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Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Overview

Hotel Grande Bretagne is perfectly located for sightseeing in Syntagma Square. The hotel offers up the best of Greek hospitality; its interiors pay homage to Greek culture as guests bask in the breathtaking views of the city’s timeless landmarks and are pampered with Hotel Grande Bretagne’s unparalleled service.

It is no wonder that the 5-star hotel has garnered international recognition for providing luxury accommodations and top-notch service for more than 140 years. Accommodations at the Hotel Grand Bretagne are expensive compared to others in the area, but the excellent service and opulent accommodations are well worth the price.

Accommodations

Each of the 320 guest rooms and suites of Hotel Grande Bretagne are tastefully designed and furnished with their guests’ comfort and convenience in mind. Combining pieces for ultimate relaxation and the latest in technology, the accommodations are guaranteed to satisfy today’s discerning travelers.

Room Types

Classic Rooms measure 291 square feet (27 square meters) and can accommodate up to two adults or one adult and one child. Guests can choose from rooms with one king, one queen or two twin size Luxury Collection beds. Standard amenities include a telephone with two IDD lines, Wi-Fi internet access (for a fee), individual bedside reading lights, cable TV, fully-stocked refreshment center, complimentary full use of the hotel’s Thermal Suite, swimming pool, Relaxation Room, Fitness Studio and Changing Rooms, turndown service and 24-hour laundry and dry cleaning services. The marble bathroom features Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, a vanity counter, separate bathtub and shower, fog-resistant and lighted magnifying mirror, pure cotton bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer and weight scales. Guests have the added luxury of a view of the hotel’s courtyard or Athens’ cityscape. Classic Rooms are fit for those traveling with children, and are equipped disabled accessible features as well. Some Classic Rooms offer private balconies and connecting doors, available upon request.

Deluxe Rooms offer 355 square feet (33 square meters) of living space and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. Guests can choose from rooms with one king, one queen or two twin size Luxury Collection beds. Deluxe Rooms have the same standard amenities as Classic Rooms. Additional features include complimentary butler service, views of the Parliament and Lycabettus Hill. Deluxe Rooms are fit for those traveling with children.

Junior Suites are 474 square feet (44 square meters) in size and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The bedroom is furnished with one king, one queen or two twin size Luxury Collection beds. Junior Suites have the same standard amenities as other guest rooms. Additional features include a separate sitting area with sofa, complimentary butler service and a view of the inner courtyard, as well as flat screen TV in bathroom, double vanities, chocolate stand and DVD/CD player. Junior Suites are fit for those traveling with children.

Deluxe Suites measure 538 square feet (50 square meters) and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The bedroom is furnished with one king, one queen or two twin size Luxury Collection beds. Deluxe Suites have the same standard amenities as other guest rooms. Additional features include a separate sitting area with comfortable chairs, table and reading light, complimentary butler service, flat screen television in bathroom, chocolate box, separate dressing area and double vanities.

Grande Suites offer 626 square feet (60 square meters) of living space and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The bedroom is furnished with one king, one queen or two twin size Luxury Collection beds. Additional features include complimentary butler service, steam shower, armoire with TV, DVD/CD player, flower arrangements, separate sitting and working areas, flat screen TV in bathroom, separate walk-in closet, double vanities, fruit bowl, chocolate stand and stunning views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square or Lycabettus Hiill.

Grande Deluxe Suites are 969 square feet (90 square meters) in size and can accommodate up to five adults or three adults and two children. Both bedrooms are furnished with one king size Luxury Collection bed, each with their own bathrooms. An elegant vestibule leads to the master bedroom which has its own walk-in closet, separating it from the living area. The sitting area is furnished with a sofa, matching armchairs, antique working table and reading lights and chandeliers. Grande Deluxe Suites have the same standard amenities as other guest rooms. Additional features include a selection of rare antiques and original paintings from Sotheby’s and Christie’s, armoire with TV, DVD/CD player in both bedrooms, complimentary fruit bowl upon arrival, complimentary butler service, Hermés toiletries in the bathrooms, flower arrangements, steam shower in both bathrooms, double vanities in master bathroom, silver stand with chocolates upon arrival, flat screen TV in both bathrooms, and breathtaking views of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and Syntagma Square. Grande Deluxe Suites offer the perfect setting for entertaining or informal meetings.

