Fodor's Expert Review Grande Bretagne

Vasileos Georgiou A'1 at Syntagma Sq., Athens, Attica, 10564, Greece Fodor's Choice

With a guest list that includes more than a century's worth of royals, rock stars, and heads of state, the landmark Grande Bretagne remains the most exclusive hotel in Athens. As you marvel at one of the most eye-knocking views of the Acropolis from the terrace restaurant, or rest on custom-made silk ottomans in the lobby, or call your personal butler 24 hours a day from your room, you may very well think it is the very best. Built in 1842, the hotel still reflects its original grandeur, with restored 19th-century oil paintings, antiques, and hand-carved details as they were more than a century ago. There's also an incredible spa where you can pamper yourself with indulgences such as an ozone pool, restorative steam rooms, and sophisticated massages. As for amenities, there are none better in Athens—just a few of these are the laptop and mobile phone rentals, a technology help desk, and free daily newspapers.

PROS

  • all-out luxury
  • beautiful rooms
  • excellent café, spa, and pool lounge
  • central location
  • exquisite rooms

CONS

  • pricey
  • no free Wi-Fi
  • demonstrations sometimes take place right in front of the hotel
  • expensive
  • decor may not suit all tastes
  • demonstrations take place at Syntagma Square

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 210-333–0000 | 210-331–5555-through 210/331–5559 reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

320 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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