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“GRAND AND MAJESTIC !” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Ranked #5 of 336 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“GRAND AND MAJESTIC !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is the top of the tops.
A grand, majestic, classy, elegant hotel- the best throughout Greece.
Just in the heart of Athens its list includes an endless number of world stars and leaders : From Winston Churchill to Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Streisand. It is a part of the Greek contemporary history.
A pure classy elegance throughout : from the rooms, the suites, the bars, the restaurants, the doormen, the staff, the management, everything.
The roof top restaurant with an exclusive view on the Acropolis is second to no one as the food and the service are just magnificent.
Grant yourself a weekend there if you want to feel absolutely special !!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the 3rd floor and above with a view on the Constitution Square.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The hotel lacks nothing. The location is great as it is walking distance to the Plaka and across from the House of Parliament. So many world leaders have stayed here that there is a sense of history as you walk through the hotel. Parliament was in session and we were able to see many of the government dignitaries. Dining on the roof, even in the heat of the summer, with the exquisite view of the Acropolis was only topped by the elegance of Alexander's Bar in the lobby. You are made to feel special and as elegant as your surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Grande Bretagne for two evenings, and we absolutely loved our visit. This was our first time at the hotel, so I can't comment on the condition before its renovation, but I can assure you that it is in pristine condition now. The property has a great energy to it that you can feel as soon as you step foot in the beautiful lobby.

The service was exceptional. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a larger suite and we experienced flawless service for our entire visit. Our room overlooked the Parliament, and we enjoyed watching the changing of the guards from our balcony. It's also a short walk to the Acropolis. We did not experience any noise issues with our room.

In addition to the level of service, overall design and location, the other standout for us was the amazing rooftop restaurant. The restaurant is worth a visit alone! The view of the Acropolis at night literally took our breathe away, and dining under the stars in eyesight of one of the world's greatest architectural achievements was very special.

If your travels take you to Greece, spend an evening in Athens at the Grand Bretagne!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The Hotel Grande Bretagne is the “Grande Dame” of all hotels in Greece, a Starwood Luxury Collection property. You know the type: you walk into the lobby and suddenly you’re transported back in time to a more refined era, when ladies and gentlemen still dressed for dinner, and cocktails were always served with potato chips, nuts, and olives. While the restaurant may be more casual now, you’ll still get the chips, nuts, and olives! And speaking of restaurants, nothing, and I do mean nothing, surpasses the view of the Acropolis, be it day or night, from the hotel’s rooftop bar and restaurant! And the location simply cannot be beat: central Athens right next to Parliament on Constitution Square, about a 5 minute walk to the Plaka district, and another 15 minutes to the base of the Acropolis.

The hotel has been recently renovated, and quite frankly, it was due for an extreme makeover. So no more complaints about carpeting, bathroom fixtures, etc. In a word, the Grande Bretagne is back in pristine condition, and has never looked better! Children are always welcome.

This would be a perfect hotel for a pre or post hotel stay before or after a cruise into or out of Piraeus.

Room Tip: Higher rooms may have an Acropolis view, with a supplement. Interior rooms are very quiet!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Grande Bretagne hotel is a very beautiful hotel in central Athens across the House of Parliament. We walked there to see the impressive changing of the guards. The restaurant in the Roof garden has a huge variety of excellent food and the views are amazing. We had dinner and could not take our eyes of the wonderful Parthenon on the Acropolis with flood lights on it looked like a jewel. Breakfast is excellent with very good quality of food. Room was clean and spacious with exquisite deco, the only negative thing it was a bit noisy. Service was very good although a bit pushing at the reception in trying to sell sell us a private tour.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stopped here for 1 night pre-cruising. Excellent position
,ideal for getting out and about to see the local sights. Rooms are well fitted out with hair dryer, iron and board, shoe shine kit, lovely toiletries, mini bar etc. the check in was efficient and relatively quick, despite the large numbers checking in. Refreshing drinks offered whilst waiting to check in. Cases waiting in the room for us when we arrived, and collected the next morning ready for departure to the cruise terminal.
Breakfast in the morning provided a good selection of cereals, fruits, fruit juices, cooked breakfast toasts and breads and an endless supply of tea/ coffee. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend
Others to stay here. Staff were courteous, friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We had a corner room on a high floor which gave excellent views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Was taken here by cruise company for 1 night pre cruise stay, pleasantly surprised with the quality of the hotel. Rooms were very comfortable, breakfast buffet was good and with the breakfast area being on the top floor of the hotel had good views of the acropolis etc.. Position of hotel ideal for centre of Athens yet no noise in rooms for peaceful night sleep. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
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 #5 of 336 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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