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Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
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“An Oasis of a Hotel”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

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.

Room Tip: We went for a room overlooking the pool, which was quiet and had a pleasant view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2012 via mobile

Clean and spacious room, with good breakfast! It's a good choice if you have to do business in Herakliou.

Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Just stopped here after a late night arrival and the hotel was an absolute pleasure. The front desk staff were approachable, helpful and accommodating. Our room was modern and luxurious, breakfast was a healthy variety of Greek and standard continental and the bar is well stocked. We arrived very late and the bar was serving a full menu cooked to order until 1am. Overall I could not recommend the hotel more. Probably a four star by British and Irish standards but excellent value for money in Crete.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

We have just come back from a 4 night stay in Heraklion, Crete. We chose the Galaxy for location and because of the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed :-)
The room was not huge but it was really clean and well maintained. All the hotel facilities were welcoming, contemporary and clean. The bar served a great selection of drinks and the restaurant had a good balance of local and international dishes. Being able to sit by the pool for breakfast was an added bonus and the hotel never felt crowded.
Talking of breakfast, it was delicious and again a lovely mix of local food and international choices.
The staff were the most helpful, welcoming and friendliest we have ever experienced and we have travelled extensively.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

800 meters away from the center of Heraklion is an excellent clean small hotel. Small rooms but modern and comfortable. Make sure not to leave the windows open..Crete is occupied by noisy people. Try to get a room with a pool view which is more quiet. Very good breakfast , and good restaurant.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Address: 75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete 71306, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Heraklion
#2 Romantic Hotel in Heraklion
#2 Spa Hotel in Heraklion
#3 Family Hotel in Heraklion
#3 Luxury Hotel in Heraklion
Price range (per night): $106 - $380
Hotel Class:5 star — Galaxy Hotel Iraklio 5*
Number of rooms: 127
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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