The Met Hotel
What We Love
- The standout art collection includes works by famed photographers Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth
- Near Thessaloniki’s lively harbor, galleries and cafes
- The pool and Sky Bar are on the 7th floor rooftop and offer unobstructed views
What To Know
- Free shuttle service is available to/from the city center
- Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and has a buzzy scene
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Greek architect Tasos Zeppos is behind the envelope-pushing design of the 212-room Met Hotel in the recently developed harbor area of Thessaloniki. The avant-garde look starts in the lobby, with black painted walls adorned with top-shelf art, and continues to the Long Bar, which is anchored by a 22-carat gold-plated wall. Solid Wenge wood floors in the guestrooms set off marble bathrooms and streamlined furniture from Minotti and Armani Casa, while the chic Sky Bar offers 360-degree views over the city. Dine on Pan-Asian dishes from chef Oliver Peyton at the stylish, low-lit CHAN restaurant, and indulge in hydrotherapy rituals at the M’ Spa, which offers urban stress-reducing lomilomi and hot stone massages.
In the Area
A fixture in Thessaloniki, Mylos is a hybrid live music venue and gallery that’s a perennial favorite with the city’s club kids and culture vultures. See a show, hit a club or settle into the ouzeri, which serves more than 30 kinds of mezedes. Church lovers will be in seventh heaven, as the hood is close to several world-class places of worship, including the 11th-century Byzantine beauty, the Church of Panagia Chalkeon, the magnificent Church of Saint Demetrius (which includes the crypt of Thessaloniki’s patron saint), and the Agia Sofia, one of the city’s oldest standing churches. Refuel with heart-starting coffee and baklava at the legendary 1908 coffee shop Hatzis.
How to Get There
The Met is a great hotel in Thessaloniki. Design and views are absolutely stunning. The location is a bit outside of the city center, however the hotel provides an hourly shuttle service to Aristoteles Square and taxis are inexpensive. Therefore it might not be the first choice if you plan on walking everywhere but for a multi day trip or if you have been to Thessaloniki, it's a great choice. There's just no other hotel in the city that offers the same design, service and facilities (rooftop pool, gym, spa)!
The standard rooms are a bit on the small side, in my view the upgrade to an executive room facing the harbor was definitely worth it. The breakfast buffet was not huge but with high quality offerings and lots of healthy choices, so I was happy. Also nice indoor and outdoor seating. The gym is small but well equipped and maintained, there is also a small spa with indoor pool. The best thing though is the beautiful roof top pool with harbor views. Wow. Also attentive service at the pool, it was great to just lounge at the pool for half a day, have some drinks and soak up sun and views.
The perfect place to spend a couple of days.
Everything was amazing from the reception and the gentleman at the door, the breakfast staff with that huge buffet.
Perfect service from the housekeeping staff.
We are looking forward to come back.
Thank you all for your hospitality!!
The Met is an excellent hotel in every respect. It's clean as a bookie's tax report, the rooms are nicely furnished and generously sized (quiet, too). Internet connection was excellent. The staff members are genuinely hospitable and helpful. Generally, hotel meals are rather mediocre, but the Met's offerings were surprisingly good.
I visited the hotel for business reasons. The room was exquisite and the food was delicious. Regarding breakfast you have a lot of tasty options to choose from. I did not have the chance to visit the salon and the Spa, however I will definitely return! Service is outstanding at all levels.
Be sure to have a car to move around Thessaloniki as the hotel is not located in the centre. However, you can easily get a taxi. I think that the hotel offers also some kind of transportation to the city centre and back.
After having stayed in different hotels in Thessaloniki, I must say The Met is certainly the best.
Its modern and calming atmosphere, its always willing staff, the fantastic breakfast and the superior quality of sleep it offers are among the few reasons why we repeatedly choose The Met.
I also have to mention the amazing experience in the small, but actually healing, indoors hot water pool! Next time I will consider a complete spa therapy- I haven’t tried it so far.
Whether traveling in Thessaloniki alone, for business, with friends or as a family, The Met is certainly the top accommodation choice in the city.
Tip: if you like deserts, may sure to try the “chocolate sphere”.