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Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel - Athens

4 star Hotel Athens

54 Mitropoleos Street Plaka area - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 99 .00
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Offering amazing views of the Acropolis, this intimate Athens hotel is centrally situated in historic Plaka, a 5-minute walk from Syntagma Square and just 328 yards (300 meters) from 2 underground stations. The Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel is a member of the Great Small Hotels of the World.

The Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel is housed in a neoclassical building that was built in 1896 by the famous German Hellenist architect Ernest Schiller. The unique views and the atmosphere make this a perfect hotel for a romantic break in Athens, Greece.

The rooms are characterized by an elegant harmony, featuring all modern comforts and amenities, and spoiling all guests! The luxury combined with ecological consciousness results in an amalgam based on nature, comfort, and luxury. Art lovers will be impressed by the authentic paintings decorating the hotel, and guests will appreciate the green equipment. Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access and massages (advance reservations required) are just some of the facilities available at the hotel.

Just a few minutes' walk from the Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel, guests will find the area's archaeological treasures, Monastiraki flea market, great shopping, and excellent nightlife.
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Guest Rating 8.2 Very Good
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Breakfast at Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is available on the terrace between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

Facilities at Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Hairdresser
  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical service
  • Business Center

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1:00 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

INCLUDED/NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Stay of pets is included in the price. All children under 2 years old stay free of charge in cots. All children under 5 years old stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All older children or adults are charged €20,00 per night per person for extra beds.

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8.8

Clean

9.3

Location

6.9

Quiet

7.6

Spacious

8.2

Service

Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel reviews

4.8 Ordinary
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

The woman on reception was bored and disinterested to the point of rudeness, her attitude remained the same throughout our visit. The waitress on breakfast duty for the first two days was very efficient but the level of service went way down when she had a day off. The bedroom was very cramped but the bathroom was nice. The free wifi was a bonus

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had a very good visit. Dinner on the roof top is special.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

How can i vote less then 10? This is way the best "dwelling" of my life in athens. Great neighboorhood (in front of Mitropoleos cathedral and few steps away from a renovated and cleaner Monastiraki), stunning view of the acropolis also from the bed, clean rooms, quality interiors and furnish, great terrace. I'd return there a thousand million times

4.0 Ordinary
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The location of the hotel is superb, say, ideal. The house cute and decoration of the entrance pleasant. The view from our room wonderful and the terrace would be great if correctly taken cared of and refreshed althought next to the breafast terrace which must be a bore in summer. The welcoming is ok, nothing great compared to the usual kindness of greek people. However, the decoration of the room was quite kitsch and the terms "boutique hotel" is unappropriate to describe the look of it which is not modern but just comfortably cosy in tiny rooms. The very wrong point is the bathroom which not only smelt strongly of sewage, but is very small and very poorly refreshed. For me , except for the great location of the place, 4 stars for this kind of hotel is too much as well as the normal price overestimated. But i'm afraid that greek standards are such that this hotel may be a must in charming hotels.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

The hotel is an old town house which is quite charming and it is ideally located if you want to visit Plaka and the Akropolis area. The room itself is rather small, the only window going to a staircase. The bathroom is tiny and the minibar was hidden in the cupboard and empty. Four stars? Not really.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

I really love this place!

5.3 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

The location of the hotel was fantastic, centtrally located and the roofterass had a fantastic view over Acropolis, especially in the evening. But that was about it. It was not a fourstar hotel. You could not read anywhere that the rooms without view over Acropolis had no view at all. There were no facilities at all in the hotel. You had to bring your own wine yo the roofterass as there was no bar there and the breakfast was very poor.

7.8 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

It was difficult for us to go to the hotel when we got off Syntagma station first time.But a guy near the hotel,he was so kind,told me the way to the hotel and took us.Until our staying ,many kind Greek around the hotel help us from our trouble.

