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Sofia Hotel

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57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, Crete 71601, Greece
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Our flight got into Heraklion airport at 2.30am. Just one hour later we were already tucked into bed at the Sofia hotel! Great location for late night / early morning flights and a very efficient check-in service too. Very clean, family run hotel with a surprisingly good buffet breakfast! We booked our car hire through the Sofia which was incredibly... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

If you only have one night in Heraklion, this is the place to stay. VERY welcoming staff with big smiles on their faces! Provided us with a map and instructions on how to get to the city centre and harbour. Room was spacious and clean. At around 50 Euro per night with a buffet breakfast included, certainly value for money!... More 

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Bridge of Weir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I can not speak too highly of this Heraklion hotel. It is unpretentious and very reasonably priced. Although next to the airport there is no airport noise in the rooms due to effective double glazing. Air con works very well and it is quiet. Each room has a balcony. WIFI in the room is fast.There is a nice sized swimming... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Ideally if you are flying from Heraklion and you have an early departure. The hotel is literally 5 minutes from the airport. However there is hardly any noise during the night and early morning,I would not stay there for an entire week, but it is an ideal basis if you want to visit Knossos and Heraklion before you fly back.... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

The airport is 5 minutes by taxi but dont let that put you off. This is a delightful proper greek hotel. Very high standard rooms and breakfast. Ideal for a late flight and pick up hire car in morning. Relaxed welcome by the pool with good food available till midnight. This is our second time at sofia and would always... More 

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Thank Jamesdmd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Close to the airport. That's the only reason I stayed here. I had an early flight. So it did help. However, the drain of the shower did not work well, and the drain outside the shower booth got flood from the pipe. Not very good. Unless you have an early flight, I wouldn't recommend.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We needed a room close to the airport since we had a super early flight. It works for the location. Pro: 5 minute drive to drop off the car. Basic stuff for breakfast (coffee & bread) available since 4 am. Basic room with a working shower. Con: Dated interior design and the AC is a bit weak for the room.... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We arrived by JetCat 1 from Santorini. We must have looked very lost when we asked a gentleman standing next to car how to get to Hotel Sofia. We showed him a map and after a few minutes he said - stay here, I am dropping off this car then I will give you a lift - it is on... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We arrived on the high speed ferry from Santorini at 7.30pm. The hotel has a restaurant next to their swimming pool which stays open till late. After breakfast on the first day one of the family members helped us with our planning for a two week holiday on the Crete. She provided maps and printed the bus schedules to all... More 

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Thank Charlotte M
Australia
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138 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We flew in late so booked this hotel for the night due to its proximity to the airport. It was quiet and clean and the rooms had everything we needed. Staff were friendly, the included breakfast was great and the pool provided a nice cool-off before we took off the next morning. The midday checkout was also good, as was... More 

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