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AVA Hotel & Suites - Athens

4 star Vacation Rental Athens

9-11 Lyssikratous Street Plaka - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 185 .00
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The AVA Hotel & Suites underwent a major renovation in January 2010. Its outstanding neoclassic Greek architecture blends perfectly with the tranquil and exclusive district of Plaka and its surroundings. The hotel was built with flavor and flair for the discerning visitor to Athens, offering all the amenities, comfort, and services of a deluxe hotel, plus the exclusiveness and privacy of a private home.

Hotel AVA is located in the Plaka area of Athens, one of the city's most exclusive districts, just below the Acropolis, and only a few steps from the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, and the other exquisite monuments of Greek civilization. Only minutes away are the Greek Parliament, Old Olympic Stadium, National Gardens, and Athens' top shopping areas. Popular with business and leisure travelers seeking personalized care and "home away from home" qualities, AVA Hotel & Suites guarantees a comfortable stay in a private and discreet environment. Being self-contained, all suites are ideal for pleasant short or long stays in Athens.

Please note that smoking is not allowed in all public areas and that all suites are non-smoking. Minimum check-in age: 18.

Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary in the public areas. Additional amenities include a computer station, an Internet point, and laundry facilities.
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Guest Rating 9.2 Wonderful!
Based on 122 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at AVA Hotel & Suites

A buffet breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at AVA Hotel & Suites

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Business Center

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2:00 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 12 for adults and EUR 6 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AVA Hotel & Suites is also known as

AVA Hotel Athens
Athens Ava Hotel

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AVA Hotel & Suites reviews

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

best hotel ever--great staff and location

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel was FANTASTIC! The room was beautiful, location perfect, and the staff was incredibly nice and helpful. If I were to go back to Athens, I would DEFINITELY stay at AVA again. I strongly recommend it!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • New Zealand

Great service - friendly, multilingual staff were extremely welcoming. The complimentary champagne was a great touch when we arrived! Location was superb - safe to walk around late at night, close proximity to restaurants and and attractions/sights, felt like we were right amongst it all while still having a sense of privacy/seclusion. Free wi-fi worked great - was also handy being able to use their printer :) Overall a fantastic experience - loved it!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Apartment style room gave a feeling of being at home

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was our first stay at AVA and the staff were excellent. So welcoming and helpful. The room was very spacious and well laid out. It was a lovely and quiet room so we had a very relaxing stay. The hotel is ideally situated to walk to the sights of Athens and some lovely restaurants.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Our two-day stay at Ava Hotel, Apartments & Suites was delightful. The room, the location, the staff and the service they provided all exceeded our expectations. We arrived at 9:30 AM, before our room was ready, but our luggage was happily looked-after. We had been notified by email following our booking that this might be the case, as the hotel was fully booked--now we can understand why. The staff were most helpful in suggesting activities for us while waiting for our room. We mentioned that this trip was a celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary, and, when we did get to our room at 1:30 PM, a bottle of complimentary sparkling wine awaited us. On both nights, we took advantage of the well-appointed kitchen to eat-in. The next morning, after a great sleep in a most comfortable king-sized bed, we discovered that our toilet was not functioning and the front-desk sent someone to investigate immediately. As the problem required a plumber (on a Sunday), we were given the option to move to another room (identical and immediately above the original) or to stay where we were with the assurance that the problem would be fixed latter the same day. We opted to change rooms, our luggage was moved by the staff, and an excellent, complimentary breakfast was offered as a token of the hotel's regret for our inconvenience. The whole thing was handled seamlessly and we could not have asked for more. I would happily recommend this venue to anyone visiting Athens.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The AVA Hotel is an excellent base from which to explore Athens. It is close to all the main sites and many good restaaurants. It is clean, welcoming and the rooms are ideal. We stayed a week ane were delighted.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Great staff! Our vacation almost didn't happen because of the trouble in Athens we'd heard about on the news. Although the hotel was located near the demonstrations, it was not affected. We arrived after the riots, so were quite fortunate and had a nice holiday. The hotel is situated in the best spot to shop and visit the Acropolis.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Perfect location very near to Akropolis, the new Akropolis museum as well as Plaka district with lots of restaurants and shops. Extraordinarily friendly and helpful staff and really nice rooms with perfect beds! We will surely return!! p.s. the room is nicher than you would expect from the photos onthe website