7.6 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The Hotel Magna Grecia was a quaint boutique hotel in Athens. The decor of the interior was very charming! We were greeted warmly by the staff, however were not assisted with our heavy luggage up the front stairs, that lead to the elevator. The room was a nice surprise, spacious for a Greek hotel. We had a 3 bd rm, the beds were wonderfully soft, softer than any beds we had slept on in Greece. The neighborhood was also very convenient and entertaining. The breakfast was adequate and the view from the roof top dining area was the prize of the hotel! I definitely recommend this hotel if you are in Athens!

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

The hotel is lovely and breakfast very good. The only downside was the lack of any sound-proofing, so I could hear conversations of people in the hallway and even in a nearby room.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel was beautiful. It even had my favorite color (purple) on the rugs. A goregeous view of the Acropolis, especially when it lit up at night. I also liked the fact of being close to the main attractions. Gorgeous.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very small and nice hotel. Nice rooms, good (not extraordinary) breakfast, fantastic location. High quality of services, with well working and free wireless connection. Personnel is always ready to give you information and to help you in every occurrence. In town center, a short walking from Syntagma square and Metro station, perfect if you are without car and need to visit Athens by feet or public transport, also by night. Incredibly cheap for value. I will be surely back there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We arrived in the early morning and were invited in for coffee and our bags were secured. WHAT A VIEW. Great location in the Plaka overlooking the Acropolis. Large rooms. Good internet for free. Great breakfast. We will come back.

5.3 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This is a "shabby-Chic Boutique" wannabe. Photos framed to seem more than it is. It is on a commercial street, with just a doorway entrance leading to a flight of stairs. No help with the bags, as there is one person at the desk. Nowhere to store bags (under the stairs) that is locked. Halls were brightly painted and ceilings very tall, but it was decidedly un-modern. They supplied all the right amenities, a/c was good, but you had to overlook the moldly grout in the tub. Interior window looked at inside fire escape. Breakfast so-so, with supermarket bread in wrapper plopped on table, along with sullen server heating defrosted croissants.Asked to leave keys at front desk when we went out at night, something I've never heard of. Not a great value for the money (compared to Athens Gate, which we loved-- they made us a box breakfast for the plane at 5;30 am and gave us coffee until the cab arrived; Magna Grecia wouldn't be bothered.)

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

The Hotel is located very central and though a queit hotel, nice and cosy. We felt very welcome from the very first day. Great view from the terrasse.

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Delightful hotel, in an excellent location close to Plaka, Acropolis etc. Comfortable, spacious room, with an excellent view of the Acropolis. Quirky (some might say over-the-top) decor, but loads of character.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. In a charming historic building which is very well situated in the Plaka, the hotel is not modern and a bit tired but really very pleasant. The rooms at the front had a nice view of an open square with the Acropolis in the distance. The church bells and street noise were not intrusive with the windows closed. Breakfast was in a room with a lovely view and had a view terrace for nice weather. The food was very adequate with the nice touch of a huge supply of fresh oranges for do-it-yourself squeezing.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Acropolis view is amazing. The location is the best for a tourist like me. Great choice.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our room/balcony and the breakfast room/patio had incredible views of the Acropolis. The location next to the cathedral was great for a holiday. The Plaka and its restaurants are nearby.

