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
Hotel is very nice and has a great, very helpful staff. Rooms are very clean and big. Breakfast with a nice view on Acropolis and the city on the top floor. Very comfortable beds and big showers. It is easy to arrange the taxi to and from the airport at the reception for a flat rate. We had a great stay!
I had the pleasure to stay for 9 days at this hotel,everything was great ,accomodation staff ,food location ets.
Adittionally ,we have been 4 times in Greece in different hotels 4 and 5 stars before this hotel we didn't have this experience before.
Many thanks to all the staff and especially at guest relations manager Alexandra, she made our stay special.
The food was excellent and the view is gorgeous.
Wyndham Grand we will come back for sure!
Dr. Einisman Florida usa
(601 room) and we will like again the same room!
I have been staying at the Wyndham Grand this week and have been exceptionally disappointed and wish I’d paid more attention to the poor reviews - I thought people were being picky and over sensitive....I was wrong. I’d write a letter or speak to a manager but general attitude here is no one can be bothered, no one cares...
We arrived during a the end of a conference and went to check in - no queues at reception. However, reception were not what I would call welcoming and seemed more interesting in helping conference partakers who were pushing in front of me and my colleague asking questions or for taxis. Rather than asking my colleague and I to take a seat so they could deal with the onslaught, they allowed us to be barged in front of at the reception desk and really slow down our check in. After a reasonably long flight I would not say this was ok.
The rooms are ok - I asked to move rooms as me and my colleague were in inter-connecting rooms and could easily hear each other’s work calls through the door and I wanted a little privacy To be fair, they moved me but all the little perks in my original room (‘bowl of fresh fruit’.etc) no one had the foresight to move. I am giving this room two stars solely off the room. However, they are OK, not ‘5*’. Plenty of the fixtures and fittings are scratched, you get one courtesy bottle of water and that is it. Most hotels of this ‘class’ that is free now. In addition, coffee capsules which are normally free you get two free then have to pay 1.5 euro for each following capsule!? Absolutely mad.
The rooms are not sound proofed and you can easily hear the traffic, even with ear plugs. I am on the 8th floor and not on the roundabout next to the hotel which is busy. View if acropolis, though, is nice of course.
The air con is incredibly noisy, it woke me up every night so turned it off. Luckily it’s jot the summer...
However, the restaurant/bar here is absolutely atrocious when it comes to service. Really appalling and a reflection of the hotel overall. The staff simply cannot be bothered. First night, colleague and I went for dinner as it was late, and first impressions seemed good. Head waiter sat us and gave menus....he recommended a local wine. Good. Fine. However, there it ended....we waited ages to order anything despite being in an empty restaurant and four front of house staff working. When we did finally order, the attitude of the staff was just rude; this isn’t a cultural thing or anything lost in translation, just rude. Short. Sarcastic. I couldn’t fathom why? Food was ok, but no one came to clear our table. We waited for twenty minutes and wanted a dessert but no one came to clear table or ask if we wanted dessert...so we moved plates to another table as a sign but still nothing. We went to the bar and had a drink but that was it. Another night I had to go to the bar to order a drink despite being empty and it meant to be table service....and tonight, I sat in an empty restaurant for fifteen minutes before anyone came to take my order (despite four front of house staff). I was so frustrated I just left the restaurant and went across the road where the food was a third of the price, really tasty and service was warm and friendly. Go there if you stay here!!!!!
I work in the service industry and just found this hotel so off the mark and really disappointing - I don’t normally bother with negative reviews but I feel so strongly about this as they don’t seem to care. Common sense would be don’t leave people waiting for so long and make them feel like an irrelevance. If this hotel wants to be a real 5* or even 4* they need to sort the service issue.
Ps. A colleague stayed at the Wyndham residence across the road and said it was excellent, the opposite of this
Just came back from couple of days in Athens, the hotel including its crew and hotel facilities were absolutely stunning! So willing to help and warm welcoming, I’m highly impressed and definitely choose this hotel on my next travel to Athens
Stayed here for a couple of nights to do sight seeing. The hotel is located in Metaxourgio area about 20 minutes walking away from the city centre. Nevertheless, the area in between the hotel and the tourist center is very run down with lots of brothels and abandoned houses. Better to take the metro which is right outside the hotel. Supposingly the area is "up and coming", but at the very start of "up and coming".
Rooms could need an update. Although only two years old, the furniture looks quite used. In addition, the cleaning of the bathroom was not up to our middle European standards. Our first room had a bad smell in the bathroom and mold, the second one did not smell as bad as the first one.
Breakfast was good, but not what one would expect of a 5* hotel, although we felt the hotel is totally not living up to that standard we experienced in other 5* hotels in Greece (agree, star rating is achieved by services and facilities offered). Coffee was awful and made from concentrate. In case you prefer freshly brewed coffee, you need to pay extra (4 EUR for a double espresso).
The reception team was outstanding. Very warm and friendly welcome, as well as good recommendations for restaurants. Upon arrival they took the time to point out the places we should see during our sightseeing trip.
In the end, we would not book this hotel again and would look for a more centrally located hotel.