The second city of Greece welcomes visitors with open arms. Thessaloniki may not always be on top of your travel destination list but once you’ve decided to visit, you will see that it rewards you with warm hospitality, excellent food, dynamic nightlife, unique architecture, history-rich sights and attractions. Here is a list of the best hotels you will find in Thessaloniki.
Another hotel that easily stands out is Electra Palace with its astonishing Byzantine-inspired façade, located mere minutes away from Aristotelous Square. Probably one of the most elegant establishments in Thessaloniki, the Electra Palace aptly mixes modernity with a classic character, which definitely gives it a strong presence. Boasting a wellness center including a spa and sauna, it is the ideal place to enjoy a first-rate city trip.
Colors Budget Luxury Rooms and Apartments in central Thessaloniki | Courtesy of COLORS
Vibrant and colorful, the Colors Budget Luxury/Rooms & Apartments was actually the first aparthotel complex in Thessaloniki, established in 2011. It was born out of the imagination of a brother and sister, Christina and Fotis Drakopoulos, in an attempt to offer to visitors affordable yet stylish accommodation. They have done so in the form of bright rooms, including family rooms for bigger groups and families, and small apartments with fully equipped kitchens for the modern travelers who want to feel at home while away.
The second project born out of the Colors family, Colors Ladadika allows visitors to stay and experience the dynamic district of Ladadika, with many restaurants and bars of the area just a stone’s throw away. This charming hotel still features the unique ethos of the brand, with colorful quarters and signature affordable luxury décor. Colors Ladadika Central serves your breakfast in your room, at whatever time you want it, at no extra charge. These little touches are how they turn first-time guests into regulars.
Located in Tsimiski street, in the heart of the city, Colors Urban Hotel is a casual yet cool boutique hotel with 21 rooms and suites. Besides the convenient location, the decadent breakfast buffet and the child-friendly vibe (in-room babysitting services are available), the hotel features a garden cocktail bar as well as a wellness spa where you can indulge in a series of treatments and rituals for a relaxing afternoon. You will love the simple furniture, the minimalist yet vibrant décor and the spacious rooms and suites, some with balconies offering fantastic vistas over the city. A word of caution: you won’t want to leave.
Blue Bottle Boutique Hotel is a small, comfortable and cozy hotel offering a great price/quality ratio. Add to this a convenient location and helpful staff and you get a great accommodation in Thessaloniki. As the city is an exploration-friendly location with its many streets lined with eye-catching wonders and buildings, Blue Bottle Boutique Hotel innovates with an efficient bike rental service.
The Bristol Hotel is a cozy two-story hotel set in 1870 in the former Ottoman Post Office. Successfully renovated in 2000, it is located in Thessaloniki’s historical district, Ladadika and a few minutes away from the waterfront. The hotel has a bar and a delicious Argentinian restaurant, but remember to save some room for the morning breakfast as this may be one of the best in town. The hotel facilities include a tennis court, car and bike rental as well as horse riding. You have no excuse to get bored.
This elegant 5-star hotel, set in a recently renovated building from 1924, is conveniently located next to Aristotelous Square, within the city’s commercial and business center. The Excelsior has modern facilities and includes a stunning roof garden restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Refined, sophisticated and welcoming, you will easily feel at home during your stay.
As soon as you step inside The Met Hotel, you will see that it has something special. This hotel/art gallery features vast public areas, where sculptures and art pieces are methodically dispersed here and there. The minimalist vibe, innovative restaurant and rooftop pool are only a few features that make the Met stands out. Ideal for art lovers, the Met offers a unique accommodation experience in this underrated city.
The Hyatt Regency Hotel is conveniently located by the airport, which means it is ideal for short layovers or delayed flights. But don’t let that be your only reason to stay there. What the hotel lacks in terms of central location, it compensates superbly in terms of service and hospitality. The staff is polite, warm and friendly yet professional. The world-class and stylish facilities include two pools (one indoor, one outdoor), two restaurants, a spa and a stunning lobby and bar area, as well as spacious rooms. Plus, the hotel offers free shuttle bus to the city center (30 minutes). What more is there to ask?
Located in the heart of the city and offering stunning views over the sea, 5-star Daios Luxury Living Hotel is a top choice. If you are into luxurious elegance, this is the place for you. Designed to look like a ship ready to set sail, Daios seamlessly combines sophistication and comfort. Paired with a stunning location and a top-notch breakfast service, the hotel will be your home away from home.