I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights with my family this past December/January. We had an amazing stay at this hotel, and found the rooms to be amazing and functional and the staff to be extremely helpful.
Location and Restaurants : The location of this hotel is IDEAL: You can walk to the "Plaka" and many other important sights in Athens, there are great shops and restaurants around the corner....including the big department store "Attica" as well as luxury boutiques such as Hermés, Louis Vuitton etc. There are also great cafes in the square in front of the hotel....a great place to have lunch and breakfast. The hotel restaurants and room service are way over priced and not worth it.
The Rooms: The rooms were traditional and modern at the same time. The decor was very old Italian style, with rich colors and antiques. The bathrooms were also very functional and big, allowing you lots of room to get ready. The only issue we had with one of our two connecting rooms was the temperature.....the heating was too much and we could not seem to control the temperature. But overall the rooms were amazing.
The Staff: The staff was INCREDIBLE. We found the concierge to be amazing, a special thanks to "Apostolos", who helped us so much and also printed out our boarding passes and sent them to our room for our flight to Crete.
The Spa/Gym/Pool: I had a few spa treatments at the hotel spa, and although the treatments were amazing and the staff was great, they were over priced compared to what I've paid for similar treatments in similar hotels all over Europe. The pool and spa area was nice, would have been good to have more options in the men's locker room opposed to just co-ed spa choices. The gym was enough, but I was expecting more for such an amazing hotel.
Overall we had an amazing stay at this hotel and I recommend it to everyone and anyone visiting Athens! You will have a delightful and restful stay in Athens!
- 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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