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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Great location! Just 5 minutes away from Aristotelous square, by the complimentary shuttle bus transfer which runs every hour from morning till 23:00!
Do not miss to have a lunch in Avenue 48 restaurant or a dinner at Roof top!
Congratualtions to the Executive Chef and his team!
Stayed here for one night. It’s away from the main city centre but they have a courtesy bus that can run you in every hour.
Staff friendly and helpful. Parking is fairly straightforward.
Room was great with balcony and view of the hotel courtyard and the sea.
Breakfast was excellent with various choices including local, traditional to usual pastries...
Only slight compliant was that the indoor pool doesn’t open until 10am on a Sunday.
This is a very modern, sleek 5-star hotel with 5-star facilities. It truly looks the part - all black, gold and clean lines. Quirky modern art installations or smaller bits and pieces add to the modern and quirky atmosphere. Despite its many many rooms, there was never a feeling of lots of people around. Lots of space, both inside and outside, plenty of seating areas meant you could have privacy or intimacy in all locations. There were no conferences or big events while we stayed, for 5 nights over Easter weekend (our Easter, the Greek Orthodox one was the following weekend), so can not say if it would be different with a big cohort of attendees. There were at least two visiting parties - one school children, one Japanese - while we were there, but we hardly noticed them.
- Breakfast, which was included, was good - the bread, cake and pastry section had more choice than any we have ever seen in any hotel we have ever stayed in. There were hot choices and cold cuts, cereals, fruits and yoghurts and so on.
- The Asian/fusion restaurant had a very good choice of starters and mains - and you could also chose from the normal restaurant's menu. We ate Asian one night and meditteranean the other in the fusion dining room.
- We also ate in the Long bar - beware the size of their "snacks" - we ordered the "mini burgers" as a starter between us before a pasta dish each. The mini burgers came with a full portion of fries and a salad - by the time we had worked through that, it was a struggle to finish the pasta dishes, which were also very generously sized.
Room: We were near the lift (there are two sets of lifts in the two parts of the hotel - it is a long and thin building) on the third floor. Disappointingly our view was onto an empty lot and part of the hotel car park. The Roof garden was inaccessible, even to go and see, until May. The website does state that the rooftop swimming pool is not open until May, but we did think we would be able to view the scenery. The lift voice does apologise though! Our room was fine - nothing special, which was a disappointment as I had booked through their own website and been promised "room upgrade if available" for doing just that. TV, as usual had only news channels available in English as a matter of course, though we did find the odd programme, generally American, that had Greek subtitles with the original sound in English.
The Indoor pool/spa area: The pool is supposed to be a hydrotherapy pool, but less than half the jets worked. The big overhanging jet was very noisy - ok so they are - but the spa receptionist came and switched it off after a few minutes. The jacuzzi was OK, although there was no rail to hold onto when getting in an out - safety nightmare. Only 4 beds in the area, but it wasn't really a relaxing atmosphere. In my opinion, this needs a re-design and an update.
Location: This is where the hotel loses a star for me - on paper it promises much, looking as though it is just one end of the harbour with The White Tower just along the way. However, it is actually in what is a pretty run-down industrial end of town - many boarded up buildings and vacant lots in its immediate vicinity, with dockyards on the other side of the road. You cannot see the sea from the hotel (perhaps from the roof?). You cannot get to the sea from the hotel. Walking to the Mall, couple of hundred yards behind the hotel, entails walking on roads with no pavements, over unmanned level crossings (may be defunct), past derelict and abandoned train stock and buildings. All of a sudden is this modern shopping mall, with designer outlets and a food court - very bizarre.
The saving grace for this hotel is - the staff - lovely and helpful; and the shuttle bus that whisks you down to the centre of the city and picks you up - it ran from 8 or 9a.m. until 10 or 11p.m.
Modern hotel. We arrived around 10 am and checked in immediately. A welcome drink was a bonus. The staff is very helpful and professional.
But the position is not suitable for visiting down town by a walk. A bit remote nearby harbor area. Although there is a shuttle to the downtown. A small spa center and a steam room which serves as a sauna. Breakfast lets a lot to be desired for a five star hotel. Especially omelette preparing. There are many hotels close to the city center that can be a better alternative.
We spent two nights at the Met hotel. The facilities are clean the room is tidy and the staff are kind and helpful. The hotel is very professional and nicely decorated.
Will definitely stay here again.