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Periscope Hotel
Ranked #73 of 325 Hotels in Athens
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Beirut, Lebanon
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51 reviews
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“We loved it !”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Honestly we stayed there in September 2013 and I forgot to review it. Wouldn't know how to categorize this hotel but for us it was a perfect boutique hotel, comfortable and clean and staff was very helpful! And the location is great as I think Kolonaki is the best district to stay at if you want to stay in the centre of Athens. Nearest Metro station is max 5 mn walk in case you are wondering...

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We booked the penthouse suite to be sure to get a nice and spacious room for to nights in Athen. Unfortunately the room was not as clean and spacious as we expected, the jacuzzi was dirty and could not be used.

Average breakfast.

The hotel is situated in a very nice and safe area in Athen with good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

As many others have written, the location is very nice for wandering around Kolonaki by foot but also quick if meeting people other places in central Athens.

The room was comfortable and decor pleasant, as expected.

As of December 2013, some construction happening in building directly across street (which I would guess will continue for some months) but at least when I was there the noise wasn't too bad.

Two things about the breakfast were memorable: very nice smoked salmon, and probably about the best poached eggs I have ever had.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We've been coming here for several years. Mostly on short stops on the way to & from Mykonos. Sometimes staying up to a week visiting Athens during winter. What I notice is that the hotel is super well maintained and cleaned. The last time I was there, they had renovated the bathrooms even though they seemed fine to me b4 the renovation, but I guess the management are perfectionists and that is a great thing. The Periscope staff really deliver Boutique Service. The receptionist was so kind last time I was there. He spent a good 45 Minutes of his time trying to find the cheapest flight booking for me on the net. There were these greek websites and I needed help with the translation. Also, I wanted to buy Opera CD's and needed a specialized store, which he recommended. It was the "Metropolis"store from the hotel and it really was a highly specialized store. I ended up finding 40 top quality Opera CD's, which were on sale (See Photo). Last but not least, the included breakfast here is fabulous. It features an artisanal Smoked Salmon ... which I'm craving right now, as well as olive & tomato cakes ( a savory version of breakfast muffins).

Room Tip: The upper level rooms would be quieter
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed for a weekend at Periscope. Breakfast is really nice (choice of eggs, bread, fresh orange juice,etc...) the room itself is nothing special. it is clean, quite large (we had a superior room) but shows a bit its age (the bathroom door didn't close anymore) we stayed on the second floor and it is definitely worth asking to say on the higher floors as the room is quite dark. Staff is polite and helpful.
Definitely a good place to stay if you want to enjoy Kolonaki and its endless choice of bars, restaurants and cafés.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The hotel had an excellent small breakfast--the staff will cook you eggs and bacon, so just ask!
We had the jacuzzi suite on top, and (while expensive) it was amazing! We had views of all Athens, including the Parthenon at a distance.
The rooms were very luxurious with a moveable television and blinds, a huge bathroom with a nice shower, and a big ole comfy bed!
A pleasant perk was their agreement with a local gym, that was excellently outfitted and included an interior 20m pool.
The location was very convenient--both for getting around town and out to the airport.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Periscope Hotel in Kolonaki was a wonderful experience! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The daily breakfast was superb, as was the staff (thanks Katarina) in the restaurant! My only wish is that the menus for lunch and dinner would be improved, as I would have loved to dine there for these meals as well. However, given the limited menu, the restaurant is unfortunately empty except at breakfast. Cleaning staff did a fantastic job. One other minor thing to note, the electronics in the room need updating or at least to have all the remotes in working order with fresh batteries. Overall, fantastic experience and I would return in a second if ever back in Athens!

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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