Here is our annual review of the best 4-star hotels in Athens.
All hotels have a central location, good value for money and have received good reviews from guests. The main sights are within easy walking distance, and the nearest metro stop is no more than 5 minutes away.
The amenities in all the houses meet high standards. Air conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite or cable TV are standard in the rooms; the reception is available 24 hours a day. In the 4-star hotels we selected, WLAN can be used free of charge in the entire hotel area, and breakfast is served as an open buffet.
The compilation was sorted according to the ratings of guests on the most important review sites and thus does not represent our personal opinion, but reflects the experience reports of visitors.
The hotels are ranked according to their average ratings on HolidayCheck, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Facebook and Google.
1. Greece U Around Athens Thissio Suites
This young and modern aparthotel is located in one of the oldest residential areas of Athens, quiet and yet only one kilometer from the Acropolis. The six suites have separate living and sleeping areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Together with the dark marble floors, the modern and young furnishings form a harmonious combination. Cafés, restaurants as well as shopping facilities are in the immediate vicinity. Those who wish can enjoy their meal on the roof terrace. In the rating scale, the Greece U Around ranks 98, one of the best places.
2. Great Living Koukaki
Friendly and bright, the suites at this stylish 4-star aparthotel near the Acropolis Museum present themselves. The kitchenette is integrated into the living area and forms a harmonious combination with the dining area. Each of the all-white and beige rooms has a balcony. Cafes, restaurants, and shopping are nearby. With an average of 97.5, the aparthotel is in the upper range of guest ratings.
3. MET34 Athens
The stylish gray tones of the kitchenette and dining area continue in the color scheme of the parquet flooring and, together with the wooden furniture of the living area, create a harmonious blend. The muted tones give the rooms an elegantly luxurious feel. Its central location on a side street of Ermousta Street, Athens' famous shopping mile, makes the hotel a good choice for guests who like to stay right in the center yet in a quiet area.
4. Athens Squared Apartments
The rooms of the 4-star aparthotel, decorated in friendly colors, get their flair from the cleverly distributed decorative elements, which harmonize perfectly with the light basic tones of the furnishings. In the entrance hall, the large murals, which deliberately stand out against the white marble with their brown tones, catch the eye. All six apartments are equipped with a kitchenette and have a living area with a balcony. The city center is within a 15-minute walk.
5. B4B Athens Signature Hotel
The large windows of the former converted office building flood each of the 35 soundproofed rooms with light and, together with the earth tones of the interior decor, convey a friendly atmosphere. Paintings and floors of light marble harmoniously complete the look. The rooftop terrace of this modern 4-star boutique hotel offers breathtaking views of the Acropolis. Guests are provided with a smartphone for local and long-distance calls.
6. AVA Hotel and Suites Athens
In the heart of Athens' Old Town in Plaka at the foot of the Acropolis is the 4-star boutique hotel AVA and Suites. Decorated in a neoclassical style, the rooms take on the flair of the surroundings in the house as well, conveying an elegantly chic style with their muted colors, wallpaper, and chandeliers. All rooms have a fully equipped kitchenette and balcony or terrace.
7. O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Modern yet cozy, the 4-star O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is located in Psiri in Athens' historic center. Ochre and browns are the dominant colors of the decor, which is tastefully softened by modern art pieces. The hotel's restaurant serves modern creations of traditional Greek cuisine. Its central location makes the hotel a good choice for guests looking for modern accommodation centrally located in the old town.
8. Wyndham Athens Residence
With 90 modernly decorated rooms and suites, the 4-star Wyndham Athens Residence hotel presents itself as elegant and sophisticated. Those who wish can have breakfast on the roof terrace and enjoy the view of the Acropolis. Outdoor pool and wellness center are available to guests free of charge, as is access to the pool and gym at the partner hotel Wyndham Great Athens, located directly across the street.
9. Living near Acropolis by Sylvia Staikou
Just a three-minute walk from Syntagma Square is the 4-star Aparthotel Living near Acropolis by Sylvia Staikou. Rooms have modern furnishings, a balcony or terrace, and a kitchenette. There are numerous restaurants and cafes in the vicinity of the hotel. The aparthotel has a total of three rooms, which gives a cozy atmosphere, which is further emphasized by the friendly welcome from the hostess.
10. The Zillers Boutique Hotel
In the neoclassical building in Plaka in the heart of Athens, this 4-star boutique hotel presents a unique design that cleverly combines elements from the past with modernity. The wooden floors harmonize perfectly with the elegant contemporary furnishings. The sun terrace and rooftop restaurant offer mesmerizing views of the Acropolis.Zillers Boutique Hotel provides guests with a smartphone with unlimited calls for free for the duration of their stay.
11. Herodion Hotel
Right at the foot of the Acropolis is the 4-star Herodion Hotel. The rooms are elegantly furnished and modern, soft colors and wooden ceilings, together with cleverly used decorations, provide coziness, while the soundproof windows guarantee the desired peace and quiet. Those who wish can enjoy the view of the Acropolis from one of the whirlpools. The rooftop terrace restaurant offers Greek Mediterranean cuisine and a fantastic view of the Acropolis.
12. The Athens Gate Hotel
The 99 rooms of the 4-star hotel The Gate captivate with their simple minimalist elegance. By the way, the hotel owes its name to Hadrian's Gate, the "gate", which is directly opposite. Rooms offer views of either the Acropolis or the Temple of Zeus. From the bar-restaurant on the roof terrace, the view of Athens is breathtaking. Athens' historic Old Town is just minutes away.
