Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Hotels to stay at in Athens.


Athens is the capital of Greece and an ancient city with lots of history and culture. In March I had the opportunity to visit Athens with my blogger friend Heidi Roberts who blogs at kitchentalksandtravels. We often travel together, last year we went to Create. You can read about my Create adventures here.

On this recent trip to Athens, we had the opportunity to stay at three different hotels in different locations. It allowed me to enjoy the central Athens and the Athenian Riviera.We spent three nights at the Kubic, two nights at the Athenian Riviera Hotel and 1 night at the Villa Orion


Kubic Athens Smart Hotel  (Agiou Konstantinou 26, Athens 104 37/Tel: +30 21 1402 1695) is the first smart hotel in Athens. The hotel is conveniently situated near the metro station Omonia making it easy to get into central Athens for sightseeing and dining out.


The Kubic is a very modern hotel, it’s bright and airy with a contemporary décor. The hotel has a reception area, lots of sitting and working area and a fully stocked bar too. Breakfast is served next door in the adjacent building and there is 24/7 room service available.

The bedrooms are standard sized and have a lovely open plan décor. They have ensuite shower only bathrooms, separate toilet and are modern in décor. All the rooms have a flat screen TV, free WI-FI and the smart-room technology. 


Each room has a tablet that controls the room ambience by adjusting the lightening, and you can turn on/off lights and change the colour to suit the mood, control the TV and close and open the blinds using the tablet. I loved this facility as everything was so easy to control at my fingertips. There is a safe in the room as well so that you can restassured all your valueables are safe.


In the room there is also an Alexa type control called “AskMike” which is super handy for finding out local information, weather, get tips and hints and also play music. Its something the hotel is trialing and I must say it was really fun playing with it.

In addition to these smart gadgets the Kubic also has in their bedrooms a smartphone that has WI FI and data. Guests are encouraged to take the phones out and use the free data and make both local and international calls. Having the smart phone was super handy especially when we were out and needed to call for taxis, use maps and navigation and get tourist information. This also meant that all my international calls home were absolutely free!! Now that is a great saving in its self.


The Kubic has lifts to all the floors and you can also reach the roof terrace via a staircase from the top floor. The views from the terrace are really gorgeous and there is a lovely open area to enjoy a drink or two.


Buffet style breakfast is plentiful with a large choice of continental and cooked foods as well as cold meats, fruits, cereals, breads and cakes. Our stay at the Kubic was really comfortable and I would highly recommend it as it’s the perfect location for visiting the sights in Central Athens

We also stayed at the Athenian Riviera Hotel (Danais 7, Vouliagmeni nr Athens 16672/Tel: +30 21 0890 0000) It is situated outside of central Athens near the town of Vouliagmeni and is closer to the beach. The hotel is set in a quiet residential area, only a short taxi ride from Eliniko station and in only a five minute walk away from the beach. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and a mini outdoor swimming pool area with sun loungers.


The rooms are well furnished with traditional style decor. There is free WI FI, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, en suite shower and toilet. Room service, laundry service and a safe is also available. All the room have a terrace/ balcony so that you can sit out on them.
Breakfast is also plentiful with a large choice of continental and cooked foods as well as cold meats, fruits, cereals, breads and cakes. The hotel restaurant also offers lunch and dinner. We did eat in the hotel restaurant on both nights of our stay and the meal was very enjoyable.


Staying at the Athenian Riviera was very relaxing and we enjoyed the serenity and the calmness of the hotel and its surroundings. I would highly recommend it if you want a quiet hotel to say at near to the beach. Getting into Central Athens will take a 20 minute taxi ride or a few stops on the Metro.

Our last night we stayed at the Villa Orion (4 Ioanni Metaxa, Voula 16673/Tel: +30 21 0895 8000). This is a clean and comfortable hotel in a residential area in Voula. The rooms are standard sized with an ensuite shower and toilet. The décor is of traditional style, the beds were comfortable too. The rooms have a TV and free Wi-Fi. There is a small a bar and an outside garden with seating.

There is a complimentary Continental breakfast and Room service is available 24/7.


The tram and bus stops are just 50 yards away from Villa Orion Hotel, allowing guests to reach the International Airport and the Piraeus port within 25 minutes.
The staff are very helpful and pleasant, this made our stay was very comfortable. The room rates are very a reasonable making it an affordable hotel to stay at.

We had a complimentary stay at the Kubic and The Athenian Riveria Hotel, all views and opinions are of my experience of the stay.

You can read more about my Athens travels in the posts below:




20 comments:

  1. Athens is on my wishlist as I really want to visit all the ruins. The Kubic Athens Smart Hotel sounds like where I'd stay as I always tend to stay in the middle of things x

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    1. The Kubic is very convenient and has a good cental location fot all sight seeing.

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  2. Oh wow what a lovely hotel! This looks like a great place to stay in Athens and very conveniently placed too.

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  3. The Athenian Riveria Hotel looks more lovely of the three, I stayed outside Athens near the port and had a lovely time.

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    1. The Athenian Riveria is great if you want abeach location. Its very calm and peaceful.

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  4. They all look like fab places to stay, but I love the look of the Kubic the most! It looks so vibrant and uplifting, plus all the gadgets!! I'd love that!

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    1. I loved all the gadgets at the Kubic. Especially the tablet.

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  5. What a fab trip you must have had, it's good to try out some different places to stay, thanks for the recomendations. Mich x

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  6. What a great experience - will definitely reference this when I make it to Athens!

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    1. You will love the break, its so lovely and you can do Athens in a long weekend too.

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  7. What a wonderful experience Nayna, 3 totally different styled hotels. I can't imagine having a smart hotel in Kenya with all its power problems. Hoping we'll be able to visit Greece next year.

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  8. Very useful post for those travelling to Athens.

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  9. The Athenian Riviera Hotel looks like my kinda place to stay. Athens is on my list of places I'd love to visit before I die, so I'll definitely be keeping this hotel in mind :)

    Louise x

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  10. Thank you so much for this, we are considering a trip to Greece for the summer so I've bookmarked this! I would love to take the kids back to Athens.

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  11. I would love to explore Athens one day. These hotels look lovely for a relaxed stay in Athens.

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  12. I haven’t yet been to Athens but my husband travels there frequently for work. I should accompany him next time.

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  13. It looks like you had an amazing visit to Athens. I have been to lots of the Greek Islands but never the capital

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