The staff was great, the rooftop garden wonderful for its nearness to the Acropolis and its 360 degree view of Athens. It was a short walk to the nifty new Acropolis Museum, or to that subway stop. The provided breakfast on the rooftop garden was quite satisfactory. Our room was a bit small (though large by Paris standards), but comfortable, with a nice view of Hadrian's gate and the Zeus monument across the street.
The Divani is considered a luxury hotel, but maybe I expected more. The hotel itself is centrally located to everything. It's definitely not by any main roads so it's pretty quiet which is nice. I would consider this hotel more of a 3.5 star. It's outdated and needs some updates to their rooms. For some reason it has an old / stale smell but is masked by loads and loads of perfume. It's definitely a place I would consider if I ever revisited Athens, but our friends stayed at another boutique hotel down the road which was more up to date and overall nicer.
Very good location. Walking distance from all the archaeological sites
Great breakfast on the 7th floor (top floor), unobstructed view of Acropolis
Friendly and helpful staff.
Unfortunately our room did not have much of a view.
PROS: easy access to main sites and Metro, good local eats a few blocks away (just walk away from the tourists and the sites down the side streets), jacuzzi available with a view of the Acropolis
CONS: tubs had one those half pane of glass to prevent spray, so I had to be careful not to drench the floor.
I stayed at Hera Hotel for one night on a quick stop over in Athens. The location is ideal, seconds from the Acropolis Museum and metro station and minutes from the Acropolis. Lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. Very comfortable rooms and a nice rooftop restaurant with a good view of the Acropolis. Only one minor grievance, when I booked I had asked for an early check in which they seemed confident they could accommodate. However, when I arrived at noon they said check in was not possible until 2pm. They held my luggage for me while I left to find some lunch, but I wish they would have let me know it wasn't possible when I asked in the first place. Beautiful hotel though, would stay again!
Traveller from Calgary, AB
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On the southern edge of Plaka, the pedestrianised archaeological promenade skirts the foot of the Acropolis, cutting between the pine-covered slopes of Filopappos Hill and Herodes Theatre (built 2 AD), hosting open-air performances through summer. Close by is the New Acropolis Museum, designed by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi.