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AthensWas Design Hotel

5, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens 117 42 Greece
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#9 of 355 hotels in Athens
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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
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
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
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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Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek


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Tom_M71 wrote a review Nov 2020
Guadalajara, Mexico148 contributions106 helpful votes
My family had planned to stay here for 3 nights in early November, but due to the country’s full impending lockdown, we had to cut our trip short and could only stay one night. From the moment of our reservation, the front desk team had been in frequent contact (email) with me offering tips/ help/ airport transportation etc. The staff were trying the best they could to determine the implications for my departure flight (scheduled on day 2 of the national lockdown) calling the airport, the airline etc. I was successful in finding a 600am departure and they were kind enough to have 4 breakfast boxes plus coffees at the lobby as we took our 400am car service to the airport. We eat lunch and dinner, during our very short stay, at the rooftop restaurant and the food and service was great. If you are planning a trip to Athens, I would highly recommend AthensWas.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Xristina L wrote a review Sep 2020
Greece8 contributions4 helpful votes
We went last week with my husbund and we are both breath taken , the food was absoloutley delicious ,the sevice was amaizing as they explained everything in detail and as the sun went away and the lights of actopolis started to light up it was like a fairy tale ,we recomend visting at least once if you want a true experience of good tastes fine wine and such an beautiful view.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Dear Xristinal2016, Thank you for visiting our restaurant SENSE and for sharing your experience with the followers of TripAdvisor. We are glad to know that we fulfilled your expectations and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Dimitrs Drettakis General Manager
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Samira N wrote a review Aug 2020
DC25 contributions57 helpful votes
We stayed here on a couples trip and had a fantastic time. Can’t beat the location, short 5 min walk to the Acropolis. Easy to walk and navigate throughout the city to restaurants and shopping. The breakfast was delicious and we loved the rooftop restaurant with stunning views of the Acropolis and truly delicious food. The service was impeccable and always accommodating. We will return here on our next visit to Athens!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Sep 6, 2020
Dear SamiraN_11, Thank you for staying at the AthensWas Hotel while being to the lively city of Athens! We are more than happy to know that we achieved to fulfil your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Till then, stay safe. Best Regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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msannettemwest wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle, Australia6 contributions7 helpful votes
We had dinner in the rooftop restaurant. The food was of a very high standard and beautifully presented. The service was terrific. The ambience of this place is very laid back and made for a great night out with friends in Athens.
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Date of stay: March 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Dear msannettemwest, Thank you for sharing your gastronomy experience from our rooftop restaurant SENSE with the followers of TripAdvisor. We are very happy to know that your overall experience was more than satisfying. We hope to welcome you back again soon, so you can taste our culinary team new creations. Best regards, The SENSE Team
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101ROD wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom76 contributions125 helpful votes
We had a great three night stay at AthensWas. The location is superb: on a pedestrianised street literally steps from the Acropolis and all the ancient sites and walking to distance to restaurants, churches and shopping. The staff were charming and helpful eg the front desk arranged a late check out until 3pm with no problem and the staff at breakfast were always smiling and efficient. The breakfast which is included in the room rate is excellent - à la carte, beautifully presented and delicious, especially the Greek scrambled eggs! The rooftop restaurant Sense is innovative fine dining with the most incredible view of the lit up Acropolis at night. Lunch there on our first day was disappointing and the food did not match the calibre of either breakfast or dinner. The room was very comfortable and had a balcony and a small kitchenette area with a kettle for tea and a Nespresso machine (all complimentary). The shower was amazing. All in all a great stay - excellent value in January which is off season and we therefore had the benefit of three nights for the price of two. The hotel is small - around 20 rooms/suites so does not have much in the way of facilities - no bar, spa or comfortable communal spaces other than the breakfast area or lobby so I would rate this hotel as a fantastic four star hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Aug 7, 2020
Dear 101ROD, We would like to thank you for staying with us during your visit to Athens. Αccording to your review, we can tell that our mission to provide everlasting memories to our guests has been accomplished. Thank you once more for the fantastic review shared with the users of TripAdvisor and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, 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 Acropolis Museum (0.1 miles), Parthenon (0.3 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 Victory Cafe.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, AthensWas Design Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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.
Does AthensWas Design Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.