Grande Bretagne Hotel

About Grande Bretagne Hotel

The famous Hotel Grande Bretagne is situated just a stone’s throw from the Parliament buildings at the very heart of Athens life. This deluxe 5 star hotel successfully combines old world elegance, from its conception in 1874, with modern 21st century amenities. Many of the great and good have passed through its doors from heads of state, royalty and politicians to actors and film stars.

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Facilities

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Family rooms

Category

  • Deluxe
  • >50 rooms

Ideal for

  • families
  • couples

Accommodation

With meticulous attention to every detail, the 320 hotel rooms and suites at the Hotel Grande Bretagne marry charming old world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities. Each hotel room is air conditioned and has highspeed wifi, flat screen TV, safe, telephone, kettle, espresso machine, hairdryer and iron & ironing board.

Personalised 24 hour butler service and a dedicated check-in is offered to all 56 suites, alongside guestrooms located on the sixth and seventh floors.

  • Classic Rooms can be double or twin and have a courtyard view. Interconnecting & accessible rooms are available.
  • Deluxe Rooms can either be double or twin with a view towards the city or Mount Lycabettus. Some Deluxe rooms have balcony and some Deluxe rooms come with butler service.
  • Deluxe Acropolis Rooms can be either double or twin with views towards the Acropolis or Mount Lycabbettus. Some rooms have balcony.
  • Penthouse Suite has two king-size bedrooms and offers panoramic views towards to the Acropolis and surrounding cityscape. Designed with outdoor terrace, this suite has its own private pool, sun loungers and al fresco dining area that seats up to ten guests. The long, marble hallway leads to a spacious living room. With seating for eight, the dining room is an extension to the lounge. Private kitchen facilities provide a useful addition, or guests can order from the hotel’s expert culinary team and dine in style. The suite has three bathrooms.
  • Deluxe Suites have access to round-the-clock personalised butler service. The accommodation features an entrance hall with full-length wardrobes and console table. The living room has comfy seating and a writing desk, while a separate bedroom and en suite bathroom are accessed through sliding doors. The majority of Deluxe Suites have an inner courtyard view. Sixth-floor suites include private balcony and Mount Lycabettus views.
  • Grand Suites  - one bedroom suites with sitting room, furnished with comfortable sofa, armchairs, writing desk and flat screen television. Select suites have Acropolis view.
  • Grand Acropolis Suites have captivating views across to the historic landmarks of Athens. Each suite is generous in size and provides exceptional accommodation. The sitting room is furnished with comfortable sofa, armchairs, writing table and large television. The bedroom is separated by a sliding door. The suite comes with a trundle bed for a child.
  • Grand Deluxe Suites enjoy unrivalled views of Parliament and Syntagma Square. Two king size double rooms and two bathrooms. The main sitting room is furnished with sofa and matching armchairs & work table. Each room has been fitted with a crystal chandelier and modern technology, including flat screen televisions throughout the apartment.
  • Executive Acropolis Suites are on the sixth and seventh floors of the hotel. Each has a large private terrace and outdoor seating which overlooks the historic landmarks of Athens. There is a separate sitting room.
  • Presidential Suite (200m2). With impressive views towards the Acropolis, the Presidential Suite offers an elegant choice of accommodation. The master bedroom with fireplace leads through to a separate sitting room and there is a dining room which can accommodate 12 persons. The black marble en suite bathroom has a massage-jet bathtub, dual basins, separate steam room and rainfall shower.
  • Royal Suite (400m2) - located on the fifth floor of the Hotel Grande Bretagne with iconic views of Athens, including Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, the Parliament and Lycabettus Hill. The master bedroom includes a private sitting room and separate dressing room. The large en-suite bathroom features a bathtub with massage jets, separate steam shower, double basin and flat screen television.  Leading from the bathroom guests can keep fit or relax in the private gym complete and sauna. The large living room includes a grand piano and original artworks. Double doors lead into the dining room with a table that seats up to 14 guests, while the media room provides an ideal location for television interviews.
    Guests staying in the Royal Suite have exclusive access to the well-stocked wine cellar.

Facilities

The hotel offers an unrivalled choice of restaurants:

GB Roof Garden Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine) on the 8th floor is ideal for a romantic meal; the restaurant received one Toque d'Or award with Chef de Cuisine as well as an award from Wine Spectator magazine. Far-reaching views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill & Syntagma Square.

The Winter Garden (International cuisine) is next to the lobby. Live piano music in the evenings. Afternoon tea here is an institution!

On the first floor of the hotel, a "secret garden" welcomes you. Surrounded by olive trees, laurels, small cypress trees and flowers THE ATRIUM of Alexander's Lounge (Latin American cuisine) is worth a visit.

The rooftop Pool Bar (Greek cuisine) offers magnificent views of Athens. Decorated with pergolas, sun loungers, tables, and comfortable chairs, this is an ideal spot to enjoy a refreshing drink or light snack. The GB Pool Bar operates summer only.

Alexander’s bar was voted the Best Hotel Bar in the world by Forbes magazine. The rare 18th-century tapestry of Alexander the Great’s entrance into Gavgamila is a trademark fixture of the hotel—and hangs with pride behind the gleaming wood bar for all to admire. The staggering selection of premium spirits displayed behind the bar (many are exclusive to the Hotel Grande Bretagne) is worth a visit alone.

Alexander’s Lounge is a sophisticated space located in the hotel’s inner garden and offers an ideal setting for enjoying fine cigars, wines, liquors, coffee, or tea.

The seasonal open air BAR 8 overlooks Lycabettus Hill and the city of Athens from above.

The multi-award winning GB Spa offers a wide range of beauty treatments and massages, as well as a hair salon. There is a fitness room on the lower level of the hotel and two swimming pools: one indoor which is heated and the outdoor pool on the roof (summer only).

Things to do

Argolis full day tour.

day trip to the argolis region, epidavrus, mycenae, nafplion.

Athens, lunch & Cape Sounion

Explore Athens and finish off the day at Cape Sounion.

Athens City Tour

Athens city tour, morning excursion in the city of Athens for Rediscover Greece customers. Tour includes transport, official guide and entry fees.

Greek Food Tour Athens - Special interest day trips.

Greek food tour from Athens, morning excursion in city for Rediscover Greece customers.

Cape Sounion Excursion from Athens.

Evening excursion to Cape Sounion for the romantic sunset. Tour includes transport, official guide and entry fees.

Delphi Excursion from Athens

Delphi fully guided day trip from Athens

Saronic Gulf Cruise from Athens - tailor made holidays

Saronic Gulf Tour by boat from Athens, excursion for Rediscover Greece customers. Tour includes all transport, official guide, lunch and entry fees.