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Get an overview of this hotelVenerable central Athens hotel on Syntagma Square

By Parliament

Built as a palace in 1862 and known as the “Royal Box,” this Athens hotel on Syntagma Square is adjacent to the Parliament building and one km (one half-mile) from the Acropolis.

Hotel spa

This plush hotel hosts the lavish GB Spa, where thermal baths, an amethyst grotto, a Finnish sauna, and luxe treatments are complemented by a rooftop pool with Acropolis views.

Internet access

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens's 320 spacious guestrooms feature classical furnishings, marble baths, minibars, high-speed Internet, and views of the inner courtyard or Syntagma Square.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums, and the business district, the Hotel Grande Bretagne enjoys an ideal location in the center of Athens. Nearby points of interest include the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora, the Monastiraki Flea Market, the Lycabettus Hill, and the Royal Palace. Guests can indulge themselves in the GB Spa, which combines an indoor pool adorned with tiny royal blue mosaic tiles and a thermal suite offering Laconium, herbal baths, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath/hammam, reflexology foot baths, steam baths, and experience showers. Beauty treatments employ E'SPA products from the UK, and the signature treatment is hot stone massage. There is also a fully equipped gym open around the clock and supervised by a trainer, and a juice bar serving freshly squeezed fruit juices and a range of Twining's teas. Through summer, guests of Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens can use the open-air rooftop pool.

Featuring over 11,840 square feet (1,100 square meters) of exquisite function space and 15 meeting rooms, the hotel's meeting spaces include the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 600; the Golden Room, which can take a total of 380, the Churchill Room, and the Royal Room. The 24-hour business center comprises 3 kiosks, each with a desk, telephone, computer, and high-speed Internet access (surcharge), while shared facilities include a printer, fax, and photocopier. Secretarial and translation services are available upon request. Wifi is also available in public areas, subject to charges.

Parking is not available on site but is available nearby (surcharge).

  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 320 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1862 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Express check-in 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Climate control 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

GB Roof Garden Restaurant - Bask in unsurpassed views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square and the ancient wonders of Athens from your perch atop this airy rooftop restaurant and bar. An inspired New Mediterranean menu by Michelin-star-awarded chef Asterios Koustoudis features barbecued meat and fish dishes. Open year-round for dinner and evening cocktails.

Winter Garden City Lounge - A beautiful extension of the hotel's historic lobby, the Winter Garden is a tranquil atrium space, designed to offer guests a respite far from the dash of city life. It remains open all day and offers European breakfast, light lunch, high tea, or dinner accompanied by live piano music.

Alexander's Cigar Lounge - Alexander's Cigar Lounge is a sophisticated space located in the inner garden of the Hotel Grande Bretagne and offers an ideal setting for enjoying fine cigars, wines, liquors, coffee, or tea with a friendly and discreet service. With its colonial elegance and warm atmosphere, it is a unique place for relaxation.

GB Pool Bar & Grill - Relax under the Athenian sun at the GB Pool Bar and enjoy authentic Greek cuisine or light and healthy meals accompanied by rejuvenating cocktails. Located on the 7th floor, this tranquil rooftop pool bar offers magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill and an illuminated Athens below.

Nearby Things to Do

Take a stroll to the Acropolis and the Parthenon, located within easy walking disgance from the Hotel Grande Bretagne. The picturesque Plaka, the old historical neighborhood of Athens, is clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. The "Monastiraki Flea Market" is the place where unique antiques and indigenous gifts can be bought as well as the place where the utmost hand-made selection of souvenirs can be observed. Also within easy walking distance are the ancient Agora, Lycabettus Hill, and the original Olympic Stadium.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Thai massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Hotel Registry Number - 0206K015A0021500


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 195.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 50.00 (from 5 to 14 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: EUR 395.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: EUR 50.00 (from 5 to 14 years old)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 42 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 16 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): EUR 16 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 16 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: EUR 16 per day (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 60 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

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