O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
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Our 40 minute flight to Athens, leaving Santorini at 11 am would allow us to do some sight seeing before dark. From the window of the airplane, we saw several islands floating in the Aegean. Tiny white dots clustered together meant a little seaside town much like the ones we had just visited existed on that particular island. Others looked …
... not want to ever have to live that way or to ever raise kids in that kind of environment. Ever. Bottom line. Okay, now for the GOOD parts about my trip to Greece. On our second day there, Hannah and I took a ferry out to the island of Aegina, which was beyond beautiful. The waters were just as blue as the pictures and the weather was so perfect. We spent the day tanning on the beach, walking around little shops, and enjoying greek salads for lunch. I ...
... Numismatic Museum. This museum is housed in the beautiful old mansion of archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. It contains one of the largest collections of coins in the world, both ancient and modern.
After a brief visit to the museum we were free to have lunch in Athens. We settled for a quick, uneventful sandwich at Everest, essentially a type of European ...
... when I thought I would only need to see the ruins once - I have to go again tomorrow..................as everything was closed today.
Had a great day regardless - walked and walked and walked - 30,000+ steps (3 days worth!!) Looked around the flea markets and wandered around all the little side streets.
Met some awesome people. In the morning when we headed off - we got lost !!! ...
... also, which is to be expected. We take it in and it's hot here. The cost of a cold drink at the cafe up this hill is hopefully paying off the National debt of Greece. We then walk past the Parliament and other impressive buildings. A lonely figure sits outside The Bank of Greece with a carboard sign, no doubt highlighting his own downfall due to economic problems. I cant think of a better place to sit and plead your case.
It turns out we're only a ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews O&B Athens Boutique Hotel
Great hotel, accomodating, hidden location
We stayed in this hotel for 5 days in September. The location is not in the best part of Athens and is in fact somewhat hidden (i.e. some of the taxi drivers do not know where it is) but it is within a couple block walk of the Monastiraki train station and old Agora. The rooms are clean and the bathrooms among the biggest in the various hotels we have stayed at. The breakfast, which is included, was excellent. Service was warm and hospitable. They charged for internet access but this seems the norm for Greece. There are some very good restaurants nearby but you need to know what you are looking for (good food over ambiance). Would definitely stay there again.
Don't be fooled by the swanky pictures on their web-site or the questionable reviews below.... this place is located in perhaps the worst part of Athens. The street is full of adult rated shops, discount mattress sellers and burned out shop fronts.
It was a real treat to stay at Ochre and Brown on our return from the islands this year. Above all, the staff were outstanding and made the stay memorable - service really could not have been better or more helpful or friendlier! We were absolutely delighted.
Trendy and super location
We find this hotel has a great location , very trendy and clean with a staff that did everything to please us.We stayed here 2 nights before returning home after a trip to Crete and Spetses it was perfect . We recommand this hotel ,it is a small hotel with a personal touch.
My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights at the end of our island hopping honeymoon, the hotel is stylish, intimate and in a good location for exploring Athens by foot, both day and night. Above all else the staff were extremely helpful and welcoming.
Tim and Ange
aged 39 an 31.
Perfect Hotel in Athens
I stayed at this hotel in Sept 2006. I found it to be very clean/ stylish with friendly staff. It was perfectly situated for two days sightseeing in Athens. I would strongly recommend this as a place to stay.
We stayed in the hotel for 2 days in April. It's very centrally located, only a few meters walk from the subway station. The hotel is new (it opened in December 2005).
The rooms are very clean and have very comfortable beds, new stylish furnishings and high-tech equipments (CD & DVD players...).
The breakfast is generous and the personnel polite, smiley and helpful. Taking all this into consideration, it was an excellent value for money.
The elevator is indeed small but since there are only 11 rooms in the hotel we never had to wait in order to use them.
We are looking forward to visit it again soon
Not so good
It is not so good. The staff is not so friendly and we had problem with the air-condition! The location is good but the hotel is not a four star hotel! The servibce is for two stars!
What an amzing little hotel! The Ochre and Brown is small but perfectly formed. It is stylish and comfortable and located in the coolest part of the city (Psiri) near to some great clubs and restaurants. The rooms are not huge but they are comfortable and have all the amenities you might require. But the best bit is the amazing service you recieve from really friendly and attentive staff..... nothing is too much trouble. The breakfasts are huge and really tasty by the way! Definately stay here if you can it's well worth the money.
Having just returned from a 4 night stay, we fully recommend Ochre & Brown to those looking for a really good non-chain modern exceptionally clean hotel very well located in the centre of Athens/near the main tourist sites and newly trendy districts of Psiri and Gazi.