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Hotel Olympic

Kornarou Square, Heraklion, Crete 71201, Greece
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Ranked #29 of 63 Hotels in Heraklion
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms are rather vaguely arranged but the service is brilliant. If you require WiFi on your visit, forget it! Slowest and most useless facility they provide. Overall, the place is central to everything, shops, fountain of lions and quite reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for a school trip. The location was great- super close to the market and port. It was very easy to get around from the hotel. The rooms were clean and there was plenty of room, even for 3 of us. The bathrooms were also very nice, and the breakfasts were good.

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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This hotel was in a perfect location being a short walk to the harbour, museum ,many other landmarks and amongst many shops and restaurants. I requested a quiet room and given a room at back away from the street noise which was fine. Most nights I slept well but this is a busy hotel so other guests can be noisy.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The hotel is located in a central square.This is a great advantage since everything is near you. If you have a car, there's a free parking space (only for 2 cars) in front of the hotel for urgent cases, because parking is very difficult in Iraklion City. If you'll use a GPS be careful. There's no "legal" way to reach... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The location is good, the hotel is basic but overall fine but the staff are ridiculously unpleasant, unhelpful and just plain rude. They might as well be on holiday with the rest of the guest because they spend half their time chatting to their friends and family in the lobby (during the day & at 11:30 at night!!). The sheets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

For an Autumn, Winter or Spring trip to Central Heraklion the ideal location. Ideal location for shopping, Ideal location for sights and Museums, Ideal location for dining out. Not sure that it would be perfect in High season, it may well be quite hectic on the streets around there. Bus services pass nearby but the roads are one way only... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We recently stayed at this hotel and found it comfortable, clean and friendly. The reception staff were always helpful and could not do enough for us (as with the bar staff too)!! They totally embraced the fact that we were there for a family wedding and went out of their way to be helpful, offer excellent advice and we found... More 

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Basic but......Hotel staff extremely helpful, hotel extremely clean! excellent location-very central! to all sights... we stayed there as a wedding group almost occupying a whole floor and they couldn't do enough for us..even though the wedding was in a village there...

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Toronto, Canada
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49 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This hotel was very basic and clean. The lobby is quite modern, with a little bar/lounge to the side. I found the breakfast quite good, with more variety than some other breakfasts I had while in Greece. It is near a bus stop that will take you to Knossos so I would say fairly central. Like the others have mentioned,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Granted Herakleion, Crete is a gritty city, but this hotel seemed generally over-taxed and unengaged to be hoteliers. The bus drop off was awkward, the reception, polite, but slow and simmering with rage it seemed; wi-fi was good, but a slow, individual receipt for every device, and the keys were of that vintage that needed to be dropped off before... More 

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