Athens Hotel- Bretagne or NJV ?

Jun 13th, 2003, 05:52 PM
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Athens Hotel- Bretagne or NJV ?

Could someone with recent experience tell me how the Athens NJV Hotel compares with the Grand Bretagne or remodeled Hilton? Is the NJV nice and newly remodeled, or is it worth the extra $65+ per room at the grand Bretagne??
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Jun 19th, 2003, 03:57 PM
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These 2 hotels are directly next door to each other. When we were there (late August 2002), the Grand Bretagne was under major renovations. The whole thing was being torn down and re-built. We stayed at the NJV (Athens Plaza) and it was very nice. Excellen location. Breakfast was included, which was pretty convenient. If you stay there, get a room on a high floor so you can get an Acropolis view.
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Jun 20th, 2003, 06:17 AM
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We stayed at the The NJV (Plaza) in 2001 and would definitely recommend it. The breakfast buffets were huge and delicious. The lobby is very pleasant with a nice little bar. The attitude of the desk staff was only lukewarm though, and we are polite, agreeable Canadians.

We looked in on the Grand Bretagne and it is in a different class from the Plaza - one of the beautiful, ornate, old hotels - a completely different experience.
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Jun 21st, 2003, 01:47 AM
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The Plaza(athens plaza njv) is a first class hotel(renovated in 1999) the Grande Bretagne is a fully renovated palace.
The Plaza's service has been criticized sometimes as 'arrogant' by some greek travellers.
It is true that it's breakfast is outstanding ,a real plus of the Grecotel's tradition.

Yes,definitely it worth the extra amount to book the living history of the old grande dame !
You will enjoy luxurious facilities and amenities( a rooftop swiming pool with a breathtaking view of the Acropolis is due to open mid-july) that cost the double and sometimes the triple in similar palaces around the world i.e. Rome/Paris and NY

now some nice places near these two hotels
The' body fuel' on stadiou street, a snck/brekfast/sushi bar only serving health food and drinks except...cola's!

Cellier bistrot for a lunch ,brasserie like.

On Voulis street, DO Not miss a bakery 'Ariston':you will remember for days the best cheese pies/greek croissants /pizza's as one best street foods one can experience in europe,...accross the street is Ayapitos pastry shop try one 'triangle'

At the very end (on monastirali place)of the Ermou shopping street you will find the taverna of Bairactaris,...for kebabs and mixed grills,...real greek food and ambiance sometimes with singers .excellent value for money.

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Jun 21st, 2003, 11:06 AM
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mzani and others,
Thanks for the replys, I think we will try the Grand.
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