A review of the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece on the trip The Great Eastern Summer.
- Spacious and luxurious rooms.
- Beautiful outdoor landscape and pool area.
- Conveniently located near airport and casino.
- Professional and attentive service.
The Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki is conveniently located near the airport for travelers passing through or for short stays. The 5-star amenities, luxury shops, spa and ballrooms make this hotel one of the best in the region. Like all hotels bearing the Hyatt brand, the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki aims to provide superior guest services, dining, and activities for the highest quality hotel experience.
Coming from Meteora, I arrived in the evening and checked into the room. The front desk was efficient and professional.
Our room was an 80 sq. meter Deluxe King with a balcony overlooking the garden. The traditionally Greek decor features an oversized work area with enhanced lighting, wired and wireless internet and an in-room safe. Other amenities include a minibar, comfy robes, flatscreen satellite TV, and individual temperature control. Other rooms at the hotel include Standard Rooms and Suites, including two Presidential Suites. The hotel houses some of the largest hotel rooms in Northern Greece.
The spacious bathroom is clad in marble and has a shower, separate bath, toilet, and sink with a full wall mirror.
That evening, we went to the The Lobby Lounge for a light dinner and drink before calling it a night. The next morning we had breakfast at the main restaurant, Ambrosia. This outlet showcases 7 m high ceilings clad in rich cherry wood and huge windows opening to the terrace with views of the extensive gardens, waterfall, and pool. The breakfast buffet offers traditional options as well as Greek food. For lunch and dinner the menu changes throughout the year to feature fresh local foods which are paired with the hotel’s collection of international and local wines.
To relax and enjoy the amazing weather, we went to the pool and ordered a couple of beers from Oceana. This pool side eatery specializes in seafood prepared on an open charcoal grill. A snack paired with a cool beer, ouzo, or a cocktail is a great way to pass the day by the pool.
I later went for a tour of the property with a marketing representative and explored the activities offered.
The Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki’s fully equipped Fitness Center offers modern equipment to exercise on. The Asian Spa has two state-of-the-art treatment rooms, massage therapists, beauty salon and over-sized stone relaxation baths. With windows opening to natural sunlight and views of the garden, the atmosphere is very tranquil. Services include facials, body wraps, makeup and even treatments designed specifically for men.
I then took a stroll through the hotel shopping area. The Vildiridis jewelry shop had some unique items for sale.
Serving many businesses, the hotel had several large conference and event rooms. My favorite was the medieval style decorated conference room with large candle designed chandeliers.
Outside we passed by the garden near the pools which are cultivated for fresh ingredients used in the hotel restaurants.
The hotel also offers many activities including table tennis, outdoor tennis, a full-sized squash court, and game room. Outdoor there are two pools, one large one connected to the waterfall for adults and a small children’s pool. On the lawn guests can enjoy the life-sized chess or Connect Four.
Located only 1 km from the hotel is the Regency Casino Thessaloniki. The state-of-the art slots, table games, and dining options make this an easy choice for entertainment. The hotel’s complementary car shuttle makes trips to the casino and airport.
After the tour, we checked out and left for some sightseeing. The service we experienced throughout our stay was very professional, friendly and proactive. From arranging airport pickups to touring the property, we were well taken care of.
For sightseeing, the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki is only a short drive from the tourist destinations. As Greece’s second oldest city, Thessaloniki has a long history which still survives through archaeological sites. The Greek Agora, Roman Forum, and the famous White Tower by the city’s waterfront are just a few sites that can easily be visited.
A modern luxurious property with elegant rooms and a beautiful outdoor area matched with excellent Hyatt standard service define the quality of the hotel.
I would highly recommend the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki to visitors of the city, especially for those with a need to be near the airport.
Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki
Address: 13 kilometres Thessaloniki-Perea, Thessaloniki, Greece, 57001
Telephone: +30 231 040 1234