13. Kubic Athens Hotel
Renovation and remodeling of this former industrial building resulted in this modern and chic hotel in downtown Athens. The steel and glass facade of the original building has been cleverly integrated into the decor of the hotel, whose rooms, all decorated in shades of green and brown, stand out with their floor-to-ceiling windows. All of the room's control is via state-of-the-art tablets. The rooftop terrace offers impressive views of Athens.
14. Amalia Hotel
Opened in the 1960s, the 4-star Amalia Hotel near Syntagma Square has been completely renovated. The functionally modern furnished rooms captivate with their sideless elegance. The double glazing of all 97 rooms guarantees the necessary peace and quiet. Greek and international cuisine is served in the in-house restaurant. Hotel Amalia emphasizes sustainability and has already been awarded the Green Key eco-label. Its location makes it a good choice for all guests who want to stay modern and central.
15. Azur Hotel
Set among pine trees and just a few meters from the sandy beach, the 4-star boutique Hotel Azur opened in 2018 in the elegant coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni. Here, understated luxury meets the casual atmosphere of the sea. Those who wish can enjoy the hotel's own swimming pool, while those who feel like it can take a dip in the sea on the sandy beach just a few hundred meters away or visit the tennis club. The marina in the immediate vicinity invites you to stroll, and in the surrounding area there are numerous cafes and restaurants. Its convenient access to downtown Athens makes the hotel a good choice for all guests who want to combine a city trip and a stay at the beach.
16. Hellenic Hospitality House
The ten rooms at the 4-star Hellenic Hospitality House feature separate living and sleeping areas, as well as kitchenettes. Together with the dark wooden floors, the modern and young furnishings form a harmonious combination. Decorative elements cleverly set the scene and convey an elegant yet cozy flair. Some of the apartments have their own sauna or a small balcony with a city view. There are many trendy bars and restaurants in the nearby vicinity, and the Monastiraki flea market is just a few 100 meters away.
17. Athens Platinum Rooms and Suites
Newly opened in 2019, the 4-star Athens Platinum Rooms and Suites hotel in central Athens presents 45 modern and comfortable rooms. All rooms have a small kitchenette integrated into the living-sleeping area. The muted color scheme in warm brown and beige tones conveys a cozy flair. When the weather is nice, guests can enjoy the sun terrace. Greek and Mediterranean cuisine is served in the hotel's own restaurant.
18. Athens Tiare Hotel
The 4-star Athens Tiare design hotel offers a good view of Omonoia Square with its large windows. All rooms are furnished in an avant-garde style and are individually modern and stylish. The gracefully curved staircase in the lobby is a particular eye-catcher. Its business center also makes the city hotel an interesting port of call for business travelers.
19. Airotel Alexandros
In the 93 rooms of the centrally located, modern 4-star hotel Airotel Alexandors, striking colors set cheerful accents. Each room surprises with a different color scheme that combines into a harmonious whole. The lobby bar is designed in an industrial ambience, and a game room with a pool table and a fitness room provide variety. A sea of purple flowers entwines along the covered terrace, where breakfast is served on request. Those who wish can make a reservation for the rooftop pool.
20. Athenian Riviera Hotel & Suites
Just a few yards from the sandy beach, the 4-star Athenian Riviera Hotel & Suites is located in the elegant coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni. Modern luxury blends with the relaxed atmosphere of the sea to create a harmonious whole. All 50 rooms of the newly opened hotel have a large balcony. Those who wish can enjoy the hotel's swimming pool or rent a bicycle. Its quick access to downtown Athens make the hotel a good choice for guests looking to combine city and beach.
21. Athens Zafolia Hotel
Near the National Museum, this modern 4-star upscale hotel welcomes visitors to a contemporary-designed building in downtown Athens. The luxury and elegance of glass and granite on the exterior is continued in the interior with leather, fine wood, and marble. The view of Lycabettus Hill and Athens from the landscaped rooftop terrace is fantastic, and those who wish can have breakfast here or enjoy the view from the rooftop pool. The Ellinikon restaurant serves high-level Mediterranean cuisine, while the Jason lounge bar offers snacks and desserts from the in-house patisserie.
22. Melia Athens Hotel
In the heart of Athens near Omonoia Square, this luxurious 4-star hotel welcomes guests in an imposing corner building. The light colors of the rooms, decorated in friendly earth tones, convey a warm atmosphere. Paintings by contemporary Greek artists punctuate the elegant decor style. On the ninth floor, the Sky Lounge rooftop bar offers fantastic views of the Acropolis. Mediterranean and Greek cuisine is served.
23. Polis Grand Hotel
Not far from Omonoia Square is the 4-star Polis Grand Hotel. The spacious lobby impresses with marble floors and refined lighting, cleverly placed art objects complement the harmonious overall impression. All 100 rooms are stylishly designed, the light color scheme is softened by striking yellow and green tones, which continue in the planting and convey an elegantly casual atmosphere. The rooftop garden restaurant with integrated bar serves Greek cuisine.
24. Delice Hotel - Family Apartments
The classic decor of the rooms at this 4-star aparthotel in downtown Athens is rounded out by cleverly distributed decorative elements. Muted colors and dark wood lend appropriate flair. All 25 accommodation units are equipped with a kitchenette and have a balcony. There are numerous restaurants and cafes in the hotel's nearby surroundings. The historic center of Athens is within a 15-minute walk.
25. Apollonia Hotel Apartments
Located in Varkiza, a coastal suburb of Athens, are the Apollonia Hotel Apartments. Varkiza used to be a small fishing village that has developed into a charming suburb. The aparthotel boasts charming 1970s-style furnishings that convey a nostalgic flair. All 37 units have private balconies and kitchenettes. An outdoor pool, fitness center and bike rentals round out a perfect stay. Continental breakfast is offered until noon. The nearby beach makes the hotel a good choice for a family stay.
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