What We Love
- There’s an extensive fitness center open 24 hours
- Four restaurants and two bars, including one poolside
- Jaw-dropping Athens views from the rooftop restaurant Premiere
- The award-winning spa is impressive for an urban hotel
What To Know
- The outdoor swimming pool is only open from May-September
- The restaurant is closed Sunday-Monday
- There’s a small fee for wifi for non IHG members
- The hyper-modern exterior might not be for everyone
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The gems of Athens may be ancient, but this 543-room behemoth is far from it. The sleek, clean-lined modern stay has everything an executive traveler could want – spacious rooms with workspaces, business facilities galore, a location close to the heart of town – along with plenty of diversions on hand when the work day is done. Sip cocktails by the pool, book in for a Deeply Detoxifying treatment to slough off the grime of the big city at the acclaimed I-Spa or settle in for an evening of dazzlement at the rooftop restaurant Premiere, which features Med cuisine and pulse-racing views of the Acropolis.
In the Area
Start your day the sweet way by taking the hotel shuttle to Syntagma Squareand admiring the neoclassical buildings lining Panepistimiou Avenue on your way to Aristokratikon, a chocolatier family that has been dispensing hand-made treats since the 1920s. Later, head to Kolonaki, a tony residential district on the southern slopes of Lycabettus hill where the big-ticket fashion houses and galleries congregate, mostly on Voukourestiou street. Check out the collection at the magnificent neoclassical Benaki Museum, which showcases Greek works from pre-historic times to contemporary artworks, then after dark dine on traditional Hellenic specialties at Dionysos, with its open-air terrace and rousing views across to the Acropolis.
How to Get There
I spent one week there for a business trip. Rooms are ok, despite the fact is in a big road is well soundproofed. The food is not fantastic in the restaurant close to the lobby, while is excellent (at a different price of course) at the 10th floor, where the view of Acropolis and the city is astonishing, both during the day and the night. The staff is in general very kind and efficient. A positive staying.
This is a good hotel, but the location is a bit far from other eating places and shops. but the hotel provides a shuttle bus to the city center so that it can help guests. Hotel staff is very helpful and responds quickly if needed
If we could have stayed longer in Athens, we would have. Our hotel room was great! Very spacious, clean, comfy bed, and good WiFi. Loved the hotel staff too. The restaurant at the top is a Michelin related restaurant and we really enjoyed it and the view.
The hotel is within walking distance to the parthenon and plate street. The staff is very friendly and helpful. When you're sitting at the bar, they're asking if you ever need one. There's a place to smoke outside. Rooms are spacious, nice, have a minibar and safe .The bathroom is really nice. The hotel has large meeting rooms. I highly recommend short and the long stays.
Perhaps not so central however there is a free shuttle bus to Syntagma and lots of taxis too. The staff from reception to housekeeping to breakfast and the bar staff all professional and helpful and friendly. Rooms are good sizes and nice bathroom toiletries with korres products.
Bar in the lobby area lovely and great pianist and lovely drinks. Breakfast is huge so much choice. Lovely property older but really well maintained and renovated.