The Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens, Greece, is a 19th-century palace facing the main Syntagma Square and adjacent to the Parliament Building. The Acropolis, the New Acropolis Museum and the labyrinthine Plaka (old town) are within 1 kilometre. Syntagma metro station is 300 metres from the hotel.
Set in a palace built in 1862, locals call the Hotel Grande Bretagne the 'Royal Box'. Guests enter through rotating doors into a lobby with Corinthian columns, Persian carpets and neobaroque-style furniture.
The skylit Winter Garden is the setting for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner with piano music. The high-ceilinged GB Corner restaurant's signature dish is Dover sole meunier. Open all year-round, the GB Roof Garden serves cocktails and Greek specialities from the grill.
The GB spa features a mosaic-lined indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath/Hammam, reflexology foot baths, and treatments like hot stone massage and Oshadhi herbal wraps. The tree-fringed rooftop outdoor pool affords Acropolis views. A fully equipped fitness center is also on site.
Decorated with antique furniture, subtle cream hues, and red and gold fabrics, the Hotel Grande Bretagne's 320 guestrooms have a marble bathroom, minibar, wired and wireless Internet access (surcharge) and views of the inner courtyard or Syntagma Square.
There is no vehicle parking on site but is available nearby (surcharge).