• Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

About Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

The prestigious Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection hotel in the heart of Athens and a member of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, has served royalty, heads of state, business tycoons, film stars, and high society in its more than 130-year history. Built in 1864, it was completely renovated in anticipation of the 2004 Olympics to offer modern luxury and distinctive service for the discerning world traveler. The hotel houses three restaurants, two swimming pools, spacious halls and conference rooms, and the GB Spa--itself a decadent escape that blends Eastern and Western traditions in its ambiance and treatment menu. Guests can indulge in the Ouzo Oil Massage or unwind in the Thermal Suite. A mud chamber and relaxation area, in addition to six treatment rooms, provides an exquisite escape for guests who need to rejuvenate.

Luxurious fabrics and antiques adorn the hotel's 320 rooms and suites, redecorated in the old Grande Bretagne's traditional style that pays homage to Greek culture. These ornate touches are complemented by modern accoutrements such as high-speed Internet access. Each guestroom offers views of the hotel courtyard or the city's landmarks. Dining options at the property include the GB Corner Restaurant, the property's signature restaurant famous for its Mediterranean cuisine as well as its clientele; the GB Roof Garden Restaurant, perched on the hotel roof and offering stunning views of the Acropolis; and The Cellar, featuring 3,000 bottles of wine. The hotel offers stunning views of the Acropolis and Parthenon, Constitution Square and Parliament, Lycabettus Hill, or the original Olympic Stadium, and numerous cultural attractions are located just outside the hotel's doors.

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Constitution Square, Athens, 10563 Greece
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Menu of Services

Tucked away in the center of the hotel is the GB Spa. The 1,140-square-meter spa offers an east-meets-west philosophy, complemented by the spa's decor of fresh orchids and basalt stones. The spa has a salon, as well as six treatment rooms for massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, and Ayurvedic-inspired services. One of the must-have treatments is the 70-minute Nourishing Yoghurt, Honey & Sugar Wrap, which begins with a foot soak followed by a body exfoliation, body wrap in Greek honey and yogurt, and a scalp massage. Other popular treatments include a regenerating collagen mask, and the ESPA Flight Reviver. Treatments incorporate ESPA, Valmont, and Algoane products.

Guests can begin with a visit to the Thermal Suite, which comes complete with a laconium, sauna, and herbal steam bath (the suite is complimentary to all spa treatments over two hours). Spa-goers can also try the couple's suite for sharing treatments in tandem, or refresh in the ice fountain before retreating to the amethyst grotto. Nutritious spa cuisine is also available.

Guests may enjoy hydro-jet massage and therapeutic ozone-and-mineral water in the indoor pool, or take a dip in the heated outdoor rooftop pool. The fitness center comes complete with Life Fitness equipment featuring flat-screen TVs. Personal training is also available. An aqua gym and physiotherapy exercises are also offered in the pool.

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Customer Reviews for Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel (2)

July 22, 2010
Stuck in Athens but found a gem!
We were stuck in Athens another day due to the strike and found this spa by asking a concierge at another hotel nearby. The hotel is gorgeous and the spa a little spendy, but after we took advantage of the various steam rooms, saunas, showers and pools, it was a great treat. The only disappointment was when they took my daughter and I into the couples rooms for our treatments. The place was not busy so I'm not sure why they did that. If you're in Athens and need a great treat, this is a good choice.
September 28, 2009
Relax in the Heart of Athens
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel and enjoyed the spa facilities. We were treated to a thoroughly relaxing experience and we can't wait to go back!
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

From the grand Beaux Arts lobby to the sumptuous fabrics, hand-carved architectural details, and gold Bavarian cutlery, the Hotel Grande Bretagne's facilities embody opulence. This is true for the property's 10 meeting spaces as well as the lovely guestrooms. The hotel's Business Center is conveniently open 24 hours.

Outside of the hotel, guests can explore a number of historical and contemporary attractions, most within easy walking distance. Exclusive shops, restaurants, open-air cafes, the business district, and a plethora of museums surround the site. Guests interested in antiquity can tour the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Athens' Ancient Agora, the Royal Palace, and the Theatre of Dionysos. More modern attractions include the Olympic Stadium, Vouliagmeni Beach, and the Monastiraki Flea Market.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

The hotel's 320 rooms and suites combine old-world style with modern amenities. Accommodations offer the finest appointments: comfortable beds with soft duvets; plush bathrobes and slippers; marble bathrooms sporting steam-resistant mirrors, deluxe bath amenities, and lighted magnifying mirrors. Each room features a mini-bar, wood-paneled wardrobes, flat-screen plasma televisions, and high-speed Internet access. The 56 suites offer additional amenities such as daily fresh fruit and flowers, gourmet chocolates, and personalized butler service. Those staying in the Presidential or the Royal suite can expect fireplaces as well as original artwork and antiques decorating formal sitting areas, dining rooms, and master bedrooms. Twenty-four hour room service and butler service, as well as designated personal valet services, is provided by the property's exemplary staff.

The right-hand corner of the hotel's main lobby, the GB Corner Restaurant is the hotel's signature dining experience. The 1900-era Art Deco-styled interior creates a sophisticated, yet lively, atmosphere that offsets the excellent Mediterranean cuisine. The venue is frequented by Athenian movers and shakers, making it the place to be seen. Other spaces for dining and libations include the GB Roof Garden Restaurant, a roof-top restaurant with contemporary design, a Mediterranean menu, and views of the Acropolis; the cafe-style GB Winter Garden, on the ground floor, which offers live piano music; The Cellar, with more than 3,000 bottles of wine; and Alexander's Bar, featuring 18-century tapestry of Alexander the Great and offering premium cognacs, brandies, and cigars in a specially designed walk-in humidor. A healthy spa menu is available at The Atrium between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and includes light meals and juice, as well as complimentary teas.

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