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Periscope Hotel
Ranked #73 of 327 Hotels in Athens
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

we have just returned from ten days in Athens having had one of the best holidays we have ever had. We were worried that ten days in the same hotel might be too long - not at all. Our room was big enough to act as a sitting room and bedroom, with TV, DVD and minibar as well as a desk, sofa and balcony. The restaurant downstairs serves some of the best food we had to the extent that we often ate either lunch or dinner there. The staff were charming, friendly and discreet as well as being very helpful and considered with their recommendations. All in all we couldn't recommend Periscope more highly and can't wait to return!

Room Tip: go for a junior suite for a bathtub, sofa and lovely balcony
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

It's a small boutiquey hotel, but it does the trick.
The staff is very nice but just note that you're not going to be waited on hand and foot because it's not a big hotel. The space is modern and clean. Rooms aren't spacious, but for a couple nights stay - it's more than adequate.
The location is a little further away from all the touristy traffic but it's in a posh neighborhood and an easy walk to just about everything - shops, food, etc.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

The hotel is very well situated in a lovely part of Athens, a short walk from the centre of the city. The modern design of the building and the rooms makes it a pleasant place to come home to after a day of sightseeing and the staff are so friendly that they make you feel like it's a home-stay

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

I always prefer this hotel especially for the location which is most convenient either for buisness, shopping or pleasure. Situated in a quiet str. in the very heart of Kolonaki area and it's a walking distance to various shops, fancy restaurants, coffe shops and bars.
The rooms are very nice, modern and clean and the service is excellent! The stuff very friendly and very helpful! I definitely recommend this small treasure!!!

Room Tip: Prefer the superior room because the standard one is a bit small
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed here for three nights over Christmas 2011.
The rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff are all completely professional and very friendly and the location is the best. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

The rooms are very nice and clean and the service is excellent..

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

This is a nice hotel for the purpose of staying in Kolonaki and away from the marauding mobs which prowl around the Athens city center on a daily basis. Rooms are clean but dark. They have the basic trendy designs you come to expect from your average minimalist hotel. Nothing luxurious or unique here. Service is basically "you're on your own" but its ok to stay here for one night if you're passing through Athens. The breakfast is quite nice and wi-fi is free. Options in Athens are scant these days as staying at the luxury hotels by Syntagma is not even thinkable given the daily protests and riots. Most other hotels are in bad areas where crime is rampant.

Bottom line - if you're sure that there will not be a riot in Syntagma square, stay at the GB or King George. If you don't feel like taking a gamble, try the Periscope for a quiet one night stand in Athens.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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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
#44 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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