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AthensWas Hotel

AthensWas Hotel

Contacts

Country: Greece

City: Athens

Address: Dionysiou Areopagitou 5, Athina 117 42, Greece

Phone number: +302109249954

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This city boasts such vibrancy and culture, there's n...
This city boasts such vibrancy and culture, there's n...
Enjoy your meal with this amazing view at @athenswas
Enjoy your meal with this amazing view at @athenswas
AthensWas Hotel is a design hotel located in the heart of...
AthensWas Hotel is a design hotel located in the heart of...
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Athens bound? I don’t know which hotel you choose but for...
Rooted in the core principles of classical modernism, the...
Rooted in the core principles of classical modernism, the...
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Can you think of something better than waking up to this ...
Best hotel definitely in Athens ! @athenswas! Dinning wit...
Best hotel definitely in Athens ! @athenswas! Dinning wit...
Woke up in style @athenswas
Woke up in style @athenswas

Reviews

#1
Exceptional
I stayed one night here and it was a great experience. The hotel is beautifully modern. The room was perfect, comfortable and extremely clean. The restaurant at the 7th floor was good as well. You can eat having a great view.
The breakfast a la carte was a good surprise as well.
Fully recommended.
Review by Calaican

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#2
So Darn Fantastic
Location: Amazing. Walk right out your door into the Plaka shopping district. Room: Amazing, big, new, clean, comfortable, modern. Beds: Perfect, most comfortable bed of my 10-day Europe trip. Breakfast: Fantastic, best hotel breakfast I have ever had. Service: Top Notch, friendly, helpful, knowledgable. I cannot say enough. I will stay here again if in Athens. The view from the rooftop is definitely one of the very best in all of Athens.
Review by russ

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#3
Very pleasant stay
Very comfortable stay overall but I wouldn’t call this a 5 star hotel...much more 4 star. We stayed in a Deluxe room with a lovely balcony. Felt new, relatively simply furnished but perfectly adequate (just definitely 4* quality). Location is perfect. Staff are all super friendly and eager to help. Breakfast is downstairs and a la carte (they should think about moving it upstairs to the restaurant where there is a view of the Acropolis). We did have an issue on our second day when I waited over 30 mins for a simple omelette despite the breakfast room being pretty empty. My wife got her dish pretty quickly but it meant we had to leave before my breakfast arrived as we had to join a private tour at a specific time. Shame.

Other than the one glitch, everything else was fine. Value for money-wise I’d say “average” overall. There’s a lot of competition in Athens (especially with Air BnB) so everything needs to be spot-on, but location-wise the hotel is great.
Review by Aboxerking

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#4
Great stay , excellent location
This is a great boutique hotel located only few minutes walk to Acropolis Hill and Acropolis Museum. We have in fact walked everywhere from the hotel, To parliament building, Plaka, Mount Lycabettus. I can honestly say that I have never stayed in such a quiet hotel, we had fantastic comfortable sleep. Breakfast is a la carte and everything that we have tried in the 3 days we stayed there was amazing and beautifully prepared. The staff is the credit to the hotel, really professional, helpful and friendly from the reception to the restaurant.
Review by NatBedenik

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#5
Well deserving of high marks; outstanding boutique hotel
We selected the AthensWas hotel for our pre-cruise stay based on the consistently favorable reviews here on TripAdvisor, and we were not disappointed. This small boutique hotel is located in the Plaka, and you are literally steps away from the Acropolis and the fabulous new Acropolis museum. The rooms are decorated in a modern theme, and the bath is large. There appear to be only 4-5 rooms on each floor, sharing a small common hallway. We had one of the "classic" rooms, which essentially just overlooks a rear courtyard of several neighboring buildings. The rooftop restaurant has spectacular views of the Acropolis and Parthenon, but the cuisine is Greek "modern", and a bit pricey. We just had wine and appetizers. Staff at the hotel are extremely friendly, and the reception staff are very helpful in making recommendations for dining.
Review by RJtraveler22

