Royal Olympic  5 stars

28-34 Athanassiou Diakou Str., Athens, Greece, 11743  show mapSave
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Overview

Situated right in the heart of ancient Athens, the Royal Olympic Hotel first opened its doors to guests in 1968. The Temple of Zeus, Acropolis, the old town of Plaka and the major shopping mall are just few steps from the property.

The Royal Olympic Hotel experienced complete renovation in 2006 to offer modern aesthetics, discreet luxury and comfort. On the premises you will find a well-equipped business center, wellness salon, professional swimming pool and cozy library.

All 264 guestrooms at the Royal Olympic Hotel feature classic décor with modern touches of contemporary design. Business travelers will find a spacious well-equipped working zone with office furniture and internet outlet. Leisure tourists will dive into extreme tranquility and first-class comfort worthy of the Olympic Gods.

The Royal Olympic’s two on-site restaurants serve selected Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by prestigious wine list. Chef Kostas Tsigas and his team will treat you with traditional Greek gastronomy carefully prepared from fresh seasonal products.

The hotel boasts fist-class transport connection with subway station and city buses running just few steps from the property.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   265.

City Center Athens - 1.1 mi
Airports Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) - 11.9 mi
Underground stations Akropoli station - 1000 ft, Syngrou-Fix station - 2300 ft
Restaurants Smile Cafe Restaurant (Cuisine: Greek) - 700 ft, Shanghai Night (Cuisine: Chinese) - 200 ft
Beaches Arillas Beach - 5000 ft, Almyros Beach - 5000 ft

Rooms

Royal Olympic Hotel’s guestrooms include its executive and deluxe rooms, Athenian Panorama room, junior suite and suites. Each room features the following as standard: Wi-Fi internet connection, safe deposit box, TV, air conditioner/heating, direct dial phone. Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for disabled people are available upon request. All children under two enjoy a free stay at the hotel when using existing bedding. All children under 12 years old are provided with additional bed for EUR 50.00 per person per night. The maximum number of additional beds in the room is one. The maximum number of baby cots in the room is two. No animals allowed.

Dining options

Breakfast is served daily from 7am to 10am at the Ioannis Restauran, while Abbey Restaurant entertains its guests with Mediterranean cuisine and romantic atmosphere. The Roof Garden Bar Ioannis is at your disposal all year round, from 12pm until 2am. The on-site lounge bar overlooking a swimming pool garden serves cocktails, wines, beer and coffee. In addition, you can taste cocktails at the pool bar.

The hotel Royal Olympic provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Work

Business travelers are certain to appreciate comfort and modernity of the on-site business center. It is equipped with upscale computers and laptop and boasts complimentary Wi-Fi and cable internet connection. In addition, all guests can order secretarial and translation services. At the same time, high-speed internet connection is available throughout the hotel free of charge. Moreover, you can enjoy reading with a cup of tea or coffee at your hand in the on-site Library.

Leisure

All guests of the Olympic Royal Hotel can take a relaxing bath in the on-site swimming pool and take a rest at the spacious swimming pool area. More active tourists can warm up at the indoor fitness center fitted with the latest training equipment and air conditioned room. In addition, you can dive in to the relaxing atmosphere of the spa at the wellness center. Those in love with shopping will be surprised to find an on-site jeweler offering 20 percent discount for all guests.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet 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
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Voice mail
  • Pay TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 2. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Royal Olympic Hotel’s guestrooms include its executive and deluxe rooms, Athenian Panorama room, junior suite and suites. Each room features the following as standard: Wi-Fi internet connection, safe deposit box, TV, air conditioner/heating, direct dial phone. Non-smoking rooms as well as rooms for disabled people are available upon request. All children under two enjoy a free stay at the hotel when using existing bedding. All children under 12 years old are provided with additional bed for EUR 50.00 per person per night. The maximum number of additional beds in the room is one. The maximum number of baby cots in the room is two. No animals allowed.

