BEST WESTERN PLUS Embassy Hotel,  Athens

4.0/5  - based on 175 guest reviews.
22 Timoleontos Vassou Street, 11521, Athens, Greece - See map
+30 210 6415000 +30 210 6471184

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    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Embassy Hotel, combining understated luxury with the comforts of a modern hotel, provides unforgettable moments of pleasure. The hotel has direct access to the Syntagma Square and the archaeological sites of Athens. It is located between two metro stations just three minutes from the stop "Ambelokipi" and five minutes from the stop "Music Hall". Within walking distance of many public transport stations, it constitutes an ideal choice since everything is easily reachable. This is a 4 Star boutique hotel that is centrally located at the foot of Lycabettus Hill, near the American Embassy, the Concert Hall as well as major private and public hospitals. Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Embassy Hotel,Athens
  • 5
    « Relaxing stay, Great staff. »

    We stayed at the BW Plus for 3 days. I wish we could have stayed longer however, when we booked in advance they were sold out for the following days, so we stayed there the days it was available. In short, this will be my No. 1 pick when I go back to Athens. The staff is great and will try their best to assist you. The hotel is very clean and very quiet and secluded as it is on a 1 way street away from the city centre. The rooms are very well maintained. As far as I saw, all the rooms have a nice balcony which was nice come evening time. This place has a very good parking area available for 10 Euros a day that is monitored. Out of all the places we have stayed, this has the best breakfast. The area around it has a few restaurants, bars, grocery store, bakery and pharmacy. Definitely will be going back in the near future.

    4
    « Comfortable and quiet hotel »

    This hotel was recommended for me. Located 5 min walk from Ambelokipi metro station in a small and quite street. I got an upgrade and had a lovely room. Bed was very comfortable and the room was nice and clean, also spacious. Breakfast area is small but I found an available table every morning. Staff are kind and always helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anybody, singles, couples or business people.

    4
    « Nice business hotel »

    Hotel is located in the small street, close to USA Embassy. I reach hotels from the Airport with buss number x95 in 30 minutes, and the same time back. Hotel is in a small street, no noise, which is good. Check in and out was fast. Room was very large and had more than someone would expected in the 4* property. Internet was free and fast. Breakfast was standard but good. Hotel is in nice neighborhood with shops and food corners and bars that are opened, and you can hang there if you have some free time. Hotel is 5 minutes walking from Congress Center. To the city center it took me 30 minutes to reach. I will use i again.

    3
    « Does what it says on tin »

    Clean and comfortable rooms, comfortable bed. Free internet Friendly and helpful reception staff. Was there on a business trip but did not seem like a bad location for sight seeing. Breakfast not that great plenty of other places around. Good local area for bars and food.

    5
    « Hidden Oasis »

    It was a bit tricky to locate this hotel, tucked away on a small side street. But we found the best of all worlds - quiet, convenient to markets, the metro, concert hall, etc. We enjoyed breakfast very much and had easy connection to the ferry terminal and airport, our friends & the many historical sites in Athens.

    2
    « Bad »

    Specifically Asked for a couple's bed and the room had 2 single beds. Tried to change and they said the hotel was full. No outlets in the bathroom. Old building. Poor breakfast. Expensive for what it offers. Staff is not very helpful or friendly.

    3
    « Average »

    Rooms were big and comfortable. Breakfast was not eatable, really hard to find the hotel as is hidden in a small road. Prices a bit expensive for this hotel... Near the embasies and main street not reccomending it except business travellers...

    3
    « Athens »

    The hotel was near the US embassy but difficult to find and not near the tourist areas. about a 8 to 10 Euro taxi to Acropolis. Floors were laminated wood that bubbled a bit. Door knobs were not secure and would come off. Elevator was VERY SMALL we had to make trips to get our luggage up to room. It's tight for two people.

    4
    « A decent hotel »

    It's an old property that has been renovated and slapped with the best western plus badge. The air conditioning was iffy in our first room so we were shifted to another. The hotel feels a little cramped by American standards The breakfast was decent. The staff was very helpful.

    3
    « Very very average »

    Booked a room described as a "junior suite" with one double and two twin beds, the twin beds were a camp bed and a small couch. My son was cut by a small piece of glass on the room floor becuae it was not well cleaned. Worse, whenwe went to the reception let the front desk person know ans akso for some first aid supplies, she did not bother to apologize for housekeeping's poor job and was very stingy with offering band-aids and some medicine to clean the wound, so not much in the way of service and courtesy. On the bright side, very reasonably priced and not a bad lacation, but overall, nothing special and very average, at best.

