A major highlight of the trip was where we stayed.
Our guides selected some of the best hotels in Athens, especially the ones that offer the most stylish design.
Each hotel we stayed in had its own character.
Boutique hotels go the extra mile to deliver an extraordinary experience, not just a place to sleep.
A lot of thought and effort is put into the décor and the atmosphere and the attention to detail can be pretty amazing.
Staying in boutique hotels in Athens transforms a short visit to the city into a truly special urban experience.
Beautiful Boutique Hotels in Athens
The Foundry Suites Athens
The Foundry Suites offers spacious luxury suites in a central location, with sophisticated design and friendly staff.
The first thing you see when you enter The Foundry Suites is a massive bookcase with vintage items and plants that’s quite striking. What a way to make the best first impression!
That bookcase leads you right to the reception desk, where we were welcomed by friendly staff.
I had a look around to see all the cool movie posters on the walls and peeked into the wine cellar through a window in the floor, while waiting to be shown to our suites.
Each luxury suite has its own unique design with lots of surprising details.
The décor is sophisticated and contemporary, but with some wonderful vintage touches, like the cute record player in each suite.
We slept in the four person suite. It was spacious with high ceilings, had two floors and two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table and a living room.
The location is central, in the neighbourhood of Psyrri, about 5 minutes from Monastiraki Square and close to many other main attractions in Athens.
Our stay was super comfortable and for breakfast we got a picnic basket 🙂 I asked for a vegan breakfast and they prepared a special basket for me.
Taking the lift to the top floor, you exit straight into the beautiful roof garden overlooking Athens with a nice view of the Acropolis.
It would have been great to have our breakfast there too, but time was short as we had a plane to catch… Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do it next time I visit Athens, because this boutique hotel is the kind of place I would love to stay in again.
NEW Hotel offers modern urban chic, excellent hospitality and a luxurious atmosphere.
The lobby of New Hotel is designed to impress.
The walls are covered in pieces of furniture. Not entire pieces of furniture of course, but bits that were left from the previous hotel in the same building and were re-used during the renovation.
Later, as we got to explore other parts of the hotel, we found more of these surprises everywhere.
The unique look of this Athens design hotel is the work of Brazilian designers the Campana Brothers.
Their mission was to create a contemporary hotel, integrated with the local area.
The result was 79 rooms, each with its own original art installation, inspired by Greek folklore and other local influences.
It gives each room a unique feeling. The general atmosphere is of modern luxury with an artistic vibe.
We went up to the rooftop for some great views of Athens and found a lovely rooftop bar with a library and comfy sofas.
We had breakfast at the restaurant on the ground floor and had a good buffet selection, as well as à la carte service.
If you’re vegan you’ll find some options in the buffet and you can ask for plant-based milk.
The location is central and close to Syntagma Square. You can easily walk from there to all the main Athens attractions
All in all, we had a very positive experience at this design hotel and were very impressed not just by the design, but also by the excellent service throughout our stay.
Ergon House Hotel
Ergon House Hotel offers elegant minimalism, excellent food and a great location.
You enter Ergon House Hotel via a massive atrium that immediately makes you look up in wonder.
The huge mural on one wall and the hanging herb garden on the other are simply stunning.
After having a look around the restaurant and delicatessen, designed like a historical marketplace, I went up to the reception. The staff were friendly and welcoming.
Rooms at Ergon House Hotel come in different sizes, maintaining a similar style. We stayed in the XL room, as there were three of us.
It was very spacious, well lit and tastefully decorated. The design is a mix of contemporary style and retro chic.
I loved the wooden floors and wooden furniture, the vintage radio on the desk and the beautiful round mirror above it.
The interior design creates a very calm atmosphere, with muted colours and gentle minimalism.
This boutique hotel has a communal room on each floor.
Next to the reception there’s a stylish lounge area. On another floor there’s a gym and on our floor there was a communal kitchen.
Breakfast was served à la carte in the restaurant downstairs. The menu had a decent selection of savoury and sweet dishes.
If you’re vegan, just explain to the waitstaff what you need, as they will accommodate vegans and vegetarians.
The location is in Plaka, a short walk from both Syntagma Square and Monastiraki Square in the heart of Athens, so it’s ideally located for exploring the city on foot.
There are a lot of small streets nearby that are fun to wander around.
You can reach the Acropolis in about 15 minutes (and we could also see it from the window in our room 🙂 ).
Pinnacle Boutique Hotel Athens
Pinnacle offers uniquely designed suites, an art collection and a roof terrace.
While we were waiting at the lobby of the Pinnacle Hotel, I couldn’t help but notice the attractive display of design items next to the reception desk.
It turned out to be a gift shop of curated art and design offered to guests, just as you’d expect to find in a boutique hotel.
We later found that the hotel works in cooperation with Greek artists and designers.
The lovely floral wallpaper around the lift by the lobby attracted my attention right away.
The stairs that go up 9 floors function as an intriguing and super eclectic art gallery.
They are decorated with a huge collection of artworks of all kinds, so we took the lift going up, but always took the stairs going down 😉
The building itself is a former shopping centre transformed into a boutique hotel.
It has 16 suites in different sizes, each with its own unique design.
Our suite had a sofa facing a fireplace, a kitchenette with a complimentary bottle of wine, a desk, a wardrobe and various pieces of art.
We had our breakfast on the roof terrace. It has great views of the city from above.
The location is central and within walking distance from the main attractions and shopping streets of Athens.
Athens Guide Books
Fodor’s Essential Greece: with the Best Islands (Full-color Travel Guide)
Rick Steves Greece Athens & Peloponnese
Lonely Planet Greece (Travel Guide)
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I’d like t thanks the hotels for inviting us to stay on this media trip. All opinions are my own.