The Best Western My Athens Hotel is located in Athens’ commercial center, 20 minutes walk from Plaka, the Acropolis and Syntagma Square and 200 meters away from the Metro station. It offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Best Western My Athens Hotel guest rooms are well decorated and equipped with air conditioning, safe and hairdryer. Most rooms have private balconies. Room service is available. Guests receive discounted rates at the nearby car park, less than 100 meters from the hotel. Free use of the printer is provided in the hotel’s business center. In the evenings, guests can relax at the cocktail lounge with their favorite drink. The attentive multilingual staff are on hand 24-hours each day. Car rental, fax service and tourist information are provided. The Best Western My Athens Hotel is totally refurbished offering a cozy, pleasant and functional stay to leisure and business travelers.
The hotel itself is lovely, it has everything you require at a very reasonable cost. The beds were very comfortable, lots of hot water and the staff could not have been more helpful if they tried. They have a viewing terrace where you can sit at night and look across to the Acropolis, which is lit up and looks amazing. If you could pick this hotel up and move it somewhere else it would be perfect. Unfortunately the area has deteriorated drastically since we booked the hotel in January, their reviews reflect this. There has been an influx of refugees and homeless to the area and it was quite intimidating returning to the hotel in the early evening as lots of people were just hanging about on the pavements and even in the streets. I was travelling with a female friend and we felt very uncomfortable and uneasy. I must stress that nothing happened to us and probably wouldn't have done but the vibe was not a good one. We got taxi's to and from the hotel to avoid walking the streets and I recommend this. The hotel is not on a main road and the roads around it are narrow and dark. The area outside the hotel looked OK (and clean) in the morning and there was hardly anyone about. Some people might not be fazed by this and if you're worried about returning to the hotel at night just go by taxi. It costs around €6-€7 from Syntagma Square.
Room was clean and basic. Bathroom is very small and have a window to an internal ventilation shaft. The small balcony faces the next building's wall. As you open the balcony door the cooking smell is coming in. Hotel stuff was very good and helpful. There is optional breakfast that we did not buy. The neighbourhood is immigrant's area does not feel safe at night so it is recommended to use a taxi when coming back to the hotel. Good for one night if you like the price. On one of the days there is a street market all around, after that the streets were extremely dirty but were cleaned until the next morning.
We stayed overnight on the way to the islands. The hotel itself is Located not far from all the attractions and offers basic accommodation. We had 3 adults so the room was tight and the bathroom is very small but it was clean and comfortable. Staff are excellent and very helpful. We had arranged for our ferry tickets to be delivered to the hotel well in advance to our arrival and they were very obliging to hang on to them. They arranged our transfer to the port and gave us some great advice to get there early.
Located close to public transport in a colorful part of the city, Best Western My Athens is a comfortable place where you get great value for the price. The staff is extremely friendly, professional and helpful, definitley the highlight of the hotel. The rooms are nice and while some may complain about the location, the neighborhood really isn't bad and affords travelers the opportunity to see some other parts of the city. Highly recommend this hotel!
The hotel staff was extremely helpful and very nice. Especially Stavros had been such a gentleman, helping us every time. Any little problems we have had, the hotel staff solved it immediately. I highly recommend this hotel as it is awesome and safe.
Good service and friendly staff, the room was clean and confortable but the bathroom was really tiny and not fonctionnal at all. Also, there was a lot of noise outside my room during the night. The area is really bad and a bit dangerous.
Nice room and friendly staff, lovely roof top seating area, watch the sunset and see acropolis light up at night. However, the surrounding area is very dodgy, A LOT of men wandering the streets, didnt feel safe as a young woman. I got harrased a few times and also offered cocaine, so if you're also a young woman or family with young kids, I don't recommend this area to stay in. Unfortunate seeing as the hotel itself was pleasant.
Good structure in general and kind staff. Good breakfast with different choices between sweet and savory. Unfortunately it is located in a not very quiet area. I recommend going by taxi especially in the evening. I do not recommend it to young couples especially for the quality of the people there is in the evening.
It's a nice hotel close to city center and a direct bus from airport which drops you 3 min walk distance from the hotel. The lift is very small and can't accomodate more then 2 people with no luggage. The hotel staff is very helpful and rooms are clean. The breakfast room is very clumsy with chairs blocking each other.
Really bad bed and lacking cleaning of bathroom. Unsafe nabourhood - i felt uncomfortable at late hours. No bar or alike in hotel. Very noisy hotel guests and noise from the street. You can buy very good Pakistanian food just opposite the hotel front door, and bring it to the hotel rooftop terrace = positive. But unfortunately you get kicked out after midnight. Doorman and receptionist was very kind and helpfull, but unfortunately the facilitys lack of comfort and cleaningness means i will not come back.
The hotel is not situated in the nicest neighbourhood of Athens. Very small swimmingpool - and a lot of noise from traffic at Night. The breakfast was ok - but not super delicious. No restaurants etc in the area.
Had to cancel my reservation due to a family emergency. They still charge me for the FULL 7 DAYS and REFUSE to refund. I understand a cancellation fee but this is ridiculous. Stay away from these money grabbers.
Everything about hotel is small, rooms bathroom, reception breakfast room. The hotel is adequate, staff are very good. It is in very rough area, some of the more expensive hotels are on the periphery of bad areas too.
Located in the middle of athens refugees quarter, dangerous and unfriendly area. Poor rooms which do not meet the standarts of one star hotel. A very small shower room that barely contains a person of average size. Beds are reasonable but not compatible with the 3 stars hotel. Worst of best western hotels i have ever seen. Hotel not recommended not even for one single night.
