The staff were fantastic in every way. The hotel is modern and comfortable. Food was good and the location is great. That doesn’t really say enough, the entire experience exceeded my expectations.
Everything we would expect!
The Ochre & Brown is everything we would expect a boutique hotel to be: small, friendly, visually appealing AND functional. The decor in the room and the hotel was very modern and sleek but everything was functional. (…)
It is a very classy hotel that makes their guests feel welcome and offers a nice, relaxing, comfortable place to stay.
Great small hotel in Athens
Very close to subway, shopping, restaurants and Acropolis. Very accommodating staff; they helped with transportation, getting tickets to Greek basketball finals, even packed us a breakfast for our very early (4 am) departure.
Rooms are beautifully decorated and well-appointed. Even though our room faced the small street that the hotel was on, it was relatively quiet.
Tucked away on a side street in Athens, but near to the main sights and lively bars/restaurants, this boutique hotel is simply outstanding. Be prepared for a small but well equipped room. The bar and restaurant in the hotel were quiet when we were there, but provided a great place to start the evening.
The food was very good, decor is modern and well done. The main thing that struck us was the excellent service. From the moment we walked in nothing was too much trouble – really exceptional. We would not hesitate to go back.
Stayed here a few weeks ago and had a fantastic experience.
The location of the hotel is great and the staff are quite possibly the most helpful staff I’ve ever come across, especially the chap who works through the night.
Having stayed at a 5 start resort hotel prior to the O&B, I have to say I preferred the O&B.
Loved every moment!
Everything was just fantastic – great staff, great hotel, and the best location! Although the room was quite small, it was well lit, and had a nice view of the neighbourhood. The hotel staff was so friendly, just eager to help and to satisfy us, and really made us feel at home. We stayed there for 5 nights, and enjoyed every minute. It has a nice caffe/bar, where we ate tasteful Greek breakfasts, and where one could have a cup or coffee, even late at night.
And the location? WOW! The hotel is located in the Psyrri quarter, a quite busy and not-so-clean place at daytime (but very much authentic Greek!), but at night it becomes totally different: a center of nightlife, the best restaurants, bars, Greek music clubs and so on.
And also very close to all other Athenian highlights, such as the market, the Agora, Monastiraki area, Plaka, and Keramikos, all within walking distance. It is also very close to the Metro station. And of course – The magnificent Acropolis is well seen from every corner …..
If you are looking for a really authentic Greek experience – that’s the place to be!
Incredible Hotel in Athens!
We started off the trip with a two day delay in the states and were forced to cancel two days of our reservation with less than 24 hours notice. The hotel staff was very understanding and provided a refund immediately. Once we arrived in Athens we were met upon check-in with news that our ferry the next day was cancelled due to a strike. The staff immediately got on the phone to help us figure out what we needed to do to rebook our tickets.
In short, the hotel staff made sure we were as comfortable as possible during the entire stay; they helped with restaurant information, they provided maps and directions, and were the most pleasant group of people we came across. The hotel is located about two blocks away from the metro station. It’s very convenient. At night, there is plenty of activity in the surrounding streets but not so much to make the rooms noisy.
The rooms are unbelievably clean and modern and incredibly comfortable-great to go back to after hours of sightseeing. The area that this hotel is in is very safe. My husband and I felt very comfortable walking at night. It’s also very convenient to the Acropolis and other attractions. The metro is also very close.
Extraordinarily friendly and comfortable hotel!
Extraordinarily friendly and comfortable hotel with a great in-house restaurant.
The staff made every effort to help us and make us feel at home. We had great views of the Acropolis including a window from the bathroom.
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Best Hotel I Have Stayed In
I thought that this was an excellent hotel in an ideal location central to all the main tourist sites, shops, bars & restuarants, the staff were superb, very personal service nothing was too much trouble, would definately recommend this hotel to others even if you only stay for one night! Fantastic!
Great Hotel & Service
The hotel was very good and the room was new and had everything required for a good stay. Great bed, best pillows of all the hotels we stayed at. The service was outstanding, very helpful on what to see in Athens, best ways to travel etc and sent coffee up to the room as a welcome.- no charge.
Breakfeast was very good and morning staff were fantastic.
Overall, an excellent hotel, only exceeded by the service from the staff, across the board, reception, bar and breakfeast. Would not hesitate to stay again but does requires a 10 min walk to major sites, but is 1 min from market so on balance great.
The perfect place to stay in Athens!
We were delighted with our stay at this hotel. We stayed on the front end of our trip to the islands and eagerly looked forward to our return at the end. The rooms, restaurant, bar, food and location are perfect, but it is the staff that is exceptional.
