I stayed at this hotel twice during 2012. As a professional tour-guide I have travelled the world and stayed in dozens of 5 star hotels, and I have to say that my experience at the Divani Caravell in Athens will remain among the very most pleasurable and unforgettable ones. Starting the day in Athens swimming in the hotel's gorgeous and perfectly climatized big pool on the top floor, with the city at your feet and an amazing view of the Acropolis and Parthenon, is one of the most special, beautiful and moving moments of my travelling life. And a very pleasurable and healthy way to start the day, aswell!
The service provided by the hotel met the highest standars. I felt really welcomed and well treated by all members of the staff at all times. The common areas, such as the lobby, restaurant, the lobby bar, the roof terrace... are elegant and welcoming. My room was a junior suite, big, beautifully equiped, perfectly refurbished and decorated in beautiful elegant taste, with a huge terrace and great views of the Acropolis.The Divani also provides a fantastic and very complete buffet-breakfast, perfect to give you energy to explore fascinating Athens!
There are a few very nice bars/restaurants in the square of the hotel, as for example the Bar Quiero, with great young atmosphere, sandwiches, excellent music and for-free WIFI.
By the way, the atmosphere I found in Athens had nothing to do with the dramatic negative - and only negative- news that the international media insist on broadcasting systematically. Yes there is a crisis, but what the visitor finds in Athens is not a depressing/dangerous atmosphere AT ALL. On the contrary, Athens' cultural offer is amazing: museums (the new Acropolis museum is a must!), active local artists and architects presenting their works in the best art galeries keep the, concerts, conferences, life, movement, great shopping... and many happy tourists all over the place. Restaurants and terraces are absolutelly full, and it is not only tourists occupying the tables, but of course also locals mixing with the foreigners. Service is excellent, food great and affordable, the general atmosphere is lively, friendly and happy. I can only recommend that everyone should visit Athens and Greece as soon as possible if they want to enjoy a great travelling experience!!!! And if you can, stay at the Divani Caravell...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Divani Caravel is a 5 star hotel ideally situated in central Athens. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Divani Caravel exemplifies refined luxury and exceptional service. Our hotel accommodation features 471 rooms (42 suites and 2 Presidential suites). Facilities: health club and spa, swimming pool and fitness centre. Divani Caravel also hosts memorable events and weddings in its elegant meeting settings and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Divani Caravel Athens
- Hotel Divani Caravel