Executive Room
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Royal Olympic Executive Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds

Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It features a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
    De Luxe Room
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    Royal Olympic De Luxe Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Or Twin Beds

    Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Athenian Panorama
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      Royal Olympic Athenian Panorama
      Royal Olympic Athenian Panorama
      Royal Olympic Athenian Panorama

      Athenian Panorama Room is 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 room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Junior Suite
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      Royal Olympic Junior Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed or One Single Bed

      Spacious room offers a library, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
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        Royal Olympic Suite
        Royal Olympic Suite
        Royal Olympic Suite
        Royal Olympic Suite
        Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Single Bed

        Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

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          Royal Olympic LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Royal Olympic’s central-Athens location places it within walking distance to all major attractions – Temple of Olympion Zeus is just opposite the hotel, the Acropolis and the Pantheon are both five minutes walk, while the National Archeological Museum is simply 45 minute walk from Syntagma. No matter how you feel about fish, meat and vegetables you won't find a livelier place than the Central market on Athinas Street. And if that is not enough the Market is also the beginning of Athens Chinatown and Eolou Street, the pedestrian shopping district. More active guests can take a walk to the Monastiraki Flea Market.

          Tourist attractions
          • Temple of Olympion Zeus
            400 ft
          • Olympeion
            1000 ft
          • Acropolis
            1000 ft
          • Hadrian's Arch
            1700 ft
          • Roman Agora
            2700 ft
          • Greek Parliament
            2700 ft
          Popular areas
          • Syntagma Square
            3000 ft
          Places of interest
          • Plaka
            1700 ft
          • Parthenon
            2300 ft
          Sport related
          • Kallimarmaro Stadium
            2000 ft
          • Panathinaikos Stadium
            2300 ft
          Monuments and Landmarks
          • Horologion of Andronikos
            2700 ft
          Museums
          • Acropolis Museum
            1000 ft
          • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
            1700 ft
          • The Jewish Museum of Greece
            1700 ft
          • National Museum of Contemporary Art
            2700 ft
          • Ethniko Estoriko Mouseio
            3700 ft
          Parks
          • Zappio - National Garden
            2300 ft
          Theaters
          • Tzeni Karezi
            3300 ft
          • Mikro Pallas
            3300 ft
          Galleries
          • Pandora Gallery
            2700 ft
          • Zoumboulakis Galleries‎
            2700 ft
          • Athens Gallery
            3000 ft
          Underground stations
          • Akropoli station
            700 ft
          • Syngrou-Fix station
            2000 ft
          • Syntagma station
            2700 ft
          • Neos Kosmos station
            3700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Church of Saint Spiridon
            5000 ft
          • Mavra Volia
            5000 ft
          • Church of Paraportiani
            5000 ft
          • Blue Grotto
            5000 ft
          • Agios Pandeleimonas
            5000 ft

          Near the hotel

          • The Acropolis Museum
            1300 ft
            Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens
          • Athens Planetarium
            500 ft
            Syngrou ave, 387, Athens
          • Museum of the Center for the Acropolis Studies
            900 ft
            Makrygianni 2-4, Athens
          • Museo del Partenone
            1100 ft
            Dyonisio Aeropagitou, Athens
          • Lysicrates Monument
            1100 ft
            Lysikratous Square (off Vironos Street), Athens
          • Plaka
            1900 ft
            The Plaka, Athens
          • Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum
            1700 ft
            Kalisperi 12, Athens

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Smile Cafe Restaurant

            76% likes this, based on 622 reviews
            Cuisine: Greek

            700 ft
            Syngrou Avenue 24

            Phone: +30.2109218911

          • Shanghai Night

            Cuisine: Chinese
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 27

            200 ft
            Odos Athanasiou Diakou

            Phone: 2109210300

          • The Athens Gate Restaurant

            71% likes this, based on 112 reviews
            Cuisine: Greek
            Price Range: USD 34 - USD 57

            400 ft
            Syngrou Avenue 10

            Phone: +30-2109238302

          • Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino

            70% likes this, based on 21 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian
            Price Range: USD 30 - USD 45

            500 ft
            Porinou 13

            Phone: (+30) 2109211801

          • China Town

            Cuisine: Chinese

            500 ft
            Vouliagmenis Ave. 8-10

            Phone: +30.210.9315223

          Getting there.

