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Sofia Hotel

57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, Crete 71601, Greece
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Ranked #14 of 63 Hotels in Heraklion
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel (based on price, free breakfast and parking) for a two night stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and the room quality. Yes, it is basic - but clean and comfortable. The breakfast is simple - but filling. All the staff was friendly and helpful. The wifi was a little iffy, but we could live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sofia Hotel is our (now) regular stop off when starting and finishing our twice yearly break. It is a short taxi ride from both the airport and the buzzy town centre in Heraklion. It is within walking distance of at least one very good restaurant and several excellent local caffeniums. Management and staff in the Sofia Hotel are warm, pleasant,... More 

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Tajique, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was fine, a little frayed around the edges perhaps, but the staff was good about about changing our room when we asked. The real reason I'm writing is that at least a few other reviewers mention how close it is to the airport, which is true,(and which is why I picked it) but as I've learned downtown Heraklio... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at the Sofia after arriving late at Heraklion airport. A taxi from the airport to the hotel is ten euros. We paid 83 euros for a triple room and found this very good value. The reception staff are friendly and efficient and the breakfast was excellent. The furnishings are a little tired... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We needed a hotel near the airport as we had a fairly early flight out of Heraklion. We arrived with a surfboard which the hotel kindly stored for us at the reception. We also needed breakfast earlier than the designated time and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We were delighted with the friendliness and efficiency of the hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Located very close to the airport, reasonable prices, breakfast ok, easy parking (if you think to stay somewhere more centrally, it is practically impossible to find free parking space in the center of Heraklio..) swimming pool available, restaurant by the pool (summer), good food at good price. Proximity to the airport may cause some noise issues due to aircraft take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed at the Sofia for a night before flying home to the UK the following day. The hotel has a lovely feel to it and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The bedrooms are very clean and modern and quite spacious. We had a really good night's sleep even though it is only a short drive to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Unlike other reviewers, I would not call Hotel Sofia an 'airport hotel' at all. Heraklion is a relatively small city, and whilst the hotel is on the airport side of the city, it is not at or in the airport, and it was a little drive from the airport for us. We found it to be very quiet, welcoming with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Not only is the hotel a lovely place to stay, and incredibly handy for the airport, the family who run it are one of a kind. My brother and I booked rooms in a hurry, having travelled to Crete because my father had fallen ill and was in hospital. The family took us under their wing, helped with language and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

stayed 2 nights in Iraklion while waiting for a flight out.. we had stayed for 6 nights in chania and while the apt was nice enough the barking dogs kept us awake for the whole time....sofia hotel was quiet wonderfully run with a great breakfast included in the very reasonable price per night...it was QUIET and spotless beautiful bathroom and... More 

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