Fresh Hotel, Athens

This centrally located Design Hotel offers sleek minimalist rooms at affordable prices. It is a favourite with tourists visiting the city for a weekend break thanks to it’s accessibility, competitive room prices, aesthetic qualities and superior facilities.

The modern hotel is decorated with bursts of bright colour and features pieces by Philippe Starck and Zaha Hadid. The exterior is a striking shade of pink and inside the 133 bedrooms are themed in different hues. The rooms are tastefully designed and subtly luxurious. Our room was an executive room on the eighth floor, overlooking the rooftops of Athens. We had a comfortable queen sized bed, small living area with sofa bed (suitable for two young children), TV and desk. Being so high up, the room was particularly quiet. The mosaic floored bathroom had highlights of neon around the walls, a bath with shower, and toiletries by natural Greek beauty company Korres.

Before venturing out for some sightseeing, we stocked up from the breakfast buffet, a basic spread with a focus on healthy options, I loved the fresh orange juicer which created the sweetest juice.

On the top floor there is a rooftop bar and plunge pool for hotter days, with the Acropolis in the background. I noticed many guests enjoying the Air Lounge cafe, tucking into Greek salads and meze during the day, and sipping cocktails at night. For some culture the hotel has its own gallery on the ground floor showcasing artwork by local artists.

The Fresh is a cosmopolitan and creative hotel for inspired travellers, a great base for exploring both ancient and modern Athens.

P.S. The hotel owner, local Ada Yfanti, also runs the olive oil company Esti so make sure you try some whilst in the city.

More information on Fresh Hotel and book here.

Many thanks to the Greece Tourist Board for their help with this trip, more information here.

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