Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Where to stay in Athens, Greece

I have been looking for 5 stars Hotels in Athens for you but most of them are very contemporary. I actually only found 2 that I really loved, the reason is, if I have the money to stay in a 5 star Hotel, I want to be in a Hotel that will make me feel like I am in Greece, so these are the ones.

Hotel Grande Bretagne( 5 Stars)

 For nearly 140 years, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has been recognized as the "Royal Box" of Athens. Occupying the most prestigious block of the city's center, the Hotel Grande Bretagne stands across from Constitution Square, the House of Parliament and the National Gardens. Ideally located within short walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, restaurants, open-air cafes, museums and the business district, the hotel has hosted countless heads of state and international celebrities.
Newly restored with meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities. Each guest room also incorporates the latest modern enhancements such as flat screen plasma televisions and high speed internet access. All rooms have voice mail, minibars, safes, cable TV, deluxe bath amenities, bathrobes, and slippers. The 56 suites enjoy additional benefits including daily fresh fruit and flowers, gourmet chocolates, and personalized Butler Service. Gracious hospitality with nightly turn down service, shoe shine service, indulgent bathroom toiletries, pure cotton bathrobes and plush slippers. The hotel also offers valet laundry service, 24-hour room service, 24-hour concierge and babysitting. Found this Hotel quite beautiful!

Location:  Constitution Square · Athens 10564 ∙ Greece
Phone: +30 210 3330000

Hotel King George Palace (5 Stars)

This unique luxury boutique hotel, has been home to Kings, Princes, Presidents and Athenians alike since the early 1930's. Located on Constitution Square, within steps of the Greek Parliament, the hotel is near the historical city center blended with the financial, commercial and business districts. The hotel combines the grace of a historic landmark with ultra-modern amenities and personal attention that put guests' comfort above all else. Advanced technology ensures a completely controlled environment. 

With magnificent views of the Acropolis and the ocean, what else can we ask for?

Location: 3, Vas. Georgiou A’ St. Syntagma (Constitution ) Square, GR 10564, Athens ,Greece
Phone: +30 210 32 22 210

Hotel Zafonia (4 Stars)

Situated at the edge of Athens city centre, Zafolia Hotel is equally close to Athens's traditional business, shopping and historic centre and to the new post Athens Olympic Games, business and shopping corridor of Kifisias Avenue.

Zafolia hotel offers 191 rooms and accommodations. Besides their standard rooms which are larger and brighter than a typical city hotel room, they also offer:

  • 6 Executive Rooms on the top floors, that can meet the needs of the busy, fast moving business executive
  • 7 Suites in the top floors with their own terrace, separate bedroom and many luxury amenities that can please even the most demanding of a traveling connoisseur
  • 14 Family accommodations are designed and equipped to offer a home away from home for the visiting family.
  • Non Smoking Rooms

    All rooms are carefully designed for comfort and convenience. The warm and friendly decor is inspired by nature with soft tones of wood and leather. The roof is amazing - two meters high,  soundproof, with double glazed windows to let in the natural light while maintaining the tranquility of the hotel.

  • Location: 87-89 Alexandras Ave., 114 74 Athens

    Phone: + 30 210 6449 002


    Athens Atrium Hotel ( 4 Stars)

    Known for its comfort, personal service and classic elegance, Athens Atrium Hotel & Jacuzzi Suites is one of the most promising 4 star hotels in Athens. Athens Atrium Hotel & Jacuzzi Suites offers both affordable luxury and convenience from its quiet location only minutes away from the heart of Athens busy city center.
    The hotel is close to public transport, great shopping, art, music and the best sightseeing Athens has to offer.

    Athens Atrium Hotel & Jacuzzi Suites is located 3km from the centre of Athens, 2 km from Acropolis and Parthenon and 5 km from Athens Riviera.
    The spacious guest rooms and public areas areas offer moments of relaxation and entertainment and
    are noted for their comfort and distinctive luxury. The decor combines classical and modern elements and will certainly impress you.
    Location: 21 Okeanidon Street, Agios Sostis, Syngrou Avenue. 117 45 Athens - Greece

    Tel.: +30 210 9319300, 210 9319304 Fax: +30 210 9319305


    Hotel Acropolis Museum Boutique ( 3 Stars)

    A warm welcome, a friendly smile, a zest of life, characteristic of Mediterranean hospitality, are all found at the Hotel Acropolis Museum Boutique.

