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Hotel Sofia

Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

While staying in Crete during the off season, we chose one of the few places that were still open, Hotel Sofia. This choice proved to be a good one as the place was lovely. There are some things I would change (beds and bathroom), but everything else was the perfect Greek Island vibe. The beach is a short 2 minute... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Hotel Sofia in Matala that feels like home The hotel Sofia is located in Matala center just a minute away from Matala beach and its caves, a supermarket, many souvenir shops, cafes and excellent taverns. Bus station and car hire are just around the corner. The beautiful red beach can be reached within 20-25 minutes hiking trail over the mountain... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We spent a week here because our usual Matala hotel was fully booked. The room was OK and the staff perfectly friendly, but the shower had a mind of its own, going on and off for no known reason; the fridge froze our milk; there was no kettle and no possibility of getting one. (We ended up buying a travel... More 

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Hawkins, Texas
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a typical beach hotel for the smaller towns. Sophia is located right off the Main Street along a quaint thoroughfare. The staff here (Rhula) are super friendly and helpful. If your an on spending extended time on the sites of Phaitos and Gortyna this is a perfect place to stay. Be aware that the beds are small and... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here for two nights. The room was very small, which means you have no space to open your suitcase. Furthermore the beds where really hard and the shower was lousy with a dripping beam without pressure. Positive is that the room was clean and staff friendly and that it's near the beach and centre of Matala.

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Heraklion, Iraklion, Greece
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The owners are so friendly and made us feel so comfortable! We drank together many Rakis as well. This hotel is 1 minite far from the beach, restaurants and shops. It was really clean and the yard was amazing.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Very nice hotel and its rooms, wonderful staff, not far from the hotel several nice beaches. Very friendly hotel and people. Nice sea. A perfect place for your vacation! The best choice in Matala. Thank you Georgios and Jana!

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Having read so many postive reviews we thought to be on the right track by booking this hotel. Upon arrival we were slightly flabbergasted by the outer appearance of this "hotel" which resembled more of a private place of people living here - this might have been caused by the whole family (three generations) occupying the small veranda and "lobby"... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The best choice in Matala. Clean, comfortable, friendly hotel. Nearest to exit to beach. We were very glad to stay there and will recommend to our friends :)

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

We were very much impressed by the hotel and its atmosphere. The hotel is very well located. Very close to the sea but still in a quiete place. People from the hotel were very nice and warm. Allways helping us when we wanted some advice. It was quite enjoyable enjoying a cup of a real mountain tea in the shadows... More 

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