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Makedonia Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Makedonia Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you are looking for a luxurious stay and quality-service, this is your place to go! From restaurant and cleaning staff to the life guard by the pool: they were all so friendly. Breakfast was heavenly. We stayed in a nice and spacious room with city view on the 3rd Floor: luckily, without any city noises (Thanks to the double windows).

As others have written, clean, spacious rooms with excellent sea views and a very high quality breakfast. Conference rooms very functional, attentive staff. The food served at coffee breaks and lunch, outstanding. Definitely consider staying here when visiting Salonica!

It was raining and the road was blocked by a running competition. The staff did everything to get to the airport in time! Excellent hotel, excellent service, excellent cleanliness. I'm sure we'll go back to this hotel again next summer! Thank you, Tal & sagi parynte

I stayed here for 4 nights and was very impressed with the service. The location was not central but it’s a nice walk along the concreted walkway next to the sea. The rooms were very spacious and very modern as expected from a 5 star hotel. The breakfast was very good from a guy who has stayed in countless number of hotels. My only grudge is the very slow response and sometimes none when my friends and I have requested for teas / coffees at breakfast where on 3 occasions it was ignored or forgotten because of the large numbers at breakfast with few waiters / waitresses. There should also be ketchup and other sauces readily available on the tables so it can be picked up rather than wait 5 minutes before it is given to you. I had the pleasure of speaking to the manager Nikos who was great and very responsive. There’s a great gym with a very happy, helpful and attentive attendant (Despoina) and a standard rectangular swimming pool where 80% of the guests don’t wash before entering it probably because the showers are hidden and not properly signed. I was also taken for a tour of the conference rooms by a very knowledgeable Filippos as I run conference, events and etc abroad. The conference and meeting rooms were very good standard and all very new. I would be returning to this hotel if late check out is possible. The receptionist were also very responsive and extremely helpful. The only disappointment was my request for a late check out (4 hours) was decline considering there are 276 rooms and there is none that is free for that number of hours???

Best city hotel for Thessaloniki,the room was very nice with amazing view. Nice buffet for breakfast next to the sea. The highlight is their chef who gives the absolute food experience Thank you guys !!

Rooms are sooo good with a view of city and sea... comfy beds. Wonderful breakfast with so many choices. So helpful staff always smiling... just relax and enjoy Relaxing pool sonypu can enjoy swimming till 8 pm

A worthy 5 star hotel. The staff were everything you would expect and friendly. We ate breakfast twice and were very pleased with the excellent selection of morning pasties. Breakfast atmosphere was relax.....a good start for the day.

An amazing hotel, with great service and delicious breakfast. Please make sure you pay extra EUR for high floor sea view room- AMAZING. Location is a little bit far from center, but 10 minutes walk/Taxi, you are at the loudly center.

Extremely nice hotel on the seaside promenade of this major city. It is about 1 kilometer very pleasant walk from the center of town. The breakfast buffet was sumptuous. The room overlooked the sea with a balcony. Everything was sparkling clean. I also highly recommend the restaurant which was excellent though pricey; ithe food was much, much better than a US hotel restaurant.

Having spent almost a full 2 weeks alone in the city, I’ve had a lot of time to explore. I’m a more ultra-luxury traveler (St Regis, Four Season, Ritz etc) and Makedonia Palace ended up being the perfect hotel. I researched 6, narrowed it down to 2, and happily landed on this one. After either walking/driving by others or asking my driver about them, this one is by far the best choice. Hotel tips I can share... Hotel tips first: Being central doesn’t exactly equate to best choice. This is a very busy, very loud city. They are most active late night so unless you are ok being up at 3am, get something a few steps away. You do not want to be in the center of it all. Trust me. A few blocks away is mere minutes extra but could mean a full night’s sleep. The Makedonia Palace is steps to everything but at the end of the ‘strip’ and is amongst parks and literally at the water’s edge. I don’t feel like the floor matters but I highly, highly recommend getting a sea view room. It was the highlight of my trip. My nightly sunsets on my patio brought me so much joy. The sun goes down directly behind the hotel. If you wash your face with a wash cloth or body in the shower, they don’t provide them unless you ask for them. It may be a cultural thing. The housekeeping staff are around 24/7 and so lovely! The room service has no fees! Yes, you read that correctly. The cost is a tad higher for the food than the actual restaurant downstairs but it’s the same menu without the BS delivery fee, service fee, WTF ever fee. Misc traveller info: Taxis only take cash. Get your EU before arriving to the city. From the airport is only $20e. All restaurants and stores take credit card but not all take Amex or Discover so ask before charging. The roads are all paved and smooth so ladies can pack heels if that’s your thing. I’m from the south so we dress up for dinner etc. Do pack very comfortable shoes bc you’ll do an insane amount of walking. Most of the roads are 1-way so it’s faster to walk than cab. They have those Lime scooters everywhere! Like everywhere! It’s not my thing, I’d like to walk but you have that as a fun option to get around. The motorcycles and mopeds are flipp’n crazy and you’ll see them hop a curb and ride down the middle of a sidewalk. Pay attention! The elevators have a level ‘0’. For us in the US, that’s the first floor/lobby/ground. Greeks LOVE smoking and drinking coffee. It’s hard to find a smoke free environment. Mostly indoors they don’t smoke but not all places. The weather changes quickly. Pack layers. When the sun goes down, the temp drops immediately about 10-15 degrees. Most young people speak English but most older do not. If the hotel gets you a cab, be sure they’ve told the driver in Greek. Even if you show someone an address translated to Greek with the US alphabet, they mostly only know the Greek alphabet which is symbols. Be sure to get tax free receipts when purchases are over $50. I got back several hundred. ** quick tip, there’s a tax rebate office in the center of town that you can get cash upfront instead of filing at customs in the airport. Super easy! I also got back USD. Just ask. There’s a coffee shop, bakery, pharmacy, and restaurant every few feet. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s great! Try your best to buy Greek products. They have been through so much. Don’t buy US brands here. Plus, they are more expensive. If you must, Italian brands are about 1/2 the cost here or brands you couldn’t get in the US. Myth: I have not found 1 shop that closes midday. They are mostly open 10am to 10pm. Greeks stay up late. Due to the language barrier, repeat back many times and sometimes even right things down. I’ve had many misunderstandings due to the cost of a total bill or total cost of taxi/excursion/food. Oh!!! They do not tip. When you pay for food etc, they run your card and that’s it. You basically save 20-30% here just for that fact alone. I still left money most times for great service. I’d say service is 50/50 on quality. I’ll add more as I think of things.

2, Megalou Alexandrou Avenue Thessaloniki Central Macedonia

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Archaeological Museum and Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Makedonia Palace places you in Thessaloniki City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Archaeological Museum and Museum of Byzantine Culture. This 276-room, 5-star hotel has 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's connected to the airport in central Thessaloniki and also close to White Tower of Thessaloniki and OTE Tower.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Salonica Restaurant, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, sip a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


A TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a minibar, and a coffee maker.

Property features

At Makedonia Palace, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's limited parking and limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Presidential Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Premium Room, City View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, City View (7th or 8th floor)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1282 reviews