AthensWas Hotel Why Athens

AthensWas Hotel

Where: The Makrigianni district close to the Acropolis
Why Stay: For the oversized rooms, comfort and location
We Loved: Being able to walk everywhere

Overview

As one of the newest additions to the thriving hotel scene in Athens, AthensWas offers an architecturally designed property, perfectly located within walking distance to the major attractions of Athens including the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and Odeon of Herodes Atticus Theatre.

Set along the pedestrianised street of Dionysiou Areopagitou, in the Makrigianni district of Athens, the hotel offers 21 rooms including four suites and a rooftop restaurant on the seventh floor, with stunning views of the Parthenon, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Lycabettus Hill and the Panathenaic Stadium. As the sister hotel to the luxurious Anemi Hotel in Santorini, this intimate sized boutique hotel delivers a high standard of Greek hospitality.

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Rooftop panoramic views at AthensWas. Photograph: Why Athens

As a member of the Design Hotel group, the hotel boasts first class architectural features borrowing from the ‘classic modernism’ movement of the ‘30’s to the ‘70’s that is also very Athenian in style. The interiors combine luxurious marble with Greek walnut finishes in both the main areas and guest rooms. The city’s rich history is incorporated throughout the interiors with artworks provided by local artists and beautiful photography of Athenian antiquities on display. The furniture is inspired by world renowned and iconic designers including Le Corbusier and Michael Graves, which work well to enhance the classic and modern themes of the hotel.

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Furniture and design is a focal point of each guest room. Photograph: Courtesy of AthensWas

The guest rooms

Each room category includes generous sized balconies to enjoy the outdoor Athenian way of life. Equally impressive is the internal size of each room, with the base room starting at 26 square metres and the higher category rooms starting at 32 square metres. All have luxurious bathrooms and the higher categories include a wet bar and an oversized verandah that is large enough to dine comfortably outdoors with the feel of a self-contained apartment. If views of the Acropolis are high on your priority list, you should request a room that faces Dionysiou Areopagitou on the fourth floor or above.

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A suite at AthensWas. Photograph: Courtesy of AthensWas

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Guest room balcony with Acropolis views and designer bathrooms. Photograph: Left: courtesy of AthensWas. Right: Why Athens

Amenities

Room service is available daily from 7:00am-11:00pm with 24-hour front desk service. A business centre and meeting room is on hand for business travellers and there is a small functional gym for those who want to stay active. There is no beauty salon or spa in the hotel however treatments can be arranged off site.

Restaurant

Breakfast is served a la carte on the ground floor and runs until 11:00am. Lunch and dinner is a scenic affair at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Sense with magnificent views of the Acropolis. The restaurant can be enjoyed all year round thanks to the expandable roof that adapts to all weather conditions and the menu provides a good selection of Modern Greek cuisine using high quality ingredients.

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Rooftop dining with magnificent views. Photograph: courtesy of AthensWas

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The ground floor breakfast room. Photograph: Why Athens

Round up

The hotel is ideal for the astute traveller visiting on business or for leisure. The ‘Executive’ suites can sleep a family of 3-4 and babysitting services can be arranged. AthensWas has provided a much needed boost to the hotel selection in this part of town. It is an impressive offering and provides comfort and luxury that is often hard to come by for a city hotel of this size.

 

We would like to thank the management at AthensWas for their assistance and hospitality. This post was not sponsored in any way and as always, all opinions are our own.