Hotel Grande Bretagne; A landmark luxury hotel steeped in history.
The iconic five-star Hotel Grande Bretagne is housed in an elegant neoclassical building right on Syntagma Square in the heart of Athens.
Lovingly nicknamed the Grande Dame, this landmark luxury hotel dates back to 1874 and has played an important role throughout the city’s history as the central meeting place for the movers and shakers that were shaping Greece’s economic, political and social life. World-renowned for its first class facilities and service, the hotel has continued to welcome royal families, presidents, business tycoons, elite athletes and A-list celebrities through its doors ever since, hosting everybody from Winston Churchill to Lady Gaga.
Athens’ most romantic rooftop restaurant with stunning views
Hotel Grande Bretagne exudes old world grandeur from the moment you enter the opulent lobby—think refined marble floors flanked by columns, stained-glass ceilings and antique etchings lit by gilt-edged lamps. The spacious rooms and suites are lavishly decorated and equipped with deluxe bedding and plush robes, so you can slip into holiday mode right away.
For a refreshing dip, followed by a light snack, head to the pool bar on the 7th floor. Here you will be immersed in fragrant Mediterranean greenery with scenic views of Lycabettus Hill towering over the city, a tranquil oasis to while the afternoon away. Afterwards, book yourself in for some pampering at the luxurious spa, which offers no less than three steam rooms, a dry sauna and an indoor pool.
Come dinner time, and you make your way to the 8th floor and the award-winning GB Roof Garden. This is one of the most romantic spots in the city offering majestic views of the Acropolis. Here you can indulge in fine Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied by an extensive wine list, as the gorgeous peach-tinged sunset transforms the Parthenon into a glowing ember right in front of your eyes.
The hotel is also home to Alexander’s Bar, voted as the Best Hotel Bar of the World by Forbes Magazine, with an undeniably sophisticated yet warm atmosphere boasting an impressive selection of 80-year-old single malt rare Macallan Scotch Whiskeys. Try their signature mixed drink Mandarin Napoleon Select with gin and fragrant Sicilian tangerines whilst admiring the intricate 18th century tapestry depicting Alexander the Great behind the bar.
Situated in a prime location
From the hotel you are in an ideal location, with many top-attractions right on your doorstep—including the Acropolis, Plaka and the National Garden—along with easy connections to the airport and Piraeus Port.
Hotel Grande Bretagne truly delivers on its reputation as the best luxury hotel in Athens.
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