New Hotel, Athens – Boutique style, Big Hospitality

The New Hotel is certainly aptly named for now, only opened in July of 2011 near Constitution Square in Athens. When I visited it had been open just four months.

Boutique surroundings in the New Hotel in Athens capital city of Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Boutique surroundings

First impressions are of a very stylish boutique hotel, with some very cool artistic touches around the lobby area and in the rooms. The reception team were both professional and friendly and this remained the case throughout my stay. Whenever passing through they were always welcoming and on several occasions when some assistance was needed it was professional, useful and provided with a smile.

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View looking across the busy Athens street

This hotel is part of the Yes!Hotels group, and was designed by Humberto and Fernando Campana who have tastefully blended Brazilian flair with a Greek theme. Looking around the lobby and nearby coffee shop, restaurant and bar there are interesting design concepts throughout.

The pillars interspersed around the communal area are particularly interesting, old furniture from the previous hotel has been broken down, recycled and the pieces ‘pasted’ to the pillars. It provides an environmentally friendly and pleasing aesthetic appeal to the lobby area.

Rooms are sumptuously furnished with every item being handpicked to blend with the overall feel of the hotel. Chairs, lampshades, almost everything is individual and most has been handmade complimenting the boutique style.

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Yet another view of Athens

It is impossible to question the quality of a hotel that kits out its bathroom with Clarins toiletries!

The location of the hotel makes it easy to get around the city, the Metro system which I made use of is close by, it appeared efficient and is easy to navigate.

If driving however it can be a little problematic, the one way system requires navigating the narrow back streets to gain access to the hotel. There is not any hotel parking either, although they do have partnerships with the two nearest car parks.

Being located in the heart of the city, the view maybe expected to be less than pretty. The balcony overlooks the main street but there are a few attractive buildings opposite, which make up for this.

Buffet area in the New Hotel in the Greek capital of Athens on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Buffet area Image Yes hotels Library

Seventy nine rooms in total; they are luxuriously stylish and comfortable as would be expected. A sliding door provides access to the balcony and is sound proofed against the sound of the busy street below, so too much noise cannot be blamed for any lack of sleep.

The focus of the hotel is understandably its excellent coffee shop which serves as the restaurant and bar later in the day. This provides an excellent breakfast in the morning, coffee and light bites during the day and a convivial atmosphere for enjoying a pleasant meal and drink in the evening. An menu extensive is of high quality as well as offering some great wine choices. Those looking to sample the nightlife of Athens can get in the mood with a mojito or other cocktail from the bar.

The choice of bread with any meal whenever dining is exceptional and it is all baked in house.

The New Hotel is undoubtedly in the high-end of the accommodation market in the greek captital. However the stylish decor and personal touch provided by its friendly staff set it apart from other large sometimes ‘faceless’ hotels chains.

I would happily stay here again when returning to Athens and this is best recommendation any traveller can make about accommodation choices.

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6 Responses to “New Hotel, Athens – Boutique style, Big Hospitality”

  1. Ellie January 19, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Hi Iain. Thanks for sharing the views of the interior. I’m sure I speak for all when I say it would be great to see some pics of the outside of the hotel and the surrounding neighborhood.

    Ellie
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  2. Sheril Benedict January 9, 2012 at 4:25 am #

    wow the interior decor is great in the first pic !! But the hotel from outside looks different from the first pic .. oh i think this hotel targets high profile customers ??
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    • Iain January 9, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      Hey Sheril, the interior of the whole hotel is fantastic, but there are not any images on the page of the exterior of the hotel, just views from my balcony.

  3. Dayna January 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm #

    The views alone would tempt me to stay there! I can’t wait to stay at some of these places when we arrive in Greece in a few months, thanks for sharing.
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    • Iain January 9, 2012 at 12:01 am #

      Glad you enjoyed them Dayna and so jealous you’re getting to visit Greece soon. If you need any further tips on accommodation let me know, I hope you have a large budget if staying at these places though! If you’re really looking for a great view in Athens the Hilton has a great view of the Parthenon and Acropolis as seen in the Greek roadtrip posts.

      • Dayna January 9, 2012 at 12:06 am #

        Well, it will be several months, but we’re very excited. Heading to Turkey for awhile first! We are budget travelers usually, but when we see a hotel or two that is worth our while… we definitely splurge! We’ll be in touch when our visit gets closer, definitely!
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