A few weeks back I traveled to Thessaloniki with the #BlogTrottersGR team to explore the wonders this Greek city holds. We squeezed in a lot during our 4 day stay there which I’m in the midst of sorting through to share with you all next week but first I wanted to show you the beautiful hotel that hosted myself and four of the other bloggers on our trip – The Electra Palace Hotel Thessaloniki. Situated right in the middle of Aristotelous Square and on the port of this fascinating city you couldn’t ask for a more central location and although we spent a lot of time exploring we had some serious luxury to come ‘home’ to for our stay.
My first experience of the Electra Palace Hotel was their rooftop pool! As I arrived in the morning I was just in time for breakfast overlooking the sea and a snoop around the water I’d be dipping my toes into later! With a beautiful decked area and a modest 8-9 loungers the rooftop pool was a little slice of heaven looking out over the bustle of the city.
The breakfast buffet was great with fresh eggs, bacon, cold meats, cheeses, breads and local Greek delicacies – shout out to the Greek Rice Pudding with Cinnamon, yum! With fresh coffee (iced or warm) and freshly squeezed juices there was so much choice in the morning and they even had soy milk for my Freddo Cappuccino too, a big tick in my books.
During our stay we were treated to Junior Suites with amazing views of Aristotelous Square. Oozing old-school luxury we had our own living room marbled tiled bathroom and gigantic bed, more than enough room for one but I wasn’t complaining. With a safe free to use, well stocked mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, dressing table and two flat screen tv’s it had everything you need for an incredibly relaxing stay. Personally I normally go for more boutique looking hotels like Malmaison or The Novotel but my suite at the Electra Palace was so light and airy I felt right at home.
My bed was so incredibly comfy – something I find myself more and more obsessed with as I get older – with beautiful sink-into pillows and crisp white sheets. There were plenty of places to do makeup and hair before heading out and although situated right in the city centre it was lovely and quiet with heavy curtains to block out the morning sun if you fancied a bit of a lie in.
Through the bedroom there was a neatly designed bathroom with marble tiles and a bath/shower around the corner. Although small it didn’t feel cramped and the shower was nice and powerful for washing long hair like mine with the lovely Korres products provided.
For even more added luxury the Electra Palace Thessaloniki has an indoor pool as well as it’s lovely rooftop spot. Underneath the hotel you’ll find their indoor pool, jacuzzi, mini gym, sauna and spa – perfect for escaping to after a long day walking round the city. We spent a lovely afternoon in here and it was quite simply wonderful. – it’s little touches like this that take the Electra Palace from great to fabulous in my eyes for a city centre hotel.
Right from the start the Electra Palace treated us like royalty and every guest we met was so happy and relaxed with the service they were receiving. If you’re looking to explore Thessaloniki on your next city break then I’d 100% recommend the Electra Palace as the perfect place to stay. And with rooms from 120 euros bed and breakfast it’s a steal for such a central hotel with 5* amenities.
Take a look at the Electra Palace Hotel Thessaloniki website for more information and to book a room.