Location is more or less unbeatable, next to the parliament, very close to the pedestrian street to walk to Plaka, museums also nearby, also around the corner is the "most luxurious" department store Attica - but don't think Harrods.
Lovely hotel with lots of history. If you don't mind spending the money, go for the Acropolis view room, you will be rewarded with the fascinating and breathtaking view of HISTORY! If you suffer from jet lag, wake up at the hour during the night, peep outside and you will still see the parliament's guards marching and changing shift.
Hotel foods are actually quite good; we had room service from Winter Garden, pleased with the Greek items.
Staff overall professional and courtesy, but formal and not exactly friendly. The only problem with the staffing was one of the butlers named Mina - very rushed when helping us, unfriendly, argued with guest, faked smiles, and ignored Do Not Disturb sign, walking into our Grand Deluxe Suite, the shocking thing was that, she had not even been summoned. Another butler that we had, he was great, very polite, and I am sorry that I don't remember his name!
Our suite was nice, not huge, but enough room for two, lovely bathroom with Molton Brown amenities. Noise should not be a problem as windows are at least "double-layered", and I could not hear any noise from the street from the fifth floor. If you don't wish to have the Acropolis-facing view, then you could enjoy the view from the rooftop restaurant.
Concierge very helpful in making reservations for you.
A lot grander than King George next door. If you choose GB when you visit Athens, you should not be disappointed. I cannot comment on the entry level rooms though.
Stayed there for four nights, enjoyed it overall.
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- 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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