COCO-MAT Athens BC, Athens

Kimkim team favorite · 5.0 (4 reviews) · Luxury
Eco-friendly Athens hotel with rooftop infinity pool, views of the Acropolis, spa, and renowned breakfast buffet

Overview

COCO-MAT is a Greek bedding company founded in 1989 that expanded to the hotel business. COCO-MAT Athens BC, a recent addition to their hotel line, opened in 2019. Located just a block from the Acropolis Museum and five minutes from the Acropolis itself, the 110 rooms of the COCO-MAT Athens BC offer guests high levels of comfort, care, and a seamless blending of the ancient and modern. Guests can enjoy a number of amenities, such as a heated pool and dry sauna, a rooftop pool under the Acropolis, and free bikes to explore the city, all of which make COCO-MAT one of the go-to brands of luxury hotels in Athens.

Kimkim's Take

Olivia
Olivia Typaldos kimkim staff
Based on kimkim staff visit, October 2022 (Learn more)
Pros
  • COCO-MAT Athens BC prioritizes comfort so travelers can enjoy a good night's sleep in COCO-MAT mattresses and bedding.
  • The rooftop offers a clear panoramic view of the Acropolis and Museum, which can be enjoyed from the restaurant or the pool.
  • Amenities such as a sauna, heated pool, and full spa allow guests to relax in style.
  • Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the trademark COCO-MAT wooden bikes to explore Athens differently.
Cons
  • Some people may take issue with the rooms' circular, atrium-style floor plan—you can see up to the other floors and down to the lobby.
  • The hotel doesn't offer any child-friendly amenities, which could be a downside for families.
  • The rooftop restaurant is overpriced, according to past guests.
  • The pool is only open from May to September.

Additional Notes from Olivia

As someone who has been eyeing a COCO-MAT mattress for myself for about three years, I find the idea of an entire hotel with only these products a total dream. It's clear that care and comfort matter here. The hotel feels bright and open in all aspects: its layout, design, and staff (which includes some differently-abled individuals) speak to the open and inclusive approach of this hotel that's trying to be part of the world rather than dominate it.

Authenticity

The ethos of the COCO-MAT brand is organic sustainability, as their mattresses and bedding are all made from entirely natural products, so it's no surprise that the COCO-MAT Athens BC hotel maintains that approach. When you first walk in, you might be startled to find yourself standing on a glass floor with fake tortoise sculptures underneath. It turns out that's more than just a cute design. When excavating the area to build the hotel, vases of ancient Greek coins from the island of Aegina were found at this spot, and the tortoise symbolized that island. The lobby also houses the ruins of an old Roman wine distillery, which dates to about 100 BCE and gives the COCO-MAT Athens BC its name. The COCO-MAT Athens BC incorporates the history of its location and organically flows with it rather than imposing itself onto the spot. Warm stone and natural tones are the aesthetic here, and various views of the Acropolis allow its energy to wash over the space so that it feels like a hotel that's both ancient and modern. It's a natural space that's still comfortable for people to stay. It's more than comfortable; it's straight-up luxurious.

Location

The COCO-MAT Athens BC is a block from the Acropolis Museum in the Makrygianni neighborhood, between Koukaki and Plaka. The South Slope of the Acropolis and the start of Plaka is a five-minute walk, while hubs like Monastiraki, Syntagma, and their metros are all 15 minutes away by foot. Those who want to explore Athens by bike can do so by hopping one of the free wooden COCO-MAT bikes outside the hotel, which is a great way to explore nearby neighborhoods.

Rooms & Bathrooms

The 110 rooms of the COCO-MAT Athens BC are divided primarily based on their view options. There's the Acropolis museum view, the Sygrou Avenue view facing south toward Mount Hymmetus, and the Acropolis view, available for rooms from the 5th floor and above. Most rooms are the same size and differ primarily in their views, but those looking for bigger options can check out the Acropolis or Master Suites. Some standard rooms have a split bathroom: there's a WC or water closet with just a toilet and a separate shower, with a sink between them. The larger suites include a bathtub visible from the bed, so they're more appropriate for those with less need for privacy. These suites, including pull-out couches, are suitable for families and can sleep up to four people.

Amenities

The hotel has two relatively small pools: a rooftop infinity pool with views of the Acropolis in the distance and a small lap pool in its fitness and spa area. The rooftop pool is lined with lounge chairs, and there are lounge structures slightly elevated above the pool's surface, as well. The state-of-the-art spa has a hammam and offers popular couples massages. If you want to take home some COCO-MAT products, there's a shop next to the spa where you can buy blankets, towels, and other items. This is a pet-friendly hotel.

Family-Friendliness

Children 12 and under stay for free, while those 13 and older are charged as adults. The pool is relatively small, meaning that children might have difficulty swimming and playing in the water without disturbing other guests. There aren't any specific child-oriented amenities at COCO-MAT Athens BC, but it's stroller-friendly.

Other Highlights

COCO-Mat Athens BC serves a buffet breakfast each morning that includes traditional Greek fare, like "koulouri Thessaloniki," a delicious sesame bread. Both lunch and dinner are served at the rooftop restaurant, which is pricey but offers beautiful views. 

Sustainability

COCO-MAT bedding uses all-natural ingredients to create eco-friendly and biodegradable mattresses, and COCO-MAT Athens BC naturally uses these products. The hotel also attempts to avoid using plastic products to manage its waste and limits the use of air-conditioning in public spaces as well.

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 5-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +30 2107230000
Hotel address icon 5 Falirou Street

Traveler Reviews

4 total ratings, 4 with reviews
5.0
Feature ratings
Authenticity & Character
4.8
Location
5.0
Staff
4.8
Cleanliness & Comfort
5.0
Helen
Helen A.
Westfield, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2024
Very comfortable big city hotel with very comfortable beds (and rooms). All the amenities you'd expect from a big city hotel and located right across from the new Acropolis Museum. Perfect spot for exploring Athens. Read more

Very comfortable big city hotel with very comfortable beds (and rooms). All the amenities you'd expect from a big city hotel and located right across from the new Acropolis Museum. Perfect spot for exploring Athens.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in June 2024
Melani
Melani P.
Gilroy, CA | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023
Staff were very friendly and attentive. Nick was very helpful. Breakfast was good also and staff. Roof top restaurant and view was amazing. I would stay here again. Read more

Staff were very friendly and attentive. Nick was very helpful. Breakfast was good also and staff. Roof top restaurant and view was amazing. I would stay here again.

Authenticity & Character
Location
So close to everything especially the Acropolis
Staff
Nick front desk/greeter
Cleanliness & Comfort
Especially staff from breakfast
Stayed in November 2023
Andrew
Andrew M.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2023
Great location, walking distance to Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, and other historical sites. Lovely rooftop restaurant with to die for views of the Acropolis. Read more

Great location, walking distance to Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, and other historical sites. Lovely rooftop restaurant with to die for views of the Acropolis.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in October 2023
Laura
Laura S.
Broomfield, CO | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022
Great location, lovely room, great service. Rooftop pool that was fantastic given the heat in Athens. Epic breakfast included every morning. Highly recommend. Read more

Great location, lovely room, great service. Rooftop pool that was fantastic given the heat in Athens. Epic breakfast included every morning. Highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
eco-friendly, pool, rooms were well appointed.
Location
Walkable to Acropolis, Plaka, and other city center areas.
Staff
Courteous and helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
very clean, AC worked well and we were very happy.
Stayed in July 2022

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 5-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +30 2107230000
Hotel address icon 5 Falirou Street