Hotel Review: The Excelsior Hotel in Thessaloniki

Nestled in the heart of the city centre, where history whispers from every corner, The Excelsior Hotel in Thessaloniki stands tall as a beacon of unparalleled charm and hospitality.

As this vibrant city beckons travellers from far and wide, this timeless hotel is a haven where sophistication meets warmth, and tradition intertwines seamlessly with modern luxury.

It’s the ideal place for couples and those who want to explore the heart of town whilst being a breath away from Thessaloniki’s seafront.

The lowdown

Located on the corner of Komninon Street and Mitropoleos Avenue, just a short walk away from Aristotelous Square and the famous seafront – it’s perfectly positioned for anyone eager to explore the rich tapestry of Thessaloniki’s cultural heritage. With monuments and The White Tower just a stone’s throw away, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the city’s storied past while enjoying the modern-day conveniences of luxurious accommodations.


From the moment you step foot into this historic establishment, you are enveloped in an atmosphere of refined elegance and genuine hospitality. The Excelsior Hotel prides itself on its unique ability to blend timeless traditions of the past with the contemporary comforts of today, offering guests a nostalgic and indulgent experience. 


The meticulously appointed rooms exude comfort and style. Although the hotel was built in 1924, it underwent a complete renovation in 2009 and now features 36 luxurious rooms and suites with art deco balconies, neoclassical high windows and elegant aesthetics that make your time here unforgettable. 

We stayed in a Deluxe Double room that comes fully equipped with a king-size bed (boasting comfort), a top-to-bottom marble bathroom filled with branded toiletries, an espresso coffee machine and beautiful artwork. The room was spacious, light and airy, and our private balcony was the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee. 

Food + Drinks

In the Charlie D. Brasserie on the mezzanine floor, culinary delights await guests every morning. The menu features handpicked recipes and fresh ingredients, prepared with love by a talented team of chefs – making breakfast a journey for the senses.

From savoury dishes that tantalize the taste buds to visually stunning creations that are worthy of your Instagram feed, everything from eggs royale to vegan muffins to the lush pancakes is a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

Extras touches

The reception and concierge services are impeccable. It’s the people that make a place and most certainly the staff at The Excelsior go out of their way to ensure each guest feels welcome. Another standout is the beautifully designed lounge area- perfect space to sit back, relax, flick through a magazine, and just unwind after a day of sightseeing.

What’s close-by

The top city attractions are within walking distance. From here you can embark on a daily tour of the city and explore Aristotelous Square (that is 200m away), Laladika and the Ancient Agora of Thessaloniki, Democracy Square, Rotunda and the Arch of Galerius. The White Tower and OTE Tower are also roughly 1 km away each.

Highlight of stay

The Excelsior Hotel is not just a place to stay – it’s an experience to savour. Whether you’re visiting Thessaloniki for business or pleasure, this hotel offers everything you need in terms of comfort, style and location. 

Perfect for

Couples, explorers, business trips and family visits.

Accommodation type: Boutique hotel 

Location: 10 Komninon & 23 Mitropoleos Av, Thessaloniki