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AthensWas Design Hotel

5, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens 117 42 Greece
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#13 of 373 hotels in Athens
The AthensWas, a proud member of Design Hotels, is a luxury hotel in Athens situated in the beating heart of the city and just a breath away from the Acropolis Museum, the sacred Acropolis Hill and the old town of Athens, Plaka. Boasting an incredible location, right on Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian street, AthensWas offers 5 star design rooms and utterly luxurious suites and basks in magnificent views overlooking the most prized neighbourhood of Athens. This exquisite design hotel in Athens actually represents the Athens that was, is and will always be. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, AthensWas is the ideal choice as it is in close proximity to Athens’ most important landmarks and, at the same time, in the heart of the modern city centre. Guests can saunter around the charming area by foot and absorb the Greek capital’s enchanting ambiance. The only downtown hotel with best view of Parthenon, AthensWas is a place to indulge all your senses. Here you will immediately immerse into the vibrant vibes of a city that carries centuries of culture and heritage. This modern design hotel in Athens promises an indelible stay experience with immaculate Acropolis views, superior services and a thorough list of facilities, thus ensuring its guests’ absolute satisfaction. Ideally situated on the most prestigious pedestrian walkway of historic Athens, Dionysiou Areopagitou street, your day here will start with amazing pictures: right next to Acropolis on one side and within the bustling city centre on the other, the options are endless to ensure the most comfortable holidays in Athens. So if you are in search of the best 5 star luxury hotel near Acropolis, seek no further: AthensWas is your perfect match. Experience a piece of Athenian history and indulge in the unique sensation of timeless elegance and modern sleekness. AthensWas hotel is a tribute to Athenian cultural authenticity and a pillar of modern day Athenian hospitality. Paying homage to the luxurious, classical Athenian era and imbued with the minimalist simplicity that the current age demands, clean, uncluttered lines dominate the interiors of AthensWas, one of the top design hotels in Athens. AthensWas embraces its guests in the best of Athenian aesthetics, understated luxury and incomparable levels of comfort. The lustrous finesse of Greek marble, sourced from different locations around Greece, the perennial grandeur of Greek walnut wood and the minimal sophistication of the Italian, designer furnishings and fabrics come together to exude a sense of contemporary refinement and demure opulence, justifying its title as a luxury design hotel in Athens. Those who look for out-of-the-ordinary hotels with luxury suites in Athens will be surprised by AthensWas’ unparalleled design, inimitable character and unsurpassed offerings. This five star hotel in the centre of Athens is as unique as the glorious history and culture of this diversified city. Furthermore, SENSE Restaurant is perched at AthensWas hotel’s most prized spot: its spectacular rooftop. Graced with impressive views of the striking Acropolis, SENSE is undeniably among the best rooftop restaurants in Athens combining incredible panoramic views of the city with delectable dishes. Our Chef, Alexandros Charalambopoulos and his team have devised an utmostly creative menu that focuses around original, inspired Greek combinations with a modern approach and a twist of refinement. Profound love for Greek gastronomy, commitment to the best ingredients and a dedication that comes with experience are the foundations upon which the menu of SENSE Restaurant is built. SENSE Restaurant occupies a prime location in Athens city that is available to be enjoyed throughout the day with a selection of signature cocktails and an exemplar list of wine appellations. SENSE Restaurant is also the place where business meets pleasure. Business lunches take on a different turn at our rooftop restaurant, as the incredible surroundings lend themselves to create a most enjoyable and pleasant aura. We can prepare a bespoke set menu and make sure all your needs are met ensuring the success of your corporate event. Not to be missed to mention that AthensWas offers the ideal option for indulging in a mouthwatering breakfast, full of flavour and goodness. Devised by our Chef, even the breakfast carries his personal signature and passion for vibrant Greek flavours made from the freshest ingredients. A scrumptious selection of dishes made with Greek raw materials, 95% organic, based on classic recipes with a modern twist and a bit of an edge to steer clear of being ordinary. Also, PROMENADE is the new outlet of AthensWas Hotel and it consists in a cool and unpretentious ambience offering delectable comfort food and a fine selection of mostly Greek wines and refreshing cocktails. Located on the hotel’s ground floor, PROMENADE is wrapped in the intimacy of the hotel’s exquisite yet serene atmosphere, giving guests a cozy feeling of warmth and a huge welcome to authentic Athens. At last but not least, a fully equipped fitness corner with cutting-edge technology equipment is available, as well as an ultra-modern business centre with design furniture and all necessary equipment for a flawless corporate event. * Kindly note, that the hotel cannot provide accommodation to people with walking disabilities.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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City View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek


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Adam F wrote a review Oct 2021
Santa Barbara, California43 contributions31 helpful votes
The hotel has a handy location, right near the Acropolis, and the room was very quiet. We found the staff to be friendly and accommodating, and while the room wasn’t large, the balcony and excellent air conditioning made up for it. (The graffiti-esque carpet is hideous, however.) And breakfast in the rooftop restaurant was a highlight of the trip.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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GGPOPNINO wrote a review Oct 2021
Calgary, Canada45 contributions25 helpful votes
AthensWas Design Hotel provides luxurious modern accommodations in a prime location close to the Acropolis, restaurants and shops which makes it so easy to explore Athens. The staff at the front desk provide excellent customer service and the cleaning staff do an amazing job. Included breakfast at the SENSE restaurant provides a perfect start to your day with lots of choices available.
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Date of stay: September 2021
TravelBunch wrote a review Oct 2021
Kirkland, Washington99 contributions74 helpful votes
Luxury-modern accommodations on a leafy street in an excellent location! Contemporary design, immaculate rooms, beautiful roof top restaurant with views of the Parthenon. Quiet, comfortable, clean, stylish rooms with every amenity. Dinner at the Sense restaurant was fantastic, the Chef creates memorable dishes inspired by fresh flavors and ingredients. We have dined in many fine restaurants across the globe, and this was one of our best meals ever! Excellent front desk staff, great service in a prime location in Athens. We will return!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
TravelGirl💁🏼‍♀️ wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom98 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed at this property at the end of our Greece trip. Excellent location, close to restaurants, shops, transport links and sights. The room was big enough for a city hotel, comfortable, had everything we needed. Small output balcony with city view. The breakfast was excellent in the Sense restaurant with great views of the Acropolis. A la carte, many great choices, excellent service. The staff was great, friendly, they went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and anticipate all our wishes. This is a great place to stay to explore Athens and we will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view.
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sjmath1 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom30 contributions22 helpful votes
Great service , great location, great room, great breakfast. I can’t fault this hotel - staff was super helpful. Room very clean with high standard bathroom. A bit on the small side but it is central Athens. Right next to acropolis and many cute shops and good restaurants. Good for a 2 night stay to explore Athens.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask for room with a view if that’s important to you. Otherwise, you’ll have a great view outside...
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Sep 5, 2021
Dear sjmath1, Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience with the members of TripAdvisor online community. We get to read your kind feedback with pleasure, especially when we met the very high standard we aim to achieve. We hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about AthensWas Design Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to AthensWas Design Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Parthenon (0.3 miles), Acropolis Museum (0.1 miles), and Acropolis (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AthensWas Design Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Joint, Indian Haveli, and Liondi Traditional Greek Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does AthensWas Design Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, AthensWas Design Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is AthensWas Design Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Athens.
Are any cleaning services offered at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at AthensWas Design Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.