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Best Western Candia Hotel
Ranked #127 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Zurich, Switzerland
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Okay for a budget hotel”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

I got booked this hotel through a tour operator as part of a round trip through Greece. From outside the hotel doesn't look very inviting, but inside it is better. Overall I found it okay for a short stay, however I wouldn't recommend it if you like to stay longer in Athens.

The room I got was refurbished apparently not that long ago and in reasonably well condition, and it was clean. But it was really small and gave a cramped feeling.

The breakfast I didn't like much: very limited number of choices, and some things like the eggs I didn't dare to eat because they really looked unappetizing.

Otherwise I didn't note much special; certainly this hotel is not a place for having quality time, but it serves fine for an overnight stay when visiting Athens.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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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.Your comments are noted and forwarded to the F&B dept.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday and to show our improvements
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Spent a week staying at Candia Hotel this year and just like last year found staying here excellent value!! The buffet breakfast and buffet dinner, the catering staff, the pool and bar on top of the hotel (giving you the best views of the Acropolis!) and all staff were excellent!

I find this hotel the best value for money in Athens!

Room Tip: The best rooms are on the 5th and 6th floors with rooms on the sixth floor giving you views of the A...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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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 another year for your holidays.
We have forwarded your kind comments to all our personnel

We are looking forward to welcoming you on a next holiday.
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New York City, New York
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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.

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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
Dear Sir

Thank you for taking time to post your review .
We are sorry our Hotel did not meet to your expectations. We shall forward your kind comments to our personnel.
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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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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
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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 Theodore Diligianni Street, Athens 104 38, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Exarchia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#67 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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