Shila Hotel Athens is a journey through the senses where old-world beauty, neoclassic design, and authentic hospitality blend to create the perfect escape

On a quiet street in the chic Kolonaki neighbourhood, this late-1920s residence combines the elegance of old-world charm with an urban and contemporary feel. Shila Hotel Athens immediately welcomes you into a creative space of conscientious hospitality, artfully designed to evoke all the senses.

Entering the opulent lounge, rustic walls, original mosaic floors, classic books, and repurposed furniture transport you through the beauty of old Athens. This ambience is carried throughout the hotel to the two tranquil patios and lush rooftop garden, providing escapes into the sunshine for relaxation or social gatherings. The breath-taking open spaces make it the perfect place for pop-up events, art exhibitions or private parties.

Begin the day with an artisan breakfast delivered to your suite or the rooftop garden. Each of the six suites is distinct in character and design, but parallel in beauty, tranquillity, and style. Adorned with vintage textiles and art, the romantic bohemian suites provide respite from the busy hustle of Athens.

Shila
5.0
Based on 70 reviews
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Katherine SinghKatherine Singh
14:45 13 Oct 23
We had a beautiful experience during our 3 day stay at Shila. I have never been to a boutique hotel quite like it. Everything is completely curated, bespoke and handmade. The room we stayed in “artist atelier” was beyond gorgeous, the photos online did not do it justice (even tho they look amazing on there too) it was super spacious, had a large balcony, two bathrooms (super nice for his and hers) the robes were made of pure linen and all of the amenities were handmade and so lovely, I bought a set of shampoo conditioner and lotion AND a robe after our stay. The breakfast offered was delicious and nourishing. Curated playlists playing at all times everywhere you went with music that we ended up listening to our entire vacation. The girls working during our stay were so helpful and kind. I can’t say enough great things about Shila! We miss it and will definitely be back one day.
Haron PetersHaron Peters
06:45 24 Aug 23
Everything about Shila is perfect. The building is stunning, the rooms are absolutely beautiful, the location is great, the service is fantastic (thank you Ismini!). When I'm in Athens I will only ever stay at Shila.
Ana Martínez LeisAna Martínez Leis
12:25 07 Aug 23
Shila is such a magical place. Moreover, the staff is very nice and helpful.We stayed at the Romantic Dust and it was perfect: spectacular decoration and lovely private patio - we highly recommend you enjoy your breakfast here if possible!The location is great because you’re 15 min walking to all major attractions but you can also enjoy the peacefulness of “normal” Athens. Many good restaurants and bars are nearby!
Alex SimonsAlex Simons
20:39 15 Jul 23
A really special, gorgeous, thoughtful hotel tucked into a quiet street right in the middle of everything. Each room has a distinctive personality and style, which is really cool. The breakfast each morning is some of the best I’ve had a hotel. Perhaps the best feature is the staff: warm, inviting, and so helpful. They added me on WhatsApp and helped guide my trip through Athens by coordinating reservations and offering tips. I would absolutely stay here again (and would love to experience a new room next time since apparently they’re all lovely).
Naama ShemeshNaama Shemesh
10:45 20 Jun 23
I absolutely loved my stay at Shila. It felt comfortable, beautiful and unique! I loved the fun and cozy design of the rooms! Everything felt like it was there for a reason, it was clean and wonderful. Each item of the breakfast was delicately chosen, delicious and so fresh. will be telling everyone I know to stay here!
Emily PEmily P
08:56 31 May 23
Beautiful boutique hotel in Athens. Amazing service and wonderful breakfast. We even had breakfast on the roof! No views of the sites but come for a cool, unique, atmosphere! Would definitely come back
leonarda komenleonarda komen
20:20 16 Feb 23
Incredibly wonderful hotel-experience. The building and our room were stunning, breakfast was generous and the whole place makes you feel relaxed and at home. Also, it’s in a really nice neighborhood. Highly recommend!
Aspa MikalefAspa Mikalef
16:36 20 Nov 22
I visited Athens for a meeting and I stayed at Shila only one night. I wish I could stay longer.Excellent taste on the interior design and what an atmosphere!Shila is all about the senses… Warm welcoming, great decor, perfect lighting, the scented space, the Spotify playlist that was playing, the mini bar delicacies ready to be enjoyed, all carefully selected.The bed was heaven!..The staff and service was outstanding!Their food and shopping recommendations excellent!I loved the fact that I could make my own espresso in my room with high quality Specialty Coffee coffee beans ready to be grinded in the coffee machine. So precious for a coffee lover!I hadn’t enough time to enjoy the roof garden but I definitely will on my next visit.The location is great, in the centre of the city close to any kind of delis, boutique & concept stores and art galleries and museums (my thing!). The metro station is max 8 min. walk.Can’t wait to come back… Shila can be a destination by itself.
Brian LinBrian Lin
18:36 10 Sep 22
I think it goes without saying that this is a BEAUTIFUL hotel. We were more than pleased with our stay here, both from an aesthetic and experiential perspective! The location was perfectly convenient. However, for those that are noise-sensitive sleepers you should be aware that it is in an area that comes alive at night. The common areas and the rooms are so perfectly curated, every corner you turn is so visually stunning. Will definitely look forward to checking out the sister hotel Shila the next time we’re in town!
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Boutique Hotel
6 Rooms
  • Soaking in the Athens sun while sipping a refreshing drink on the rooftop garden terrace
  • The warm and friendly staff and helpful concierge, who anticipate every need
  • Breakfast of artisan baked goods and fresh, local products served to the suite each morning
  • The juxtaposition of old-world aesthetics and antiques, combined with contemporary art and modern amenities
  • Enjoying the handmade botanical bath products

