Since its first opening in 1872, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has been synonym of comfort, luxury, elegance and style in the very centre of Athens. After a painstaking restoration made between November 2001 and March 2003, the hotel acquired a new atmosphere and a great and attentive service which could be found only in the best residences. The view offered from many of the rooms is breathtaking: the Acropolis and the changing of the guards, at the tomb of the unknown soldier. The bathrooms, then, offer luxurious marble and amazing amenities. Rooms with connecting doors are available.
All the 320 rooms have been recently renewed and present luxurious fabrics and restored antiquities. The beauty and the elegance are reflected in each of well furnished rooms, while butlers and staff provide unsurpassed service. The rooms are provided with precious fabrics, fine furnishings, and the latest high tech facilities, carefully combined just to accommodate our guests in the best way. All are equipped with particular care: beds are cocoon of pure comfort with multiple pillows and cloud soft duvets, plush bathrobes and slippers the wall-to-wall marble bathrooms are well designed with fog resistant mirrors, quality amenities and lighted magnifying mirrors. All rooms offer cable television, voice mail, high-speed internet, minibar and wood-panelled wardrobes with in-room safes.
With breathtaking views of the famed Acropolisand Parthenon, regal Constitution 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.
Witness to Athens’ singular mix of old and new, 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.
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 ouzeris and tavernas, colourful flower stands
and artisan shops for an authentic flavor of local Athens. The Sunday flea market at Monastiraki Square is well worth a visit.
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.
Shopping hours are generally 8:30am –5pm Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; 8:30am –2pm, 5:30pm –8:30pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Large
shopping malls remain open until 9pm. While most are closed on Sunday, some shops around