I had quite a packed weekend at Thessaloniki in October 2018. Thereby, the central Hotel Olympia has been my travel hub in the Macedonian metropole. Here is a review of the recommendable place rated as a three star hotel.
Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki – Location
The hotel is located in the center of Thessaloniki, a bit uphill from the sea shore. All major sights are in walking distance (the Archaeological Museum and the nextby sights take some 30 minutes though). The nextby sight is the Roman Agora, which you more or less reach right after you left the hotel.
Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki – Room
I paid 113 EUR for a standard room, which I booked at booking.com for that (non-refundable) rate. The room was comparably compact, but really nicely and functionally designed. The working area just was at the minimum I need to work for Flyctory.com. The bathroom was overall clean and functional with the most necessary amenities. I liked the mirror- and cupboard combination. There could have been more power plugs, though. This standard room just comes with backyard view. Not that romantic, but absolutely fair for the price. Thessaloniki is just a quite expansive city, compared to other Greek destinations.
Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki – Breakfast
Cafe, croissant, cigarette – this still feels to be the typical Greek breakfast. Hotel Olympia does definitely better – and not only because the breakfast area is smoke-free (like the whole hotel). The buffet served from 7.a.m. served a lovely selection of some warm dishes, juices, breads and more. I loved Greek yogurt and nuts as well as the lovely puff paste pastries. On both days, it was a nice start of your day. The staff is also very good – they still felt to have the situation under control in high peak times.
The breakfast area also served as a restuarant with snacks and a daily menu.
Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki – Services
I could not complain about other services, either. The reception staff was really nice and friendly (and spoke good English). WiFi was absoutely fine as well. The lobby area is nice and clean, the breakfast area also serves as a restaurant, which has a fixed menu and a daily changing two-course set meal. You could buy some souvenirs like olive oil and the hotel is offering to rent a bike, which I feel is a very nice service.
Hotel Olympia Thessaloniki – My View
I booked Hotel Olympia to have a quick drive from Thessaloniki Airport and have a nice home for all sightseeing in the city. Even more remote destinations like the Olympic Museum or the Archaeological Museum are possible to walk. I felt that the hotel definitely exceeded my expectations. I loved the breakfast, the room was fine and the hotel is located in a vibrant area with shops and restaurant. The Agora is just right out of the hotel and all other major sights within walking distance. Thus, it was an absolutely recommendable stay in the heart of the Macedonian metropole.
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