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BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel
Ranked #123 of 325 Hotels in Athens
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you are used to threadbare carpet, only one light working in an entire room, very cramped quarters, and "air conditioning" that really blows very lightly some air - then this hotel is for you! The first room I had I needed to change because it smelled so bad. It was years of built up, soaked in smoking. I could not breathe, it literally made me sick. The room resembled, at best, a 30 year old cheap motel you will see in the States. My bed took up the entire room, I had to slide sideways to get around, the bed was also directly next to the door so all night I heard people in the hall, it felt like they were in the room with me. The toilet & sink were crammed together, so I also had to slide under the sink to use the toilet. It was an unpleasant experience, I stayed two nights, any more and I would have searched for a different place. The one positive - the workers there were very nice.

Room Tip: Ask for something not facing the decrepit alley (see picture).
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
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Thank you for taking time to post your review .
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

My family and I spent the past 4 days here and it was fabulous. First off it was very economic, the neighborhood was safe, very close to public transportation which was a God sent. The breakfast buffet was very satisfactory, but most of all and probably the most important to me is it was very clean, the room, the hallways, the pool area, it was all clean and when you have two children with you that is very important. We will definatly be going back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Sir

Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Candia Hotel for your holidays.


We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Good budget accommodation! You get a bed, food and a bathroom (standard) but the rooftop is beautiful. Grab some breads and cheeses and head on up for a picnic with a view - you'll even spot the Acropolis. You'll be close to town and the staff seemed happy to help. I'm not sure I'd stay here again, but it was a good budget hotel for our first time to Athens.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
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Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Candia Hotel for your holidays.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed at Candia Hotel for two nights and were entirely happy with the experience. The room was clean and had a safety box (free of charge). The balcony overlooked the city and we could even see the Acropolis. The swimming pool is small but was not crowded. We paid for half-board and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. The dinners were excellent. Our daughter is 3 and the hotel seemed family-friendly. The staff were very accommodating and let us check out 1 hour later so we didn't have to waste time hanging around the KTEL bus stop on our way to Rafina port. Great stay. Would totally recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Sir

Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Candia Hotel for your holidays. Your kidn comments are forwarded to all our personnel

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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Tirgu Mures, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have stayed at Candia 3 nights including the New Years Eve, the hotel is close to the center of the city - you dont need to take a taxi or a bus, just a relaxing walk ot get to the most important places in Athens. Fiendly staff, basic breakfast, clean but kind of old furniture rooms, good value for money. Close to restaurants, shops, delicious coffee and candy shops. Perfect for a short stay in Athens, very good for tourists, good price.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Sir
Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Candia Hotel for your holidays.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

I stayed at The Candia with my daughter for 3 nights at the start of our European adventure! This was a wonderful hotel and the staff (especially George) were absolutely delightful! The view of the Acropolis and the city from the rooftop was beyond beautiful. There is a small rooftop pool but plenty of room to have a drink at the rooftop bar, spend time relaxing and soak in the beautiful views. There is a restaurant on site but we didn't eat there during our stay.

The rooms are sparsely furnished but spotlessly clean. We even had a balcony! The beds weren't especially cushy but I slept like a rock so they were certainly good enough! As hot as it was during our time there, the A/C worked quite well and the temp was perfectly comfortable. The wifi was adequate if not super fast. The elevators worked smoothly during our stay.

The location was ideal! We were within close, walking distance to the metro as well as many restaurants. The staff were very helpful in recommending nearby restaurants as well as directing us to some of the local beaches. They all spoke impeccable English!

It seemed to me that the area was primarily residential and we felt very safe walking to and from the hotel at night. I felt very comfortable here! I wouldn't hesitate to return and I highly recommend the hotel! It is definitely a wonderful bargain!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Dear Sir

Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Candia Hotel for your holidays.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

The candia is located between two metro stops in a neighborhood full of good places to eat- 2 euro gyros,pizza and gelato. The staff is very welcoming and friendly; they made my trip more enjoyable. They are more than happy to point you to a place to go for the day or teach you some Greek. The rooms are very clean and the food is delicious- there is always fresh fruit. The rooms are affordable and the view of the acropolis from the roof is great (though not so close). If I ever get to go back to Greece I'll be staying here.

Room Tip: Lower floors have better shower pressure and balconies aren't in every room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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CANDIA_HOTEL, Owner at BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
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Thank you for posting your review and for choosing Candia Hotel for your holidays.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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Property: BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel
Address: 40 Diligianni Theodorou, Athens 104 38, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#66 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 146
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The BEST WESTERN Candia Hotel is conveniently located in the city center, next to two metro stations and the central railway station. Located near both national highways, makes it ideal as a base for short excursions in Southern and Northern Greece by car or bus. Our multilingual staff is at your disposal 24-hours a day and ready to provide you with all the useful information to make your stay in Athens memorable. ... more   less 
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