From panoramic views to interiors with a twist, these hospitality gems are an absolute must for visitors! This is the ultimate list with the best boutique hotels in Athens for 2020!
If you don’t find yourself searching for the perfect Cycladic getaway, in a white-and-blue island scenery, then the vibrant, historical Athens is undoubtedly your destination. After a long day of sightseeing, you always end up in a cool bar in one of the hip neighbourhoods of the centre or enjoy a breathtaking view of the Acropolis from the very bar’s rooftop. What could possibly be better? Well, staying at a hotel so close, you can actually walk to and then maybe have the same view from your own veranda!
As a hotel trotter, I have a thing for boutique hotels – little gems of sophisticated design, privacy and great hospitality only meters away from the heartbeat of the city. And I couldn’t be happier to have so many of them in Athens, popping up at an impressive pace in the past few years. At the end of the day, I don’t even have to feel jealous about the hotels’ visitors- I can always organize the perfect staycation in one of them.
This is the ultimate list of the best boutique hotels in Athens for 2020:
Came for the rooftop, stayed for the history! While the wow factor here is obviously the rooftop- an attempt to reinterpret the typical courtyard of a traditional Greek dwelling-, The Foundry Hotel bears also an interesting backstory. This boutique hotel was once an old two-storey foundry-then turned-into a theatre, and, in fact, the design highlights its unique character by merging different textures, colours and styles in each of the 12 fully-equipped apartments.
Having opened in the autumn of 2020, The Modernist Athens is the sister property to the award-winning Modernist Thessaloniki and a second chapter in the expanding hospitality brand created by entrepreneur Kostis Karatzas. It definitely belongs to the list of the best boutique hotels in Athens.
Located in the former Canadian embassy in Kolonaki, this new project maintains the same playful juxtaposition of art deco elements, mid-century detailing and Danish design found in its companion Thessaloniki location. Its high-quality offerings are grounded by the interior and exterior’s cool, well-honed character. The result is a relaxed, elegant environment that makes guests feel at home from the moment they set foot in the lobby.
If what a visitor of Athens requires is a romantic boutique hotel with design touches and a dose of old-world charm, then Sir Hotel is the right choice. Housed in a tiny neoclassical dollhouse-like building, it evokes the elegance of the Belle Epoque era of the city. I loved the solid color walls and the chic pieces of furniture, but the highlight was the “hidden” attic suite, a fine example of sophisticated urban modernism with a Parisian touch.
Μy first thought as an Athenian, was that I feel really jealous of all visitors of my city that have the chance to stay in one of AthensWas Hotel‘s 21 rooms. An oasis in the oasis of Dionysiou Areopagitou street, the most beautiful and iconic street of Athens. The interior details such as the works of art on the walls, design objects, the art de la table, the plants are topped off with the stunning Acropolis view from the Modern Restaurant on the rooftop- on of the gastronomic hot spots in town.
Definitely in the list of the best boutique hotels in Athens! Hidden at the charming Psirri neighborhood, this beautiful hotel is a door to an urban heaven, full of interesting design details. You are going to love the balconies with view to the Acropolis and the urban skyline of Athens -including its graffiti walls- and an interior style that can be both photogenic and cozy at the same time. Also, thanks to its location, Andronis Athens Suites gives you the chance to spend a day in the city like a local, exploring the arty little shops, galleries, tiny squares and picturesque pedestrian streets.
The moment you step across the threshold of Perianth Hotel, you are in a serene urban paradise. Housed in a mid-war modern building next to the vibrant Agia Eirini square, the city’s newest boutique entry is an impressive mix of strong architectural identity, art, great breakfast and even greater view. Perianth Hotel opened a few months ago and entered immediately The Hotel Trotter’s list of the best boutique hotels in Athens.
One of the city’s newest entries combines modern hospitality with history, as the building was once a famous printing house. Just a few meters away from the vibrant Agias Eirinis square this 4 starred boutique hotel is all about clean lines, minimal interiors and a sophisticated “home away from home” mindset. It’s rooftop restaurant, Stories Urban Bistronomy offers stunning view of the Acropolis.
This stylish boutique athenian hotel lies inside a 1800s impressive mansion! Right in the heart of the “artistic” neighbourhood of Kolonaki, which once acted as a meeting place for writers and literary minds, it combines natural materials with a vintage aura and a concept of modern hospitality. Think more like cute balconies, hidden terraces, spacious rooms bathing in the sunlight and custom services able to satisfy any need.