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Rio Hotel Athens

3 stars
13 Odysseos Str. Karaiskaki, --, Athens, 10436
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
22 reviews
greek adventure

nice hotel that is very handy to metro system so travel from airport to hotel within an hour with a... See full review

  • sports tourist
  • Oct 18, 2014
“Fabulous Hotel in heart of the city”

Me and my five friends we have just returned from a long weekend in Athens and would very much... See full review

  • T.Y.
  • Mar 15, 2014
Hotel RIO Athens is located in the center of Athens, on the quiet pedestrian street of the Karaiskaki square, next the subway station METAXOURGHIO and quite near the international railway station. It is 1 Km away from the Syntagma sq,from plaka and Akropolis area,25 minutes drive from the Athens international airport and 15 minutes from the port of PIREAUS by subway.RIO is a beautiful neoclassical building entirely restored, blending every modern convenience with the classical aesthetic. The hotel rooms are welcoming and fitted out with air-conditioning, personal bath or shower, satellite TV, mini bar, hairdryer, direct dial phone with the aim of your complete comfort. There is also at the ground floor CAFE -BAR and restaurant.The hotel is open 12 months a year.

Rio Hotel Athens Rooms

Double/Twin Room
Double/Twin Room offers 1 double bed or 2 single beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony/Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.
SINGLE - ROOM
Single Room offers 1 single bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony/Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.
TRIPPLE - ROOM
Triple Room offers 1 double bed + single bed or 3 single beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony/Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.
FAMILY - ROOM
Family Room offers 1 double bed + 2 single beds or 4 single beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony/Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Iron/Ironing board, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room and Telephone.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

37.9852 23.7196
Area served
Athens center.
Nearby airports
Athens international airport.
Area description
Hotel RIO Athens is located in the center of Athens, on the quiet pedestrian street of the Karaiskaki square, next the subway station METAXOURGHIO and quite near the international railway station. It is 1 Km away from the Syntagma sq, a 25 minutes drive from the Athens international airport and 15 minutes from the port of PIREAUS by subway.

Nearby points of interest

  • Temple of Hephaestus: 0.4 mi
  • National Archaeological Museum: 0.7 mi
  • New Acropolis Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Academy of Athens: 0.7 mi
  • Agora: 0.7 mi
  • Parthenon: 1 mi
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 1.1 mi
  • Syntagma Square: 1.1 mi
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 1.2 mi
  • Greek Parliament: 1.2 mi
  • Erechtheion: 1.2 mi
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Panathinaikon: 1.6 mi
  • Athens Concert Hall: 1.7 mi
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 2.8 mi
  • Temple of Hephaestus: 0.4 mi
  • National Archaeological Museum: 0.7 mi
  • New Acropolis Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Academy of Athens: 0.7 mi
  • Agora: 0.7 mi
  • Parthenon: 1 mi
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 1.1 mi
  • Syntagma Square: 1.1 mi
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 1.2 mi
  • Greek Parliament: 1.2 mi
  • Erechtheion: 1.2 mi
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Panathinaikon: 1.6 mi
  • Athens Concert Hall: 1.7 mi
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 2.8 mi
  • Railway Service: 3.7 mi
  • Kifissias avenue: 4.5 mi
  • Daphni Monastery: 4.7 mi
  • Olympic Stadium: 5.1 mi
  • Athens Olympic Sports Complex: 5.4 mi

Dining

The Bar-Restaurant
The Bar-Restaurant, at the ground floor, is the ideal place to relax enjoying drinks, food and pleasant music. It serves many kinds of drinks and Greek specialties until well after midnight.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Rio Hotel Athens

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
4

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sports tourist
Business
carrickfergus co.antrim
Oct 18, 2014

greek adventure

nice hotel that is very handy to metro system so travel from airport to hotel within an hour with a single line change also it is within walking distance of the city centre as long as you have no walking difficultys as 2 steep hills have to be negotiated

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

wide range of very good resturants just off the square

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hgmd
Business
MD
Jul 17, 2014

perfect for our needs

Large basic room with 4 beds. free wireless internet. 2 min walk to metro. Pleasant staff. We were there for two nights and it was great for the value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the metro...it is easy and safer than walking the streets.