Recently stayed here with friend. The hotel is basic but clean and slightly more modern inside the rooms than what we were expecting. No fridge despite being self-catering place. The breakfast is rubbish don't waste your money! The check in staff were polite and helpful – on our last day it downpoured and we had to go back to the hotel to change and get our bags before catching our flight, the front desk let us use the hotel towels despite having checked out already, which was nice of them. The hotel also has a roof terrace which is lovely to sit on in the evenings and you can see the acropolis in the distance. I would recommend the hotel as a cheap/affordable option in Athens with great location to metro. However.. The area around the hotel is awful! It is an very uncomfortable place to be as a (young) woman. The men are extremely leery, call out to you at any time of day and many times we were approach. The constant staring is very unnerving. I would 100% not recommend this area (Omonia) if you are a just a couple of young women or a family with young girls as the whole area feels very predatory. Most of the streets around here leading to the hotel are dark, graffiti, people loitering about, rubbish on the streets etc – not a great place to stay. However, if you're just using the hotel as somewhere to sleep as we did it is bearable to just come and go and try not to be too angered/unnerved by the men /atmosphere there.
The hotel itself was nice enough and it was extremely clean. However i would not recommend this hotel to solo female travellers. It is located in a slightly shady part of town and i did not feel safe walking to and from the hotel, especially after dark.
Been here with friends. Although the workers here are welcoming, that's the only thing I can say. Rooms are tiny, air conditioning is not really working but the worst thing is the neighborhood.. Very unsafe. See if yourself. Go somewhere else
The location is good, staff are welcoming and polite, rooms are ok although need some refurbishing, but that's it. The neighborhood is very unsafe, dirty, plenty of drugs everywhere, and you can't actually leave the hotel without a taxi. Is this the place where you want to spend your holiday?? Go spend your dollars somewhere else.
We arrived at the hotel, by walking with our big luggage, via Omonia Station train. (We arrived by airport, caught X95 to Syntagma Square; which was only 2 train stops away from Omonia Station.) We did manage to get a little lost, even though using the Google Maps. We were never more than 3-4 minutes away from the hotel, according to gps. We finally walked down a street with a bunch of people hanging out, on both sides of the street. The area looked a little... well, let me just keep it real...ghetto! Looks may be decieving, but not here, especially at night. We couldn't keep going round and round the blocks, so we sucked it up and asked one of the people hanging out on the street. The kindness of this man, was so refreshing. He gave us directions, which was just 1 block away. He insisted that he go ask another guy, on the opposite side of the street, just to make sure his directions were accuate. The other guy confirmed this, and waived hello to us. We gave many thanks, and he waived us off, with a smile on his face. We made it to the hotel, and were greeted by the night clerk. He was very kind, and gave us information to a Greek restaurant, that served food late. The place was called, Alexander the Great, the food was great and was only 5-8 minutes walking. When the clerk gave us the room keys, he let us know that we could go up to rooftop deck, as it had the best view of the Acropolis. (I'm pretty sure all the hotels with a rooftop deck, and a good view of the Acropolis, say that.) He was right, it was a nice view, in the night sky. Let me just warn you... the lift/elevator was tiny. My companion and I, had 1 large luggage, each. We were like sardines in a can, but it got us to our floor. The room was nothing to write home about, but it was really clean and it was not in need of updating. The room had a decent balcony, not on the Acropolis side, but it still gave a view of the area. The bathroom was actually pretty decent. The tiling and vessel sink, seemed as they tried to make the room a little fresher. They did offer a buffet breakfast, for only 6 euros, per person. I didn't make it for the breakfast, but my companion did. He said it wasn't spectacular, but it got him full, and he was satisfied. He mentioned it had, cereal, milk, boiled eggs, cold cuts, fruit juices, etc. The lobby has brochures on all of the tours, and info on what's in the area. The front desk clerk, was kind and assisted us, by advising us of where to catch the bus for the hop on hop off. We walked 10-15 minutes, to Omonia Square. Across the street, in front of the entrance/exit to the train station, is where the sightseeing buses, pick-up and let off. All in all, even though the area didn't look the greatest, we never felt threatned or at risk. The hotel staff was kind and helpful. They allowed us to leave our luggage, on the day of departure, so we could do a tour. The location was walkable to the Omonia area train station, and close to plenty of shops and restaurants. When we left the hotel, we decided to take a taxi to the X95 airport shuttle stop, across the street from Syntagma Square. The taxi cost was on 7 euros. It probably could have been less, but we traveled during rush hour. I felt the hotel was a great option, for those on a budget, and i would consider staying there again.
Simple and basic, but it was clean and the staff was always available to help out. Good location for getting the bus and plenty of cafes a short walk away. The neighborhood was questionable but we didnt run into any issues and people were generally friendly! The rooftop terrace was a definite plus- overlooks Athens and an amazing view of the Acropolis where we enjoyed wine and the city!
The hotel staff is super nice. BUT unfortunately, the hotel is located in a VERY BAD neighborhood. I walked down the road during the day saw junkies shooting up heroin - needles and the heroin quite visible. At night, I looked out my window and saw a guy getting robbed! Also, the fruit truck vendors use a loud speaker at all hours of the day (midnight included) This was in one day!! I feel bad for the hotel: it is a nice place with small cozy rooms and a super friendly staff.
