Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Luxury Collection Hotels

Welcome to Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

Experience timeless elegance at our luxury hotel in Athens

With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, our multi-awarded 5 star Athens Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivaled perspective of Athens' mythical history. Located right in the heart of the city since 1874, our multi-awarded landmark luxury hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district. With meticulous attention to detail, the 320 rooms and suites marry charming old-world elegance with state-of-the-art facilities, whereas the 58 suites enjoy additional benefits including personalized Butler Service. Visit the picturesque GB Roof Garden Restaurant for the finest Mediterranean cuisine or the Winter Garden for an afternoon tea and do not miss the GB Spa for a signature massage, beauty treatment or an indulgent respite in the thermal Suite. Meet our Concierge team members, who stand ready to unlock the secret treasures of Athens.

A Journey through Time

150 Years of Hotel Grande Bretagne

This year marks a significant milestone in our history, as we commemorate one hundred and fifty years of enduring luxury and rich heritage since the hotel first opened its doors in 1874. The Hotel Grande Bretagne is an emblem of timeless elegance in Greece; it’s an Athenian landmark that has borne witness to all the major events in recent history. With 150 years of excellence the hotel serves as the gold standard for unparalleled opulence, haute aesthetics, and impeccable Greek hospitality. We invite you to be a part of our celebration and craft your own tales of splendor.

150-year anniversary logotype

Events Calendar

Discover the Hotel Grande Bretagne Experience with our Events Calendar. From the enchanting opera nights to the sophisticated afternoon tea, there is an exquisite event to delight every discerning guest. Join us for a journey of discovery as we create magical moments for you to cherish to make your visit truly special.

Winter Garden - High Tea

Rooms & Suites

Eternal Elegance in the Heart of Europe's Historic Capital

A Unique and Luxurious Retreat

The only Royal Suite in Athens, and located on the fifth floor, the sprawling one-bedroom, two-bathroom Royal Suite encompasses over 400 magnificent square meters, while its many windows frame iconic views of Athens.

Royal Suite Bathroom

History and Heritage

Situated right in the heart of the city since 1874, the landmark hotel is an important part of the history of Athens. When the Olympic Games were revived for the first time in 1896, the Hotel Grande Bretagne was the official host of foreign missions, diplomats, statesmen, political figures and royalty.


Membership Takes You Farther

As a Marriott Bonvoy® member, you enjoy unlimited travel possibilities and the more you stay, the more benefits you unlock. Download our app to access easy contactless check-in, Mobile Key, Mobile Chat and more. During your stay, enjoy complimentary WiFi, plus earn points you can redeem for various unrivaled experiences.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Notable Guests

Given its rich history, it is no wonder that the list of royalty, heads of state, international business tycoons, and celebrities that have stayed at the Hotel Grande Bretagne is endless. To name but a few, leading ladies Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Maria Callas, and Brigitte Bardot all enjoyed the regal treatment in the Royal Suite. Hollywood icons Greta Garbo, Sean Connery, and Francis Ford Coppola have visited repeatedly, while music stars Sting, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Jay-Z, and Jose Carreras have resided here while on tour.

Royal Suite Bedroom

A Living Museum

Given that within the walls of Hotel Grande Bretagne, history is unveiled through myriads of antiques and art masterpieces, the historic landmark graciously offers its guests a “museum tour”, every Thursday between 17:00 - 18:00, upon request.

Destination Discoveries

In-house guests are guided through the hotel’s history while being led through its rooms and introduced to its antiques and art masterpieces. For more information, please contact our Concierge Desk.

Winter Garden

The Heart of Athens, on Syntagma Square

Located in the heart of the city, the Hotel Grande Bretagne offers the utmost accommodation experience as well as an unrivaled perspective of Athens’ historic heritage, authentic experiences, and indigenous cuisine.

Explore Athens

With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivaled perspective of Athens' mythical history.

Walkway on the North Slope of the Acropolis

Renowned for its diverse range of delightful restaurants and variety of international cuisines, Plaka is an enchanting cobblestone neighborhood embracing archeological sites, small tavernas, colorful flower stands and artisan shops. The area is one of many popular spots across this fabled city.

Kallimarmaro Stadium (Panathenaic Stadium)

The first modern Olympic Games were held in the Greek capital in 1896, with 14 countries competing. The Kallimarmaro Stadium was chosen to host the Olympic Games and was the epicenter of the city’s preparations for this major event.

