We drove straight to the hotel from the airport, arriving about 10.30pm and very hungry. There was no sign of anywhere to park so my partner stayed in the car while I went inside to ask. A delightfully friendly person at reception immediately told me it was no problem and that the porter would take our car and park it, which he did very promptly. He also took our bags to our room. While registering we enquired about eating and found that the hotel restaurant would be open till 1 am! We had a great meal sitting outside on a balcony overlooking the pool. The food was Greek but with a modern twist - delicious! I thoroughly recommend it.
Our room was spacious and very clean with a comfortable mattress and pillows. The only slight negative was that the under sheet seemed to have a plastic underside so the bed felt rather hot and it made a bit of a noise when turning over. But otherwise the room was great.
The major part of my praise goes to all the hotel staff we encountered, especially Antonis, the porter. All were unfailingly helpful, welcoming and friendly and always smiling. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. If only all hotels were like this one...
The hotel is only a 10 minute drive from the airport and easily located. It is near the road to Knossos and an easy walk into the city centre. Wi-fi is available free in the bedrooms. I recommend it highly
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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