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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Ranked #5 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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“Certainly is Grande !”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The Grande Bretagne is 100% Class and certainly lives up to it's name. From the moment you enter the Foyer, you just know this is a special Hotel.
The Rooms are fantastic, we were upgraded to a Suite, complete with 2 Chandeliers, very large Bathroom and Bedroom, 6 or 8 Towels evry day, WIFI worked perfectly, a Pillow Menu, and a Roof Top Restaurant, looking directly at the Acropolis, just magnificient.
The Food quality was terrific and a great Wine and Beverage List.
Simply one of the best !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Nearly what every human being needs. Professional and pleasant staff, luxurious rooms and areas, spectacular view from the roof garden and easy access to most of the archeological sites and -through Metro- nearly everywhere to Athens. Lifetime experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Enjoyed my stay at the Bretagne, despite a few annoying clinches that could have been avoided.
At the airport my car went off with somebody else? The TV video facility failed to work despite even after an engineer had been called? Batteries in the bathroom scale were flat? On the upside the hotel is nicely furnished with all the usual comforts of a five star hotel. Just paying attention to the details can make a big difference

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is a fine hotel with a colourful past - and present, given its location on Syntagma Square Square in troubled times! All was to our liking: a pleasant staff; efficient service; comfortable, well-appointed bedroom; and fabulous views of the Acropolis. Breakfast wasn't included, but it was well worth the extra. Lunch and high tea in the ground floor restaurant compared well with other hotels of this standard, and were delicious.

Our one small gripe relates to the behaviour of a small number of guests. As a courtesy to all who are paying a small fortune to stay here, a distinction needs to be drawn between what is appropriate clothing for, say, bouncing a ball around a basketball court, and what is appropriate for breakfast in a luxury hotel. Truly, grown men shouldn't slob into a 5 star restaurant attired in running shorts, a baseball cap worn back-to-front, and a sleeveless vest showing too, too much body hair. Yeuch.

Room Tip: A balcony room with terrace at the front of the hotel gives a fabulous view of the Acropolis. Any tr...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Grande Bretagne in Athens is without doubt one of the best hotels in the world. With a spectacular location, a friendly, detail-oriented staff, and luxurious accommodations -- from the lobby to the roof top restaurant -- this is a quintessential 5 star hotel.

It's hard to know where to begin, because virtually everything about this hotel is top rate. The only short-coming in my mind is the fact that inexplicably, there is a hefty charge for in room wifi. Given that many of the hotel's visitors are from places around the world far from Greece, the need to go down to the small, not well-equipped business center or the hotel lobby to check emails in the middle of the night is a real inconvenience for guests that should be changed.

Having said that, let me enumerate a few of the totally positive aspects aspects of the stay. The airport pick up service was superb and much welcomed after a lot of time in planes and airports. The lobby of the hotel is magnificent, spacious, and has numerous seating areas.

The breakfast buffet is world class in all regards, and there may be no better venue in the universe than the roof-top garden, which lets you gaze serenely at the nearby Acropolis while sipping your coffee or tea. The vast array of delicious food items -- both Greek and universal -- was also of 5 star (perhaps 6 star) quality. The waiters are attentive and quickly bring any items requested in a most friendly manner. And unlike at many hotels, there are linen napkins and linen tablecloths, making this a truly luxurious way to begin the day.

The concierges are helpful in suggesting places to dine, giving directions, making reservations, and assisting with minor glitches, such as printing out airline boarding passes. Kudos to them for their helpfulness.

The pool area is quite lovely, although the pool itself is a bit on the small size. Attendants bring around cold face towels, water spray bottles, cold drinks, and are very pleasant and on top of things.

The spa is lovely as well in all regards, although spa services are on the pricier side. There is also a comfortable cigar lounge that provides a quiet place to think away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby. One other lovely convenience: an ATM on the level beneath the lobby, which is very useful especially for foreign visitors.

The rooms are elegantly furnished, relatively spacious for a European hotel, with gorgeous bathrooms and the requisite thick, comfortable bathrobes, top shelf sundries such as shampoos, bath gels, and skin lotions, and good lighting. The water pressure is terrific and the air conditioning works effectively and efficiently -- a must for Athens at this time of year. The beds are as comfortable as any I've slept in around the world in top hotels. And housekeeping is flawless in its devotion to doing everything exactly right.

The front desk service was a little below par (rushed, impersonal) both at check in and check out, but other than that, just about every aspect of this hotel is as close to perfection as one gets.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have stayed at 5 star hotels before but this is the best one yet. The staff is amazing and I can't say enough good things about the consierge! Quick, very friendly, knowledgeable and i want to take them with me everywhere I go! :) I traveled with my 9 year old and they were so friendly to her. The chef made her a hat.. The consierge made jokes with her. the spa is large with pool, jacuzzi, 4 different steam rooms, sauna, reflexology tub, tea, water, etc no charge and they gave my daughter a pink robe. Also best location walk to Acropolis best shopping museums restaurants etc. and the beds are so comfortable. great rooftop pool .. excellent food..Amazing hotel!

Room Tip: Courtyard rooms I believe are an upgrade but you don't face the busy street
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Grande Bretagne was more expensive than some options, but after a long flight, we were really pleased to be pampered. Rooms were a bit small, but felt safe despite initial concerns about Athens.

Especially enjoyed breakfast buffets with rooftop views and a moonlit martini in the bar.

  • Stayed May 2013
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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 325 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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