Athens Capital Hotel MGallery is an urban sanctuary with distinctive art and sophisticated elegance. Conveniently located in Syntagma Square, directly across from the Greek Parliament House, the hotel seamlessly combines art and luxury for business and leisure visitors. Guests will love the hotel’s sophisticated charm, meticulously decorated rooms and common areas. It is an ideal base for sightseeing, high-end shopping, and business in Athens.

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The exterior and main entrance of Athens Capital Hotel MGallery.

I had the opportunity to stay in this beautiful hotel, so join me as I explore every corner, from the sophisticated rooms to the impressive rooftop dining.

The MGallery Collection

The first time I experienced the unique luxury of an MGallery hotel was during my trip to Strasbourg, France. I got to stay at the Hotel Cour du Corbeau, a 16th-century building in the heart of Strasbourg that had been beautifully restored. I fell in love with the hotel instantly!

City View rooms have breathtaking views of the historic centre of Athens.

Each boutique hotel in the MGallery collection has its own distinct story, inviting guests to immerse themselves in a destination for a memorable stay.

The Athens Capital Hotel proudly stands as the first MGallery hotel in Greece. Echoing the collection’s storytelling concept, it features a unique “Iconic Object” and a “Memorable Moment”. Each reflects the city’s rich history and traditions, forming an integral part of the hotel’s narrative as a new beacon of Athenian hospitality.

The hotel’s souvenir soap depicts an “akrokeramon”, a decorative element of ancient Greek temples.

Specifically, the hotel’s Iconic Object is the “Akrokeramon”, a decorative element revered as a hallmark of Neoclassical Athens’s architecture and symbolising the timeless value of hospitality.

The Welcome at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery

Located in Kolonaki, the chicest area of Athens, the hotel is surrounded by elegant boutiques, other luxury hotels and business buildings. Upon stepping into the hotel, you will immediately notice its attention to detail in its inviting lobby.

We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and the lounge was busy but not in an overwhelming way. At the reception, we were greeted by Athena’s bright smile, a treasure of a receptionist, which she proved to be throughout our stay.

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The elegant marble staircase is a popular photography subject.

The lobby has white marble walls decorated with golden-tone decorative elements and contemporary art that exudes sophisticated luxury. The comfortable soft chairs and sofas in shades of blue and green are inviting and relaxing.

The Rooms at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery

Overview

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We stayed in a Deluxe Twin room on the 6th floor with city views.

The hotel has 177 rooms, including 18 suites and a Presidential Suite, in a sophisticated style with artistic touches.

During our visit, we stayed in a deluxe room on the 6th floor, which had a view of Syntagma Square and Panepistimiou Avenue. The comfortably sized room had a pleasant colour scheme, with greyish off-white walls and blue furnishings.

The beds

Staying at an MGallery hotel is always a delight.

One of the signature features of MGallery hotels is their comfortable beds that guarantee a restful sleep. The Athens Capital Hotel did not disappoint. The beds have plush duvets, pillow-top mattresses, a large pillow for sitting in bed, and a comfortable bedhead.

The room was peaceful despite the occasional sound of people passing in the corridor. It was a serene oasis in the city’s hustle and bustle. Although we could hear some noise outside, it was minimal and didn’t bother us. We enjoyed our stay without distractions.

Room Amenities

The room was furnished with a desk, chair, a comfortable sofa facing the window, and a large flat-screen smart TV with access to Greek and international channels and Chromecast.

The room’s minibar offers still and sparkling water, soft drinks, snacks and alcoholic beverages. In addition, there is a coffee and tea-making station with an Illy coffee machine and everything required for a coffee or tea break.

The sofa in the Deluxe Room is perfect for lounging while admiring the fascinating view of Athens.

Special Touches for Added Comfort

Thoughtful touches such as a face massage kit, a sleeping mask and an additional vanity mirror with a hair dryer add to the comfort of female travellers.

In addition, the double-mirrored wardrobe contained a laptop-sized safe, bathrobes, slippers, an ironing board with an iron, a shoe-care kit, and two luxury garment hangers with satin-covered padding.

The bathroom

This bathroom is elegantly decorated. The grey-toned Greek marble on the floor and walls create a calming and sophisticated atmosphere.

Moreover, the walk-in shower has a rain effect and a regular shower head, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing. The washbasin area has a large round mirror with a blue decorative panel complemented by a shaving mirror.

The countertop has ample space for cosmetics and makeup products. Bathroom toiletries are of the “Olivia Thinks” line by the historic Greek brand Papoutsanis. It is a brand famous in Greece for its high-quality soaps and bath products.

There was also a lovely box of bathroom amenities. This included bamboo toothbrushes, mini toothpaste, shower cups, and cotton pads.

The Food at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery

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Breakfast is a delightful experience at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery.

In Room Dining

The in-room dining in the Athens Capital Hotel has incredibly many options. You can get almost anything available at the hotel’s restaurants, brought right to your door.

Regarding breakfast, it is available from early morning until noon. Guests can enjoy a set European breakfast or choose from an a la carte menu. The menu has many available dishes, such as eggs cooked how you like them, cake, French toast, waffles, different kinds of juice, granola, oat or quinoa porridge, and more. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. A slimmed-down version of the breakfast menu is still available 24 hours a day, as are cold and hot beverages.

Similarly, an in-room dining menu features soups, appetisers, pasta and risotto dishes, main courses, grilled meat dishes, sandwiches, cheese and cold cut platters, desserts and canapés, wine, and other spirits.