  • 4
    « An alternative location - interesting! »

    We staid here only one night on our way back home from the Greek islands. The zone (USA embassy) is very quiet and safe, with some restaurants around and a metro station nearby, at 4 stops from the city center. The hotel is nice, clean, elegant,with helpful staff. If you plan a 2 or 3 day stay in Athens, this hotel may be a safer, quieter and cheaper alternative to many centrally located "mid-luxury" hotels.

    3
    « Very nice city »

    Clean hotel, helpfull staff, weak breakfast, tiny elevator, small and thin coridors, near city center between 2 metro stops, markets and good fast food rest. nearby, over all expensive wide room Near the us embasyy and city theatre Secured area hard to find it for the first visit

    4
    « Excellent quiet location »

    I stayed many times in Athens ( even in other Best Western hotels ) and to be honest ( according to my previous experiences ) I was expecting to find in this hotel a much smaller room that the one I was given. On the contrary I was completely surprised to check in a very spacious and well furnished room ( a standard one anyway ). Informal & pleasant atmosphere. Comfortable bed, all very clean, perfect AC system, nice bathroom. Decent breakfast. The hotel does not have many rooms so that is rather quiet ... which was greatly appreciated. Very kind and helpful staff. Reasonable price on Booking.com - even if not reserved in advance.

    4
    « Short Visit, but Fit the Bill »

    I spent one very short night at the Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel during a recent visit to Athens. The location is a bit "cramped in," located along a very narrow street, but the street is quiet and, for my purposes, the hotel was in very easy walking distance to where my meetings were being held. If you're looking for something in the heart of the tourist area, then look elsewhere. The hotel appeared in very good shape; tidy, but clean. The room was much larger than I expected. Everything looked new and sparkling; the bathroom, in particular, was quite nice. I saw a few other reviewers complain about wear, tear, and odors, but I had not such experience. The bed was comfortable and the TV had a good selection of English-language choices. I only had a few minutes to partake of the complementary breakfast, but it had a good selection of both warm and cold items, with plenty of seating. All in all, this hotel more than met my needs and expectations. If the location is convenient for what brings you to Athens, I can recommend it.

    4
    « Good location,efficient staff,convenient stay »

    Stayed for 5 nights in June. We were booked for standard room but were upgraded to junior suite for 4 nights. We arrived at Athens airport and took X95 from airport to syntagma and got down at Mavili square stop.The hotel was 100mtrs away from the stop. Standard room is good size and sufficiently spacious.Junior suite is very nice and with small seating balcony area. Bed soft and comfortable.Air-conditioning perfect.wifi good although fluctuated but was resolved immediately. All the staff at reception,housekeeping & breakfast restaurant are warm,cooperative and ready to assist for all your needs. The lady at bf restaurant was very quick in service and putting replenishments and cleaning. Bf spread is good with variety of breads,delicious desserts. Metro station Megaro Moussikis is walkable 10 mins away and 2 stations from syntagma. The hotel is at bottom of Mt Lykavittos and good place to visit for top views of Athens and sunset views. We had to catch early morning flight.The reception staff arranged for some quick stuff in the Early morning 5.15am which is very much appreciated. We enjoyed out stay at the hotel and won't mind coming back again.

    2
    « Don't stay unless you have no other choice »

    First and foremost, it was completely our fault we ended up having to stay 1 night here. We booked out trip to Greece fairly last minute and apparently Athens was crazy popular during that couple of days we were there and this hotel was one of the few with rooms available. The good - We got upgraded, the breakfast was decent enough, reception staff were pleasant. The not-so-good - We definitely overpaid for this being a last minute booking, it was 150euros a night. The bad - Location was in a small dark alley in a not so nice neighborhood. Our cab driver had difficulty locating it and our uber driver gave up locating us leaving us. The room we got was big as it was a 1 bed room suite but everything is in need of a serious revamp. Cleanliness is a big problem, everything from the sofa to the carpet to the dinning chairs was dirty and smells of cigarettes. The bed was hard and the blanket was nothing but a sheet. I know this is a Best Western and I should temper my expectations but we moved to Periscope hotel not too far away (and in a better neighbourhood) the next night which was great plus cost us less money. All in all, not value for money, stay only if desperate.

    3
    « Smokey air and uncomfortable beds »

    Spaceous room with balcony, unfortunatly I got a smoking room - why do they still exist? Why give it to a guest asking for Non smoking room? Small breakfast with burned coffee. One tiny elevator for entire hotel, 5th floor was too many stairs for me... Friendly staff in reception. Entrance not suitable for eg. wheelchairs.

