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4, Str. 1821, Heraklion, Crete 71 201 Greece
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#42 of 56 hotels in Heraklion
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.3
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3.0
Value
3.1

Welcome to El Greco Hotel, your Heraklion “home away from home.” El Greco Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at El Greco Hotel, visitors can check out Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) (0.0 mi) and Vasiliki Agios Markos Municipal Art Gallery (0.1 mi), some of Heraklion's top attractions.

Rooms at El Greco Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A lounge will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to El Greco Hotel, parking is available.

Heraklion has plenty of Italian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Pecora Nera, Via Pastarella, and Pizzeria Pesto da Claudio e Alessandro, which are serving up some great dishes.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular history museums, such as Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Historical Museum of Crete, and Museum of Local Art and Agricultural History.

El Greco Hotel puts the best of Heraklion at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Breakfast buffet
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Gskg wrote a review Oct 2022
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This is in English for my fellow travelers. Where do I begin? 6 luggages 4 bags and no one flinched their eye to help us, not a welcome, nor a hello! We felt invisible until we went to the reception and what a nightmare it was. The receptionist was manic about all 3 guests giving him the ID Numbers as if the one from the person who booked wasn’t enough. As if our flight wasn’t literally in 8(?) hours.Wouldn’t let us in even tho its not mandatory. Imagine being on the roads for so long, arriving late and having to deal with this. One of my friend wrote his name down and the receptionist called him names because he couldnt read the letters but everyone else could. When went to eat and came back, not even 2 hours after the check in, the man yelled at the same friend who went up on the stairs like he was talking to a bad behaved dog. Said that 3 girls live on the room and showed him the paper that my friend wrote that clearly had a MALE’s name and HOW ON EARTH COULD HE NOT REMEMBER HIM. Its not a five star busy hotel, would rate it a 1, so how busy was he those 2 hours? About the room, found hair in the toilet. Only good thing, the only thing renovated. Old and tiny doors, when you open the door it hits the walls and annoys the guests around. We stayed at 210, its 3 people capacity, the “view” was backrooms and mechanisms, full of pigeons, we were afraid to open the window because they also did nothing to prevent them. I WISH I HAD TAKEN A PICTURE BUT I WAS TOO TIRED TO DEAL WITH THIS. Maybe you will get better luck with the reception service and the room, but I wouldn’t let luck define were I spend my hard worked money so do the same. TRUST THE BAD REVIEWS AND EASTE YOUR MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE
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Date of stay: September 2022
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boothfenn wrote a review Oct 2022
Sunderland64 contributions24 helpful votes
Booked for two nights either end of our Cretan road trip Great location for airport buses and for heraklion nightlife Standard room set up Okay buffet breakfast Friendly staff Let us leave our bags after check out until late evening when we headed to airport Second booking which we did the day before we arrived was more $$ due to only a triple room being available .When we checked in they tried to put is a double ,we said we've paid for triple .When we went to the room it was the exact room from the week before so that peeved us a bit .Shame really
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Denise B wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
an absolute cheek!!! Would never ever recommend this hotel. At first they tell you that they have parkingplaces by the hotel. Then you can‘t even get there by car - because: it is a pedestrian zone! but at booking.com they say that they have parking places and you can reach the hotel by car!!! but we tried every single street - nothing but barriers. so i called the hotel and they said that everybody is reaching it by car (so they unofficialy told me i am dumb) and they told me the streetname (which i cant understand because i cant read or spell or can do anything with greek letters) so he told me to enter it into navigation … HAHA so funny. i said i can‘t!!! i didn‘t even understand the name … and there is no english or latin lettered streetname … ok … so i wanted to cancel it but he said: i cant to that and there is no one around who can manage that … i have been very angry because driving around in the middle of cretan streets is the most stressful thing ever. We booked another hotel and went there on foot. SURPRISE: you cant reach it by car and when i walked in and personally asked if they can be reached by car or even have any parking places he had the nerve to say NO straight away … and we didnt even got our money back … so sad that there are such unfriendly and lying people. this is not fair and your vacation can be ruined by such unnecessary events …
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not book if you rented a car or something! in addition it also doesn‘t seem good in general …...
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Pavlos T wrote a review Jul 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Prison camp. Beds rock hard. Location good but no parking plus receptionist was rude. I asked for change and they said we are full you have to wait The breakfast is poor. Bedroom window looking out to rubbish and pigeons
