We stayed for 1 night arriving on a flight at about 2300 before heading south on holiday the next morning. It is only a 4 minute (but €10) taxi ride from the airport. The room was modern, smart and clean but not luxurious. We had no problems with the beds or bathroom facilities. The staff were friendly and helpful. We did suffer from aircraft noise until we discovered a window in the bathroom was open. Once all windows were firmly closed it was much better. It also meant the air conditioning started to work.
We thought the buffet breakfast offered a good choice of foods and unlike some places they didn't stick out a huge pile to lie around for hours. There was a bit of everything and as a food item was used, it was soon replaced by a fresh supply. You had the option of eating indoors or out near the pool.
The very urban location meant there were no great views from the balcony, just appartments. I think it suited our purpose very well and would probably be fine for business trips. Not so sure about it as a holiday base for many days as it isn't very near the coast or centre of town.
I think some of the older reviews should be ignored as the place has clearly been refurbished in the last year or two. Recommended for airport users unless you want something very upmarket.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In 2009 we renovated our rooms, in order to offer you a really pleasant and comfortable accommodation. Our purpose is to please every visitor, whether he is on a business trip or on vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofia Hotel Heraklion
- Sofia Hotel Crete/Heraklion