My partner and I spent five nights at this lovely contemporary hotel. The design work was very well done and included wood floors, which I much prefer to the dirty carpet we find in most hotels. The bathroom was particulary attractive and had just been renovated in all white tile and modern fixtures. The ceilings of the rooms were high and everything was well-finished. The rooms were decent sized and we had an upgrade to a superior room. The problem is that all of the superior rooms face the front of the hotel, as that is the better view. Unfortunately, there is a building being built directly across the street and the construction noise is very loud from about 8 a.m to 2:30 pm. If you are sightseeing and up early, this will be of no consequence to you. If, however, you want to sleep in, ask for a room in the back of the hotel. The noise from the construction is not noticeable there, though the rooms are smaller and have no view.
We only had one problem with the outlets not working in one of the rooms and the staff immediately moved us to another room.
Breakfast came with our room and it was nice and in the hotel's restaurant that is attached to the hotel lobby. You can eat as much as you want and the food is decent.
The hotel is very well located. You can walk to the metro and there are many places to eat that are easily walkable from the hotel. If you stay at this hotel, you must visit Despina Bakery. I'm a big bakery fan and this bakery is one of the best I've been to. It's a five minute walk from the hotel and the bakery items are varied, fresh, and really delicious.
Regarding the hotel staff, I have to say that they were extremely friendly and accomodating. They made our stay a pleasure. I'd highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in Athens.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Periscope Hotel Athens