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
We stayed in a gorgeous executive suite on the 6th floor. It's called an "Acropolis View" room. Know that the Acropolis is about a mile away, so it's a distant view. Nonetheless, when the Parthenon is lit up at night it is wonderful. The included breakfast buffet is served in a patio restaurant with an amazing view of Athens facing the ocean. We were astonished every morning at the view and enjoyed great food. The neighborhood is mixed. Not a place to go shopping or out to eat, but only a 15-minute walk from the Plaka marketplace, Mostraki market, and 30 min to walk to the Parthenon. Don't miss the Acropolis Museum.
The receptionist staff were mostly cold and unwelcoming, with exception to the breakfast and spa people who were warm and kind. On the last day, I booked a spa treatment and then attempted to go back to my room only to find out that they have completely made it impossible to come back with 30 minutes to spare before noon check out.
Personally thought the neighborhood is charming and easy to walk around. Overall a meh stay, perhaps will try again should I ever get a chance to visit Athens again.
In the reception there are two ladies Alexandra and Maria are the kindest and very professional.Alexandra was very helpful,always with a smile and she treated us from her heart with kindness . The front office manager Mr.Spuros also was kind and professional. .Secondly the bellmAN Nikos he helped us upon our check in and each we wanted to go out.
The room was very nice,clean and we had a very nice view from our room.
We had the best holidays in Athens and we will come again for sure!
It was my birthday and we decided to stay in hotel with spa. Unfortunately it was the only looks like in the city and has a spa. Rooms are very small for two people, we had great view of Acropolis (I mean not sure why it is great:)). First day with a good mood we went walking to the city... oh noo.. it was sooo upsetting.. neighborhood was a disaster.. they offer forbitten stuff while u walking.. I was super scared.. now about spa, it is just a hotel room changed to .. something similar to spa.. we asked couple massage with full treatments and all of it for three hours actually.. one girl was super tired, the place is tiny..no again. Pool is outdoor but not a season. Breakfast was ok with nice view. So we always needed to take a taxi cause I never felt relaxed in this place to walk. They upgraded us, and they’ve done everything ontime for my birthday, I guess my partner asked. I stayed for New Year’s Eve in another hotel actually, so I don’t think I’ll come back to this hotel, just cause of location. But the staff was very very polite and helpful!!! Thanks to them!
The staff was so nice and considered. They all gave us recommendations on what to do and explained how to get to around. They even upgrade our room after finding out that we had flight delays. Room was not that big but enough for our stay.