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Best Western Museum Hotel - Athens

3 star Hotel Athens

16 Bouboulinas Street - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 70 .54
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Best Western Museum Hotel is a 3-star Athens city center hotel in the Exarhia-area, under 500 meters from National Archaeological Museum of Athens and Hellenic Motor Museum.

Location of Best Western Museum Hotel

In addition to being near the metro/underground and surrounded by shops, National Technical University of Athens, Athens School of Fine Arts, Pedion Areos Park and Omonia Square are all under 15 minutes walk. Other points of interest include Olympia Theatre, National Historical Museum, National Library of Greece and National Theatre of Greece.

Internet & Business

Guests can make use of the free Wi-Fi. Business amenities include a business center and a computer station.

Amenities

The front desk at Best Western Museum Hotel is open 24 hours. Other amenities include an elevator (lift) and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
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Breakfast at Best Western Museum Hotel

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Best Western Museum Hotel

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • City tour
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

Best Western Museum Hotel is also known as

Best Western Museum Hotel
Museum Hotel Athens
Best Western Athens

8.5

Clean

6.5

Location

8.2

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

8.1

Service

Best Western Museum Hotel reviews

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The staff is really kind and professional. Good cleaning. Near to the hotel in the night there is a bustle that gives a some worry, but we have had no problelm and the area is good controlled by police.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Very kind and professional sataff. Optimal rate quality/price. The archeological museum at the corner. Simple but good restorant nearby (Rozalia). Three bus stops of many lines to the Sintagma square and one more subway stop to Acropolis or Monastiraki.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

I liked to stay there. Rather central; excellent price for the provided quality. Very nice people working there. But do not forget...OMONIA square and the north of it... is drug dealer area as well...on your way to the hotel you might see unpleasant people...but it is safe there.

7.5 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

It is well located and it is a good value, definitely would return!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

A nice hotel, a good choice in Athens.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The hotel is in back of the archeological museum, a place on many visitors' must-see lists, but it is in a neighborhood that many will find "sketchy" and off-putting, on the edge of Exacrchia -- the "East Village" (NYC reference) of Athens. There are usually political banners in the local square (which visitors won't come across unless they walk uphill, further into the neighborhood) and a lot of police around the hotel. But there are great cafes along the square, and East Village is sort of my style, so I don't mind at all. It is also five- to ten-minute walk from the Metro, though the front desk can generally get you a cab within a few minutes. And on one of the avenues nearby, there seem to be a fair number of IV drug users, though they are pretty out-of-it and harmless. All that said, this hotel is one of the best bargains in terms of price vs. quality in Athens, perhaps because the location keeps the prices low. The front-desk service is friendly and very helpful, the morning breakfast (free) good and the rooms decent. While the common spaces are laid out a but awkwardly, they are good, and there are two internet terminals for you. This is the thrid time I have stayed here in the last five years, and I recommend it more than ever.

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

The room was very small but clean. I checked out at 2:30am and when I requested a coffee I was told I couldn't have one cause the coffee machine was out of order. The coffee I asked (Frappe) didn't require a coffee machine! Finally, although I had prepaid by bank transfer, I was asked to pay again because the reception was not informed of my payment. I refused and showed them the bank transfer sheet I printed during payment in order to let me go.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Greece

For the price and location, this hotel ranked well. The problem is that it's located in one of the most risky areas of Athens, just beside the University (street gangs,late night parties...etc.) If you have business in the downtown area of Athens, this is a good spot.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ecuador

The hotel is well located, employees are friendly, rooms are small and the shower too small for an average person. The orange juice offer is not natural. Buffet breakfast was Ok.

7.7 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Very friendly staff, breakfast was ok. and the double room was fine, a bit small but for the price in Athens also perfectly fine.

7.3 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

tHE DESK WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL. Particularly George

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

I ll book again a room in this hotel

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Kuwait

Was there 7/09. Hotel is clean, everything works, buffet breakfast is good, free internet, staff professional & helpful. Neighborhood not bad at all, Carabinieris in close proximity at night time, came & went as I pleased. Bottom line... Pretty Good Deal.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The Hotel was in a very convenient location to visit the museum and get to public transportation. The staff was kind and helpful. The room we got was very small and a bit noisy, but in general is a good value for money, especially considering that it included a breakfast buffet.

2.2
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mozambique

I had a very bad experience in this hotel. Very unfriendly pleople, including the manager

6.1 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

Why choose (this) Best Western? Because of price/quality ratio! Small rooms, not so bad location from sightseeing center, and Arqueological museum. Not so good neighbourhood, but better than the other two same chain hotels units, which is lausy!

4.6 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Not a very good experience on arrival. The hotel was very difficult to find and the directions given were poor. I was not able to accomodate an extra bed for a samll child (the rooms are VERY SMALL) and I was forced to get an extra room for the first night. I had to upgrade to a larger room with a larger price tag. The hotel inmediate surroundings will scare some people and it is true you will see drug-addicts and shady characters in the streets near the hotel. The police force was actually a welcoming sight next to the hotel!If you have your own car, you will have to pay an extra 10 Euro per night for parking. On the positive side, the hotel location in regards to the sights is very good, Internet is free,and the staff were fairly helpful. Breakfast was also good

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Good location next to the Natl Archaeological Museum. Walked to the Acropolis from there,around 1.5 miles. The director, Emmanouil Kardamis, went out of his way to supply any information that we asked for. A full breakfast was included. Only had 1 full day there before our cruise left. Taxi from airport was 26 Euros.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Hotel was quite nice, clean and comfortable. Only problem was the location - close to Omonia, which is not the best part of athens

7.3 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We used this hotel for a quick overnight stay on the way to one of the Greek Islands. It is okay for a night or two. The location was not terrific. The guards carrying automatic weapons outside the adjacent museum was alarming at first. They stared us down and made us feel really uncomfortable. Once the hotel staff explained why they were their we were a little more at ease.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

The new or newly refurbished rooms towards the back of the hotel are much superior to the older rooms at the front. WiFi internet access is supposed to be available in the rooms, but was very patchy.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Unfortunately one printer didn't work when i did my booking for the flight back to Zurich which was not so funny.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Yes, it was the first time.

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We did not enjoy our stay at the Best Western hotel. However, they allowed us to check out a night early without being charged, which was great.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Good hotel with a good quality/price ratio, located on a quite street in the center of Athens, which is appreciated.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L' hotel è situato in un' ottima posizione, pulito ed i servizi sono più che sufficienti. Il personale è eccellente ed inoltre parla anche italiano.

7.8 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Un hotel sin pretensiones y decente si no se quiere gastar mucho. El servicio de habitaciones (limpieza) dejaba un poco que desear. Lo mejor, lo espacioso de la habitación. Lo peor, el entorno: como señalan otros comentarios, al lado hayun parque donde se reunen drogadictos. También es verdad que hay policia en todas las esquinas del museo arqueológico que está enfrente del hotel

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Our family of 4 (2 teens) stayed at the Best Western only for one night on Aug 6/08. It was cheap at 120 euros for 2 double rooms. Rooms are typically small but they were very clean. The bathroom was unexpectantly spacious -- pleasant surprise! Our breakfast in the morning (included in price) was great and ample: boiled eggs, omelets, bacon (mushy tho') & sausages, cereals, breads, juices, coffee, milk, yogourt. They also have 2 computers that you can use for free! Very handy! The surrounding area, however, definitely takes away from the hotel. We arrived at 8:30pm and the corner where the hotel is situated was peppered with police holding rifles (I counted 6 right at the corner but there were more up & down the street). I thought something was going on but our taxi driver told us this is normal. That corner is part of "drug alley" so the police are there to prevent any incidents. During the day, this area is just fine; however, like any other large city, the riff-raff come out at night. Strongly suggest that you don't walk down that alley at night! Unfortunately, we did and were followed by a young man yelling for us to give him some money. We hurried out of there! We returned at about midnight by a round-about way and it was fine. The police were there all night. Aside, from this part, we would recommend this hotel for budget-conscious folk.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Brazil

This seems to be an old hotel that has gone a successful refurbishing. It´s a pretty standard big hotel, of a big chain. Not charming at all, but honest in what they offer. Staff were helpful and friendly, the room was clean and quiet, location was handy, breakfast was good, and there was free internet facility. The neighbourhood was OK, but a bit weird in the sense that there were lots of heavy armoured policemen all around, and the nearby street, adjacent to the Museum square, was crammed with junks.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

central hotel, good standard, very good service.

7.3 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My wife and I and our 14 year old teenagers stayed at the Best Western Hotel Museum three nights, July 8-11, 2008. The room was perfect for a family of four with sliding doors separating the two sleeping areas. The bathroom was surprisingly spacious. The air conditioning left much to be desired, making it uncomfortable to sleep with 90+ degree temperatures outside. On our last day, we finally complained about the air conditioning and found out that they could increase the output some, but negligible. Next to the hotel is a street facing a university that is riddled with homeless people. We walked down this street once and never again. The hotel is conveniently located near the National Archeological Museum. Bottom line, we got pretty much what we expected. The bathroom was the largest of our trip, the room was nice and the breakfast offerings were extensive. But, given the poor air conditioning and the questionable neighborhood, next time we'd probably pay more to avoid these problems.

6.0 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

The area was a bit run down and there was some funny people lurking around, but I didnt get any trouble from anyone. To the hotel credit there were public security or police standing around the area so it made me feel safer when returning to the hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We rate this hotel as one of the best during our vacation in Europe. The hotel staff kindly arranged our room very quickly and let us check in at around 8:30 a.m.so that we can have some sleep after a long night flight. Our room was very clean and quiet , good size bathroom with new facilities The breakfast is excellent with fresh vegies and good varieties. The service is very good . Empoyees are competent speeking good Englich . The only thing is you have to walk for about 10 munites or more to Omonio Squre station.

5.8 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

The local is not really good, but unfortunately it's the normal sense about Athens. Breakfast ok. Bedrooms standard small, but Clean. Bathroom made by marble but also small. Reception not personal, but efficient. It's a 10 min walking from near subway station. Few stations from Acropelis. How we arrived late, (at 3:00 a.m); we decided get a bus (3 euros for person) to airport from Omonia Square, and after get a taxi from hotel (more 10 euros at all). Please if decide go to airport by train/subway don`t forget buy special ticket (6 euros instead the common 0,80 euro), or in the last station could happen someone from that company arriving and after to leave all foragers stressed,(the information are in Greek), they also will try make you pay a penalty that cost 48 euros. But anyway, it's a little bit confuse, but wonderful place to visit!

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

The reception staff were helpful and warm. However the evening porter cum bar tender displayed xenophobic tendencies like many Greek men I encountered in Athens. The breakfast spread was good but the lack of variation gets to one if you are staying at the hotel for more than 2 nights. Of the three breakfast staff only one made a conscious effort to greet and interact with patrons. The room was well located and the hotel is very well situated from all the major attractions in Athens including the metro. I ventured into the surrounding areas and enjoyed the atmosphere created by the presence of students from the polytechnic and the many African and Asian immigrants living in the neighbourhood.

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is very good, the better I visited in this prize category in Athens at the moment. The position is ok, near the Museum, which is a good location. The VERY BAD thing is that the road taking to the museum entrance is full of drug addicts using heroin in the street. Very bad to see (I wonder how it is possible in an european capital!), and I'm not sure how much secure. I would not pass there with a child, for example. A pity for the hotel.

5.0 Ordinary
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovenia

The hotel is ok and you have a public transfer near, but there were some things that bothered me. First, when I came, the receptionist changed my room twice, I dont know based on what, and afterwards I realised that I was supposed to get bigger and better room, but obviously he didnt think that I deserved that room and gave me other. The room I got was opposite to the elevator and to the room, where cleaning lady had her stuff, so it was so much noise all the time, that some nights or early mornings I woke up becuse of it. And the last thing that bothered me was the fact that nearby in the park just opposite to the hotel was an drug addicts area and it was really dangerous to go through that park, espacially in the evenings. The personel completely ignored that and didnt even notify us, they kind of hopped that we wouldnt notice. However, I know that it is not their fault, but they could at least warn us. Actually, I asked one of the personel, why is the police standing at the hotel all the time and he said that it is normal.

6.0 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Well, perhaps for price it was a fair value. But keep in in minds the hotel sits next to the national archeological museum and the small park there is replete with drinks and heroin addicts nodding off. On one level this is easily avoided by walking in the other direction and their is a strong police presence becuase of the nearby govt facitilities. In retrospect I would have paid a little more for better facilities and a better location. Also free internet was useless and never working.

5.1 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

Surrounding of the hotel is full of homeless and grug addictive. We looked from window directly to trash containers.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Hotel was good value for the price. The room was a bit claustrophobic, but I was only staying there one night. Location was good & bad - Very near the Archeology Museum (good), but had to walk through "crack addict alley" (bad)to get to it. Staff were very competent and welcoming to the hotel. I would return to this hotel if I was staying one night only due to the price. Because of the small room, I wouldn't stay for multiple nights.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Kuwait

Very helpful staff. Very good breakfast. Stayed in several hotels on a 20-day tour of Europe but hospitality best in Best Western Museum. The only minus is the location although unsavoury characters enroute do not bother passers-by.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We needed an affordable place near the metro to stay one night before catching a ferry. We were quite pleased with our stay. The room was what we requested--three beds and a spacious bathroom. Everything was clean, quiet and cheerful. We appreciated the free internet computers. Sadly, we couldn't stay for breakfast.

6.3 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Luxembourg

You can easily walk into town and explore. The hotel is close to an area around the museum frequented by heavy drinkers, but this was not particularly threatening.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel and staff are both top notch. It is conveniently sited for the Museum and for some funky shops, eating and drinking student style. The 400 sightseeing hop-on-off bus stop is about 250 metres away. BUT the area is frequented by junkies and probably not recommended for nightbirds of a nervous disposition, unless you are prepared to take taxis. We had a great time!

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Slovakia

only one recommendation to the quality of breakfast,in this catagory of hotel is not available real espresso in breakfast room including the room rate,while tea is good choose

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel is adjacent to Archaelogical Museum. The hotel is well maintained. The room, somewhat small, but clean. The bathroom had marble tiles, and the shower was great after a long day. The room was quiet. Breakfast was more than adequate. Near the hotel is a lane where drug addicts hang out. But they did not bother us, and there are three police on every corner, so it seemed pretty safe. If you're OK with walking, it's within walking distance of the acropolis.

7.1 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

You get what you pay for. Clean but nothing special. Breakfast can be improved.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is located within a short bus travel/trolley ride or 2 stations underground ride to the center (Syntagma square) where all the fun is. The nearest bus stop from the hotel is just few meters away and the nearest underground is 7-10 minutes walking distance. To be frank, the hotel location is very much within the central part of Athens where all the attractions are available. You dont have to leave that central area o visit any attractions like PLAKA, ACROPOLIS, CENTRAL MARKET, important museums. The only drawback is there is a polytechnic college in front of the hotel and in the path to the main road (bus stop) and that is kind of shady with a unsafe feeling but i didnt find any problems at all even while i returned almost at 1 am in the night. The area is heavily guarded by police because of presence of some military residence nearby, so thats a good to know info :) Public transaportation in ATHENS is a no hassle thing with so clean underground stations with archeological informative displays. Its so cheap, a 10 day all travel card cost me just 10 EUROS and you could travel by trolleys, trains, bus, undergrouns. There is a medical shop available next to the hotel premises and on the main road next to the bus stop, you have eatery joints. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have a pleasant and comfortable stay in an almost central area of the city where everything is so nearby. My hotel room was on the top floor which had a huge balcony and from where I had a grand view of acropolis by night, it was just amazing :) Not to forget, the free breakfast was also great in terms of european standards. A great choice and variety...

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

recommended. Excellent value for money, clean, comfy, well-located, everything as promised.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Suite very well suited to families with children. Good location, close to the Museum and to residential parts of Athens with several nice restaurants.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Brazil

The location map availible in the internet link may be improved. Specially the kindness and atention of the receptionist ( evening period ) has to be highlited. Thanks and a very good new year

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

We had a wonderful three day stay at the hotel and it was very nice.It was very clean and newly renovated.The bathrooms were beautiful. All marble and very large.We had two rooms and both bathrooms were different but equally nice.I have read the other reviews and yes there are junkies in the pedestrian walk area between the hotel and the Archialogical museum,but only one reviewer mentioned the police.As soon as the sun starts set and even while it is still light out there were always apprx.5 policemen standing in the street and very visable. They were all right at the corner of the hotel.Our car was parked there for four days and nobody ever bothered us or the car.Even though the druggies were a drawback, the policeman more than made up for it.The breakfast was large and more than plentiful. We always left full. The coffee was excellent. As long as you get there at least 45 minutes before the breakfast closing there was never a problem getting a seat. We would laugh as the late risers would race down the stairs 10 minutes before closing(including our late rising children)and struggle for a place to sit.The facility looks bran new inside and is very well maintained. The staff were always helpful and nice. They even helped us carry our massive luggage up the stairs as the elevator up the first flight of stairs was not working. They even allowed us to keep our car parked outside the hotel after we checked out as we walked around Athens enjoying one last day there. The hotel is located very closely to a lot of restraunts. There are many to choose from and we went to a different one every night just for fun. It is about a 20 min walk to the Platka. Sometimes it felt a little farther, but it was hot out and August. Our children are ages 15,10and7 and they were able to keep up just fine.We even managed to make it to the beach for a swim one evening and still made it back in time to shower and eat dinner.Everything was still open @10pm. We would defintaly stay here again!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Conveniently located immediately behind the National Archaeological Museum and 10 minutes walk from two underground train stations. Included full breakfast was most welcome. though the chef could have done better with the eggs and bacon. Front desk service was cheerful and helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

For food and drinks I can recommend the nearby (5 min. walking distance) Exarhia Square and Emm. Benaki Street. Excellent price/quality relationship

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel - great value for money. It is very clean, friendly and the staff are very helpful. I didn't take too much notice of the area the hotel was located in as I was staying with my boyfriend, so I felt quite safe. But I would not recommend it for a woman staying on her own due to the location - many homeless, drug users. I didn't let this spoil my stay. I would certainly stay there again. Close to shops, restaurants, cafe bars etc.

3.3
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The smell of smoke in the room hit you as soon as you went into the room. The english speaking channels on the satellite TV didn't work and the shower room was so small that flooding the bathroom was inevitable as soon as you switched on the shower

7.9 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel locates quite a distance to either metro stations(Omonia and Victoria). In fact it is better served by trolley trams and buses, I supposed you would have to go this way when you first arrived. It is quite convenient to use the trams and buses and it's a good way to see Athens as you go. The director of Best Western - Emmanouil is a gem for hospitality and what one would expect from the Service Industry. Very warm, helpful which made our stay very welcoming, assuring and hands-on in the hotel. He is more than makeup for the short coming of one of their concierge during our stay. Overall, the staffs are adequate and nice. The location of the hotel is equivalent to that of Tottenham Court Road which was surrounded by computers and mobile phone shops. The area is safe as it is right next to the National Archaeology Museum and Polytechnic, there are always policemen around. Very convenient to eat out and shops.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Nice hotel, rommas and brakfast. Well located next to the Archaeological Museum, but also close to a street where there's a lot of dealers.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Cyprus

Best Western Hotel is a quiet hotel situated in a very convenient area.Ideal for short business and pleasure stay.Congratulations

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

Very nice hotel with big and clean rooms, very comfortable bathroom and a little balcony. The metro is near the hotel, historical centre about 20 minutes by feet. We will return to this hotel our next stay in athens.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Norway

We booked a suite and that was a slight exaggeration. The street along the very nice museum park was occupied by homeless people. It was not so nice to walk along it at night. Except for that the hotel was situated perfect for our purposes.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Sehr gutes Preis/Leistung Verhältnis

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was the tale of two hotels. We stayed here one night on our way in from the states and then again on the way out. The first night was not bad, but the room was dark and cramped. At the end of our trip, we were put in a room in what appeared to be a renovated section and the room was spacious and airy. The front desk was always very helpful. We liked the location. A bit of a walk to Plaka but an interesting quieter neighborhood.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel ofers good condition for stay and visit Athens and surroundings. Hotel is clean comfortable provides good services. You have to walk or take a taxi to get downtown and to restaurants.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Very nice hotel for quality vs. price. Very closed to the city center (10 min. walking)and to the metro and bus. I suggest it. Only pay attention to go across the garden in front of the Archeological Museum, it is full of junkies.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very spacious room. Wished we stayed there longer.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

We had a short 3 nights stay at Best Wester Museum Hotel in Athens. We arrived at about 4AM as our plane landed at night, and the Recepcionist was absolutely friendly at that time. However, there was no sign of the free welcome drink promised on the website of the hotel. The room was OK, with large bolcony at corner of the building. Unfortunately it was implssible to sleep at night with open windows because of the noise. The passage that leads to the losest main street (28th October str) was full of homelesses and the whole neighbourhood seemed to be a bit dangerous, however, we had no problem on our walk back to the hotel at the middle of the night. Some recepcionists had a little problem with their English. We had a nice stay at this hotel in Athens, but the overall experience was a little bit away from our expectations, but this was mainly due to the feelings of the city of Athens and no the Hotel itself.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

The room was very quiet, which is luxury in Athens. Nevertheless it was quite small, but since I booked it as single room I didn`t mind. The shower had a curtain, but it was nearly impossible to take a shower without flodding the bathroom floor. The hotel staff was very friendly, everything was clean and it was very good quality for a reasonable price.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We stayed 3 nights in Museum Hotel and enjoyed a good service, a generous breakfast and quiet rooms. Reception desk and management were helpful and we felt welcome every time we asked for something. We highly recommand this hotel

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very good hotel, employees competent and polite, rich breakfast.

7.7 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Turkey

We stayed in a non-smoking family room so our evaluation based on that.

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Good hotel, clean and modern. Very nice welcome and assistance from reception. Quite a walk to Plaka etc.. but can be done , part of it is pedestrian. Nice rooms, very clean. Breakfast ok, but like usual in Greece (and Italy), fresk orange juice and fresh fruits are missing. Overall good price/quality balance .

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is very well managed. It is really clean and quiet. The air-conditioning facility, which is an essential part of the surrounding, was very good. The breakfast was very nutritious and offers many items. It is good value for money. The location is a bit dim at night and gives an impression that it is deserted, where as within 5 minuets walk there are many good restaurants, bars and cafes. The one thing that I find inconvenient was the fact that their Pay TV channels are almost mixed with the Adult channels as you would have to go through the same screens to obtain either. The channels are centrally controlled by the hotel group and the local management cannot stop the stream of the film, once it is selected. This is very important for families with children. They promised to look into that when I complained about it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We went to this hotel twice, the first time having booked it through this site, the secont one at the end of our stay in Greece, without previous booking. The first time we got a very nice room on top floor, with a terrace; In the second case we anyway got a good room at the same price as for the first Internet reservation. Mr. Ilias, at the desk,remembered us from our first stay; he was very kind and competent for any question.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

warm hospitality-helpfull

2.0
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The surroundings of the Best Western Museum Hotel are not reccomandable! In the area near the Archaeological Museum there are a lot of junkies!It's a dangerous place. Moreover we found a cockroach between the sheets! No one was able to change our sheets and we were told that "It happens to find cockroachs...". We did not receive any kind of apology and we had to sleep on towels!

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was very nice. Try to stay in the vicinity of the hotel as little as possible. Staff and management were very helpful.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We arrive very late at night and the welcoming was excellent. The room was clean. The breakfast was good. As we don't use the A/C, we slept with the window opened and it was a little noisy. I recommend this hotel

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The only thing I wasn't thrilled with was the location, since it was a bit away from the Plaka. Even so, it was next to the big museum and was walkable or accessible by metro to the Plaka and most major sites. It was a very nice hotel, clean, very full breakfast buffet, nicely renovated.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very friendly staff. Ok location. Good price/quality relation. (Manageable) problems: shower curtain could not prevent flooding the bathroom; airconditioning temperature was fixed (just off-on mode; no up-down).

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

The hotel is a real value for money and I strongly recommend it. Just beware that the wireless does not function properly in the upper floors - I had very little connectivity in my room in the sixth floor.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location for Museum, but Plaka is a tube ride which isn't a major problem as it's so cheap and very frequent. I was very impressed with the quality at the price.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Excellent facility and staff. My room was modern, very clean, and extremely quiet. While the area south of the hotel is somewhat rundown, the area north towards the Victoria underground station was very pleasant. There is a large, child friendly park located two blocks east of the Victoria underground station and a smaller park [not child oriented] just west of the station. Eating in those areas was much more relaxed than the tourist-packed Plaka. The area around the hotel is heavily patrolled in the evening due to the proximity to the museum, technical university, and a nearby government building. The website should add that the hotel is located on the intersection at the southeast, rear corner of the museum.

6.9 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Nice hotel with comfortable and clean rooms with a balcony.The staff was friendly.There is no noise even for the rooms on the street. The hotel is just a little bit far from the historical center (about 30 mn walking) and from the metro stations (10 mn)

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

The hotel is on the back side of the archeological museum and just a 30 min walk from the Akropolis. On the direkt way to the Akropolis you can visit the old central market which is an experience on it's own and you pass through the Plaka area. The hotel neighborhood is interesting, lots of shops and restaurants and obviously safe, despite few homeless people. I can recommend to investigate the city by foot. For people who prefer public transportation, the Metro is just 10 min away. Finally, the breakfast is reasonable, we enjoyed it. Altogether a wonderful 4 day stay in Athens for our entire family (3 children 12-16).

6.2 Fair
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The Hotel is very near to the National Museum but a bit far away from the Acropolis and the Plaka. The room was clean, the view out of the window not very interessting. A strange smell in the room could only be eliminated by the airconditioning.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location, right across from the National Archeological Museum. Reasonably easy Metro access. The staff is very welcoming, and the rooms (we had a four person suite) were newly renovated and very comfortable. An excellent choice for a visit to Athens.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The area around the museum is like much of the rest of the city dirty and run down. The hotel however was a nice clean retreat with typical European sized rooms. The nearest Metro stop is about a ten minute walk so take a reasonably priced taxi (about 3,50 Euro per person) when you're hauling your luggage. There is an easy train from the airport to the the city center. The hotel staff was very accomodating in helping us to schedule tours and other events. It was nice to be able to leave our luggage in the secure storage room as we ventured off to an island for a couple of days. The breakfast was tasty with a nice variety of hot and cold food. We also appreciated the use of the computers and the internet. This was our first trip to Athens and would consider staying a bit closer to the city center next time.

7.6 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

Location is central to the Museum but not to the city. The next metro station can be accessed by a walk of about 10 minutes. The walk to the city takes about half an hour. Two blocks away is a nice square with several bars (ask the porter how to get there). The breakfast room is too small for the size of the hotel. Therefore people always wait in line in front of the buffet and although the ladies are rushing to fill up everything you sometimes have to wait some minutes for your breakfast.

7.6 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Big room on top floor with big balcony. But locaton is quite far away from metro station, about 15 - 20 mins walk, which is quite difficult with bags. Breakfast quite good with reasonable variety of choices.

7.6 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

ideal accommodation for a family of four, very reasonably priced, reasonable location right next to museum and on public transport routes. Would recommend to others and use again only downside breakfast rather bland and boring.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

It took us a little time to find this one, our directions were not so good. Very nice place inside and the breakfast each morning was a wonderful addition. The darkening shades REALLY do their job. The staff was very helpful. We would stay again!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

This is the best hotel we stayed at during our 2 month long trip. The staff was very helpful and the facilities were of an excellent standard. Being able to use the hotel computers and having free internet access was also a great bonus. The location is central but the room was quiet. It's a shame we couldn't stay longer

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

fine, lalikám fine

3.8
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

It took hours to find, even with a navigation system. Parking was terrible, and even though we ended up parking in full view of the front desk, our car was burglarized. The neighborhood is filthy and crime ridden. The police are also indifferent to foreigners. The staff, however provide excellent service.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Wahrscheinlich mit das Beste, das man für den Preis in Athen bekommen kann. Lage: sehr gut (ziemlich zentral, aber total ruhig, Nationalmuseum um die Ecke). Zimmer: klein, aber nett eingerichtet (alles, was man braucht). Frühstück: für griechische Verhältnisse sehr gut. Alles in allem: immer wieder !!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My wife and I feel that this hotel was one of the best hotels we found during our recent stay in Greece. Mr. Kardamis and his staff were extremely helpful. The hotel's central location, superb staff, and excellent buffet breakfasts all combine to offer the visitor a positive experience in Athens.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Soggiorno discreto; camere pulite e spaziose. Nessuna sorpresa, sia in negativo che in positivo. Personale gentile ma sempre un po' polemico. Nice staying; clean and big rooms. No surprises, in negativ as well as in positive. Kind personnel but always not patient.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

best service/price ratio we were 8 in 2 rooms, one night a bit far from metro - 10 min by walk

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Room Details

Best Western Museum Hotel has 93 guest rooms, all with climate control and free local calls. Rooms open onto balconies. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and direct-dial phones during their Exarhia visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Cable TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Best Western Museum Hotel

By airplane
The Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos domestic and international airport lies approximately 25 km away from the hotel. The airport is well connected to the city's centre by an express bus service and an underground line. Buses and taxis can be easily found at the airport bus station.
Upon leaving the airport, take the Attiki Odos highway (pay toll) and follow the sign to Katehaki avenue. Take the K2E exit to the elevated road. From here, take the 16K exit, which leads to the route named Ymittos ring for Katehaki avenue. Follow this road straight until exit Y1 for Katehaki and Messogeion avenue. Turn left onto Messogion avenue and go straight following the indications to Vas. Sofias. When in Vas. Sofias avenue drive straight for about 1 km until you reach Syntagma square. Follow Othonos street and then turn left onto Vas. Amalias avenue. Take E. Venizelos avenue for about 800 metres, then turn right and follow Trikoupi street for 300 metres. Turn left and take Solonos street, then turn right onto Benaki street, left onto Koletti street and right onto Soultani street. Follow Zaimi street, turn left and follow Tositsa street. Finally turn right onto Bouboulinas street, where the hotel is located.

By boat
The property lies about 12 km away from the port of Piraeus and is best reached by taxi in about twenty minutes.
On leaving the harbour, take Akti Miaouli street and turn right onto Vas. Georgiou avenue. After 200 metres turn left onto Iroon Politehniou avenue, which leads to Possidonos avenue and then to Syngrou avenue. At the end of Syngrou avenue, turn left onto Syntagma square. Then follow the above-said directions to the property.

Distances from Best Western Museum Hotel

National Archaeological Museum of Athens - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
National Technical University of Athens - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Athens School of Fine Arts - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Pedion Areos Park - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Hellenic Motor Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Omonia Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Olympia Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National Historical Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
National Library of Greece - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Theatre of Greece - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
University of Athens - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Athens City Hall - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Kotzia Square - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Academy of Athens - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Athens Central Market - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Museum Hotel is Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) - 19.6 km / 12.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.