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
Above Average hotel rooms but nothing that will blow you away. the staff was very accommodating as they let us check in early which was really nice. they have movie nights typically with their own theater but it was not available when we visited. the spa was respectable and they had a great deals on massages for a fair price. the rooftop view of the restaurant is truly amazing. you can see the entire scope of the city. location was ok. about a 30 minute walk from the acropolis/parthenon
big and comfortable bed, clean room, very nice view at the breakfast restaurant. the area is very nice and quite. you can find nice restaurants, cafes and bars very close to the hotel. the services of the hotel are very high and the staff very friendly.
Have already recommended the Hotel once again and shall look forward to coming back to stay in May myself once again. The Hotel always seems to be looking to improve and this was the case on this occasion. Great!
I came back to the hotel after my last stay in Athens some 10 years ago. in the meantime, the hotel was refurbished - the great view over the city and the great breakfast still remain the same!
It's very nicely located on the top of Lycabetus hill, a few meters and minutes below nice streets with bars and shops and about 10-15 min to the next metro station. The rooms are not really big - mainly due to very large beds but have all you need - kettle, tea/coffee/water/slippers...
We were really delighted with our stay in the St. George. Everything was perfect. The staff really make it as they are so friendly and helpful. We found the views breathtaking. The only criticism we had was the pillows, they were not to our liking , too soft , but thats a small thing in the overall scheme of things. I was also a little confused with how you bill our card , at the moment I am out of pocket . The lady on reception told me it would be 4/5 working days to get a refund , I dont understand how this is so.