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#6
Fantastic boutique hotel
What a lovely hotel!! We really enjoyed staying here. Location and area are perfect for seeing historical Athens. Walking distance to most sights and metro nearby. Hotel itself is clean, modern and the staff are friendly and always willing to help.
Check out the roof top bar/restaurant with the uninterrupted views of the Acropolis amazing.
Review by flyinggirl04

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#7
Freindly plesant stay in Athens
This hotel is really nice - a boutique hotel with modern design and facilities - spotlessly clean and with comfortable bedding, a pleasant breakfast restaurant and ideally located close to the Acropolis Museum, the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. The shopping district is about 10 minutes walk away, the Plaka district even less and plenty of great Greek eateries abound.
The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful - nothing was too much to do.
Highly recommended
Review by djhdcj

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#8
Great stay
We spent four nights here before a cruise and we couldn’t have been happier with the hotel. The location is great, easy to walk everywhere.
The food in the hotel is amazing. We ate on night in the more famous Grand Bretagne hotel and it wasn’t half as good. We ended up eating lunch at the hotel twice because we liked the food so much, especially as compared to the Greek tourist food in the area
Lastly breakfast was also cooked to order and terrific.
I wouldn’t stay anywhere else next time.
Review by Jonathon M

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#9
Great hotel in ideal location
We stayed one night and would have loved to stay longer, the staff were wonderful and room was very clean, great spacious bathroom and comfy bed. No view from our room but that didn’t really matter as it is in a great city location close to attractions and walking distance to Plaka and markets.
Amazing views from rooftop bar.
Review by Julie M

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#10
Define Luxuy
We arrived in Athens on BA Club and transferred to the hotel in a Mercedes Vito van ordered through reception. The price from the airport to the hotel is €90. The driver was a very pleasant man and the forty five minute transfer went quickly. You have to walk to the hotel, our car was unable to drive up/park in front. It’s about 30 meters, so no issue. The hotel is located just off a main road and across from the Plaka Gate Café. There are a few souvenir shops, a couple of restaurants, a pharmacy, some ice cream parlours and a photo shop in the immediate vicinity. The walk to Hadrians Gate is 50 meters across a very busy road. The Acropolis museum is 200 meters away, a little further and you are at an entrance to the Acropolis. There is a metro station at the museum. When you arrive at AthensWas a sign prominently states that this is a luxury hotel. As we did, you will have looked at the smart internet presence and the positive reviews. As such one enters through the front door with high expectations. If your expectation of luxury includes uniformed staff and a glitzy reception, you will be disappointed. The downstairs of AthensWas is a modern space, with a purposeful reception desk adjoined by small waiting and breakfast areas. Everything is clean, the staff is welcoming and very friendly. Access to the rooms is via a small lift or the staircase. We had two rooms - one classic looking out the back of the hotel and one superior which faced the front. The rooms are small to mid sized. The decor did not wow us. The bathrooms have a walk in shower, sink and toilet. The superior room bathroom was short on surface area for toiletries, both rooms lacked hanging space for towels and bathrobes. All rooms have balconies with ashtrays - should you require one. There is a coffee/tea making facility - it is €1.50 per Nespresso capsule, not sure about the tea. The fridge contains wine, beer and water. The hotel provides a free bottle of flat mineral water during the stay. The room towards the road was not quiet with a lot of motorcycle and scooter traffic. It did not bother us but if you are noise sensitive or just need a good rest, you might want to opt for a room out the back. The lighting controls in both rooms are very confusing, there is no bedside light as such and the rear facing room was very dim and gloomy. From our room there was no view. You get an excellent view of the Acropolis from the 7the floor rooftop restaurant Sense. Perhaps if you opted for a 6th floor room you might get a similar view from the balcony. Housekeeping was good, although it would be nice if they could remove the rust/dirt around the shower rails which we saw in both rooms. The rooms could do with a box of tissues, so one does not have to use toilet paper to blow ones nose. The toiletries were premium from Koros, which is an indigenous brand. Breakfast is a menu driven affair, no buffet. The selection is good, the food is tasty, although the eggs with bacon could do with more bacon and less cooking fat - I harvested a whole thick serviette of grease from mine. The fruit selection is not wonderful. The orange juice is Devine. The ladies doing breakfast are exceedingly friendly and kind. We had an excellent birthday cake and a lovely rendition of Happy Birthday from them. If you are looking for lunch or dinner in the hotel, then the Sense restaurant caters high brow food. Otherwise you are in the Plaka, the place with the highest density of food outlets and souvenir shops on earth - felt anyhow. We found the Plaka food - even the restaurants recommended by the hotel - expensive and unappealing. Greek food is delicious, finding it in the Plaka is impossible.
So the verdict: if your definition of luxury is proximity to tourist attractions then this hotel is for you. If your definition of luxury is proximity to hotel staff, they are excellent, then this hotel is for you. If your definition of luxury is glitz, bang for your buck and glamour, look somewhere else. This is a good hotel. It is pricey for what it is. You pay for the location.
Review by FlyingDutchman999

