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Best Western Candia Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked a super break trip to Athens for 3 nights for our 40th wedding anniversary. Tui specified a quiet double room . When we arrived the staff did not appear to know we were coming and we were put at the front of the hotel in a room with 3 single beds. The room overlooked a busy main road and a train track where the trains ran all night. The noise was horrendous and kept us awake all night. We asked to be moved and we were put on the 3rd floor but still near the road and with 3 single beds. The noise was still horrendous and we moved again a bit further from the road . The beds were rock hard and we thought we had been bitten by mosquitoes only to find from a friend who is a gp it was bed bug bites. Breakfast was good although the waiter whipped the plates and cleared the table as soon as we got up to get a drink. The hotel is not in a good part of Athens but I have to say that all the staff were helpful and really tried to help us. The hotel is not the best but the staff are lovely.

Staff at restaurant and roof terrace and housekeeping were very friendly! Rooms are clean but simple. Beds are uncomfortable. Nice terrace with good food options! Noisy inside the room due to location next to road, but ok.. you can expect that. However, there were groups of young people staying at the hotel and they "claimed" the roof terrace in the evening till 3 o'clock at night. Staff could not do anyting, but try to aks them to "keep it down", but it felft like a youth hostel. Did not get any sleep for last 3 nights... They were fully booked so when I complained for the second time and asked for another room, did they offer a smaller room, but it was our last day, so I did not bother (no time to repack, but decided to visit the city again) and put in earplugs... again a bad night sleep...

The hotel offers basic services and facilities, but was clean, comfortable and value-for-money. Breakfast offered a nice range and there was plenty of all options, sweet and savoury. The rooftop has a small pool, and views over the city and the Parthenon in the distance. The location is not the best, but nonetheless it's still reasonablky central, and a short walk to the nearest metro.

The hotel itself looks a bit tired but the staff are very friendly and very helpful when it comes to local attractions. Less than a 100 meters to the Metro to explore sites like the Acropolis. Hotel staff warned us about pickpockets on the Metro but it was far from crowded and just outside the holiday season, so we didn't see or experience any problems.

Well, I guess that we did leave it a little late to book in, a city as popular as Athens (no terrorists only tourists, although I sometimes wonder what the difference is!) and it was difficult to find. a hotel room at all. With the help of an Athenian friend however we found the Candia, centrally placed near Omonia square, not the nicest area but what could we expect? I wish I could say something positive about the. hotel but permanently overstretched staff, too many tour companies with exhausted tourists, and little patience on either side. But there was one delight- mesmerized we walked out onto the roof top and were stopped in our tracks - Athens lay before and around us from horizon to horizon and we watched the sun slowly sinking and turning the world black until the lights of the apartment blocks came pricking out. But there is something more important to be said concerning Athens and that is the lack of facilities - and concern - for handicapped people (which I am). To get into the Acropolis, as taxis are not allowed near the only lift (and what a lift) which one has to walk 400 meters to reach and then watch it drop down the cliff face scraping and rattling only to scrape and rattle back up carrying a very uncertain you. And when one gets to the top, the glassy, slippery marble of the surface is highly dangerous. Pedestrian lights do not allow enough time for a handicapped walker to cross; in fact nothing shows thought about the difficulties that. one might encounter; and these are only examples

Hotel situated near train and metro station, easy to reach from the airport and to visit the city. Friendly staff( most of them). Extensive breakfast with everything you need. The swimming pool on the roof with a rooftop bar is very nice. You have a view over the city and can see the Akropolis and Lycabettus hill. Rooms are clean but not very spacious for 3 adults. Bathroom was a little outdated. Our room had a little balcony.

If I could give this place 0 I would, worst experience with staff and there unwillingness to help, beds not made properly and unclean sheets. Had my stuff stolen in entrance and they didn't even try to help. Wouldn't recommend. Better accomodation down the road for same price.

Located near some great bars and restaurants! Had a great room with 2 comfortable beds, a camp bed, a fridge, a spacious bathroom and a balcony with a great view. Amazing buffet breakfast and dinner! Bar staff were lovely but some of the restaurant staff were quite rude to my friends on multiple occasions. View from rooftop bar and pool is stunning and you can see the acropolis clearly! Would definitely stay here again!

What a surprise, hot, tired and not in a good space from a poor Santorini experience driven through late afternoon traffic from Piraeus to walk into a lobby of a hotel to be made at home. The reception made sure the inconvenience was limited, the great views made known and allowed us to go to our room. Dropped our bags and headed to the roof for a welcome cool wind and excellent views of Athens! Headed in for supper and the best for last a buffet supper with so many choices it was again excellent and the price impressively little at €14.00 each. Back to the roof for a drink and photos and then for bed! Complaints? Yes bed is very hard and uncomfortable and pillows too soft, if you're on a budget and can tolerate nit being beneath the Acropolis then use this hotel, it's definitely a little gem!

Our travel agent booked us into this hotel for the start of a mainland Greece visit. Yes the hotel is not central but the metro is convenient and easy to maneuver. The hotel is clean and our room stayed cool while we were in it, and was fairly quiet- we were not bothered by noise. The food was amazing good and the offering for breakfast was all we would want. Dinners were at a nominal cost but also totally worth it. Fresh fruit not to be missed! The staff was helpful and attentive. The rooftop bar and pool was a great plus for sunsets and the acropolis at night. Good value and great service.

40 Diligianni Street Athens Attiki

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Athens City Centre within a short walk of National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Best Western Candia Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Ancient Agora. This 142-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Located in central Athens, the hotel is also near Roman Agora and Hellenic Parliament.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Candia, the hotel's onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


All 142 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Best Western Candia Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's discounted offsite parking and limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a computer station.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 82 reviews