Location of the hotel is good, just 5 mins away from Omonia metro station. The neighbourhood is quite poor and roads are dirty but the hotel is OK. Rooms are not luxury but they are clean and there is everything you need for your staying. Staff is incredibly kind and helpful. 5 mins away from the hotel there is a restaurant called "Alexander the Great", ask for it at the reception...
We stayed here for two nights and it was okey. The staff was great and the room was clean, but I was expecting more as it is a Best Western hotel. The location is nearly okey as it's close to both Monastiraki and Psyri, but the neighbourhood changes quite a bit the last two blocks and it's a kind of run down area with strange people running around. Maybe - but I'm not sure - I will stay here again next time in Athens.
Near the city center and the metro, the hotel is clean and comfortable. The terrace of our room overlooked the Acropolis ! And there is a rooftop where you can see the whole city. The staff is really nice and friendly. perfect place to stay in Athens if you don't want to break the piggy bank !
At the price this hotel charges, you can't really go wrong. Yes, everything is basic, but the staff are friendly and rooms perfectly comfortable. The shower, at least in our room, was snug, and the shower curtain liked to give you a 'cuddle' whilst showering. Breakfast has a reasonable selection, and I enjoyed it each morning. Beds are comfortable, and rooms well made up. The area around the hotel is intimidating at first. We were offered drugs on several occasions. But it's all show, we wandered through the area each night to/from the centre of town without issue. No sign of crime. For what you pay, this hotel is a bargain, and in easy walking distance of the tourist attractions.
Bad location. people is using the drug during daytime, You can see from hotel. just cross street from hotel. I suggest to take a taxi to go out and come back. Hotel has a security outside. Hotel itself is good, clean, safe inside, and friendly staff.
The staff was the best..very accommodating told us what areas to stay clear of as tourists. Gave us a map highlighting what to see ie acropolis..great breakfast selection..didn't feel well one day they called for food delivery for me so I didn't have to leave room
The hotel room was nice, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. They could have a few more options for breakfast (I'm vegetarian), but other than that it was a very good stay. The hotel is in a rough area, (which is probably why it was cheap) but they can't help that!
The most disgusting hotel I have ever seen. I used a single room, I couldn't use the toilet because the sink was over the toilet. Somebody forget to clean my room and forget the rubbish from other rooms in my room. HORROR
This hotel is located near Omonoia plaza which used to be the "good" Athens centre. Now it is full of very shady people. The hotel itself is in a filthy backstreet where you only see Arabs (maybe illegal immigrants). Everyone in the streets seemed to stare at me in an almost hostile manner, like I was trespassing or something. Not a word in Greek and all shops had Arabic signs. It felt very dangerous, especially at night. I can't imagine a family or a group of girls staying at this hotel. The people at the hotel offered very good service. However, it is very old and needs refurbishing. Up until 2 o clock in the morning, there were loud noises coming from the street, i couldn't understand the source, maybe road works. The cleanliness was average.
Hotel is near the city center, but located in the Arabian quarter - come back to the hotel at night was unpleasant. Rooms of average size, small bathroom. Check-in and check-out were fast. Service helpful and smiling. Breakfast was quite poor.
The hotel is really close located to all major tourist areas. As it is in downtown the surrounding streets are not nice and they can be visually intimidating. But even as I was travelling with a child there was no problem at all. Also the location is well compensated for the proximity to akropolis (5 minutes by car) and the amazing hotel staff.
Otel location nice but around so many dirty and the who lives foreigner from fareast always noisy and fighting each other so only the bad thinks. But inside the otel clean well enaugh for the spend your money. You can find cheaper food around. Many cafe nearby. Near to metro station about 5 0r 8 minutes walks. Near to historical place max 2 kms but nice to do shopping during walks. Hotel staff always helping and kindly. Breakfast well enaugh. Thanks BW...
Rooms are clean and service is kind. The hotel is located not far from the fancy restaurants area ( 5-10 mins walking ) but the immediate Surrounding are not really well maintained. Basic breakfast and level for 78 euro per night. For the same price athens offer better options.
Room small, comfortable beds. Perk to the apartment is the top terrace in which you have a full view of the city, especially nice at night. Mini market across road with essentials. Location safe however 15 minute distance from restaurants and the Parthenon.
Everybody is dinging the hotel for being in a dodgy area, but I felt like it was perfectly fine. There is a ton of graffiti around the area and homeless people, but it could be that I am used to that from living in San Francisco. If you are scared of homeless people, then the area might not be your cup of tea. PROS: - Courteous staff - Laurent was great and has been working there 20+ years - Breakfast was 6 euroes - hard boiled eggs, sausages, bacon, a few random meats, bread, cereal, and OJ/coffee - Cheap - can't really beat ~$70 a night - Luggage storage in a safe area - they stored it for a few hours for us and protected the luggage quite well. They even found a t-shirt that we forgot in the room and left it with the luggage! Talk about service! CONS: - Area has graffiti and homeless people. I did not feel endangered. Can't really complain over the price! - Elevator is slow - might take a few minutes Overall, I would stay here again. If you're expecting a honeymoon spot, then expect to pay more!
The Best Western My Athens brings a culture shock to any visitor especially if it may be your first time. Located in the centre of the city, it has a lot of cultural diversity, with Asian migrants opening their shops and small restaurants. The hotel is walking distance to practically everything you may want, in terms of sites, shops, restaurants and the common city drunkard. The hotel stood out for me more due to their staff who are very friendly, helpful and informative. Ready to help when they can. The local area is the talk of the city, but I guess that can be said for London too. Best to stay for a night or two!