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

AVA Hotel Athens is rated number ONE by TripAdvisor and with good reason. First, the location - only minutes by foot to the Acropolis and just about every other attraction. The Hotel is quaintly small yet the rooms are spacious and spotless. The staff was great and upon our check-in gave us two free passes to the new Acropolis Museum as well as a bottle of Champagne. My girlfiend and I would have liked to have breakfast included for the price we paid for the room but tjis is still the hotel of choice for me in Athens. We can't wait to return.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was a wonderful place to stay - close to everything - the Plaka, the Acropolis, the new Acropolis Museum. Very modern and spacious and the service was exceptional. I couldn't recommend it more highly. We were a family of 3 and we stayed in an executive apartment. Loved every minute of the stay. Best place on our entire trip.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We very much enjoyed our stay at Hotel AVA and are already recommending this hotel to others. If we are in Athens again, we would certainly stay at the Hotel AVA.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed for two nights - and it was wonderful! Close to everything - so convenient! The staff was great - very helpful, friendly and polite. We highly recommend AVA Hotel!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Excellent location, comfortable room, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great recommendations on restaurants, sites and walks through area.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

AVA is really great !! Just a perfect palce to stay. OK, we have to confess that one of our room was upgraded to an executive suite. But nevertheless: a clear recommandation !! Greek is in general a very polite country. But the staff at AVA is the top of the top. Thanks to you guys again !! 2 hints: the view of the Acropolis is not worth the surcharge. But the quality of the rooms is it !! And although the breakfast at the hotel seems to be very good - you may walk out of the hotel just 30m to the right and find a very nice Coffeeshop, very stylish, not very cheap but you can enjoy a Greek Coffee and a Croissant for Euro 6 in a really groovy atmosphere. If you go to Athens - go for AVA !! We will come back for sure

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My only concern was that I didn't understand that breakfast wasn't included when booking through Venere. That was a surprise. Otherwise, we couldn't have been more pleased with the Hotel and staff. Staff was more than accommodating when assisting us with what to see and places to eat. Would stay again at AVA in a heartbeat. Excellent location too!

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Taiwan

the location is superb, just on the outer rim of Plaka. Anyone traveling to Athens should not stay at hotels not aroud Plaka, which is only tourist friendly place. We went to the musuem at weekedns, and there were drug dealer and drunken people in the park, on the street, and on the floor. Plaka is relatively safer looking in many way. AVA hotel provide free internet inside the room, and is always quiet and strong in A/C. It has great view of Acropolis on the terrance, and yet not so noisy as some of the hotel located inside Plaka.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We could not have chosen a better hotel. The people were friendly and the service was great. The location is perfect. In the centre of Athens, in Plaka, right at the base of the Acropolis, a 3 minute walk from the Metro. The rooms are large and offer all of the ammenities that one could need in a room. We were there on our honeymoon. When the hotel found this out, they even brought a bottle of Champagne to our room. Very nice touch. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend AVA hotel and suites to anyone travelling to Athens and looking to stay in a great hotel at a reasonable price.

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

Was led to believe with online photos and remarks that there were rooftop areas not associated with specific suites or rooms that would be available to all hotel guests, this was not available as suggested in hotel photos. Staff was very congenial and helpful for all needs, location in Plaka was exceptional Acropolis was within 30 minutes walking

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • China

The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting this very attrative part of Athens. It was posible to walk to the Zeus Temple and the Acropolis in one afternoon. The traffic free cobbled streets and the outdoor dining were perfect. Due to the short transit we did not see much of the hotel but the staff were very welcoming and our family room was excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

Have greatly enjoyed our stay!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were very impressed with the rooms, service and location of the hotel. Most of the historical land marks are within a 10 to 20 minute walk from the hotel. It is a small hotel with only 15 rooms, but each room has a small kitchenette and is very spacious. The hotel staff was outstanding. They were very friendly and made several recommendations for restaurants that were excellent. We will definitely stay here again and will recommend it to others.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

The AVA Hotel is in a prime location. When you walk out the front door of the hotel you can see the Acropolis on the right and the temple of Olympian Zeus on the left. Both are just a short walk away. Also other attractions such as Ancient Agora and Roman Agora are close. Plaka district is full of great shopping, eating, and entertainment. We never looked very long for a restaurant. The Greeks greeted us on the street and there was usually a fair bit of competition between the restaurants with loads of tables available. From the moment we walked in the door of this hotel we were greeted with such warmth and enthusiasm from the staff. You could tell they really cared weather you enjoyed your stay. The service was absolutely wonderful. We would definitely return to this hotel again and again.

