About the Bristol Hotel Thessaloniki
At Thessaloniki’s most vivid crossroads in Ladadika, The Bristol Hotel harmonically combines history, tradition, and the city’s modern development. Built in 1860, it is the only Historic Hotel of Thessaloniki, member of the Meditteranique Hotels, and as an honorable member of the Historic Hotels of Europe, it authentically binds its unique historical character with luxury.
Petite, elegant, warm and hospitable, The Bristol Hotel in Thessaloniki revives the historical building of the Ottoman Post office at the corner of Katouni and Oplopoiou Street. The building underwent the complete restoration in 2000, leaving the touch of collector’s authentic decorative style.
The hotel is carefully designed to enable access and transportation of the physically challenged throughout all main hotel facilities.
The origin of Bristol Hotels around the world
It is said that nearly 200 hotels world-wide are named Bristol. What’s the story behind this famous name? Many stories have been told regarding the origin of the name Bristol. The most dominant version claims that Frederick Augustus Hervey is credited for the name.
The 8th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry, who died in 1803, toured continental Europe with his own cook and entourage. Word of the earl's lavish tastes spread, so one theory for the popularity of "Bristol" hotels is that the earl's name became synonymous with luxury -- just as hotelier César Ritz's did a century later.