Grand Bretagne Hotel Athens

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Vas. Georgiou A' 1, Constitution Square, Athens, 10563, Greece

13 Reviews

Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
75%
946
Very Good
17%
217
Average
3%
46
Poor
2%
27
Terrible
1%
13

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 28% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Families92
  • Couples94
  • Solo92
  • Business95
  • Durfun's Profile Photo

    Very noticeable & well-located!

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    Every visitor to Athens cannot fail to notice this huge hotel. It's right on Syntagma Square, adjacent to the Parliament building (with the guards constantly manning it).

    The square in front is big, and good for some relaxing, people watching, etc.

    This hotel is very old and grand. Over the years many prominent statesmen, etc have chosen to camp out here.

    You get great views of the Acropolis from inside. Nice restaurants and swimming pool. Decor is classy, and so is the service. As soon as you walk up the stairs, you sense that you have arrived at an esteemed place & will be well looked after ;-)

    Unique Quality: Under construction....

    Directions: Come out of the metro station and you'll see this massive building with it's name clearly displayed at the top! It is part of a big block, with three hotels adjoing each other: Athens Plaza, King George Palace, and Hotel Grande Bretagne.

  • iblatt's Profile Photo

    Excellent Athens Hotel

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    I stayed in the Athens Grand Bretagne for a conference, and greatly enjoyed the excellent hospitality, luxurious rooms and spaces, wondeful food, great rooftop views and central location.

    The hotel is located in a historical building on Syntagma Square, the very center of modern Athens. During WWII it served as headquarters for the British army. It was rennovated and refurbished before the 2004 olympic ganes.

    The hotel is within easy walking distance from the main commercial avenues, the Plaka quarter, the Parliament and national Gardens, the Kolonaki museums, and more. The Acropolis is also reachable on foot from the hotel. The Syntagma underground station next to the hotel provides access to both the blue and red lines.

    In the morning, having breakfast in the roof restaurant on the 8th floor with a breath-taking, sweeping view of the Acropolis was the best way to start our day. In the evening there is a rooftop-bar in the same place, with unbeatable views of the flood-lit Acropolis, which creates a special, enchanted atmosphere.

    Service was excellent, and so was the food.

    Directions: On Platia Syntagma (Constitution Square)

  • BorneoGrrl's Profile Photo

    Athens oldest (modern) hotel

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    I didn't stay here but it is such an impressive building that I had to include it in my tips. The hotel is part of the Starwood Hotel chain and is listed as one of Conde Naste Traveler's 100 Best Hotels of the World.

    While searching for accommodation in Athens, I came across the Grande Bretagne but it was way too expensive for me. It must be absolutely wonderful to stay here and when I have mucho moolah, I just might.

    Unique Quality: It is situated in a prime location across from Constitution Square, the House of Parliament and the National Gardens. It is also walking distance to many attractions, shopping centers, dining & entertainment centers.

  • XKuger's Profile Photo

    Wonderful Hotel

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    The first night in Athens we stayed at the Grand Bretagne and its defenitly worth every penny. Its a wonderful hotel with very ornate re-furbishing in all the rooms. Almost impeccable service.

    I say this because my wife was sick with a stomach virus. They went out of the way to get a doctor. Anything that I asked for, like extra ice, thermometer and the doctor prescribed medicines were rushed the the room as quick as possible.

    This is definitly one of the best room service I have experience at any 5 star hotel. A really wonderful hotel and extreemly helpful staff who go out of the way to serve you.

    Unique Quality: Excellent personalized customer service from the staff. Impeccable service.

  • High Class

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    I think the Grand Bretagne is the most expensive hotel in Athens. Not that it isn't worth it. It's a very very nice hotel, and I would say definitely stay there if you have the money. It's right in Syntagma Square near shopping and great restaurants. Very, very nice.

    Unique Quality: The restaurant is fantastic. Also, I believe they have drivers for guests that are willing to pay for them. You know, to and from the airport, city tours etc. (in a mercedes)
    lol

    Directions: Syntagma Square

  • vikendall's Profile Photo

    Grand Dame of Athens

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    Exquisite, like a palace. Rooms very comfortable, and staff very attentive to your every need. Well located across the street from their seat of government. Cabs at the curb will take you all over the city for a reasonable fare. Food was exceptional. Bathrooms were like a trip back in time, but very adequate. The tub was huge, the sinks were ca 1920, but magnificent. Large windows with beautiful views.

