This is a great hotel in an excellent location in Athens. I can't add too much to what others have already said. Clean, nice rooms, good full size bathrooms, great food, 1st class service and the whole works of what you'd expect of a hotel of this type.
Here are some tips. If your breakfast is "included" in your room price, the breakfast is served on the top floor (essentially a covered rooftop) and has an incredible view of the acropolis. If your breakfast is not included, eat there anyway as the view is great and the breakfast is phenomenal. The pastries and baked items are some of the best ever! In the evening, they turn on lights on the Acropolis and you have a great view as well... even better I think.. it's beautiful at night with the lights. The food is great and it is not super fancy (no shorts for men, but pretty loose dress code). The bar is also in same location (same view) and is also casual.
So, here's my tip. You almost certainly will eat a meal or two and or get a drink on the top floor. I do not think it is worth the $ for an "Acropolis view" room. A couple of other reviews mentioned getting an interior facing room (for the quiet) but I would strongly disagree. We had a view of the Parliament and the room was very quiet (no problems from street noise at all... ) and it was VERY special to watch the changing of the guards and the activities at Parliament from the room. Also just watching the crazy drivers and the pedrestrians who try to elude them:) wow! We had a 6th floor room which had a balcony. The balcony was very nice.
A first class hotel with first class sevice, a great downtown location, and all of the amenities that you would expect.
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- 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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