Rio Athens Hotel

13, Odysseos Str Karaiskaki Sq, Athens, Greece, 10436  show map
 3 stars
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Rio Athens Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Rio Athens is a classic hotel offering views over Syntagma Square, Parthenon and Acropolis and featuring a nightclub and a golf course. Remodeled in 2011, the property features European architecture.

Rio Athens Hotel is also placed near to Ermou Street, Gazi and Gazi - Technopoli. Athens city center is 1 km away.

Shoppers will find shops, markets and a flea market within a few minutes of the hotel.

25 minutes' drive from Eleftherios Venizelos airport and 5 minutes' walk to Athens Railway-Peloponnese train station.

Rooms

All 55 soundproof rooms at Rio Athens Hotel feature multi-channel TV, a minibar, a telephone, free Wi-Fi and a mini-refrigerator. All bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a bathtub and towels.

Eat & Drink

The spacious garden bar offers a terrace and an open fireplace. Guests can dine in Arxaion Gefseis and Alexander the Great Restaurant located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Cars and bicycles are available for rent on site.

Relax

The hotel provides babysitting and cribs for families with children.

Internet

Hotspot wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   55.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche
  • Ice machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Spa center
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Sink
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 am

Check-out

  • until  1 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

13, Odysseos Str Karaiskaki Sq, Athens, Greece, 10436

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City Center
  • Athens
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Athens Railway Station-Peloponnese Station
    2000 ft
  • Omonia Railway Station
    2700 ft
Underground stations
  • Metaxourgio station
    700 ft
  • Omonoia station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Alexander the Great Restaurant
    600 ft
  • Arxaion Gefseis (cuisine: Greek)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Filopappos Hill
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • Voula Beach
    1700 ft
  • EOT Beach Club Alimos
    4900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 am
  • Check-out:
    until  1 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    55

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Rooms and availability

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Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or Twin beds
Size: 390 sq. feet
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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Triple Classic

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      Standard Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Double With 2 Extra Beds (3-12 Years)

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        Standard Family Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Single bed
        Size: 435 sq. feet
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          Family Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
          Size: 380 sq. feet
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            Economy Room
            Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
            Size: 485 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Rio Athens Hotel Athens location
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              Hotel Address:

              13, Odysseos Str Karaiskaki Sq, Athens, Greece, 10436

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Athens
                2700 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Athens Railway Station-Peloponnese Station
                2000 ft
              • Omonia Railway Station
                2700 ft
              Underground stations
              • Metaxourgio station
                700 ft
              • Omonoia station
                2700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Alexander the Great Restaurant
                600 ft
              • Arxaion Gefseis (cuisine: Greek)
                500 ft
              Parks
              • Filopappos Hill
                2000 ft
              Beaches
              • Voula Beach
                1700 ft
              • EOT Beach Club Alimos
                4900 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  1 am
              • Check-out:
                until  1 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                55

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              Rio Athens Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Emporikon Theater - 1400 ft
              • Oracle at Delphi - 2300 ft

              Popular areas

              • Technopolis - 1700 ft
              • City Center - 2300 ft
              • Santorini - 2300 ft
              • Mykonos - 2300 ft

              Places of interest

              • Kreta - 2300 ft
              • Die Kykladen-Insel Naxos - 2300 ft
              • Paros: Insel für den Urlaub - 2300 ft
              • Die Insel Kos - 2300 ft
              • Apothiki Theater - 2300 ft

              Train stations

              • Athens Railway Station-Peloponnese Station - 1700 ft
              • Omonia Railway Station - 2300 ft

              Convention centers

              • Stoa Vivliou - 2300 ft

              Shopping areas

              • Islamic Art Museum - 2000 ft
              • Eleftherios Venizelos Museum - 2300 ft

              Museums

              • Islamic Art Museum - 2000 ft
              • Eleftherios Venizelos Museum - 2300 ft
              • Museum of Greek Children's Art - 2300 ft
              • Museum of Greek Children's Art - 2300 ft

              Universities, Institutes

              • Athens School of Fine Arts - 2300 ft

              Theaters

              • National Theatre of Greece - 1400 ft
              • Emporikon Theater - 1400 ft
              • Athinais - 2300 ft
              • Apothiki Theater - 2300 ft

              Underground stations

              • Metaxourgio station - 400 ft

              Local attractions

              • The Acropolis Museum - 1.2 mi
                Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athens
              • Parthenon (Parthenonas) - 1.1 mi
                Acropolis, Athens
              • Numismatic Museum - 5300 ft
                Panepistimiou 12, Athens
              • Plaka - 1.1 mi
                The Plaka, Athens
              • Temple of Hephaestus - 5100 ft
                Agora, Athens

              Near the hotel

              • Municipal Art Gallery - 1100 ft
                Myllerou 32 & Leonidou (Avdi Square), Athens
              • Gazi - 1900 ft
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              • Pireos Street - 2000 ft
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              • Museum of Islamic Art - 2400 ft
                22 Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou St., Athens
              • Voula Beach - 1700 ft
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              • Filopappos Hill - 2000 ft
                Southwest of the Acropolis, Athens
              • Hymettus - 2100 ft
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              Restaurants nearby

              • Alexander the Great Restaurant - 600 ft

                Address: Megalou Alexandrou 3-7
                Phone: 210 5227990

                66% likes this, based on 106 reviews
                Price Range: USD 17 - USD 27

              • Archeon Gefsis - 500 ft

                Address: 22, Kodratou
                Phone: 21052 39 661

                62% likes this, based on 22 reviews

              • Chau's - 800 ft

                Address: Agiou Konstantinou 66
                Phone: (+30) 210 9736500

                70% likes this, based on 26 reviews

              • Arxaion Gefseis - 500 ft

                Address: 22 Kodratou Str
                Phone: 30210-5239661

                68% likes this, based on 32 reviews
                Cuisine: Greek

              • ELEVEN - 800 ft

                Address: Agiou Kostantinou 59 Marousi

                63% likes this, based on 20 reviews

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  1 am
              • Check-out:
                until  1 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                55

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              Rio Athens Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rio Athens

              Average guest rating

              6.4out of 10
              Good
              Based on 34 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              7.0
              Rooms
              7.0
              Service
              6.8
              Value
              7.3
              Dining
              3.5

              Guest reviews

              • Family with children
                4.6

                Hotel is close to the subway station.