7.5 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

very good hotel providing you are at the center of the city

1.8
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

While the hotel was "quaint" in my opinion it does not rate 5 stars, nor the Leading Small Hotels of the World designation.There was no lobbby, the reception is a single desk hidden around a corner down a hall from the entrance. Tiny dark elevator and dark hallways. The room (while we stayed in a suite as I know European city hotels often have small rooms) the room was ridiculously small, you had to step around the toliet to get in the shower, there was no space in the room for anything but the bed and 1 suitcase. Sheets and towels need to be updated - dingy gray. This being a "Suite" with a balcony, I would have hated to see the regular rooms. Also the AC did not work, we requested service, but it still didn't work when we returned from dinner. All that being said - the hotel is well located, and the family running it is very nice, just didn't deserve the LSH of the World Designation and was way overpriced and over advertised for what it was. We checked out after one night.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I spent 5 nights in Athens at the Magna Grecia located right in the center with the tourist districts of Monistraki and Plaka with their restaurants, shopping and people watching right on the door step, great location. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was excellent. Being only a small hotel guests are told to treat their stay as a second home and the staff ensure everything is done to make it happen. You feel welcome from the moment you arrive at reception. Breakfast (excellent buffet) on the roof terrace with stunning views of the Acropolis is to die for. The only thing about the terrace was that the bar was shut during my stay. However, in the evenings guests were welcome to take their own drinks up for nightcap while taking in the Acropolis in lights. Being right next to the cathedral some guests might find the ringing of the bells a bit annoying but after traipsing around the many sites of Athens during the day followed by an ouzo nightcap on the terrace the bells didn't effect my sleep one iota. Thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to have an enjoyable stay in Athens.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The hotel meet all of our standards. The staff were most welcoming and helpful. The breakfast was excellent. The disappointing part was the bar was closed compared what was on the web. Otherwise from this the hotel met all of our requirements. We actually stayed there also on 1 September. We were holidaying in Athens before we went to Crete and also when we came back from Crete

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Is one of the most unforgetable hotel I have ever knew. The view of the Acropole from my bed was marvelous.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I was travelling with my sister. The location was perfect and in close proximity to great restaurants and shops. The the view from the breakfast area was lovely, the buffet breakfast was OK.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We loved our stay at the Magna Grecia - we especially enjoyed the decor and the views. An excellent central position and good breakfast!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Things did not begin well as we arrived to find their error on our reservation. They immediately apologized and had us transported to a similar hotel and they paid for the hotel that night and transportation back to the Magna Grecian the next day. The Magna Grecian is in a superb location within waking distance of everything one might want to see. The Acropolis is a beautiful view from the breakfast room and is only a few minutes walk as are virtually all of the major sites. Very good restaurants are also very close by. We would stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

This was our second trip to Athens in two years and we chose this hotel particularly for location. We arrived to find the triple room we had reserved unavailable, but they provided us with a cot and reduced the rate to compensate. There were comments about the church bells, but we didn't mind them at all. It was a good location, very close to lots of attractions, shopping and dining. The front desk attendant, Maria, (hope that is right) was fabulous and even shared her bag of cheetos to these travel-worn visitors. The room was a bit small, but had wonderful high ceilings. The bathroom was a little more worn than the pictures showed, but very adequate. The beds were the only comfortable ones we had in three weeks traveling around Europe. Breakfast on the room-top was very nice.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Nice charming character older building with high ceiling. Close to everything and service was good. Bathroom renovation missed the facet fixture and shower head, which popped off during use. Windows can be more secure, as balcony is shared with another room. Church bell is a factor for those who are light sleepers. View is Acropolis and church courtyard a good bonus. Overall a good stay.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

the staff at this hotel were excellent - very polite, very helpful and they all spoke excellent english. Our special thanks to Maria who is a lovely lady and made our stay at the Magna Grecia Hotel a lovely experience. Wonderful view of the acropolis from the roof garden - makes the extra money paid for a special view maybe uneccessary

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

There are several steps to haul luggage before entering reception desk. There is no porter service. Very small elevator only goes from reception area to guest rooms and roof top area where an excellent breakfast is available. Hotel was very clean and Maria, the concierge, was very helpful. Acropolis view room and bathroom are large. Rooftop terrace is a wonderful place to relax; and the view at night is breathtaking.

7.2 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Unusual small hotel in an excellent location with amazing views of the Acropolis from the front bedrooms. Very friendly staff. A very enjoyable short break.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were delighted with our accommodations and the staff. There were fantastic views of the Acropolis, a Greek Orthodox Church and square. The hotel was situated near all sorts of cafes and shopping. We even came back. The view from the roof garden is breath taking. The church bell does ring on the hour and half hour. The beds were great

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was just as described. The location is EXCELLENT, couldn't be better. The staff was very friendly, welcoming and helpfull. We stayed in the Mykonos room, number 204..it had a wonderfull view of the Acropolis, as did the breakfast room. The breakfast was generous and abundant. Parking is a challenge, of course, in Athens. The bed was a little soft for our tastes, but the room was otherwise perfect. I would highly recommend the hotel and definitely stay there again upon returning to Athens.