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lori A wrote a review May 2022
Saranda, Albania134 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed here for 7 days. Way too long Pros. Location is great. Ten minutes to the ports, 15 to the main bus station to walk and right next to all the shops and restaurants. Cons Bathrooms were recently renovated so they are very modern however they are very small. The bathroom door hits the toilet. There are no outlets for blow dryers or electric shavers. Breakfast is still being served in paper bags. And based on some of the pictures from others it's the exact same from two years ago. If you are not a carb eater I would suggest getting something at the supermarket. The hallway noises are loud due to the atriums. The staff is overall good.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: No parking available
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Violeta Z wrote a review Jul 2021
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I stayed in a hotel from 1-8 July 2021, for 7 nights. I was quite satisfied with everything. The stuff was friendly apart from one receptionist who unluckily worked the evening shift on the day of my departure. He actually made a scene in front of the hotel shouting at me as I decided to cancel the taxi I had asked him to call previously as there was no taxi around at that very moment. Why did I ask him to do it?? The taxi was very late so much so that I was afraid I would miss the transport to Athens. There were 3 taxi vehicles in front of the hotel and why on earth would I wait for one that does not appear. He was very rude and didn't bother to go out of the hotel and 'teach me a lesson' in front of many people watching at us. Just horrible! I think this person is completely unprofessional and should be educated about good manners with the guests.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Shelleyash wrote a review Oct 2019
San Diego, California1854 contributions498 helpful votes
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Location is great! It's right in the pedestrian zone so easy to walk around to shops, restaurants, and the Heraklion Archaeology Museum. Unfortunately the closest parking was not free and it was a few blocks away. The pedestrian area is super busy so was dropped off to check in and then driver could not get back to drop off luggage, had to park and cart it several blocks to hotel. People out at the cafe across the street till 12:30 am, had to use A/C to drown out the noisy street below. Hotel is very old, could use a good cleaning in the room. The bathroom and shower were super small and smelled badly. Good wifi, A/C, shampoo and soap provided, beds were hard, sheets were scratchy. The breakfast included stale cookies and bread, a cheese, a meat, a hardboiled egg, coffee, apple, canned peaches, yogurt, cereal, juice, tomato, cheese, and cucumber. There was one available plug a USA adapter could fit into. We unplugged the tv and fridge to charge our phones. Was told parking was 8 Euros a day but could not find it, so parked at a closer place with an hourly rate. Cost 75 euros for 3 people.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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hiking_reads wrote a review Sep 2019
Cambridge, Canada89 contributions71 helpful votes
Basically. it's a 2star hotel, so don't expect the Ritz. But it's location was 5star - right at the top of the pedestrian area. Countless restaurants and bars just steps away. We arrived by ferry and walked to the hotel...15 minutes: walk along the road beside the ocean and then straight up the pedestrian street. Breakfast was OK - not great. Coffee machine in the restaurant didn't work the first day. Room had a small balcony so you can sit and watch the goings-on.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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enygmatys wrote a review Aug 2019
Stuttgart, Germany89 contributions143 helpful votes
Best place in town if you are on a budget. Really central without the rubble. What else does one want for the money they pay for this hotel? The free parking is a bit far away but so what. Great place for the buck.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Marty5471 wrote a review Jul 2019
Montreal, Canada9 contributions17 helpful votes
Once you understand that you haven’t paid for a five star hotel ( 60$ CAD )things aren’t actually that bad. I picked this place as an emergency as we needed an hotel pronto for an overnighter. The staff were helpful and polite but if you expect to make them your friends, buy a dog instead. The room was clean and fictional
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$27 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureHeraklion
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Greco Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to El Greco Hotel?
Nearby attractions include EscapeRooms.gr (0.08 miles), The MindTrap Escape Rooms Heraklion (0.2 miles), and Irida Family Workshop (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Greco Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at El Greco Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Greco Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Greco Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avli, Petoúsis, and ML Espresso Bar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Greco Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to El Greco Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (3.1 miles), Castello del Molo (Koules) (0.5 miles), and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (0.4 miles).