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The iconic 5-star St. George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel is a classy hotel with old-world charm and considered a landmark in Athens. The hotel is well known for its sky bar, its Art gallery, its events and warm hospitality.
It is located in the heart of the Greek capital in the chic Kolonaki area and nestled against the green slopes of the Lycabettus Hill. The hotel offers a breath-taking panoramic view over Athens, the Acropolis and the Saronic Gulf. It is also very near to charming shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and everything else that the Kolonaki neighborhood has to offer. You can easily walk to all the important historic sites in Athens too. Besides hospitality, St. George Lycabettus
Bar and Restaurant
Boutique hotel is also famous for its award-winning restaurants ‘La Suite Lounge’ and ‘Le Grand Balcony’, both with amazing views straight on the Parthenon. We often go for dinner or drinks with friends and also visit the art gallery for events and gatherings.
The St. George Lycabettus Boutique hotel offers a Happy Family Package. This package includes family privileges such as a welcome gift for the children, free tickets to the Athens Happy Train and free kids’ movies. Curious about this unique concept, we decided to stay for the night. This is my review of our experience in November 2016.
Our first experience of this family weekend was warm and welcoming. The valet parking attendant (valet parking in the hotel’s private underground garage with a discount for families – no need to park at the packed streets of Kolonaki!) was extremely helpful with my children and our luggage. The kids received a little teddy bear and a juice at the reception.
Our Exterior View Suites with connecting wall was located on the third floor with – to my opinion – the most amazing view one can possibly find in a hotel Athens. The Exterior View Suite is approximately 35-40m2 and overviews the city and the green Lycabettus hill. The rooms were connected with a thick sliding wall that could be opened and closed easily. Both rooms had their own entrance door, bathroom (with bathtub and massage showers), private balcony and little a hallway.
There was plenty of space for our luggage and there was a kettle with a large choice of teas and (Greek) instant coffee. We had a good sleep thanks to the comfortable beds and blinds and curtains.
Another room type that is suitable for families is the Eco Chic room. This room has a different set up with Coco-Mat matrasses and a shower in the bathroom instead of a bathtub. The private balcony faces the city and the Acropolis. The colors and innovations are different from the Exterior View Suite, they are minimal and clean.
What I liked most in my suite? The view on the pine tree forests of the Lycabettus hill. And when the children slept safe and comfortable in their own room, I enjoyed a beautiful moonlit view of the city and the Acropolis.
Happy Family Package
Part of the Happy Family Package are free kids’ movies in the hotel cinema. This was where my kids headed first once we had settled into our rooms.The cinema was cozy with very comfortable chairs and an actual vintage popcorn machine. There was also juice and water. Whilst my children enjoyed the movie, I relaxed on the sofa. The screening room is also suitable for other events such as kids’ birthday parties.
Outdoor swimming pool
It was too cold to swim in November but for your summer visit you should know that there is an outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop of the hotel, again with spectacular views. Here is also a pool bar, gym, spa and hair salon.
The hotel also hosts an art gallery that exhibits Greek and international contemporary art and design from both newcomers and well-established artists. In the past, the girls followed a series of art classes here. You can find the reviews of these art classes on this blog.
The staff in the dining areas and everywhere else was very kid-friendly. The restaurants and bars are cosy with comfy chairs and sofas, divided in several corners. Private dining in your (family) room is also an option.
The La Suite Lounge bar is the perfect place for a glass of wine or cocktails on a hot summer evening and to enjoy the sunset over Athens. The bar is not typically for kids, but we have been treated very nicely during our weekend there when we had dinner and drinks on Saturday evening with friends from Athens.
Would I come back to St. George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel? YES! The hotel combines luxury and class with family friendliness at my favorite area in Athens. If you want to spend your weekend getaway or holiday in a spa hotel in the Greek capital and enjoy stunning views on a fantastic location surrounded by a super kids-friendly staff, the St. George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel is the right place for your family.
For art classes and art workshop at St. George Lycabettus Hotel, please read Athns Art Workshops at SG Art Gallery
In search for Family Spa and Wellness in Greece, me and my daughter spent an entire day at the hotel’s spa. Find out more in Spa with Kids Aegeo Spas.
After our visit in November 2016, an additional kids club has opened on the ground floor next to the Gallery. You can read all about this new feature in my post called Kids fun, parents relaxation!
St. George Lycabettus Boutique Hotel. 2 Kleomenous Street 106 75 Athens Greece. Tel: +30 210 7416 000. www.sgl.gr.
**We were invited by the St. George Lycabettus Boutique hotel. As always, all thoughts and opinions remain my own* This review was first published on Family Goes Out **