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Periscope Hotel

#23 of 325 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
22 Haritos str., Kolonaki, Athens 10675, Greece (Formerly Athenian Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Limassol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Stayed for two months in Athens on Buisiness. Hotel staff and Especially management made feel at Home. Friendly always helpfull made their best to make my stay pleasant. No question about it I will be staying there again next time Im in Athens. Also Great value for money in the Centre of Athens.

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Dear Mrs. Anna, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we will be more than happy to accommodate you again in our Hotel in the future. Dimitris Valyrakis Hotel Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

The hotel is in the middle of a construction zone, the front office staff are less than welcoming and the room is SMALL SMALL SMALL the TV SMALL SMALL SMALL $3OO Euro in May.... However the breakfast and F&B staff were great....almost made up for the poor rooms staff

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Rhodes Town, Greece
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

If you ever really wanted to know what it would be like to sleep in a construction site, book yourself in. The building of a block of flats right opposite the hotel currently under way (April 2010) situated at a 5 meter distance from your room will make your Athenian stay a memorable experience..!!! If you happen to be an... More 

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I stayed here in 1973 when it was just called "hotel" and didn't have an actual name. It used to be a private surgical hospital (check out the size of the lift!), Very conveniently located in Kolonaki, so close to the Square, that most places are within walking distance. The breakfast room was on the ground floor at the front... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

I selected this hotel based on a friend's recommendation to my request for a clean, comfortable and non-touristy hotel in athens. The periscope is located in Kolonaki (kind of the Beverly hills/Knightsbridge of Athens). it is a smaller hotel...designed in muted grey/black/white tones on a quiet street just steps from cafes/shopping. It wasnt quite as 'boutique' as i was expecting.... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

The hotel itself is newly refurbished, the rooms are modern minimalist style, with very comfortable beds. The location is great in Kolonaki, the exclusive part of the city, near the city centre. You can walk everywhere. BUT: the hotel bar becomes a night club after 8 pm and the best rooms to the front of the hotel are directly above... More 

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Oxford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

We don't normally write reviews but on this occasion we felt we had to say something. We booked a standard room so didn't have overly high expectations. However the room we were allocated was tiny, with a depressing dark grey theme and was situated at the back of the hotel on the second floor overlooking the rear fire escapes with... More 

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London UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2009

Periscope hotel My boyfriend and I stayed here on the last night of our holiday and it was great. We arrive at about 8.00pm (caught the train from the airport, I think it look about 45mins) and the lady on reception was lovely and very helpful. They had kindly upgraded us to a superior room which faced the front of... More 

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

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... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

We stayed at Periscope after a trip to Mykonos and Santorini so that we could see the Acropolis. When we arrived, they hotel did not have our reservations in their system, even though we had a confirmation thru tablet hotels. Luckily they had a room that night and would straighten it out by morning. Unfortunately, the room they gave us... More 

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Staying in Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.

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