Having visited Athens countless times, I must admit this is a hotel I had always seen and heard of, but never stayed at... it's quite possible that I may never stay at another hotel in Athens again after having spent 5 days at the Grande Bretagne.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel, we were warmly greeted, taken to our rooms, and updated regarding the status of our theatre tickets (which the hotel had arranged for us). The staff is extremely courteous and helpful.
Though my room was considered of the "less lavish" rooms, I have to admit that it was the nicest room I've ever stayed in. Impeccably laid out, clean and spacious. There was even an entertainment set to hook my ipod onto in order to play my music through decent speakers.
When I visited my relatives in one of the deluxe suites, I was even more impressed. The deluxe suites were the size of some penthouse apartments, complete with verandas overlooking the Suntagma.
Breakfast is served on the roof terrace overlooking the Parthenon. In general, the views from the hotel are gorgeous.
In addition to being an absolutely gorgeous hotel, it has quite possibly the most convenient location. The hotel is located in the centre of Athens, next to the Suntagma underground station and a walk from virtually every attraction one could want to visit while in Athens.
As far as quality for value, this hotel is at the top of my list.
- 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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