Hilton Hotel Athens Review: Timeless Elegance in the Heart of the Greek Capital

From the moment that you step inside the lobby of the Hilton Hotel in Athens, you are met with sophistication. From the marble flooring to the high ceilings laden with chandeliers, every inch of the entryway exudes effortless elegance.

This is a theme that is continued throughout the property as you make your way around the rooms, restaurants, and facilities. Whether visiting the Greek capital for business or as part of a cultural Athens itinerary, there truly is no better place to opt to stay and rest your head at the end of a long day.

Full Disclosure: High Heels & a Backpack was a guest of Hilton Hotel Athens. That said, all opinions contained within this article are my own.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
Property Highlights

There are several highlights of staying at the Hilton Hotel Athens. These give the property that certain je ne sais quoi that makes it stand out above other accommodation options. A handful of these is summarised below.

Executive and Honors Priveleges

Executive floor guests and Hilton Honors members can enjoy additional benefits including a private executive check-in. Additionally, they can enjoy access to the executive lounge.

The lounge serves complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the day. There is also a daily, complimentary happy hour between 6 and 8 pm.

Complimentary Spa Access for Certain Guests

All Hilton Honors and Executive-floor guests can enjoy unlimited, complimentary access to the on-site Hilton Spa. The spa boasts an indoor pool, a gym, and a hammam.

Other hotel guests can purchase day passes to access the spa facilities. The Hilton Spa offers a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary treatments.

You can find everything here. From massages and facials, to beauty treatments and romantic packages for couples. Reservations can be made in advance of your stay or on arrival at the Hilton Hotel Athens.

Don’t want to wander down to the spa for your treatment? No problem! A number of treatment options, including massages are available in the comfort of your room.

Friendly, Attentive Staff

The friendly staff can assist you in organising local tour guides and transportation around Athens and wider Greece. Complimentary maps and information booklets can be found at the Hilton reception.

Unwind at One of the World’s Best Rooftop Bars

Sip fruity cocktails and locally sourced wines overlooking the Acropolis from the rooftop Galaxy Bar & Lounge. This spot is widely regarded as being one of the best rooftop bars in Athens and, the world.

Location, Location, Location

The Hilton Hotels’ location is a perfect base for your Athens adventure. The Panathenaic Stadium, Syntagma Square, Plaka, and the Acropolis can all be reached within 10 minutes on foot, or by a 5-minute cab ride.

Indulgent Breakfast Included

An indulgent breakfast served daily in the Byzantino Lounge featuring live action cooking stations and delicacies from across the globe. Executive floor guests can opt to either dine at the Byzantino Lounge, or from a smaller breakfast selection at the Executive Lounge.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
The Rooms & Suites

The Hilton Hotel Athens boasts 506 rooms and suites. All of the rooms are tastefully decorated with modern furnishings and a neutral colour palette of beige and ivory shades.

Room Amenities

Each room at the Hilton Hotel Athens features a private balcony with views of either the city or of the Acropolis. The contemporary, modern rooms come equipped with virtually every amenity you could ever need. Each room and suite boasts a well-stocked mini-bar along with an array of complimentary teas, coffees, and mineral water.

Relaxing in your room at the end of the day is not a problem. Here you can watch entertainment from across the globe on your 45-inch wall-mounted plasma cable TV.

Bathrooms at the Hilton Hotel Athens

Depending on the specific room or suite selected, the spacious en-suite bathrooms boast luxurious walk-in rainforest showers and whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs. Fragrant Molton Brown toiletries can be found in all bathrooms. Once cleaned up, snuggle up in your plush complimentary robes and slippers.

Room Service

Room service is available 24 hours a day. Just browse through the menus provided and press 0 on your in-room phone to place an order with a hotel restaurant.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
The Restaurants

There are two excellent restaurants at the Hilton Hotel Athens: The Byzantino Restaurant, and the Galaxy Restaurant & Bar. Both are operated by nationally acclaimed chefs and are considered as being among the very best restaurants in Athens.

During the spring and summer months, the alfresco Oasis Pool Bar & Grill also operates. The bar serves an array of snacks, beverages, burgers, and Mediterranean dishes by the outdoor pool.

Byzantino Restaurant

The menu at the Byzantino Restaurant has been crafted by award winning Greek chefs. This establishment has been a popular rendezvous point for the Athenian elite for decades.

The restaurant serves up traditional classics with a contemporary twist. Think pasta masata from Folegandros prepared with marinated beef, black truffles, mushrooms and kefalotiri cheese.

Breakfast is served here between 6 am and 10 am daily. The restaurant is open to the general public for lunch and dinner.

The Galaxy Restaurant & Bar

The Hilton Hotel Galaxy Restaurant & Bar is as chic and glamorous as the clientele it attracts. It sits on the top floor of the premises and is a perfect choice for enjoying fine a la carte dining in Athens.

The menu options incorporate a diverse range of international flavours. Dinners here are best enjoyed in the accompaniment of Mediterranean wine pairings expertly selected by the hotel’s resident Sommelier.

After your meal, sit outside the Galaxy Bar and Lounge while indulging in unique Greek cocktails prepared by the master bartenders. Replace your old fashioned with a rakomelo sour, or try an “only in Greece” mastiha cocktail.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
The Location

The Hilton Hotel Athens boasts the perfect location. It is close enough to the city centre that the main Athens attractions can be reached within ten minutes. However, equally, it offers a more authentic Greece experience in an upscale neighborhood away from the crowds and the tourist traps.

Athens’ Hilton Neighbourhood

The Hilton Hotel Athens sits inside the Athenian neighbourhood of the same name. The Hilton neighbourhood boasts an array of excellent restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

For dinner in the vicinity of the hotel, Vassilenas restaurant is the obvious choice. This is an award-winning fine dining restaurant established in the 18th century and beloved by celebrities such as Sophia Loren and Winston Churchill.

Convenient Links to Central Athens and Beyond

Megaro Moussakis and Evangelissmos metro stations can both be reached within a five-minute walk from the hotel. They provide easy access to Central Athens, Athens International Airport, and other points of interest. For example, Piraeus port, glitzy Kifissia, and the Athens Riviera.

Stroll into Nearby Pagrati

For coffee, head into the quirky nearby Pagkrati neighbourhood, and for drinks, venture inside the glitzy CV Distiller whiskey bar.

Hilton Hotel Athens:
Room Rates & Availability

It is advisable to book your room at the Hilton Hotel Athens in advance of your intended travel dates, especially if visiting Athens during the peak summer season. Room rates vary between the high and low seasons. However, they typically start from around $200 per night.

For the latest room rates and availability click here.

Final Thoughts

Have any questions about this Hilton Athens hotel review or about Athens travel in general? I’ve lived in the Greek capital for the last three and a half years and would be happy to assist with any queries you have.

Feel free to ping me an email or drop me a comment below. Safe Travels! Melissa xo

Melissa Douglas

Melissa Douglas is a British Travel Writer and Blogger based in Athens, Greece. She writes for numerous high profile travel publications across the globe - including Forbes Travel Guide, Matador Network, The Times of Israel and The Huffington Post.

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