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Hotel Sofia

Matala, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Matala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Hawkins, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

We planed to stay just for one night but then decided to stay one whole week. Matala is fascinating place with beautiful beach. Its relaxing village but on the other hand with lots of good restaurants, coffee bars and music bars. The hotel has a big terrace with shade that we enjoyed especially during the lunch time. We were sitting... More 

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Israel
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

We stayed in Hotel Sofia in Matala, our favourite village in Crete, for 3 nights. The hotel is very basic, rooms are small and without sea view or any view whatsoever. The place was clean but an overall remodeling of the lobby area and the rooms won't hurt

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Chelsea, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

My wife and I visited Crete to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and spent two wonderful nights at the Hotel Sophia in Matala. This is a charming little hotel in a beautiful seaside town that is loaded with charm. You won't find a Macdonalds or Burger King here, which we were very happy about. What you will find is an... More 

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