          Athens International Airport is only 25 minutes from the Royal Olympic Hotel. If can use an Underground to get to the property: You will board the Metro from the Airport’s Station and get off at Syntagma Station. At Syntagma Station you switch lines in the direction of Ag. Dimitrios and get off at the first Station, the "Acropolis Station". From Acropolis Station the Hotel is 200m away, walking along Ath. Diakou Street. Otherwise, the hotel can book a taxi for you.

          Getting around.

          Acropolis Station is only five minutes walk from the hotel. Otherwise, it will take you about 20 minutes to get to the central railway station. Parking is provided with your previous booking.

          Royal Olympic Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal Olympic

          Average guest rating

          8.0
          out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 1011 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          7.8
          Service
          7.0
          Value
          7.8
          Dining
          8.2
          Location
          8.5

          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children

            Comfy beds Friendly restaurant & bar staff Concierge staff were friendly & helpful Good rooftop view from bar/restaurant Excellent location

            Front desk staff not very keen to help with problems encountered in rooms Operator not answering phone Terrible Internet service Poor system for pool area towels Overpriced restaurants

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Older travelers

            The location was perfect all the main sights were a short walk, also it was only a 30min journey to the port and to the airport. The concierge staff were very helpful.

            Breakfast was chaotic, not enough tables for the number of persons staying at the hotel, not enough staff to clear tables and replenish breakfast items. The reception staff were not very welcoming.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Group of friends

            I really liked the location as it is just walking distance from major tourist attractions.

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Family with children

            Great view of parthenon from top restaurant.

            Asked desk person to print boarding passes because printer did not work in the business center. Person was very nice to have them in an envelope delivered to the room. We where five and go only two boarding passes got printed! You can imagine the havoc at the airport...

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Single

            Location, helpfulness of staff.

            The bar fridge door was filthy and really needed a clean

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Couple

            Excellent location. It's very convenient for city visit.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Older travelers

            Clean enough and comfortable. High score due to great location in the historical center of Athens.Normal rates for a 4 star hotel, nothing special. Good breakfast but I've seen better at this price.

            Parking is charged, they should find a way to avoid this. You come to Athens by car and for sure you do not use it to much when visiting the city but you stell need it for the rest of the trip.Then you pay for nothing an extra, 15 euro/day for hotel parking.

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Older travelers

            Assistance from the Telephonist was excellent

            Lift to roof terrace was very very slow

            • Average rating
              7.0
          • Older travelers

            Everything, Mostly the atmosphere and the Roof top Restaurant

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Family with children

            Great hotel in the center of Athens. Very friendly staff. Beautiful view from the resnaurant on the 7th floor!

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Couple

            Location is close to city centre. Spacious rooms. Hotel staff are friendly.

            We booked the 150 euros /day deluxe room w/o breakfast included by mistake. In the first place I wanted to book 160 euro with breakfast included. then I wanted to modify my booking to 160 Breakfast included. the hotel staff told us that it is quite impossible to modify the booking if it was done through Booked.net. they offered me 25 euro /person for breakfast which makes no sense. Instead of paying 10 euro / day extra, I was asked to pay additional 50 euro per person. anyways we did not buy the breakfast but we experiences the dinner at Ionnis Rest which was a disaster. At 10'o clock we waited at least 30 mins to order and the food was quite expensive.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Group of friends

            Perfect location...only 100 meters to the Acropolis park entrance. Lots of nearby shopping, cafes and restaurants. Full equipped 5-star with major restaurant and a roof bar and grill, which over looks the city.

            Hotel parking attendent was very rude and and bossy. Hotel staff seem to be be a bit jaded by tourists, which is understandable given it's Athens.

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Older travelers

            Royal Olympic is a great hotel. The location is excellent, everything is near: Akropolis, old town, Lycabettus hill, trams, metro, buses. We especially enjoyed the fantastic view and roof garden restaurant. The pool area is fairly small, but really classy. Hotel staff is professional, helpful and very friendly. Our room was nice and quiet, despite the heavy traffic.

            We booked a Deluxe room. The first room did not quite match the description on the web pages, it was far from being spacious, as was stated on the confirmation sheet. However, we only had to mention this to the staff and were moved to a much bigger room next day.

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Older travelers

            Excellent location Quality fittings and bedrooms Brilliant views

            Staff could be a little friendlier

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Family with children

            very good location , nice rooms , great pool /

            • Average rating
              8.8
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