NJV Athens Plaza
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great view of the acropolis from our suite...PERFECT
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Historical Traveler Reviews NJV Athens Plaza
We stayed at the Athens Plaza for three nights and found it to be an excellant hotel. It was exactly what you would expect of a 4 star hotel in England, very clean with great service and centrally located. Would highly recommend it.
The concierge could not have been more helpful and a great choice in the breakfast room. The room was big and a very nice bathroom.
It is situated right on Syntagma square which is a lovely part of Athens with lots of restaurants and cafes in very close proximity and next door to two other top hotels ie Grand Britagne. About a 10 min walk from the Acropolis.
For nights out i would recommend the plaka (a little touristy but some nice restaurants) psiri (great for clubbing and bars) and koloniki (more exclusive restaurants.)
Great Value and Wonderful Location
We only stayed at the hotel for one night but after 2 weeks island hopping this was luxury personified. We paid £112 which is peanuts when compared with similar hotels in the UK.The room had every conceivable luxury with a most confortable bed, towling robes and slippers. There was some traffic noise but it didn't worry us at all. The hotel is located at Syntagma Square which is a most attractive area of the city and not at all what we expected Athens to be like. All the main attractions are very close by, it is no more than 15 mins walk to the Acropolis and the main shopping area is literaly on the other side of the square, The staff were very helpful and friendly and keen to assist on any info about attractions and transport. Compared to London we found this part Athens to very reasonable as far as costs are concerned, the food in the local restaurants was a bit on the boring side most of the menus seemed to be the same but we were only paying 35 euros for a meal for 2 people. I thoroughly recommend the hotel and the area around Syntagma Suare
Incredibly Perfect Location - Luxurious & Fun
As first-time travelers to Greece on an extended vacation, we were delighted to find that we were staying in Constitution Square, which we learned on arrival was one of the most beautiful locations in Athens with access to so much that we wanted to see. While we stayed at a number of hotels while in Greece, the Plaza was one of our favorites - very helpful and personable staff on all levels, extremely well-maintained, the rooms and baths spotless and beautiful, and room service was exceptional - try the club sandwich, it's the best in Greece! So was the buffet breakfast! Shopping in the Plaka, a short walk, is an experience not to be missed, and bargaining over the price of an item is expected and quite enjoyable. The rooms facing the Square are increble -- beautiful at night with the lights. We hope to return to the Plaza soon, and absolutely would not stay at any other hotel in Athens.
This Place Rocks
The location was great, the rooms were almost perfect (clean, comfortable, with everything you need), and they serve great food- but the best thing about the Athens Plaza was the staff. They treated us like royalty! They were all vary courteous and extermely helpful. They booked all of our in country transportation, helped us with cabs, made sure we got to and from the airport and the port...we can't say enough nice things about them. In particular - Niko at the front desk was the best! If you go to Athens and want to stay at a really great place - go there! Thanks to Niko and all the rest.
Great central location
The NJV is a very nice hotel. I would class it a 4 star, it is certainly not in the class of the Grand Bretane or King George II. However, the entire staff is friendly and warm and wonderfully helpful. Nice marble baths, good service. The rooms are a bit noisy, but Syntagma Square is noisy any where, but not objectionable so. It is a 10 minute walk to Kolonaki Square, the Beverly Hills of Athens and a glorious place to eat outside. I thought the beds were not up to par. The matresses need replacing badly. They are not miserable, but not 5-star by any means and this is the major flaw with this hotel. I have stayed here twice in 2000 and in Sept. 2004 and for the location and price (about $250.00 in 9/2004) you can't beat it. The lobby bar is a great meeting place for afternoon drinks.
Expensive, downtown hotel (lots of street noise), but convenient location
I stayed at this hotel in May 2002. I'm new to tripadvisor.com, so I thought I'd share my experience even though it's been a couple of years.
SUMMARY (Scale 1-5, 5=excellent)
The Staff: 4
The Room: 5
The Facilities: 3
The Grounds: 2
The Food: 2
Would I stay at this resort again? NO
I stayed at this hotel for about 3 days while on vacation with REI Adventures. The REI trip lasted about 14 days and we used this hotel when we were in Athens.
The Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and modern (very plush with modern conveniences). There was quit a bit of road noise at all hours of the day, since major downtown streets boarder the hotel on two sides; it doesn't matter what floor you are on...you'll still hear street noise.
They do have a couple of computers for Internet access, but this usually costs extra (but they let me use it for free--I only had to use it for a couple of minutes). The hotel is within short walking distance to the Plaka, and I also easily walked to the Agora and Acropolis from the hotel as well.
Athens is a typical large/metro city. Please beware of con artists and people who are ready to take advantage of you. The hotel is expensive and they wait for you just outside (across the street). They will act very friendly and offer to help you and show you around town. They may try to take you to a bar and offer you an ouzo for a few dollars (a famous local drink). Then they will invite a couple of women over to your table who will order drinks for themselves that cost $200 and then charge everything to you.
The food at the onsite restaurant was extremely expensive and not very good. There are restaurants within walking distance. There are good restaurants in the Plaka, but watch your prices. It's best to have a Greek guide in order to avoid being taken advantage of (even at some of the "better" restaurants). Also, be careful when walking around; pedestrians do not have the right of way.
Close to main atractions
Best of all Location. You are steps away from Parliament, and pleasant walking distance to Plaka and the Acropolis. I was given a non-view and noisy room but tolerable at last. I could not ask for more cause It was a promotional rate for standart room. Staff extremely kind, there was always a nice smile answering my requests. Very Good Buffet Breakfast Included in rate. Lobby furniture should be replaced. Not worth if paying normal rate. I stayed 3 nights last may 2004.
The Plaza was absolutely great.
The Plaza was absolutely great. Beautiful rooms. We had a suite, a marble bathtub, a fresh fruit plate that was waiting at the room with silverware, beautifully appointed, tastefully maintained. I usually don't plunk down more than $50-60 a night in Greece, but the $220USD that I paid was worth every penny of it. It was too bad that I only had enough time/money to stay at the Plaza for my last night in Athens. It is a splurge for us, but we loved it.
NJV...only if you have to!
We stayed here in Dec 2003. Its not worth the price. Location is central but NOISY! Traffic around Syntagma square is crazy all through the day and night...and you can hear everything in the non smoking rooms, since they face the square. The breakfast was amazing! The front staff was nice...but we did end up moving to the Athenian Callirhoe (which is about a 15 mins walk from syntagma square) which was amazing!
All in all, its not worth the money..it is slightly run down for a 5star...
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