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

spacious ,clean,lovely decor

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Staff are wonderful and cater to your every need. The rooms and beds are very comfortable. It is a small hotel with limited facilities (no pool or recreation facilities), but if you want a great place in the center of the plaka and historical center. This is the place to stay. We had a great time.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • India

AVA is a lovely hotel just next to Plaka district in Athens. Its staff is very friendly and polite. They were quite helpful. We told them we are honeymooning couples and they gave us a champagne bottle free aswell as upgraded our apartment free of cost. Hotel is small and lovely and definitely I would come back and stay at AVA only during my next trip to Athens.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location is the best thing about this hotel. Having said that the room was good and we were given a bottle of bubbly on arrival so all in all heartily recommended

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

Extremely convenient location for visiting the most popular sites. Accommodating staff upgraded us (because I had requested a room with a view) from a triple to an executive suite that became available (at no extra charge). My husband, adult daughter, and I enjoyed the spaciousness and kitchen facilities--allowing us to prepare our own breakfast. We only stayed one night in this hotel (of 4 nights spent in Athens) because of the price. We were surprised to find the beds sloppily made at this caliber/price of hotel but the room did appear clean. We enjoyed our stay but would probably not return to this hotel because of the price. Athens center is easy enough to get around in without having to stay in such a prime location (unless you mind walking and/or using Athens' terrific METRO system).

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in one of the suites. Although it cannot be called a luxury it was spacious, clean and with all the amenities to make our stay comfortable. It had a large balcony which was such a delight to sit in when the sun was out. Staff were courteous, welcoming and very helpful. As for the location my comment is just like any other review you read about this hotel - simply unique. I would definitely stay at AVA on my next visit to Athens.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

HUGE, clean rooms! Location is right next to the Acropolis and 3 minutes' walk to the metro station. Parking in the area is extremely limited. I would definitely stay here again. The room also had free Internet.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Excellent price, location (right beside the Acropolis)and service. Great room, ideal option for a visit to Athens.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

1èr séjour avec AVA Voyage avec un petit fils

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

nice clean hotel,with great location,and excellent staff.highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

My partner and I stayed at the AVA Hotel for three days before our cruise and one day after our cruise. The location was perfect! Several buildings up the street from Hadrian's Arch and several buildings away from the main shopping street in the Plaka. The staff were all extremely welcoming, helpful, and friendly. We stayed in a very large first floor room that had a large quite patio perfect for smokers. Breakfast was quite good the perfect start for a day of sightseeing. Our room was on the back side of the hotel and was very quiet so I had no problems sleeping. The staff made dinner reservations for us and got us taxi cabs in a moments notice. I would definately stay here again!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The location of this hotel is excellent, within walking distance to major attractions and on a quiet street. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the staff especially knowledgable and helpful. We had a very nice breakfast there, and there are some good restaurants and cafes nearby

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

Excellent Staff,very good facilities in a great location.

7.5 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Bahrain

The location was very good. The coffee shop/restaurant on the grand floor was not open during our stay. If they were open, it would have been convenient.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We rented an apartment for three people and had a comfortable stay. The hotel looked fairly new and we were able to walk to all nearby attractions. It is a ways away from the main shopping area, but closer to the ruins. It was quiet at night, which was nice after a long plane ride.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The AVA Hotel is amazing. My family was delighted to go to the balcony and see the Acropolis on the right side, and Hadrian's Arch on the left. The rooms are very spacious and clean. The Plaka restaurants and shops are just a few steps away. It was a wonderful experience for my family, and we would definitely stay there again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A very well situated hotel; just off the Plaka (five minutes from room to a taverna under the walls of the Acropolis). I only stayed for two nights so didn't use the kitchenette for cooking, but this would be an asset for anyone who was would be staying longer. I can throughly recommend this hotel for a stay in athens.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

