“Showcasing contemporary art and gadgetry, a mecca for minimalists in swanky Kolonaki, Athens’ top shopping district”
The focus throughout the hotel is on no-fuss functionality with a designer edge - wooden floors, angular furnishings in grey and black, and adjustable lighting. Ceilings are covered in giant black and white aerial photographs of Athens, so you can lie back and plan your route for the day.
The Standard Rooms are compact, but beds are big enough to bask in, with crisp white sheets and soft grey blankets. Desks double as vanity units with fold-away lap-top mirrors, and built-in wardrobes provide ample storage space. Cream bathrooms with sandblasted glass doors have great power showers, plus bathrobes, slippers and luxury cosmetics. Superior Rooms are similar, with sliding doors opening onto a tiny balcony.
If you check into one of the 4 Junior Suites, you also get a bathtub, an open-plan seating area, and a larger walled balcony. Top of the range (and the building) is the split-level Penthouse Suite, whose pièce de résistance is a glass-walled outdoor Jacuzzi with a bird's-eye view of the Acropolis - an enviable spot for a soak.
The hotel's restaurant, PiBox, has opened since our last visit, but we hear great reports. Open until midnight, the informal, industrial-style space (black metal chairs, grey tables) is rather austere, but it's softened by shelves stacked with colourful jars of olives, bottles of wine and cans of olive oil (if you aren't feeling hungry, the sight of them will certainly whip up your appetite). Michelin-starred chef Christoforos Perskias has a created a modern Mediterranean menu focusing on Greek dishes with an Asian twist, and the cocktails are top-notch.
Breakfast is served from 7-11am. It's included in the rates and is a cut above what you'd normally expect, with a range of à la carte cooked options and excellent espressos, as well as a continental buffet of breads, pastries, fruit, cereals and preserves.
If you want to eat out, Kolonaki is packed with options, from upmarket tavernas to sushi bars, French delis to Italian trattorias. You'll also find countless cafés for quick pitstops or long, lazy coffees.
Children are welcome at the hotel, though it's more of an adult hang-out. Extra (folding) beds can be placed in the Junior Suites, and cots can be added to all rooms. Babysitting can be arranged on request.
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking