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“A warm welcome in a comfortable hotel!”
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Kronos Hotel
Ranked #13 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“A warm welcome in a comfortable hotel!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We arrived at the Kronos hotel for our 7 night stay and were met at reception by Maria and her father. They were worried that our room wasn't ready and soon had tea and coffee with biscuits and cheese pies for us while we waited. We waited all of 10 minutes or so before the room was ready so it was of no incovenience to sit in the seats by the window looking out to sea while being fed and watered!

Our room was the best in the hotel (in my opinion!) We had the top floor corner room with the most fabulous sea view and over to The Koules in the harbour. Room 402. The room and bathroom were kept spotlessly clean every day and the towels and bedding were changed just as often. Other comments on Tripadvisor have mentioned the semi see through bathroom door. This really isn't an issue as it isn't that see through and most people are travelling with a partner. The bed was kingsize and comfortable. We did not experience any road noise during the night. We didn't have breakfast as we are not ones for breakfast.

Maria and her parents were on hand whenever they were needed. It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary during our stay and they recommended and excellent restaurant. We had a fabulous meal that made our day very special. They also recommended a car hire company that did an extremely good deal. We were able to get a car for 4 and a half days for the price of 3. The staff always manage to find a parking space next to the hotel for our car upon our return.

The location of the Kronos Hotel is perfect for wandering into the centre of Heraklion. It is only 50 yards or so from the main, 25th August Street. From here all of the sights are within walking distance. The harbour is the same distance away.

But over and above all of this was an act of pure kindness. Maria ordered a beautiful chocolate cake for us to celebrate our anniversary. The cake was delicious!

I would recommend staying at the Kronos hotel not only for the location, price and comfort, but also for the welcome from all the staff, Maria and her family. They are excellent hosts and made our stay a perfect one.

Many thanks to everyone at the Kronos Hotel!

Room Tip: We had room 402 which was on the top floor and on the corner. This has the best view of the harbour...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

you can see the venetian port, go to the city centre in few minutes, go to tavern in the old port, all inthis little, confortable, lively hotel
good breakfast, good prices and a friendly hospitality
wi-fi and an internet access in the lobby
you can ask for all information you need and they will made their best to answer
herakliondeserve a visit to itself, not only for knossos
go to the city center and enjoy relax in some cafè and you will thank to us
museum, churches, all is worthy a visit
carlo and alessandra italia

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kibbutz Urim Israel
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed at Kronos for 2 nites and found everything to be adequate. The couple and daughter saw to all our needs, answered any questions including travel plans,made sure we had parking for our rental and all in all were very pleasant. We unfortunately did not have a great view as all the rooms with the better views were occupied. The hotel is well located,rooms clean and the price was great. Breakfast for only 5 euro was very good with enough options for every to find something. Bottom line? I'd go there again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

The rooms were spotless. Simple but roomy. The view of the sea was worth the slight price differential. The breakfast buffet was certainly well worth the few euros charged, nothing fancy, with lots of good healthy options. Our rooms were cleaned every day and amazingly promptly. If you are stepping out for a few minutes and do not want maid service, make sure to inform the staff. We had rented a car, but rarely used it while there because everything to see was within easy walking distance. Great value.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed at The Kronos Hotel in July '12 to catch the ferry to Santorini in the morning. The room was a nice size, with a lovely comfy double bed, & spotlessy clean. The shower was excellent (probably the best I've ever had on my travels to Greece. We had a large corner balcony over looking the old Venetian fort. The old town was a short stroll to the shops, cafe's, bars & tavernas. The breakfast was very nice & the staff were very friendly, the port was a gentle 20 minute walk. Highly recommended & great value for money!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I first stayed at the Kronos in May 1979. I have always had fond memories of it's wonderful view of the sea, the Venetian fort and the little fishing Harbour. On return for 2 nights in February 2013 staying in rooms with balcony and sea views, I was not disappointed. The hotel has been fully rebuilt in this time, has as new bathrooms and is very clean; the couple operating the hotel were very helpful and it is in an excellent location for walking to the town, bus station and Harbour and represents good value for money. We did not take the buffet breakfast option but saw that it has all the basics of eggs, toast coffee etc. But in the end it's those balcony views that hold the magic!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very close to the main street by the sea and close to the city center, the staff was agreeable and the hotel was in general clean and well-attended. The breakfast was nothing special. While we didn't stay there on a high-season we didn't get a very good room. It barely fitted us three and had no particularly good view. The worst part was the bathroom door that was basically just a second shower door with nearly no isolation from the rest of the room. As I can see here from other guests' photos this is not significantly different in other rooms.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Kronos Hotel
Address: 2, Monis Agkarathou & Sofokli Venizelou, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Heraklion
#11 Romantic Hotel in Heraklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kronos Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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