Which Marriott Bonvoy hotel is the best in Athens? We have already reviewed the best hotel executive club lounges in Athens and the best luxury hotels in Athens, now we look at the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Athens.
There’s plenty of choice within the Marriott brand within Greece including top brands like the Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott as well as mid-range brands like their Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and their Westin collections.
Ritz-Carlton hotels are often some of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in an area. They also tend to offer the best club lounges. Interestingly, you can get a bunch of free benefits at the Ritz if you book it via our luxury travel concierge if you decide this is the hotel brand for you. Sadly, there is no Ritz-Carlton in Athens but there is an absolutely amazing Four Seasons hotel in Athens.
Even if you are an avid collector of Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points, I urge you to try this fantastic hotel, if just for the night. It is not actually in the city center. It is on the coast with a beautiful and iconic beach, and yet is just 30 minutes drive from the airport so has the best of both worlds.
If you want to book any luxury Marriott Bonvoy or any other hotel, use our luxury travel concierge. Our agents offer exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit, and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental and more… for the same price as the hotel’s own websites. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits if you book with us.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels if you book via our luxury travel concierge include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
The Hotel Grande Bretagne, is one of the best luxury hotels in Athens. This historic landmark is situated within walking distance of the Acropolis. It is also part of A Luxury Collection which means you can earn and spend your Marriott Bonvoy hotel points here.
Established in 1874, this palatial hotel offers breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon. Featuring opulent artwork and precious antiques, this hotel has hosted esteemed personalities and heads of states who have experienced the renowned Royal Suite as well as the exclusive Butler Service.
Hotel Grande Bretagne indulges guests with deluxe guestrooms and suites, two distinctive restaurants, two swimming pools, and the multi-awarded GB Spa. Guestrooms feature sumptuous fabrics, original artwork, and restored antiques from Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
The indoor and outdoor swimming pools are particularly good for cooling down after exploring Athens.
The Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, does not have an executive club lounge or floor, however, it offers butler personalized service.
Guests booking rooms and suites on the designated sixth and seventh Butler floor, as well as all-suite guests, can savor the exceptional privileges associated with the Butler Service.
With an expedited private check-in on the sixth floor, guests will be personally greeted by the Front Office Manager and dedicated team, assisted with immediate needs, and offered a welcome refreshment.
The private concierge service, associated with the Butler floor, is on hand to share unrivaled knowledge of all things Athens-related. The team has an impressive network of contacts and enriching experiences, from organizing special event tickets, and private city tours via limousine or helicopter, to accessing exclusive art collections and bespoke dinners served against the backdrop of the Acropolis.
2. King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
Located in the center of Athens since 1930, King George , a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens represents the absolute essence of a fascinating boutique hotel. This is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 7 hotel so you can spend and earn your loyalty points here.
The hotel features 102 rooms and suites and incomparable views of the Parthenon. Rooms and suites are surrounded by eclectic furnishings and the warmth of the finest quality natural wood floors.
Accessed via a private elevator, the ninth-floor Penthouse Suite comprises a private outdoor pool overlooking the famed Acropolis.
Located on the seventh floor, the Tudor Hall Restaurant features neoclassical décor, unrivaled views of the Acropolis, Modern Greek cuisine, and signature cocktails.
The inviting environment of the King George is manifested at every turn, especially in the outstanding and personalized service.
3. Athens Marriott Hotel
The newly renovated Athens Marriott Hotel is a Marriott Bonvoy rewards category 5 hotel and is located on the bustling artery of Syngrou Avenue, opposite the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, which houses the national Opera and the Library.
The newly renovated rooms and suites are outfitted with plush pillow top bedding, sofa beds, spa-inspired bathrooms, and features such as wall-mounted HD, LED 49 inch TVs, modern workspaces, and contemporary artwork.
The M Club executive rooms give you access to the M Club executive lounge. Enjoy free breakfast, evening light bites, and drinks including free beer and wine in the lounge.
Enjoy your lunch or dinner at the Made in Athens restaurant with ingredients made from premium Greek products or enjoy a drink at the E&O restaurant and bar overlooking the Acropolis, the Aegean Sea, the Opera. In between activities, stay active at the well-equipped fitness center or walk to the Stavros Niarchos Park where can discover jogging paths and biking trails.
4. New Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™
Located across from the city’s vibrant green National Gardens, and just steps away from Athens’ public transport, including the Syntagma metro station and a bus stop that links you directly to the Athens International Airport, NEW Hotel is a stylish 79 room boutique hotel that feels young and chic. Highlights of this luxury hotel include exciting and unique interior decor, a cool rooftop bar and restaurant, and a grand Penthouse Suite.
NEW Hotel in Athens city is the first-ever hotel project of the award-winning designer duo, Fernando and Humberto Campana. YES! Hotels commissioned the Brazilian brothers for their eco-sensitive ethos and the use of contemporary handicraft practices and local idioms. Drawn to their specific language, which in turn draws from urban street life, contemporary art, and the Sao Paulo favela culture, Joannou gave them absolute freedom to dream.
The result is an intriguing 79-room establishment, an exquisite 5-star hotel in Athens center where every public space and every floor has been creatively re-NEW-ed to include remnants of the former Olympic Palace Hotel. The interiors are simply outstanding, the unusual custom-made furniture and handmade fixtures make guests feel as if they live and breathe in a major art installation refined by luxury in Athens city center.
Savor fine culinary proposals at NEW Taste restaurant, inspired by the iconic favela, and enjoy the most incredible panoramic views of Athens at the rooftop Art Lounge while relaxing with a cocktail. Recharge your body and soul with NEW Sense Treatments and do business in style at the NEW meeting rooms on the mezzanine floor.
6. Semiramis Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™
Semiramis Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™ dazzles with a display of lollipop colors and organically shaped furniture, alongside a rotating collection of contemporary fine art, handpicked by owner and art collector Dakis Joannou.
Semiramis is a feast for the eyes for any guest, with works by Tim Noble, Sue Webster, or Jeff Koons adorning the walls and representing the best of contemporary art. With an extra element of cheekiness, guests are encouraged to play with Rashid’s device for communicating with the outside world.
Instead of the boring “Do Not Disturb” signs, he offers electronic message boards, which guests can personalize from their in-room keyboards. He describes his overall view of Semiramis as, “an intimate hotel that focuses on positive energy, heightened experiences, culture, design, and art. Semiramis is a place for new contemporary experiences – to enjoy, relax, work, and engage a new memorable experience unlike any other or anywhere else in the world.”
7. Academia of Athens, Autograph Collection
Drawing inspiration from time-honored Athenian wisdom, Academia of Athens, Autograph Collection offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your visit to Greece’s capital city.
Perfectly situated in the heart of Athens’ most renowned shopping district and within walking distance of the Acropolis and other legendary destinations, this boutique hotel offers a modern interpretation of Plato’s Academy, designed to awaken the senses.
You’ll find yourself entranced by our elegant decor, which echoes ancient Greek architecture, in addition to the stunning contemporary design elements that exist throughout our luxury hotel.
Every one of the 60 hotel rooms provides all you need to unwind after a day of excitement. Enjoy boutique amenities like a heated pool, a stylish lobby lounge, world-class fine dining at Symposium Restaurant, and a luxury spa. Experience a distinctive blend of historic charm, intellectual creativity, and contemporary comfort at Academia of Athens, Autograph Collection.
8. Periscope, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™
Periscope, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™ is located high above the upmarket shopping streets of Kolonaki, Dakis Joannou’s art-filled Periscope urges visitors to explore their thoughts on modern-day surveillance.
There are 22 refreshingly minimal guest rooms and suites, including a penthouse with an open-air hot tub and 360° views of the city. Periscope’s rooms possess a minimalist aesthetic that exudes tranquility. All rooms feature wooden floors, are soundproof, and have Simmons mattresses as well as glass-encased showers with modern fixtures and fittings. Understated luxury defines the décor, where modern interiors meet the latest technology.
9. Fresh Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™
Fresh Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels™ is one of the cheapest Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Athens with a super rooftop swimming pool. It offers an electrifying medley of sleek design fused with the ancient splendor of Athens.
Each of the 133 rooms comes with punches of color, as well as furniture and fittings from designers such as Philippe Starck and Zaha Hadid. While the landmark Air Lounge Bar is complete with a rooftop pool, a wooden deck, and olive trees, the latest addition “ArtWall” brings together contemporary local artists to create an urban visual dialogue in the hotel.