The hotel staff were Great! The Hotel is very nice and responsibly priced. The breakfast buffet was not a plentiful as I would have liked, but it was enough to get your day going in a Great way. The area isn't the greatest, but during the day I did not have any fears of leaving it. Should you want to venture out at night, you can always call good ole Uber.
The hotel and its staff were fine. The room was clean and bed comfortable. The bathroom was tiny but clean as were the towels. The soundproofing is not the best and the lift isa bit slow. The view from the room revealed a wall of another building. It was fine as it was the cheapest room. There is breakfast available for 6 euros, which I did not use. The reason why I gave 3 stars is the area. It seemed really dodgy and I was afraid to come back too late. There were people sleeping on the streets, drug users around and I did not feel comfortable walking alone. I don't think I will stay again - just because of the area.
My mother and I chose this hotel for the end of our Athens trip due to the price. The hotel itself was fine. Very courteous and helpful staff. Moderately comfortable mattresses, clean room. The room was very much "no frills" with tile floor throughout and a miniature bathroom. This being said.... The location of this hotel is in a VERY UNSAFE block of town. It is fairly close to a main street, but I would never walk down those streets in the night and was uncomfortable in the day. The closest underground metro station (Omonia) is the most dangerous in Athens. We didn't know this about the area - talking to many locals (in restaurants and Uber drivers) confirmed how unsafe this area is. If this hotel were transplanted to a safer street it would be the perfect basic, affordable hotel, however based on the location we DO NOT RECOMMEND.
Booked this based on the beautiful Best Western we used in London - nothing like it - don't trust brand name! Terrible area - didn't feel save. Old shabby hotel, no help with luggage up to room. Smallest bathroom I've ever experienced! Only thing that was okay, was the breakfast. Won't be back there!
I booked six weeks ahead. Made sure that I communicate our needs by email (twin beds - two single) and good view, non smoking room. I arrived late in the evening checked in but was shocked with the room: so smelly, double bed, no view. the street was so dirty. With the same price rate you can rent better rooms in the same area (omonia square) such as Chic Hotel, Dorian Inn Hotel.
Bedrooms very Spartan. Inadequately small shower/loos. Seem to be badly sound proofed, a lot of night time noise. Made worse on our floor by a couple having loud and heavy arguments in the middle of the night - situation which, despite complaints from neighbouring rooms, was dealt with in a too laid back way by management. But a couple on another floor told us their room was also noisy. Location is a run-down part of the city. Roof terrace could be great - it has a view to the Acropolis - but just has a scattering of cheap chairs and tables, nothing else. High spots? Pleasant staff, rooms were clean. That's it. It's a long time since we stayed at a Best Western. This hotel didn't incline me to stay at one again any time soon.
Clean rooms, comfortable beds and amazing roof terrace with fantastic view of the acropolis. Definitely not a luxury hotel but we had a great sleep and enjoyed playing cards every evening on the roof terrace whilst watching the sun go down. The surrounding are is quite run down but it's also very close to some excellent small restaurants. Walking distance to the main sites and very friendly staff so couldn't have asked for more for the price!
Great thing about this hotel is the staffing, they are helpful and friendly. The facility is clean but dated. It's close enough to walk to the Acropolis about 20 minutes away. Nice walk down Athina to that wonder of Athens. Very close to Omonia square which is not the best square in Athens. After dark, the surroundings don't look very inviting as it's not well lit area around Omonia. Rooms are super tiny. Very little room to manoeuvre around. Breakfast offerings are adequate but comes at six euros per person. So if you don't mind a small room, then you're OK with this set up. Just a place to rest and off to your excursions. Thanks to the staff for their hospitality!
The location is very central, basically you can go anywhere by foot. Out room had a really nice view of Acropolis however if I were to visit Athens again, I would not stay in that neighborhood. It didn't look like somewhere you would want to walk alone after it gets dark. People at the reception was very friendly however there was no one at the hotel to bring us some water, we had to go down and get it ourselves. It is in the cheap range so I guess this is what you can get.
I have just returned home after spending three days at this value for money hotel in the center of Athens and i can safely say that this is a great choice for the budget traveler! The hotel is centrally located at a central location which although it is not one of the posh areas of Athens it is definitely safe and secure during both the day and the night! Moreover the hotel is spotlessly clean, its staff is amazing and for its price it is for sure good value for money! Will definitely consider staying there when on a tight budget!
Stayed here for many days. It is a cheap hotel but have high standard. The staff is very very friendly and will help you with tours and information. Outside it is a lot of homeless people in the streets.
April is a good time to see Athens; not too hot,but an early glimpse of summer before it arrives in England. ''My Athens' Best Western is a well-placed spot for seeing the City on foot, though the immediate district is a bit run-down and seedy.
This hotel is a budget hotel. For what you pay you cannot expect more. If you are on a budget and can live with a WiFi that is not great, a poor breakfast and most of all a creepy neighborhood then this is for you. The hotel is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Monastiraki however you need to be careful when walking back at nightime, I was there with my sister and we both felt uncomfortable and almost scared. Keep to main roads. Hotel staff is very kind and welcoming, but I wouldn't go back purely because of location.
Conveniently located 15 minutes on foot from Syntagma square, Monastiraki and other main attractions. Cordial and courteous staff eager to help and give advice. Spacious balconies with good view (top floors) and nice terrace on top of the hotel. Toiletries are fairly good, powerful hairdryer. Wi-Fi is tricky to connect to but the speed is ok. Rooms and especially bathroom could be way cleaner at least without hair noticeable on the floor and bathroom walls. The area gives the impression of unsafety, however we didn't experience any troubles or inconveniences.
