5 Most Prestigious Hotels of Athens
Although the competition between the hotels of Athens is higher than ever before, the top five of the most luxurious ones remain stable for many years. It’s quite difficult to highlight the best one of them, because every person has its own preferences in terms of lodging. So, check out TOP 5 Athens’ most prestigious hotels and choose your favorite one…
Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel chain doesn’t need a specific introduction. The major feature of top-class Hilton hotels is chic design and the richness of numbers, 23 meeting rooms and ultramodern recreational areas, stylish bars and lovely restaurants, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace.
In addition to the general features that are typical for the entire Hilton chain, Hilton Athens has its own ones: it’s famous both for its Greek-style restaurants serving a huge choice dishes, local fruits and cheeses, and also spectacular panoramic views of the Acropolis from most rooms.
As befits one of the most reputable Athens’ hotels, Hilton Athens boasts of a whole galaxy of prestigious awards, and one of them is TripAdvisor Excellence Award.
Address: Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46
GPS Coordinates: 37.976464, 23.750238
Average rates: $180-240/night including breakfast
Divani Caravel Hotel
Divani Caravel is a five-star hotel offering high-end suites focused to a greater extent, on foreign tourists. The hotel’s restaurant serves a small number of Greek dishes and at the same time exceedingly rich furnishings of the rooms look like interiors of oriental palaces.
Divani Caravel also offers a huge ballroom Olympia, which can be a great place to celebrate some grandiose event – the hall can accommodate over 700 people at once. In addition, it provides 17 meeting rooms for the arranging of business meetings.
A lot of rooms at Divani Caravel Hotel offer incredibly beautiful panorama of the Acropolis, but in order to enjoy a better view, it’s recommended to climb on the roof, where you’ll find an open-air observation deck, and an amazing swimming pool.
Address: Leof. Vasileos Alexandrou 2
GPS Coordinates: 37.973083, 23.751477
Average rates: $110-200/night including breakfast
Hotel Grande Bretagne
Grande Bretagne is one of the Greek hallmarks. Located on Syntagma Square, the hotel is worth looking at it more closely, even because of the idle curiosity.
The building of Grande Bretagne was constructed in 1872, but since then the interior has been modernized scores of times. So, the only element that remains unchanged is a wine cellar, where you can taste the best winery brands from Grande Bretagne’s exclusive collection.
Generally, Grande Bretagne is proud of its rooftop bar and restaurant, offering a truly imposing view of the Acropolis. A big swimming pool is also available in the hotel. Hotel Bretagne is a favorite spot of famous actors and musicians, and its interiors have repeatedly become the sites for filming, and even art books.
The service is also at the highest level: for this reason, Grande Bretagne has received a prestigious award – TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice.
Address: Vasileos Georgiou A 1
GPS Coordinates: 37.976169, 23.735299
Average rates: $280-340/night including breakfast
The hotel’s slogan is ‘Exquisite balance of high standards and local traditions’. So, the hospitable staff of Athenaeum Intercontinental will make your stay in the spacious rooms of the complex maximum comfortable.
High level of service is highly appreciated by the world-known business representatives, which choose the hotel for their business travels. By the way, Athenaeum Intercontinental regularly hosts a variety of business activities.
Hotel’s restaurants and cafés, including Première – the award-winning establishment, are furnished by the best designers and decorated with original masterpieces by contemporary Greek artists. The menu is dominated by dishes of Greek and French cuisine.
Address: Syngrou Avenue 89-93
GPS Coordinates: 37.959691, 23.720876
Average rates: $140-200/night including breakfast
King George Palace
King George Palace is another elegant Athens’ hotel, which is considered to be one of the best ones in the Greek capital. Built in 1930, it overlooks Syntagma Square. The roof of the hotel provides fascinating panoramas of the Acropolis, which looks especially striking in the glow of the night illumination.
The rooms of King George Palace feature strict classical interiors, where stucco molding is harmoniously combined with huge mirrored panels, and antique furnishing – with modern technologies. Among the facilities are a bathroom with bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.
Also, King George Palace features a Tudor Hall restaurant offering refined dishes of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine as well as a fitness center and meeting facilities.
Address: Vasileos Georgiou A 3
GPS Coordinates: 37.976209, 23.734914
Average rates: $250-2900/night including breakfast
Each of these Athens’ hotels offers 5-star service and excellent conditions for your stay. So, in case you need a really outstanding lodging for your next trip to this amazing Greek city, choose any of the above-mentioned spots. By the way, you can find your favorite hotel much quicker by using a rental car in Athens with optional GPS navigator.