To echo other reviewers, this is a beautiful, usually tranquil spot to use as a base outside the city of Athens.
Our family of three stayed in a Grand Deluxe Garden View Room, booked using SPG reward points and cash (for the "Grand" part). The room held the three of us nicely with a king bed and rollaway. The room was very nice, quiet, and comfortable, and the bath was pretty and huge. The balcony was very nice. We visited the bar (expensive) but not the restaurant (too expensive - 30 euros for breakfast). The garden view is lovely, facing south and looking over trees toward the marina and Myrtoan Sea. The sea view rooms face Astir Beach to the north, and may have a sunset view in the summer. Athens itself is blocked by a ridge. I don't think the sea view is worth the premium during quiet time, but might be more interesting in summer.
The facility is pretty, but a little run-down in spots. There is a "beach" close by, a large sun-deck and bar, watersports rental, an infinity pool, spa (we didn't use), and reception garden for weddings and such. The staff was courteous and helpful (especially housekeeping).
While the hotel was quiet during our 15-17 May visit, we were told that business conferences were beginning the following week, and that the hotel would be very busy...would've changed the complexion of things.
For our one dinner in Vouliagmeni, we took a cab to Ithaki Restaurant - highly recommended.
If I had a wish, it would be for in-room coffee...or at least a cheap cup downstairs in the morning. Overall, we were very pleased with our choice to escape downtown Athens and stay at the Arion.
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