Holiday Inn Thessaloniki5.0 out of 5.0
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Conveniently located to secondary bus station. City bus #78, costing two Euros, from the airport stops a block away. Hotel is clean with good breakfast. Staff is helpful Minor point: They do not provide hot water heaters in the rooms, so one cannot make coffee or tea. Wouldn't cost them much and would be helpful for travelers tired after a long day.
It is the worst international chain hotel I have ever seen.
When I walked up to check in the woman behind the counter ignored me for a few minutes, carrying on with a co-worker. She finally turned to me and said "can I help you?" and before I could answer, she turned and picked up a phone with her back to me for another couple of minutes. An employee nearby in the lobby saw this and started to sort of get her attention and apologize for her rudeness. My room smelled very bad of urine. They offered to move me to another room, but still!?! How did the cleaning staff miss that?
Everything was perfect, except the availability of wireless internet in the rooms. They have cords, but it is somewhat pricey. There's a well-known Seattle-based coffee shop (you can guess which) with free internet a few blocks away towards the east (away from the train station). The area is pretty dead, but if you walk towards the white tower, you'll find more life and places to eat.
The hotel is not situated in the garden spot of the city but is a short walk from the port and seafront and from nicer shopping and dining areas further to the south and east. The hotel is clean and the staff are courteous. Optional breakfasts and internet connections are expensive relative to the price of the hotel, and can easily ruin an otherwise good bargain. The room and bathroom were modern and adequate. There are not many TV channels, but who comes to Greece to watch TV?
Everything was excellent. Pianists were excellent and added a lot to the ambiance in the lobby. Would have appreciated the inclusion of a simple continental breakfast and free local calls.
The nicest, most comfortable hotel we have stayed in in Greece. The staff answered our many questions and helped us solve some travel problems. They spoke fluent English. Lobby, elevators and rooms were modern and everything functioned well.
My only real problem with this hotel is that there was/is major construction going on right in front of the hotel. When arriving or leaving the hotel, you have to go through the basement, up the ramp, and out the back door. The entire street is torn out in front of the hotel, its an ugly sight. Also, there's a lot of street noise because of the traffic congestion. The hotel is clean, nice, and staff was friendly.
Holiday Inn Thessaloniki places you in Vardaris, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Church of Panagia Chalkeon and Aristotelous Square. This 176-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located in central Thessaloniki, the hotel is also near Saint Demetrios Church and Church of Hagia Sophia.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
The 176 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Tempur-Pedic beds with pillow menus ensure a restful night. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks are also available.
At Holiday Inn Thessaloniki, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Self parking is offered for EUR 10.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.