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
No Sleep in Athens
Business
Scottsdale, AZ
May 16, 2014

Good Price But Not Very Comfortable

I know European hotels have a different standard, but one thing I think should be standard is an actual bed. My room had only 2 cots. Literally cots--on casters with a 4-in mattress. I didn't get 1 good night's sleep in the 5 nights I stayed. Also, no temperature control in the rooms. I was absolutely freezing despite sleeping in full pants and sweater, and they wouldn't turn the boiler on because guests in other rooms were too hot. WiFi in the lobby was reliable, but only worked in my room occasionally (and my room was only 20ft from the lobby). Staff was friendly and my room was always clean. Someone was available 24 hours, but that means they were making quite a bit of noise at random hours of the night, taking out the garbage and such. Location was good in that we could walk to the Acropolis, etc. but the neighborhood was scary and we felt like we had to be back in our rooms before dark. But honestly, pretty much the whole city of Athens feels that way. Room was good-sized, but the bathroom was tiny. Couldn't walk in without smacking my arm on the doorknob. Showerhead was cracked on both sides, so sprayed the entire bathroom no matter what angle I tried. Restaurant had large selection including numerous pizzas, but the food was not particularly tasty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mohamed Abdallah
Business
Cairo, Egypt
Apr 10, 2014

Not reccomemded

I dont think it is a good idea to be there, room was terrible, location is not bad but not good, no TV channels, remote not working, so noisy, not clean, no soap, dirt smelling towels

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
santac
Business
Ottawa
Mar 16, 2014

Nice staff, small bath

Good location to metro, OK breakfast. average overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
T.Y.
Business
Kent, United Kingdom
Mar 15, 2014

“Fabulous Hotel in heart of the city”

Me and my five friends we have just returned from a long weekend in Athens and would very much recommend this hotel. It is amazingly central and minutes away from metro line to the airport. All sights can be reached by walking except possibly the harbour which is a 20 minutes with the metro to the port of Pireaus. This meant that we could easily pop back throughout the day as we were never far away.. Breakfast offers an amazing choice, much better than a lot of more expensive hotels we have stayed in.Our room was nice and comfortable, offering everything we need.I would honestly think that it would be difficult to find a nicer and better situated hotel in Athens.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
J. N
Business
Los Angeles
Jun 7, 2013

DON'T STAY HERE

How is this still a 3 star hotel?!? My experience was so unpleasant that although I paid for 3 nights, I left first thing in the morning and paid for another hotel down the street because I couldn't stand another moment here! And I only stayed the full night because I arrived at 11pm. First, that picture is false. This hotel, although close to the metro, is in a very shady part of town. There is a dumpster right in the front you can see from your window and grafitti everywhere. The staff looks miserable and are unpleasant to talk to. The bathroom reeks of mildew and mold. The sink is so low that you have to really hunch down to use it (and I'm only 5"2). A/C is critical in Athens in a the summer, and although they advertise it, it does not work. I think it does but they don't have the central control on. When I asked about the A/C, the staff told me they don't turn it on unless the building reaches 30 Celcius (86 F). THATS WAY TOO HOT TO SLEEP! The bed was uncomfortable and unclean. Our hot water did not work after 11pm. The tiny TV does not work. NOTHING WORKED! The wifi is limited to one device, for 2 hours..and it barely worked! It was so bad that after 5 minutes of being in the hotel we determined to leave despite already paying. Please don't stay here!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AndyAd
Business
Vancouver,Canada
Apr 11, 2013

Great and Convenient located Hotel !!!

Rio Athens Hotel is a great 3 star hotel option for travellers who prefer to stay in the centre of town and close enough to enjoy the essentials of Athens, Acropolis, Plaka, all the Museums and of course nightlife for a single guy like me. The hotel is located right next to the ‘’Metaxourghio’’ metro station that makes my moving to center more easier. Rio Athens itself seems relatively new and clean. The staff is friendly, helpful and the breakfast is excellent! I would definitely return to this hotel! A very affordable and convenient stay in the heart of Athens! I totally recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Novocastrian
Business
Toronot, Ontario
Apr 7, 2013

Hotel Rio, Athens.

Pluses: Very friendly ambience, helpful staff, English OK. Minuses: Internet was free, but very unreliable. Maybe not the hotel's fault? Location OK, but nowhere decent nearby to eat in the evenings. The bathroom/shower was not up to scratch. Repeat/Recommend? Not likely but had no significant issues. You get what you pay for I suppose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rio Hotel Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vivian Lee
Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 28, 2013

Helpful reviews, Excellent Hotel !!!

Reviews from specific site were very helpful in choosing this hotel. The Hotel Rio Athens is a great hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are clean though basic. Location is excellent. Karaiskaki square is the area to stay, ( metro station Metaxourghio), because all the Archaelogical sights of interest are within walking distance, Acropolis, National Museum incudes the nightlife of the city Psiri and Gazi areas. Nice breakfast dining room. Staff was very helpful with information concerning travel agencies, directions, taxis, etc. Will stay there again as price right and room comfortable. Vivian Lee, Atlanta, Ga, USA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

try subway ( Metro), too.

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