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“The BEST in Thessaloniki, highly recommended!”
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Makedonia Palace
Ranked #5 of 58 Hotels in Thessaloniki
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The BEST in Thessaloniki, highly recommended!”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

- Beautiful hotel in excellent location!
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner very good, and with lots of choice.
- Excellent room service
- Staff in all parts of the hotel were very friendly, polite, helpful and attentive!
- Price / quality ratio in balance, great value!

It is the hotel I will always choose whenever I visit Thessaloniki. Definitely a 5* hotel! Strongly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Venice, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2011

We reserved this place for 5 nights after reading the reviews of all the 5 star hotels in Thessaloniki. We also wanted to stay in the city. We had a room facing the city on the 5th floor. It was quite despite what others have said in the reviews. They have double sliding doors on the balcony. The AC was GREAT, better than most any other hotel I have stayed in Europe. In fact it stayed on even if the card (room key) was not in the slot as you enter the room. The rooms have been renovated including the bathroom and the carpeting in the hallway seemed new. The reception area is huge and all marble. We had breakfast every morning on the outside veranda facing the water. The buffet breakfast had close to 100 different items and it was good as others have already mentioned. Now about the 5 stars and comments that others have made. No, it is not the Four Seasons or the Ritz Carlton and yes the TV is not LCD flatscreen but, for less that 120 euros a night including the great breakfast, it has to be among the best values in Europe. The staff was also great. Many inexpensive restaurants are near by and a large park with kids playing until mid-night. We would definitely go back. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2011

It is the hotel i choose each time I visit Thessaloniki.

In the city but not noizy.
By the seaside.
Logical price for the quality.
AMAZING BREAKFAST !!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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limassol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2011

we stayed in makedonia palace for 3 days in july and really had a great time.
the hotel is in a fantastic position almost in the sea!! the area around is really charming , romantic . if the prices werent so good i would put 4 star and not 5 but since we found great prices for b&b room i must say it worth it.
the good things are: the position, all public areas - huge elegant lobby - nice bars, restaurants, and extremely polite staff. The best of all though is the breakfast. i cant think something that you couldnt find, all fresh and nice. the had so much quantity that in 3 days i couldnt taste most of the things i liked!!!! saloniki is famous about its food but the brreakfast there is extra ordinary.
the only thing i wasnt satisfied 100% is the room.
its nice but it has issues to solve to be a 5 star. not coffee or tea facilities, an old tv and other small staff that should be changed. tha bathroom for example has renovated but not completely! the room is very clean of course but needs this spots to keep the fame that this hotel had in the past. also the pool area needs work too. seems shubby and old. the whole area aroun is very nice though.
generally i would recommend it 100%

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2011

Rather like an old seaside resort that has fallen on hard times the Makedonia Palace is a large hotel by the sea that now offers only three star comfort. We had booked a suite which must have been great thirty years ago but is in urgent need of complete modernisation. The aconditioning in the bedroom didn't work at all (well it is thirty years old) and with a friend who had booked another non smoking suite and was given a foul suite smelling one like an airport smoking room we were jointly moved to share the two bedroomed Presidential Suite. Another disappointment despite it's massive size. A €600 price on a room posted at €3,900 was still overpriced. A/c didn't manage to cool the room properly (and another that didn't work at all), a mini bar fridge that wasn't working either; and a noisy bedroom on the 7th floor where the double glazing has clearly failed.

I hate to go to a place where I wished I'd stayed somewhere else but Trip Adviser users are absolutely correct. If you want modern luxury stay at the Met.

Finally a comment on the other reviews of this hotel. If you are used to staying at one star hotels this might appear like a good hotel. I'm used to staying at 5 star hotels around the world and this really is lousy. As for the much lauded breakfast buffet; yes it's ok but nothing like a great buffet in Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons. I suppose it all depends on what you are used to (or maybe how much you were incentivised to give a
positive review)!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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London UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We were on the second leg of our journey after a four night stay in the Anatolia Hotel which is about a half hour walk to Makedonia Palace. This was for another four night stay as we fancied a larger resort type hotel for a few days before heading south to Sithonia. A big rather ugly looking building, which in my opinion wastes a lot of space in areas, but lovely rooms, breakfast choice was huge and always so much of it with attentive staff. Have to say that you don't get the same treatment in this size of hotel, especially after our stay in the Anatolia (can't be beaten), but then you do get the proximity to the boardwalk, the White Tower area, shops and restaurants and of course the pool. Our only complaint was that over the weekends there are a lot more visitors that are greek/surrounding countries that visit and there are simply not enough sunbeds/umbrellas to go around. Yet above the pool is a huge patio that is completely empty and could make good use of the sea views in making it a sunbathing patio for those who do just want to sit around and read or relax. At one point we had people lying on the floor next to us or asking to share umbrellas and for this size and grading of hotel, we would expect better ammenities. On a good side, the greeks are good at not reserving beds, so you don't find lots of towels on empty beds when you do arrive poolside. Free wifi, great rooms, we were relocated to a seaview after a small complaint which was lovely and would stay here again for the convenience.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2011

This hotel is not exactly in the center located but alongside the harbour road after the white tower, which is still o.k. The service is excellent, the outside pool for a city like Thessaloniki quite big, but what one mention, is the excellent buffet breakfast choice, really recommendable. We loved it and we'll be back. Even though from the outside the hotel doesn't look as great, but inside it is really nice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Makedonia Palace
Address: 2 Leoforos Megalou Alexandrou, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece
Location: Greece > Central Macedonia > Thessaloniki Region > Thessaloniki
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Thessaloniki
#5 Luxury Hotel in Thessaloniki
#5 Romantic Hotel in Thessaloniki
#9 Family Hotel in Thessaloniki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Makedonia Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 283
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Makedonia Palace: not just a luxury hotel.... a landmark. What makes a luxury hotel really stand out? Makedonia Palace offers 283 rooms and suites and redefines the meaning of luxury stay thanks to its"strategic" position. Right in front of the hotel, the redesigned seafront of Thessaloniki with the infinite view of the sea is the ideal destination for an afternoon walk. Just a few steps away stands the most significant monument and city landmark, the White Tower. And just five minutes away on foot, the city center of Thessaloniki invites you to discover it! A real paradise in the heart of the city. Experience hospitality at Makedonia Palace, the luxury hotel of Thessaloniki with the most heartfelt "Welcome"! Additional information: Makedonia Palace,is turning new page in its history! From the 15th of April, till the 31st of May the 8th Floor's Guestrooms will be upgraded and two more Floors, 7th & 6th ,will be upgraded between the 1st of July and the 31st of August. Our goal is to offer you a leading accommodation experience for your future visits! ... more   less 
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