Best Historic Hotel
Built as a private mansion in 1842 and converted into a hotel in 1874, the Grande Bretagne has housed royalty, movie stars, government officials, diplomats, spies, secret agents, and even Hitler -- when it was the Nazi headquarters for 3 years -- and managed to survive to whisper its tales to new generations of visitors. The Grande Bretagne, Syntagma Square and across the street from the House of Parliament, remains a firsthand eyewitness to modern Greek history as well as the capital's leading luxury choice.
Best for Business Travelers
The concierge at the Hilton Hotel is one of the most skillful in Athens, well versed in procuring virtually anything a traveler could conceivably need during a trip to the Greek capital. There are 22 meeting rooms, ideal for conferences and events, and business function suites that can hold up to 1,300 delegates.
Best for a Romantic Getaway
The Margi -- it looks like a Moorish castle with its stone walls and outdoor arches -- is stylish, atmospheric, and undeniably romantic with its colonial-style decor, spacious rooms, sea vistas, and wonderful beach. The Asian-style candlelit pool bar and restaurant add the final touch.
The Astir Palace Hotel, on the Athenian coast, is in a series of bungalows in three hotels on 30 pine-clad hectares (75 acres), with swimming pools, seven well-regarded restaurants (including Matsuhisa Athens), exceptional sea vistas, and a private beach.
Most Relaxing Hotel
The Divani Apollon has picturesque gardens, towering palm trees, two large pools, a nice beach and a restaurant with seafront tables, and beautiful sea vistas from every room.
The Athens Gate Hotel -- across from the Temple of Olympian Zeus and a stone's throw from the Plaka, the sites, and the Metro -- has the best and most convenient location, plus spellbinding city and Acropolis views from its top-floor restaurant.
Best Budget Hotel
The Attalos, near Monastiraki Square, has been housing Frommer's readers comfortably and well -- for an affordable price -- for years. In a convenient location, its clean rooms are comfortable, the staff is accommodating and warm, and the top-floor cafe has beautiful Acropolis views.
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