Expect the unexpected in the Grand Bretagne, a classically-styled Victorian masterpiece hotel. Occupying some of the finest real estate in Athens, the hotel's European glamour stands out amid the ancient sites.
The Victorian splendor of the Grand Bretagne is a luxurious reminder of Greece’s history as part of the European continent. While you might spend your days touring ruins that span millennia, you will return to a classical elegance from a different era that once won the hearts of world leaders such as Winston Churchill. The hotel has recently undergone a sweeping renovation with contemporary design and comfort in mind.
Each of the 320 rooms is appointed with fine antiques, expertly edited in the interest of a serene, tasteful elegance. The plush, palatial suites resemble royal chambers, and even the high-ceilings of the deluxe rooms and junior suites out-perform their competitors on the luxury market.
Ker & Downey goes the extra mile to ensure that our guests are placed in choice rooms in every location. At the Grand Bretagne, this selection is all about the view. The prime location of the hotel on Syntagma Square affords views of some of Athens’ most iconic sites. The most coveted are those of the Acropolis. Other prime quarters boast views of Lycabettus Hill and the original Olympic stadium.
The dining experience at the Grand Bretagne capitalizes on the hotel’s magnificent views as well. The GB Roof Garden restaurant and bar overlook the Acropolis, and the pool bar and grill overlooks Lycabettus Hill. Menus are the creative products of Chef de Cuisine Asterios Koustoudis and Executive Chef Sotiris Evangelou, who emphasize fresh ingredients and flawless techniques across their “new Mediterranean” menus.
Alexander’s Bar—named the best hotel bar in the world by Forbes—and Alexander’s Cigar Lounge offer the perfect place to continue the conversation after dinner, and the hotel’s wine cellar offers an exciting selection of wine available for private tastings.
The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools for lounging or more vigorous exercise. The GB Spa will wrap visitors in a cocoon of luxury after a long day of trekking through ruins. Choose from a full menu of massage and spa treatments, or visit the Hair Spa Salon and treat your travel-weary locks to a rejuvenating and decadent experience.Request Information