Here is our annual evaluation of the best 5 star hotels in Athens.
These include high class, upper class and luxury hotels as well as traditional hotels.
The facilities in all hotels meet the highest standards. Air-conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite or cable TV are standard in the rooms; the reception is staffed 24 hours a day, concierge and bellboy are available. At the 5-star hotels we have selected, WLAN can be used free of charge in the entire hotel area, and breakfast is served as an open buffet.
The hotels are ranked according to their average ratings on HolidayCheck, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Facebook and Google.
This is not our opinion, but an actual ranking of the 5 star hotels in Athens according to their guest reviews.
1. Somewhere Boutique Hotel Vouliagmeni
Somewhere Boutique Hotel Vouliagmeni welcomes guests to Athens' elegant coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni. The 5-star boutique hotel scores with outdoor pool and sea views, as well as modern rooms and suites decorated in friendly warm colors. The fashionable Glyfada area is just a few miles away, where there's also a golf club.
2. COCO-MAT Athens Jumelle
At the 5-star COCO-MAT Athens Jumelle hotel, classic elegance combines with modern comfort to create an elegant pairing. A lovingly restored fireplace, stained glass windows, and an old wooden staircase add a nostalgic touch to the sophisticated setting of the hotel. The roof terrace offers a fantastic view of the surrounding sights. Rounding out the amenities is an indoor pool with fitness center.
3. Coco-mat Athens BC
The rooftop bar offers stunning views of the Acropolis, and those who wish can enjoy the view from the rooftop pool. The modern 5-star Coco-Mat Athens BC hotel is within walking distance of the Acropolis Museum and is a great choice for guests who want to explore the city on foot while staying elegant.
4. King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel
The neoclassical elegance of the facade continues inside this centrally located 5-star luxury hotel. All classically elegant rooms impress with individual design, which is emphasized by exquisite furnishing elements. The boutique hotel's rooms offer views of the Acropolis, and some have balconies. The 7th-floor Tudor Hall restaurant serves Greek cuisine at the highest level. Those who wish can enjoy the view from the sun terrace.
5. Electra Metropolis Athens
Young and modern, the rooms and suites of this upper-class 5-star hotel score points for their proximity to Athens' exclusive shopping districts. The pool on the roof terrace offers a panoramic view of the Acropolis, as do the sun terrace, the roof garden and the restaurant on the top floor. The hotel's atrium, decorated with artwork and dominated by a retro-style lounge in the center, is impressive.
6. Perianth Hotel
Built in 1930, the house has been renovated while retaining conservative decorative elements in a modern style that skillfully pairs 20th-century comforts with accents of ancient Greece. Rooms are decorated in a retro style and adorned with contemporary works by Greek artists that emphasize clean lines. There are fantastic views of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace's hot tub.
7. Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
This stylish 5-star luxury hotel stands out for its close proximity to the Acropolis. The rooftop terrace and bar overlook the Acropolis, as does the rooftop pool. All rooms in the imposing structure are elegantly decorated in a classic style, and some of them have balconies from which you can watch the changing of the guard at Parliament.
8. Hotel The Margi
Among pine trees and just a few meters from the sandy beach, the 5-star boutique hotel The Margi is located in the elegant coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni. Here, understated luxury meets the casual atmosphere of the sea. Stylish elements lend a sophisticated flair to the modernly furnished rooms. The Margi has its own farm devoted entirely to organic farming. The two in-house restaurants process the produce into innovative creations of Mediterranean cuisine.
9. Electra Palace Athens
With its large pool on the rooftop terrace, the 5-star luxury hotel Electra Palace Athens presents itself as elegant and classic. All nobly appointed rooms offer views of the Acropolis, which are spectacular at night due to the imposing lighting. Its location in the middle of Plaka makes interesting for all guests who want to stay luxuriously in the middle of the old town. The award-winning restaurant "Electra Palace Roof Garden" serves upscale Greek cuisine.
10. Divani Caravel Hotel
The view of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill from the rooftop terrace pool is ravishing. The 260-plus rooms and suites of this huge 5-star upper-class hotel complex combine ancient history with the elegant luxury of this century. The upscale boutiques of Kolonaki are nearby. Divani Caravel offers 2 bars and 3 restaurants that provide guests with Greek and international cuisine of the highest standard.
11. Wyndham Grand Athens
The fashionably elegant decor of the 276 rooms at this 5-star high-class hotel harmonizes perfectly with the storied surroundings of Athens' historic center. The rooftop terrace with outdoor pool offers panoramic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, as does the restaurant-bar. Breakfast is served in the open-air rooftop restaurant.
12. Athens Marriott Hotel
Sober-looking from the outside, this building directly across the street from the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center on the Athens coast has 366 extremely tasteful, modern rooms. Light, flattering colors, along with deco details, give the 5-star luxury hotel a feel-good flair. The rooftop terrace offers views of the National Opera House and the sea directly behind. The hotel's own restaurants offer Greek and international cuisine at the highest level.
