The hotel could not handle reservations that were placed (and paid for) 11 months in advance. We had to wait all day to get into a room. This was an anniversay present from my husband and he is keen on getting the 'best' for me as a gift. I felt sorry for my husband when I became disgusted due to traveling and exhaustion...and actually, I felt sorry also for the staff that had to pretend this place was 'the best' (except for the obnoxious ones).
Overall, it was an expensive joke. Very sad with their 5 star demeanor and lack of providing 3 star care. Next time we will find a Ritz Carlton...have never experienced a bad one. Meantime, give lots of those employees at Hotel Grande Bretagne a thumbs up....but the management needs to get a grip, particularly since tourism is the major industry in Athens. I do not recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With breathtaking views of the famed Acropolis and Parthenon, regal Constitution Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill, or the original Olympic Stadium, the Hotel Grande Bretagne offers unrivaled perspectives of Athens' mythical history. Each of the 320 guest rooms offers enchanting views of the hotel courtyard or a spellbinding panorama of the city's timeless landmarks, while the exquisite interiors pay homage to Greek culture with intricate moldings and classic decor. ... more less
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