Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I booked this hotel solely due to close distance to Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, which is just couple minutes to walk, the same to the nearest metro station. In spite of very busy street nearby, the area was very quiet and also safe (US embassy nearby). Otherwise nothing special about this hotel. Unfortunately I experienced the same problem with smell of smoke on the 5th floor, in the room and also coming from a/c, as described in other references. Staff friendly and helpful to arrange early breakfast, but needs to be aware of this problem.
We attended a conference in Megaro centre, so the location of hotel was very good - 6-7min walk, the subway station is very close as well. Noisy streets are over corner, especially if you ask for the room looking at the yard. The hotel's reception area pictures are truth but the room and bathroom need retouch, looking tired and worned. There are s all amenities you may need in a bathroom but towels were very old.. Breakfast is ok, nothing outstanding and definetely not 4****.. I can not get the idea why shall i need a waiter to poor coffee into my cup - i want to have more milk and less coffee.. Do they want to controll the drinks or this is a sign of courtesy in Greece - i don't know. The staff is friendly, smiling and helpful, but they do have to catch up an English, their language knowlegde needs to be improved. Due to this reason we had an non-pleasant conversation when signed off, there was a misunderstanding between my husband and receptionist. But the staff is trying hard to please you. So if you are not too picky and demanding, it is an all-right-hotel. 500€ for 5 days in the end of Sept. Small tiny balconies could not compensate a claustrophobic elevator, so be aware :)
Nice hotel in a good central location. Lots of options for grocery stores and restaurants. Great gelato place close by. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Arranged for an early breakfast for us on one day, due to our early pick-up for a day tour.
It's a great place to stay in athens. The area is safe and the hotel is value for money. The breakfast is great and the rooms are pretty spacious. There are many restaurants and supermarkets in the vicinity as well.
Let me start by reflecting on some of the reviews I read about this hotel before booking.... This is a nice quiet hotel that is situated close to the Metro which makes it good for exploring the city. Rooms are a good size and have all the necessary amenities you would look for in a hotel like this, however the a/c temp can not be regulated which is frustrating in high heat and wifi in rooms is poor. We checked into the hotel late in the night following a trip to the islands. We had previously dropped some bags at the hotel before we left for our trip to the islands and found the reception staff to be rude. Check in was fairly straightforward however it took a few attempts for them to understand we had bags left in the storage room. We went up to our room (4th floor) and were instantly hit by the smell of stale smoke. We had requested a non smoking room and there was a sign stating non smoking but on the other hand there was a ash try on the table? The smell was really bad and when I called down to reception to complain and I was told the room was non smoking and that the hotel was fully booked and nothing else was available. I was not happy and asked for someone to come up to the room. The male receptionist was not the most helpful but I understood he had nothing else available and accepted that we were stuck with the room. I thanked him for his help and asked him to leave a message for the hotel manager to contact me in the morning as I was not happy with then room and wanted him to see me to discuss further. I then proceeded to unpack, 10 minutes passed and the receptionist appeared with a new room key saying he had another room for us which smelled much better. I was surprised but grateful for his help and proceeded to move rooms. In our new room we got ready for bed and switched on the a/c, this is when we started to smell cigarette smoke. The smell was coming from the vent. We ended up just going to bed with no a/c. The next morning we reported this to reception and yet again was dealt with in a rude manor. She said we had already been moved once but she will ask maintenance to take a look. We later discovered the 5th floor is smoking and so I believe this is why we could smell smoke coming through the air vents. So my tip if you decide to stay in this hotel is to avoid 4th floor rooms and be prepared for rude staff. Breakfast was average with limited choice and the wifi throughout the hotel was poor. I won't be staying here again and wish I had taken more note from previous reviews before booking.
Best western embassy hotel is a nice decent hotel very well located in the quiet heart of Athens. It's very close to all important areas of the city including the acropolis and plaka district. It's a few hundred yards from the train stations also. The one thing that I think needs to be reviewed is the number of stars. The hotel is sold as a 4 star hotel but I don't think it's. the hotel is old and maintenance is not adequate. I had an issue with the A/C and requested the reception to call maintenance which she did and they claimed fixing it which was not true. Staff are wonderful, friendly, and try their best to help.
I was there for two nights before exploring other parts of Greece. In those two nights the staff really made my stay comfortable and enjoyable. The hotel is located about 10 mins from the parliament. There are plenty of restaurants and bars around the hotel to relax after a full days of sight seeing.
We stayed for 3 nights end June/beginning July and would recommend the hotel highly. The hotel is very central and a few minutes walk from the Ambelokipi Metro station on the blue line. Syntagma Square and Monastraki are a couple of stops along the blue line and also the airport is on the same line which is very convenient. Also it is important to say that the hotel is in an area which is extremely safe. We were given room number 73 which is on the top floor and was a lovely large room with a very comfortable double bed and two sets of French doors leading out on to a shared balcony. A couple of things about the facility's in the room - the bath towels were beautifully thick and large and the hair dryer in the bathroom was extremely efficient unlike other hotels where you often get a pathetic air flow. The French doors have silky net curtains which looked lovely and clean so I couldn't resist smelling them and they were absolutely clean and fresh which is something that is always, and I mean always, overlooked in every hotel I've stayed in. The staff were lovely and friendly and very helpful with queries and booking of taxi's. The breakfast is continental style but does have hot food if you'd like it i.e scrambled eggs, slices of omelette and bacon and sausage. The waiter in the restaurant was lovely and very friendly and efficient. All in all we could not fault the hotel and would definitely stay there if we came to Athens again.
Stayed here during a recent business trip and conference in Athens and would recommend it to anyone doing the same. The hotel is well located to the centre of the city (1.6km) and also to the main bus routes. Parking is available at the hotel. Room on the 6th floor meant no noise from the street below and also very spacious with only 6 rooms per floor. Bathroom was clean and spacious with linen changed every day. Very helpful reception staff and no problem ordering you a taxi or recommending restaurants to eat in. With no traffic, it's about 30 minutes from the airport.
Good hotel to be staying in as it has a very comfortable and spacious bed! I stayed on a room on the top floor which had a balcony with a view of Athens mountains. Good value for money, in my opinion. The hotel is hidden is a small street, which makes it very silent through most of the day. It's 5-7min away by foot from the subway and has a couple of bars, souvlaki places and restaurant less than 200m away. If you're looking for more options, it's 20min away by foot from the electric neighbourhood of Panormou (1 subway station away). Syntagma Square and Monastiraki are only 3/4 subway stations away and from the latter you can get to the Acropolis by walking. Breakfast is decent, with a variety of options such as scrambled eggs, fruit juices and several bakery options (salty and sweet) and has a good thing of being offered until 10:30AM. The downsides are the elevator, which is very small and can basically fit only 2 people at a time, and the wi-fi speed which is not very good (and some times the signal disappears). Bear in mind that, although it's name Best Western, don't expect a huge, fancy hotel! It's like an old hotel that has been renovated by the Best Western brand.
- Close to Mount Lycabettus and Lycabettus Theater
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Athens City Centre, Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Mount Lycabettus and Lycabettus Theater. This 4-star hotel has 31 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. It's also close to Hellenic Parliament and Syntagma Square.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 31 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Tempur-Pedic beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and safes.
Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 212 reviews