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GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel

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9 D. Beaufort, Heraklion, Crete 71202 Greece
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 55 hotels in Heraklion
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Travelers' Choice
Built in 1925 and classified as a historical building the GDM Megaron luxury hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion overlooking the harbor within walking distance of all the major sights of the city. The great architectural design and interior decoration together with the warm - welcoming atmosphere and the high standard of services provided will satisfy even the most demanding guest.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking nearby
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek
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TYHCuenca wrote a review Oct 5
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico19 contributions12 helpful votes
I can’t say enough good things about this hotel! The staff was as friendly & helpful as any I have stayed in. Everybody had a smile & friendly greeting. They helped with tour suggestions, restaurants, airport transfers, etc. The breakfast was the best of any hotel I’ve stayed at in the world! The selection was so extensive it was vert difficult to decide what to eat! The location is perfect—close to restaurants, museums & shopping. The room was spacious with a large terrace facing the waterfront. This is the place to stay in Heraklion.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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DG1970 wrote a review Oct 4
Calgary, Canada71 contributions78 helpful votes
We stayed this whole recently for 3 nights on our island hopping tour of Greece. The staff that check you in are very nice and friendly. The free breakfast we had included was amazing! So many wonderful choices and really nice servers! The aesthetics of the inside of the hotel are really nice. Our room had 10 foot ceilings and a nice modern bathroom. Weird to have a tv in it bathroom tho LOL! We had 2 small balconies that just looked out into the alley and other side of the street. We were in a great location to check out the downtown portion and could walk everywhere, the restaurants were wonderful! There is a beautiful rooftop to lounge on with a drink. The pool was way too cold to get into tho. Went to Herbs rooftop garden restaurant, delicious food! We drove to Agios Nikolaios and shopped around the harbour. We drove to a cute little town called Kritsa and then drove to Zeus' cave. Ate at Peskeski, go and check it out, make a reso as the food was amazing!!!! We went walking around Ilios beach in old town Rethymnon, more shopping and lunch All in all this was a nice hotel to stay in and great location! Check it out!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear DG1970, We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, our quality breakfast and the aesthetics of the hotel. Indeed, the GDM Megaron’s location is ideal, right in the city center, near all the main attractions, the bus stop and the port. Combined with our free private parking space, you have the opportunity to walk around exploring Heraklion and its deep cultural and historical heritage, or if you prefer to rent a car and visit other main cities and sights of the island. We will be more than happy to welcome you to our premises soon again! Warm regards, the GDM Megaron team
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lswoods74 wrote a review Oct 1
London, Canada135 contributions47 helpful votes
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This hotel was very easy to get to if arriving by ferry. Once you disembark just follow the yellow line on the sidewalk labelled for the "City Center." It is less than a 10 minute walk. Our room was spacious and nicely decorated. There were 2 balconies overlooking the water. A little noisy with airplanes and street noise, but fairly quiet with balcony doors closed. The hotel itself was nice with comfy seating areas just outside the room hallway. The breakfast in the morning was good and the staff were very friendly & welcoming.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear lswoods74, thank you for taking the time out of your day to review your recent stay with us. Thank you also, very much for your nice words about our hotel's welcoming staff, rooms, lobby area, and breakfast. GDM Megaron's location is highly advantageous for discovering the city’s main attractions but also for accessing every means of transportation, including the port and the airport. As you kindly noted, this may also be seen as a disadvantage for some, that is why all our rooms are equipped with double glazed windows in order to be as soundproof as possible. We wish to see you again soon. Best regards, the GDM Megaron team
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Gordon B wrote a review Sep 2022
Vancouver, Canada117 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights and have nothing but good things to say. The room was very comfortable, the breakfast was unbelievable and we had the best service from all the staff we have ever had at a hotel. Also it was an excellent location with easy walking to all the sights and had a very nice rooftop pool area. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Gordon B, Thank you so much for giving us such a positive review and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. We are very happy that our breakfast has met your expectations, we make here our own pastries, so everything is really homemade! Thank you also for your kind words regarding the rooms, the location and of course the staff of our hotel. We hope we will have the chance to see you again soon at the GDM Megaron hotel. Best wishes, the GDM Megaron team
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Christopher D wrote a review Sep 2022
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
I returned to this wonderful hotel for a second time this year and stayed for three weeks: absolutely the best way to enjoy Heraklion and the north shore of Crete is from this superb property. The hotel is beautifully maintained, the views over the harbour and the Mediterranean are stunning, the breakfast is lavish, the rooftop restaurant and pool area are excellent, and the entire team is so professional, friendly, and helpful. I even asked if the concierge could help me find a piano studio to prepare for an upcoming contract, and she did. Fantastic service and attention to detail defines the staff at this property. The great location affords close proximity to the city centre and a short bus ride to some of the best beaches on the north shore. I'm looking forward to returning to Megaron next year.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Christopher D, Greetings from sunny Crete and thank you very much for your wonderful words!!! Genuine hospitality is the philosophy of the GDM Megaron Hotel and reviews like yours are the best reward for our hard-working staff. It is always encouraging and nice to read that our guests were satisfied by our amenities and services, services that are coming from our hearts and people's willingness to assist. Rest assured that we will pass on your compliments to the rest of the team. We also would like to extend to you our promise for a continuous effort to keep improving our services in order to deserve your loyalty and preference. We would love to see, you and your wife, again next year and whenever you wish to come back to GDM Megaron Hotel. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again! Sunny regards the GDM Megaron team
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Carole B wrote a review Sep 2022
Cairo, Egypt176 contributions17 helpful votes
Brilliant hotel. We had a great room with a good narrow balcony, room good size. Hotel breakfast amazing one of the very best. Roof top pool great. Parking for your hire car. Just literally on the edge of all the restaurants & shops. We were here a week loved it! Staff fab.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Carole B We are really happy to read that you had a lovely week with us! We are pleased that you found our breakfast amazing. It is true that we use a variety of top-quality ingredients, most of them local, and the talent of excellent chefs. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the pool, the rooms and the free parking area of the hotel! We would love to have the chance to see you again at the GDM Megaron hotel. Best regards, the GDM Megaron team
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Museum_Administrator wrote a review Sep 2022
New Madrid, Missouri1 contribution
We had a magnificent stay at the Megaron! Giving 5 stars because we can't give 6 or more, which Malinda and I would do in a second! Eri, Nastia and the entire staff were helpful, professional and kind. Get the breakfast! Bread and Greek donuts still warm and dozens of options. We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jeffrey & Malinda, what a wonderful review! it gives us great pleasure to read that you were satisfied with every aspect of your stay with us and that you would gladly stay at our hotel again. Our staff is indeed one of our greatest assets and the reason behind the high-quality services of the GDM Megaron hotel. Your praising compliments will be pass on to the rest of the team and especially to each person you mentioned by name. We hope that we will have the pleasure of offering you another memorable experience in the near future. With cordial greetings from all of us! See you soon! Sunny regards the GDM Megaron team
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Vivienne123 wrote a review Sep 2022
Bristol, England184 contributions113 helpful votes
We stayed here because we wanted to be close to the port for our trip over to Santorini. It was so convenient for this but also the staff are wonderful. Reception staff were very welcoming and helpful and the cleaning staff also work very hard. This is a lovely hotel - with a modern feel and our room was lovely with a great view of the port. Not far to walk to the bars and museum. We had a great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Vivienne123, We are very glad that your decision to stay at the GDM Megaron proved an ideal choice for exploring Heraklion city and for catching the ferry to Santorini. Thank you very much for your kind words regarding the hotel's rooms and of course for your compliments towards our staff. Feedbacks like yours are truly the biggest reward for our hard-working team. We would love to see you again soon! Best regards, the GDM Megaron team
