Hotel Grande Bretagne

A Luxury Collection Hotel

Client Profiles

Luxe Leisure, Pre/Post Cruising, Families, History/Museum Seekers, Culinary/Wine

Peak Season

June- September

Athens, Greece

With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens' mythical history.

About the Resort

Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is a completely renovated former royal guest house. Located in the best location of the historic city centre and within walking distance of the Acropolis, ancient Agora, Plaka and the old Olympic Stadium, this landmark building features 321 rooms and suites, offering iconic views of the city of Athens. Praised By Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler Gold Lists, the GB has hosted many of the world’s most prestigious visitors for over 140 Years.

With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivalled perspective of Athens’ mythical history.

Escape to the GB Spa Athens for a signature massage and beauty treatment or an indulgent respite in the Thermal Suite. Keep your workout routine on track at our Fitness Studio, operating 24/7 for hotel guests.

Complimentary Amenities

Clients are surprised and delighted when you greet them at their destination through a personalized amenity presented with a hand written note. Amenities at Hotel Grande Bretagne include the following:

(1) Greek Red Wine

(2) Spa Aromatic Candle

(3)Greek Pastry Selection

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About the Resort

Grande Bretagne Quick Facts

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Uniquely Grande Bretagne

Hotel Grande Bretagne is a gateway to the vivid sights and sounds that capture the unmatched spirit of Europe’s oldest capital. Located at the corner of the impressive Syntagma Square, the hotel offers uninterrupted views of the Acropolis, while the ritual changing of the Evzone guard in front of the Parliament building occurs virtually on its doorstep.

– Unique Features: All guests staying on the hotel’s designated Butler Floors (6th and 7th floor) as well as guests of any of our suites enjoy many exceptional privileges in addition to our standard 24-hour Butler service. Furthermore, all the rooms, suites and public areas feature Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Limoges antiques. Guests not staying on the designated Butler Floors or suites may enjoy this service for an added 25 Euro per night.

– Dining: 3 Restaurants – the historic GB Corner, the GB Roof Garden with

unsurpassed views of the Acropolis and the Winter Garden. Finally, Alexander’s Bar with its clubby atmosphere makes guests want to linger over a classic cocktail, brandy, or exquisite cognac. In addition, the Cellar houses a collection of over 3000. bottles of wine from the exquisite collection. Private meetings can be arranged in this cellar as well

  1. The 12,000 sq. foot. GB Spa hosts state-of-the-art gym facilities, an indoor swimming pool, thermal suites and an atrium for light healthy snacks. Guests also have complimentary access to the modern fitness studio as well as to the indoor pool.

Top Client Profiles

1)Luxe Leisure and Business 2) Pre/Post Cruises & Touring 3) Families 4) History/Museum Seekers 5) Culinary & Wine

Value Added

Pools and spa access, Fitness center, bottled water, twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service, slippers, bathrobes, wireless internet access, Westin Kids Club welcome gift for children.

Resort Fee

No resort fee

Season Rates/Time To Go

Time To Go:

  • The Best Time To Go (when the weather is great and the rates are low)
    May, June, September
  • The Most Going On (peak season)
    June, July, August
  • The Best Price Period
    February, March, November

Accommodations: 

The Best of the Best Accommodations:  The Royal Suite

Located on the fifth floor of the Hotel Grande Bretagne, the sprawling one-bedroom, two-bathroom Royal Suite encompasses over 400 magnificent square meters, while its many windows frame iconic views of Athens, including Syntagma Square, the Acropolis, the Parliament and Lycabettus Hill.

Most Romantic Accommodations:  Executive Grande Suites

Located on the 6th and 7th floor of the hotel, both Executive Grande Suites feature exquisite detailing such as heavy silks and damasks in refined shades of cream and taupe, magnificently trimmed draperies, sparkling chandeliers, and select antique furnishings from Christie’s and Sotheby’s. All of this regal opulence is distinguished even further by the additional pleasure of a veranda with an unforgettable view-the majesty of Athens’ most famous landmarks.

Most Family Friendly Accommodations:   Suites and room with living area

With 44, 50, or 60 square meters the Suites offer every opportunity to live in spacious comfort and style. A separate sitting area with a deeply upholstered armchair, table, and reading light, creates the perfect spot to linger over the morning newspaper or a favorite novel. Adjacent to the opulent bathroom, a private dressing area and wardrobe offers abundant space for personal belongings.

Beautifully appointed marble bathrooms feature double vanity counters, separate bathtubs, and large showers. A flat screen television keeps guests abreast of local and international events. Further thoughtful details include fog-resistant and lighted magnifying mirrors, pure cotton bathrobes and slippers, salon style hairdryers, weight scales, and indulgent Gilchrist & Soames bathroom products.

Grande Suites have views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square, or Lycabettus Hill. Deluxe and Junior suites have views of the lovely interior courtyard.

Accessibility

– 40 minute drive from Athens International Airport (ATH).

20 minute drive from port of Piraeus

Complimentary Personalized Amenity

  1. Greek Red Wine
  2.  Spa Aromatic Candle
  3. Greek Pastry Selection

Hotel Grande Bretagne Activities

Activities

Pools

Spa

Fitness Center

Hair Salon

Gift Shop

Things To Do In The Immediate Area

In addition to such celebrated attractions as the Parthenon, the Temple of Poseidon, the National Archeological Museum and Cape Sounion, to name a few, we recommend the following as special nearby places to explore:

The Plaka – This enchanting neighborhood embraces archeological sites nestled next to small ouzerias and tavernas, colorful flower stands and artisan shops for an authentic flavor of local Athens. The Sunday flea market at Monastiraki Square is well worth a visit.

The Psiri – This quarter comes alive when the sun sets—perfect for night owls in search of superb live performances of every kind of music imaginable.

Temple of Zeus – Just 700 meters south of Syntagma Square, the temple’s foundations date back to the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC. Its graceful columns influenced the development of Corinthian style.

Ancient Agora – The most famous agora in Greece, Ancient Agora once had private housing, until it was reorganized by Peisistratus in the 6th century BC into the center of Athenian government.

Lycabettus Hill – Approximately 300 meters high, this favorite spot among locals and visitors alike boasts superb views and a sense of tranquility amidst the sprawling Athenian landscape. Intrepid travelers may ascend the hill on foot. The funicular is an easier alternative.

Within walking distance of the hotel, the following is a list of museums and sights:

1. “New” Acropolis Museum (closed on Monday)

2. Byzantine Museum (closed on Monday)

3. Cycladic Art Museum (closed on Tuesday)

4. Benaki Museum (closed on Tuesday)

5. Jewish Museum (closed on Saturday)

6. Keramikos Cemetery (closed on Monday)

7. National Archaeological Museum (open throughout the week)

8. Parliament Building – Changing of the guards takes place every hour

Recommended Restaurants and places to have a drink:

1. Spondi – the only 2-star Michelin rated restaurant in Athens, specializing in

French cuisine (taxi recommended)

2. Mamacas – very good modern Greek tavern in the hip, Gazi area (taxi or metro)

3. Ta Kioupia – excellent creative Greek Cuisine in Kolonaki (walking distance)

4. Balthazar – bar-restaurant in Ampelokipi (taxi or metro)

5. Baraonda – club-restaurant in Ampelokipi (taxi or metro)

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