On arrival the receptionist was very nice and offered us a room at the back or the front, on his recommendation we went with a room at the front. He very kindly gave us a room on the top floor so the view was fantastic and you could see the sea and bay (and lots more). Some people may say its noisy as it faces the main road but as a very light sleeper I had no trouble whatsoever with the noise and could hardly hear it.
The breakfast is quite minimal (think its catered for the Greek people more than English) however there was cereal, eggs, and bread so I didn't have any problems with eating it.
The location is fantastic, all you need is right on your doorstep. I found that everything you needed was to the left of the hotel (we did go right but didn't see as much this way). There is a coffeefood takeout place just to the left of the hotel (over the road from starbucks) which had big slices of pizza for 1 euro and lovely freshly squeezed orange juice.
There is also free wi-fi at the hotel (you just ask for the code at reception) and the maids came and cleaned the room every day. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom and shower gel/shampoo too (in case you forget to take any).
We ate at 2 different restaurants, one was recommended by a friend who lives in the city (couldn't tell you the name of it though) and the other was right on the front, right by Aristotelous Square - the name was in greek so I don't know what it meant but it had the name "Ouzo" in the title and they mainly served ouzo drinks. The food here was delicious so I would highly recommend it.
It's well worth a visit to the Castra (Castle in English) as you can see a fantastic view of all of Salonika from here, we got a taxi from the hotel and it only cost 4 euros. We walked back down to the main part of the city though as it was fairly easy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Thessaloniki El Greco enjoying an ideal location right in the Thessaloniki City Centre, just a 5-minute walk from Aristotelous Square, offers comfortable and quality accommodation along with free internet wi-fi access and excellent public transport links. Each room of Hotel Thessaloniki El Greco is decorated in warm colours and well-appointed with satellite TV and a fridge for chilling drinks and snacks. We provide you with free high speed wireless internet access in every space of or hotel, in order to be able to stay in touch with your work or friends. Enjoy a great start to the day with a rich buffet breakfast in Hotel Thessaloniki El Greco's restaurant. Take a leisurely stroll to Thessaloniki's museums and its main square, Aristotelous Square. If you visit Thessaloniki on business, the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, where Thessaloniki International Fair by Helexpo S.A. Happens every year, is just a 5-minute drive from El Greco. Hotel Thessaloniki El Greco with its great location allows you to be within walking distance of every Thessaloniki's main attraction, such as Ladadika, Aristotelous Square, Saint Dimitrius Church, Galerius Arch and of course the infamous Thessaloniki White Tower.Furthermore, El Greco Thessaloniki Hotel is just 5 minutes away from the railway station and the port and a 20-minute drive to the Thessaloniki airport Makedonia (SKG).Consequently, El Greco is considered to be the ideal choice from Thessaloniki Hotels because it provides you with easy and quick access to everything around the city and offers you quality accommodation along with excellent services ... more less
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