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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

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#17 of 341 hotels in Athens
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
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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
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
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
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
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Great View
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more
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1 Vasileos Georgiou A' Str. Syntagma Square, Athens 10564 Greece
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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
4.5
4,546 reviews
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Set against a backdrop of historical splendor, the Hotel Grande Bretagne garners acclaim for its sumptuous rooms with breathtaking vistas, though a few guests suggest a touch-up could enhance their charm. While some guests feel the prices don't mirror the value, the hotel's opulent amenities, such as the rooftop dining with Acropolis views, and its enviable location near iconic landmarks, compensate generously. Visitors are captivated by the luxurious ambiance and commend the immaculate cleanliness. The high level of service, marked by meticulous attention and professionalism, often becomes a highlight of guests' stays at this prestigious establishment.
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Attentive
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DavJo12 wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom405 contributions
Very smart hotel with, most times, pleasant service. We arrived late (after 1am) and the welcome was cold which was not expected from a hotel of this standard, and there was no help with luggage. We had a small cleanliness problems with our allocated room, and were upgraded without much fuss. It was a birthday trip and when the staff knew that, they provided complementary champagne for our suite. The hotel is very well situated for the main sights in central Athens, and the Concierge was helpful recommending restaurants. There are many nearby, including a number of Japanese restaurants (which made for a bit of variety). The main restaurant at the top of the building, where breakfast is served, has amazing views toward the Acropolis and to the Parliament building and square in front. The breakfast was very good, with dishes from a menu, and a well-stocked varied buffet. There is a very smart bar near the main lobby, with friendly staff and a good selection of wines and cocktails. There is an outside swimming pool but it is only open in high season.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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flyme2 wrote a review Feb 17
Montreal, Canada156 contributions
I managed to fit in a night at the Grande Bretagne on a recent visit to Athens. This was not my first stay, and staying here is always a special treat. I'm fortunate in that I have always been spoiled with lovely upgrades and the service of dedicated butlers to assist with whatever I may require. I know full well how privileged I am to be able to enjoy the luxury of beautiful surroundings with great views and wonderful culinary experiences. Staff go above and beyond, just as they do in their sister property next door. I can't wait to return and see what renovations have been done to the Roof Garden. Whatever they do, the view of the Acropolis will still be spectacular. Nothing beats breakfast with such a view, unless it's a cocktail with said view in the evening.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ryan Otto Ulrich wrote a review Feb 6
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Classic grand hotel representing the best of the old school, the Grande Bretagne is a palace replete with reminders of a better age. High praise to Theodore, a top notch butler who carries out his duties with panache and genuine warmth. With such a palpably historic feel, two swimming pools, a rooftop restaurant and cigar lounge, this is an extraordinary grand hotel. Check-in through the butler floor reception was a breeze. The corner Executive Acropolis Suite had an expansive wrap around terrace with sweeping views of parliament and the Acropolis. Despite the hotel being fully booked, each member of staff efficiently and politely handled various requests. Concierge staff (Matthew, Paul and Nicholas) did a superb job arranging for limousine service from the airport, transport to Soil for dinner, a multisite excursion and other transfers. Once again, Theodore was clearly an extensively well trained and capable butler. His depth of experience and knowledge of the property was impressive and added to the stay. Additional thanks to Lucas, an exceptional driver who knows the area well - along with Christine, who provided expert guidance along the way. Will book a stay here again, and will not hesitate to recommend the Grand Bretagne to friends and associates.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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mazal Zoari wrote a review Feb 5
Bat Yam, Israel33 contributions
Another exceptional stay at the Grand Bretagne Hotel. The location of the hotel is perfect. The hotel staff is outstanding. Special thanks to George from the front desk and Katrina from the Restaurant. and to all the staff are wonderful. I will definitely come back to the Grand Bretagne hotel . . Thank you very much.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Homayoon Amirparviz, General Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind review after your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. We were so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in so many aspects and that we were able to make this a memorable experience for you. We would also like to thank you for your kind remarks commending our ambassadors, especially George & Katerina, please rest assured we will commend our associates for the professional services extended. We look forward to welcoming you back to our historic property soon! Sincerely,
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Mike_SLondon_UK wrote a review Jan 2024
London, UK27 contributions
We had a lovely room overlooking the Syntagma Square. Very comfortable and we were very well looked after. Overall, there was little to fault. The only slight problem was that there was a slightly unpleasant smell in the bathroom which did not get resolved. But the staff were all lovely and we would certainly highly recommend this hotel. She is a grand lady in the traditional style.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful comments following your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. It was lovely to read that you enjoyed our hotel and its prime location. Thank you also for your comments regarding the unpleasant smell, which will take into consideration and highlight it to our Engineering department. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our historic property soon! Sincerely,
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Captain Z wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York45 contributions