    1
    « Worst hotel we have stayed at »

    We were booked this hotel by the planner. If I had read the reviews or even seen photos of the hotel definitely would not have chosen to stay here. Front desk was an old grumpy woman who barely muttered two words to us. There was no one to help with luggage. The elevator is freakishly small and old and the stairs is so awkward you worry you might fall and break your femur. The decor is from the 1920 without updates. The wall has strange stains on them and look like they have not been repainted since the beginning of time. The bed...oh just wow. It is like sleeping on a broken wooden plank from 1940. So uncomfortable. I question if the mattress wasnt from a flee market. The blankets are thin and horrible. The internet is only available sometime. The signal drops off all the time and super slow. Honestly stay away. This hotel has nothing to offer.

    3
    « Very good »

    Staying here at min and this is great hotel....price was very good for us for three nights ...breakfast was lovely and plentiful.i was very surprised that there was no food available in the hotel after breakfast that's very poor for a 4 star hotel.Location is great and there are lots of restaurants nearby.Staff are very nice and friendly and the wifi is really good.

    5
    « Great location, great value, friendly staff. »

    This little hotel is tucked away from the main roads and yards away from the American embassy. The quite surrounding make it great for kids although the walls are very thin. Having said that the staff were very attentive when guests were noisy late at night. The location of the hotel is what makes this place. A very short walk to the metro, which you pass the American embassy to get to. Take a taxi straight on and you get to the parliament square within 15 minutes! Breakfast is ok, lift is tiny so wouldn't recommend if you have a wheelchair or need to take a buggy up to your room. We left ours at reception. We will definitely be going back!!

  • 4
    « Great location »

    Pros: Great location, good prices, free WiFi, free cancelation up to 2 days before arrival, 24h reception Cons: Relatively small rooms (especially for more than 2 persons, e.g., families), moderate breakfast

    3
    « Between three and four stars »

    I decided to give three stars because there is nothing remarkable about this hotel, However, 3.5 stars would be warranted, and you will not go wrong at all to stay here if you can get a decent price and want/need to be in this area (nearest metro stop 10 min on foot). Room had a decent size, a comfortable bed, a good shower. Breakfast buffet was more than adequate. Staff were friendly.

    5
    « Salvation! »

    After booking a hotel that just wasn't going to work, we moved across Athens to this place. The location is great, just next to the American Embassy. Walls are a bit thin, and there were a lot of families staying here. But overall, the children making noise in the halls weren't terribly annoying. Breakfast spread was fantastic! Staff was very friendly, especially the night concierge. He had some excellent tips.

    3
    « Very quiet and clean »

    Athens doesn't seem to offer great accommodation. I found this hotel very reasonable. I appreciated very much the quietness. The place is clean and very decent not far from the US embassy. If is not user friendly for people who have mobility problem as the lift is quite narrow and there are steps to get into the hotel. Not fair away there is a main road where there is a bus going to the airport for 5 Euros

    5
    « Clean. Quiet, Comfortable »

    This hotel is just a very short walk from a main boulevard,The US Embassy and the Metro system. A fresh breakfast was served every morning, the staff is friendly and very helpful and the rooms are large, clean and comfortable. After a busy day sight seeing and wandering around Athens it was a great place to retire too and have peace and quiet. The Bathroom was large and well appointed. A word of caution,be very careful with your belongings while on the Metro. Hold purses and bags in your hand or up under your arm.

    4
    « Quiet and comfortable »

    The BWP Embassy was not the most convenient location for our 5 nights in Athens, but it sure was comfortable, quiet and very friendly. We had 3 nights before a small boat cruise of the Greek islands. Rula was at the front desk when we checked in. She was friendly, spoke very good English, and gave us a large junior suite upgrade on the 2nd floor. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious. We had a small balcony with chairs, coffee/tea, and large bathroom. After our island visit, we returned for 2 more nights. Kristos checked us in and he was quite pleasant and helpful, also. We were given a larger room on the top (7th) floor this time. The breakfast was fantastic, with all sorts of Greek and Western-style breakfast food. Our flight left very early in the morning, we had to be out of the hotel at 4:15 a.m., but Kristos made sure we had coffee and some breakfast on our way out. The only drawbacks I can think of were: 1. the elevator is tiny, as many have already mentioned. So we ended up walking a lot of flights of stairs. 2. the walk to the Metro is about 10-15 minutes, past the American Embassy and the Music Hall area. There is a small grocery store up and around from the hotel. Also, on the walk to the Metro are many small cafes, pubs, and good restaurants on the side street.

