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Sofia Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, Crete 71601, Greece
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Ranked #14 of 61 Hotels in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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35 hotel reviews
705 helpful votes 705 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

we stayed here because it was more or less. Ext to the airport and we had a kate flight into Crete. Place did exactly what it said in the tin. Basic room and bathroom but all looking rather tired. With even more basic breakfast but all at a reasonable price. Don't be tempted to stay longer though. It is next... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you have a late-night flight into Heraklion (many of the budget airlines do) then the Hotel Sofia is perfect. Literally minutes from the airport, it is comfortable, has everything you would expect from a middle-range hotel, it is good value, and there are several restaurants within walking distance. Friendly and efficient staff.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hotel was fine if use for arriving late or leaving early. Some 10 minutes drive to main part of town, so if have car its fine. Room ok. Breakfast served only from 7:00 AM, but do have nice bar with snack at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

With a morning flight out of Heraklion, we needed a hotel close to the airport and the Sofia Hotel was better than expected for the price. Very clean, helpful staff, early breakfast (ready by 7:00am). Yes, there were noises from the planes taking off, but not in the middle of the night. This is a very practical choice if you... More 

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