The Best Hotels in
Greece Travel Secrets gives its choice of the best hotels in Athens
from budget and moderate options through to 5-star luxury choices.
The Achilleas Hotel
Totally renovated in 2019 and reasonably priced, this 3-star
hotel has 35 rooms and suites and is very close to Syntagma Square and its
metro station, so a great location and good value. All rooms are large and
clean, have en suite facilities, air-conditioning, fridge, satellite TV and
Address: Lekka 21
Andromeda Suites and Apartments
Andromeda Suites and Apartments
Situated in a quiet street next to the American Embassy,
this luxury hotel is aimed at the business traveller, with computers and fax
machines available on request. It was one of the first boutique-style hotels in
Athens and has maintained its standards despite the ever-increasing
competition. It’s about a 7-minute walk from the nearest metro station, Megaro
Moussikis, which is on the direct line to Athens International Airport.
Address: Timoleondos Vassou 22
Athens Cypria Hotel
The Athens Cypria Hotel
Just off the pedestrianised Ermou shopping street and a
5-minute walk from Syntagma Square, the 4-star Athens Cypria is an excellent
mid-range choice on both price and location. Many of its 71 rooms have
balconies, and some on the upper floors have Acropolis views – so ask for one
when booking. All rooms have TV, phone, mini-bar and internet access, and some
luxury rooms have Jacuzzis too.
Address: Diomias 5
View of the Acropolis from the roof garden of the Attalos Hotel in Athens
This is our favourite of the more moderately-priced hotels
in Athens. It’s an unpretentious and friendly 3-star hotel, less than a
5-minute walk from Monastiraki Square. The metro station at Monastiraki has
direct connections to both Piraeus and to Athens International Airport. The
Attalos has a lovely roof garden with views of the Acropolis. They have rooms
for from one-to-four people, and some have balconies, making it a good budget
choice for people who are sharing.
Address: Athinas 29
The Grand Bretagne Hotel
The 5-star Grande Bretagne is Athens's landmark hotel, where
the guest register reads like a roll-call of history. It's right on Syntagma
Square and features include marbled interiors, swimming pool, spa, top
restaurants, city views, and impeccable service. Its 58 suites come with
personal butler service.
Address: Plateía Syntagma
King George Palace
The King George Palace Hotel in Athens
The King George Palace rivals its neighbour the Grande
Bretagne as one of the city's top hotels. It has all the top class facilities you
would expect, including the acclaimed Tudor Hall Restaurant, T-Palace bar and
Address: Plateia Syntagma
The Periscope Hotel
The super-stylish designer Periscope hotel does indeed have
a periscope in the lobby along with other eye-catching features like a rooftop
Jacuzzi in the penthouse suite. Rooms are ultra-contemporary with music, DVDs,
high-speed internet and all modern facilities. It’s a short walk from Kolonaki
Square and from several of Athens’s best museums.
Address: Haritos 22
St George Lycabettus
The St George Lycabettos Hotel
One of the most distinctive hotels in the city, this 5-star
boutique hotel is at the foot of Mount Lycabettos and its rooms and rooftop
have views towards the Acropolis. There are 154 rooms but the personal service
in this family-owned hotel make it feel much smaller and more intimate. The art
displays around the hotel are another special feature, and there’s also a
Address: Kleomenous 2
The Stratos Vassilikos Hotel
The Stratos Vassilikos is part of a small, select chain of
hotels, slightly out of the centre in the embassy and business district, but a place
with superb standards, fresh flowers, a fitness centre with sauna and hammam, newspaper
and free wireless internet in all rooms, an atrium restaurant and bar – a
delightful place to stay.
Address: Michalakopoulou 114
Where to Stay in Athens
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