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The Hotel Grande Bretagne is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Athens. From the moment you step into this hotel you feel the 5-stars, from the door men offering to help with luggage to the opulence of the lobby - beautifully decorated for the holidays. The front desk staff awaited with full smiles that felt warm and welcoming. We were escorted to a private check in area on an upper floor to complete our check in experience - a VIP touch that made us feel very appreciated. This trip was a high point redemption from Marriott. We worked hard (and spent a lot) to earn this trip and the hotel staff showed their appreciation that we picked their hotel. Olga met us at the VIP check in area, offered us an arrival champagne, and quickly checked us in then escorted us to our room to be sure that we were happy with the upgrade. The room was large and well appointed. The styling was a bit gaudy for me but everything was of the upmost quality. Our only complaint was the tiny shower. The Concierge team (Olga, AdA, Vasalise, and others) along with the service team (to include Marios) were all super friendly and accommodating. The outdoor terrace was absolutely beautiful. We had 3 meals there and often found ourselves there at the end of the day for a night cap. The location of this hotel is directly across from Syntagma metro station with a direct rail link to the airport. You can't get more centrally located. I'll be rating this hotel with 5 stars. Everything about this hotel impressed us and nothing disappointed us.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Homayoon Amirparviz, General Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Responded Jan 19, 2024
Dear guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments following your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback on our hotel and members of our staff, as they are the heart of the Hotel and always strive to make your stay a memorable experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our historic property on future visits to Athens. Sincerely,
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AusTravellerVIP wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia345 contributions
Having stayed a few times now, this hotel remains the best and only luxury choice in Athens. All aspects of service are personal, polite, genuine and sincere, we can't fault the venue from its splendid rooftop bar/dining, gym and pool facilities, spacious rooms etc. We will return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 19, 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your comments after your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. It’s lovely to hear such enthusiastic and positive feedback from our guests and most importantly it motivates our staff to aim even higher and exceed your expectations. Looking forward to welcome you back many more times in the near future to Athens and our hotel. Sincerely,
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Carol Ann O wrote a review Dec 2023
Cheltenham, United Kingdom76 contributions
I have met my son in Athens for Christmas and New Year. He lives in Poland and I live in England UK. So Special As a treat he decided to surprise me with a meal at the above hotel restaurant! You can imagine this was not cheap for a poorly paid Urban Historian on a poor salary! The starter we shared 2nd course I had the mushroom/ruffles Risotto a messy slop looked like runny porridge, my son had the shrimp pasta/rice not good? I could not comment as my son’s treat? We did not have a dessert did not dare!? Waitress a stuck up little madam? Such a disappointment! Especially for him I would have returned to treat him but experience of food poor View from the top floor good!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Homayoon Amirparviz, General Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Responded Jan 2, 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Roof Garden restaurant. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing food experience you encountered. As a hotel, we strive to provide exceptional service and culinary experiences, and it is disheartening to learn that we fell short of your expectations. We understand how important it is for our guests to have a memorable dining experience, especially when they visit us specifically for our restaurant. Your feedback is invaluable to us as it helps identify areas where we can improve and deliver the high standard we aim for. Once again, we apologize for any shortcomings you experienced and hope that you would consider giving us another opportunity to deliver the truly outstanding experience we aim for. Sincerely,
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Sightseer53244993565 wrote a review Dec 2023
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WeI had a terrible experience with the grand cafe. We were told we would wait for 30 min and it took them 3 hours to finally tell us that they were not able to find a table. The cafe reception personnel were not polite.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Homayoon Amirparviz, General Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Responded Dec 28, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent visit to our hotel. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your wait at our Winter Garden. We understand that waiting can be frustrating, especially during the festive season when our café-restaurant is in high demand. At Hotel Grande Bretagne, we strive to deliver exceptional service to all of our guests, and we are disappointed to hear that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion. We acknowledge that not having a reservation may have contributed to your wait time, and we apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding that may have occurred. Please be assured that we value your feedback and will use it constructively to improve our operations. We will review our reservation system and explore ways to streamline the process to ensure smoother experiences for all guests, especially during busy periods. We sincerely hope that this isolated incident won't deter you from returning to our hotel in the future. Sincerely,
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FlyRight wrote a review Dec 2023
Richmond, Virginia202 contributions
A grand hotel in the heart of Athens across from Parliament. The staff are wonderful and the concierge staff is top notch. They planned all the tours for us before arrival. The rooms was large and was the bathroom. However, the shower was tiny. If you want grand luxury this is the place.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 28, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your comments after your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in every aspect and the hotel’s very central location. We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Athens. Sincerely,
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$412 - $682 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), Ale Blues (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 Victory Cafe, Iliada, and V1935 Roof Garden.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel offers airport transportation 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.