Just two hours away from Athens, the vibrant city of Patras has now its first 5 star luxury boutique hotel, bearing the name of The Bold Type Hotel.
The philosophy of The Bold Type Hotel in Patras at Peloponnese is based on warm, personalised hospitality and connecting each visitor with the local culture -from exploring the vibrant neighbourhoods and the urban streets of the city to blend in with the local community. The city has a huge past, with its archeological sites and cultural monuments which lives through the lively present with its energy and natural beauty and finally makes for a bright future, with the science center and all the National road networks of Greece surrounding it.
The inspiration for the name of the hotel comes from the bold character of the building which captivates the visitor in a glance. This was the main idea of the first owner of the house, Mrs. Galanopoulou, a big raisin trader in the 1800s, who envisioned a building to catch the eye of the visitor heading from the ancient Roman Odeon to Ano Poli.
The construction of the listed building, a work of art for the architecture of Patras, has been done in three phases, starting in the late 1800s and completing during the early 1910s. The completion of the third phase gave the building its special architecture. The intervention as a whole respected the character of the building and its main purpose was the restoration and not the replacement of its individual components. The project was implemented by Mrs. Embi Spathi, Architect Engineer NTUA, Msc.
Photos from The Bold Type Hotel in Patras
Interiors at The Bold Type Hotel in Patras
The hotel is developed on 4 floors, has a total of 10 rooms and suites and an impressive garden at the back. The colour scheme of the hotel started with what already existed here. The green, which is the 1st floor, combines the wild plantation of the garden with our Garden suite. The red, which is the 2nd floor, joins the stones of the ancient Conservatory and the Atelier rooms. On the 3rd floor dominates the blue that unites the sky and the memory of the building and are the executive rooms and the Bold Type suite.
On the 4th floor there is the Roof View which is accessible only to hotel residences and in exceptional cases can host a private event for up to 20 people. From the roof of the building, you can see important sights of Patras, the castle and the Ancient Roman Conservatory as well as the Gulf of Patras.The frescoes on the second floor were made after its completion, around 1920, they are hand-painted and depict old marbles, a common phenomenon of that time. Some have been preserved and others have been lost over time.
At the back of the hotel dominates a magnificent courtyard that has been transformed into a fine dining restaurant. An ideal choice for breakfast and lunch break all day long. The hotel garden, dating back to 1922, has a liquid element in the center that surrounds the tallest palm tree in the city. The palm tree is about 95 years old and captivates the eye of the visitor in its view. The restaurant, with the talented chef Giannis Skentzos, is open ιn a daily base.