I cannot recommend this hotel enough. We (two girls) stayed here for 5 days in mid-May and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff were tremendous, friendly and helpful; our room (a three-bed room) was clean, comfortable and quiet (we asked for a room overlooking the pool), with the most comfortable bed and sheets I have ever slept in, and a nice clean bathroom and shower.
We made full use of the free Wellness centre and were in the sauna every day (inform the front desk 20 minutes before you use the sauna so they can turn it on). We also splurged out and had a massage (book at the front desk) which was divine. The breakfast buffet (in the Per Se restaurant) is to die for, and we had it every morning out by the pool, as well as dinner. The pool area is not huge, but it is set out like an oasis, with palms and plants, completely enclosed by the hotel and feels comfortably provate. The restaurant menu is excellent and compares very well pricewise with restaurants in town. We had free WiFi in the room and a very good signal.
The hotel is conveniently located both for the airport and Heraklion town centre. It is only 10 minutes from the airport. We negotiated with a taxi-driver at the airport and got the trip from airport to hotel for €10; on our return, we used a metered taxi from the hotel to the airport, which cost us €14. It is also only a 10 (brisk walk) to 15 (slow saunter) minute walk into Heraklion down a main road (well lit at night) which isn't overtly busy (as main roads go).
This hotel is just lovely. I have recommended it to all my friends and if I every visit Heraklion again, this is where I will stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5-star Deluxe Galaxy Hotel Iraklio is Heraklion's premier hotel for business and leisure and the top choice for discerning travelers. Modern facilities fully renovated in 2008, and warm, professional service highlight the hotel's steadfast dedication to the magical combination of aesthetics and functionality. Centrally located in downtown Heraklion, the Galaxy is an oasis of contemporary luxury whose services and amenities are second to none.The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio's 127 rooms and suites exude an air of contemporary elegance within a unique city-resort atmosphere, while the hotel's extensive, upgraded amenities include, among others:• fully independent air conditioning• complimentary WiFi• fine bed and bath linens• premium Simmons mattresses and choice of pillows• Pure allergy friendly rooms for optimal air quality and the best sleep you've ever had• fully equipped complimentary business center• large fresh-water pool• complimentary parking facilities• concierge services• complimentary state-of-the-art gym with wellness center and hammam• superb dining at the all-day Per Se Lounge or poolside Vetri Restaurant• top conference and event facilities No matter what the reason for your stay, the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio will ensure that it is nothing short of spectacular. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galaxy Hotel Heraklion
- Galaxy Hotel Iraklio Heraklion, Crete