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Hotel Olympic

Kornarou Square, Heraklion, Crete 71201, Greece
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Ranked #29 of 62 Hotels in Heraklion
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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Malia Pediados
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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
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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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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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48 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Wien
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20 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

there are rooms with balcony (facing the street) - we had one facing some kind of air shaft/inner yard, and were happy with it, as it was quiet (but of course no view at all). The hotel is conveniently located, 5 min walk to the main plaza and right next to the bus stop to Knossos. Using wifi is a... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 6 nights, Not a hotel I would go back to. The air conditioning stopped working during the night when it was 31 degrees outside, one of the members of staff smoked on 3 consecutive evenings in the lobby in the reception area when I could clearly see a no smoking sign right in front... More 

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