Hotel Rio Athens

13 Odysseos St., Karaiskaki Square, Athens, Greece3 star star

7.1 out of 10

Doubles from: $67 to $78

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Situated in a relatively non-descript neighborhood, the three-star Rio is a 10-minute walk from the National Archaeological Museum and equally close to the trendy Psiri and Thisseio neighborhoods.

The Rio's rooms are simple, reminiscent of old-time Athens: no fuss. The plain wood furnishings border on austere, and the diminutive sketches of ancient Athens are almost too small for the walls on which they hang. The overall aesthetic is one of modesty and minimalism. En suite bathrooms maintain the same neutral, unassuming tone of the Rio's bedrooms, with floor-to-ceiling tile, camel-colored on the floor and white on the walls.

While the Rio's rooms and bathrooms have been updated with all the modern conveniences we've come to expect of local budget hotels (including air conditioning, satellite TV, and direct dial phones), the building remains in its original neoclassical form, invoking dreamy images of life in Byron's Athens. And the warm, welcoming Georgos Ioannou and his friendly family and staff make it easy to slip into a romantic reverie.

Breakfast is included. Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee.

Reviewed by: Kaymaria Daskarolis, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Babysitting
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafeteria
  • Car Rental
  • Children Friendly
  • City tour
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Conference room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Fax Machine
  • Garden
  • Grocery store
  • Groups welcome
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Hair salon
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Limousine service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Medical service
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Office Center
  • Parking
  • Parking: Free
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private beach
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safe at reception
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Snack bar
  • Tourist information
  • TV Lounge
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathtubs Available
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Key Card Access
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Rooms with view
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed Windows
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in bathroom
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • TV – flat screen


13 Odysseos St., Karaiskaki Square
Metaxourgio, Athens, Greece

Fax: +30-210-522-73-77



About the Hotel Rio Athens neighborhood

Metaxourgio is a central neighborhood slightly west of Omonia. There aren't many sights in the immediate area, but the Metaxourgio metro station is convenient and Psyrri is close by. While parts near the train station are neither scenic nor interesting, the part of Metaxourgio closest to Omonia does have a budding arts scene, with lots of indie theaters and live music spots cropping up.

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