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Life Boutique Hotel
Ranked #38 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Reviewed October 15, 2012

We arrived at night and had to pass by an abandoned site which seemed to be the gathering place of homeless folks to get to the hotel. It's about 10min walk from the port and outside of the town. The reception staff were friendly and the check-in was quick, though we noticed there were very few occupants in the hotel.

Our room is clean and suitably furnished, though the bathroom, being longish in shape, was a bit cramped. Our room balcony faces the petrol station so no nice view there. The neighbourhood was nothing to shout about especially at night, mainly car dealers and random retail shops. No eateries nearby, so best to have your meal somewhere else prior arrival. The hotel breakfast was quite lacklustre.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed only one night before an early morning flight, and for that it was perfect. It had clean rooms, friendly staff, and nice little cafe in the building. The people were very friendly and the service was excellent.

The only downside was that there was quite a lot of noise from the street throughout the night.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sonya S
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 1 night only on our way back to Barcelona.

The hotel was almost empty. Nevertheless they gave us a very bad room with a unique window with a view to a small internal patio on the first floor. Very claustrophobic and quite a bad service experience.
Decoration is of bad taste, ugly colors and nothing to do with real Boutique hotels.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CaroleBCN
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

hotel location near airport (10 euro taxi fare) and ferry port (10 min walk, possible with suitcases. beware of pavement potholes)
on the outskirts of the main city but within walking distance (20 mins walk)
basic, clean rooms. worth paying extra for the port/sea view from balcony. friendly helpful staff. reception and rooms look better in real life compared to outdated photos. they have recently had a refurb. would recommend staying here for a good simple stop off hotel if you need stay somewhere for the night near the airport or ferry port.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank aliceinwonderland123
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed here owing to the close proximity to the port. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was small and dark and the one window looked onto the window of another guest room. There are no restaurants close to the hotel. The Life Boutique Hotel would be suitable if you are arriving late and need a place within walking distance to the port.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Marise V
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Very good location ,a few minutes distance from port (500m) -10 minutes distance from the center.
Nice single small room,with balcony,wifi acces.Breakfast ok,basical greek.
Good value quality-price.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Thank astbia
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

I only spent 1 night in Hotel Life in Heraklion due to the proximity to the airport. The staff were helpful, the room was clean, as it was shown on their website. I did not had breakfast in the hotel because I had no time. The price was also very good. Their location is good for couple of things - it is very close to the port, to the bus station and to the city center (all within 10 minutes or less walk) and also near the airport. For the one night I needed in Heraklion - great place. There is wireless internet connection free of charge.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank DareBt
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Address: Ikaroy Ave 50, Heraklion, Crete 71209, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Price Range: $59 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Life Boutique Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Life, which is a family business, is open throughout the year. It is situated in the city of Heraklion in a distance of 200 meters from the Port, 500 meters from the Archaeological Museum and 3 kilometers from the Airport, offering you thus the possibility of recreation and business activities at the same time. ... more   less 
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