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Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

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With breath-taking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma 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. Located right in the heart of the city since 1874, the multi-awarded landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district. With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities, whereas the 58 suites enjoy additional benefits including personalized Butler Service. Visit the picturesque GB Roof Garden Restaurant for the finest Mediterranean cuisine or the Winter Garden for an afternoon high tea and do not miss the GB Spa for a signature massage, beauty treatment or an indulgent respite in the thermal Suite. Meet our Concierge team members, who stand ready to unlock the secret treasures of Athens.

Hotel History

From rockstar royalty to heads of state, everyone who’s someone makes the “GB” their port of call while in Athens. Built in 1842, and found right at the heart of the Constitution Square, you’ll find no other hotel as closely linked to the city’s history, and its present- as the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Be prepared for a succession of uniquely Greek experiences and a hotel with a sense of place. From the comfort of the Alexander’s Bar terrace, guests sip on cocktails while watching the changing of the guards unfold in Syntagma Square below. The most romantic tête-à-tête in Athens is found at the GB Roof Garden restaurant terrace where al fresco dinners come with uninterrupted views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill, while afternoon tea amid the floral displays of the Winter Garden is practically a rite of passage for the cities well-to-do. For undiluted Old-World opulence with the service to match, the Hotel Grande Bretagne still holds the crown. 

Notable Guests

Given its rich history, it is no wonder that the list of royalty, heads of state, international business tycoons, and celebrities that have stayed at the Hotel Grande Bretagne is endless. To name but a few, leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Maria Callas, and Brigitte Bardot all enjoyed the regal treatment in the Royal Suite. Hollywood icons Greta Garbo, Sean Connery, and Francis Ford Coppola have visited repeatedly, while music stars Sting, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Jay-Z, and Jose Carreras have resided here while on tour.


A Unique and Luxurious Retreat

The only Royal Suite in Athens, and located on the fifth floor, the sprawling one-bedroom, two-bathroom Royal Suite encompasses over 400 magnificent square meters, while its many windows frame iconic views of Athens.

Welcome to the GB Spa

In the heart of the historic Hotel Grande Bretagne, the multi-awarded GB Spa in Athens welcomes our valued guests with a fresh innovative approach to total wellbeing. Select from an opulent variety of signature treatments & massages for the finest spa experience devoted to pampering and relaxation.

Fitness Studio

Our fitness facility offers a variety of opportunities for an invigorating exercise session while it features an extensive range of cardio & resistance equipment fitted with flat-screen televisions. Expert personal trainers will be glad to assist you optimise a current fitness routine or customise a new regimen.

Swimming Pools

Enjoy a refreshing dip in our two sparkling pools, a respite from Athens’ summer sun. Savor poolside refreshments and relax amid fragrant flowers and Cyprus trees.


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