After being stuck for a while in the middle of nowhere at the Greek-Bulgarian border in the station of Strimon en route by train from Sofia, we arrived at the second biggest Greek city, Thessaloniki. Here we stayed at the Holiday Inn, conveniently located along the main street from the station towards the city centre. As we arrived quite late we were happy to not have to walk too far, although we still had to navigate the construction site left behind by the digging of the new metro line.
The Hotel itself was a pretty standard Holiday Inn as they were constructed in the 1990’s. The Breakfast was served in the morning downstairs in the main restaurant, offering a wide variety of different options including a big amount of typical Greek pastries, both hearty and sweet. There were also some fitness machines on offer, put into a converted former guestroom and appropriately named “mini-gym”.
The Room was pretty standard, with 2 single beds, a TV, a desk, some closets, a mini-bar and coffee and tea making facilities. The bathroom was equipped with a bath, which also had a shower head but no shower curtain on the first day. We thought it was odd, but maybe a Greek tradition. On the second day they did hang a fresh shower curtain though. In the bathroom you also had the usual towels and soaps provided.
For our short stay in Thessaloniki the Holiday inn provided us with all we needed, and we would not mind staying here again on a next visit.