Rooms Overview

Each suite is an artistic and elegant space that give the appearance of a bygone era, with the luxurious amenities of the present day. Rustic features such as metal, stone and exposed brick contrast the soft textiles and subdued romantic tones.

Garden Retreat

2 guests Private terrace

This suite has a uniquely elevated bed that requires steps to be reached, portraits of glamorous Greek ladies and a quaint private garden patio of your very own.

Romantic Dust

2 guests Private terrace

Lounge in the four-poster bed surrounded by soft linens in muted hues. Relax with a dip in the eccentric, black bathtub or among the sense of calm in the romantic private garden.

La Boheme

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite

La Boheme is a one-bedroom suite with two bathrooms, velvety soft furnishings, and rustic plasterwork. It features a Juliet balcony and a comfy lounge for relaxation.

The Dreamers

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite

Combining old-world charm and dreamy comfort, this one-bedroom suite offers two bathrooms, a large lounge, and a set of Juliet balconies.

Attic Antique

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the garden

High ceilings, exposed brick and a collection of antiques make this suite a vintage work of art. The bathroom has two showers and there is a velvety daybed in the lounge for a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere.

Artist Atelier

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite

This is one of the hotel’s largest suites, comprising of a bedroom, study area, lounge, and bathroom with a double shower. This creative space is brightly lit and offers aesthetics from ancient Athens.

Services and facilities

City-center
Eco-friendly
Homey
Minimal interior
Pets friendly
Air conditioning
Bar
Concierge
Dining on demand
Elevator
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Soundproofing
Terrace
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Rooftop Terrace

There is no restaurant at the hotel, but Shila Athens partners with award-winning chefs to create delicious dining experiences to be enjoyed in the open-air roof garden upon request. Live cooking, wine tasting, and music sessions are popular events that can be arranged on the lovely rooftop terrace.
Thanks to the occasional Bar service, you can enjoy classic cocktails, fresh smoothies, coffee, or tea in the urban oasis of the rooftop garden terrace.

Breakfast

Breakfast is delivered to your room each day or brought to the roof terrace to enjoy while basking in the morning sun. Breakfast is a star attraction of the hotel, featuring pastries and bread from a local artisan bakery, yoghurt with granola and seeds, local honey, fresh fruit, cold-press organic orange juice and a hot beverage of your choice.

About sustainability

Olive

Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded in the property’s identity and DNA.

 

  • Shila Athens has incorporated natural, local materials such as Greek marble and stone, locally milled wood, and vintage fabrics. A common theme throughout the hotel includes repurposed and bespoke antique furnishings. The original neoclassic architectural features have been preserved to evoke a timeless beauty.
  • The hotel has many plants to clean the air and create lush green spaces. Chemicals and pesticides have been replaced with eco-friendly options and single single-use plastics are banned from the property.
  • All produce and ingredients are locally sourced and organic. Handmade, botanical bath products are provided in each room.

Explore the location

Explore the location with our Insider Guide to Kolonaki. Kolonaki is one of Athen's upscale neighbourhoods, and Shila is within walking distance of many boutiques, restaurants, nightlife, and live music. For a deep dive into the Athenian culture, visit the Museum of Cycladic Art, The Benaki or the B&E Goulandris Foundation. To escape into nature, nearby Mount Lycabettus offers hiking and panoramic views. The iconic Acropolis is only a short distance away, and for those setting off on an Aegean Island adventure, the hotel is a 20-minute drive from the port.

Book a trusted local driver for your transfer to and from the hotel, and introduce you to the destination, pre-order travel essentials, and get all your questions answered before or during the trip. Choose the stops, visit the attractions, and don't waste any time waiting. We‘ve partnered with Welcome Pickups, the first company to deliver a holistic, in-destination travel experience.

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