We stayed two nights in this hotel. Located is near Omonia Square about 300 meter walk where you can get the train/metro station and hop on hop off bus tour, many restaurants and shops as well.The location it self is not too nice the street is narrow, not very clean and a little bit dark at night but we didn't have any bad experience. The hotel is older but it was clean with small elevator. The receptionist was very nice and helpful. He also arranged a taxi for us to go to the Airport. For the rate we paid, nothing to complain.
The place is located 350 m from the train station - but located in not so good place since the streets are dark and dirty. They provide no heater so its a bit cold in the night. However the staff are so friendly. Well considering the low price - I think it is still a reasonable place to stay.
It is very near from the central station and the stop for city tour bus . Nicolás is good recepcionist . good and complete breakfast inclusive greece yogurt.you can walk around and all the places near.
First, the hotel says they are in Keramikos 200 meters from the metro but if you go to that stop it's a 2 km walk to the hotel! Then if you don't mind walking through streets filled with drug addicts or prostitutes you're getting closer. Next you walk through garbage that the drug addicts have thrown all over and have to navigate the pools of urine in the streets. Then you get to the hotel. In the rooms you'll make friends because the walls are so thin you hear everything. If you want coffee or tea, too bad. The rooms have no amenities. It does have a heater/air conditioner but there is no control so it did no good! Breakfast is extra, or at least they tried to charge me more! My suggestion, find someplace else!
The hotel is located in the center of Athens close to the main touristic sites. The neighborhood is more than unpleasant full of gypsies and immigrants. The personel on the reception is exceptional! They are really kind and helpful, example of excellence, especially Christos!
The location is central but in a shady part of town. The staff were very helpful and the air conditioned room was a decent size although not particularly well sound proofed. The bathroom was small but everything worked OK. The lifts were tiny and had a mind of their own and the free wifi was reliable but very slow.
Terrible terrible location. Men loitering about. We walked back to the hotel around 4pm and the surrounding area was very yncomfortable for walking due to everyone staring. Lots of polis about doing random bag checks of these questionable men. The room was tiny. Could hardly move between beds. Bathroom was designed for tiny liliputians. No room to move. Window to bathroom was tiny. No kettle. Tv was too small. Very noisy.
We stayed at Best Westerns in the US and thought the hotel chain is acceptable. So we booked for 4 nights in Oct. Upon entering the hotel, there is a big poster about the roof top terrace and were excited to check out the view at night. First of all, staffs were all nice, friendly and helpful. The location is questionable as there were constant loud noises from the streets, from screaming, talking, and drilling as 'early' as 2 am. The area is shady and didn't feel safe. Yes, we were on the 7th floor but we can still hear the outside noises very well. Then, the walls are paper thin as we heard the toilet flushing, hair drying, talking on the phone from next door neighbors. The room was very small but had a balcony. The bathroom is very small and the commode is next to the sink where I had to sit 'sideway'. I am a slim average height female so you can imagine the tight quarter. Then the shower curtain was too short that the bathroom was flooded after showering. The shower stall wasn't leveled so there was constantly a puddle of water. You have to ask the reception for a key to the safe deposit box. Also, there's not any kettle in the room but you can ask for one without charge. The buffet breakfast was 6 euro but the items were appealing, so we didn't eat there. My suggestion is to stay there if you are on a low budget, and a heavy sleeper, and do not plan late night activities as walking through back & dark alleys while lots of men were smoking and watching you wasn't pleasant at all... Gladly we weren't harassed but who knows since we didn't understand the language. The area is mainly dominated by South Asians.
Nestled in what looks like a picturesque section of hell. The My Athens Hotel, by BEST WESTERN is the best of... nothing really. Unfortunate, for the guy who works there, though a little "creepy", seemed like he had a winning attitude. The My Athens Hotel some how found a permanent home on Best Westerns, naughty list and never made it off. The room was half the size of a university dorm room and there was literally a window in the bathroom that opened up to the blackest portion of a nightmare. You had a few options in the bathroom: toilet, shower, or enter the abyss. Maybe, I'm being hard on the hotel. But, having been raised in Athens, I kind of have an idea of where to and where to not go. And, that place is definitely straight out of a horror film.
Capable and gentle staff, good, clean hotel and beautiful rooms!! The location not so beautiful but nearby the center so pretty close to the metro and bus station. Overall a valid choice of hotel in Athens.
Situated about 30 mins walk from Syntagma Square, the hotel is located in the Arabic quarter. We had taken a taxi (fixed price of €38) from the airport; recommended if you arrive late at night. The taxi driver and the hotel reception both told us the area was safe. Having spent 5 years in and around the Middle East I know that the sight of large groups of men doing nothing but smoking is commonplace but I can understand how it may be somewhat off putting. My 2 female companions were happy to walk from the hotel to the main street (about 50m) and did so several times both day and night without incident. The reception staff were helpful and friendly and the room was basic but clean. There was a breakfast option for €6 which looked fine but we elected for coffee at Paul near the centre which I will review elsewhere.
