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Arion Resort and Spa

At a Glance

    Pros

  • best-of-the-best luxury
  • relaxing setting
  • beautiful views
  • wide range of modern facilities on offer

    Cons

  • high prices for food and drink
  • high speed internet in rooms costs 15 euros per day
  • far from Athens and the free shuttle doesn't run very often
  • daily use of spa pool is also charged extra

Arion Resort and Spa Review

In 2006 U.S. hotel giant Starwood Hotels took over the management of Vouliagmeni's 80-acre prestigious Astir Palace complex, the hotel gem on a peninsula owned by the National Bank of Greece, and back then its update of the three-hotel complex, which flaunts stunning views that continue to draw high-profile customers—from European dignitaries to rock stars—and included a new Nobu Matsuhisa restaurant, made waves: today, however, this design make-over seems a bit dated with some public areas a bit "tired," but generally this hotel, and its Westin Athens mate, are both well-maintained. Guest rooms have light-color wood furniture, sparkling white linens, a soothing decor, and jaw-dropping perks—like some glass bathroom walls that overlook the sea. You can spend the day on one of Arion Resort's private sandy beaches or pools or opt for the sweetly scented spa with a therapy pool that gazes out to the sea. Everyone books a table at the world-renowned Japanese restaurant Nobu Matsuhisa, which perches on a pine-clad cliff. Starwood also transformed the Astir complex's former Nafsika hotel into the 160-room The Westin Athens (the third hotel, the W, is set for opening in 2013), with more-minimalist room decor and facilities like a water-sports center, a kid's club, and a swimming area that is half pool, half sea. Down by the water, the Astir beach is a favorite of cosmopolitan Athenians. Apart from swimming and sunbathing on plush daybeds you will also enjoy the water sports and the minimal aesthetics of the beach facilities. Hotel guests have open access across both the Westin and Arion.

    Hotel Details

  • 153 rooms, 76 bungalows, 9 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-17-2011

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