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By Lena Harizopoulos

Grande Bretagne at the Constitution Square

Grande Bretagne at the Constitution Square

 

What:Grande Bretagne Hotel, Athens. A 5 star, Luxury Collection hotel
Where: Sydagma Square, Athens downtown. Greece
Why Go: It is the most avant-garde hotel in the heart of Athens now. Great services. Value for money premium dining.
Who Goes: An International mix of corporate people on business trips plus middle to high-end tourists, visiting Athens.

A 5 star luxury collection hotel, perfectly restored, maintaining the grandeur of its building with beautiful baroquish interiors, high ceilings, nice tapestry, an airy lobby leading to its Winter garden restaurant where u can have afternoon tea or enjoy a drink at its atmospheric bar.

The rooms enjoying a view to one of Athens’ most central Squares-The Constitution Square- are all fairly spacious with very comfortable bathrooms.
I have stayed in most room types and I definitely have enjoyed the butler service in the past.

There is buffet and ala carte breakfast on the top floor restaurant- GB Roof Garden– enjoying a 360 view of the Acropolis.
The chef, Asterios Koustoudis, already awarded with 1 Michelin star belongs definitely to this new breed of Greek chefs with a lot of potential, specializing on contemporary mediterranean cuisine.

 

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden

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Tea at the winter garden

breakfast in bed

breakfast in bed

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Hotel interiors

The piece de resistance:
1.

The Cigar Lounge – Alexander’s Bar: This is definitely among your priorities when you visit Athens!
An armagnac or any apperitivo at this lounge is definitely worth it.

2. The Cellar
Created for exquisite private tastings and once-in-a-lifetime gatherings, the Cellar and its impressive 3,000 bottles of wine is an oenophile’s dream-come-true. Warm wood, exposed brick, and 17th century furniture set the scene for a warm welcome.

 

The Cellar-lbb

The Cellar

GB sommelier, Evangelos Psofidis

GB sommelier, Evangelos Psofidis

At the Cellar

At the Cellar

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