As often right now my hotel visits are for business so bear that in mind. I stayed at the Grande Bretagne in November and found it glorious - food, accommodation, staff all top notch. The rooms are perhaps a little on the grandiose side (drapes, drapes, more drapes, chandeliers, swags, ruffs - you get the picture). But the most comfortable bed I have slept in for years (apart from my own); fantastic bathroom; wonderfully attentive and helpful staff; and perfect central location, a bird's eye view of the regular demonstrations...
True - Greece is on its knees thanks to Euroland insanity, compounded by the Greeks' own stupidities - but Athens is wonderful at any time of year, and this is definitely the best hotel in town. At €245/night (and that is just basic and with a discount) it really ought to be. Not for a cheap vacation but great if someone else is paying.
- 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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