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Barbara W wrote a review Sep 2022
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
We came to Heraklion and this hotel to get over our jet lag before joining a hiking / biking tour that meets at the hotel parking lot. In every interaction with the staff they were immediately available, knowledgeable and eager to help. Hotel is 15 minutes to airport and faces the port (a plus!) however jets landing and taking are loud. We had a large wraparound balcony on the 4th floor overlooking the port, with expansive views of the water and sky as well as the parking lot, cruise ships and ferries. When we opened our terrace door, car and truck noise along with exhaust odors seeped into our room. The hotel restaurant is located on the roof and is a lovely spot with good food and service, however the jet noise was signifiant. The tub shower was very deep and narrow so we would have felt more comfortable had there been a grab bar. The bathroom door scraped against the floor. We did not mention this to the hotel because we didn’t want anyone doing a repair during our short 2-night stay. Breakfast was beautifully displayed and full of delicious Cretan specialties. The hotel info sheet in the room states that it is inadvisable to drink the water. I think this is the case all over Crete. However, no one told me this and I drank a lot of tap water. So far I’m fine. The hotel supplies 1 liter of water per room per day and the receptionist told us we could buy bottled water in many places nearby. I would have liked the hotel to provide as much water as we wanted - I’d be ok with paying. Bed was comfortable. AC worked well. Pool is small but appealing.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Barbara W, Thank you very much for your review, and kind words for our staff, service, location, A/C, breakfast, bed, and pool. Indeed, we are always at your disposal for anything you might need during your stay for achieving the best possible “GDM Megaron” experience. Now concerning the disadvantages, you have mentioned as issues with the hotel; using your own words, it is a plus that the hotel is 15 minutes from the airport and faces the port. Consequently, it is in a very vivid spot with all the cons of a city near an airport such as car noise, planes, etc. The hotel is providing rooms with double-glazed windows if one wishes not to be disturbed by noise. As concerning tap water, it is logical that you are fine the water is perfectly safe, no one mentions that it is not permitted to drink, we just say is it inadvisable (not recommended) due to its taste. So, for those who wish not to drink tap water, we provide a bottle of water daily on a complimentary basis. If ones want to buy bottled water, we also have it included in our room service menu which is handled to all our guests upon arrival. In closing, we would like to say how sorry we are that you did not mention during your stay anything about the door or your difficulty accessing the bathtub. We would immediately search for an alternative room with a shower. We hope we will have the chance to welcome you once more to our hotel and discuss further the above as well as anything else you recommend to us since our sole goal is to continuously improve. Kind regards Eri Arvaniti Hotel Manager
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Peter H wrote a review Sep 2022
Newport, United Kingdom331 contributions163 helpful votes
Outstanding hotel in a fantastic location with staff who excel in there work. The breakfast is quite simply incredible with everything home made and fresh. The rooms are immaculate and the WiFi excellent. There is a gym, a small rooftop pool and lifts to the floors. The team at the hotel do everything possible to ensure you have a pleasant stay and feel welcomed. We hope to return (we haven’t actually left yet!)
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Peter H, We are very glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our hotel and that you were extremely satisfied with the service we provided. Thank you very much for your lovely words, especially about our staff, our WIFI, the breakfast and our immaculate rooms. We will ensure that your comments will be shared with the rest of the team as it is always gratifying to receive such a praise. It will be our pleasure to have you back at the GDM Megaron hotel. We hope to see you soon! Best regards, the GDM Megaron team
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PRICE RANGE
$99 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel gdm megaron, gdm megaron heraklion
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureHeraklion
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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Which popular attractions are close to GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Nearby attractions include EscapeRooms.gr (0.3 miles), Kotsanas Museum (0.2 miles), and Irida Family Workshop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Yes, free parking, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ntoré Gastronomy & Symposia, ML Espresso Bar, and Cooking With Love.
Are there opportunities to exercise at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Greek.