Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

Location and how to get there: The hotel is located in the heart of Athens, on Constitution Square, opposite the Parliament House. Just 27 kilometers (approximately 45 minutes) from Eleftherios Venizelos, the new Athens International Airport.

Number of rooms: 321 rooms. All rooms and suites offer the finest appointments: beds are a cocoon of pure comfort with multiple pillows and cloud soft duvets, plush bathrobes and slippers the wall-to-wall marble bathrooms are well designed with fog resistant mirrors, quality amenities and lighted magnifying mirrors. All rooms are equipped with cable television, voice mail, high-speed internet, mini-bar and wood-paneled wardrobes with in-room safes, precious fabrics, fine furnishings, and the latest high tech facilities, carefully combined to preserve a perfect harmony.

Price range: Starting at $380 USD per night.

TIme of year to go: Athens is great any time of year.

A sensual city, nestled in the rocky shores of the Mediterranean, and it beckons all Divas to dive into its mythical ruins, dine on its comforting cuisine, and die a thousand times over while watching the sunset. No other place on earth lives up to its astounding reputation; whitewashed buildings with turquoise domes perch lazily over sparkling seas as dark stray cats scamper along bougainvillea-covered walls. Hunched grandmothers dressed in black carry baskets full of fresh vegetables home from the open markets and strapping, swarthy Greek youth splash in clear waters. From the Acropolis to Zorba the Greek, this destination dazzles with timeless, iconic images. And you can watch it all unfold while sipping gritty Greek coffee or crisp white wine.

The Hotel Grande Bretagne is a luxurious reflection of Greek hospitality. Discerning travelers from all over the world are invited to revitalize their energy in elegant Recreation Areas, dive into the freshness of the indoor and outdoor pool or indulge in a wide range of beauty and wellness treatments. The Hotel Grande Bretagne offers the best location in Athens with spectacular views to Acropolis and offers pure luxury in service and living.

Why is this location so great for women?
Divas deserve the best, and when it comes to the best of all things in Greece, this is the hotel. The location is superb, the staff is world-class, and the service is impeccable.

Services:
Concierge, technology helpdesk, complimentary newspapers in lobby, room service (24 hours), breakfast available (surcharge), limo or town car service available, cell phone/mobile rental, computer rental, internet access in public areas – high speed, doorman/doorwoman, security guard, safe-deposit box – front desk, multilingual staff, currency exchange, tour assistance, babysitting or child care, ATM/banking, medical assistance available, dry cleaning service, laundry facilities, shoe shine, airport transportation (surcharge).

Hotel Restaurants and Bars: GB Corner is famous not only for its unique ambience and excellent Mediterranean cuisine, but also for its clientele. The most famous brasserie in the capital lies to your right as you walk into the lobby. GB Corner sets the standards against which people measure the best of Athens eateries. The varied, colorful, Mediterranean menu by Chef Bertrand Valegeas is complemented by the relaxed and comfortable surroundings. GB Roof Garden is an open kitchen enhances the atmosphere of the restaurant. Unparalleled in the capital, this magnificent roof-top restaurant with contemporary design provides breathtaking city views.

Winter Garden, a cafe-style restaurant- offers continental breakfast, a-la-carte breakfast dishes and, from mid-morning to closing time, a selection of tempting, light snacks.

Alexander’s Bar is a traditional cocktail bar and the soul of the hotel and the city. Voted the best hotel bar in the world for 2004 and 2005 by Forbes.com. The focal point of the bar is an extraordinary tapestry from the 18th century of Alexander the Great. Alexander’s offers premium brand cognacs, brandies, local and international wines and other beverages as well as the most impressive selection of cigars in a specially designed walk-in humidor. All of this is accompanied by live music and, of course, warm and friendly service.

Pool Bar offers light snacks, salads and Greek specialties amid an environment of pergolas, aromatic plants and a magnificent view of the Lucabettus Hill.

The Cellar is a delightful tasting room and a relaxing haven to enjoy an old favorite beverage or meet a new one. It is definitely the place to enjoy a selection of Greece’s leading wines.

Spa, health club, gym, pool: The GB Spa is a palatial destination for the discerning spa user. Escape from the hectic pace of modern-day life into this urban retreat – a place where East meets West and contemporary meets classic.

Bath products in rooms: An extensive, full range of Molton Brown beauty products.

Specials for women/girlfriends: Exclusive shopping package:
Stay at the Hotel Grande Bretagne and indulge in their award-winning spa. Shop at the city’s upscale boutiques; enjoy the ‘savoir vivre’ of the Athenians by strolling through chic cafes, hip clubs or traditional taverns. Rediscover Athens’ old and new sights or simply relax in comfort. The Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an array of amenities to maintain a luxurious lifestyle during your stay in Athens. Offer includes:
Luxurious accommodation, American Buffet Breakfast for two, One spa treatment in our GB Spa, Full use of GB Spa and Fitness Studio, Guests will receive double SPG points for their stay, Exclusive shopping privileges in selected shops in Athens, Welcome amenity upon arrival, Daily newspaper in room, Late check out free until 4.00 pm.

Athens Spa Retreat: Hotel Grande Bretagne combines a classical elegance with modern additions such as the Spa and Wellness centre. Offer includes: One night in luxurious accommodation, American Buffet Breakfast, Two full body massages of 45 min. each at the GB Spa, Unlimited use of the Recreational Facilities (sauna, pool and gym), From $435 USD, conditions apply.

Hotel Grande Bretagne,
Constitution Square, Athens 105 64,
Greece

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