Coco – Mat Hotel Athens
Written By Lena Harizopoulos
What: Coco Mat Hotel Athens, A brand new urban 4 * contemporary boutique hotel.
Where: In the heart of Kolonaki area, situated at 36 Patriarchou Ioakeim Street, the poshest street of the city’s commercial centre.
Why Go: To experience this newly introduced hotel concept.
Coco Mat as a company is known for its bed & mattress manufacturing – they are leaders in the Greek market and beyond the borders of Greece by now – advocating a natural way of living.
Their famous 4 layer mattresses and amazing pillow selection mainly contain coconut fibre, natural rubber, cotton, wool, eucalyptus, lavender, linen, horse hair and more raw materials found on nature.
Coco Mat hotel Athens is housed within the flagship Coco Mat store which in a way is genial since you enter a cool mattress, bed, bath and beyond store and all of a sudden you land in the hippest “au naturel” hotel suite while being in the middle of the city’s most urban area.
Having said that, I would like to stress the fact that the hotel’s rooms are quite spacious and airy, an attribute you don’t get to find easily in Europe’s city hotels.
So quite clearly the competitive advantage of this city hotel is something more than its central hip location…
It is its urban identity combined with a feeling of clean, fresh, natural stay you get from the moment you check in to the minute you check out.
Ideal for: the eco-lover, the design-forward hotel trotter, quick city escapes, couples , quick business trips, shopping getaways.
Piece de resistance: The honesty bar.
When in nature, you feel free, the same thing goes on when in Coco Mat Athens….
During my stay I could walk by the honesty bar any time of the day….or night – collect anything I wanted – write the item down, along with my room number and go back straight to my room.
Go for: Lunch on the big wooden table placed in front of the shop’s central window.
At the beginning it could be rather strange, as passer bys look at you while having a meal but if you think about it, it is rather people watching.
Grey area: The breakfast
Although the service is super friendly and the buffet filled with all the natural Greek goodness, the breakfast doesn’t go the extra mile in all aspects, from the juices to the alla carte menu.
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