Monsieur Didot Athens

An exquisite former residence in Athen’s cultured Kolonaki neighbourhood finds new life with authenticity at heart.

district: Kolonaki

A former private residence has been converted into a luxury guest house, the listed neoclassical building in Athens‘s Kolonaki quarter renovated by design studio, Babatchas, to provide guests with a ‘home-from-home’; its mix of rooms and suites spacious and luxurious, with interiors a blend of modern architecture and contemporary aesthetics.

Influenced by the culture of the neighbourhood that the house finds itself in, guests of Monsieur Didot are encouraged to learn, explore and grow curious, with attention to detail and an emphasis on authenticity core to the design values. Here, travellers will find a genuine living experience and the warmest of hospitality; spaces designed to “host everyday stories unique to your being.”

A neutral palette and natural materials set the scene here, some of Monsieur Didot’s suites and rooms home to carved marble fireplaces; imposing bookcases; marble balconies and private verandas that boast impressive city views. Intricately drawn ceilings and walls have been revealed and restored in the hotel’s main entrance, as well as in several guest rooms, whilst secret doors have been introduced to create a touch of mysticism.

Traverse the residence and you’ll find more bookcases; artwork; handmade ceramics; portraits of influential folk; lush greenery; and that show-stopping staircase, once again solidifying the fact that this is a place to come and be at one with yourself and your surroundings.

From: WeHeart

✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 6 rooms & suites (25-40m2) (269-431 sq ft) • hotel opened: September 2019 • architecture & interior design: Babatchas Design Studio (Athens) • parking possible at a location nearby (charged) • pets allowed on request

The DNA:  The company behind Monsieur Didot consists of 5 young people aged 35 to 45, all friends to each other, and all civil engineers. Their vision is to make guest houses or hotels in Athens, that lay their inspiration to the neighborhood and its vibes and offer guests an authentical experience. Monsieur Didot is their first hotel in Athens.

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