The Grande Bretagne represents the essence of hospitality in Greece for more than 130 years. Since it reopening in 2003, the promises of defined excellence have even been exceeded. With breathtaking 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. Situated right in the heart of the city since 1874, the landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district.
The Hotel was proud to be again host to the world of sports on the occasion of the Olympic Games that took place in the country of origin in 2004. For all guests the Hotel Grande Bretagne offers a special treat with the impressive SPA area, designed to relax and refresh body and spirit.
Discerning Travelers from all over the world are invited to revitalize their energy in elegant Recreation Areas, dive into the freshness of the indoor and outdoor pool or indulge in a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments.
Escape to the GB Spa Athens for a signature massage and beauty treatment or an indulgent respite in the Thermal Suite.
Luxurious fabrics and restored antiques personalize the 321 rooms and suites, all newly renovated. Distinctly refined residential elegance is reflected in each of the 59 well-appointed suites, while butlers and staff provide unsurpassed service. All rooms and suites offer the finest appointments: beds are cocoon of pure comfort with multiple pillows and cloud soft duvets, plush bathrobes and slippers the wall-to-wall marble bathrooms are well designed with fog resistant mirrors, quality amenities and lighted magnifying mirrors. All rooms are equipped with cable television, voice mail, high-speed internet, mini bar and wood-paneled wardrobes with in-room safes Precious fabrics, fine furnishings, and the latest high tech facilities, carefully combined to preserve a perfect harmony.
The most famous brasserie in the capital lies to your right as you walk into the lobby. The GB Corner is famous not only for its unique ambience and excellent Mediterranean cuisine, but also for its clientele. Highly renowned Athenians meet there to partake in GB Corner’s refined environment, complete with its luxurious yet functional lighting and the unique comfort afforded by perfectly designed chairs and dinner tables arranged to allow privacy in crowd. Drop in anytime for lunch or dinner from 12 noon until 2 o’clock in the morning and dine in the company of the capital’s most influential writers, politicians and professionals.
For breakfast or lunch, the elegant environment of the GB Roof Garden Restaurant creates a tranquil atmosphere, while dinner is perfect when the city lights come on. For three years in a row the restaurant has been awarded by the Wine Spectator magazine. Grilled steaks, fresh seafood and the very noblest of Mediterranean cuisine from Chef Emilio Bracciale are served, as guests savor the experience of watching the sun set majestically behind the ancient Acropolis, firing the imagination to thoughts of a truly classical age. Open now during breakfast, lunch and dinner, you are given the opportunity to enjoy your meal with great view of the whole of Athens.
The Winter Garden offers the city’s most elegant European breakfast, light lunch, high tea or dinner accompanied by live piano music. A beautiful extension of the hotel’s historic lobby, this beautiful atrium space is designed to offer guests a respite far from the dash of city life.
The Cellar is a delightful tasting room and a relaxing haven to enjoy an old favorite beverage or meet a new one! It is definitely the place to enjoy a selection of Greece’s leading wines. You don’t have to be a connoisseur to visit The Cellar. It is simply a place to be savored by those who enjoy the finer things in life. The Cellar is also available for private dining and private meetings.
The place to relax with a refreshing drink in a pleasant open-air poolside setting is the Pool Bar. Laze or swim amid an environment of pergolas, aromatic plants and a magnificent view of the Lycabettus Hill. At night there are few equals to this illuminated view. The perfect romantic interlude.
Finally, Alexander’s Bar is a superb cocktail bar reflecting the excitement and enthusiasm here in this buzzing Greek capital. The focal point of the bar is an extraordinary tapestry from the 18th century of Alexander the Great In a warm, congenial atmosphere, Alexander’s offers premium brand cognacs, brandies, local and international wines and other beverages as well as the most impressive selection of cigars in a specially designed walk-in humidor. All of this is accompanied by live music and, of course, warm and friendly service.