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“Glorious views from the rooftop terrace!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vas. Georgiou A' 1 | Constitution Square, Athens 10563, Greece   |  
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Ranked #4 of 324 Hotels in Athens
Cary, North Carolina
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“Glorious views from the rooftop terrace!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We only had one day in Athens before our cruise, so needed to stay near the historic sites in order to see them in such a brief time. The staff were extremely accommodating and helped us get oriented on several occasions. The hotel has many turns in the corridors and it is easy to get turned around in it. The room was comfortable but rather small. Very nice linens and bathroom, although the toilet, sink, and tub/shower were all in one room.

Room Tip: upgrade from standard for a more comfortable size room. Try to get a room facing Parliament.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Visited this hotel during a weekend stay in Athens. Perfect luxory and extremly service minded staff. The rooftop restaurant with a view over Acropolis is stunning, almost not real. If you are going to Athens this is the only place to stay. A word of warning though. The standard rooms are quite small so upgrade for a larger room and ask for a view to the outside of the hotel not over the courtyard.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a larger room and ask for a view to the outside of the hotel not the courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for writing your review after your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. We enjoyed reading your kind comments and look forward to welcome you back on your next trip to Athens.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

First of all, the Grande Bretagne is a gorgeous luxurious hotel (as is its restaurant and bar.)
We stayed there for three nights and loved each one.
Often the staff at such a luxury hotel can be condescending. This was not at all the case with the GB. The staff from the front desk to the waiters to housekeeping, to the roof top bar and restaurant were sincerely friendly, helpful, warm and kind. Their graciousness added to the loveliness of our experience. The hostess in the rooftop restaurant, Virginia, was especially helpful to us our last night in Athens finding us a nice table and taking our picture. The bartender in the roof top bar, our first night there, made us feel welcome after a long day of travel.
We had to catch an early ferry to Mykonos on the morning of our last day so the restaurant gave us a tasty boxed breakfast since the restaurant was not yet open.
We would have loved staying at such a beautiful hotel. But the kind gracious staff made us feel welcome and relaxed on our first nights in Greece.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights in a room with a great view of Parliament for the changing of the guard from a nice sized balcony. Our room was beautiful, service couldn't have been better and we were in a great location for Plaka, strolling through the narrow streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were in Athens a couple of nights before leaving on a cruise and booked at the Grande Bretagne. As it turned out our cruise line, Seabourn, had recommended it as well. We booked one of the interior rooms for budget reasons, but because we went thru Frosch Travel, an upgrade was ours if available. We got lucky and got a room on the butlers floor with a terrace overlooking the Parliament building.

The secret attraction here is the incredible covered but open rooftop restsurant/bar with its incredible view of the Acropolis.

Room Tip: Book with Frosch Travel for possible upgrade if available.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Incredible levels of service and attention in this truly luxury hotel. This hotel is by far the most luxury and the very best from all other hotels in Athens. Great rooms and attention to detal by all the staff.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at GB September for 3 nights. Wonderful location, service and food delicious. Arranged an airport transfer with the hotel, and would advise anyone to do the same. Our room was facing the courtyard, so very quiet, absolutely no outside noise. Dined for breakfast and dinner, views unbelievable, and food superb. A friend had recommended this hotel, and we will do the same. Stay here and enjoy the facilities and location to all Athens has to offer.

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Address: Vas. Georgiou A' 1 | Constitution Square, Athens 10563, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 324 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 321
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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