical architecture.

Situated in the center of Athens with quick access to The Acropolis Museum, Acropolis and Museum of the History of Athens University. The hotel is 350m away from Voula Beach, Filopappos Hill and Municipal Art Gallery.

Nearest underground station is Metaxourgio, which is only 200m away. The hotel is conveniently located in the vicinity of Eleftherios Venizelos airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 40 rooms. All of them feature Wi-Fi, air conditioning and an alarm clock. They feature private bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer.

Eat

Complimentary drinks are offered in the café bar.

Work

Guests will benefit from 24-hour reception, room service and laundry along with currency exchange, a garage.

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
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • 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
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Ramp access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Night club
  • Bicycle rentals
Room view
  • Garden view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • In-room sink
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice machine
Bedroom
  • Pillow top mattress
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • International calls
  • Collect calls
  • Voice mail
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • High ceiling

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  11 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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                                                  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
                                                  • Athens School of Fine Arts
                                                    2300 ft
                                                  Theaters
                                                  • Emporikon Theater
                                                    1400 ft
                                                  • Apothiki Theater
                                                    2300 ft
                                                  • Athinais
                                                    2300 ft
                                                  • Alfa theatre
                                                    2700 ft
                                                  Underground stations
                                                  • Metaxourgio station
                                                    400 ft
                                                  • Station
                                                    2300 ft
                                                  • Omonoia 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

                                                  6.6
                                                  out of 10
                                                  Good
                                                  Based on 31 reviews

                                                  Rating by category:

                                                  Dining
                                                  6.3
                                                  Location
                                                  7.4
                                                  Rooms
                                                  6.0
                                                  Service
                                                  5.9
                                                  Value
                                                  6.6

                                                  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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