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Description

Location
Located right in the very heart of the historical Athens downtown, in the most magical corner of the city, AthensWas is a 5 star hotel in Athens city centre, that will become your starting point for your very own Athenian experience.
AthensWas luxury hotel is in close proximity of all of Athens’ famous landmarks:
-1100m from the Acropolis
-300m from the Acropolis Museum
-300m away from Odeon of Herodes Theatre
-200m away from the Acropolis Metro Station
1km from the Constitution square
AthensWas is the only hotel in its class situated on the best-known and most beautiful pedestrian street in Athens: Dionysiou Areopagitou. The most iconic street in Athens’ old city centre, a promenade around its walkway reveals the sacred rock of the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the city’s most important and awe-inspiring classical monument and the emblem of Athens since antiquity. The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, located east of the Acropolis rock, is Athens’ superb Roman-era theatre, which hosts concerts, operas and theatrical performances every summer, being the highlight of the Athens Festival, due to its splendid aura and impressive construction. Make sure you visit the new Acropolis Museum, that has been recognized internationally as one of the most beautiful and fascinating museums in the world. Furthermore, as you exit our hotel and turn right, you can easily walk to Hadrian’s Arch and reach the impressive Temple of Olympian Zeus within a few minutes.

Rooms
Dressed in dark, textured tones — bold, abstract carpets, blue-grey wallpaper, colour-block drapes — bedrooms have a quietly sultry feel. Pampering black or grey marble bathrooms with fabulous walk-in rain-showers and Korres amenities are enclosed in boxes with opaque panels of coloured glass. Every room and suite has a smart marble balcony, where you can order breakfast à la carte at no extra charge. Beware of traffic noise in street-facing Deluxe rooms, especially on the lower floors; rooms at the rear have no views, but are much quieter.

Food & drink
Breakfast is served in the ground-floor Brasserie Moderne, which opens onto a small atrium. Everything from the freshly squeezed juice to the bread is freshly made to order from a fairly extensive menu with plenty of local accents (Greek omelette with feta, capers and vegetables, French toast with bacon and kasseri cheese, pancakes with sour cherry preserve, sheep’s yoghurt and caramelised walnuts.). À la carte prices are steep, but breakfast is usually included in the room rate.

You can order simple spaghetti, fancy salads, club and gourmet sandwiches throughout the day in the brasserie or have it delivered to your room. On the roof, Sense is a fine-dining restaurant where the Acropolis views compete with clever, boundary-pushing Greek dishes, such as scorpion fish balls with sea urchin and ouzo foam, sous-vide pork cheeks with artichoke and lemon puree and dill oil, and a deconstructed Greek salad with pickled cucumbers, creamed volaki cheese and an Asyrtiko wine dressing. The roof terrace is glassed in during the winter, which compromises those postcard-worthy views.

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