Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

19 - 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece
Divani Acropolis Palace Hotel
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
30%
126
Very Good
36%
151
Average
22%
92
Poor
7%
29
Terrible
3%
14

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 54% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Perfect Location Near the Acropolis

by deecat about Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel

While in Athens, we stayed at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel which is situated at the foot of the Acropolis! From our window (if we leaned out), we could view the Parthenon.

Nearby are Constitution Square & the Plaka. [The Plaka is an area of narrow, winding picturesque streets & charming boutiques.]

The hotel is air conditioned, has a restaurant, a tavern, a swimming pool, a roof garden, & shops. It has 242 rooms & 11 suites.

The rooms have a mini bar, satellite TV, direct dial phones, & private baths.

A very unique feature of the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel is the ancient ruins found in its foundations which are incorporated in the hotel's architectural design.

The Aspassia Restaurant offers a wide menu of Greek dishes and other international specialities. The Pericles Bar adjoins the swimming pool. An added bonus is the Socrates Roof Garden that has a magnificent view of the Parthenon.

The pictures:
1. My sister-in-law Jayne at window of our hotel.
2. View from our balcony of hotel of Acropolis in the background.
3. Deecat leaning out our window of the Divani Palace Hotel.
4. All marble bathroom
5. Our Room at the Divai Palace Hotel. Of course, I loved the location because it was so convenient to everything. In addition, I was impressed with the marvelous bathroom which was marble everywhere!

Because of the busy street below, the windows have European shutters (which, when closed, lock out all noise).

Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel an excellent choice to stay in when visitingAthens.

Kalambaka - Gateway to Meteora

by Callavetta about Divani

Nearly everyone who visits Meteora arrives in Kalambaka the evening before, stays in one of the town's hotels and then visits the amazing monestaries the next day. The Divani Hotel is a 4 star property, huge, with a very nice pool, restaurant, bar, gift shop.... Each evening HUGE tour busses line up in the parking lot, and the hotel becomes a literal Tower of Babel. Tourists from all over the world crowd the hotel, dining room, and common areas.

The rooms are large, comfortable, clean and air conditioned. Rooms at the back of the hotel "sort of" have views (glimpses?) of the rock outcroppings. The most notable experience of our stay here (other than the middle of the night car accent that left someone's horn blaring for half an hour) was dining in the hotel restuarant. The half board affair was a buffet and the room was a buzz with so many different languages. My travel partner and I were seated with some Italians and we managed a sign language conversation throughout the meal.

Hotel Has Good and Bad Points - But Great Location

by TripAdvisor Member RagtopGirl

The first day we checked in there were not a lot of groups and we were happy. The next day large groups came in and it all changed. The front desk staff was swamped with the tours and breakfast was a madhouse of people. That said, it is one of the best breakfast buffets I've had in Europe. A very wide variety of food, all of it well prepared. The room was small and you could see the Acropolis only by standing on the balcony and looking left - but when you did it was gorgeous, especially at night. The bathroom was great - modern and good-sized. Room and bath were both very clean. We had one of the non-smoking rooms.

The best part was the location - it is within walking distance of everything. We went to the Acropolis one morning about 9:30 and it was so swamped we couldn't get in. So we moved on and returned about 6:00 pm - when it was nearly deserted and absolutely gorgeous before sunset. If we had not been qa 15 minute walk away we wouldn't have returned. Great restaurants within walking distance as well. I would stay at the hotel again just for the location.

Very Good Hotel, Best in Athens for the Price

by A TripAdvisor Member

My wife and I really liked this hotel and we found it after spending the 2 previous night in two other hotels in Athens, one deplorable (Thankfully can't remember the name) and one ok (Electra Palace). We have stayed in every level of hotel from the Ritz down to Holiday Inn's and travelled throughout the world, and in our experience, this is very good, albeit not great hotel. However, it only cost us $150/night in 2001 and we have just booked 2 more nights for E127. What is great about this hotel is the location--it is very near the Acropolis and the Plaka and yet it is free of any 'unsavory' people. There is a grocery store right down the street and some 'real' Greek restaurants nearby. You will not find Frette sheets or Bulgavi toletries or Marble baths--if you are looking for that you probably should go somewhere else. Additionally, I found the desk personnel to be very accomodating. When we called exasperated with the previous two hotels, they gave us a special rate (lower than what I saw on the Internet before the trip). We also asked them to have a taxi on hand for 5 am pick to go to the Airport and the taxi was there on time. Regarding the 'rude' service mention in other reviews, I would like to say that I have found the Greeks to very accomodating to those who show respect and patience and not very much accomodating to those that don't.

Good Location

by TripAdvisor Member bluebell98

We stayed at this property at the end of a two week trip through Italy and Greece. The hotel is located several blocks from the Acropolis and most of the major attractions in Athens -- including the Plaka area -- which was great.

Our room did have a nice view of the Acropolis, but was small and decoration faded and worn. The room was clean and though next to the elevator, quiet. Internet access is available from the room, but is costly. The breakfast in the morning was excellent. Although this hotel is listed as a 5 star property, I would probably say by US standards a 3+.

We found Athens to be a very nice city -- much cleaner and more organized than expected. We recommend the National Archeological Museum highly -- it was a great way to spend the afternoon. Taxis are a great way to get around the city -- a dime a dozen and in expensive. Even rides to the airport were very reasonable. We also would recommend a taverna that is accessible by taxi called "Old Plaka" -- much better food than in the touristy areas and a 5 minute ride from the hotel (just know they don't take credit cards).

One thing you should be aware of is that the subways, while a seemingly easy and inexpensive way to move around the city, are prone to strikes. We took the subway to see the site of the 2004 Olympics (awesome facilities) around 4:30 one evening. Around 6pm, when we were about to head home, we found out that the subway was closed due to a strike. We had to walk several Km to another stop, and try to hunt down a taxi. The area was residential, no one spoke English, and for some reason, taxi drivers wouldn't pick us up. We found that the drivers selectively picked people up, picked up multiple riders at one time, and were unwilling to take us to the center. Eventually, we found a taxi, but we started to think we were never going to make it back to the hotel.

Enjoyable stay

by TripAdvisor Member swan1328

This hotel is true to its word- it is very near the Acropolis. The location could not have been better. The other reviews are right concerning its convenience. There are places to eat, attractions, shops, and a grocery store very nearby. The front desk staff were superb during our stay. We had several glitches and they were always nice and extremely helpful. They called a taxi for us early on the day of our departure- at 3 am. Apparently there is a fee for booking one in advance, so the desk staff informed us. It was nice of them to take care of it for us and not rip us off. One thing to note- the air conditioning, although appreciated, is not exactly cold. It made the heat more bearable, but we did not find it to be of great assistance in completely cooling down the room. The room was clean, and housekeeping were great about cleaning every day, regardless of the time of day. Overall, I would recommend this hotel. I would definitely stay here again!

Great Location and Value

by TripAdvisor Member hlg123

My wife and I spent two nights here prior to a week long cruise of the Greek Islands. This is a great location with in walking distance (albeit uphill) to the Acropolis and a number of the other major attractions and ruins as well as the Palaka. The breakfast which was included was quite extensive and more than met our needs. Our room was clean with a great view of the Acropolis. We found a wonderful taverna in the the Palaka called Thespus. We took a bus tour (arranged for by our hotel) the morning of our second day in town which gave us a great orientation to the city and an extensive tour of the major historic sites.

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Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis

by LisbonBorn

Please, can someone tell me how far (walking distance)it is hotel DIVANI PALACE ACROPOLIS 19-25 Parthenonos,
and
center of Athens
or
Parthenon?
Thanks in advance
Joaquim

Re: Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis

by leics

If you put 'hotel divani palace athens' into google, then click on the blue 'maps' link top left of the page, you wil find the hotel marked on the map.

Zoom in and you will see exactly where the hotel is in relation to the Acropolis (around 15/20 minutes walk) and other sights/areas of Athens.

Re: Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis

by leics

I would say it was nearer to Monastiriki than Plaka, Barbara.

Re: Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis

by leics

Me too.....but I also know my idea of 'not far' does not chime with other people's! :-)

Re: Hotel Divani Palace Acropolis

by xymmot

I stayed there a few years ago and I took a cab regardless that left us at the base of the Parthenon, then we had to walk! Up hill. It was like only four blocks away with the Plaka on the back side of the Parthenon. Funny part was when we were up on the hill we saw the hotel and agreed that it look so near, yet it is so far. Walking down was easy and we wandered into the Plaka and had a great dinner. You will do a lot of walking regardless. It is not that far away, but walking is not my forte.

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Address: 19 - 25 Parthenonos St, Athens, Attica, 11742, Greece