3.8
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

We will come back after a renovation of the rooms esp. the bathrooms. Te surroundings are fantastic, but the hotel is very loud, the cathedral sounds every half an hour. The toilet was out of order and running the whole night and the heat did not work (late Novembre). There was no further service, as internet access or a snack or drink to eat. The hotel has no possibility to park and no parkings service. The next park garage is 500 m away.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Perfect location for walking to the Acropolis, the Plaka, the metro. Wonderful staff, friendly and helpful. Front rooms with a view are very noisy, Church is directly across the street. Church bells chime every hour and half hour 24/7 and street is busy and noisy late at night. Back rooms are quiet and cheaper but no windows. Breakfast adequate. Acropolis View from roof is spectacular. Hard to get a cab. Reasonably priced. Very Clean but lots of smokers. Not luxurious but we would stay there again because of the central location which to us is most important.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The room was quite comfortable, except for the bathroom, very small and not very well equipped. Wonderful the view from the terrace, just in face of the north side of the Parthenon. Excellent the location of the hotel, near to the cathedral, and to the pedestrian area around the Acropole. Very well connected to other places, thanks to the subway station closest.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Nous avons eu l'agréable surprise d'avoir une chambre avec vue sans supplément de prix. Toute l'équipe de l'hôtel est super sympathique, en 2h nous nous sentions comme chez nous! Copieux petit déjeuner et l'hôtel est très propre. Seul minuscule inconvénient, la douche est un peu petite. L'hôtel est en plein centre de Plaka, quartier très animé, à proximité de tous les transports en commun et de tous les sîtes archéologiques et de tous les commerçants! Pour notre prochain séjour nous savons où aller!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed here on the first night of our honeymoon. Location is perfect. 10 minute walk to the acropolis. Plaka shopping. The staff were fantastic--so friendly and helpful. View of the Acropolis from the roof --fantastic! Excellent value.

7.7 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was in a wonderful location, with views of the Acropolis. One very important detail however... not all rooms have windows to the outside! We had a 'deluxe honeymoon suite' but it's only window opened to an interior stairwell. Management told us, "You need to request a room with a balcony if you would like an outside window". At the same time, they were very accomodating, and gave us a discounted rate for our windowless suite.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We really enjoyed this hotel. We had a view of the Acropolis and a nice sized room. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a great alternative to the big box hotels in Athens. Great area, walking distance to the Acropolis (a good long fascinating walk in the same streets as Aristotle and Plato) shops and restaurants, very close to the metro. Rooms very clean and spacious. Bathroom a bit small by US standards but no matter. Everything worked and the air conditioning was a godsend helping us sleep well. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Very pretty blond Greek-American lady was at the front desk when we were there so obviously her English was 100%. Nice breakfast on the top floor with a stunning view of the Acropolis. Would definitely return and recommend to all my friends, except the ones that insist on big box hotels ;-)

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We had a 2 night stay in Athens and this hotel is in a fantastic location. It would be a lovely idea if they had drinks in the bar at sunset each night so that guests socialise and make for a more friendly environment. The only other comment would be to ask for a room with a view as all other rooms are internal and so are very dark and have no fresh air, and the view is incredible so worth having.

3.1
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This hotel was advertised as 4 star. We only stayed at 4 or 5 star hotels. This was not a 4 star hotel. The entrance was a corridor. The hotel name in it was hand written. The building was very small. The lift only carried 2 adults without any luggage. The ensuite was an enclosed corner of the room with the partitioning not reaching the ceiling. The bed was so undercomfortable for my wife she seriously considered in the middle of the night sleeping on the floor. The furniture in the room was very simple. The key to the door was an old fashioned. It looked like something from the 1900. The hotel would be fine properly rated and priced. Needless to say we were not happy with the 4 star rating and would not have chosen the hotel had we known the true position. We stayed one night and cancelled our other bookings there without giving the true reason. We then booked 2 nights in a 5 star hotel about 2 blocks away.

