St George Lycabettus Hotel
What We Love
- Rooftop pool and bar with awesome views
- Peaceful location in funky Dexameni, but close to city sights and handy for the airport
- Delicious yogurt, piquant olives, honey-soaked pastries and sweet Greek coffee from the breakfast buffet
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What To Know
- The nearest Metro station (Evangelismos) is a steep 10-minute walk from the hotel
- Open-air Frame restaurant-bar and pool is closed October to mid-April
- WiFi is free in the public areas. High-speed Internet in the guestrooms costs an additional $13 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked away behind the upscale cafés and patisseries of Kolonaki, the St. George Lycabettus has been an Athens landmark for more than half a century. But this grande dame wears her years gracefully. Pale marble and gleaming wood preside over the light and airy space, while animal-print-inspired rugs and dark leather armchairs lend a modern touch.
Bed and Bath
From an Acropolis View Room you get great views over the city to (you guessed it) the Acropolis, while Exterior Rooms look out at Mount Lycabettus. Burgundy velvet curtains and chairs, satin spreads and dark leather chairs put a modern twist on the classic look. For the smaller Standard Rooms the designers have gone for walls and fabrics in cool blue tones (the huge vase of lilies is a nice touch). The bathrooms are lavish and gleamingly modern, with mosaic tiles surrounding the tub and multijet shower.
Dine at the stylish La Suite Lounge, on the sixth floor, or in the hotel’s main restaurant, Le Grand Balcon, which serves a lavish buffet breakfast. Later in the day it offers a menu prepared by chef Vassilis Milios that fuses Greek and French influences. Frame, the alfresco restaurant-bar on the ground floor, has been a popular rendezvous for Athenians since it opened in 2002. Meanwhile, the hotel’s own SG Artgallery offers a feast for the eyes, providing a venue for contemporary Greek talents. Or you can relax by the pool with killer views of the Acropolis rising from a sea of modern buildings.
How to Get There
Athens - St George Lycabettus
We had great help from the best guest relations officer : Liliya. If you need anything make sure to ask her, she gave us good advice about the area, nice shops, restaurants and cultural outings.
For people preferring a 'quieter stay' in Athens, with comfortable beds, attentive staff and rooftop pool, the St. George is THE place! It lies at the foot of Mt. Lycavettus in Athens on a steep hill. The breakfast buffet is very good and the restaurant offers one of the best views of Athens.
People with bad knees or hips might not enjoy the challenge of getting up the hill.
Why not 5 stars? The food is overpriced and underwhelming. A Coke is $10.--well above the price of other high end hotels. I ate a chicken salad and the chicken was painfully dry, requiring a sip of water after every bite. I ate the Sunday brunch and the food was okay; the desserts were GREAT!
Marina, at the front desk, is particularly helpful. The bell staff is also accommodating.
The SPA and hair salon also offer quality services. I took advantage of the 12 min. free massage and had my hair colored. Both offered a high quality professional service and pleasant experience.
Tip: I preferred the view of my room on the 5th floor (515) over my lower level room A10. However, 515 was noisy--I could hear everything from room 514 and A10 was very quiet. Both rooms were newly renovated and well decorated.
I would definitely stay again!
It is a five star hotel, but does not feel like it. The sound proof of the walls is bad, you can easily hear the noises from other rooms and corridor. Friendly staff thought and amazing view during the breakfast
Perched on a hilltop with a lovely view of the Parthenon. Our dissatisfaction came with the lack of attention to our requests. When booking we notified staff we would request early check In. Arrived at hotel 10 AM and told 2PM. Three other parties, arriving after we attempted registration, were accommodated before we were accepted for checking at 2:35. A well managed hotel might have offered use of pool or invitation to lunch, but nothing but excuses as to why no room. On two of the four days we remembered to hang out the door hanger for room make up but never did we have maid service until about 3 or 4. Repeated requests to use a specific credit card presented upon both check in and checkout were ignored. They preferred to charge card numbers used for making reservation, even though no imprint taken and wrong name used on charge. The breakfast was very complete with relatively good service. The restaurant staff was most accommodating and tasty food served. Hopefully someone can teach better management skills.
This hotel has been my favorite for over 20 years. The location could not be better the staff exvellent. The service at the restaurant at midday could be better. Breakfast is impeccable. The view unique. Spectacular swimming pool
The refurbishment is not great. The choice of art very poor. I regret the older style with bigger and more classy rooms.