My husb. was ill for a day or so and they could not do enough to help out. Don’t pass on staying at this boutique, quiet, 11 room hotel that surpasses any of the upper end hotels.
Right in the Plaka — close to everything by foot — rooms,service and all ammenities were wonderful — included breakfast not just sticky buns and coffee but rather a full breakfast with juice, eggs, yoghurt coffee etc.
And served on white lines — delicious — internet in room is free and fast — try to stay for a Sunday to visit the flea market in the Monastiraki — close and a lot of fun — Don’t look any further – this place is marvelous!
Whilst O&B may not be in the most salubrious part of town it certainly is in the most colorful area and spitting distance from all key centres. As such, it is very strategically located. O&B hotel staff understands the term “service” and provides it with a cheerful demeanor, they are quick on their feet and verbally responsive with an “of course” which actually translates to “certainly”. The front desk staff is welcoming, engaging, articulate, well informed and prompt. The room we stayed in was spotlessly clean, comfortable and cozy. The bathroom had a monsoon-like shower which provided wonderful respite after a tiring day. Towels were aromatic and snow white. The best feature of the washroom was the excellent soap, shampoo and cream (Prija – a brand we are pining to acquire).
The hotel came with the requisite safety locker within a huge well lit closet. Ah yes, the hotel provides free WiFi with excellent connectivity and a stereo system that allows one to dock an iPod. Of course, the hotel also provides a good selection of classic videos – gratis. Breakfast was personalized – eggs done any which way desired, further supplemented by a variety of delicious home baked pies and tarts, freshly baked breads and freshly squeezed orange juice and fruits. Get this – coffee or tea ordered in room service came with half a dozen freshly baked, thin, crispy, chocolate chip cookies. This brings me to my favorite part of our stay at O&B.
The dinner service provided in our room – Simply OUTSTANDING! It came rolled on a table with a pristine white table cloth and napkins, sparkling flatware, warm china, flowers, candles and finally – The Food. We enjoyed it so much that we made it a point of eating in our room (practically) every night. Okay, so we overdid this part of our stay, only because of the less than memorable experience we had at a posh local restaurant on our first night in Psiri and the very memorable experience we had eating in our room the second night after a long tiring day. Excellent things come in small packages. Rest assured, O&B lives up to its reputation of a four star hotel and far exceeds it on all fronts.
Our stay was great!
We are a couple who stayed two days in Athens before heading to the Islands and felt we picked the perfect hotel. It is located walking distance from all you need to see in Athens if you are there for 2 days. It is a really cute boutique hotel.
The room is small but very new, clean and with a really cute decor. The bed was totally comfortable and the breakfast was really nice. The hotel staff was amazing, getting taxis for us, explaining the maps and getting towels when we needed them.
The area of Psiri where the hotel is located is also really fun especially for a young couple. It is a very cool, hip young area that has great bars and great atmosphere to grab a drink at night. We highy recommend this hotel especially if you have a short time in Athens!
Great Location, Beautiful Design, Excellent Staff
We only stayed here for one night at the beginning of our holiday, and for our final night after returning from the islands. Whilst we had a good time in Santorini and Mykonos, we were really looking forward to returning to the Ochre and Brown hotel.
The location is excellent, especially good for access to the Metro line which goes direct to Piraeus, but also for the funky Psyrri/Thissiou area, which reminded me of Hoxton/Shoreditch in London or Soho/Lower East Side in New York, with great local boutiques, bars, restaurants.
The room wasn’t very large, but it was perfectly designed both aesthetically and with respect to storage and amenities (especially the bathroom), and we loved it.
Best of all were the staff. Everyone we met was cheerful, helpful, and efficient. We’d definitely stay here again on a future trip to Athens.
If you need to feel spoiled..
Situated two blocks away from the Plaka, the hotel is hidden in a very calm street. It’s walking distance to the vibrant heart of Athens and to the touristic area.
Our stay was wonderful, from the concierge to the waitress, everybody looked after us. The service was flawless.
The rooms are not so big, but extremely comfortable and quiet.
A little oasis in the center of Athens. Recommended.
This charming hotel will welcome you in its warm and intimate atmosphere, granting a perfect stay in Athens.
The great position right in the heart of old town, also close to one of the most famous places, Acropolis, will be the perfect choice for the ones that love to walk in the narrow streets where you can find plenty shops full of Greek souvenirs…
You have all the staff ready to accomplish all your wishes and needs…
Great cappuccino in the morning…tasty food at breakfast. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in the shower… Excellent choice…
Friendliest Staff on the Planet!
A perfect boutique hotel. We stayed there twice on our honeymoon. The second time at our request on our return from Santorini then home.
The staff was the most accommodating, friendly, and helpful one that we encountered in our 3 weeks in Italy and Greece.
The staff is like a family, and made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend staying at the Ocre and Brown when in Athens.
Attention to details!
Day by day we discovered that the hotel is in an ideal location: near Gazi, Psiri and Monastiraki, close to Thisio metro station and to a secondary entrance to Acropolis, and within walking distance to Syntagma Square and Kolonaki.
We ate in the hotel more than once, usually toast and omelettes with room service (wonderful toasts with delicious roasted potatoes!), dinner for NYE (very intimate, candle lights and good music, good food), and breakfast included in our room rate. Breakfast was incredible: you could choose three menus (vegetarian, continental and American), and there was plenty of choice, from classic milk, pastries, croissant and jam, to eggs, cheese and ham, and the thing I adored: greek yogurt with honey and hazelnuts….wow!
Perfection in Every Way
This hotel is everything you would want: modern, stylish rooms, a fantastic restaurant and a staff that goes out of their way to make your stay the best it can be.
I was also able to walk to all the sights and local restaurants. If you like boutique hotels, this is perfection.
Outstanding service and amenities
Attentive staff and special service touches made our stay extremely pleasant. (…)
Breakfasts (which were included ) were delicious and generous. Guide books and DVD’s were available for loan at no charge.
The hotel bar was a quiet and cool respite after the crowds and chaos of the Plaka. (…)
Every effort was made to insure our comfort and satisfaction and we were delighted with our stay. The staff were outstanding in every regard.
Arriving in a taxi at the O&B was interesting…very different neighborhood. Fascinating – and this comes from a very snobby European traveler!
Loved the little warren of streets, the mix of old-fashioned shops with new and beautiful stores, the Sunday flea market, the varied restaurants all in a row and the proximity of the subway. Hotel staff is the best ever and every food item was delicious.
Welcomes are comforting and generous. Glorious bathroom.
A little gem!
I used recommendations from Trip Advisor to select this hotel and boy, was I glad I did.
It really is a litle gem, tucked away on the edge of Psirri, only a few minutes walk from the Thissio metro station. (…)
Really loved this place and hope to go back again – much my favourite hotel in Athens.
Great Place!!! Great Staff!!
My wife and I absolutely loved this place. The rooms were great and the staff is so friendly. They gave us great advice on where to eat.
The location of the hotel is ideal, the purpose of our trip was to see all the historical sites in Athens and we did this without renting a car, just walking from the hotel.
The “American Breakfast” was out of this world, it should be called the “Better than American Breakfast”. This hotel was great I highly recommend it!!
Design du meiller go?t
Avec son design comtemporain du meilleur go?t et son ambiance jeune et d?contract?e, ce petit h?tel boutique situ? ? un jet de pierre du Parth?non s’inscrit parfaitement dans cette tendance.
Les onze chambres sont d?cor?es dans un style minimaliste mais ?l?gant, rehauss? de couleurs vives.
Un restaurant branch? avec bar ? cocktails berc? de musique lounge ach?ve de faire de cet h?tel le point de d?part id?al de votre citytrip.
Pegase ?t? 2007
Elegant and modern..
O&B Athens Boutique Hotel ligt letterlijk op de grens tussen heden en verleden. Met zowel het Parthenon als het uitgaanscentrum van Athene op loopafstand.
Deze miz van energie, vitaliteit en magie is volgens de eigenaren ook voelbaar in de elf kamers waarin enigsizns klassiek en modern meubilair elkaar ontmoet.
De badkamers zijn opgetrokken uit marmer en glas. Wie zich will wentelen in het nachtleven hoeft overigens de deur niet uit, want ook de hippe Ochre and Brown Lounge is een populaire uitgaansgelegenheid.
Eigenhuis & interieur
Hats off to this charming 11 room hotel nestling in the heart of Psirri. Designer Aria Korizi did her very best to give a good name to the “boutique hotel” label, by skillfully taking advantage of its small spaces.
Following her intervention, this minuscule establishment looks big enough to host an elegant bar-restaurant, which offers an interesting vegetarian, continental or even American breakfast for anyone passing by.
Also on offer are ‘Molton Brown’ amenities in the chic bedrooms, free-of-charge Internet and personalised services for anyone looking to treat oneself to a pleasant city-break weekend.
Athens in your pocket
…brille par son service et son confort!
Situ?e dans une petite rue de brocanteurs, l’adresse surprend. Elle est pourtant au coeur de l’Ath?nes qui bouge.
