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“Chic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Periscope Hotel

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Periscope Hotel
Ranked #74 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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“Chic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2011

Upscale, walk-to-everything location in Athens. Small "boutique" hotel offers excellent, personal service. Outstanding restaurant. Clean, modern rooms. Great place to stay in Athens.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

The location is very convinient and even though its in the center its amazing how quiet it is.!!! If you are a foodie try the restaurant u will be amazed ...

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

Very nice hotel.
Very friendly staff.
Very good location.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Thank LeventOzgur
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YesHotels, Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review! It will be our pleasure to accommodate you again in the future!

Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

Like another reviewer, I've had mixed experiences with urban boutique hotels in the past (check my previous reviews for examples), mainly because they tend towards style over substance. But the Periscope Hotel was a welcome change.

I stayed just one night while in Athens on business, and though the street was a little hard to find, once I figured it out, I was pleased to discover how easy it was to walk from there to my business meetings, and up the nearby steps for sweeping views over the city.

The room was on the small side, but clean and comfortable, if a little hot. I liked the panoramic photo on the ceiling.

I was a bit dismayed to discover that there was construction work going on right across the street, and if I had the sliding door open, the noise was deafening. But whatever those windows are made of is truly miraculous - with the door shut, I wasn't bothered at all, and of course the noise stopped at night.

The bed was very comfortable and I slept well. The shower was spacious and nice miniature toiletries provided.

Unfortunately this was just a flying visit, and I had to depart early, so didn't get to experience breakfast.

All in all, a good night's sleep in a quiet, chic corner of the city, in a small hotel which hasn't compromised on comfort.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

Lovely hotel, clean and fresh. Staff were helpful and courteous. Free wifi. Ideal location - short walk from bars and restaurants of Plaka. Really good value too.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review! It will be our pleasure to accommodate you again in the future.

Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2011

I have been disappointed in the past by boutique/design hotels for being either not well maintained or have a very poor service or facilities. This time I have been surprised. The location is excellent, rooms are really nice and spacious, quite and neither seem to age nor lack of maintenance. The staff is very helpful. But the biggest surprise has been the restaurant where I had a fantastic dinner (minimalistic cooking, fantastic matching of sublime unusual ingredients).

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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YesHotels, Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you very mych for your kind review! Periscope belongs to the Design Hotels Group and is designed by "Deca Architects" and Alexandros Vaitsos, renowned architect. Superior room ceilings are covered with actual aerial photographs by Nikos Daniilides, also famous photographer!
We will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

This is the second time I have stayed at the Periscope and would never now stay anywhere else in Athens. Although it is very central, the hotel is located in a quiet street and the staff go out of their way to help you with your stay in Athens. There is a small but wonderful restaurant on the ground floor with a talented chef who produces the most fabulous food. I couldn't have been made to feel more comfortable by staff who are charming and helpful at all times.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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YesHotels, Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Dear Guest,

It is always our pleasure to receive such reviews and know that you had an excellent stay with us!
We will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!

Dimitris Valyrakis
Hotel Manager
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Additional Information about Periscope Hotel

Property: Periscope Hotel
Address: 22 Haritos str., Kolonaki, Athens 10675, Greece (Formerly Athenian Inn)
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Kolonaki / Lykavittos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Athens
#26 Romantic Hotel in Athens
#46 Luxury Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Periscope Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Periscope is a minimal city hotel with an impressive urban architecture, located on a quiet street, minutes away from Kolonaki square. The hotel draws its name from its electric periscope, a fantastic way to visit Athens from a distance! In the Lounge Bar, guests can find a remote control for a periscope located on the roof of the hotel. With a 360 degree range, the periscope's views, which guests select, are shown real time on a big plasma TV. ... more   less 
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