The Pros: For the price you pay you get a comfy bed and a clean room. Great people at the recption and staff. ALL OF THEM ARE BETTER THAN EACH OTHER. EVERYONE IS EXTREMELY KIND AND HELPFUL. I would return there again. The cons: Area at night not very nice but NOT dangerous. Small bathroom but hey Im a big guy Overall: Will repeat again
This hotel is terribly located . We have visited towns and cities around the world and this was the scariest neighborhood . To be honest my husband stayed here with my Fatherinlaw and he came back with the worst reviews . There were people in the street injecting them selfs in broad daylight , they were walking and trying to avoid syringes from the pavement , the smell of urine was really bad in the street and they were scared to walk out when the sun went down , they were there on a Saturday night and it was really loud , the window had Barbwire on the outside and the taxi driver that took them from the airport warned them to be careful because the area was not safe and filled with drug addicts.. There is graffiti on the walls and many shops closed down , the hotel it self was clean if it makes any different and the staff was friendly .. If your with children just look for something else ..
I booked this hotel because I had half a day until my late flight. It was ok for that. Room was simple and clean. However, I would not recommend in case you are there to explore the city. The location is a bit dodgy, even the taxi driver advised me not to walk around that area alone.
The staff is friendly and very kind. The terrace located at 8th floor has a great view of Acropolis and other atractions. The terrace used to be closed at 1pm but the security guy understood that we arrived late in the night and he stayed a little bit longer. The staff is able to recommend you accessible priced markets and another atractions. Also, the rooms have a nice view, despite of lack of space in the room and in the bathroom, but at this price is the best you can get.
The hotel is a bit hard to find. The taxi driver had trouble spotting it. It is down a small narrow street. It's about a 5 minute walk to the square where you can catch the hop on/off bus so the location is ok. The room is small and there was no refrigerator. It was clean and ok if you just need a room for a short time. You can see the Acropolis from the seating area on the roof.
I was very surprised pulling up to this hotel. The area is not safe and it looks very dirty. The staff is wonderful but not wonderful enough to overlook the flaws in the hotel. We had a 3 person room. It was sooo small. We could only open once piece of luggage at a time. The bathroom is also small. If you make too many soap suds in the sink, the suds will come through the pipe in the floor... Yea... I know. Ridiculous! Has 2 English channels. A balcony. Intermittent wi-fi. The couch bed is so hard and uncomfortable. The train is a short walking distance from the hotel. There is a great restaurant called Alexander the Great 2 minutes walking distance from the hotel. This was the best thing about staying at this hotel. Again the staff is so nice & helpful.
During our Visit , i don't feel safe at all , neigborhood seems very dangerous and many drug addicted guys got high during a day time. Our room was so small, bed was not comfortable. Very friendly front staffs and polite and kind breakfast host. We were happy with the service. Facilities are OK for The price. I will not return to this hotel again. Not recommended
The room was clean, spacious and it looked renovated. I asked for a room in the highest floor and we did not hear any noise. We slept well. The price of the hotel was very good. The hotel is very close to Omonoia square so you have easy access to the underground. BUT it is in a little street that is in a bad state. I would never walk around these little streets alone. Nothing happened to us but I felt very unsafe. The room had air condition but there was no remote control for the air condition. There was only a switch on the wall. So we could not change the temperature or the force of the fan. We could only switch it on and off. Make sure you do not leave the windows open after the sunset because many mosquitos can come in the room. The hotel has no parking but it was easy to park very close to the hotel.
It is close to metro station and walk distance to city centre. aircondition works fine and the hotel is clean. Would be better if they include breakfast into the price but not a big deal. There are some pattiseries close to the square which are very nice for breakfast.
We stayed for two nights. The hotel is nice from the inside; tidy, clean, with a good room service. The receptionists were all very friendly and helpful; we were given a voucher for the Blue tour bus which saved us 6 euros each for the one-day tour. The thing we did not like was the neighbourhood, no one had bothered us, but we felt unsafe walking at night. overall good hotel, but if you can afford a hotel closer to the centre then go for it.
The location of this hotel maybe not the best in Athens. However the room is clean and nice, and the view from the roof is beautiful. The breakfast is okay, nothing special. The staff is friendly and helpful.
If it were not for the drug infested neighbourhood this would be a great location . Close to centre good service . Small rooms . And slow lift. Has a good roof top view that was the best part of the stay.
we stayed last week in that hotel for one night, and the hotel itself is not that bad, but the location is horrible you will feel u r in Bangladesh surrounded by drug dealers and dirty area, we actually felt sick of that area, no good restaurants near by no decent shops .nothing but rubbish, moreover its very hard to find that hotel. its about 20mins from city center tho, all in all very bad experience. p.s do not believe the reviews on this hotel on booking.com
I wanted somewhere really central in Athens. I walk a lot and from here I walked to Syntagma Square - Trams buses here - go to Voulas - get off @ Kalaki beach really lovely. Also I walked to Acropolis and right up to Alexandrou Ave. Near Omonio subway. Not the greatest hotel I have ever stayed in but clean, central and very reasonably priced.
Stayed for two nights. Hotel not bad, rooms small but tidy. Was easy to reach city center by walking as it is just 15-20 min, however location of the hotel is not safe even day time. Was quite noisy night time as walls are very thin and you can hear all the noise from the other guest. Would not recommend and not stay again.
This hotel is clean, nice, and well kept. The elevator, just large enough for three people, is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. The room is small, but that is to be expected and isn't a problem for a couple. What is a problem is the neighbourhood. I'm not sure if it's actually dangerous, but the people walking around at night seem shady (and this isn't my first rodeo). I would say if you plan to stay out late, this hotel isn't for you. If you're here to see the sights during the day, it should be fine.
The hotel is ok. The area around the hotel seems dangerous and unsafe. I can say that it is not true. Of course it is full of shops open till alte in the night, lots of rubbish left ont he floor but nothing happened during my stay.
