Top 5 Hotels in Athens

Athens from Above, photo by Yu Siang Teo, found on Unsplash.com

Who doesn’t want to stay in a good place when visiting a new country? Staying in a great place and location makes your trip amazing, everything is much closer, you get some nice tips about your trip, improve your current schedule and most importantly you get a yummy breakfast which fuels you for the entire day.

Hotels in Athens are plenty so it is not an easy task to find the right one, of course the right one depends on your budget as well and the location that you would like to stay, if you are looking to stay closer to the city then I would suggest you book something which is close enough to Syntagma square. There are a few locations close to Syntagma those are Kolonaki, Acropoli, Koukaki, Monastiraki or you can go further down to Gazi.

If you are visiting Athens in the summer and would like also to see the Athenian riviera then you should consider staying in an Hotel in the southern suburbs which is around 45 minutes away from the city center. You can get to the city center either by a taxi or public transportation like the metro, tram or a bus. If you would like to know more on where to stay in Athens click on the link to get redirected to a post that I wrote explaining all the different neighborhoods and suburbs.

Athens is the capital city of Greece. It is also one of the world’s ancient cities. It is also one of the major economic centers in all of southeast Europe and is also one of the top tourist destinations. It is one of the few cities in the whole world to have hosted more than one Olympics games. The city has been the host to three summer Olympics to date, the last one being the 2004 summer Olympics. In the year 2015, Athens was voted as the third-best European city to visit. Being a major financial and tourist hub, Athens has many top-quality hotels. Today, I’m sharing with you my top hotels in Athens (in no particular order).

The Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel is situated in the Vouliagmeni suburb of Athens. It is just about half an hour away from the international airport. It is approximately forty to forty-five minutes’ drive away from the Acropolis of Athens, which is a world heritage site.

The hotel has eight restaurants, a ten-room spa, an exclusive beach, and a fitness center. It also has five different tennis courts inside the hotel premises. The entire staff strength of the hotel is around seven hundred. The hotel has, in total, a little more than three hundred rooms divided into two buildings, named Arion and Nafsika. The food here is just gorgeous, and the price is remarkably reasonable. The Avra bar is a must-visit if you enjoy the drinks.

Rooms in the Four Seasons Astir Palace starts from in the low four hundred dollars range and goes higher as per your choice.

The Hotel Grande Bretagne is an institution in its self. Many Hollywood stars and Foreign Heads of State have graced the place with their presence. The hotel is situated in Syntagma Square, overlooking the National Parliament. The Acropolis of Athens and the Ancient Agora is just a few minutes away from the hotel. The Grande Bretagne is known worldwide for its service. The service here is unmatched, from the concierge, the doormen to the maître d’.

 The hotel has around three hundred and twenty rooms, which have been categorized as Classic, Deluxe, five different kinds of suites, one Presidential Suite, and one Royal Suite. Like any other top-notch hotel of its caliber, the food here is also top-notch. But one thing that no other place can offer is the view from the GB Rooftop Garden. From here, you can see the original Olympic Stadium in its full glory.

The cost of the room in Hotel Grande Bretagne starts from somewhere between mid-three hundred dollars to about five hundred dollars depending upon the time of your visit. The hotel is now a part of the Marriott group and is definitely one of the top hotels in Athens.

The King George Hotel is the type of building that has become synonymized with the city of Athens. The hotel is located on Syntagma Square, which is also popularly known as the Constitution Square. The city’s most posh shopping area, Voukourestiou, is located a few minutes away. The King George hotel has an exciting and fascinating history. The hotel was once an extension of the Royal Palace and has also served as the Prime Minister’s residence.

King George boasts of all the modern facilities that a five-star hotel in general possesses, like a restaurant, a sauna, a bar, a fitness center, and so on. The beautifully decorated rooms with custom chosen items and chandeliers are a sight to behold in itself.

The Tudor Hall Restaurant serves sumptuous gourmet and Greek delicacies to gorge upon while enjoying the endless views of the city from the seventh floor. The melitzanosalata is a must-try here.

The cost of rooms in the King George Hotel starts from around four hundred dollars and you if you choose it you will really understand why it is in our Top hotels in Athens list.

The innAthens is one of the Top hotels in Athens and it is a quiet and design hotel which is located in a not so quiet area of Athens, just a few minutes away from Syntagma Square, which is the central hub of the city. The hotel is only a five minutes’ walk away from the Syntagma Metro Station. The hotel is designed by the well-known Greek architect Dionysos Sotovikis as a modern boutique property.

The hotel has around twenty-two rooms containing Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, and Suites too. The rooms are surprisingly quiet if you take into account the location of the hotel. The hotel operates an all-day snack menu, which includes coffees, chicken burgers, and homemade Greek salads.

The innAthens Hotel costs somewhere in the range of hundred and fifty dollars to about a hundred and eighty dollars (which includes breakfast), considering the time of visit, for a double room.

The Monsieur Didot is situated on Sina Street. The hotel is in the Exarchia neighborhood behind the University and Polytechnic buildings and it is one of the Top Hotels in Athens. The closest metro Station from Monsieur Didot is Panepistimio, which just a seven minutes’ walk.

The building is a dusky pink two-story neoclassical townhouse that has been upgraded, keeping in mind the history of the building. If you get a homely vibe from this hotel, the main reason for that is Natalia and Tatiana, who runs the place. The Mosieur Didot is a family-run business, and they are sisters. The hotel has six rooms, and there is no shortage of space in them. The feel and look of each room are quite distinct from one another with carefully picked lights and artworks. Since there is no restaurant, they offer homemade and quite affordable snacks that can be delivered to your room. They also provide on the house items like fresh fruits and freshly made juices. The cost of a double room starts from around one hundred and twenty dollars, which includes breakfast and Wi-Fi.

This was the list of the Top Athens Hotels, if you liked it and helped you plan your trip why not sharing it and helping others? Since we are also in the midst of a pandemic, it is always a wise decision to check out the ground situation before you go through with your travel plans and stay safe.


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