I only have positive things to say about this hotel. It is as the title states...Grand! Coming back from the islands, we decided to stay a night in Athens to discover the city. If you have been to Athens recently, city blocks will look very spectacular, and then the block over could be in ruins. This hotel however is impressive throughout. Good location close to the main square. As you enter the hotel, it has a grand lobby. We checked in, no problems. We booked a Jr Suite, and had butler service. Once we got on our floor, our butler was waiting for us, and letting us know what he could do for us. He was very attentive to our needs. Our jr suite was opulent. Comfortable bed, huge balcony, large closet, beautiful washroom. We went to tour the city, and when we came back on arrival, we had a bottle of champagne, little condiments, and ouzo waiting for us, with a personalized letter from the GM saying thank you for staying at the GB. This was totally unexpected, but welcomed. We had the chance to relax in the pool area and sauna's....excellent. We did not get a chance to book a spa, but when we go back, definitely will do so. I recommend, if you have the time, to check out pool, sauna area...very relaxing.
We ate at the rooftop restaurant...and the view of Athens is spectacular. You get to take the best pictures up here as the backdrop of the Acropolis and other historic structures are beautiful. While I can't say much for the city of Athens...this hotel is great, and you will not be disappointed. Only negative thing though is, and not in relation to the GB, because it is right in the square, be prepared for protesters outside. Fortunately, inside the hotel, you are isolated from that. While it will cost you, it is worth every penny/euro. Total luxury and a historic landmark...you can't go wrong with the GB. Looking forward to coming back!
- 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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