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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

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1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str. Syntagma Square, Athens 10564 Greece
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#5 of 363 hotels in Athens
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek
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BGosivetti wrote a review Jul 21
Boston, Massachusetts193 contributions155 helpful votes
Stayed here again on just an overnight this time. Spectacular room walked out onto a huge patio with a view of the Acropolis. A bit slow at checkin but otherwise very responsive service. The concierge desk was particularly helpful this time, pre-arrival, in arranging multiple transportation services including several outside the time of our stay that did not involve the hotel in the itinerary. GB restaurant was spectacular and open, terrific service and excellent food.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Melissa P wrote a review Jul 20
Lawrence, Kansas76 contributions64 helpful votes
This classic fin de siecle hotel is still the star of the Athens hotel scene. Great location, service, comfort, amenities, and cleanliness, yet retains the elegant glamour of the days of the Grand Tour without being garish or stuffy. The sleek rooftop bar and restaurant have exceptional views of Athens and the Acropolis. It's a popular spot for tourists and locals alike so book early or try to get a seat at the bar.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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SGKeswani wrote a review Jul 16
Houston, Texas13 contributions22 helpful votes
Certainly this is a five star property and this is my fourth stay over the years at this hotel. But the 5 star ratings people are giving are likely not people that have stayed here before COVID. Issues we have had and we have only been here for 24 hours. 1) room not ready at checkin in time. Titanium member, several communications with the hotel prior to our arrival. No excuse for a hotel not having a room ready at the normal check in time for a returning hotel guest at an elite level. This is not appropriate, and poor front desk management. 2) absolute no consolation offer for the inconvenience, just a simple be happy we are giving you this great upgraded room,,, that I had already used my suite awrds for, and was confirmed days before, and then tried to shame in to being grateful. It was ad odd interaction. The front desk manager belongs at a courtyard not a luxury collection. Clearly, I didn't appreciate that interaction. 3) the hotel is packed... if you want to eat upstairs at night, book before your trip. 4) COVID restrictions have really limited service. Gym not available unless you make reservations, but on checkin all prime spots are already booked. They offered me a 2130 tonight for a work out or to go the king george. Make your reservations before you arrive. 5) Lobby bar not open during the day 6) Spa (the steam room sauna indoor pool) closed because of COVID . I get it, but if you have been to this hotel, you know this is one of the best things of the hotel. 7) Pool packed, absolutley no spots and packed in like sardines. and not cleaned. Not appealing at all. So with that being said, is it a a beautiful hotel, yes it is, BUT you just cant use any of it, so whats the point of spending $700 plus for hotel that is just a bed. The service is of course excellent, although they are stressed because the hotel is full, so even that is not what is was in the past. As you can tell I am pretty disappointed in this trip. As a side note, I was in Athens in June 2021 and stayed at the other nearby Marriot property, the NEW hotel. The service was significantly better, the rooms are different but on the same quality. One could argue they are not even comparable, but literally at the GB you are getting a room. All the great things you think you are getting are either not available or restricted. So why not pay half the price. I am sure this hotel will be better in the next few years, but I think it should be avoided for now. They are willing to charge much higher prices than pre covid, but provide very limited services. What is the point of staying at then GB then ? I think this experience will send me to back to a plaka hotel in the future, NEW hotel, electr metropolis etc. You can only blame so much on COVID...
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Date of stay: July 2021
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jtimhall wrote a review Jul 16
Idaho92 contributions101 helpful votes
Pool bar closes at 7. Lunch not until 12 noon. They are still on 'full Covid' schedule, despite the plethora of guests/tourists. Had lunch in the 8th floor dining room (pool bar area too crowded). Wine pour was pathetic, barely filled the bottom of the wine glass. Food was, however, excellent.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: I am certain that there are better choices for the price, ....look elsewhere
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Tigertraveler012 wrote a review Jul 16
South Carolina218 contributions112 helpful votes
This is hands down the nicest hotel in Athens. Centrally located and easy to access, you can visit all sights from here. From the moment you arrive you realize the attention to details and immediately feel like you’ve entered an era from the past rich in history and elegance. Could not recommend a better hotel!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Have dinner at the rooftop restaurant during sunset. It’s a bit expensive but worth the food and...
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PRICE RANGE
$394 - $901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
321
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology (0.2 miles), Benaki Museum (0.3 miles), and Changing of the Guard Ceremony (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include V1935 Roof Garden, Dickie Dee, and V1935 Mediterranean Tastes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Athens.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.