Shila Athens

Athens, Attica, Greece
A Hôtel Particulier in the Artistic Heart of Modern Athens

"Barefoot, with brown loose hair, she would dance from room to room as if holding court. Greeting each as an old friend, even if it was our first acquaintance. She knew how we took our whiskey, could serve our favorite mid-winter meal, and was masterful at guiding conversation between guests who barely spoke a common tongue."

Meet Shila, a boutique hotel with character. 



A late-neoclassical residence built in the 1920s in the heart of Athens, the building has been reborn as a modern-day hôtel particulier. Most often found in Paris, hôtels particuliers are mansions of considerable grandeur built around interior courtyards. This Athenian version is located in vibrant Kolonaki, an artistic neighborhood buzzing with social life, on the slopes of Mount Lycabettus. 

Named after the Sanskrit word for "character" and an imaginary muse of the same name, Shila is a hotel with the sensual charm of an illicit speakeasy. Enter the hotel through a salon-like lounge filled with books and a piano, and you'll find a lush courtyard garden, a bohemian rooftop terrace, and reading nooks, as well as six suites, each with its own character.

The building's original features – terrazzo floors, high ceilings, and a central courtyard – have been augmented with patina walls, vintage fabrics, marble sinks, gilt mirrors and velvet day beds. But perhaps the most intriguing feature is its collection of contemporary art. Each room has its own selection of multi-disciplinary works by local and international artists, handpicked by the hotel's team. All are for sale, so if something catches your attention, you can take it home with you.

This small luxury hotel in Athens can be booked by suite or in its entirety, and is also perfect for private events.

Shila has six suites: 

Garden Retreat sleeps two guests, with French windows opening onto a wild garden and outdoor bar. There is a four-poster high bed with stairs.

Romantic Dust sleeps two guests in a country-style suite with French windows opening onto a private garden. There is a four-poster bed and a black bathtub.

La Boheme sleeps up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, study area, Juliet balcony and a lounge that turns into a second bedroom. 

The Dreamers sleeps up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, study area with a floating desk, and a large lounge that opens onto a set of Juliet balconies.

Attic Antique sleeps up to four guests. It has a country-style feel, looks out over the garden, and its adjoining lounge has a velvet daybed and a Juliet balcony.

Artist Atelier sleeps up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, study area and lounge with velvet sofas and giant floor cushions, as well as a Juliet balcony.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

All suites have organic botanical toiletries made exclusively for the hotel. Concierge services run from 7:30am to 11:30pm, but 24-hour services can be accommodated with prior notice. Breakfast, composed of carefully selected local ingredients and artisanal baked goods, is served daily in the suites. Design items, such as clothing made by local designers, are available to sample and purchase throughout the hotel.


AROUND

This small luxury hotel in Athens is located moments from downtown, on a quiet pedestrianized street in Kolonaki. The neighborhood is one of the capital's most vibrant and is known for its fashion, food and nightlife, as well as artistic and cultural hubs like the Benaki Museum, the Museum of Cycladic Art, and the B&E Goulandris Foundation.

The Acropolis is a short ride away, and Mount Lycabettus, a limestone hill that is the highest point in the center of the city, offers great hiking opportunities and dramatic views – on a clear day as far as the island of Aegina.


LOCATION

Kolonaki, Athens, Greece. Nearest airport: Athens (40 mins).


BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round, with best weather from spring to fall.

 
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Athens, Attica, Greece
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Shila Athens
Athens, Attica, Greece
A Bohemian Hideaway in Central Athens

Named after the Sanskrit word for "character" and an imaginary muse of the same name, Shila is a hotel with the sensual charm of an illicit speakeasy.

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Romantic Dust 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
from €246 /nt
Romantic Dust sleeps two guests in a country-style suite with French windows opening onto a private 15sqm garden. There is a four-poster bed and a unique black bathtub, equipped with organic botanicals blended exclusively for the hotel.
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Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Internet Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type double bed, 1.60*2.00
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome with prior notification.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 0.00%
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Reception is open from 07:30am until 11:30pm. The Government tax €0.50 per room per night is not included in the rate and must be paid at check out by the guest.
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Garden Retreat 1 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 2 Min 1 nights
from €246 /nt
Garden Retreat sleeps two guests, with French windows opening onto a wild 11sqm garden and outdoor bar. The low-lit bathroom has a rain shower with custom-made organic botanical toiletries.
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Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Internet Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double bed 1.60 x 2.00
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 2
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome with prior notification.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 0.00%
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Reception is open from 07:30am until 11:30pm. The Government tax €0.50 per room per night is not included in the rate and must be paid at check out by the guest.
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La Boheme 1 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from €285 /nt
La Boheme is the master suite, and sleeps up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, study area, Juliet balcony and a lounge that turns into a second bedroom. There are two bathrooms, with organic, custom-made botanical toiletries.
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Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Internet Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double beds 1.60 x 2.00
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome with prior notification.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 0.00%
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Reception is open from 07:30am until 11:30pm. The Government tax €0.50 per room per night is not included in the rate and must be paid at check out by the guest.
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Attic Antique 1 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from €285 /nt
Attic Antique is a master suite that sleeps up to four guests and looks out over the garden. Its adjoining lounge has a velvet daybed and a Juliet balcony. The bathroom has two spacious showers and organic botanicals, blended for the hotel.
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Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Internet Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type Double beds 1.60 x 2.00
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome with prior notification.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 0.00%
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Reception is open from 07:30am until 11:30pm. The Government tax €0.50 per room per night is not included in the rate and must be paid at check out by the guest.
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The Dreamers 1 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from €402 /nt
The Dreamers is the executive suite and sleeps up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, study area with a floating desk, and a large lounge that opens onto a set of Juliet balconies. It has two bathrooms with botanical toiletries that were handmade for the hotel.
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Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Internet Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type double beds 1,60*2,00
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome with prior notification.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 0.00%
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Reception is open from 07:30am until 11:30pm. The Government tax €0.50 per room per night is not included in the rate and must be paid at check out by the guest.
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Artist Atelier 1 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 1 nights
from €402 /nt
Artist Atelier is an executive suite that sleeps up to four guests. There is a master bedroom, study area and lounge with velvet sofas and giant floor cushions, as well as a Juliet balcony. The lounge becomes a second bedroom with twin beds. The bathroom has a double shower with organic botanical toiletries made exclusively for the hotel.
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Air Conditioning Yes
Heating Yes
Internet Yes
Bedrooms 1
Bed Type One double bed 1.60 x 2.00 and two sofa beds 0.90 x 2.00
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Not kid-friendly
Pet Friendly Pets are welcome with prior notification.
Min. Stay 1 nights
Check-In 3:00PM
Check-Out 11:00AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit 0.00%
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Cancellation Policy Relaxed
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only In the event the cancellation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.
Notes Reception is open from 07:30am until 11:30pm. The Government tax €0.50 per room per night is not included in the rate and must be paid at check out by the guest.
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Romantic Dust
1 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 2
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Garden Retreat
1 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 2
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from €246 /nt
La Boheme
1 BR | 2 BA | SLEEPS 4
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from €285 /nt
Attic Antique
1 BR | 2 BA | SLEEPS 4
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from €285 /nt
The Dreamers
1 BR | 2 BA | SLEEPS 4
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from €402 /nt
Artist Atelier
1 BR | 2 BA | SLEEPS 4
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