    Unique Quality: Grand staircases, appointments like a castle.

    Directions: Business district

  • cfuentesm's Profile Photo

    Elegant but old fashioned

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    A landmark in Syntagma Square and situated opposite the Greek Parliament and the National Gardens. A bit old fashioned when I visited but still a magnificent hotel at a great location.

  • viddra's Profile Photo

    The Best Place To Stay

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    I've never stayed in this hotel but I heard that it's the best place to stay. It's been number 1 place for all Heads of State since it was built in 1862 and it's 1 of the best-known hotels in the world.

  • Bunnylbj's Profile Photo

    Centrally Located and luxurious

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    My husband and I were only in Greece for the weekend so we splurged on this hotel. It was late November so there were Christmas decorations, parades and so much activity and eye candy! The hotel was very nice, lovely marble bathrooms and nice sized rooms.

    Unique Quality: The hotel decor had such rich taste. The location of it was great too. We walked from our hotel to the parthenon and the ruins. I was sad we were only there for one weekend!

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo

    Luxury Collection - Starwood Group of Hotels

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    This is exactly what a 5* hotel should be. Newly renovated & right at Syntagma Square. Nothing to complain about this hotel. Service is first class & location is excellent. Pricing is exorbitant! As far as I'm concerned, a US$600 rack rate (or alternatively, US$300 for internet deal) is not the way to live! Was lucky to get a free night stay from my SPG awards (10,000 points for those who are on the plan).

    The bed is the most comfortable of all the hotels I stayed in Greece! But for US$600, I could buy a great bed & sleep on it for 10 years, haha!

    Directions: Syntagma Square.

  • sugagirl's Profile Photo

    Where to stay

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    This is one of the best hotel's in Athens. Currently under renovation for the olympic Games. If you do have the $$cash$$ it is the best place to stay, which is smack bang in the centre of it all, next to Syntagma Square

  • SirRichard's Profile Photo

    Top of the Tops...

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    For Nearly 130 Years, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has played host to countless heads of state and international celebrities. Take a greek coffee in one of its many bars.

    Unique Quality: Right now is being restored for the 2004 Olympic Games.

  • athenian80's Profile Photo

    Athens' most prestigious hotel

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    The 'Grande Brettagne' Hotel.

    Unique Quality: The 'Grande Brettagne' Hotel is intimately connected to the history of modern Athens.This historic hotel was built in 1852.It's the most luxurious hotel in town.If your budget doesn't respond to that it's worth visiting just for a coffee.Note that this period it is closed as a 67 million Euro refurbishment and renovation program is on process.Yet,it shall re-open end of February 2003.

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Grande Bretagne: Is it worth the price for a slurge?

by david4455

Planning a trip to Athens next April and want to splurge a bit. Is the Grande Bretagne all it is made out to be? Is it worth the extra 100 or so Euros a night above other deluxe hotels? I wonder if anyone has any experience with the Athenian Callirhoe Hotel? Thanks

Re: Grande Bretagne: Is it worth the price for a slurge?

by Manara

I was at that hotel several years ago, in 1995, and I was a bit disappointed because I had been at other hotels of the same chain and it did not seem to be really on the same level. However, I know that it has been closed for a while and refurbished. The location is certainly great.
I recommend to check comments on www.tripadvisor.com

Re: Grande Bretagne: Is it worth the price for a slurge?

by asvetlana

Some friends of mine were staying at the Athenian Callirhoe. It's a nice, very new-looking hotel, staff were friendly, but mu friends said the rooms were not really as large as they look at any advertisement photos. They didn't have other complaints, though.

Re: Grande Bretagne: Is it worth the price for a slurge?

by janbeeu

I think that, even after the reservations, the Grande Bretagne is overpriced for what you get in return. Have a look at the Electra Palace Hotel**** (18, Navarshou Nicodemou street). It is right smack in the middle of Plaka and I have heard excellent comments about it.

Jan

http://www12.virtualtourist.com/m/7257f/6833c/

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