What a great place to stay for a first time visit to Athens. The rooms (we stayed in an Executive Apartment)was one of the largest I have seen anywhere, especially in Europe. It had a large bedroom, living room, kitchenette and a small patio where we would drag a couple chairs to when having our morning coffee. The bathroom was big enough to hold a small bed. The king size bed was typical european, 2 twins on a platform that kept seperating during the night. Right in Plaka, you see the temple of Zeus and the Acropolis (well a very small part of it ,the Parthenon can not be seen at all, so do not be disappointed). The hotel is near a fairly busy street, but we were there on the weekend, so the noise was not bad. Being in Plaka, there were plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance. You can skip breakfast at the hotel and walk into Plaka for breakfast at 1/2 the price. As all the sights in Athens are spread out, the location was neither good nor bad in that respect. We took a taxi from the airport, so we can not comment on the metro, although we hear it is good. If you want great taxi and limo service, look for George the famous taxi driver on the web.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

The staff of the hotel was excellent!!! I would recomend it to all my friends that wish to visit Athens. Although, of course, there were some minor problems in the begining, they were all solved and the staying there was great. I will definetly come back

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Staff were very helpful and pleasant. However, out of three wake-up calls, only two were on time, with one being 20 minutes late and one thirty minutes late. Other than this, all was good. There were three of us in a triple and while the third bed could have been better, our 17 yr. old gramdson didn't seem to mind. Great location and good value.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location is fantastic! A direct shot from the airport on the metro. A nice, pleasant 5 minute walk to the nearest metro stop. Close to shopping at the Plaka, the shops of Ermu, and a nice walk to the Psiri. The staff was very helpful and their hospitality was terrific! They went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was good! I would definitely go back and stay there! The suite was spacious and had a gorgeous view!

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

This hotel was excellent. Superb location right under the Acropolis. It was the most expensive place we stayed in our 6 week trip in Europe so you obviously get what you pay for! The rooms were like palaces and we stayed on the ground floor - so we got an outdoor courtyard. The staff were so friendly and helpful which was a refreshing change in a rude, aggressive city such as Athens.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were upgraded to an executive suite for our stay. This is a great location for touring in Athens and the hotel facility and staff are first rate.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

My family and I found the Ava Apartments and it's staff very accommodating in all aspects. The location is perfect - close to the Plaka area and within walking distance to just about everything. Beautiful, spacious rooms and at very reasonable prices. We would highly recommend the Ava and would definately stay again next time we travel to Athens.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The staff is extremely friendly and accomodating. I would highly recommend staying here, the location is the best in Athens.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

the hotel had NO record of my booking even though I had a confirmation email with me I would not be sure about using VENERE again because of this. Fortunately the hotel were able to offer us accommodation. The staff were very helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

In 20 years of worldwide travel, one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. I also entered my review on the TripAdvisor web site. Ken Lomasney

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

Es hat uns total gut gefallen, wir sind sicher, dass wir dieses schöne Hotel wieder buchen werden!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Australia

Very well located in the Plaka close to Hadrian's arch and walking distance to the Acropolis. The staff spoke good English and were welcoming and very helpful. We had an executive apartment in which my family were very comfortable especially appreciating the free internet access. This excellent hotel contributed significantly to our very enjoyable stay in Athens.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Malaysia

I'm responding on behalf of my parents. They had a lovely stay, and commented that this is a 5 star establishment. They thought the walk from Syntagma Square to the hotel was longer than stated on the website (which they informed the hotel) but nevertheless they thought the hotel was in an excellent location and would highly recommend it to everyone considering a trip to Athens. Eleni, George and Olympia were amongst the hospitable staff that my parents encountered who made their stay extra special.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff at the AVA hotel in Athens were friendly, helpful and professional and the rooms were excellent value for their large size and comfort. The hotel location is perfect for being in the heart of the Plaka restaurant area and only a short walk away from the Acropolis. I will certainly book into this hotel on my next visit to Athens.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

This hotel is in a nice location in the small street that goes to Hadrian's Arch; the Akropolis metro station is just near.We stayed in w/e of 18 nov. and it was quiet around. It has very spacious rooms, clean and modern, with little kitchen. ADSL connection included (other hotels in athens may charge around 20 eur/day for that). Staff is kind and willing to help you. Price/Quality ratio is fine even if breakfast is not included.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a fantastic week staying in an apartment in this hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean and attractive (and very well sound proofed, we didn't hear the other guests whilst we were there). We found smallkitchen area really useful as it allowed us to go to the food market and try our hand at a spot of cooking. Even if you don't fancy that, being able to have a plate to eat your bread and cheese off (and somewhere to wash up after)is very useful! I would definitely recommend this hotel to otehr guests.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was one of the best places that we stayed for the price. Centrally located and the staff is uncomparable to the other hotels.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A very quiet and comfortable hotel perfectly situated on the edge of the Plaka area of Athens. Very friendly staff. Very clean. My husband felt that the level of services available was insufficient for the prices charged eg no bar, no room service. However I felt that the prices were justified by the position and that you don't need a bar or room service when you are surrounded by all the bars and restaurants of the Plaka! We had a lovely stay and would recommend it to friends who want to visit an exciting city but stay in a quiet position.

