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
Well located right on the sea front and within walking distance of the main centre and major attractions, this hotel proved perfect for a combined business/leisure trip to Thessaloniki.
Generally, the hotel was great. The room had adequate space, the bed was comfortable (we slept well), and the bathroom was clean and well appointed. Breakfasts were fantastic with many options, including authentic Greek fare.
Unfortunately, service and staff attitudes did not meet the same standard. There were numerous instances (including amongst others the response to a request for use of an ironing board and iron which weren't provided in rooms unlike most 5-star hotels, poor cleaning of the room one day, and the unacceptable attitude experienced when our key cards didn't work one afternoon) where the behaviour of staff was simply arrogant, unfriendly, dismissive or rude. Different staff members were involved in these and other incidents so the problem isn't isolated. They need to realise that a certain level of service is expected from 5-star hotels.
Otherwise, a nice stay.
This is the real five star service. From the entrance and men who parks your car to the last waiter. The manager who is there to check everything you need.Thanks for everything.. My wife and i will be back soon !!!!
Spent a few days at Thessaloniki with my family and we chose makedonia palace ...apart from the amazing breakfast and the comfort of the room (which was all one can expect from a 5 star hotel) I should make reference to the hammam on the ground floor which is unique and differentiates this hotel completely from all other equivalents ...whoever has the privilege to spend time in this hotel must try it...!!!
Moreover the location of the hotel is probably the most convenient either for tourism or business as it is very close to the center the international exhibition area, the national theater and the opera hall all joined by the walkway along the sea where everybody goes or passes at some point during the day commuting cycling going for just a run or lazily enjoying a walk at sunset...one cannot get enough....!
You get real value for money at makedonia palace and can enjoy to the full the stay at the beautiful city of Thessaloniki....
One of the best hotels in Greece right now. Freshly renovated, great decoration, friendly stuff, great breakfast, in front of the sea, 15 mins walking from the heart of Thessaloniki. Such a great choice if you stay in Thessaloniki for one or more nights.
I stayed a few days in this hôtel. Very confortable, nice view on the sea, excellent breakfast and perfect reception with à large lobby. Access by taxi to others places is easy and cheap. Great place to stay.