Concierge.com's insider take:
Though hotels on Omonia and Syntagma squares are generally considered to have the most central addresses, this modern, family-owned 154-room hotel secretly has the better location. The surrounding neighborhood of Kolonaki is a terrific shopping district, but here you're also at the foot of Lycabettus Hill, one of Athens' nicest, least touristy sights, with a peaceful little square with a playground for kids. The hotel's decor is anodyne but unobjectionable in colors of taupe, blue, and brown; external rooms have comfy carpets and balconies with stellar views. There's a Zen-like spa with a hammam that opened in May 2005, an exquisite little rooftop pool, and Le Grand Balcon restaurant, from which to admire the floodlit Agios Georgios chapel atop the hill over dinner. The latter two facilities are seasonal.