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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Ranked #4 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed here on two short visits. Since I was mostly busy with work I unfortunately did not have much time to enjoy this hotel.

What else can I add to the other excellent reviews. I had to delay my stay due to a change in business plans and they allowed me to change the date of my stay even though it was perfectly within their right to refuse my request given the rate I purchased. That I would rate highly.

The rooms were elegantly furnished with high quality bathroom amenities. The breakfast was on the top floor with superb views of Athens on 180 degrees. This was fantastic. The lobby is gorgeous with high ceilings. Their location on Syntagma is very convenient for most things you need in Athens.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Htl_Grande_Bretagne, Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback after your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. So nice to read about your positive impressions of our hotel and we look forward to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This hotel is among the highlights at Athens. Stayed for 4 nights here and man…..what an experience. Location is such fab…that you step out of the hotel and you can see everything around. Inside the hotel you feel like you cannot get bored since there are lot many things to do. As this was a business trip for me so had to be in the hotel for most of the time but because of the location I was able to roam around quite abundantly. Cannot say much about the food but still remember the “Baklawa” they served, it was second after what I had in Istanbul. Must recommended

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Syed H
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Grande Bretagne is one of those hotel that do not need a review to promote itself , it is the best hotel in athens , in fact its tourist attraction itself in athens , if you are visiting athens for the first time and you can get a room here then look no where else , the location is very good , you can take a hop on hop off bus across the road, we personally got a upgrade and stayed on the 6th floor, our room had a balcony over looking the parliament on the left , constitution / syntagma square in the front and the Acropolis on the right . we also had butler service . the breakfast is on the top floor which is a amazing place , the view is amazing and so is the food, they have two swimming pools since it was winter the indoor pool was open, there is special bath ares where you have dry sauna , wet sauna , steam bath , herb bath , spa etc

Room Tip: rooms on 6th floor are the best ,with balcony and view of acropolis
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank pritambijlani
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I stayed at the Grande Bretagne for two nights, and I loved it!
The check in went vey smoothly ( at least four people at the front desk).
The rooms are very nicely decorated, confortable, the bathroom is big enough with all the necessary amenities.
One minus point: lots of international tv channels, but only one in spanish: the venezuelian propaganda tv TELESUR!!
Even if internet was not free of charge( one big minus point for me) just after my arrival the butler came to my room and offered me internet free of charge. In this hadn't been the case, that would have been a major inconvenience for a luxury hotel!
The breakfast room was really beautiful, with wonderful views over the city and the Acropolis. The buffet was delicious.
The location was great, right on Syntagma, 50 m from the metro station, direct link with the airport.
The spa is very well equipped, with heated swimming pool, sauna, turkish bath and another facilities free of charge for the clients of the hotel.
The staff is very nice and helpful, always realy to help.
I really enjoyed my stay!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
Thank Bruselense
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Htl_Grande_Bretagne, Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your wonderful comments after your recent stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Reading your review was a pleasure since you really had an enjoyable time with us and were able to experience so many aspects of the property. Regarding the Spanish TV channel, we do indeed have only one channel and that is TVE. Looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Athens.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

I think my problem with this hotel was that I had too high expectations?

I stayed here for one night earlier in March. The location is a major asset - right there on Syntagma Square.

As a SPG platinum member I was upgraded to a Deluxe Suite (used SNA), it was a smallish suite, with a sliding door between the living area and the bedroom. The suite was nicely decorated, but the tv-sets were old and small. I think these models were the first LCD-tvs around, with big grey frames and speakers on the sides (hehe). Not very proper for a hotel of this calibre. There was a TV in the bathroom, but it did not work at all. It is not a must to have tvs in the bathroom, but if they do it should work at least. Again, not very proper for a hotel of this calibre. For 300 EUR ++++++++ this is not acceptable. The suite was very comfortable otherwise.

The common areas of the hotel was very beautiful - the bar is magnificent and must be visited. I had some food in the lobby restaurant, but the food was rather plain and not very impressive - the feta cheese was very dry and the meat was tough. Again, dissappointment.

In the basement there is a spa. This is a great place to spend a couple of hours. The changing rooms are wonderful - with completely private showers and Molton Brown amenities (just like in the suites). The pool was wonderful, but my favourite was the many steam rooms - haman, roman bath, steam room, etc, etc...absolutely fantastic.

Great staff in every corner of the hotel.

Great hotel, but needs to put a little more attention to the smaller details.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Htl_Grande_Bretagne, Manager at Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for writing your feedback after recently staying at the Hotel Grande Bretagne. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit with the broken TV in the bathroom and the food that wasn’t to your satisfaction. Your comments have been discussed with the respective department managers in order to take corrective action where necessary. However, it was with great pleasure that we read that, overall, you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be given the opportunity to welcome you back on a future visit to Athens.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

With probably one of the best locations in Athens this hotel was an absolute delight. I was staying there for a conference I was participating in. Blackout curtains and a wonderfully comfortable bed ensured I slept like a log for the three nights of my stay. Superbly appointed rooms and bathrooms with a great shower. Small but functional gym with enough free weights to make it decent. The restaurant/bar on the top floor has a stunning view of the Akropolis. I was gobsmacked when I went up there for breakfast on my first day having arrived in the middle of the night. At night the terrace transformed into a nice bar. A hotel that has managed to maintain old world 'grandeur' whilst ensuring that everything functions at the highest levels for a great modern hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank RSOslo
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I lived in Athens for a few months, went to Hotel Grande Bretagne for 1 week on christmas. Best decision ever made, the spa is simply gorgeous with the 5 different steam baths ! The location is awesome, just on Syntagma square !

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Address: Vas. Georgiou A' 1 | Constitution Square, Athens 105 63, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Syntagma
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: £234 - £697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 321
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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