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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Syntagma Square, , Athens, Greece


Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel


Insider Tip

A short taxi ride from the hotel, a funicular runs up to the summit of Lycabettus Hill, crowned by the tiny whitewashed church of St George. The highest vantage point in town, it affords panoramic views. Close by, an open-air theater hosts summer concerts.

Hotel Overview

Central locale
Overlooking Syntagma Square, the Hotel Grande Bretagne is next to the Parliament House, between Kolonaki and Plaka.
Distinctive views
All 321 spacious guestrooms and suites are well appointed. Many offer views of the Acropolis, Parliament House, and National Gardens.
Spa, health center
The spa and health center are located in the sublevel, while the rooftop pool and garden restaurant afford city and Acropolis views.

Amenity highlights:

The GB, as it is known, boasts a spa and health club, with an indoor pool and gym, offering beauty treatments, massage and aromatherapy. Guests can indulge in relaxation and well being through a variety of treatments with the unique products of ESPA, Valmont, and Algoane.

What to expect:

This eight story 19th-century building exudes wealth and refinement from very first impressions: a doorman in a bottle green cloak welcomes guests as they pass through rotating doors into a spacious lobby with mosaic floors and Persian carpets, neo-Baroque style furniture, and potted palms. Guests are a mix of business people, tourists, politicians, and international celebrities.


Syntagma Square, , Athens, Greece


ATH - Athens El. Venizelos Airport



  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld shower
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Internet access - surcharge
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Private bathroom
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens


Property Amenities

The GB Spa combines an indoor pool adorned with tiny royal blue mosaic tiles and a thermal suite offering Laconium, herbal baths, Finnish sauna, reflexology foot baths, steam baths, and experience showers. Beauty treatments employ E'SPA products from the UK - the signature treatment is Hot Stone Massage. There is also a fully equipped gym supervised by a trainer, and a Juice Bar serving freshly squeezed fruit juices and a range of Twining's teas. Through summer guests can use the open-air rooftop pool. There are four conference and meeting spaces: the Grand Ballroom which can accommodate up to 600, the Golden Rooms which can take a total of 380, the Churchill Room 10, and the Royal Room. Secretarial and translation services are available upon request.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment

Number of rooms: 321


Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


GB Corner
Located on the ground floor, overlooking Syntagma Square, this restaurant is popular with hotel guests and well-heeled residents alike. Occupying a double-height space with a mezzanine, it is open daily for lunch and dinner. The signature dish is Dover Sole Meunier with Lemon and Olive Oil.
Winter Garden
Two Corinthian columns in the lobby frame the entrance to the Winter Garden, an atrium space with a stained glass ceiling, potted palms, large mirrors, and two enormous Oriental vases. It remains open all day and serves English breakfasts, light lunches, high tea, and dinner to the accompaniment of piano music, as well as coffee, drinks, and snacks throughout the day. The signature dish is Grilled Chicken Breast with Potatoes, Spinach and Bacon Strips.
GB Roof Garden
Open all year round enjoy breakfast,lunch, dinner and evening cocktails with the incomparable views of the Acropolis, Parthenon and the city of Athens. Offering a menu featuring Greek cuisine and barbecued meat and fish dishes.


The picturesque area of Plaka is ideal for a morning or evening stroll. Above Plaka, just one km from the hotel, stands the Acropolis, the most important monument to the Ancient Greek world and a must-see for first-time visitors to the city. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Aerobics
  • Golfing
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals