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O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Ranked #6 of 326 Hotels in Athens
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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“"Surprised by the location"”
Reviewed 3 May 2010

I've read elsewhere on Trip Advisor that location is everything when choosing your hotel in Athens. This one is minutes from Thissio metro station - although we hardly used transport as many of the sights and plenty of bars and restaurants are close by. What surprised us though was the state of the street that the hotel was on, narrow and dirty, the pavement was full of holes and very uneven. We had to walk right up to the building so convinced were we that we were in the wrong street.
Once inside though, the hotel is very nice and the staff young and enthusiatic.
The hotel has recently opened another 10 or 11 rooms having taken over the building next door. We had one of these on the first floor facing the road. The double glazing was impressive although there was more street noise on the Friday night. The bed was large and comfortable and we liked the walk in shower and the Molton Brown toiletries. We did have a full length mirror next to electricity sockets and a large wardrobe. We had free wifi access and the tv had a number of english speaking news channels. The air con was broken on the day that we arrived although fixed quite quickly - we were only told it was broken though after I phoned reception to ask how it worked. If you like cake for breakfast this is your sort of place! The eggs and bacon seemed to take an awful long time to arrive - don't know how well they will cope when the restaurant is busier.
Finally - and this is absolutely nothing to do with the O&B - I was distressed by the german shepherd dog that was tied to a shop frontage opposite the hotel almost constantly. He was probably the source of much of the barking mentioned by the previous reviewer. I'm a huge animal lover and the sight of this poor dog has unfortunately tainted the way that I feel about this holiday. Again I must stress that the hotel is not responsible for this. On a lighter note, the stray dogs in Athens look incredibly well fed and happy, snoozing in the sun. The people that care for them should be congratulated.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2010

The O&B is in a funky part of town and near to the metro. it's down a narrow side ride road.

The hotel is modern and clean and the staff are absolutely wonderful and can't do enough to help you - which is just as well as rather a lot goes wrong!

My room was large, the bed was very comfortable - the pillows were not. The air conditioning in the room was temperamental and broke down twice during my stay. In April it was bearable to not have a/c in the summer it would not be.

My CD/DVD player didn't work - the staff replaced it with another one which also didn't work. My plasma TV also had reception problems.

There is no full lenght mirror in the room - the only mirror is in the bathroom where the lighting is terrible - obviously kept dim to create the right 'mood' which is all very well but hopeless for applying make up etc! There are no power points anywhere near the mirror - so you can't plug hair styling equipment in near a mirror.

the people who live in the flats opposite have lots of dogs and they barked on and off all night. The hotel has also been fitted out with wooden flooring - which looks great. Unfortnately you can hear every footstep of other guests as they come and go (it's a small hotel.)

On the positive side - the hotel looks great, the food - both room service and restaurant - is delicious and freshly made. The buffet breakfast is delicious and extensive and the shower is also very good.

The staff are kind, friendly and helpful and try their very best - but for the prices the hotel charges they need to make sure things work

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

Althou our stay in Athens was only one night we were extremely satisfied with O&B Hotel. Perfect location close to flee market and in walking distance to major sight seeing spots.
Hotel staff is nice and takes care of every detail. Even assuring boarding passes.
What you might be surprised is that Athens are not among the cleanest cities in the world. I would describe Athens as semi destroyed city that you can find in ex-communist countries. But O&B Hotel is a perfect modern oasis.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

We stayed here for 5 night and enjoyed every second!

Great friendly staff, nice breakfast, and the best location! We even like the view from our room! also free internet!!

We are absolutely coming back here, and soon too!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2010

We arrived at this hotel early, 3.30am, and the staff were very accommodating and aware that all we wanted was to go to sleep. They offer a full breakfast from 6.30 until 11.30 which allowed us to have a few sleep-ins. The staff were extremely helpful and quick to offer recommendations for places to eat, things to do and see. They also have a good selection of Dvd's available for you to watch at no cost. The area immediately surrounding the hotel isn't as nice as some of the areas closer to the Plaka etc however the staff and amenities of the hotel more than make up for this. It is still only a short walk to the Monastiraki and Plaka area's and not too far to the Acropolis and museums.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2010

We recently visited Athens on Spring Break with two young children. O& B was a wonderful experience. As we walked in, we were welcomed with a drink and traditional greek snacks. The staff were some of the most helpful and courteous that we have ever come across. On two days, when we had to leave very early in the morning on day trips, we were provided with packed breakfast for the road. Rooms are very well designed and spotlessly clean. Location is excellent and all of the monuments are within walking distance. Two metro stations are close by. The food in the hotel restaurant was also excellent. Overall, great place to stay and would certainly go back if we visit Athens again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2010

We travel with to young childrens. We spent at this splendid hotel 5 nights. Fantastic location, close to the metro, close to Gazi area (lot of trendy restaurants and locals), and even more, 10 minutes walking from the Acropolis site. Staff superb, very helpful and kind in any occasion. Nice restaurant. Super service. You feel like at home. I will reccomend this hotel to all my friends.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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Property: O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Address: 7 Leokoriou Str. | Psiri, 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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athens
#6 Family Hotel in Athens
#28 Business Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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