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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.
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.
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens's 320 spacious guestrooms feature classical furnishings, marble baths, minibars, complimentary wifi Internet, wired internet (surcharge), and views of the inner courtyard or Syntagma Square.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
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, while shared facilities include a printer, fax, and photocopier. Secretarial and translation services are available upon request. Free wifi is also available in public areas.
There is no parking onsite.
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor seasonal pool
- Poolside bar
- Steam room
- Full-service spa
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Spa services on site
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Business center
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 320
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 7
- Hair salon
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Babysitting or childcare
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Year Built 1862
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Concierge services
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Turkish bath/Hammam
- Free WiFi
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Rooftop terrace
- Express check-in
- Luggage storage
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Outdoor pool
- Meeting rooms 15
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Supervised childcare/activities
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( EUR 10 per day )
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Soundproofed rooms
- Air conditioning
- Free bottled water
- Turndown service
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- In-room massage available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- LED TV
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
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
- Thai massage
- Sauna in spa
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 60.00 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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
- Fee for full breakfast: EUR 42 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wired Internet: EUR 10 per day (rates may vary)
- Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60.00 per night
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Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.