We have stay at Grande Bretagne for one night during this March and the only reason that I choose to stay at this hotel is because I want to watch the Greek parade of the celebration of the release from Turks in Athens and this is the best place to do that.
The best about this hotel again is the location. It is right across the Parliament and next to everything.
Public transports you can find anywhere next to the hotel. Monastiraki, Plaka and all historic centre of Athens is just a short walk from the hotel.
The hotel itself has a British decoration and it is a little "heavy" for us but this has to do about the person. Our room has a small balcony and it is overlooking the Parliament and the Parthenon something that is was great and if the weather is good you can have your coffee in your room balcony.
Staff was always free to help but if you are 30 year old and wear jeans maybe you'll find the staff indifferent, that is something happened to me.
Breakfast was good but not excellent. I have been in much cheaper hotels and the bread was fresh instead at Grande Bretagne wasn't fresh at all but the view from the roof top was top notch. For the price that I pay for the breakfast was very expensive and you can definitely find a cheaper place to have breakfast near the hotel.
Because I am Greek I would like to give a tip to all the foreign tourists that visit Greece and Athens. I see that most tourist have lunch in the historic centre and mostly at taverns that other tourist are. The food was good but the prices are high. I recommend to all to see where Greeks eat because they know where to eat and trust me Greeks like good food and mostly people from my town Thessaloniki. Watch the restaurants that Tripadvisor recommend and you want loose. I went in two places that Tripadvisor recommend and the food was great but I was surprised that I didn’t see any tourist! Take a look than and you want miss!
Next time if I visit Athens I’ll look for another hotel closer to my budget and my needs but if you like old stylish hotel and mostly with a British attitude that is your place and of course if you can afford it!
Hope you find my review helpful to you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon, regal Constitution Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill, or the original Olympic Stadium, the Hotel Grande Bretagne offers unrivaled perspectives of Athens' mythical history. Each of the 320 guest rooms offers enchanting views of the hotel courtyard or a spellbinding panorama of the city's timeless landmarks, while the exquisite interiors pay homage to Greek culture with intricate moldings and classic decor. ... more less
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