Wyndham Grand Athens
What We Love
- A sleek, contemporary hotel in central Athens, with great views – includes breakfastThe amazing roof terrace with 360-degree views of the city
- The unbeatable central location, close to the iconic Acropolis
- Getting pampered in the health club after a busy day of sightseeing
What To Know
- A short drive from Athens International Airport
- Near the Metaxourgio Metro station
- Free WiFi
- Onsite parking is available
- Airport shuttle is available
Opening this December, the brand-new Wyndham Grand Athens (a sleek reincarnation of the former Hotel Athens Imperial) can’t be beat on location – it sits smack-dab in the middle of this legendary city. From here, it’s just a short trip to ancient wonders, such as the iconic 4,000-year-old Acropolis and Parthenon. The hotel itself is a rather more modern marvel. It’s the first and only Greek hotel from the prestigious Wyndham group, so no stone has been left unturned when it comes to comfort and service, with their signature design touches evident everywhere you look.
The hotel’s grand, imposing façade gives way to a super-cool and airy atrium lobby, with plenty of natural wood, neutral hues and vibrant splashes of lime and turquoise. On the ground floor, there’s a chic café bar, as well as an elegant restaurant. The highlight has to be the roof terrace, where you can relax at the lounge restaurant and catch fabulous views of the Acropolis. A charming oasis in this frenetic city, it makes for a welcome respite after a busy day of sightseeing. By night you can sip a cocktail or two up here, against a backdrop of sparkling city lights. And did we mention getting pampered in the health club, relaxing in the sauna or hitting the gym?
With great city views, the stylish Standard rooms come with king-sized or twin beds and exude a cool, calm and contemporary air. Soothing greys and neutral hues are brightened by signature lime green or turquoise accents.
There are two exquisite restaurants here to satisfy your culinary desires. Central Restaurant, on the ground floor, serves a lavish buffet breakfast each morning, as well as delicious Greek fare later in the day, featuring fresh seafood and organic ingredients. Upstairs, you’ll find the Roof Garden Lounge and Restaurant, boasting jaw-dropping views of the Acropolis and the Parthenon and offering Greek and European flavors, as well as a great selection of drinks.
The hotel sits in a busy thoroughfare overlooking Karaiskai Square, a short trip by metro from the Acropolis and Parthenon. Metaxourgio metro station is within walking distance, and the airport can easily be reached by shuttle or public transportation. You’re also close to the theater district, as well as a number of museums, including the National Archaeological Museum.
How to Get There
Too bad this location is so poor. It is unsafe to walk in the area. Hotel had lovely accommodations and the rooftop restaurant view and pool was wonderful. Staff arranged nice drivers. Staff very good.
Location location location goes the saying...
Without a doubt a very nice hotel. Staff and their service were top notch. Rooms were nice furnished. Bathrooms were spotlessly clean. Free large bottle of water upon checkin. Breakfast spread was good and with a fantastic view! Equally fantastic views for the evening drinks (same area). Pool? Nah dun bother. Gym? It was ok.
Did you feel safe walking around there at night? Well... maybe... maybe not... Safer in numbers. Loads of graffiti and shops that are closed and boarded up. It was alright going for a morning run at sunrise (7:30am) around the area. But it was just the evening walk back from Plaka and other dining areas that kinda bothered us a bit. Staying here would require you to walk some distance to the various sites or faster by train or taxi. Otherwise a good hotel!
We stayed here for four nights in late September, 2019. The hotel is great, rooms are very comfortable, would highly recommend this hotel. The bar on the top level is great, the pool is very nice and the food is good. The tables were always dirty, like they never get wiped off but that is the only complaint we had.