Hotel Grande Bretagne

Athens, Greece 


Founded in 1874, this hotel is a local institution that retains all its original charm and tells the fascinating story of Athens. With opulent rooms, impeccable service, a lavish spa and excellent rooftop dining, this hotel is perhaps one of Athens' best.

Key Features

  • 320 rooms and suites
  • Culinary options include the Roof Garden Restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine alongside picturesque views and the Winter Garden for a top-notch afternoon tea
  • Visit the spa for a signature massage, beauty treatment or indulgent respite in the thermal suite
  • Greek Wine Masterclasses at The Wine Library


Situated in the heart of Athens within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas and museums, Hotel Grande Bretagne enjoys the ideal location in the city centre. This eight-storey 19th-century building exudes grandeur from the outside, and inside it’s no different: from the stained-glass ceiling and potted palms to the 18th-century tapestry in the bar and the antiques peppered all around. While exuding a sense of bygone grandeur, there is nothing old-fashioned about Hotel Grande Bretagne, thanks to an extensive makeover which brought the property well into the 21st century.


There are 320 luxurious and well-appointed rooms, divided into categories from Classic all the way to Presidential and Royal Suite. The Classic rooms overlook the atrium and ooze vintage chic with antiques, gilt-edged lamps, cream and gold drapes and marble bathrooms. Opting for the Presidential Suite gets you all of this incredible luxury and more, with a private pool overlooking the Acropolis.


The service is impeccable, and you won't find a hotel in central Athens with better facilities; there is an excellent spa, hair and nail salons, and an outdoor pool (open to guests from April to October). There are four restaurants to choose from, but the Roof Garden Restaurant undeniably has the best views, while the Winter Garden is renowned for its afternoon high tea. 

Why we love it

With a prime location opposite Constitution Square and the House of Parliament, there is no better location. From the Roof Garden Restaurant, enjoy views over the original Olympic Stadium, the Acropolis and the Parthenon. 

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