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Small yet beautiful hotel in a central location, room had balcony with view to Acropolis.. perfect! Only warning is for light sleepers: the Athens cathedral is opposite and the bells chime every hour! I would recommend this hotel.

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The best location to visit Athens. The view on Akropolis was really wonderfull (about 20 euros more but it really deserve!). The staff is really gentle and friendly. When we will come back in this wonderfull city we will come back in this hotel. 10++++!

6.1 Fair
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Position is very good, wiew from the terrace is marvellous and rooms are beautiful but first night we stayed in a room with wiew on the lift and second night in a room with wiew on a street very very noise and it was very difficult to sleep!!! when we left the hotel for the airport the employee sayed there was a strike and he proposed us a taxi but there was no strike!!! we went to the airport by metro!

7.6 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Inside rooms have no view but they are quiet and you can use the wonderful roof dinning area and the rooms with the view are noisy. Excellent location and the views of the Acropolis can't be beat. Breakfast basic at best and the staff is very helpful. Six days in Athens alllows for a very detailed visit of many different districts, museums, and sites. You can take many tours originating in Athens with evening returns.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Magna Grecia Hotel is defintely a good choice. We stayed here for one night at the end of our trip to the cyclades. The location is ideal, within walking distance from monastiriki where you have the metro to the airport, and jut in the plakka area. We had an lovely room on the second floor where we had an icredible view over the acropolis. The view from the terrace where you have your breakfast is really great. The staff is very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We only spent one night in Athens as we have been there before. This hotel is a "gem" Great location, lovely rooms & pleasant staff.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

One of the most beautiful rooms we've ever stayed in. Huge, comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. Breakfast on the roof garden looking out over the Acropolis was lovely.

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Outstanding location in Plaka District and near Acropolis. Employees on check-in were very nice, welcoming, and helpful. Great recommendation for dinner and nice rooftop breakfast with a great view of the Acropolis. Excellent shopping and sight-seeing nearby. We traveled as 2 couples, one room very nice and spacious in front of hotel with a view of Acropolis, (though a bit noisy), while the other room was very tight and bordered on the foyer to the elevator. For some reason other guests decided they needed to take pictures at 1:00 a.m. while waiting for the elevator; the flash could be seen through our curtains and voices very clearly heard. The air-conditioning in the small room (Santorini) was ridiculous as we never could control the temp to be comfortable. Freezing or stuffy, no in-between. The night before we left, arrangements were made with the desk for an early taxi to the airport the next a.m. The gentleman on duty early in the a.m. had us wait an extra 15-20 minutes for 'his' taxi which was late. We needed to get going so hailed a 'regular' taxi (against his wishes) after letting several others pass by. We were warned not to pay more than E 50. When we got to the AP, the taxi driver charged us E 25, E 5 less than the pre-arranged one. This tactic created stress where there didn't need to be any. We would return to this hotel, but with hard guarantees of exact rooms and conditions beforehand.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel, excellent views to Acropolis, Cathedral and square from double rooms and rooftop breakfast room. However, they inevitably have traffic and ecclesiastical noises but what do you expect from such a location. If you want quiet then take one of the rooms at the back which face into a small internal courtyard . Great, quirky decor but some fittings needed attention - if this bothers you then go elsewhere. We would would certainly go back - wish we could find such character and welcome in all major cities!

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Right next to the Cathedral with rooms overlooking the Acropolis. Breakfast on the roof with stunning views. Rooms large and airy with high decorated cielings. However, you will have to put up with the odd querk such as door knobs falling off and showers from the 1920s, but these features add to the experience rather than annoy. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. As the hotel is near the main tourist area, the nights can be very noisey from street traffic. Be careful if taking a taxi from the airport as many do not seem to know where the hotel is and you can end up with a 50 Euro bill! Great central hotel and an oasis after a long flight.

