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“A little bit of paradise in the middle of athens”

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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Ranked #4 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 26, 2011

It was with trepidation that my husband and I booked and stayed at the grande bretagne on august 8 because of the previous rioting that had occured right in front of the hotel/Parliament, Constitution Square. Thankfully there were no protests and we arrived to a bit of paradise in the middle of the chaos that is happening in greece this year.
Everything is perfection at this hotel, they upgraded us from an acropolis view room to a butler suite room with acropolis views. If one can afford it, worth every penny, slept better there than I do at home. Spent some time at the rooftop pool that was very beautiful and pleasant, sipping my 20 dollar mojito. A bit on the pricey side, but worth every penny if you can afford the luxury....

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Great hotel, amenities and location. Friendly staff. Easily accesible via Metro even during a taxi strike. Protestors of parliament outside made it even more interesting (watching history happen). Highly recommend. They have 2 pools - rare in the middle of the city!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Location was excellent right in the heart of the city. The lobby is opulent and the staff very courteous. the room was really stunning if not a tiny bit small for the money. breakfast on the roof terrace overlooking the city and sights of athens was simply amazing. felt like royalty staying in this hotel!! Spa was a real luxury bonus as was roof top pool area. Tiny pool but amazing location and views.

Room Tip: Inside rooms only have a view of the courtyard avoid if possible
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Had two stays at begginnig and end of my trip with different results:
first visit:
- service mediocre, nobody outside the hotel to help with luggage both at check in and check out, whit a big dog sleeping right inside the main door entrance
- mediocre deluxe room and no upgrade despite SPG, amex platinum benefit
- 10 min wait to have the concierge coming back from somewhere
second visit
- at least entrance staff was there
- much better room despite same category of the one of the first time
Other overall considerations
- view of the Pantheon from the breakfast / restaurant area is probably the most impressive feature and worth the stay
- Common spaces in the lobby are definitly nice
- Pool area is relativly small, and therefore difficoult to enjoy
Despite the best hotel in town, still a lot to improve to benchmark to similar properties in other cities. At least same can be said for the prices

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Great staff, location and facility. It was ideal way to explore Athens.
They emailed prior to visit to check up on any last minute details.
Excellent rooftop pool.
One of the great rooftop restaurants in the world - what a view!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

very good location, old fashioned decoration but with lot of elegance, very clean, tasteful breakfast.
the most polite personnel ever met in a hotel.
great view to the acropolis.

for sure the best choice to get if you want to stay in down town.

Room Tip: 6th floor rooms got a big balcony. you should ask for that.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for two nights and were very surprised to find such a luxurious place in the center of Athens. The service was very good. Locations and facilities outstanding. The rooftop restaurant was excellent and the view you get from up there, is simply breathtakeing. The hotel is one of the best "luxury chain" hotels we stayed in so far. It's not 4 season, Peninsula or Oriental, but it certainly belongs into the top group of accomodation and certainly can be considered the best hotel in Athens.

Room Tip: Book a Deluxroom; the pricedifference is worthe it!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Vas. Georgiou A' 1 | Constitution Square, Athens 105 63, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: $318 - $935 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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