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.

Forbes review:

“A landmark hotel crowning central Syntagma Square, Hotel Grande Bretagne has been a centerpiece of the capital city since debuting in 1874. Since then, the hotel has hosted royalty, heads of state and stars like Sophia Loren and Sean Connery, plus artists on tour like Jay-Z and David Bowie.”

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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Recent guest reviews


8 October 2023

Very good

Great location

For the price paid breakfast was not included!


19 September 2023

Amazing hotel

Arrived in the middle of the night to be greeted by amazing staff



18 September 2023

Admirable Conseirge service

My husband hurt his back and the golden key Concierges organized a doctor and the transfer admirably.

Full of tour people groups


14 September 2023

Very good

This is such a centric and beautiful hotel, the view is the Acropolis is breathtaking day or night. I don’t rate it a 10 because we had difficulty with the checking in, we were charged twice by the front desk and of course the credit card company thought it was fraud. We were then approached as if it was our fault that they charged it twice and the cc company block it all together. We were able to resolved it but the correction took several days of an extra charge of > $5,000 in our credit card in the middle of our family’s summer vacation. If one can avoid something like that happening to you, then one would have a phenomenal time at this gorgeous hotel in this iconic and historic city.


4 September 2023

Best hotel in Athens.

The room was really classy and luxurious. The location is excellent so you can get a good view of the Acropolis or the Syntagma Square depend on which room you are in. All the staff are nice and professional.

Nothing much. Maybe some furniture and facilities might be a little bit old, but can’t complain in this classy, historical hotel.


1 September 2023

We had a great time and will certain stay there again next time we are in Athens

The hotel was in a great location in the center of town. The restaurant on the room had a great view. The bathroom was limited due to the shower leaking. The room was satisfactory without view.

It is an older hotel. The rooms could be remodeled.


25 August 2023


Service, location, amenities, pool.

Price is extremely high this year.


18 August 2023

A unique luxurious experience in the heart of Athens

Staying at The Hotel Grande Bretagne, is a unique experience. When you are entering the hotel, you can clearly see from the beginning the meaning of luxury. The personnel is extremely kind and they treat everyone special. The room was really clean and the bathroom was gorgeous. The cleaning staff was very polite with us and they offered us chocolate and water once we arrived. The breakfast area was at the rooftop and the view was absolutely stunning with the variety of food options, making our mornings unforgettable. Last but not least, in the evening we swam to the pool that was fantastic. We would like to thank everyone for that pleasant stay and we are looking forward to visit Grande Bretagne again.

Everything was perfect


15 August 2023


Emplacement unique, rooftop sublime, piscine bar en rooftop superbe


15 August 2023

Luxurious and healing - a much needed and appreciated break

View of acropolis from rooftop bar. Friendliness of staff. Spa facilities.

Noisy street outside window.


26 July 2023

Very special

Furnishings and elegance

Busy roads and balcony very small


11 July 2023

Gorgeous old world charm

Fantastic hotel in central Athens. Excellent service, food, concierge. Highly recommend.


10 July 2023

Value for money stay, top location, competent personnel makes you feel warmth and convenience

Amazing location overseeing Akropolis, Kallimarmaron, Tomb of unknown soldier and Grand changing of the guard ceremony Accessible and highly competent staff

Everything has been great. I have no negative comments to pose


8 July 2023

Beautiful hotel in heart of Athens

Great service and breakfast and location

Room service menu very limited


6 July 2023

Wonderful location and service

Beautiful hotel perfect location wonderful staff


2 July 2023

Absolute perfection, stunning interiors and superb service

Simply stunning

Pool area could be updated


28 May 2023

excellent from check in to check out

fantastic in every respect, the rooftop pool, bar and restaurant were all incredible



25 May 2023

Supreme elegance

Elegance of the hotel…support from staff…concierge service….comfortable bed…great location overlooking the Acropolis… centre of Athens location

Very busy hotel


15 May 2023

See you soon will come back again

The experience was fantastic. The facilities are a wonderful , and all of the grooming facilities was very professional a very good experience.


7 May 2023

impressive and quite an experience

one of the best hotels I stayed at. very impressive

twin beds were not separated, but right next to eachother. we preferred a bit more space


5 May 2023


I know this hotel. Location is excellent, easy with the metro from the airport - I paid 4.50 € Fabulous roof top restaurant...etc. etc....



4 May 2023

I would always stay here when I come to Athens.

loved this hotel. absolutely beautiful. service is outstanding. food excellent


30 April 2023

I will highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Athens

everything was excellent. the concierge and front desk staff where exceptional



27 April 2023

Very Disappointed

Beautiful property

no gift shop for everyday items. Did not give us the room we requested. Had to wait 3 hours for the requested room in the Butlers office instead of the lobby which was a bit more comfortable. The electric plug for the desk lamp didn’t work, had to use the desk plug…The roof top restaurant had the same limited menu for Lunch and DINNER. Balcony door in room 680 came apart on the top during the night. cold wind blew in.


20 April 2023

It was a two day stop off on our return journey from Mumbai weve never visited Athens before

All ok

All ok

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Kid meals


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Barber/beauty shop
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Soundproof rooms
  • - Packed lunches
  • - Car hire
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Tour desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - ATM/cash machine on site
  • - Concierge service


  • - Sauna
  • - Fitness centre
  • - Spa and wellness centre (additional charge)
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • - Indoor pool
  • - Spa facilities
  • - Fitness
  • - Bicycle rental


  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor pool

Entertainment and family services

  • - Babysitting/child services (additional charge)

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)

Pool and wellness

  • - Swimming pool
  • - Swimming Pool


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key card access
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - Fire extinguishers
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