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
Stayed here for 3 nights for conference. Dissappointed
Firstly, the location:- Rather far away from everything. Needed to take hotel shuttle each time I want to go to the centre. The shuttle was free and that is the good part
The room was really bad. Although good size, there is a horrible damp smell that persisted throughout the stay.
The air-condition was not cold despite me turning to the max and setting the temperature to 17 degrees.
There was no free mineral water when I check in. One bottle only appeared on my 3rd day and i wonder why?
There is only 1 tea bag and after the first night, it was never refilled. The same thing happened for my shower gel, shampoo...only one bottle for 4 days 3 nights. Somehow, they did not bother to refill even though it was empty! I know I could have just asked but I would have expected for a hotel that is rated 4 stars to have minimal standards.
I switched hotel on the last night to Daivos Luxury living and this new hotel couldn’t be more different.
All in all, a bed experience. .
Good hotel with excellent (70mbps) Wi-Fi. Good breakfast spread, though I wish they would have used more berries in their yogurt instead of apples. Nice outdoor dining areas, perfect during the summer times. Summer morning breakfast in their open roof courtyard is fantastic.
The restaurants were good if maybe a tad over-priced for what they offered. Definitely cheaper food if you run in to town. Very surprised at the lack of Greek food available on offer at the restaurants. A simple gyro pita or even gyro plate would have been very welcome.
Location is decent, but not great. They do have a somewhat convenient shuttle that runs to city centre (Aristotoleus Square) every hour-ish, but if you can't wait for the shuttle it's about a €5-10 taxi ride or a 20-45 minute walk.
"Ocean view" rooms are really "port-and-cranes" views. The hotel is situated in an industrial/commercial part of the city and facing the main commercial port, so even the ocean view rooms aren't fantastic. However they're better than the city-view rooms. The surrounding area is a bit dilapidated so if you're in it for the views, I suggest a court-yard facing room with ocean view. I had 334 and it was perfectly adequate.
Hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, even when you're there on a lower than typical rate. Always with a smile and always ready to help. The porters especially will go out of their way to assist you.
One thing that puzzled me, however, is that they requested we pay for our entire stay (14 days) on check-in. When we questioned that they requested we at least pay for half. Not sure the reason for that but it kind of made us feel like we weren't trusted. We're a large, well-known organization so it's not like we were going to skip on our bill. First time in Thessaloniki, but 4th time in Greece and never had this request from any other Greek hotels. In the end it was fine, though one of my colleagues did get over-charged an extra day, but they sorted it before we left.
The outdoor rooftop pool closes unfortunately early (1800!). If you're here on business, chances are you will miss it every day. Unless there are events booked (very likely on weekends) you can still use the rooftop garden, just not the pool or even the pool area. Wish they'd keep it open until sundown, at least, during the summer.
Good and ample underground parking, even when there are hotel events. Free parking underground for hotel guests. Just ask for a parking pass.
Rooms are updated but the layout for some could use a little work. There seem to be at least 3 different layouts with different amenities (as per my colleagues descriptions). Some have overhead "rain" showerheads, some don't. Some have bathtubs, others don't. Some had both. My desk was situated at the foot of the bed and right below a TV. The desk was somewhat recessed so it didn't leave much arm rest. Ended up being very uncomfortable for long sessions at the laptop.
The closet is well-sized for a long stay and I was pleasantly surprised to have drawers! Such an odd thing to be pleased about but 9/10 hotels I stay in in Europe only has hangars and shelves. No drawers. Frustrates me. So I was happy to have drawers. I was also able to request some extra hangars which they were happy to provide.
Additionally, you can request a steam iron and ironing board but one is not provided in the room.
Decent sized balcony, but I never used it. Would have made it infinitely more useful if they'd equip it with some furniture. A lounge/beach chair would have gone a long way as would a small table and some chairs.
I also didn't find the bed comfortable at all, but your mileage may vary. Queen is two separate mattresses with a lumpy, unfirm mattress topper smaller than the mattress. Hard to stay comfortable at night if you're a mover. Definitely sank into the middle every night. One of my colleagues ended up just removing the mattress topper and slept more comfortably, but now she was restricted to a very small sleeping are.
Overall I was very happy with my stay. While there were some drawbacks my time there was happy and comfortable and the excellent wifi makes it that much easier to recommend. Would definitely stay again.
amazing hotel, very friendly staff, just checked in today 12/06, Georgia at the reception was the most helpful,she tried as much as possibly can to make my stay enjoyable and comfortable, she gave me a list of restaurants, it was amazing selection , the room equipped with Android to take out with you as your travel guide which is very smart idea , very clean hotel, swimming pool with amazing views,, I'm enjoying my stay to the max
Enjoyed our stay at this location in Thessaloniki. Good food - nice location - fine rooftop bar for a nightcap - or swim on the rooftop during the day. Well run - maybe not Five Star - but solid Four Star for sure.
Loved everything about it. Super staff, great facilities, nice indoor spa, very cool and hip rooftop pool, great breakfast. Outside the hustle of the center but hotel provides free hourly shuttle all day and night. Great stay overall.