We stayed 3 nights in Heraklion (Iraklio as pronounced in Greek) and found the hotel to be a perfect fit. We chose the hotel originally because we flew into Heraklion and then were ferrying out of the city on to our next trip, so it was a great central point.
The hotel is safe, clean and very modern. There is a wonderful pool, a great restaurant, great concierge, and full delicious breakfast. The only downfall is the actual city of Iraklio. This city Im sure is main business center of Crete, as the city is not very touristy. There is not many sites to see other than the main castle on the waterfront. We found that we could take a short walk to the bus terminal and with a 1-2 hour bus ride we could visit any resort city on the island.
The hotel is great if you need a central area to base yourself for a short stay or if you are on a business trip. I would not reccomend for families or people who are not willing to travel outside of their comfort zone to see things.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner! The 5-star Deluxe Galaxy Hotel Iraklio is Heraklion's premier hotel for business and leisure and the top choice for discerning travelers. Modern facilities fully renovated in 2008, and warm, professional service highlight the hotel's steadfast dedication to the magical combination of aesthetics and functionality. Centrally located in downtown Heraklion, the Galaxy is an oasis of contemporary luxury whose services and amenities are second to none.The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio's 127 rooms and suites exude an air of contemporary elegance within a unique city-resort atmosphere, while the hotel's extensive, upgraded amenities include, among others:• fully independent air conditioning• complimentary WiFi• fine bed and bath linens• premium Simmons mattresses and choice of pillows• Pure allergy friendly rooms for optimal air quality and the best sleep you've ever had• fully equipped complimentary business center• large fresh-water pool• complimentary parking facilities• concierge services• complimentary state-of-the-art gym with wellness center and hammam• superb dining at the all-day Per Se Lounge or poolside Vetri Restaurant• top conference and event facilities No matter what the reason for your stay, the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio will ensure that it is nothing short of spectacular. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galaxy Hotel Heraklion
- Galaxy Hotel Iraklio Crete/Heraklion