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Hotel Handakas

September 3 | Amoudara, Gazi, Gazi, Crete, Greece
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I'd been in Handakas for 7 days in August 2015. The hotel is in 2 minutes of walking to the sea. Hotel owner is a very nice woman, responsive to requests. Friendly staff. Always clean rooms. There are parking spaces. We left our little red jimni in the shade in front of the hotel. It is possible to order dinner... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have been so well served with a free extension of stay by Sophie that we cannot give a bad review. The room was average size with AC & balcony. They were a moisty smell in the room. We found the solution by cleaning the filthy AC filters. The people who clean the linens are surely smokers because the sheet... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stayed at the Hotel Handakas, owned by the family of the same name, from July 4-18 as part of my ESL teaching volunteer trip with Global Volunteers. I arrived in the evening, quite a bit later than originally anticipated due to flight delays and subsequent missed connections. Though the first few moments of us meeting were a bit awkward-it... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The accommodation is very basic, but I like it, as I am not here to watch TV. The room is clean, has AC (which is free, and as far as I know it's a rare bonus for cheap Cretan hotels), shower,closet. The only minus is there's no fridge. The pool is quite decent and looks very clean. Everything I need... More 

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sandy, utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Location here is great, and rooms are air conditioned. Love the staff, who don't speak much English are really warm and wonderful. We stayed here for two weeks with a Global Volunteers program, so got to be pretty at home in this hotel. Kids loved the pool, and the balcony and colored flowers are so beautiful. However, I would never... More 

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Nyborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Hotel Handakas has a good location close to the beach, supermarkets, small shops and bus stop. Heraklion (City center) can be reached by a short bus trip and tickets cost 1.50 euro if purchased in supermarket or 2 euro paid directly to the bus driver. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed/slept there for a week and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had trouble finding the hotel, then found it to be noisy - you could hear other patrons opening and closing doors and had a rooms that had been smoked in. That being said the room was clean and fine for one night with an adequate breakfast. The pool looked pretty and the staff were helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This hotel is everything you need.The welcoming Handakas family will go out of their way to make your stay the best. The rooms are clean with comfortable, firm beds and despite what others have said, not particularly small, air-con, and all with a balcony complete with table and chairs. The en-suite bathroom only has a shower but there is plenty... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We spent 2 weeks here arranged by Global Volunteers as we taught English in Crete. The hotel is fairly small but well-kept and clean. The rooms are on the small side and somewhat spartan (pun intended!). All the rooms have balconies. What sets this hotel apart is the family that runs it. They are so warm, caring, and helpful. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very nice and cheap hotel. The price is perfect and the rooms are nice and clean. Its near the city with buses and shops nearby. Perfect for a family on a budget. The swimming pool is not big but clean. I used the grass area for sunbathing. The staff is pleasant and helpfull.

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