What We Love
- A five-star hotel with gorgeous sea views – includes breakfast, a cruise, a city tour and moreStaying right in the heart of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city
- Relaxing in plush guest rooms that mix classic and contemporary design styles
- Making a beeline for the chilled-out Salonica Bar for cocktails and late-night snacks
What To Know
- Guestrooms have spot-on views of the Aegean Sea
- Hang out in the outdoor pool or catch a DJ set over cocktails at one of the two restaurants
- Free WiFi
Flaunting its fabulous good looks following a recent mega makeover, this landmark eight-storey hotel has long been one of the swankiest addresses in Greece’s second city of Thessaloniki. Opened in 1972, it has all the markings of a five-star stay; think Aegean Sea-facing location, impressive level of service, classic-contemporary design style, and reliably good facilities.
Each of the soundproofed guest rooms and suites promise elegant décor with a modish kick; think jewelled colour tones, carpeted flooring, rich drapes, and lavish soft furnishings. You can also look forward to comfortable beds, marble-clad bathrooms and plenty mod-cons for a fuss-free sojourn.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a well-sized fitness centre, lovely outdoor pool, and signature buffet restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine paired with fine wines. There’s also an additional dining spot for Italian dishes, signature cocktails and DJ performances on selected nights, and a relaxed bar for post-sightseeing snacks, made-to-order cocktails and mandatory sundowners.
How to Get There
Makedonia Palace was our first and last stop on our Thessaloniki trip. The hotel is on the coast (no beach!), right at the center with a bus stop for the airport bus just in front of it. Whilst the building from the outside is nothing to write home about (it is more easy on the eye at night when lit up), then inside it is a different story. It is a beautiful hotel with very comfortable rooms and impeccable service. However there are thousands of similar ones. What sets them apart from most of them though is their breakfast – I don’t think I have ever encountered a hotel breakfast at this scale. Never. Greek obviously like their first meal, so it is a serious matter. They had everything imaginable and more available. Maybe even too much as there is a limit on how much one can eat and as it all looked very yummy you just had to try it all (don’t though it will make you sick ;). As the time was limited we could not trial the spa nor the pool, but both looked very inviting. At our first night stay there was a bottle of wine and a fruit platter left for us, thank you! However maybe it was a decoration that we weren’t supposed to consume as there was none of it at our last stay ;)))
This is a great, modern luxury hotel in all aspects. From the architecture to the beautiful room (ask for room 729) to the friendly service and breakfast.
Might be the best hotel I have ever been in. The location on the promenade and the health club with sauna make for a relaxing exercise spot as well.
I went there for a business meeting. The coffee was super expensive for no obvious reason. OK the place is nice but not That nice. Although the scenery is fantastic and the service is pretty good still I cannot justify the 7 euros for a cup of coffee
This was really a terrific hotel, although they are not used to seeing Americans as it is not a heavily frequented spot. The breakfast was great, the rooms nice, and the staff very friendly. What was not pleasant is that we were there right before a national holiday in Greece and apparently our hotel is where the gov't and cabinet members like to stay. The president of Greece was there as well during our visit, but it was a tremendous pain to have to walk through a metal detector and have my purse screened every single time we entered the hotel. Not to be flippant, but I have seen more thorough security check points in American schools. For example, if you entered the hotel from the outdoor bar area, you could bypass security entirely and walk up to your room. It was just weird. I probably sound jaded, but you either go for security or you don't. As it stood, it was just a major inconvenience for guests and appeared to be more for show than anything else, which I found annoying.
Just returned from a short vacation in Thessaloniki staying at the Makedonia Palace hotel .
I can honestly say that the hotel’s team is very professional and understand the meaning of a good service and hospitality.
The hotel is spotless (our room and the public areas) food offered in the restaurants is tasty and the service is always with a smile (not sticky) .
The hotel is located along the promenade on the sea front within a walking distance to the major area of day and night attractions .
Booking a room on one of the higher floors facing sea is like the getting best seat in the theatre or the VIP box in a stadium .
Having a morning espresso on your balcony breathing the salty air coming from the sea while watching the seagulls flying around is the perfect way to start your day.
Bottom line the Makedonia Palace hotel is very recommended.