The breakfast

Indulging in the hotel’s delicious buffet breakfast is a highlight of your stay. You’ll find baked goods, cakes, hot dishes, cereals, jams and marmalades (with or without sugar), fruits, cheeses, cold cuts, Greek yoghurt, porridge (oat or quinoa and chia versions available), choice of tea, coffee, fresh juices, and more.

Don’t miss out on the authentic Greek sweet and savoury pies that are a favourite among the locals. Meanwhile, the service is excellent, prompt and with a friendly smile.

On a sunny day, take your breakfast in the restaurant’s sunroom, where you can soak up the sun like a lazy house cat.

The dining experience at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery

The bar of the Galerie Café on the ground floor.

Dining at the Athens Capital Hotel MGallery is an experience in itself. The hotel has two restaurants and a ground-floor café, which offer a delightful culinary experience.

Galerie Café on the ground floor is a vibrant, cosy cafe and bar that has become a popular meeting point for discerning and trendy Athenians. Unique art covers the walls, creating a welcoming and artistic atmosphere.

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The ground-floor café walls are adorned with unique art.

The hotel’s main restaurant, MFlavours, also serves breakfast and offers a broad selection of Mediterranean dishes enriched with exotic elements like poke bowls. Executive Chef Dimitris Boutsalis crafts them by using only the finest quality ingredients.

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MFlavours restaurant during breakfast time.

We dined at the beautiful Mappemonde rooftop bar and restaurant, which offers excellent city views. Notably, the creative cocktail menu captures the essence of the city’s vibrant spirit. Additionally, it pays homage to female guests through the delightful “Inspired By Her” Capital Lady cocktail—which we both loved!

Our dining experience was excellent. From the delicious sushi as a starter to the organic beef tenderloin and Uruguay grass-fed rib eye steak – both cooked to perfection – and the charcoal-roasted potatoes with “niotiko” cheese.

Desserts are the exclusive creation of the talented Nadia Makrygianni, and they are a refined affair. We particularly enjoyed the “Inspired By Her” chocolate profiterole and the hotel’s signature dessert, the “ekmek” with pistachio cream, “kaimaki” ice cream and cherry sauce.

The pool and the view

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One of the hotel’s best assets is the rooftop infinity pool, with panoramic city views. On warmer days, you can relax on the pool loungers and bask under the famous Greek sun, cocktail in hand.

Athens Capital Hotel MGallery -  the rooftop pool

During our visit to the rooftop, I noticed the poolside loungers looked comfortable and clean. They seemed like the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

The azure-blue water of the pool looked so inviting that it was hard to resist the temptation to take a dip, even though it was winter. I’ll sure revisit the pool when the weather is warmer!

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The so-called “Instagram viewing point” at the very top of the building offers breathtaking views of Athens, the Parthenon, and even as far as the Saronic Gulf islands!

Tip: Look to the left at the rooftop restaurant and pool area and see some stairs leading up. That staircase leads to the “Instagram viewing point” at the top.

You can enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of Athens, including the Acropolis with the Parthenon, the Lycabettus Hill, and even the city’s outskirts. On a clear day, like the one we were there, you can also see the Saronic Gulf islands.

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The view from the “Instagram viewpoint” is stunning.

Immersive Experiences

The hotel’s concierge service can help arrange special tours and activities during your stay. Furthermore, the Athens Capital Hotel offers a variety of “memorable experiences”.

For instance, you can enjoy private shopping tours tailored to your preferences or take a VIP tour of the Goulandris Museum and the Greek National Gallery.

Active and outdoorsy guests can take advantage of the hotel’s hiking and jogging excursions. These also include nutritious lunch boxes and energising protein smoothies.

Facilities at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery

If you’re into fitness, you’ll love the gym on the ground floor. It has top-of-the-line fitness and strength-training machines, perfect for a good workout.

In addition, the hotel offers unique and innovative ways to help you unwind and take care of your skin. While they don’t have a traditional spa or wellness facility, they provide a free face yoga session on TV.

It’s time to check out, but not to say goodbye – just “until next time” to this beautiful hotel.

The best part of staying in Athens Capital Hotel Mgallery

Although we enjoyed the room and the food during our stay, the highlight was the service. From the reception to the housekeeping, every member of the hotel’s staff was beyond polite and helpful.

For instance, a complimentary bottle of wine greeted us upon our arrival—a delightful touch to begin our stay. Admittedly, I struggled a bit with the corkscrew, which prompted me to reach out to the staff at reception.

A friendly attendant knocked at our door within five minutes, ready to help. After I explained the situation, they quickly returned with a fresh bottle and opened it for us.

This hotel’s staff goes above and beyond to meet guests’ needs with a friendly and cheerful demeanour.

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In summary

The Athens Capital Hotel is a sophisticated urban haven that exudes art-infused elegance.

As the first MGallery collection hotel in Greece, it is an integral part of the Athens experience. With tastefully designed rooms, delectable food choices, and exceptional service, this hotel is perfect for a luxury city break in Athens for leisure or business.

Regardless of how you decide to spend your time at this remarkable hotel, you will have a memorable experience.

Book your stay at Athens Capital Hotel MGallery and experience luxury at its finest! Click now to reserve your spot.

Disclosure: Our stay was sponsored by Athens Capital Hotel MGallery, but the post genuinely reflects our experience.

Author

Eleanna is the founder of Chic Travel Tales and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

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