COCO-MAT Athens BC is one of the beautiful eco-hotels of the COCO-MAT hotel chain in Greece. They have several hotels in Greece, all known for their sustainable initiatives and comfortable mattresses. We visited Athens at the beginning of 2020 and wanted to write about our experience in one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Athens.
COCO-MAT Hotels is a hotel chain with 4 beautiful eco-hotels in Athens: COCO-MAT Hotel Athens, COCO-MAT Athens Jumelle, COCO-MAT Athens BC, COCO-MAT Hotel Nafsika. When we visited Athens, we spent one night in the stunning Coco-Mat Athens BC Hotel.
COCO-MAT sustainable beds
The COCO-MAT Hotels were originally created because of the big success of the comfortable COCO-MAT bed mattresses. The COCO-MAT philosophy is that “every person needs a pillow well suited for her or his body type and sleep position”.
COCO-MAT is a family business, which was founded in 1989. This eco-conscious company creates sustainable beds. These beds are created with a special mattress with multiple layers of natural materials. They don’t use metal strings, instead, they only use eco-friendly and natural materials from renewable sources: coco fiber, natural rubber, wool, cotton, seaweed, horsehair, silk, linen, wood. They also avoid all toxic chemicals and the mattresses are 100 % organic. Coco-Mat is using 100% natural wool which is a natural flame retardant. The COCO-MAT is refusing to use plastic in its manufacturing process and has very high standards towards sustainable production.
To be sure, we have never ever slept so comfortably before! The design of the hotels is also inspired by nature, and as they say, they offer “indulgent, tailor-made experiences”. The philosophy of the hotel chain is to celebrate nature, that’s why everything is from natural materials.
We stayed in a double bedroom with a king-size bed. Of course, our favorite part in our room was our bed. The amazing multilayered mattress was the comfiest bed we have ever tried!
The room was also filled with eco-friendly goods. The hotel also provides natural toiletries that are made locally (Zealots of Nature). In the shop, you can also buy the homewares from the room, the bed mattresses, and even the wooden bikes.
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When you book your room on the website, you can also request a “tailormade sleep”, which means that you can customize your pillows and your mattresses. You can choose your pillows online and fill out a questionnaire about your sleeping habits.
The breakfast is a buffet downstairs with lots of delicious meals. Fortunately, they also had lots of vegan, plant-based options (which I always thought is obvious in an eco-hotel, but unfortunately it isn’t). They offered vegan cooked meals, and they also had a diverse collection of fruits and veggies.
If you wish, you can also order room service, and you can have a delicious breakfast in bed.
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COCO-MAT is not only about mattresses, but also about bikes. They also created a very unique wooden bike factory, where they create city bikes out of ash tree wood. At COCO-MAT hotels you can book a bike tour on a wooden bike, or rent a coco-mat.bike. You can also shop for these unique and eco-friendly bikes! Unfortunately, we did not have time to try these iconic bikes, but you can just ask the reception for details and pedal away to eco-friendly explorations in the history and beauty of Athens!
Fitness and spa
Are you tired of a whole day of exploring Athens? We must say, after lots of hiking the hills and streets of Athens, an afternoon spent in the spa was much needed! We spent a whole afternoon and the evening relaxing in the indoor pool and trying the sauna. We were too tired (and lazy) to try the fitness, but there is also a gym right in front of the spa, so we could have easily hopped on the machines to sweat, and then jump into the pool.
The roof garden of the hotel has a beautiful rooftop garden with a pool, where you can enjoy a delicious meal and a drink at the bar, while you watch the sunset down over the city. We bet that the COCO-MAT hotel offers one of the most stunning panoramic views of Athens and of course, the Acropolis. Yes, the Acropolis definitely dominates the city view, and you can just enjoy the view from the rooftop pool.
We absolutely enjoyed this sustainable experience in Athens. We specifically loved the huge and comfortable bed and the beautiful panoramic view from the rooftop garden. Coco-Mat Athens BC is a perfect choice for those who enjoy being surrounded by natural design and materials, and who prefer sustainable travel and want to combine it with some luxury as well.
Do you want to try one of these sustainable mattresses and have an eco-friendly and luxurious experience in one of the COCO-MAT Hotels? Book your stay here!
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Disclaimer: We were invited by COCO-MAT Athens BC to have sustainable travel experience in their hotel, but all the opinions are our own.