Bliss in Athens: A Night in New Hotel

In: Destinations, Greece

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.

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 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!

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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!


Travel-obsessed girl making her way around the world via standby tickets. Thanks to a family member's job in the commercial airline industry, I can fly almost anywhere essentially for free! So far this year, I've visited four continents with no plans to stop anytime soon. I'm always looking for new adventures and places to explore. Follow me as I go!


  • Joella

    October 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

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


  • Allison

    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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