The Changing of the Guards

It is a truly memorable experience to attend the Changing of the Guards. An Evzone will never leave his post unless instructed by a senior officer; they hold the honorable distinction of being the Greek Parliament’s and the Presidential Palace’s guards. Evzones escort the president on foreign visits.

The Perfect Place to Be on a Sunday Morning

The city boasts numerous attractions, however one of the must-visit places in Athens is the world-famous Monastiraki flea market. Here you will discover an array of vibrant, colorful stops and a wide selection of delightful souvenirs and traditional artifacts.

The GB Spa

In the heart of the historic Hotel Grande Bretagne, the multi-awarded GB Spa in Athens welcomes our valued guests with a fresh innovative approach to total well being.

GB Spa Indoor Pool

Indoor Pool at The GB Spa

Located at the GB Spa, our indoor pool area welcomes you with its tranquil ambience. An infusion of Aegean hues and sleek design is set in modern tones, but still manages to evoke the classic sensations of the baths of ancient Rome.

GB Spa Atrium

Ultimate Relaxation at the Spa Atrium

Invigoration is a feature of our hotel. After a high-energy workout or a relaxing body treatment in the GB Spa, ease back into life in the beautifully serene Atrium just around the corner, where a variety of light refreshments await you.

GB Spa - Couples Suite

Perfect for Sharing Treatments

Relax and enjoy the company of your partner while savoring one of the hotel’s exceptionally soothing spa treatments. Select from a variety of indulgent signature offerings and massages, for a transcendental experience devoted to pampering and restoration.

Hair Salon

Spa Treatments for Healthy, Beautiful Hair

The Hair Salon is one of a select few in the world that offers customized and five-star spa treatments to improve the strength, health, and texture of your hair. The venue elevates the salon experience to an indulgent new level.

Hair Salon

The Barber Salon

Meet the most elegant Barber Salon right in the heart of Athens. Hotel Grande Bretagne introduces you to the fascinating ritual of authentic barbering.

Awarded Epicurean Experiences

Online Store

Our online store invites extravagance with a selection of indigenous Greek products and flavors. The Hotel Grande Bretagne's sea of treasures implore you to capture a facet of it's historical magic. In-room amenities make products and flavors available as an enhancement to your stay, while spa and beauty products, gift ideas and vouchers indulge guests in every other corner of the world. The gift of giving becomes effortless with gift vouchers for the hotel's spa and award-winning dining venues.

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Worldwide shipping & Order Tracking, Secure payments for all transactions, Free gift wrapping and Return capability up to 15 days.

The Wine Library

We proudly introduce you to a unique setting, the Wine Library, located at the mezzanine of the GB Corner at the Hotel Grande Bretagne, a distinct “library”, showcasing all the 3.500 wine labels of the historic hotel.

Wine Library


Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str., Syntagma Square, Athens, Greece, 105 64

Tel: +30 210-3330000


Plan and Prepare for your Stay

The Luxury Collection Concierge

We invite you to meet our Chief Concierge Apostolos Papayannakis and the members of his team. Our concierge team stands ready to be of service, dedicated to ensuring that each guest is able to unlock the very best of each destination. Each Luxury Collection Concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert, proudly wearing the “clef d’or”—the gilt insignia of the celebrated international concierge society—and eager to reveal the secret treasures of Athens and beyond. From dinner reservations at the finest city restaurants to private tours of historical landmarks, our team always performs with efficiency and aplomb. Turn to them for car rentals, limousine service, florist services, theater and sports tickets, directions, general information, and so much more.

Exterior Photo

Concierge Recommendations

In addition to such popular attractions as the Acropolis and the Parthenon, the Concierge recommends the following as unique places to explore in the local area:

Temple of Zeus

About 700 meters south of Syntagma Square

Ancient Agora

The most well-known agora

Plaka and Monastiraki

The Plaka is a rewarding part of the city for daytime wandering

Lycabettus Hill

A favorite spot for Athenians and visitors to take a stroll

Let Us Do The Cooking
Butler Service
Let Us Do The Cooking
Butler Service

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The Hotels Grande Bretagne & King George, as a healthy, proactive and socially responsible organization, place great emphasis on acts that add value to the community. The philosophy of our Corporate Social Responsibility program for our Hotels is based on the below key three pillars of sustainability.


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