Need to know
133, including three suites.
Midday. Later check-out may be available on request.
Double rooms from $107.02 (€91), excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
The rooftop bar and pool area is the feather in Fresh’s crisp white cap. From here you can practically tour the monuments of ancient Greece without leaving your lounger, admiring fabulous view of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the city itself.
At the hotel
Sauna, gym, in-house travel agency, WiFi throughout (€10 a day), valet parking, underground car park. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD player, minibar, Korres toiletries. The suites have DVD players.
Our favourite rooms
The views get better and the street noise gets quieter the higher up the hotel you go, so ask for a room on the eighth or ninth floor. Nab a Junior Suite if you can, especially if you’re here for a few nights – there’s space to sprawl in and separate sitting rooms. Fresh Hotel’s smallish rooms put the ‘funk’ into ‘functional’, with a white-on-white colour scheme flashed with neon, and stylish Perspex bucket seats and low-slung modernist sofas.
Fresh Hotel’s oversized plunge pool sits invitingly open to the elements on the ninth floor rooftop.
Glitzy sunnies for poolside posing; dark shades for the morning after.
Cots can be provided free and the hotel can arrange a babysitter if necessary. The pool is permanently manned by a lifeguard, and the restaurant can provide high chairs, packed lunches, heated milk and a children’s menu.