The Hotel Grande Bretagne

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Unrivalled views of Athens coupled with first-class service: the Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection hotel, is easily one of the finest bases to explore this incredible ancient city.
Perfect forCouples and families looking for a slice of opulent glamour in the heart of the city.
In the knowA former royal palace, this has been the place to stay in Athens since it opened in 1874.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Setting & Views
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Hotel Grande Bretagne has an ideal central location in Syntagma Square - perfect for discovering everything Athens has to offer.

Rooms at Hotel Grande Bretagne

The rooms and suites showcase sumptuous fabrics, original artwork and a fantastic collection of restored antiques, offering a perfect balance of old-world elegance and cutting-edge modernity.

For the ultimate VIP luxury, we recommend a Butler Service room (located on the 6th or 7th floor), where you can enjoy a private check-in and check-out reception area, a welcome drink on arrival and 24-hour private concierge services.

Food & drink

There is a choice of eating and drinking venues, from the scenic GB Roof Garden restaurant, with its fabulous views of the Acropolis, to the cosy Alexander’s Bar, where you can admire the 18th-century tapestry of Alexander the Great and an equally old and priceless bottle of whisky, safely encased in a glass-fronted box behind the bar.


The state-of-the-art spa and health club is a beautiful space on the lower ground floor and also houses an indoor pool. Quite unique in Athens city centre, there is also a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city below - a perfect summer spot.

Activities at The Hotel Grande Bretagne

Delight in exploring this magical city - from the Acropolis to the cosy ouzeries in Plaka, there are no shortages of opportunities to lose yourself in the city of the ancient Gods.

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Hotel location

The Hotel Grande Bretagne is approximately a 30-minute drive from Athens airport.

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