The Foundry Suites Athens: An upper-scale experience in a retro-style urban sanctuary
If you usually think that industrial places lack authenticity and heritage, then, get ready to be surprised with The Foundry Suites Athens. The building had lived many lives since the 1930s and the hotel has an elegant merge of industrial design with a postmodern vintage aesthetic. Walk in the bookshelf corridor to enter a modern oasis filled with light and stories. Every detail is designed for you to have an authentic Greek experience, with a hipster twist. Mediterranean vegetation that blends with the industrial design, the very best of local and eco-friendly in-room products, a Greek wine tasting session organized just for you, oh and that traditional breakfast basket served to your room.
Climb to the rooftop garden, to get a sense of the traditional Greek courtyard. You will find yourself tranquillized with the lavender scent, under the shades of pomegranate and olive trees. By the end of the day, an unforgettable view of the sunset on the Acropolis rock will be awaiting you.
What we liked the most
- The rooftop Mediterranean garden to admire the Acropolis by the sunset
- The authentic vintage interior design with old objects in the rooms.
- The traditional breakfast basket served to your room.
- The sustainable and local and traditional touch to your stay.
- A tranquil spot, right next to all points of interest.
With an exclusively unique interior, all the 12 apartments of The Foundry Suites Athens share a similar industrial style with a retro touch and signature design features. High ceilings, big windows with a gear-based opening mechanism, passing by fully equipped kitchens, and authentic vintage furniture will make you feel like you in another world.
The light-filled suite A-0 has an open area living area where the contemporary kitchen is right next to an old piano and a retro wood burning stove. The rock walls contrast well with the dark metallic structures and blue or white plain walls. The adorable open patio adds a touch of greenery.
The suite B-0 includes a large bedroom with a king-sized Coco-mat bed and a built-in wall desk. The funky blue wallpaper contrasts well with the bathroom that contains exquisite details of Greek marble and offers a large shower with a backsplash tiling. The suite has a lovely private patio that serves as an extension of the open area that has a vintage blue couch and spacious kitchen.
C1 is a 2-level suite. A loft-style bedroom with a coco-mat king-sized bed (or twin beds) and a workspace at the higher level, along with a bathroom with a colourful metal sink and a large modern shower. The spacious open space at the lower level includes a sitting area with a large bright sofa, a cute retro dining room.
D-1 is one plan-space suite. The living area has a king-size bed, en-suite shower, and a separate modern bathroom designed with blue and orange detailed Greek marble that gives an exquisite retro touch to it. A shelf of books serves as a curtain between the intimacy of the sleeping area from the living room that includes a comfortable sofa and a practical kitchen with a bar counter.
E1 and F1 are 2-level suites. The loft-style bedroom with a coco-mat king-sized bed (or twin beds) and its workspace are nested at the higher level, along with the bathrooms containing colourful metal sinks and large modern showers. The open space at the lower level includes a sitting area with a large blue sofa, an elegant retro dining table and a kitchen elegantly embedded under the staircase.
The living room in G1 suite welcomes you with its large windows, comfy sitting area, stylish kitchen, and dining area with rattan chairs. The suite is designed with green and light grey tones. Interior zooden stairs will lead you to the second bedroom.
The 2-bedroom suite named H-1 has an industrial design touch with its long black metallic bookshelves linking the old wood stove to the elegant modern kitchen. A fine-defined mezzanine with a squared metallic structure mirrors the big window on the opposite side of the room. The vintage furniture, including sofa, dining room, coffee table, and a piano, brings a touch of retro playfulness to the suite.
The living room of suite I-2 features a comfy sofa and an alluring kitchen where the light green wall blends perfectly with the wooden interior and grey marble countertops. The sleeping area is elevated by a hardwood block that includes a Coco-mat double bed and gives access to an elegant bathroom with backsplash tiling.
On the second floor of the building, the open-plan J-2 suite includes a living room with a comfortable vintage sofa, a fully equipped kitchen, and an exquisite dining table. The light green wall adds to the retro vibes created by the old framed picture or orange turntable. The sleeping area has a king-size comfy bed. The area includes a glass shower cubicle present in the beautiful bathroom area.
Suite k-2 is an intelligently designed suite with a high ceiling. It contains two separate bedrooms with their en-suite bathrooms, nested in 2 different levels supported by an elegant wooden structure. The living area situated on the “main” level of the suite is designed with vintage elements and has a pink sofa, old piano, and workstation.
Services and facilities
Taste the flavors
Breakfast at the Foundry is not to be missed. All guests are served a picnic-style breakfast either in their suite or at the picnic area on the rooftop. The stylish basket includes Greek yoghurt, honey, sourdough bread with local marmalade, eggs, cheese pie, cereals, and fresh fruits.
& Rooftop picnic
During spring and summertime, you can sit back and enjoy the sun while having a pizza or local cold specialities served picnic basket on the rooftop garden, accompanied by Greek beer or wine.
Focus on sustainability
Like the fig tree roots, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.
- The renovation followed sustainable architecture principles: respecting the shell building, restoring original elements,
selecting local construction materials (marble, mosaic, stone), taking advantage of the natural lighting…
- The Foundry Suites Athens is furnished with vintage furniture and design elements
- You will enjoy the Mediterranean rooftop garden and private patios with local vegetation
- Natural and organic in-room products are at your disposal like coco-mat bedding and toiletries
Explore the location
The Foundry Suites Athens is located on the edge of Psirri, a trendy, artsy area in the city centre. The neighbourhood is known for its nightlife but also serves as a picturesque daytime exploration. The old narrow streets have creative surprises in every corner where artisan workshops, old-fashioned shops, and spice stalls neighbour beautiful cafes, trendy eateries, and bars.
The neighbourhood is accessible by public transport and is a perfect starting point for a walk to Ancient Agora and the Acropolis or explore the vibrant city centre.
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