King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

A Greek gem in the center of the city

If you’re after a hotel with a view, it’s hard to beat King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, which sits on Syntagma Square and looks out at the Parthenon, Constitution Square and the Parliament building.

Greek-owned and outfitted with a curated collection of paintings by Greek artists like Kostis Georgiou and Pavlos Samios, the 102-room hotel has a more boutique feel than its larger neighbor, Hotel Grande Bretagne, even though they’re both part of The Luxury Collection. Swathed in shades of cream and gold, King George maintains a timeless elegance (think herringbone floors, gorgeous Murano chandeliers and neoclassical-style moldings) but with contemporary touches, so it never feels like the décor is outdated.

Welcoming stars like Marilyn Monroe and Madonna since opening in 1930, King George remains one of Athens’s most fashionable addresses today — and it’s conveniently near Voukourestiou Street, a favorite shopping destination for Athenians and visitors alike.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The best view in the house is from the two-bedroom Penthouse Suite that extends across the entire ninth floor and features a terrace with a private pool overlooking the Acropolis.
  • From the seventh floor, the signature Tudor Hall Restaurant shows off sweeping views of the Acropolis and central Athens and serves an elevated menu of dishes that take on Greek touches, like lamb shoulder with a lemon-thyme sauce and white asparagus risotto with egg yolk confit and Gruyère cheese from Naxos.
  • The central location puts you within walking distance (or a short metro ride) of the city’s main sights and shopping areas.
  • While many places focus on ancient Greece’s cultural contribution, King George chooses to focus on contemporary Greek art. Its marble-lined lobby showcases permanent and rotating paintings and sculptures (including Constantinos Valaes’ “Golden Olive Trees”).
  • King George arranges several experiences for hotel guests, including tasting masterclasses in Hotel Grande Bretagne's Wine Library at the GB Corner and cultural walking tours of the city.

Things to Know

  • The hotel’s sole pool is in the Penthouse Suite, but guests have access to the rooftop and spa pools a tHotel Grande Bretagne next door.
  • The highlight of the buffet breakfast is really the view of the Acropolis, but the small spread is complemented by an à la carte menu that includes Greek favorites like strapatsada, a tomato and feta egg scramble.
  • The Athens hotel welcomes families. Bottles, high chairs and bed railings are available upon request, and Tudor Hall Restaurant caters to children with a special menu.

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Getting There
3 Vasileos Georgiou A’str, Syntagma Square, Athens, 105 64 Greece
ATH (28-50 min)