The Modernist Athens

Ioannou Gennadiou 4, Athens, Greece
38 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
Starting at:
taxes included per/nt
19.5 /20
Public Spaces
Overall Experience

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Most of what you need to know is in the name. The Modernist Athens leaves the classical history to the rest of the city, and provides its guests with a remarkably coherent vision of modern luxury-boutique hospitality — which, of course, owes much to the capital-m Modernism of the middle of the last century. It’s fitting, then, that the Modernist should begin with a Fifties building: the former Canadian embassy in the upscale neighborhood of Kolonaki.

It’s a solid, sober building, now finished in minimalist black and gray, a mood that persists in the interiors but is livened by subtle accents in metallic colors. Its 38 rooms vary widely in size and plan, from the truly compact S rooms on through to the top-floor XLs, each with an outdoor hot tub on a terrace with a 180° view of the city. Some feature balconies and/or record players, while all come with espresso machines and Physis Laboratory bath products.

Food and beverage service is limited, in classic European urban-boutique style, to breakfast, drinks, and a light daytime menu. The Modernist is no hermetically sealed resort, after all, but a luxe pied-à-terre in a delightful city-center neighborhood; you’re within walking distance of no end of restaurants, bars, art galleries, and shops, and the city life is key to the hotel’s appeal.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

  • Children under 3 years old stay for free when using a crib or existing bedding.
  • Children from 4 to 12 years old stay for €10 per child, per night when using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are not available.
  • Eligible Tablet Plus reservations: Food and beverage credit applicable towards breakfast and drinks at the hotel bar. Credit will be applied at check-out.

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The Modernist Athens
Ioannou Gennadiou 4, Athens, Greece

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff

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