We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Better than Galaxy”
Review of GDM Megaron Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
GDM Megaron Hotel
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 27, 2014

On opposite ends of a trip to Santorini, we stayed one night at the Megaron Hotel and another at the Galaxy Hotel. The Megaron hotel was hands-down the better choice.

The room felt very luxurious, and the breakfast was better than just about any other I've had that's part of a standard rate - a rate that was very reasonable.

The staff went out of their way to assist us, and the venue that was recommended for lunch (Ippokampos) was the best meal we had on the entire trip.

This was a great hotel, would absolutely recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank RyanG8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2014

Dear RyanG8,

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience. We are pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you also for your kind comments about our rooms, the breakfasts and our team, they are all delighted that they were able to make you enjoy your stay and hope to see you soon again.
The GDM Megaron is not only very well connected for travelling but it also offers acces to the city center, the harbour and the best museums, only a 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Thank you,
Best regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,012)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

536 - 542 of 1,012 reviews

Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is the best hotel that I stayed in Crete. Absolutely surprising, the service was remarkable and up to the standard of Four Seasons and St Regis. I've stayed in mostly either Four Seasons and St. Regis whenever I travel, thus I was surprised to find such a high level standard in Crete. The staffs are well-trained, the two that really stood out to me were Effi and Katerina, they made sure my friend and I had a perfect stay. Additionally, I asked them to assist me in mailing a souvenir I bought, they arranged everything, packaged everything so well ; even i was surprised that by the time i reach the US, the package itself has arrived! Honestly, I am also impressed by the breakfast buffet, I've been to around 30 countries total staying in the most luxurious establishments and I have to say - this place has the best breakfast buffet I've ever had. I felt like I was charlie at the chocolate factory! 30 different kinds of desserts, delicious cretan breakfast. Absolutely impressed! this hotel was the highlight of my stay in Greece. The staffs (Effi & Katerina) were so well-trained. Absolutely amazing! Can't wait to come back! been telling all my friends about this gem in Crete!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank R S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Dear R S,

We are thrilled to read that you had such a good experience with us and thank you for posting this wonderful review following your stay, it was truly a pleasure to have you stay with us!
It is wonderful to hear your kind comments about our staff members, especially Effi and Keterina, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our breakfast offering. Your recommendation means a lot to us, we are grateful for your support.
Thank you for choosing the GDM Megaron Hotel and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Best regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed for only one night in this modern and stylish hotel and were delighted to have been upgraded to a Suite. It was spacious, very clean and even had 2 televisions! Every member of staff was welcoming, helpful and very polite. I have never seen such a wide range of breakfast foods - delicious. A most enjoyable stay - we look forward to returning and highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Alison182013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Dear Alison182030,

It is always greatly appreciated to read that the service we strive to deliver is recognised.
Thank you for your review and recommending the hotel, as well as your compliments concerning The GDM Megaron Hotel, the abundant breakfasts and the friendly service.

Best regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The hotel fulfilled our expectations for a relaxing weekend. We were upgraded as far as the room was concerned, at a VIP port view. It was quite, spacious with great view.The staff was great! Very polite, helpful and smiley. We had one of the best breakfasts. It was important (to me for sure) that everything they offered was handmade by hotel's cooks. Their buscuits and cakes were just exquisite!!! Megaron will be our choice whenever in Heraklon.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank lidi A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Dear lidi A,

Thank you so much for this amazing review. We are very pleased that your stay was so enjoyable.
We believe that it is the little touches (such as making our own cookies and cakes) that make the difference and we are delighted that we were able to make your stay so memorable. We are delighted also that you found our team and service to be so exceptional.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 22, 2014

There's a very long list of good things about this hotel, and one bad one--the smoke in the restaurant. But, hey, that does not distinguish it from the whole island. And that said, everything else was just tops, especially the helpfulness and cheerfulness of the staff. It is said that some hotels lay off staff and make do with scrappy substitutes in the off season. It surely is not the case here. The room was luxurious and intelligently laid out; my wife says the bath was the best she's seen in a hotel; the view is just wonderful; the neighborhood is quiet, the bed comfortable.. Full marks. When will someone be brave enough to just stop indoor smoking in Greece? Mike Bloomberg for Prime Minister.