Cet h?tel ?l?gant et rac? dans les tons ocre et brun, comme le sugg?re son nom, brille par son service et son confort. Onze chambres seulement (le double en septembre).
by Maud Vidal-Naquet, Le Figaro Magazine
The crash pad
After a night out on the town a good sleep is a must. The O&B Athens Boutique Hotel is stylish and intimate, with none of the knick-knacks that too often plaster Greek hotel interiors. The friendly staff, or even the general manager herself, will happily show you around the up-and-coming neighborhood of lower Psyrri.
The hotel is also close to Gazi, where you are most likely to end your night out in Athens. You’d be hard pressed to find a more relaxed, welcoming and comfortable hotel. Tasty food, free wi-fi, and smart and luxurious bathrooms with Molton Brown products make a stay here an utterly pleasurable experience.
Check-in στο κέντρο της Αθήνας!
Εχετε νιώσει ποτέ ότι θέλετε να αποδράσετε από την πόλη χωρίς να χρειαστεί να οργανώσετε ένα ολόκληρο ταξίδι; Να βρεθείτε με μερικά απλά κλικ στον υπολογιστή σας σε έναν χώρο όμορφο και ήρεμο που πληροί όλες τις σύγχρονες ανέσεις; Το ξενοδοχείο «O&B» κάνει όλα όσα επιθυμείτε πραγματικότητα. Κρυμμένο σε ένα στενό δρομάκι στου Ψυρρή, έχει θέα όλη την Αθήνα. Περικυκλωμένο από παλιά κτίρια, αποτελεί παράδειγμα σύγχρονου design. Ενα ξενοδοχείο αντιθέσεων που σε σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα κατάφερε να εδραιωθεί και να αποτελέσει υπόδειγμα της ελληνικής φιλοξενίας. (…)
Το «O&B» λειτούργησε για πρώτη φορά το 2006. Μέσα σε τέσσερα χρόνια το ξενοδοχείο εξελίχθηκε, επεκτάθηκε και σήμερα διαθέτει 22 δωμάτια. Ο μικρός αριθμός δωματίων επιτρέπει μια περισσότερο ποιοτική και προσωπική εξυπηρέτηση. Αλλωστε, η προσωποποιημένη εξυπηρέτηση αποτελεί βασική αρχή του ξενοδοχείου. Η φιλοσοφία του «O&B» MY WAY σας προσφέρει μια γκάμα παροχών από τις οποίες επιλέγετε αυτές που ανταποκρίνονται στις δικές σας επιθυμίες – από λουλούδια για το δωμάτιό σας μέχρι υπηρεσίες χαλάρωσης. (…) Η υψηλής ποιότητας μεσογειακή κουζίνα αποτελεί ένα ακόμα βασικό συστατικό της επιτυχίας του αλλά και της δικής σας γαστριμαργικής απόλαυσης. Φαντάζεστε τίποτα καλύτερο από ένα δείπνο τριών πιάτων στο κέντρο της Αθήνας σε έναν χώρο που αποπνέει ρομαντισμό και πολυτέλεια; Την τιμή μην τη σκέφτεστε γιατί είναι τόσο χαμηλή που απλώς θα ξοδέψετε ενέργεια άσκοπα. (…)
Το city break έχει γίνει ζωτική ανάγκη κάθε Αθηναίου και το «O&B» αποτελεί μια πρώτης τάξης αφορμή να το ζήσετε. Ανθρωποι από τα προάστια επισκέπτονται το ξενοδοχείο για να περάσουν ένα χαλαρωτικό διήμερο σε έναν όμορφο χώρο, σε μια ακόμα πιο όμορφη πόλη. Παροχές υψηλής ποιότητας σας κάνουν να ξεχάσετε την καθημερινή σας ρουτίνα και να επαναπροσδιορίσετε τη σχέση σας με την πόλη. Ενα διάλειμμα από την Αθήνα, στο κέντρο της Αθήνας. Επειτα από αυτό η ρουτίνα της πόλης δεν θα σας φανεί ποτέ ξανά η ίδια!
Nice little hotel
The hotel is a gem in the middle of a big city. The front desk people were wonderful in helping locate lost luggage and get us off to our Crystal Greeek island cruise. The breakfast is wonderful and the orange juice is really fresh squeezed.
We had three teenage girls with us and they enjoyed it as well. If you are looking for a nice little hotel upscale and modern near all the activity in Athens then this is the one.
My husband and I recently stayed at Ochre & Brown for 3 nights (and truly wished we could stay longer). (…)
We loved the food and service in the restaurant–especially the freshly squeezed orange juice and lattes in the morning.
We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a quiet little oasis in the midst of city chaos. It is located very near Pedestrian Way, with all its little cafes and shops.