As you turn into the small side street the hotel is located on, you might begin to apprehend your choice of accommodation as the surrounding area doesn't look like much, but once inside, it isn't hard to see why Fresh is part of the Design Hotels label. One of the only contemporary hotels in the city, it is a fairly good deal as well as reasonably-priced.
The lobby area is set up like a cosy living area with colourful felt modular furniture and a large fireplace that is lit in the winter. The window display changes every season too, adding a little dynamism to an otherwise very static area. Unless there is a conference going on during your stay, it is rare to see crowds of guests at reception.
On the mezzanine floor is where you will find a small business centre with access to a computer and the internet. For guests in need of relaxation, the use of the steam and sauna rooms as well as the 24 hour gym are complimentary. The mezzanine floor is also where the breakfast room is as well as the hotel conference facilities.
Next up are the rooms followed by the pièce de résistance, the Air Lounge on the roof. This area comprises the main restaurant (open for lunch and dinner) and bar, with an adjoining terrace. The wooden deck looks out over the city with a stunning view of the Acropolis in the distance - this is the perfect place to come to watch the sunset. On a raised part of the deck you will find a rectangular pool, which although small, does the job cooling guests down during the sweltering Greek summer.
Overall the hotel is extremely simple without too much fuss but with a roof-top deck that is worth staying here for, especially during the summer (May-Sept).