Stayed at the Periscope one night mid-September and one night early October on our way to and from the Greek islands. The hotel is located in Kolonaki and is conveniently situated within walking distance to almost anywhere you would want to go in Athens. However, the hotel itself appears to be (temporarily) in the middle of a construction zone including across the street and on both sides. The lounge/restaurant has been apparently temporarily closed for some time and breakfast is served in what appears to be a meeting room in the basement. Basement or not the breakfast was delicious and plentiful.The lounge / restaurant did appear to be getting closer to being ready to open on our second visit though. The rooms were quite satisfactory and very clean, though as other reviews have alluded to the shower is not really separated at floor level from the rest of the bathroom, and if you are not very careful you may "flood' out the rest of the bathroom. The staff was great with one exception, though he may have simply been having a bad afternoon. They provided very good recommendations for restaurants and directions, especially to the cable car to the top of Mt Lycaebettus. (sp?) All in all good value, no complaints, great neighbourhood character.
- 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