Executive Grande Suites measure 753 square feet (70 square meters) and can accommodate up to three adults or two adults and one child. The bedroom is furnished with one king, one queen or two twin size Luxury Collection beds. Executive Grande Suites have the same standard amenities as other guest rooms. Additional features include a selection of rare antiques and original paintings from Sotheby’s and Christie’s, steam shower, silver stand with chocolates upon arrival, flat screen TV in bathroom, complimentary butler service, complimentary fruit bowl upon arrival, Hermés toiletries in the bathrooms, armoire with TV, DVD/CD player, spacious separate sitting and working areas, separate walk-in closet, double vanities and a private outdoor space affording views of the city’s famous landmarks.

Presidential Suite offers 2,153 square feet (200 square meters) of living space and can accommodate up to two adults or one adult and one child. The bedroom is furnished with one king Luxury Collection bed. The Presidential Suite has the same standard amenities as other guest rooms. Additional features include a separate sitting room, two-sided fireplace shared with the master bedroom, opulently-furnished living room, a priceless collection of antiques from Christie’s and Sotheby’s to enhance each room, and a formal 12-person dining room. The black marble bathroom is lavishly equipped with double vanities, Hermés toiletries, deep soaking tub with massage jets, and a shower that transforms into a steam room and a flat screen TV. In addition guests of the Presidential Suite enjoy complimentary Greek pastries and canapés, flower arrangements, complimentary fruit bowl and chocolates upon arrival, complimentary red wine and Voss Water upon arrival, 32” inch plasma TV in master bedroom and sitting room, 42” plasma TV and DVD player in corner living room and striking views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square or Lycabettus Hill.

Royal Suite is 4,306 square feet (400 square meters) in size and can accommodate up to two adults or one adult and one child. The master bedroom is furnished with one king Luxury Collection bed and its very own sitting room, luxuriously appointed bathroom, walk-in closet and private dressing room. The Royal Suite has the same standard amenities as other guest rooms. Additional features include a collection of exquisite pieces from Sotheby’s and Christie’s, a private media room with 32” TV, DVD player, and HiFi stereo, private gym with LifeFitness® equipment and sauna, exclusive wine cellar stocked with 300 local and international vintages, two additional sitting areas, fireplace, working antique piano and extravagant 16-person dining room. In addition, guests of the Royal Suite enjoy complimentary buler service, complimentary Voss Water upon arrival, flower arrangements, Hermés toiletries, complimentary chocolates and fruit bowl upon arrival, plasma TV in master bedroom, complimentary Greek pastries and canapés, private humidor, complimentary champagne and strawberries upon arrival and spectacular views of the Acropolis, Syntagma Square or Lycabettus Hill.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Grande Bretagne prides itself in the unrivaled expertise and in-depth knowledge of their Luxury Collection Concierge team and their ability to provide a variety of services to enhance and guarantee a stress-free enjoyable stay.

  • 24-hour Business Center
    • Secretarial and translation services (Mon-Fri)
    • Fax machines
    • Color copiers
    • Printers
    • Scanners
    • Computers
    • High-speed internet access
  • 24-hour Complimentary Butler Service (for guests of 6th and 7th floors, as well as Suites)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Children’s amenities
    • Separate children’s menu (in-room dining and onsite restaurants)
    • Special bathroom toiletries
    • Disposable bottles
    • High chairs
    • Potty seats
    • Safety-designed bed railings
    • Professional babysitting services
    • 50% discount on all laundry and dry cleaning for children’s garments
  • 24-hour dedicated Concierge Service
  • Complimentary access to Spa at Hotel Grande Bretagne
  • Gift shop
  • Hair Spa Salon
  • In-room dining (Greek Breakfast, a must-try!)
  • High speed internet access in all guest rooms and public areas (for a fee)
  • Complimentary access to Modern Fitness Studio at Hotel Grande Bretagne
  • Private transfers (for a fee)
  • Sightseeing tours

Dining

Showcasing a variety of cuisines, Hotel Grande Bretagne offers seven settings wherein guests can satisfy their cravings.

