The Met Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We were at the Met with our church group touring Greece. We stayed two nights and then we remained in Greece as our group left for the US. The staff were amazing in assisting us with a rental car, directions around the city and directions out of the city to our destination. It's always a little disconcerting to travel in a foreign country and to negotiate the roads, especially in a large city. We were prepared with maps, a GPS and Mapquest....but the staff were able to help us find the most direct, least congested route out of the city. The room was luxurious, the best sleep I had on the entire trip, and the common areas were plentiful and welcoming. The food was plentiful and delicious. I would definitely stay here again if I make it back to Greece!
Most of the staff were very pleasant . The rooms were clean and quiet. Mine faced the bar, but not a problem. My fave feature was the hotel shuttle bus. They drop you off at Aristotle Square, and pick you up later. The evening stroll along the water was nice. Lots of people doing the same. I would stay here again.
Stayed here for a business trip. Modern hotel with nice rooms, comfortable bed and modern shower. Ate at the restaurant which had nice food. A little out of town but they run a shuttle bus every hour which takes around 5 mins to get to the centre. Recommend.
Efficient check in and friendly reception staff. My room on 5th floor faced the port. The view could be described as seaview but it over looked a Jumbo store, waste ground and part of port... not a pleasant sea view! The room was very modern and comfortable. There was a fridge with minibar and a complimentary bottle of wine. The bathroom was large and had a luxurious feel. I had a lovely fab smelling shower gel (kumquat) and other toiletries. However, it wasn’t easy to switch the water from bath to shower and the bath tub was very slippy with no anti slip mat. Breakfast had a very good choice of food and the service was excellent. The communal areas of the hotel were really dark and gloomy, quite depressing really.
I stayed in this hotel for business dealings. From here I travelled to Albania up to Kosovo. Great staff Good food The visitors were very kind too mostly from Russia and England. Big thanks to the hotel
Visit once again, perfect location to visit either when visiting the city by car or by airplane(they have a shuttle bus to city center). 24/7 room service is a must for any business visitor. Very nice breakfast, especially the brunch on Saturdays.
Excellent service, polite and smily personel, especially Christos the trainee waiter and Georgia at the reception. Unique decoration, very clean rooms, comfortable beds. To stay in this hotel is not cheap but it worrhs every euro you spend.
A high level hotel with modern design and facilities responding to all our requests. Very friendly and helping staff. We enjoyed our four nights stay and highly reccomend it when visiting Thessaloniki.
General: I stayed here for 4 nights as part of a group. This is a modern design hotel with sleek décor and artwork instillations throughout the hotel. There is an extremely spacious foyer and lounge area, as well as a bar/restaurant – service was slow but perhaps because we were in a large group and often ordering in groups. Our rooms were not ready for check-in so we literally took over one of the lounge areas to wait with our luggage. Free wifi throughout. The lounge area extends outside where there are outdoor tables on a deck. In the sunshine it is quite pleasant except that all the smokers congregated outside so it wasn’t pleasant for me. There is a day spa and fitness centre with a small pool on the lower level – I was very impressed with the fitness centre as it was very well set up (cardio machines, free weights, machine weights, stability balls, bosu, mats … plus water cooler and fresh towels). If you want to use the gym before/after the opening hours, you have to sign a safety waiver at reception and a staff member will unlock the gym for you. There are two sets of lifts so you can access rooms at the front or the rear of the property. The breakfast buffet was simply sumptuous! It was SO good that I consistently ate FAR too much than was good for me each morning. A vast array of breads (including slices, rolls, toast) and sweet pastries, fresh fruit, various local sweets (eg. halva, Turkish delight), assorted juices and smoothies, rice pudding, cold meats and cheese, salad items, make-your-own muesli combinations, cereals, eggs multiple ways (hard boiled, scrambled, personalized omelette), hot savoury pastries, bacon, sausages etc. The main downside is the location. The hotel is near derelict abandoned train yards and empty lots and a large port area that is gritty and industrial. The walk down the road to/from the hotel to downtown Thessaloniki is along a sidewalk that has broken and uneven concrete and tree roots and many obstacles, which is not practical for those with limited mobility or wanting to take a run to the waterfront. The neighbourhood “vibe” is