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 – a theme that is continued throughout the property as you make your way around the rooms, restaurants and facilities.

This year, High Heels and a Backpack was invited to stay at one of the stunning executive suites at the hotel and to produce this Hilton Athens Hotel review. 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.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
Property Highlights

The highlights of the Hilton Athens hotel which give the property that certain je ne sais quoi that make it stand out above other accommodation options are summarised below.

  • Executive floor guests and Hilton Honors members can enjoy additional benefits including a private executive check-in.
  • After a long day of sightseeing, soak your cares away at the Hilton spa. Offering a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary treatment packages don’t miss the hammam bathhouse. 
  • 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.
  • 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 the world.
  • 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.
  • An indulgent breakfast served daily in the Byzantino lounge featuring live action cooking stations and delicacies from across the globe.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
The Rooms

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.

  • Executive floor guests can enjoy access to the executive lounge which serves complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the day, in addition to a complimentary happy hour between 6 and 8pm.
  • Each room features a private balcony with views of either the city or of the Acropolis.
  • Fragrant Molton Brown toiletries can be found in all bathrooms, in addition to plush complimentary robes and slippers.
  • All rooms come equipped with a well-stocked mini bar and 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.
  • Room service is available 24 hours a day. Just utilise the menus provided and press 0 on your in-room phone to place an order with a hotel restaurant.
  • Depending on the specific room or suite selected, the spacious en-suite bathrooms boast luxurious walk-in rainforest showers and whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs.

Hilton Hotel Athens Review:
The Restaurants

  • The menu at the Byzantino Restaurant has been crafted by award winning Greek chefs. A popular rendezvous point for the Athenian elite, 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.
  • For a light bite packed full of flavor, head to Milos Restaurant the Hilton Hotel’s resident taverna style eatery.
  • Breakfast is served between 6am and 10am daily at the Byzantino Lounge and the Executive Lounge.
  • Situated on the top floor of the Hilton Hotel, the Galaxy restaurant is an Athens institution and the obvious choice for enjoying fine a la carte dining in Athens. The menu options incorporate a diverse range of International flavors. Dinners here are best enjoyed in accompaniment of Mediterranean wine pairings expertly selected by the hotel’s resident Sommelier.
  • 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 Facilities

  • Hilton Hotel Athens guests can show off their breaststroke at the hotel’s indoor and outdoor pools – the latter being the perfect place to relax beneath the Mediterranean sun.
  • Hilton Honors and Executive floor guests can enjoy unlimited complimentary access to the on-site spa, gym and hammam.
  • A plethora of treatment packages are available at the Hilton Spa – 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.

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, yet equally it offers a more authentic Greece experience in an upscale neighborhood away from the crowds and the tourist traps.

  • Megaro Moussakis and Evangelissmos metro stations can both be reached within a five minute walk from the hotel for easy access to central Athens, Athens International Airport, and other points of interest such as Piraeus port, glitzy Kifissia, and the Athens Riviera.
  • The Hilton neighbourhood boasts an array of excellent restaurants, bars and coffee shops. For dinner outside the vicinity of the hotel, Vassilenas restaurant is the obvious choice – an award-winning eatery established in the 18th century and beloved by celebrities such as Sophia Loren and Winston Churchill.
  • 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, but typically start from $200 per night.

For the latest room rates and availability click here.

While High Heels and a Backpack collaborated with the Hilton Hotel, all thoughts and opinions contained herein are her own and honest. The photos and facilities speak for themselves. I strongly believe the Hilton Athens to be one of the best hotels in Athens.

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 two 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

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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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