The majority of rooms and suites offer vivid views of the iconic streets of Athens. The Standard Room features either twin beds or a queen-size bed, while the Executive Room and the Suite offer a queen-size bed. The Executive Room also boasts a private deck veranda, an additional sofa bed, and many have views of the Acropolis, while the Suite comprises a bedroom and separate living room with a home cinema and a private
10. Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens
Ok, I know you are going to shout at me “this is not a Marriott Bonvoy hotel”. You are right, but if you are a luxury traveler, you must try it. The dramatic new Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is easily one of the best hotels in Athens. It is located on the newly revived Athens Riviera, on the end of a pine-covered peninsula in Vouliagmeni. Read on to find out just how great this hotel is.
The eclectic and dynamic nature of Athens stretches from the city’s center to its sun-kissed coastline and Blue Flag beaches. Amid the surroundings of nature and the deep blue sea, visitors can experience an entirely different pace along the Athenian Riviera. Families looking for a holiday that can be both fun-filled and educational, and couples who are beginning or renewing their lives together, can now do this in one of the world’s most romantic destinations.
Four Seasons offers the best of both worlds: a laid-back seaside escape just 30 minutes from the historical city center. Discover the wonders of ancient civilization at the Acropolis, then return to Four Seasons to unwind and relax.
Located in the former legendary Astir Palace, a convenient 30 minutes from the airport, this 1960s landmark is an iconic destination that has welcomed VIPs, from foreign leaders to film stars. The secluded private beach inside the complex was the beach that Brigitte Bardot famously posed for photographers in her pink bikini in 1969.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens offers three private beaches strung together by a thousand foot (300 meters) boardwalk, three pools (free-form family pool, sleek infinity pool, an indoor lap pool), five tennis courts, myriad watersports from windsurfing to sea kayaking plus a sunset sail every evening, an onsite basketball court and a golf club just steps away, extensive trails for jogging and walking, a fully-supervised complimentary Kids for All Seasons program housed in its own facility, boat access, and even a helipad – in the words of Hotel Manager Panagiotis Sopiadis, “need we say more?”
“If you’ve ever had to make the tough decision between staying in Athens or going to an island resort, Four Seasons Astir Palace has it covered in one seaside destination.”
Dining at Four Seasons: An International Tour Begins with Contemporary Greek Cuisine. Helmed by Executive Chef Bertrand Valegeas who brings more than a quarter century’s experience in kitchens all over the world, the Hotel’s culinary offering is as diverse as Greek culture.
Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens also offers the lobby gathering place Astron Lounge and Terrace for light fare, afternoon tea, and cocktails; the elegant Avra Lounge and Terrace; and the Hotel’s homage to the Astir Palace’s golden age at Aristotle’s cigar and cognac lounge. Four Seasons also offers chairside food and beverage service at its outdoor pools and beaches.
The Spa at Four Seasons offers a comprehensive menu of treatments and services attuned to modern life. The Fountain House is their hydrotherapy zone inspired by ancient Greek traditions updated in state-of-the-art facilities that include an aroma steam grotto, hammam, vitality pool, and chill showers. Experienced spa-goers will delight in their innovative, results-oriented treatments, while those in serious need of relaxation and pampering will be very well taken care of.
Housed in two distinct buildings and a collection of private bungalows, accommodation options at Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel range from light-filled rooms and suites to ultra-exclusive garden cottages.
At Arion with its modernist architecture and retro-chic design, guests will find a laid-back vibe expressed in breezy rooms and suites. Four of the Hotel’s restaurants and lounges are also here, along with the Spa and indoor pool.
At Nafsika, azure sea views dominate every room and suite – including some with private pools. The social hub Avra Lounge and Terrace is here along with two other restaurants, the fitness center, and several luxury boutiques.
For guests seeking more space and privacy, and perhaps a little nostalgia, Four Seasons offers The Bungalows, originally built in the early 1960s, and now reborn with a fresh look and up-to-date amenities for today’s travelers.
Book a stay here, or any of the other hotels above, with our luxury travel concierge for exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit, and VIP gifts.
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