Alexander’s Bar serves international cuisine from 8am to 1am (from October to May) and 8am to 12am (from May to October). It offers a clubby atmosphere, with an 18th century tapestry of Alexander the Great as the focal point. This is a great venue for meeting and mingling with other guests or locals.

Atrium offers a relaxing, bright and airy atmosphere, perfect for light refreshments after a vigorous workout. The Atrium is open from 11am to 5pm.

GB Corner is considered to be one of Athens’ hotspots, where the city’s most fashionable converge to enjoy its historic ambiance and savory Greek cuisine. GB Corner is open from 12nn to 6pm (Sunday and Monday) and 12nn to 12am (Tuesday to Saturday).

GB Roof Garden serves brilliant Mediterranean dishes against a breathtaking backdrop featuring the capital’s timeless landmarks. It is open from 1pm to 1am.

Pool Bar serves Greek and light snacks from 11am to 7pm (from April to October), affording their guests magnificent views of Lycabettus Hill and Athens.

The Cellar offers a warm and cozy atmosphere for private wine tastings and intimate gatherings with its expansive collection of 3,000 international and local vintages.

Winter Garden is a café-style restaurant that serves creative international cuisine in an elegant setting, accompanied by live piano music.

Meetings and Events

Hotel Grande Bretagne is the foremost choice when it comes to elegant business meetings and lavish social functions, such as weddings. With its 1,100 square meters of flexible and graceful function space equipped with the latest in technology, it is no wonder.

The Grand Ballroom features 4,725 square feet and can accommodate a maximum of 600 people. The Grand Ballroom can be partitioned into three separate function rooms (Grand Ballrooms A, B, C) that are 1,575 square feet in size and can each accommodate up to 200 people.

The Golden Room measures 3,351 square feet and can accommodate a maximum of 380 people. The Golden Room can be partitioned into four separate function rooms, three of which are 888 square feet in size and can each accommodate up to 100 people (Golden Rooms A, B, C). One of the partitions (Golden Room D) is 687 square feet in size and can accommodate up to 80 people.

The Royal Room offers 1,539 square feet of function space and can accommodate a maximum of 180 people. It is often combined with the adjacent Winter Garden.

The Athenian Hall features 1,033 square feet and can accommodate a maximum of 120 people, ideal for cocktails and coffee breaks.

The Boardroom measures 431 square feet and can accommodate a maximum of 16 people.

Churchill’s offers 248 square feet of meeting space and can accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

Chairman’s and Diplomat’s both feature 291 square feet of meeting space and can each accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

Executive Room measures 296 square feet and can accommodate a maximum of 28 people.

Local Attractions

Hotel Grande Bretagne offers front seats to Greece’s historical landmarks. It is conveniently located at the corner of Syntagma Square, allowing for unhampered views of the changing of the Evzone guard in front of the Parliament Building. Below are just some of the recommended sights and activities for guests of Hotel Grande Bretagne:

  • The Parthenon
  • Temple of Poseidon
  • National Archaeological Museum
  • Cape Sounion
  • The Plaka
  • The Psiri
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Ancient Agora
  • Lycabettus Hill
  • Shopping in Plaka and Monasteraki
  • Attica Zoological Park
  • Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Centre
  • Benaki Museum of Greek History
  • Kolonaki Neighborhood
  • Byzantino Jewelry
  • Melissinos Art
  • Mastihashop
  • To Parko
  • Spondi (Dining)
  • To Kafenio (Dining)
  • Sifnos Island
  • Zappeion Hall
  • Drinks at Bar Guru Bar (Nightlife)

Experience Greece in its fullest grandeur by staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne.

Hotel Grande Bretagne
Vas. Georgiou A’ 1
Constitution Square
Athens 10564
Greece
Telephone: +30 210 3330000
Fax: +30 210 3228034
Email: info.gb@starwoodhotels.com
Website: http://www.grandebretagne.gr/

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