We stayed here for four nights. We had a terrible job finding the hotel as it's tucked away in a side street. It was only with the help of Google maps that we actually reached it and we regularly got lost returning in the evenings. There are a lot of nice restaurants nearby and we felt quite safe wandering around after dark.
The room was of a good size for a city hotel with a large comfortable bed and a sizeable bathroom with a good shower and thick towels. The staff were helpful and pleasant. However the handle on the bathroom door was loose, and only attached to the door at the top and the wash basin had a thin crack in it. There wasn't a lot the hotel could do about this during our stay so we didn't bother to complain. However it wasn't something I would expect in a hotel of this calibre.
We were on a bed & breakfast basis and in other hotels we've stayed in, the continental breakfasts have been plentiful but all that was on offer at the self serve bar were 3 mini croissants, 3 mini pain au chocolate and three pieces of cheese, meat, salmon in addition to the usual youghurt and cereals. Eggs were also available. The food was regularly replenished but only 3 of each item were put out at a time so we didn't ever get a satisfactory breakfast. This isn't something I would expect in a hotel rated as 5*. We enjoyed our stay
but I think that it was overpriced for what we actually got for our money.
- 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