13. Hilton Athens
This 5-star upscale hotel is set in an ultramodern building in the middle of Kolonaki's business district. Fresh color elements punctuate the warm wood tones of the elegantly modern decor, adding a fresh touch to the 506 rooms. The Galaxy Bar on the open rooftop terrace offers views of the Acropolis. The luxury boutiques of the Kolonaki district are within walking distance of the hotel.
14. Athenaeum Intercontinental
The more than 550 rooms of this huge modern 5-star luxury hotel in Athens' business district are elegantly decorated in soft colors that harmonize perfectly with the high-quality wooden furniture. Works of modern art soften the ambience of the hotel in all areas. The award-winning restaurant on the 10th floor captivates with its view of the Parthenon. The spacious indoor pool measures 120m2. Athenaeum Intercontinental offers luxury at the highest level coupled with the city's history.
15. Divani Palace Acropolis
Located just 500 meters from the Acropolis, the rooftop terrace of this 5-star, high-end hotel offers gorgeous views of the Acropolis. All rooms in the ultra-modern building have their own furnished balcony. Ancient ruins were found during construction and are tastefully incorporated into the hotel's structure.
16. Piraeus Theoxenia Hotel
Piraeus' only 5-star hotel is located in close proximity to the port and ferry docks. Stylish and elegantly designed, the 76 rooms of the Theoxenia present a charming flair with classical elements. The pool on the rooftop terrace offers a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea. The in-house restaurant serves Italian specialties, and numerous gourmet restaurants are located near the hotel.
17. St. George Lycabettus Lifestyle Hotel
All five floors of this modern 5-star city hotel in the elegant Kolonaki district are decorated with Greek artwork from the Byzantine, Victorian, and modern eras. The light beige tones of the chic interiors run uniformly throughout the property, conveying a friendly atmosphere. The breakfast room offers stunning views from the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill, and the Saronic Gulf. The two restaurants serve modern-inspired Greek and Mediterranean cuisine of the highest standard.
18. Grand Hyatt Athens
Newly opened in 2018, the Grand Hyatt presents a modern and elegant look. Contemporary artwork in each room punctuates the elegant style of the décor, which is in perfect harmony with the atmosphere of the hotel and is complemented by the state-of-the-art spa area and atrium pool. The rooftop terrace offers a breathtaking view of the Acropolis. Mediterranean and Asian cuisine is served in the restaurants.
19. Crowne Plaza Athens City Centre
The impressively spacious modern lobby of this 5-star luxury hotel in Athens City Centre immediately captivates visitors. The elegance continues in the modern furnishings of the rooms. The rooftop garden restaurant offers fantastic views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, as does the pool. With 14 conference rooms of varying sizes, the Crowne Plaza is a great option for business travelers.
20. Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens
The 5-star luxury Radisson Blu hotel offers sensational views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill from its rooftop terrace and pool. The purposefully chic rooms impress with timeless elegance. The view from the rooftop bar is particularly impressive at night. Italian cuisine is served in the Gallo Nero restaurant.
21. Hotel Royal Olympic
This family-run 5-star luxury art hotel is located directly across from the famous Temple of Zeus. The rooftop terrace and pool also offer unparalleled views of the Acropolis and Hadrian's Gate. The furnishings of the classically styled rooms harmonize with the storied history and convey elegantly discreet luxury.
22. AthensWas Design Hotel
This 5-star boutique hotel in the pedestrian area across from the Acropolis near Plaka is decorated in a classic modernist style. Clean lines and natural materials dominate throughout the property, whose interior stands out with its muted, dark colors. There are sensational views of the Acropolis from the 7th-floor restaurant, which serves Greek cuisine with modern touches.
23. NJV Athens Plaza
The modern 5-star NJV Athens Plaza hotel is located in downtown Athens and impresses with its fantastic view of the Acropolis, which can be enjoyed from the roof terrace and is also partially reflected in the rooms. The modern interior is decorated in light colors and interspersed with classical elements, which form a bridge to the historic surroundings. Mediterranean cuisine is served in the in-house restaurant.
24. Theoxenia Palace
The 5-star Theoxenia Hotel is located in the elegant suburb of Kifissia in the northern part of Athens. A wide staircase leads into the palatial building, whose entrance is framed by columns. The classic-inspired decor of the 70-plus rooms is cleverly combined with 21st-century comforts, topped off with the outdoor pool. Greek and Italian cuisine is served in the bar-restaurant. Theoxenia Palace is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World association.
25. Divani Apollon Suites
In the elegant coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni, Divan Apollon Suites welcomes guests. The upscale 5-star boutique hotel is located right on the sea and scores with an outdoor pool with sea views and a private beach with fine sand. The furnishings of the 56 individually designed rooms combine the modern comfort of a luxury hotel with the casual exclusivity of the Riviera. All facilities of the partner accommodation Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, located directly next door, such as indoor and outdoor pool, tennis court and wellness center, are available to guests free of charge. Just a few kilometers away is the sophisticated area of Glyfada, where there is also a golf club.
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