First impression when we arrived near the hotel was not pleasant but the hotel and its service are OK. I was happy with the service and staff are really helpful especially the reception guy. The reception gut helped as a lot with regards information to visit Athens. If I had to re visit Athens I will try this Hotel.
We stayed at the Best Western for two nights after landing in Athens, before heading to the Islands. It's around a 40 minute journey from the airport. The hotel itself is comfortable enough - small rooms, but it's unlikely that you'll be spending a lot of time in them! The roof top garden was a lovely place to relax and has great sweeping views of Athens. The staff were lovely & full of helpful advice. The breakfast was simple but sufficient. The hotel is around a 20 minute walk to the base of the Acropolis and the Plaka. I would, however, reconsider before staying here again. The area didn't feel 'great' and I certainly didn't feel overly safe walking down the street by myself. It was only a 5-10 minute walk before you were on main roads and on your way to the main part of town but we saw a fair bit of dodgy stuff in those ten minutes. So - depending on the purpose of your stay - it's a great 'cheap' option for a hotel, but consider the area and who you are travelling with before booking.
Area outside hotel predominately male dominated and being a party of 6 females we were very conscious of this fact. We did not however encounter any issues. Staff at the hotel were superb, rooms were well appointed and the breakfast was excellent. Slight problem with the lack of sound proofing in rooms. Conversations both in corridor and adjacent rooms could be clearly heard. Luckily all was quiet during the night but there would have been no chance of a lie in should I have wished to have one.
I came from Athens yesterday where I spent 3 nights in My Athens Hotel. First of all, I have to say that I was quite worried after reading some references here which described neighbourhood of the hotel in the most pesimistic and dark way (like prostitutes, drug users, syringes and lots of intimidating men). Do not trust these references! I have to only admit that the neighbourhood is not the cleanest one. Nothing horrible happened to us, I did not see any the mentioned things, nobody intimidated us (even during the night) or annoyed us, and I can say that that I was really pleasantly surprised. Hotel is clean, nice and cosy, staff is extremely helpful and nice. I would recommend everyone to stay!
Idealy localed the breakfast is great and cheap. Beautiful terrasse on the 9th floor. Room is spacious. Very friendly and great help for touriste. A little loud though and the neighbourhood isnt the best at night
We staid in this hotel few weeks and we were pleased at the beginning, but day by day the cleaning service was worst and worst. The hotel is ok for few day staying, but if you plan to stay more weeks better avoid it as they don't care too much to clean the room
good location, close to the Omonia square, and relatively close to Gazi district with night clubs and bars. extremely nice personnel. pleasent rooftop terrace with a nice view on Athens - perfect for late evening dinner. neibhourhood a bit up-and-coming.
Very nice hotel and hotel staff. Very close to the center and super clean. I choose this hotel each time I go to Athens and I don't have regrets. In less than 5 minutes you are at the subway station. From the balcony I had a great view to the Acropolis.
We have just enjoyed a three day break at My Athens. The hotel may not be in the best area but it was clean and comfortable; the staff were excellent. Our rooms were cleaned daily, the buffet breakfast was good value for 6 euro and every member of staff was friendly and helpful. There is no bar but a bottle of wine (from the local supermarket) can be shared on the rooftop terrace with excellent views. Whilst the area is not the most affluent, we did not have any problems day or nighttime and it is near to a good metro link for all main sightseeing sites.
When we arrived we were shocked at the location dark dingy street with a lot of drug users and prostitution. On entering the hotel we were pleasantly surprised as it was lovely and the staff were excellent. The room wasn't large but spotless with a huge balcony and a magnificent view from the roof garden. During the day outside was absolutely fine so we opted for a taxi back at night well worth the 10 euro this included the tip
I intended to stay one night at the first but offered 30 Euros per night and extended my stay for one week but was told on next day that have to pay 40 Today i refered to Best Western at Pythagorion and rate was offered 40 euros breakfast included but location is much better . My room is cold , floor is chilly, bathroom is small with little area for sgower , shower curtain is not suitable
This was a great hotel right in the heart of Athens. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and will give you all the information you need about Athens. Walking distance to the Acropolis and all other great historical sites and also walking distance to the central markets. There is a great 360 degree view from the top floor of the hotel with a nice covered outdoor setting for kicking back drinking wine/beers and looking out over the city. There is a really good restaurant called 'Alexander the Great' 2 mins walk away from the hotel. Omonia metro station is about a 4 minute walk from the hotel which will connect you to the airport via train.
Centre of Athens, good service, the room is good, very good prize. The room is in 7th floor, as result, it was very nice to look at the city. However, I didn't get any electric kettle as I asked before.
We stayed at this hotel in Room 501 for the New Year. The room is basic and a bit sad with no real effort put into it. A patterned bedspread and a colourful print on the wall would improve the room enormously. The view outside is very depressing indeed so a splash of colour inside could compensate for that perhaps. Reception are efficient and knowledgeable as you would expect and the breakfast lady is a lovely cheerful sight upon entering the dining room. Breakfast is basic, toast, jams, fruit etc. A croissant or pastries would make it more worth your extra 5 euro. The hotel is within walking distance of the metro, Omonia, Plaka and Gazi and of course if you would rather not walk, you can easily hail one of the many cheap and plentiful yellow taxis. Usually I like to write positive reviews so not to put you off, but I find it hard to show much enthusiasm for this hotel.
