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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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