    5
    « Small hotel with big rooms »

    Set on a side street, this hotel is a little difficult to find, but it's a hidden gem. Over-sized rooms with modern bath fixtures, the room was comfortable, quiet and had a nice little balcony to sit out on and enjoy morning coffee. Room has a bed, large closet with a safe, a desk, TV and fridge and coffee pot. Also has a little seating area set privately around the corner. A/C unit worked great! Breakfast was fantastic! In between 2 Metro stops..sidewalks are narrow in this area, but safe to walk around.

    4
    « Clean and small hotel in Quiet location »

    Stayed in a triple room. Room and bath room very clean.Spacious room. Very comfortable bed. Good breakfast .Location is away from the tourist area. A pleasant and short walk to Megaromousikis metro station near the concert hall. Area is very safe being close to theAmerican Embassy.Since the hotel is situated in a side lane no noise. Efficient and quick checkin and check out.Lift is small.

    4
    « Down a side street but worth the stay! »

    A little hard to find since it's down a teeny side street in not the best neighborhood in town, , but this place was worth the trip. Large rooms, modern bathrooms and the breakfast was amazing. We rolled in at 4am due to a late flight but were pleasantly surprised by the size of the rooms. No great views out the windows, but had a little balcony and the A/C unit worked great! Came with a little hotpot for morning coffee--it might be the only hotel in Greece that does that! And I love my morning coffee! Small elevator barely held the two of us and our luggage. European breakfast with plenty of meats, cheeses, eggs and cereals and breads. It's near the American Embassy, so ran into a lot of Americans here. I would stay here again--about half way between 2 Metro stops, so a bit of a walk, but not bad.

    1
    « Never again! »

    My worst hotel experience ever! I do not recommend this hotel to anybody. Terrible check-in service, no recognition of Diamond status, poorly decorated rooms covered in dust, WiFi not working properly, poor breakfast, mistakes made at check-out...and the most important thing - terrible quality bed. Never again!

  • 3
    « Autumn Break »

    The hotel was in a nice quite area of Athens near the American Embassy, but quite close to the metro. The hotel advertises a bar and a restaurant both of which it has, but the bar is not open, you have to specifically asked for a drink and the restaurant is only open for breakfast. There appears to be a lacking of staff, it appears to all boil down to the receptionist getting your drink or generally providing as in our case cups etc as the cleaner had forgot to leave them. We were up graded to a junior suite, which was quite nice, clean and tidy, if not a little dark, some of the furniture was falling to pieces, particularly the draw unit in my wardrobe, there was a super king size mattress on a king size divan. The rooms looked a little tired, and show a lack of maintenance, ( lack of staff again) light bulb not changed, architrave falling off wardrobe surround, wooden flooring lifting, draw unit etc. It's seems like I am running the hotel down, which I am not, our stay was very pleasant. Tea, coffee provided which was most welcome in the room. Wifi worked most of the time, but had same trouble away from hotel, so probably not a hotel fault Lift quite small, but sufficient. Would I use the hotel again, YES. A little TLC would not go a miss.

    4
    « A very nice boutique hotel »

    I have stayed in this hotel in two different occasions. In both occasions I had a nice experience. The only difference was that on my second visit, I had an even better room. The area is safe and quite and it is only 5 minutes walk to the metro station. The breakfast was fine and as a frequent visitor of Athens, I would definitely stay in this hotel again. To be honest i prefer to stay in Plaka, but this hotel will be added in my list.

    4
    « Good value option for Athens »

    Clean, spacious and comfortable room, big and spotless bathroom. Great location for Athens centre and a nice selection of small bars and restaurants close by. Earlier reviews of rubbish-laden streets are either a case of mistaken identity or lunacy. Friendly staff and breakfast is ample. WiFi a bit hit and miss.

    4
    « Not wow...but okay »

    Look this hotel is listed as a 4 star...I would say 3. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The dining area is very small you feel a bit squashed but the food is not that bad. Nothing wow but the location is the best we could walk around till the early hours to our hotel on foot. Blankets are a bit shady. The bath is tiny you can't really relax in there. Look it doesn't leave you feeling pampered but it's not the worst place. I think with the 4 star rating it can unrealistically raise your expectations.

 

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·From: the airport. Follow directions to Elefsina and then to Immitos Ring - Exit 16K. At the end of the highway you take Exit Y1 and you follow the signs to the city center and then to Vassilisis Sofias Avenue. Going to Vassilisis Sofias Avenue you follow the signs to the city center. You will find the street on your right hand at the traffic lights before Megaron Moussikis. Follow to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Embassy Hotel.