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“Modern treat”
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Periscope Hotel
Ranked #72 of 326 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Modern treat”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Great location right by Lycabettuss for awesome views. Easy into town and good selection of local restaraunts. Safe neighbourhood.
Fab breakfast, great service too. As the hotel wasn't full was allowed to keep my room until 4pm foc. Modern style, small and friendly with cool rooms.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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YesHotels, Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share with us your kind review as well as your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed our hospitality as well as our services and location. On behalf of our staff and myself I would like to thank you for your kind comments and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you again on your next visit in Athens.
Kind regards,
Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

The hotel is located right in kolonnaky area, the best in town. The hotel is pretty but very little. Personnel is very kind and professional. Breakfast is not really abodant but overall quite good. It seems that the restaurant is quite good, but unfortunately I've never see customers there

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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YesHotels, Duty Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 1 November 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review on Periscope Hotel. We always value our guests' opinion since we believe they are a great tool to be used towards improvement. We shall share your comments with the rest of our staff and we look forward to accommodating you again in the near future.
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Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

A comfortable and clean hotel in the center of Athens. Very centrally located for shopping and siteseeing. Helpful and polite staff. Good breakfast. Modern rooms with many amenities ( bathrobe and slippers). Well stocked minibar. I particularly liked the wooden floors and the ceiling with the bird's eye view of part of the city.

Room Tip: For two people a superior room is recommended instead of a standard room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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YesHotels, Duty Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind review. We are happy that Periscope Hotel met your expectations regarding both service and location. We will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!
Kind regrds,
Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

After two weeks of "roughing it" in simple pensiones on Crete, I looked forward to a clean, modern room. I was welcomed warmly despite my 8AM arrival, given a lovely room with nice amenities and treated graciously by a helpful, positive and friendly staff. When my a/c malfunctioned, they quickly offered an extra room. When I wanted reservations at a local, non touristy restaurant, they ca
Led on my behalf. The location is an easy metro ride to the center city and the area hasan upscale buzz with much to eat and shop in the area. Oh, and after two weeks of scratchy towels and linens, I showered long and a
Slept hard!

Room Tip: Ask for a Rommel on the street side. Construction behind involves a dumpster.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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YesHotels, Duty Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 22 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share with us such a detailed review. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to all our guests and we are glad that we passed on this to you during your stay. We will share your kind comments with the rest of our staff and we will be happy to accommodate you again in the future!

Kind regards,
Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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San Diego
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

only spent one night here, employees are very helpful, great recommendations on things to do and see. Room is quiet clean and brand new. Internet is strong and fast, cafe is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Duty Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 6 October 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your review. It is always a great pleasure to receive such kind comments for both our staff and accommodation. We are very happy to know that Periscope Hotel was up to your standards and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Kind Regards,
Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

They have a very clean hotel, friendly staff, nice service....

In our small room, it was very cold/cool, but the ventaliation was not great, we couldn't really sleep, it felt like there was no fresh air.

If you stay, try to get a room where a window can open too, that way you get fresh air.

Room Tip: take the penthouse probably worth it
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Duty Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing Periscope Hotel during your last visit in Athens, as well as taking the time to share your review.
Please allow me to inform you, all of our rooms have individually controlled A/C units, so that our guests can adjust their room temperature according to their comfort.
With regards to the windows, we would like to mention that, except for the bathroom window, a key for the bedroom window is available for all rooms at the Front Desk. Please accept our apologies for not being informed on your check in.
Also, Periscope Hotel has recently installed a new ventilation system for all rooms to have adequate fresh air even when windows are closed (i.e. winter time). We would like to thank you for your comment on that matter and please rest assured that our Engineering department will take all necessary action to ameliorate its results.
Once again thank you for choosing Periscope Hotel and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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los angeles
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

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.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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YesHotels, Duty Manager at Periscope Hotel, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing Periscope Hotel during your last visit in Athens, as well as your kind words. Receiving such kind comments as yours encourages us to offer our outmost and increase our efforts. Our aim is to offer comfort and hospitality to all our guests and make Periscope Hotel a “home- away from- home” experience
Please accept our apologies for any disturbance caused by the construction site. We are, though, happy to inform you that the “noisy” part is finished by next week.
Once again thank you for choosing Periscope Hotel and we will be more than happy to see you again, on your next visit in Athens.

Kind regards,
Irini Antoniou
Duty Manager
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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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