7.4 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Only disappointment was finding that a double bed consisted of 2 single beds pushed together. Bit annoying. Otherwise, very nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This is a wonderful hotel in the heart of Athens. Very near to acropolis and other sites. Very clean and spacious room. Staff was very nice and helpful, especially Eleni. I would recommend this hotel highly.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

We found the Ava Hotel a real find. Our suite was spacious, with kitchenette, living room, huge bedroom, two balcony doors and wonderful view off double balcony. There was noise from the street below because the hotel is in the heart of the Plaka District so a lot of people walk there towards the Acropolis and the shopping district. This did not bother us and just made our stay more exciting because we were within walking distance from everything we wanted to see and do. Hotel staff were friendly and very helpful and we felt we had a home away from home. We would highly recommend this hotel. This is where we would stay if we came back to Athens.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very well placed, just a short stroll from Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The Acropolis could be seen from the balcony of our room, and again was just a short walk away. The Acropolis Metro station is about a 5 minute walk in the same direction as the Acropolis. There are an abundance of good restaurants within about a 2-3 minute walk of the hotel. All in all, it is ideally placed for the major attractions and tourist areas. The room itself was large (executive suite), with a very comfortable bed and good pillows. The bathroom was spotless and very plush, although without a bath, just a shower.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A really nice hotel, close to the Acroplois and downtown. We didn't like that the bed was actually two twin beds pushed together - not very "romantic"!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Location was paramount. Also very clean, quiet, etc. I screwed up one of window blinds because I couldn't figure out how to close it. Only suggestion for improvement would be changing your directions on the website. You say you are across from Hadrian's Arch. I went there and then went up and down the street along the other side of the arch to no avail. You are actually 30 meters up the street running away from Hadrian's Arch and towards the Acropolis. Big difference. Fortunately my wife suggested I try that route. Overall, however, everything else was excellent. Douglas Nickson

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

excellent choice in a prime location; staff could not be more welcoming and helpful; surprisingly quiet room given the location

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The staff at Ava is tremendous. Eleni was the staff member that checked us in and was so very helpful in recommending restaurants and things to do in the area. We truly felt welcomed at Ava and our hosts were so gracious to us while we stayed there on our honeymoon. This is a great hotel and once the roof bar and pool is complete it will be even better to have the view of the Acropolis and Zeus' Temple from the roof. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to stay in the vicinity of the Plaka.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

a very good hotel in a great location---handy to all the attractions ---large room with kitchenette facilities a big bonus---very pleasant and helpful staff made this a very enjoyable stay---hope we see them again---

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

We absolutely loved Plaka (the region of Athens where this hotel is located) and we loved this hotel. The rooms were extremely clean and nice and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The location cannot be beat. It is in walking distance of the acropolis and the temple of zeus and many many wonderful restaurants. The only complaint I would have about the hotel is the fact that they charge 10 euro for the continental breakfast. I wouldn't advise dropping the money for this because we found a few restaurants nearby the served amazing breakfast (wonderful omelets, yogurt with honey, fresh-squeezed OJ) for much less. I would highly recommend visiting Athens and the AVA Hotel is the place to stay!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • New Zealand

We loved our stay at Ava Hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful ! The rooms were very spacious and we had a huge balcony with views to the acropolis! The hotel is situated right in the Plaka area. Its a perfect spot for sightseeing, shopping and restaurants. At the end of the road you can catch a bus which stops at all the main tourist sights around Athens! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Brazil

Very nice. Wonderful location. Very helpful staff.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Japan

AVA Hotel is a great value deal. Apart from its reasonable prices, the best points are its location just off the historic Plaka district (which means that almost everything of interest is within walking distance, including the Acropolis and Agora), its friendly and very helpful staff and its spacious and very functional rooms. This modern boutique hotel also offers complimentary ADSL Internet access, which is great for business travellers -- so bring your laptops if you plan on using the Internet a lot. Also, if you can, get a deluxe room as these are wonderfully finished, spacious and very comfortable. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a good and centrally located hotel.

