Hotel Amalia, Thessaloniki, a Review

At Thessaloniki we stayed at Hotel Amalia, an hotel of 1970s but well furnished with modern fittings. The location of Hotel Amalia is most ideal for those who wish to explore the city on foot. Majority of the sites mentioned in the heritage list like the St. Dimitris church, the ancient market, the White Tower and the Arch of Galerius are within walking distance from this hotel. The beach too was close and we could walk back safe to the hotel after the sunset hours.

I am really grateful to the reception team there who highlighted the important places to see, handed us a good map of the city marking the walking directions on it. We couldn’t just get lost in the city even if we wanted to with that map in hand. He even gave us a list of tavernas (local Greek restaurants) where we could have authentic Greek food. It is a pity we could visit only one as we spent only one night in Thessaloniki. They didn’t have a parking space of their own, but they have some kind of tie up with a parking lot 5minutes away which gave us parking for the night at a much discounted rate. It is the highest building of central Thessaloniki with 9 floors. We had our rooms in the seventh floor, we got some amazing views from the balcony.

The rooms aren’t huge and have just basic furniture. The color of the furnishings are little different, dark navy blue! It made the small rooms look more smaller. The bathrooms are so tiny, it will be really difficult for a person with large circumference to have a comfortable bath in it. There is hardly any space to move around. That is a minor convenience if touring the city is your main priority. I was not happy with the breakfast that they gave in the package, not a lavish spread as they claim in their advertisements in the booking sites.



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