Where the definition of classy meets the warmth of Mediterranean hospitality!
There is always something about hotels in neoclassical buildings. The majestic facade, the big staircase, the tall ceilings and the wooden floors bring an aura of the past, the glory of a bygone era. Besides the unmatched elegance and grace, these buildings create a sense that the layers of history and the people’s stories live through the walls. Modern-day hotels, however, have long surpassed this tradition and are now hosted in both edgy minimalistic or industrial buildings with great design -and they look amazing too! However, the old fashioned glam never gets actually “old”, thus some of the classiest and most luxurious hotels around the world are nested in beautifully renovated neoclassical buildings. Below, you will find 6 of the most elegant and stylish Greek hotels in neoclassical buildings.
Below, discover 6 classy Greek hotels in neoclassical buildings and get ready to be taken away by timeless elegance:
The Bold Type *Patras
Patras’ first dip in 5-star luxury hospitality came through an impressive building, built in 1800. The inspiration for the name of the hotel comes from the bold character of the building which captivates the visitor in a glance -the exact goal of the house’s first owner, a big raisin trader in the 1800s. The hotel is developed on 4 floors, has a total of 10 beautifully decorated rooms and suites and an impressive garden at the back. From the roof of the building, you can see important sights of Patras.
Monsieur Didot * Athens
Located in an impressive neoclassical residence between the chic Kolonaki and the bohemian Exarchia, Monsieur Didot combines classic elegance with cool hospitality. The imposing building, once home of Firmin Didot, a pioneer in typewriting history, dates back to 1880. It was beautifully restored, keeping its urban character with an ode to the vintage Athens in its design and decor. Tall, hand-painted ceilings, vintage mosaics and tiny balconies make for the classic and elegant bit, while the brass details and edgy deco items set the modern time-frame.
1900 Hotel * Symi
A neoclassical mansion that traces its history as far as the 19th century and one of Symi’s trademark colourful buildings is the home of the islands’ new, luxurious hotel called 1900. A beautiful seafront house with rich history, known as the Mastoridis Mansion, was impeccably restored and decorated to give guests the opportunity to relive a modern version of its history. With four elegant suites soaked in history and unobstructed views of the colourful life of the harbour, this dreamy hotel is the real deal.
Aristide Hotel * Syros
Ran by a nomadic family of three, Aristide Hotel brings a fresh, eco-friendly and artsy breeze to the original concept of “neoclassical building aura”. The neoclassical mansion in the historical centre of Hermoupolis was actually one of the last neoclassical houses to be built in Greece! Filled with vibrant colours, fancy furniture and artworks, this nine-room hotel feels more like a home. The property has a garden, a rooftop bar with sea views, an indoors bar but also an art gallery and an artists’ studio!
Marpessa Hotel * Central Greece
Marpessa Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel that captures your heart with its atmosphere and authenticity but also with its eclectic decoration. It is housed in a mansion, once home to a rich tobacco merchant, which was built in about 1920 in Agrinio. The current owners, in their attempt to preserve it, decided to convert it into a hotel. All authentic decorative elements were rescued and the building was extended. Among the hotel’s highlights are the hand-picked mid-century furniture and design classics and the eye-candy lobby that looks and feels like the living room of a chic apartment.
Mira Me * Athens
Located in a 1925 building in the heart of the city, Mira Me combines a warm atmosphere with a stunning view to the Acropolis. Once a typical Athenian 1925 house with its store on the ground floor, the building has been declared a landmark. The idea was to create an urban boutique hotel with dining areas that serve guests and outsiders, to express the lively character of this unique neighborhood and to bridge tradition with the urban, modern spirit. And it all came through, with the wooden French herringbone floors, rosettes on the ceilings, elegant lamps and marble bathrooms. A classy and fresh new entry to the Greek hotels in neoclassical buildings!