NEW Hotel

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The NEW Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Athens, within an easy walk of iconic attractions such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Designed by Brazilian architectural duo, Humberto and Fernando Campana, the hotel is inspired by the urban vibrancy and contemporary art of Sao Paulo, and makes extensive use of recycled and upcycled wood and metal. It also offers top-notch international food, a creative spa and unbeatable views over Athens from the rooftop Art Lounge.
Perfect forStyle-conscious travellers seeking a modern stay in historic Athens.
In the knowThe hotel pays tribute to its past by using repurposed materials from the Olympic Palace, the hotel which formerly stood on this site.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Chic Design
  • Setting & Views
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The NEW Hotel’s location offers the best of both worlds. On one side is the bustling museums district, meaning many of the city’s historical and cultural attractions are within easy walking distance. On the other is the serene National Garden, a beautiful space of landscaped lawns, paths and palm trees.

Rooms at NEW Hotel

The rooms and suites have an eye-catching contemporary design, including natural materials, alongside an extensive use of jagged, jigsaw-like shapes and mirrored walls. They feature tailor-made furniture, contemporary handcrafted pieces, solid bamboo floors and floor-to-ceiling windows with street views. The bathrooms have a slightly industrial-chic feel, with hammered copper sinks and fittings, while there are some nods to traditional culture if you look close enough – decorative blue wall lights strongly resemble thenazar amulets traditionally used to ward off the evil eye.

All rooms have TVs and music systems, and you’ll get good night’s sleep here - despite the hotel’s central location, light and noise aren’t an issue, thanks to blackout blinds and soundproof windows.

Food & Drink

The main restaurant, New Taste, pays tribute to Brazilian favelas in its eye-catching design, but the food is a broadly Mediterranean affair. Be sure to make it for breakfast – there’s a Parisian chef in charge of the superb breads and pastries, produced by the hotel’s in-house bakery, while you’ll also have the chance to try traditional Greek breakfast foods such as strapatsada, a delicious egg and tomato dish. For food with a view, head to the rooftop Art Lounge – also a great place for an evening cocktail.


The spa is as stylish a space as the rest of the hotel, but less predictable is its creative menu of treatments. Phyto-marine therapies use mineral rich mud and seaweed to drain toxins from your lymphatic system, while a seashell massage uses heated tiger clams from the South Pacific. There’s even an aromatherapy treatment which claims to combat jet lag. Suitably refreshed, head for a workout at the high-tech gym, where you’ll find weights and cardio equipment.

Activities at NEW Hotel

Thanks to its central location, the NEW Hotel is well placed for exploring Athens' main attractions, with Constitution Square just 200 metres down the road, historic sights nearby and an abundance of shops, galleries and museums on your doorstep.

Culture vultures will love the hotel’s location, right in the heart of things and a stone’s throw from several famous monuments. These include Hadrian’s Arch, built for the Roman emperor almost 1,000 years ago; the Ancient Agora of Athens, a millennia-old meeting space; and, most iconic of all, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Once you’ve had your fill of ancient history, make for the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), the only institution of its kind in Greece.

Best time to go

Best time to travel

Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Best time to go

Hotel location

The NEW Hotel is around 40 minutes’ drive west of Athens International Airport.

More places to stay in Athens & Southern Mainland Greece


call us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your perfect trip

Make an enquiry

© 2022 Exsus Travel. Experts in luxury tailor-made holidays.

Exsus Travel Limited t/a Exsus Travel. Registered in England and Wales at this address: 1 Burwood Place, London, W2 2UT. Company No. 3385363. VAT No. 719-221840.

Book with confidence.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
We are a member of ABTA (ABTA No. Y6561) which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. For package holidays that do not include flights we provide financial protection for you money by way of a bond held by ABTA. We provide financial protection for your money.

International Passenger Protection (IPP)

All passengers booking with Exsus Travel Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies received by us, including repatriation costs and arrangements, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your single service travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Exsus Travel Ltd

Exsus Travel Ltd has taken out an insurance provided by International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP) with Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe SE (LMIE) trading as Liberty Specialty Markets, a member of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group. LMIE's registered office: 5-7 rue Leon Laval, L-3372, Leudelange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Registered Number B232280 (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés). LMIE is a European public limited liability company and is supervised by the Commissariat aux Assurances and licensed by the Luxembourg Minister of Finance as an insurance and reinsurance company. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Exsus Travel Ltd

In the event of our insolvency please make contact as soon as practically possible giving full details of what has happened quoting the name of your Travel Operator:

IPP Claims at Sedgwick
Telephone: +44 (0)345 266 1872
or online at