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Hotel Zafiria

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 17 hotels in Matala
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
BillB57257 Essex, Vermont
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Essex, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from two weeks staying at the above hotel which was our third visit to Matala although our first to this hotel. Whilst the room was fairly basic we knew this beforehand and were not expecting a five star hotel. What we got was a very clean room on the third floor with a corner balcony overlooking... More

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Ilkley, England, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights for the first time. Hotel is in a great position in the centre of Matala with a wonderful view of the caves and sea.The pool area is nice and the hotel though central is still quiet.The rooms are quite basic and not very big.The breakfast is also very basic.Having said all that I would stay... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This hotel is perfectly located, close to the beach, restaurants and shops of this former hippie mecca, and this is its best feature. We visited Matala in the beginning of June and considering the many empty tables in the really abundant number of restaurants it was (fortunately) still quiet. Some rooms at the backside of the hotel give view to... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Had a lovely week here in July, the Hotel was basic but clean and air conditioned.We were on the 3rd floor with a veiw of the beach and town it was great to sit out and watch the world go by with a cool drink. Nice pool when you get fed up with the beaches .Go to Komos and red... More

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Moscow, Russia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Didn't expect that kind level in 2* hotel :) Clean rooms. Nice view from the balcony! Helpful guys on reception. I would say that there was only one minus in Zafiria - rather weak coffe on breakfast. The location is GREAT! Supermarket, souvenirs, restourant - near!

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed there during our one week vacation. Staff there is very helpful, our room in 1st floor with balcony (unfortunately no view to the beach) was quite small but the size is enough for a short stay in couple. Rooms were clean and if necessary it was possible to have it cleaned. A/C included and working :) For me... More

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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This hotel is known for it's fantastic, helpful staff. The location is great, as it's centrally located and close to the beach. Many rooms have a view of Matala beach and the caves. A full size balcony is great to complement the simple rooms. The rooms come with internal radio. Don't forget to check out the pool in the back!... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We changed to this hotel after viewing the one we had booked.(which was not very private, and was very closed in ,with no sea view).When you go to Matala, you want to see the sea and the fabulous cliffs.We had stayed in the Zafiria before. The hotel is on the main street.Although it could do with a bit of a... More

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Heiloo, Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

I stayed at this hotel in September 2010. I loved it: it's basic but that's something I like. The beds were good, a huge balcony, great to see the sunset, which I did every day. Breakfast is good, especially the Greek yoghurt with honey: the best. Cheese, ham, boiled eggs, it's all there. The pool was great too although a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Zafiria for one night with our kids age 12 and 15. They have no connecting rooms but we were able to get two rooms side-by-side. We were on the floor that had the very large balconies that looked at the beach and you could climb over to get from our room to our kids. That... More

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Address: Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Matala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Zafiria 2*
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Zafiria Hotel Crete
Hotel Zafiria Matala, Crete

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