    This hotel combines the benefits of an exclusive hotel, with the facilities and hospitality of a first class property with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and side walk, open air coffee shops.
    The hotel reception provides concierge services and will be happy to assist with city maps and guides, tourist information and suggestions for exploring this historic area of Athens and further abroad.

    This very special hotel is housed in a classical building that recently has undergone a complete renovation (2007) and has 22 charming rooms divided over the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors. It is located just a few steps from the Acropolis and Plaka, and adjacent to the new Acropolis museum.

    The Acropolis Museum Hotel is at the foot of the Acropolis hill, just a few steps away from the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, Hadrian Arch and other monuments of Greek Civilization.
    Yet within a ten minute walk you can reach the Constitution Square (Syntagma), the Greek Parliament, Athens Stock market and Athens exclusive shopping areas of Ermou and Kolonaki.

    Location: 48 Syngrou Avenue Plaka, Athens 11742, Greece

    Phone:  011 30 21 0924 9050

    Athenaeum Athens (3 Stars)

    One of the largest hotels in Athens, the Athenaeum InterContinental features spacious guestrooms, award winning dining venues and upscale leisure facilities including an authentic spa, outdoor pool and fitness centre. Boasting magnificent views of the Parthenon and Lycabettus Hill, the hotel is close to the Acropolis, Athens City Center as well as Piraeus Port and the beach. Within a short distance are the new Acropolis museum, the picturesque Plaka and the historic Constitution Square. Metro and tram stations are also nearby. 

    Location: Syngrou Avenue 89-93. Athens, 11745 Greece 

    Phone: +30-210-9206000




     Reasonable Accommodation:

    THE HOUSE- Private Courtyard
    This is a fully equipped one bedroom apartment, recently renovated in a lovely, independent 19th century two-story house – one of the few of its kind in the center of Athens.

    The 63 sq.meters / 680 sq.ft apartment is on the ground floor of the house and can accommodate 2-4 persons. It consists of one bedroom, a living room with a sofa-bed, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom.
    One of its most enchanting features is the small private courtyard –for your exclusive use– where you can enjoy your meals or relax after a long day of visits. Located on a delightful, shady pedestrian street, you will enjoy the incomparable peace and quiet, away from the noise of the bustling city. Although you are in the very heart of Athens you could swear you’re in a village!

    The house’s traditional architecture, with its thick stone walls, provides a natural shelter from extreme temperatures both in summer and winter – plus there is a state-of-the-art air-conditioning unit, 24/7 instant-on warm water and independent heating.


    • Very central location, heart of historic center of Athens
    • 19th century traditional house
    • Private courtyard
    • Pedestrian, quiet street
    • Recently renovated
    • Fully equipped
    • Beautiful, safe neighborhood, home to artists, actors, writers, architects
    • Ideal location to discover Athens on foot
    • Easy public transport access to most areas of Athens (metro,tram, trolley, bus)
    • Free WI-FI internet

    Many amenities will make your stay enjoyable:
    * Free Wi-Fi internet.
    * TV with dvd player and home cinema audio system.
    * A selection of DVD movies (all in English or original language w/optional subtitles).
    * A selection of books in English & French.
    * Washing machine.
    * Hair dryer.
    * Fresh linen and towels.
    * Free telephone (local calls only)

    This house costs about $60 per day, if you would like to rent it for a week, it is $422 dollars.

    Location: Fotiadou, Athens, Attica 11636, Greece
    Phone: no phone or email. You have to search for her on the web using "private courtyard athens greece"
    Your hosts is called Tina K., read nice things about her on the reviews.

    So that is it for Greece, hope you enjoyed it the information I gave you and was helpful. 


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