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5, Dionissiou Areopagitou, Athens 117 42 Greece
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#14 of 381 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
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
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Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
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24-hour front desk
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
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Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
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Charles P wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great hotel to start out trip. Staff was top notch and very helpful. The rooftop dining area overlooks the Acropolis and was beautiful at night. Right in middle of shopping and restaurant area. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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goalkeeper80 wrote a review Aug 2022
Milan, Italy9 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent only one night at the hotel, when arriving in Athens and before leaving off to Paros. The hotel is small but very nice, centrally located very close to the Acropolis, on which you can have a breathtaking view from the hotel terrace (breakfast is also served here) The suite was perfect, with two rooms and two bathrooms, full of amenities And last but not least, staff super friendly and happy to help: we had to arrange for our transfer to the port and they were also kind to reserve for us a wonderful table at a restaurant in Plaka for our dinner Super recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Ramblin' Josh wrote a review Aug 2022
Los Angeles, California10 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here 3 nights, lovely hotel, the view from the roof restaurant of the Parthenon is spectacular for coffee every morning and drinks every night. Rooms are great, outstanding location, staff couldn't be nicer and more helpful, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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WDandAK wrote a review Aug 2022
London267 contributions162 helpful votes
I am so very glad we chose AthensWas as our hotel for 3 nights. It was a truly wonderful expreince. From the start the service I received prior to arrival was second to none, with our driver waiting for us and the hotel being very understanding about fight cancallations by the airline. Our room overlooked the Acropolis which of course was magical. A lovely modern, well appointed double room with a balcony where you could sit and watch the sun go down. All the staff were so helpful and kind. The location is perfect, a few steps away from the Acropolis and the Museum it meant you could get a head start on the crowds in the morning. The other sights of ancient Athens are walking distance, and for us, we were happy to be outside the business/shopping district. It was quiet during the night and a wonderful breakfast menu awaited us each morning. Very, very highly recommended, we would for sure return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Dear WDandAK, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are thrilled with your review regarding your recent stay in our hotel, knowing that our associates and facilities fulfilled your expectations. The most vital part of our operation is our personnel; it is crystal clear in our sector that the human factor makes the difference, and we are glad that during your stay had felt this. We strongly believe that your fantastic feedback will encourage every staff member positively. We remain at your disposal for any future enquiry. Best regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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Nicole P wrote a review Jul 2022
Kennesaw, Georgia3 contributions19 helpful votes
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I can’t say enough amazing things about this hotel. The service was impeccable, the location was phenomenal and the breakfast was delicious! Based on what I read in the other reviews, the elevator is very small but to be fair you’re in a boutique hotel in the middle of a very old city. And the elevator was always free when we needed it. I can’t wait until we can go back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 25, 2022
Dear Wander24861275166, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We have read your recent review regarding your experience at our hotel with enthusiasm. It's great to know that our passionate staff, service, and facilities fulfilled your expectations. Furthermore, we couldn't agree more with your explanation about the lift and the building limitations because of location. Thank you again for choosing our hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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Chris S wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed at the AthensWas for four nights and everything was superb. The restaurant on the roof has a magical view of the Parthenon and the food is very good! All the staff were very friendly and super helpful. Best was the location. Close to everything!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear chrisA1043JM, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are delighted with your review and know your experience has exceeded expectations. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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AnnB wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent location for touring historic Athens. Went on a girls’ trip and we were a stone’s throw from the acropolis, Odeon, Acropolis museum, restaurants and shopping, etc. so just perfect for us. Staff was very friendly, wonderful polite, and complimented our stay further. Packed us breakfast boxes at 6 am when we had to catch an ward transportation. Rooftop restaurant (Sense) is Michelin 5-star rated with amazing views of the city, Parthenon, and acropolis. Other pluses, the restaurant breakfast, lunch, and dinner are excellent. Turn down service every evening with tasty chocolates left for us. Some drawbacks - our balcony was tiny and faced an alley with balconies from other homes. Room was quite small for two adults. Shower was tiny. Elevator is tiny and doesn’t go all the way to the 7th floor, where the restaurant is located.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear AnnBtraveller, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are glad to know that the overall experience from our hotel was more than satisfying. Regarding your remark about the room size, allow me to mention that this room type, even though it is our entry-level, is considered a spacious room at 28 square meters compared to 5-star hotels in Athens. Thank you once again for choosing our hotel, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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Stacy G wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed here only one night as we arrived from America before going on to Crete. The location is superb, located in a pedestrian only neighborhood just under the Acropolis. We had an amazing rooftop deck with a direct view of the Parthenon. The deck was enormous and hosted lounge furniture and a dining table where we were able to have snacks and champagne upon arrival. The service was top notch, we did not wait long for anything and the staff even accommodated a special request (earlier than usual) breakfast order the following morning so we could eat prior to travel. The AthensWas even hosts a rooftop restaurant with the same fantastic Acropolis view. We have stayed in one other location in Athens on a prior trip, however, the AthensWas won our hearts, highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 24, 2022
Dear Stacy G, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are thrilled by your review regarding the experience at our hotel and know that our facilities & service have met your expectations. Thank you once again for choosing our hotel, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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Douglas E wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California31 contributions16 helpful votes
First the good: This is a reasonably nice hotel in a good location. There is a nice restaurant on the roof with a great view. Then the bad: 1. I booked a “WAS Suite.” It’s not a suite, it’s a reasonably sized hotel room. A real suite has a bedroom and a living room. Putting a chair in a room does not make it a “suite,” it makes it a room with a chair. I know some hotels play this game, but it’s still dishonest. To be fair, there is a good sized balcony, and at certain times of the year the climate is such that might be considered a room. But it’s not. The WAS Suite is a room with a balcony. Period. 2. The building has one elevator. Be prepared to wait or to walk a lot of stairs, especially since the elevator also serves the restaurant. Oh, if you are at the restaurant and need to use the toilet, plan ahead: the bathroom is in the basement. Then the worst: There are two bright lights on the balcony that you can’t turn off. I like natural light and fresh air when I sleep. They don’t give you that option. They expect you to close the curtains and keep the a/c on. Or you can unscrew the light fixture and remove the bulbs. Just don’t believe the front desk clerk, who flat out lied about it. Overall, the hotel seems pretty overpriced to me for what you get. I’ll stay elsewhere when I am next in Athens
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Dear douglase807, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are deeply disappointed in your review and for failing to meet your expectations; kindly accept our sincere apologies. We assure you that all your negative points have been noted and we will do the needful to improve them. In the meantime, we wish you enjoy the rest of your holidays. Best regards, Dimitris Drettakis General Manager
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DCAtoJFK wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York15 contributions17 helpful votes
I can't say enough great things about AthensWas. The location is perfect for sightseeing, with the Acropolis in view from the hotel. Plaka is just a short walk, as are most other major attractions. The staff consistently went above and beyond for us; honestly if every hotel had staffers this friendly we'd never stop traveling. Our room was comfortable and quiet, and even had a view of the Acropolis. As far as boutique hotels go, this place is a winner.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Dimitris Drettakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at AthensWas Design Hotel
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Dear DCAtoJFK, Thank you for staying with us during your trip to Athens. We are thrilled to read your review and know that your experience regarding our facilities & service provided to you was outstanding. Your review will be an excellent motivation for our associates to continue the great job they do. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming 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 Parthenon (0.3 miles), Acropolis (0.3 miles), and Acropolis Museum (0.1 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 Victory Cafe, Coffee Joint, and Indian Haveli.
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.