Fodor's Expert Review The New Hotel

Filellinon 16, Athens, Attica, 10557, Greece Fodor's Choice

The cutting-edge New Hotel was heralded as an aesthetic triumph in the inner city's ever-changing landscape when it opened in 2011, and it has maintained its edge, attracting guests who still prefer something avant-garde. Part of the chain of Yes! hotels that has been masterminded by the celebrated modern art collector Dakis Ioannou, it's also the first large-scale interior design project ever undertaken by the noted architectural Campana brothers. Their personal stamp is evident as soon as you enter the lobby: one wall is a gigantic "art piece" comprised of broken, recycled wood furniture from the old hotel that used to stand here. Upstairs, ultramodern guest rooms with glass bathrooms integrate three retro themes in their decor: the Karagkiozis shadow theater puppets, the traditional "evil eye" charms, and those kitschy vintage postcards of Athens spanning the 1950s to the ’80s and, here, decoupaged on walls in striking groups. There is also a good spa in the hotel.


  • helpful staff
  • sumptuous breakfast
  • great spa


  • pricey pay-per-view TV
  • front-facing rooms can be noisy
  • may be a bit too avant-garde for some




Phones: 210-327–3000


79 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast