NEW Hotel

This brand new design hotel stands in a prominent central city location, 200 m from Syntagma Square. With free Wi-Fi throughout the property, New Hotel houses a Mediterranean restaurant and a fitness area. {Booking now here}

Designed by award-winning Brazilian designers the Campana Brothers, 79-room and non-smoking New Hotel is a member of Design Hotels of the world. The New Hotel was formerly the Olympic Palace Hotel and while strikingly modern in design today, original features have been retained, including the 1940s black marble staircase. {Booking now here}

Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, bamboo floors and tables.The impressive bathrooms have solid brass washbasins. LCD TVs are standard.

New Hotel is walking distance of the main sights; the Roman ruins of Plaka, the Acropolis and its new museum, the stylish cafe and boutique shopping district of Kolonaki, and the business zone.

The New Hotel is a 45-minute metro ride to the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Private parking is available and charges are applicable. {Booking now here}

It’s not so new any more, but this 2011 design hotel still packs a punch. The Brazilian Campana brothers have injected their signature favela chic and sense of humour into what was once a derelict downtown spot.

Old furniture is upcycled in inspired ways, as in the lobby walls, which are clad in splintered chairs and tables. It’s all slightly mad, from the trippy, bronze-mirrored bathrooms to the hybrid chairs that look like giant marshmallows. Unfailingly professional staff are in the know about the latest designers to buy and restaurants to try.

But the food here is so good that locals come for the weekend brunch with Croque Monsieur and Greek-style Bloody Marys, as well as sassy cocktails at the rooftop restaurant, which doubles as an art library. Very postmodern yet surprisingly fun. {Booking now here}

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