$261 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 19, 2014 Check-out: Dec 20, 2014

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

5 stars
1 Vasileos Georgiou A’ str., 1 Vasileos Georgiou A’ str., Athens, 105 64
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
8 reviews
Great location & hotel

Hotel was perfect in every way. Concierge arranged pick up at the airport, personal tour of... See full review

  • Texas Peg
  • Jun 10, 2014
Classic Hotel in Great Location

The Grande Bretagne is the epitome of a classic hotel. The location is unsurpassed, the rooms are... See full review

  • Kalimera
  • Mar 16, 2014
Athens hotel offers decadence from the spa, rooftop pool and cigar bar
The historic Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens claims a prestigious block of the city center on Syntagma Square. Take in views of the ancient Acropolis from the rooftop swimming pool and restaurant at this 5-star luxury property. Next to the Parliament building in the picturesque Plaka area, this hotel is near upscale shopping, open-air cafes and acclaimed museums. However, with three on-site restaurants, cocktail and cigar lounge, rooftop swimming pool and luxury spa, guests of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens have no reason to leave the property.
Highlights

  • Full-service luxury spa with guest access to thermal areas
  • Three on-site restaurants and pool bar
  • Swanky cocktail and cigar lounge
  • Fitness center and indoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal rooftop swimming pool

Rooms
Opulent furnishings, sumptuous fabrics and chandeliers are a way of life for guests in the 320 rooms of Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. Admire original artwork and restored antiques from Christie's and Sotheby's that create an old-world elegance fit for a palace. Indulge with English spa products in a marble bathroom before slipping into a bathrobe and slippers. Order 24-hour room service, tailor the signature bedding with a full pillow menu and enjoy programs on the flat-screen TV. All accommodations at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens offer high-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply) and a view of the courtyard or timeless Athens landmarks. Some rooms include a balcony.             
Features
With stately interiors that pay homage to its great national history, the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens has represented the essence of hospitality in Greece for more than 140 years. World-class offerings range from butler service for upgraded rooms to a gift boutique and hair salon spa. Guests of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens book a treatment at the posh GB Spa to gain access to the Thermal Suite, five therapeutically hot areas, including an herbal steam bath, sauna and steam room.
Dining
GB Corner, the signature restaurant at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, draws the most stylish set in town for its brasserie-style environs and Greek-goes-chic menu. Order a European breakfast, light lunch, high tea or dinner accompanied by live piano music in the Winter Garden atrium at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens. The GB Roof Garden restaurant and bar serves breathtaking views year round. Stop by the clubby atmosphere of Alexander's Bar for a cognac and cigar from the walk-in humidor.
Transportation

  • Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (18.5 mi/29.8 km)
  • Syntagma Metro station (across the street)

Attractions

  • Syntagma Square (across the street)
  • National Garden of Athens (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Acropolis and Parthenon (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Athens National Art Gallery (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • HELEXPO Conference Center (6.9 mi/11.1 km)
  • Piraeus Port (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Glyfada (8.3 mi/13.3 km)
  • Mediterranean Exhibition Center (9.1 mi/14.6 km)

Business

  • High-speed wireless Internet access in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • 24-hour business center
  • 14 meeting rooms accommodate up to 800 people

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Currency exchange
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service

Nearby points of interest

  • Syntagma Square: 0.1 mi
  • Greek Parliament: 0.2 mi
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 0.3 mi
  • New Acropolis Museum: 0.5 mi
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Panathinaikon: 0.6 mi
  • Parthenon: 0.6 mi
  • Agora: 0.7 mi
  • Athens Concert Hall: 0.8 mi
  • National Archaeological Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 0.9 mi
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 2.1 mi
  • Railway Service: 4.1 mi
  • Kifissias avenue: 4.2 mi
  • Olympic Stadium: 5 mi
  • Syntagma Square: 0.1 mi
  • Greek Parliament: 0.2 mi
  • Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art: 0.3 mi
  • New Acropolis Museum: 0.5 mi
  • The Byzantine and Christian Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Panathinaikon: 0.6 mi
  • Parthenon: 0.6 mi
  • Agora: 0.7 mi
  • Athens Concert Hall: 0.8 mi
  • National Archaeological Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Theatre of Dionysus: 0.9 mi
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: 2.1 mi
  • Railway Service: 4.1 mi
  • Kifissias avenue: 4.2 mi
  • Olympic Stadium: 5 mi
  • Athens Olympic Sports Complex: 5.3 mi
  • Daphni Monastery: 5.7 mi

Dining

Alexander's Bar
The beloved 18th century tapestry of Alexander the Great is the focal point of the beloved Alexander’s Bar. Linger over a classic cocktail, brandy, or exquisite cognac.
Winter Garden
A tranquil oasis in the heart of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, the Winter Garden offers the city’s most elegant and enchanting refuge for a European breakfast, light lunch, high tea, or dinner accompanied by live piano music.
GB Roof Garden
Bask in unsurpassed views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square, and the ancient wonders of Athens from the perch atop our airy rooftop restaurant and bar. An inspired Mediterranean menu matches the unique locale with choices as remarkable as the vistas.
The Cellar
Created for exquisite private tastings and once-in-a-lifetime gatherings, The Cellar, with its impressive 3,000 bottles of wine, is an oenophile’s dream come true. Warm wood, exposed brick, and 17th-century furniture toast the warmth of its welcome.
Pool Bar
Our tranquil rooftop Pool Bar offers magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill and Athens. Decorated with pergolas and aromatic plants, modern sun loungers, tables, and comfortable chairs, this is an ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing drink or light snack.
Alexander's Cigar Lounge
Experience the comforts of the most up-to-date cigar bar in the city. Alexander’s Cigar Lounge is a sophisticated space located in the hotel’s inner garden and offers an ideal setting for enjoying fine cigars, wines, liquors, coffee, or tea.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.9
Location:
5
Value:
4.5

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Texas Peg
Business
Fort Worth, TX
Jun 10, 2014

Great location & hotel

Hotel was perfect in every way. Concierge arranged pick up at the airport, personal tour of Acropolis with knowledgable English-speaking guide, maps of the city and metro, tips about getting around. Front desk customer service excellent from check-in, exchange of money, help with wifi. Pool and pool bar/restaurant was great for both overall service, drink and food quality. Breakfast buffet was amazing and the view spectacular. Lobby bar/restaurant was excellent as well. I didn't use the spa but I heard from friends living in Athens that it was top notch. I give them high ratings and I tend to be quite critical.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Take a walking tour of Syntagma Square and surrounding monuments, including the Acropolis with a personal tour guide. Expensive but well worth it!

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kalimera
Business
D. C. Area
Mar 16, 2014

Classic Hotel in Great Location

The Grande Bretagne is the epitome of a classic hotel. The location is unsurpassed, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed, and the staff is friendly, very competent, and prompt. The view from the rooftop restaurant and bar is unsurpassed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Palada
Business
Miami, FL, EEUU
Aug 18, 2012

Best view to the parthenom

The location is the best is near of everything!!! The hotel have all that you nead, having breakfast seeing the parthenon is amazing!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York City, NY
Nov 9, 2010

Breathtaking !

I was there to visit family and friends. The hotel was magnificent, much much more hotel than I needed, if i had been traveling with a Princess it would have been adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Double check ALL electronic gear cameras, phones etc...for chargers. They have adapters at no charge.

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
scottsdale, AZ
Sep 4, 2010

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Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Baltimore, MD
Jul 22, 2010

"Lovely sanctuary"

Arrived 9:30am, expected to wait for check-in but was immediately given rooms. Upgraded to Butler Floor (don't waste money booking this upgrade) Concierge services mark up excursions, tickets and taxi trips. Their advice was not always accurate. Overall, hotel and staff wonderful. Location directly center to everything you want to see. Rooms beautiful/elegant. Over-priced breakfast in keeping with ***** hotel. Roof-top bar has must-see view. Hired taxi driver for two days - private tour outside of city to see Corinth and Sounio ruins and beach. Better fit for our schedule than group tour. Plan to walk Monastiraki flea market only on Sunday morning. Great experience and local character. Breakfast in local street cafes much better than near hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Negotiate with taxi driver for private tour outside of city. Personal fit for your schedule; less wasted time than group tour. Drove to Corinth and beach. Next day to Sounio and beach hotel (lunch, showers,umbrella and chairs on beach. Driver stopped at port on return to Athens for our prepaid ferry tickets. Avoided early arrival next morning for ferry to Mykonos.

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lalooshga
Business
Maryland
Mar 31, 2010

An Excellent Hotel to Stay

This was an excellent hotel recommended by a friend. We always stay in good hotels when out of town, but have never seen such a classy hotel with excellent service. The view of the roof top restaurant is truly breathtaking. We strongly recommend this hotel to all and will definitely go back there on our future trips to Athens. Athen is a beautiful city with very nice people to visit. When planning a trip do not forget about visiting as many islands as you can. The three small islands we visited in one day were so beautiful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vinybro
Business
Seattle Washington
Sep 28, 2009

Watch out for an "upgrade"

The Hotel is Ideally situated for the traveler to athens the rooms are Increadable but maintanance is poor. Watch out for the "upgrade" we were to get a suite with buttler and got a smaller suite without buttler, no refund of cost difference because it was an "upgrade" to what?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You are three blocks to the center of history and it is all there for you to experience as must do at least once in your life.

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