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

Excellent hotel! Perfect location, rooms and service!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Best experience of any hotel we had in Europe! Staff was extremely friendly. When we return we will stay again.

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Good hotel but certainly expensive and a little below what one could expect after reading the internet's recommandations. No reason however to leave this hotel once booked-in. But probably would try another one for the next visit.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

The AVA hotel is situated in a quiet street connecting the temple of the Olympic Zeus and the foot of the Acropolis. The Plaka with it's many restaurants and shops is just around the corner. The spatious rooms are equipped with kitchenette and refrigerator. We will recommend the hotel to our friends and collaegues!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I will recommend a stay at your hotel to friends, family and co-workers. The Location and ammenities Hotel AVA exceeded my expectations and when I return to Greece I shall confidently stay there again. thanks for this recommendation

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

It was a perfect location for us. The hotel, being newly renovated was wonderful. I would highly recommend this property to all. The staff is outstanding, knowlegable and friendly. The mini kitchen in the room was very useful, we could make tea or coffee and have cold bottled water on hand and keep food items cold that we purchased from small markets..which helped keep the foodn costs down...restaurants were very expensive in Athens.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

just a problem with parking ... but it's athens and the plaka. It should perhaps be mentionned in your description

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The AVA was a great place to stay while in Athens. It was within walking distance to the Plaka, Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, etc. Everyone was extremely helpful and pleasant. The only problem we had was that the phones were out of order for several days. This was a great place to stay!! I'll stay there again when I go back to Greece.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Spacious rooms with kitchenette, new and clean. Had sufficient furnishings and even internet facility (LAN connector in room). Located at the foot of the Pantheon and close to many restaurants and shops, but being a street off the main busy area made it very quiet. Noise did not disturb any sleep. Were provided with hospitable information. Probably one of the best places you can find in Athens for what you pay.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • South Africa

For once the reality is even better than the pictures! The AVA has everything in its favour. With the new metro service from the airport, and the nearest metrostation only a few minutes from the hotel, arriving in the centre of Athens was easy. We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness and luxuriousness of the family suite (large enough for us and two teenagers), the veranda with its excellent views and the location of the hotel. It is within walking distance of all the major historical sites and located in the lovely Plaka area with its absence of traffic. The personnel were extremely helpful and friendly, gave us valuable advice on what to see, where to go, on transport etc (also by way of a handy brochure in the room) and assisted us in booking day trips out of town. The service was professional without the haughtiness one sometimes find in hotels of this quality. We will definately stay there again on a visit to Athens and can recommend the hotel without any hesitation.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Australia

Great accommodation, would stay again. Close to everything and in the BEST part of Athens!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were very pleased with all aspects of our stay! Great location, great rooms, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. I would highly recommend the Ava Hotel!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

What a gem of a hotel/apartment! From the friendly and helpful front desk staff of Maria,Eleni,George and the others,to the spacious,updated sparkling-clean rooms,to the fabulous location in the Plaka (with a great view of the Acropolis from the balcony and within walking distance to all of the major sites),this is a first-rate property at a reasonable rate. The peronalized service we received made us feel like we were the only ones staying there. AVA is the place to stay in Athens!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

What a gem of a hotel/apartment! From the friendly and helpful front desk staff of Maria,Eleni,George and the others,to the spacious,updated sparkling-clean rooms,to the fabulous location in the Plaka (with a great view of the Acropolis from the balcony and within walking distance to all of the major sites),this is a first-rate property at a reasonable rate. The peronalized service we received made us feel like we were the only ones staying there. AVA is the place to stay in Athens!

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

Awesome room decor and amenities. Great location.

