Bliss in Athens: A Night in New Hotel

If you caught my last Greece post, you’ll know that my friend and I stayed in a Naxos guest house for next to nothing (25 Euro per night for both of us!) Not only was it a steal, but it was a comfortable stay! However, our cute seaside studio- as lovely as it was-couldn’t compare to our plash stay at Athen’s New Hotel.

This off-beat 5-star design hotel in the heart of Syntagma is the perfect home base for exploring Athens – assuming you ever want to leave the room, that is. The hotel is close to Plaka, and our room’s view offered a glimpse of the Acropolis.

 Designed by the Brazilian designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana, this hotel is both innovative and unusual in all the right ways.From the repurposed furniture adorning the main floor’s walls to the handmade mural designed in tribute to Greek’s shadow theatre, this is no ordinary design hotel.



 Each room features a unique design, so I wanted to showcase them all!Our room was the pink room featured above with the  gold wall art. The metal installations were inspired by Greek mythology. Design elements paying homage to Greece’s history can be found throughout the hotel.

Great design wasn’t the only thing New Hotel got right though – the food was divine! From the handmade chocolates and fresh fruits always on offer in the lobby to the macaroons delivered to our room, everything was amazing!

Their breakfast buffet is to die for as well. I couldn’t help but indulge in some Greek yogurt since we were in Athens after all! However, their selection is huge, so you’re sure to find something to suit your palette!


The great restaurant service doesn’t stop on the ground floor though. New Hotel’s rooftop bar offers stunning views of Athens and a large cocktail menu.

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You can learn more about Yes Hotels and their collection of quirky design properties here.

Thank you to New Hotel for graciously hosting our Athens stay! While our visit was complimentary, all opinions are always my own!

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    October 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Oh wow- what a cool place, Allison! Looks like my kind of hotel!

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      October 13, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Joella! It was much more plush than what I’m used to, but it was a major highlight of our stay in Athens!

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    March 25, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Hi! What a fantastic ‘artsy’ place! I love those columns – made out of small doors? We are a family of 4 heading to Athens in June. We have two kids who will be 11 an 13 at the time. Would you think this place is family friendly? Thanks!

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      March 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks, Natalie! I loved the decor as well! The columns actually seemed to be wood salvaged from furniture and doors. I saw a few families with kids at the hotel, and definitely think it would be family friendly, even though it doesn’t seem to be their target demographic.

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