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Get an overview of this hotelVenerable central Athens hotel on Syntagma Square

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Business center

By Parliament

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.

Hotel spa

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.

Internet access

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.

Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

  • Express check-in 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Business center 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 1862 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 320 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • 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 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Slippers 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired 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 

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 

Accessibility

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 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

A tourism tax ranging from EUR 0.25 to EUR 4 per accommodation per night will be applied on all stays starting on January 1, 2018 and is collected at the property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 60.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • 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.
Property Registry Number - 0206K015A0021500

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • 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
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Bretagne Grande
  • Bretagne Hotel
  • Grande Bretagne
  • Grande Bretagne Athens
  • Grande Bretagne Hotel
  • Grande Hotel Bretagne
  • Hotel Bretagne
  • Hotel Grande
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne Luxury Collection Hotel Athens
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Grande Bretagne Luxury Collection Athens
  • Grande Bretagne Luxury Collection

We should mention

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.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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