                The room was not clean, there were missing towels, toilett had to be fixed (flush not working). For south european standard even the breakfast that was included was sad to see.

              • Family with children
                8.2

                The younger staff at Rio Athens were very friendly and helpful, making effort to help us print, fax and copy documents without any charge. Nothing is too much for them.

                There was no soap in the bathroom, and the toilet stopped flushingon our second night. Also, there were no cups or kettle for drinking and boiling water.

              • Single
                6.2

                It is close to Karaiskaki square. The person at the reception was very friendly and fairly helpful.

                The rooms are a bit dark and not very welcoming. Seems like they have been built for whole families ( in our "double" there were beds for 5). We stayed for a night and it was perfectly fine but I would not recommend it for longer than 3 nights.

              • Family with children
                7.4

                The Hotel Rio was perfect for our needs. We are all avid walkers so didn't mind the 30min hike to the center of Athens. You can take the metro as well as it is just around the corner from the hotel. The hotel staff made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Especially Marco and Litza who were there for our every need. Day trips can be booked through the hotel also. The hotel is older and the rooms a bit small but we managed. Ask for the hair dryer at the front desk. There are lots of great little restaurants in the area. We felt safe walking in the area even at night. We would all recommend the Hotel Rio.

              • Single
                6.4

                Helpfull staff - they also printed out my electroonic flight ticket. Breakfast OK. Hotel in good condition (compared to the rest of Athens).

                Rather loud environment. Could hear traffic noise even at my room at the backside of the hotel. They charged 30EUR from my credit card after booking the hotel. In 7 days two times there was no room cleaning.

              • Couple
                8.2

                Nice and quiet hotel. Loved that hotel is not in a main tourist area. Although most reviews say its in not so good location (even locals said, its not the best area, but we didn't find any trouble), I would say that location is great. Everything seems to be just a little walk away. Loved that Gkazi area was really close by and taxi back to hotel was rather cheap. Maybe not the best hotel for families but definitely good one for young adventurous people. We are a gay couple and are really happy with our hotel choice.

                As read from some reviews, we got twin room instead of double room as booked. Apart from that everything was nice.

              • Single
                8.8

                The atmosphere is great! My first impression was... "this is soo greek" It's a small hotel that allows you to experience the atmosphere of the city and the country, with all it's advantages and disadvantages. For a true experience visit the hotel

                A little effort to make this hotel cleaner would improve my opinion further. I do understand that it is located in an old building, but further effort would be welcome

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                The location was excellent for access to attractions and transportation. The staff was excellent. The price was quite reasonable. The dining and food was excellent, and the complimentary breakfast was tasty and sustaining. The courtyard provided a comfort zone with just a few steps to the bustle of the city. This is where I would stay again if we were to return.

              • Older travelers
                5.4

                The air conditioning in the room was not working, and was never fixed during our 3 day stay. We did not appreciate that.

              • Family with children
                10.0

                We stayed for a long weekend in the hotel in May 2011. Rio Athens it's a nice, friendly, not too expensive and well located hotel in Athens citycenter. The metro stop is just around the corner, metro station Metaxourghio.The staff (reception, bar & restaurant) are very friendly and help you as much as they can, the breakfast was really good, the rooms are clean and tidy. The restaurant and bar downstairs, serves lovely greek and Italian food, draught beer and refreshing drinks and cocktails .The breakfast is purely continental to suit everybody's tastes. The staff is welcoming and helpful and also extremely knowledgeable. From the hotel, you can walk to the Acropolis, the new Acropolis Museum, the National Archaiological museum near Omonia square and the Greek Parliament in Syntagma square and the main shopping areas within minutes walk in Hermou street. The night life area PSIRI and GAZI are very close too. Billy Redford San Diego,CA

                everything was good!

              • Pavan Chitumalla
                May  2010
                4.0

                The only positive point is that the hotel is very near to the metro station

                There are many negative points that I felt. The staff was not at all good... rooms are so small...breakfast was worst... and so on.. I definetly won't recommend to my friends

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Rio Athens Hotel Athens location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              13, Odysseos Str Karaiskaki Sq, Athens, Greece, 10436

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Athens
                2700 ft
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Athens Railway Station-Peloponnese Station
                2000 ft
              • Omonia Railway Station
                2700 ft
              Underground stations
              • Metaxourgio station
                700 ft
              • Omonoia station
                2700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Alexander the Great Restaurant
                600 ft
              • Arxaion Gefseis (cuisine: Greek)
                500 ft
              Parks
              • Filopappos Hill
                2000 ft
              Beaches
              • Voula Beach
                1700 ft
              • EOT Beach Club Alimos
                4900 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  1 am
              • Check-out:
                until  1 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                55

              Hotel Awards

              GreekHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedAthensRio Athens

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Hotels Recommended by Guests in Greece

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