Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens

1 Vasileos Georgiou A, Syntagma Square Str, Athina 105 64, Greece (show on map)

Expert reviews

CNN review:

“The grande dame of hotels in Athens sits opposite the Parliament on Syntagma Square and has been a beacon of luxury and sophistication in the city for many years. There are many draws to this 1842-vintage building that used to be a private mansion.”

Lonely Planet review:

“If you aspire to the best, the place to stay in Athens is – and always has been – the Grande Bretagne, right on Syntagma Sq. Built in 1862 to accommodate visiting heads of state, it ranks among the grandest hotels in the world.”

Fodors review:

“With a guest list that includes more than a century’s worth of royals, rock stars, and heads of state, the landmark Grande Bretagne remains the most exclusive hotel in Athens. Built in 1842, the hotel still reflects its original grandeur.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Athens.

Frommers review:

“The best rooms have balconies overlooking Syntagma Square with a view of the daily changing of the guard and the son et lumier show on the Acropolis most evenings. Just about everybody who’s anybody has stayed here including Winston Churchill, any number of Kennedys, and Madonna.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Athens.

Telegraph review:

“A local institution, this is the grande dame of Athenian hotels. Whenever heads of state and Hollywood stars come to the Greek capital, this is where they stay. Glamorous rooms, gracious service, an opulent spa and superb rooftop dining have earned the ‘GB’ a place among the world’s best hotels.”

Guest rating

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4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 7th in Athens


What guests liked

All you need to know

Situated in the heart of Athens, the Hotel Grande Bretagne is luxurious beyond compare and offers breathtaking views of the Greek city. These mystical view includes sights of the Parliament, Constitution Square, Lycabettus Hill, the original Olympic Stadium and Acropolis.

The hotel has been a landmark hotel since 1874 and certainly contributes to the mythical history of Athens. It is only walking distance from exclusive shopping areas, several museums and the business district. As a result, guests can soak in the lively atmosphere and engross themselves in adventure and exploration that will stimulate the heart, soul and mind.

Each room is lavishly furnished with the finest finishes and is attached to a marble bathroom featuring vanity counter and separate bathtub and shower. A few of the rooms even afford beautiful views of Acropolis and the Parliament building.

Outside of the lavish rooms, guests can dine at the Roof Garden restaurant, dive into the indoor or outdoor pool, sit bar side or enjoy the finest Mediterranean cuisine. For complete relaxation, guests can enjoy the spa, which offers thermal suite complete with herbal bath, grotto, ice fountain, couples retreat and more. Whether traveling for leisure or for business, guests can immerse themselves in the culture, architecture and history of the Hotel Grande Bretagne.

Hotel Details
— 320 rooms
— Built in the year 1874
— Greek style

Hotel Features
— Free WiFi
— Restaurant
— Bar
— 24-hour front desk
— Concierge service
— Butler service
— Rooftop terrace
— Business and meeting facilities available
— Business center
— Room service
— Indoor and outdoor pool
— Air conditioning
— Child care services available
— Select rooms offer disability access
— Fitness studio

Additional Info
— Check in starts at 2:00 PM
— Check out time is 12:00 PM
— Minimum check in age is 18 years old

1 Vasileos Georgiou A’ str., Syntagma Square, Athina 10564, Greece.


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