Room Tip: Go wild. Get a suite. You can't do better than Room 304.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank RobinClem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear RobinClem,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences following your stay. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly our staff, as well as the hotel itself and considered us "Tops"! I will make sure to share your review with the whole team.
Thank you also for bringing the issue you experienced during your stay to our attention, which was the matter of smoking in a part of the restaurant, and please be assured that this issue will be addressed.

Thanks again for a lovely review and we look forward to welcome you back again soon to GDM Megaron Hotel.

Warm regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

As a business traveller all around Greece this is my favorite hotel to stay in. Where do I begin, the excellent bed, the friendliest staff, the delicious breakfast, parking, the list can keep going on. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the old town and right by the port of Heraklion. It well deserves it's ranking on TripAdvisor.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
Thank Nick X
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The GDM Megaron Hotel
It was a pleasure to look after you and we are delighted you enjoyed our location, the welcome, warmth and service from our staff. Thank you for taking the time to write about us and for your personal recommendation, this means a lot to us. We hope it wont be long before we can welcome you back to your favorite hotel.
Best regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel in June with my wife. The room was enough large for two and clean. The slippers were provided in the room and this slipper is very comfortable to wear and I am still using this to wear at the business hotel. Receptionists were friendly and helpful and I will stay at this hotel at the next visit to Heraklion.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank YacchanAmarone
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Thank you very much for choosing The GDM Megaron Hotel. Thank you also for sharing your positive review, we know it’s all the little touches that make a difference to our guests. We hope it won’t be long before you return to us.
Best regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Heraklion
0.1 mi away
Lato Boutique Hotel
Lato Boutique Hotel
#5 of 58 in Heraklion
1,850 reviews
0.1 mi away
AQUILA Atlantis Hotel
AQUILA Atlantis Hotel
#4 of 58 in Heraklion
1,027 reviews
0.7 mi away
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
#3 of 58 in Heraklion
1,780 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Olive Green Hotel
Olive Green Hotel
#2 of 58 in Heraklion
292 reviews
0.3 mi away
Atrion Hotel
Atrion Hotel
#16 of 58 in Heraklion
467 reviews
64.4 mi away
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
#3 of 111 in Chania Town
899 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to GDM Megaron Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about GDM Megaron Hotel

Address: 9, D. Beaufort, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Heraklion
#1 Spa Hotel in Heraklion
#1 Family Hotel in Heraklion
#1 Romantic Hotel in Heraklion
#2 Business Hotel in Heraklion
Price Range: $94 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — GDM Megaron Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Accommodation The 58 tastefully decorated rooms feature the latest facilities such as ISDN private telephone line with voice mail, extra private telephone line for facsimile use, Satellite TV ADSL internet access ,Wi fi free , safe, mini bar , tea & coffee facilities, soundproof windows, air conditioning all around the clock, sprinklers and smoke detectors. The bathrooms are equipped with telephone, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Additional amenities, such as TV in bathroom and Jacuzzi, are provided in the V.I.P. Rooms, as well as the Presidential Suites which are designed specifically with your needs in mind. Dining The "Plaza Café" a casual all day, all purpose indoor café ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee overlooking the old harbour. "The Living Room" lounge and bar is the ideal setting for a quiet aperitif in between the hotel's two atriums providing also a TV corner and a library. "The Megaron 5th" Bar Restaurant is located on the top floor with the city's most stunning views of the old harbour. It provides a unique combination of an excellent location, lounge music and superb Cretan Mediterranean cuisine with dishes and specialities prepared by the hotel's Chef. Outdoor dining is available during the summer on the roof top. Recreational Facilities The Health Club on the 4th floor, exclusively for hotel guests is equipped with a variety of fitness equipment as well as a steam bath, a Jacuzzi, a massage table and a sauna with colour and music therapy. The sun beds and umbrellas by the swimming pool area on the roof are perfect for relaxing after a busy day. Hospitality Services The GDM Megaron staff is at our guests' service around the clock, providing twice-daily maid service, room service and courteous concierge assistance. Well equipped meeting rooms are the ideal venue for meetings whether it is a seminar, a cocktail reception, a gala dinner or even an exhibition. Also at our guests' disposal, there are tennis and golf arrangements, non smoking rooms, handicap rooms, medical service, secretarial services, limousine service, car rental and baby sitting, available upon request. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your GDM Megaron Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Gdm Megaron
Gdm Megaron Heraklion
GDM Megaron Hotel Crete/Heraklion

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing