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Hotel Grande Bretagne – Athens

Best For: Travelers seeking a luxurious stay in the center of Athens

Location: AthensHotel Type: LuxuryHotel Style: ClassicRating:

About Hotel Grande Bretagne

Located across from the Parliament in the heart of Athens, within walking distance of the Acropolis, museums, exclusive shopping areas and the business district, the Grande Bretagne is a local institution. Considered one of the world’s top hotels, this is where the elite, from politicians to Hollywood stars, come to stay. Guests can expect meticulous attention to detail along with outstanding service, glamorous rooms and fantastic rooftop dining.


This luxury property with a neoclassical facade occupies a corner of Syntagma Square overlooking the Parliament, including the changing of the guard, and the National Gardens. Established in 1874, it oozes elegance with everything from a beautiful stained-glass ceiling to an 18th-century tapestry in the Alexander Bar. The elegant rooms boast classic décor and Victorian furnishings with modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions and iPod docks. Some have living rooms and patios that frame views of the Parliament or the Acropolis, along with butler service. Guests can look forward to swimming in two pools, indoors and out, and taking advantage of the spa which includes saunas, various massage options and treatments along with a beauty salon. Dining is especially impressive here with several options, including the rooftop restaurant, GB Roof Garden which offers views of the Acropolis and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accomodation details

  • 320 Rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Period furnishings
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Minibars
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • iPod docks
  • Bathrobes
  • Free bottled water
  • Turndown service

Dining Facilities

  • GB Roof Garden rooftop restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Winter Garden Lounge for afternoon tea, drinks and light meals
  • Alexander’s Bar with cognacs and rare malt whiskies
  • Alexander’s Cigar Lounge, popular for a nightcap
  • Wine Library with a cellar that includes some 3,500 options and offers Greek wine masterclasses


  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Hair salon
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business Center

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