The reason why we chose this hotel out of all the other choices was that it looked really promising on their site and on booking. What we found though was very different from what was shown on the site. It is not that this hotel is entirely bad, it is just that the guest is misled through the presentation on-line. It trully is really a mediocre, 3 or perhaps even 2 star hotel, nothing more.
The building where our room was is separate from the building where the reception and the restaurant is, so you should know that in order to go to the reception or take your breakfast you must go to a different building nearby. We did not know that.
The internet connection was NON EXISTENT in the room. In the reception and restaurant area it was ok, but there was not an internet connection in our room. When I mentioned it to the staff, they told me that everything looked normal.. But, we had two laptops, one tablet and two smartphones and none could connect, so it was definitely not a coincidence. Had we known that, we would have chosen a different hotel, because both my husband and I had to work over the internet, so you can imagine our discomfort.
The rooms ARE NOT AT ALL soundproof... You do not want to know what sound from the next room awoke us at 6 am two days in a row.... And it went on for quite some time, so that meant that we were wide awake at 6 am (not willingly).. I believe that a soundproof room is not a luxury, nor too much to ask for.
The facilities of the hotel overall are really really mediocre, with very poor furniture and decoration, not modern at all. What really angers me is that what you see once you get at the hotel is BY NO CHANCE what you see on the site.. This is deceit to me. And it angers me. I don't mind choosing a cheaper hotel, but I do mind being deceived.
The staff however is really nice, smiling and polite and really willing to assist you. Also, the breakfast itself was not bad at all, on the contrary. And the room was better decorated than the rest of the hotel. But overall, we were not at all satisfied with it. We travel to Thessaloniki on business monthly, but we are definitely not staying at the plaza again.
We also chose an offer which included a free meal.... DO NOT do it. What was offered was so poor that it made you feel like a beggar, honestly. It actually made me feel bad. You could choose one of two basic, poor salads and one of three dishes (one of which was spaghetti with red sauce....). My husband didn't even bother taking his own meal..
If you choose this hotel nonetheless, just keep in mind that it is really really mediocre. So just be prepared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plaza Art Hotel is situated at the most beautiful traditional area of Thessaloniki - Ladadika, at the center of the city, where the city`s heart beats. The elegant and classic line of Plaza Art Hotel distinguishes among other neo-classical buildings of the area, only 20 meters away from the harbor and right next to Aristotelous Square. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Art Thessaloniki