At the end of a 2 week tour of the Cyclades decided to spend a night in Athens before heading home. After scrawling the net looking at average hotels for the money, I decided to spend a bit more and go boutique and very glad I did. The Periscope couldn't have been a better choice. It's not cheap but the room and ensuite were large, quirkily designed and had all the mod cons. And after a long day sight-seeing I was very pleased to come back and relax in such a lovely space! It's located in a quiet but exclusive part of Athens (lots of designer shops nearby if that's your thing!). However, despite being tucked away you are a 5 minute walk to the nearest Metro station which takes you just about everywhere and is on the same line to the airport. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and provided me with maps and recommendations of where to visit, eat, etc. There aren't an abundance of facilities at the hotel. No pool (unless you hire out the roof-top suite!). There is access to a gym but that is ten minutes walk away. A continental breakfast was included and was a cut above most you get. It's not a hotel for the thrifty traveller but if you're only in Athens for a night or two and have the cash to spare then you won't go far wrong staying here.
- Also Known As:
- Periscope Hotel Athens
- 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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