Reading some of previous comments concerning the My Athens hotel , we were a bit sceptic to book there. As it was a crowded weekend for Athens and the price of the hotel seemed relatively fair, we decided to take the "risk". We booked at MyAthens hotel. The hotel itself is very " fresh" . The advantage of this hotel is it staff, specially the people at the reception . Even when one of us faced a medical problem ,we were provided the best possible assistance and attention. The neighbourhood is not the best in Athens but we did not felt at risk at any time. The hotel defenitely is a value for money place.
Let me say firstly that the staff were very friendly and helpful,top marks there. As for the area, oh dear...Its not safe for women alone or in a group or young children. Loads of migrants and vagrants hanging around all day and all night usually talking at the top of their voices well into the night. Get a room on the top floor if possible its that noisy. We were on the 2nd and had to move to the 7th. The hotel is cheap so very basic amenities, beds are ok but the showers in both our rooms were awful, so tiny as to be near useless. For breakfast, we went to Omnia sq where there are many cafes and bakeries,much cheaper than the hotel. We never stayed out late throughout our holiday,this entire area up to the sq is full of migrants. Be careful!
The hotel price is very good. The room is tiny, however, it is okay for just sleeping. Walking distance to the historical Athens. But very bad neighborhood. In the dark, walking around the hotel seems not safe.
The neighborhood which this hotel is in gets a bad rep but my husband and I honestly did not feel any danger when we stayed here for 5 days. There were a lot of shops, convenience stores and bakeries, with locals doing their shopping - nothing different from any other city. The location was so convenient that we didn't even have to take the metro and could comfortably reach the Acropolis and shopping districts on foot. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
I stayed here at the end of sailing trip for one night. Found the staff very helpful and the rooms were very clean would recommend this hotel it was reasonably priced and close to metro. The area is not the best but its a short walk to main shops. There is a continental style breakfast. No Bar, But there is a great roof terrace with good views of athens
Prices were reasonable, and the staff were really nice. Clean rooms and nice location (quite close to some good restaurants) were really a plus for us. As for the negatives, the bathrooms are quite small, and the walls are like paper thin -- which is a big deal for some people who need some space for talking or relaxing. The neighborhood can also be unsafe, though we didn't experience untoward experience ourselves. But generally, I like the hotel.
We stayed here for 2 nights. 50 euro a night. The neighbourhood is not good. However the hotel was great clean and the rooftop excellent. We travelled around Greece for 5 days and cancelled another booking to come back here. It was close to an Irish bar and other locations such as an early morning 5am trip to the airport for a nearby metro station. We would return the staff were nice and this was within budget for us.
The hotel itself is easier accessed from Ommonia Metro station than Metaxiogio. From Meta.. It wasn't easy to find. The area is "up and coming" according to the website. Yup, its a bit rough and there is a security guard outside with a stab vest. (I have to point out that most properties do have guards and stab vests so it is normal practise... But when it is the first person you see it is a bot disconcerting) Now, the price is reasonable, Ommonia Square and other sights are very reachable on foot. The check in was easy. Staff were nice, the rooms are large with a balcony and clean too. (Ask for a room on a top floor for less noise; we were advised to do so on this site - good idea!) Bathroom was fine too. As we went out of season the rooftop terrace was "ours" fpr 4 nights. Open for all until 1am and great to see the Parthenon and the sun setting / views of the city. Spent many hours up there. We went to nearby Kebab shops and took meals up there. Shop wise there are two mini marts open just across from the hotel. There wasn't a proper supermarket until Ommonia Square. I'd stay there again if I was in Greece. Metro isn't far away so it was good value for money overall and an enjoyable 4 days spent.
The price is also pretty fine, it's a good place for the short walk to the city centre: Omonia square, Piraeus avenue and the shopping area. The room quite basic yet acceptable, the bathroom too severe in a Greek manner. The biggest issue here is, actually, the surrounding which is unpleasant even during the day (not to mention night time) with many sad and broken people wondering around.
View from top terrace over the city at night is spectacular! Rooms are small but efficient use of space. Helpful and friendly staff. Easy to communicate in multiple languages with the staff. They were friendly, accommodating and helpful.
While booking i wonder why they didnt put photos of shower and toilet to official site. When i arrive i figure out shower is XXXXXSmall really hard to fit and have shower. Staff is firendly and helpful to us. as everybody says location is terrible but not to fear about homeless all the guys are harmless. At last dont stay with the rooms end with 5 as 405 505 etc. theres is window with no view.
Clean, quiet room with excellent friendly service in a remodeled hotel at modest prices. Comfortable beds. A/C barely acceptable. Small bathroom. TV has mostly Greek channels. Only offers breakfast. Has a great rooftop terrace overlooking most of Athens, particularly the Parthenon. Conveniently located near Omnia Square and the metro. Not for everybody, nor for lone female travelers as it is in a run down area. Yet, you can arrive/depart by taxi or just walk 100 meters along a safe street to a main safe street leading to Omnia Square and the Acropolis. Internet available in the rooms. Great value for the price. There is a convenience store across the street to buy necessities and food.
Excellent service at the desk. A rather lovely rooftop that needs a bar or cafe. The location in Omonia is frankly quite abysmal and the rooms are clinical and ugly. Worst of the Best Westerns I've experienced.
Thought this would be a place witj reliable wifi and a good location. Neither was particularly true. Athens( this Part anyway) is filthy and hard to navigateThe concierge was helpful and forthcoming. In conclusion, one definitely need not spend as much money to stay at an averae place in a subpar location!!
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