7.5 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel staff welcoming and competent. The breakfast was of apallingly low quality, given the price of the room. Reasonable breakfasts can be obtained in Plaka. I had some difficulty sending emails, but the staff were able to fix it by contacting the ISP. They should by now have written into their hand book that the outgoing mail server is smtp.vivodinet.gr.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

This was a great stay, except that the 2 full beds that we requested were 2 single beds push together. This did not allow for up to 6 people to sleep. Our daughter had to sleep on the pull out couch.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Saudi Arabia

The AVA was a wonderful place to stay in Athens. It was clean, quiet, modern and comfortable for my family. The kitchenette was useful and the computer DSL line worked perfectly. The bathroom was the cleanest one I have been in, and the shower had good water pressure. The fantastic location in the Plaka is also a benefit, with everything within walking distance. We usually stay 5 stars... and I felt like this was five stars without the five star price. Everyone was very helpful for even the smallest things, day or night. This Hotel and staff made my Athens trip with my family better than I ever expected!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Great Plaka location. More detailed map would make finding hotel the first time easier.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

Nice place

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

My wife and I have traveled quite a bit in Europe. This hotel is was one of the best we have stayed in... especially good value. The rooms were clean, the bathrooms aesthetically beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful. I needed an electrical adapter and the found one for me immediately. When I left, I offered to buy it. Instead they gave it to me free of charge. The location of the is hotel great... right in the Plaka! Plus it was only a few blocks from the restaurant we liked best while there... The Bysantano. When I go back to Athens I will stay here. Another bonus for us... we are not Greek Orthodox, but there is wonderful (large) Evangelical church across the street. Thanks for everything AVA.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Netherlands

Very convenient hotel to do business in Athens during the day, have a quick tour of Athens best ancient monuments in the afternoon and enjoy a nice Greek traditional diner (outdoors) in the famous streets of Plaka. All in one day and all within walking distance!! Spacious apartments. Extremely clean/friendly hotel!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We are a couple living in Paris and generally demand a lot of a hotel and Ava did not disapppoint us. The hotel is beautifully located below the Acropolis. All important attractions within walking distance. The rooms are large and nice and there is a friendly atmosphere. I really recommend it!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Netherlands

Perfect location, will return back. Fully recommended.

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This is a newly rennovated hotel, that is still in the process of rennovation. The rooms are large and spotless. It is extremely well located at the base of Plaka just down the street from Hadrian's arch. The breakfasts were marginal at best. The conseierge was whoever was behind the front desk at the time so the service varied a lot. All in all, I'd say it's not quite ready for Prime Time.

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • ES

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic holiday, AVA Hotel & Suites offers 16 guest rooms with DVD players and climate control. Rooms open onto balconies. Guest rooms are individually decorated, making each stay a unique experience. Functional in-room kitchenettes equipped with refrigerators and microwaves allow you to dine in while you travel.

LCD televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, laptop-compatible safes and phones during their Acropolis visit. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, minibars and coffee/tea makers.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bathrobes, slippers and hair dryers. Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Cooking corner
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • DVD player
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach AVA Hotel & Suites

From El Venizelos Airport
By bus:
Take the Express Bus No. 95 to the last stop, Syntagma Square. From there it takes approximately 10 minutes to reach the hotel on foot. Walk down Amalias Avenue for approx 500 metres/1500 feet. Opposite Hadrian's Arch, turn right into Lysikratous Street. The AVA Hotel is located at street no. 9-11.

By underground (Metro) – 6 AM to 10 PM
Purchase an Airport Metro Ticket. Take the No. 3 blue line to Syntagma Square. Change to the No. 2 red line at Syntagma and get off after one stop at Acropolis Station. From here, the hotel can be reached on foot in approximately three minutes. Follow the Makrigiani/Dionissiou Aeropagitou exit indications, then continue towards Dionissiou Areopagitou (pedestrian road leading to the Acropolis entrance). Cross the street into Vironos Street. After 100 meters, in front of the Lyssikrates Monument, turn right into Lyssikratous Street. The AVA Hotel is located at street number 9-11.

By taxi:
There are always plenty of taxis available at the airport.

From Port Piraeus
By underground (Metro) - 6 AM to 10 AM
Take the No. 1 green line to Omonia Square. Change to the No. 2 red line and get off after three stops at Acropolis Station, then follow the above directions.

By Taxi:
There are always plenty of taxis available from the port.

Distances from AVA Hotel & Suites

Technis Theater - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Monument of Lysicrates - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Hadrian's Arch - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Temple of Olympian Zeus - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Old Acropolis Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Acropolis - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Greek Folk Art Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theater - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Greek Children's Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Jewish Museum of Greece - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Theatre of Dionysos - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
New Acropolis Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Zappeion Hall - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Erechtheion - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for AVA Hotel & Suites is Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) - 19.3 km / 12 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.