7.9 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A beautiful hotel with a lovely room (very comfortable bed) in an excellent location. We were upgraded to an Acropolis view room free of charge, which was a great start to the holiday! Very friendly owners. Only negatives were the bathroom - the shower/tiling was a bit faded and old with a dodgy shower curtain. Definitely not the same standard as the rest of the room/hotel. I did not expect this from the photos I had seen before when booking. Breakfast could also have been a bit more inspiring. However, it was served on a beautiful roof-top terrace, which partly made up for it. Still a lovely little place to stay overall.

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

As we could not sleep well with the noise from the front park and bells from church through night, we had to cancel following nights (cancellation fee, 100 Euro, without notice from the front) and move to another one. Though the hotel is classic and unique, I do not recommend to those who need quietness.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We had a wonderful room with an acropolis view. After many Grecian rooms with no tub, we were glad to have a nice hot bath as well. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and everything in the Plaka area is very very close to walk to.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This place was amazing and the view was grande. We had a wonderful time and the hotel and staff were awesome. very friendly and extremely clean. Close to everything right in the heart of the city. Highly recommended.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This was a great little hotel - it fit our preference for small, family run hotels perfectly. The owners were very friendly, personable and welcoming - they made us feel right at home, qualities that make your stay memorable. We would definitely stay here again. The location was perfect.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Only one thing: the breakfast should be better.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Malaysia

It wasn't my first time that I visit Greece but it was the first time that I have stayed to such a nice hotel.The staff was very friendly (especialy Mr Stelios the owner),the rooms very clean with a unique decoration and Acropolis view.I will recommended to all my friends and I will come back again the next year.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a nice double room with en-suite shower room. The bed was very comfortable and assisted a good sleep. The downside is the Cathedral has a clock that chimes the hours and half hour. Earplugs required if in a room with a view. Excellent location. Great View of Acropolis from the front rooms and roof. We were there on Greek Independence Day 2006 and the street was lined with soldiers for the Greek President who arrived with other dignitaries at the front of the hotel, just below our room, for the service in the small Athens cathedral opposite. The beds were very comfortable.

7.9 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

very good - exactly as it said on the tin. Convenient location, good value for money, nice view.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel played a big part in our wonderful stay in Athens. Getting to the hotel from the airport is a breeze because the hotel is conveniently located down the street from the Metro stop for Syntagma Square. The room was exactly as advertised. The room and the bathroom were clean and spacious. The hotel is located across from a Cathedral, but the chiming of the bells was hardly noticeble after we battened down the hatches. How can you beat opening your shutters to a view of the Acropolis? The breakfast buffet was fantastic. What made the hotel great were the people. The hotel staff and owner were very gracious and always willing to help. The frontdesk person, worried that we might be caught in a downpour, even volunteered his umbrella. We definitely plan on a return trip to Athens, and there's only one place we'll stay: the Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

El hotel es perfecto para una estancia inolbidable en Atenas. Una magnífica situación y gran limpieza en las habitaciones. Lo más flojo, el desayuno.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Cyprus

My husband and I both loved this hotel. We booked quite late so all the Acropolis-view rooms had already been taken but during check-in, the manager told us we could move to an Acropolis-view room after our second night. Both rooms we stayed in were beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly and welcoming and helpful with directions and recommendations. The unique building, attitude of the staff and the incredibly comfortable beds all made this hotel stand out. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Extrememly helpful staff. Made A huge effort to ensure we got what we wanted.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel made our Athens experience remarkable: the Magna Grecia is incredibly beautiful; the employees (including the owner himself) are friendly and helpful; the rooms were remarkably comfortable, (particularly the beds!) and our room had a head-on view of the Acropolis. Wow. As a couple in their twenties, we found the hotel's location to be ideal, but the same comfort and convenience would apply for anyone: families, older couples, or single travelers. The Magna Grecia is close to Psirri, a hip neighborhood that houses some terrific restaurants and bars, is barely a walk to the busy flea market, and is, of course, very close to the Acropolis. The Magna Grecia is newer, (only about a year old), but it is an unbelievable find. We'll definitely stay there if we have the chance to visit Athens again!

