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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 May 2011

Very nice hotel with excellent staff in an odd part of town. Very clean. Stylish decor. Good breakfast. Nice bar. Extremly friendly and helpful staff. Convenient to Metro and the major sights but on a narrow street of junk shops. The area did not feel unsafe but we were put off at first by the appearance. One or two blocks in any direction gets you to nicer shops and restaurants. Good value. We would stay there again.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

Great staff highly willing to help new visitors to Athens and providing friendly and great services to the hotel guests. Little nice gestures, like welcoming cocktail and complimentary robe and slippers. Modern, clean, very-well decorated. Well installed including free Wifi in the room and throughout the hotel, 24 hours a day. Great breakfast included in daily rate in hotel restaurant which also has great food for dinners. Two blocks away from the entrance to the protected area surrounding the Acropolis. However, surrounded by old, graffiti-covered and badly maintained buildings, in line with the flea market atmosphere. We walked extensively around the area and did not see any other attractive hotel in such proximity to the historical sites.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

Good central location. Nice staff. Lovely, comfortable, quiet rooms. Good breakfast. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

We stayed in the O & B for 2 nights while visiting Athens. The rooms were comfortable (the standard could have been a bit more spacious) but the beds were really nice. We slept so well! Fresh, clean, high quality linens were noted. The bathroom was really modern and came with funky soaps and shampoos. The view from the window wasn't great and the neighborhood was ok. If we went back, we might opt to be in Plakka, as it seemed to have more going on. O & B borders both a seedy area and a nice area, so it seemed like a little haven when we first arrived. It is a four star and def. felt a bit out of place in the neighborhood. A high-end boutique hotel that doesn't quite match its surroundings, if that makes sense? To be fair, we walked EVERYWHERE and it was fun setting off in a new direction each day. The hotel is also super easy to reach by metro from the airport. And much cheaper than a taxi!

The breakfast was included each morning and was excellent. It was buffet style in their bright, airy, modern restaurant. Fantastic cafe lattes!

All in all I would recommend this hotel if you want a quiet, comfortable nights sleep in a boutique style hotel. The receptionist was very helpful when asked for drections/suggestions. Look for promotions on their website - we got a good deal when we booked.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

O&B is a solid hotel. The rooms are spacious and the staff are friendly, but there are a few glaring problems.

One -- the location is not that great, on a small side-street...and you can't open your shades at all because it peers right across the street at some other person's window! That being said, it's very walkable to Monastiraki and the Psirri district is kind of a fun, hip place.

Two -- given the location, they lock the front door at night. Now, this wouldn't be a problem, except that they aren't constantly manning the door (and didn't tell us this would happen when we checked in)! When my husband and I returned at 11:00pm, we were LOCKED OUT of the hotel. Imagine that. You're stuck on a shady street, cold, in a foreign city...and you've paid a lot of money for this so-called boutique hotel! We tried calling them, no avail. We banged on the glass windows, no avail. Finally, the guy showed up after TWENTY minutes. (was he goofing off somewhere, who knows?)

This was a really big problem for me. It is absolutely inexcusable that you cannot enter your own hotel at night. They need to install a doorbell or something to inform them when guests come home at night.

As for the pros, the staff is friendly. The rooms are clean, and there's turndown service. They gave us small touches for Easter, like red-dyed eggs. Breakfast is nice, though the same every day.

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Additional Information about O&B Athens Boutique Hotel

Address: 7 Leokoriou Str. | Psirri, Athens 105 54, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Psirri / Gazi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#4 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#4 Family Hotel in Athens
#23 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range: RM466 - RM1,226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — O&B Athens Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
O&B is a cozy Boutique Hotel, in the centre of Athens, next to the main sights of the city and just one minute walking from Thisio Metro Station and Monastiraki area. With its Acropolis Suites featuring private terraces with view of the Parthenon, its elegant rooms and its trendy Bar Restaurant, O&B Athens Boutique Hotel provokes you to experience the new meaning of hospitality and care, giving a new flavor and meaning to the urban lifestyle. ... more   less 
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