very industrial – there are no other tourist hotels or restaurants or shops in this stretch. There is a tiny “mini mart” where you can buy gum, drinks and limited snacks, but that’s it. Even the walk to the outlet mall is very uninspiring along the abandoned or industrial buildings. There is a free hourly shuttle (first come, first served) to Aristotle Square. To walk there, it’s about 15-20 mins (depending on your walking pace), so you feel quite distant from all the activity. It’s a pity because the waterfront walk that stretches with lots of restaurants and other activities is a hive of activity – but you are not part of the waterfront or downtown activity near Aristotle Square. Room: For such a large hotel, I thought the room size was on the small side. We travelled with lots of luggage as part of the group, and there were not many spaces to put the suitcases. I had to balance one suitcase on one of the chairs in the room to make space. The desk area was cluttered with so much “stuff” that there wasn’t much space for actual desk space! Wine glasses, drinking glasses, large menus and magazines… I had to squish them all to one side so that there was some desk space to actually use without knocking into anything. There didn’t appear to be a useful hotel directory (a lot of these paper menus and advertisements and glossy magazines could have been hidden in a drawer to save desk space, except that there were no drawers on the desktop). There is a free mobile phone for use while you are a guest – this is great for Google maps and 3G download when you are out and about. The climate control was reasonable and there was the usual in-room safe, wardrobe with hangers. There was NO kettle. The mini bar fridge was stocked with items – no space for personal storage. There were multiple charging points. Bathroom: I can see how the “look” might be appealing but the bathroom was NOT very practical at all for a twin room. It was lucky that I was sharing with my sister (and not someone else that was part of our group), but the layout had several issues. It is like a fish bowl – see-through glass on two perpendicular sides. One of the sides facing the beds has a wooden sliding door so that you can pretend there is privacy. But the other glass area (with an opening door to the bathroom area) still has visibility into the bathroom if the other guest in the room wanders past the bathroom. There is also a mirror on the room wall, so that if I am sitting on the bed, I can look into the mirror and see the person who is supposed to be “private” in the bathroom reflected in the mirror – the wooden sliding door only protects one of the glass walls, not both! Because it was my sister, it wasn’t too bad, but we would have to remember to sit on one part of the bed that didn’t have an angle with the mirror that gives you a visual of whoever was in the bathroom – completely impractical if there are non-relatives sharing the room. Also, the glass opening door is not practical – firstly, if it is closed, it is easy to walk into it and bump your head (happened multiple times). Secondly, when it is open, you can enter the bathroom sink area and shower, but you have to close the door to get to the toilet which is behind it! We were constantly swinging the glass door open and closed, and it was quite heavy. The toilet is a very large space, which seems a waste of space. The shower (large rainwater shower head) itself was also very large with plenty of storage shelves for toiletries and dry towels which was a great feature. There were the usual amenities, including a sewing kit that came in handy when I developed a hole in my pants that needed repairing. I was pleased that they actually followed an environmental policy as we had our towels hanging on the rails and they were only replaced after 3 days (instead of daily).
Very modern hotel, and nice decoration. The rooms are comfortabe and the breakfast is delicious. The free shuttle bus is very convinient conside the problematic traffic in Thessaloniki. The staff are very friendly and professional. Can't wate to come back!
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
The Met Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Church of Panagia Chalkeon and Aristotelous Square. This 5-star hotel has 212 guestrooms and offers conveniences like 3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's in central Thessaloniki and also close to Saint Demetrios Church and Church of Hagia Sophia.
Have a drink at the lobby lounge or enjoy dining at one of 3 onsite restaurants like Avenue 48, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 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. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All 212 soundproofed rooms provide balconies, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. 32-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
Guests of The Met Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 13 meeting rooms.
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97.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1574 reviews