We used points to pay for this hotel so we were happy to just use it as a base without worrying too much about value for money. The service at the reception desk was good but the room was a little tired in terms of decor, and the view out of the window was of a plain white wall about 6 feet away. Despite that the hotel has a nice relaxed feel to it and seemed welcoming.
The location is within walking distance of the Ladadika restaurant area and quay museum area, and it is possible from there to walk along the front to the White Tower. Maps are available in the reception area. The hotel is on a busy main road with a big hole in it where they are building a metro line. It will be very close to the metro station in 2015! Its about 5 or 6 blocks from the railway station, and the no 78 bus from the airport stops within walking distance from the hotel. All buses are 80 cents or 90 cents if you buy on the bus, or 90 cents / 1 EUR respectively for a two-trip ticket. Day tickets are 4 EUR.
Get off the airport bus at the stop called I.K.A. (not IKEA!), which is after you have been through the town centre. There is a screen and announcements on the bus in English so it is easy to know the stop. When you get off the bus carry on walking in the same direction then take the first right (Oktovriou), then look left at the end, you will see the Holiday Inn sign. To get back to the airport, turn right out of the hotel, walk to the end of the buildings (about 3 blocks) then cross over the main road to the bus stop and wait for a number 78 about every 15-20 mins. There is no info at the bus stops, so it is worth checking the OASTH website before hand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of the northern Greek port-city of Thessaloniki, the Holiday Inn Thessaloniki offers a superb service, excellent facilities and immediate access to the commercial and cultural centre of the city. Its convenient location at the city center,only 30 minutes from Makedonia International airport, 200 metres from the railway station, one hour from some of Greece's most beautiful beaches and other historical attractions and next to exciting shopping, entertainment and business areas makes the establishment ideal for leisure and business travellers alike.The 177 stylish rooms and suites have been designed to offer convenience, relaxation and comfort to all guests. All rooms enjoy an atmosphere created by the philosophy of custom-made care of the hotel. In order for your stay to be memorable Holiday Inn Thessaloniki suggests 3 magnificient areas within the hotel itself. Begin your day with a rich breakfast or continue with exquisite tastes of domestic and mediterranean cuisine at the Aristotelis restaurant. The Coffee shop constitutes the ideal meeting point where can taste various coffees,beverages and snacks. Enjoy unique cocktails, fresh juices and drinks at the Capitol piano bar every evening.Special events deserve special attention and guests will receive it at Holiday Inn Thessaloniki. Combining full support services and state of the art equipment, the hotel's 5 conference halls, with natural daylight, can accomodate up to 600 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Thessaloniki Hotel Thessaloniki
- Thessaloniki Holiday Inn