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Last updated: 27 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

COCO-MAT made its name in Greece as a bed and mattress manufacturer using natural products, so it was only a question of time before they branched out into hotels. As such, sleep is elevated to prime importance so you’re guaranteed a good night’s rest.

Located in the upscale district of Kolonaki, the hotel occupies a renovated 1936 building designed by Emmanuel Lazaridis – the same architect who built the Monument to the Unknown Soldier on Syntagma Square.

The building’s austere, classical style is cleverly combined with 21st-century design touches: muted colours, natural lighting, understated furniture and, of course, fabulous beds.

The vibe throughout is informal and unpretentious – ideal for those who want a hotel that feels more like a home away from home. Guests serve themselves drinks from an honesty bar and can also rent bikes for free.

The icing on the cake is the view of the Acropolis from the leafy roof garden.

Surrounding area

Kolonaki is the ‘old money – settled wealth’ mostly residential neighbourhood of Athens, within walking distance to all major sights, as well as a hop-skip away from a slew of bars and restaurants.

It also contains the highest concentration of eclectic and art nouveau buildings in Athens, scattered among the latter-day apartment blocks.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Best for ages: 15+ | £4

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Byzantine and Christian Museum

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Best for ages: 18+ | £7

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Mount Lycabettus

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The tallest of the capital’s seven hills, Mt Lycabettus towers over Athens. Take the funicular to the summit for panoramic city views, and lunch or dinner at an excellent fine dining restaurant.

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The exterior of the Hellenic Parliament building on Syntagma Square

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Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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