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

You must not miss out on this spectacular hotel. Recently redone with beautiful, spacious rooms and heavenly beds! Our rooms had a post-card view of the acropolis! The staff are extremely welcoming. They gave our 2 year old a gift when we arrived, very sweet. Breakfast was very good. The rooftop terrace has wonderful views. The Plaka is a street away placing you very near to the most popular sites. The tour bus company is just a few blocks away. We have stayed at many hotels in Europe and would chose this one over any of them (including a 4 star on Via Veneto in Rome)! It is truly a gem!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Greece

If I ever come back to Greece this hotel will be my first choice. Perfect location, rooms and service.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We loved the hotel when we checked in, unfortunately it's right next to Athens Cathedral and the bells chime on the hour every hour through the night, as well as every half hour. Also the street cleaners aren't quiet at 3am! I'm a heavy sleeper and it kept me awake all night. It's a shame because everything else in the hotel is great.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

The location of the Magna Grecia is absolutely perfect - dead centre in the Plaka area, with very short walks to the Acropolis, Parliament, National Gardens, etc. The rooms themselves are very charming and the atmosphere of the hotel is great. However, the rooms that face the Acropolis are noisy - with noise from the street below and the church bells from the cathedral across the street. (We were dutifully warned of this by the staff). In addition, the noise in between the rooms and from the hallway was more than expected.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great location. Very cute hotel. A little difficult to spot if you don't know exactly where it is. My wife and I were very pleased with this hotel. A real bargain.

7.2 Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Austria

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

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9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

6.8 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel, offering 11 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 24-inch TVs with DVD players. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and direct-dial phones during their Plaka visit.

Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in supportive Tempur-Pedic mattresses with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include free local calls, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel

By car
Coming from the north: from Larissis Central Railroad Station, take Deligianni street and turn left into Ipirou street. Drive for about 1 km, until you reach 28th Oktovriou. Turn right and drive for 500 metres. At the end of this street turn left in Stadiou ave., that leads to Syntagma square. Take Mitropoleos street and proceed for about 300 metres until you reach the hotel.
Coming from the south: from Eleftherios Venizelos Domestic and International Airport, take the Attiki Odos highway (pay toll) and follow the sign to Katehaki ave.. Take the K2E exit to the elevated road. From here, take the 16K exit, which leads to the route named Ymittos ring for Katehaki ave.. Follow this road straight until exit Y1 for Katehaki and Messogeion avenue. Turn left in Messogion ave. and go straight following the sign to Vas.Sofias. When in Vas.Sofias ave. drive straight for about 1 km until you find Syntagma square. Take Mitropoleos street and drive for about 300 metres to the property.
Coming from the east: from Piraeus Port, take Akti Miaouli street and turn right in Vas.Georgiou ave.. After 200 metres turn left into Iroon Politehniou ave. which leads to Possidonos ave. and then to Syngrou ave.. At the end of Syngrou ave., turn on the left into Syntagma square. Take Mitropoleos street and proceed for about 300 metres until you reach the hotel.
Coming from the west: from Kifissos Central Bus Station, take Kifissos ave. and turn left in Athinon ave.. Drive for about 2 km, until you are in Omonia square. Take Pireos ave. which leads, after about 500 metres, to Stadiou ave.. Drive for 700 metres and you are in Syntagma square. Take Mitropoleos street and drive for about 300 metres until you reach the hotel.

By train
The Larissis Central Railroad Station is about 2.5 km away from the hotel. A frequent bus service and underground line provide easy connection with the property. The underground stops in Syntagma square, only 300 metres from the hotel.

By airplane
The Eleftherios Venizelos Athens international airport is approximately 28 km away from the property. The airport is well connected to the city centre by an express bus service and an underground line, which stops in Syntagma square only 300 metres from the hotel.

Distances from Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel

Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral - 0 km / 0 mi
Athens Gallery - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Pandora Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Roman Agora - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Tower of the Winds - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Hadrian's Library - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Greek Children's Art - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of the City of Athens - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Greek Folk Art Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Kanellopoulos Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Stoa of Attalos - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Jewish Museum of Greece - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Erechtheion - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel is Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) - 19.6 km / 12.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Magna Grecia Boutique Hotel

  • Limousine service