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Boutique hotel recommendation Central Athens?

We will be in Athens for the first time for three night at the end of May and would like to stay in a nice nice boutique hotel in a central location. Prefer a place with character, but also comfort. Any recommendations?

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Grand Bretagne Hotel is considered the best hotel in Athens. Also King George.

Posted by
17 posts

Thank you, those both look beautiful, but are a bit pricey for us. I'm hoping to find a smaller place that has some character, but not quite so expensive.

Posted by
1874 posts

I am not a specialist in Athens hotels because I always stay in Airbnbs, but I know the city well and can give you two "with character" recommendations that are more affordable than the Grande Bretagne Hotel (4 to 5 times cheaper) and who seem to be unknown to RS regulars.

The Acropolis Select Hotel

https://www.acropoliselect.gr/

and the Acropolis Hill Hotel

https://www.acropolishill.gr/

Both are well located and have a roof top restaurant bar with a view of the Acropolis.

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We stayed at Plaka Hotel. The location was fantastic. The rooftop bar and restaurant were wonderful. The breakfast was also great. The rooms were fine - maybe a little small and dated, but beds were comfortable and we had a small balcony. We weren't staying in the rooms much other than sleeping in any case. We didn't have any issues with noise.

https://www.plakahotel.gr/

Posted by
39 posts

AVA Hotel. or the AthensWas. Both small, boutique, excellent locations. Offering Acropolis view rooms. The AVA is a our go to for years now.

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Thank you all! A cautionary tale: virtually all of these (except the two luxury spots) were completely booked for the weekend I wanted in May. Ended up booking the Acropolis Stay Hotel, which gets good reviews on Trip Advisor. FIngers crossed!