This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com.
Thessaloniki Greece is called the “city that never sleeps” and from our balcony at the Park Hotel, we discovered that saying is true. For even in the late evening, Thessalonians walked the streets, perhaps on their way to meet friends at one of the city’s many outdoor cafes that stay open into the wee hours of the night.
For the next two days, this recently renovated hotel was our host, and from there we explored the town’s markets on a food tour, took a double-decker bus to a Byzantine fort and visited the Archaeology Museum.
Photo (above) credit: Park Hotel
Thessaloniki Greece Park Hotel – Close to it All
Upon an early arrival to the eight-story Park Hotel, we were pleasantly surprised to find out our room was ready. After an easy check-in, I walked around the modern lobby and noted its airy spaces with wood floors and brightly colored accents against gray couches.
I also noticed that half a floor down was the breakfast room and half a floor up a cozy lounging area.
Like the lobby, our second-floor bedroom had contemporary furniture with whites and blacks with bold colored accents. The room featured two twin beds pushed together (very common in Greece), soft white linens, a long seating area, a built-in clothing rack, bathroom, and a balcony whose view extended all the way down Ionos Dragoumi street to the Gulf of Thessaloniki.
One of my favorite features soon became the balcony. In the mornings I watched the sky burst with the rosy colors of dawn, school children stopping at the pastry shop, Yummy, across the street, and at night neighborhood cats wandered in and out of the archaeological site right next door. I also appreciated being a short walk from the city center, dining, cafes, and historical sites. During our explorations of the city, the hotel’s clean and cozy room offered a welcoming haven.
The hotel has 56-rooms, and each comes with a refrigerator, LCD television, and a safety deposit box. The hotel also offers room service with snacks and dinner entrees such as a cucumber tomato salad, oven-baked pizzas, and spit-roasted chicken, cocktails, wine, and beer. Throughout our stay, the staff was friendly and helpful.
Breakfast at the Park Hotel in Thessaloniki Greece
The breakfast buffet had plenty of items to choose from like eggs, sausage, bacon, feta cheese, fruits, cucumbers, pastries, toast, jams, and cereals, just to name a few, as well as coffee, tea, and juice.