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“Great location with some problems”
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Hotel Thalia
Ranked #49 of 172 Hotels in Hersonissos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2010

Thalia hotel is by definition a budget hotel. It's great and biggest plus is that it is located in the heart of the town of Herssonisos, at a walking distance to Star Beach (the most active and attractive beach in the area) and all the shops and the restaurant of the main street. If you walk 10 minutes, you'll get to the night life area where all the clubs and the bars are located and if you walk up the hill for 10 minutes, you'll reach a simple Greek village with great taverns and good food, a little different from the restaurant on the main street. However, you need to make sure with the hotel that your room will NOT face the main street if you want to be able to get some sleep at night. It's very noisy outside almost at all hours and if you want some quiet, you have no choice but to sleep with the air conditioning on all night. Given that the air conditioning is extra charge (as well as the TV, the safe and the blowdryer), you should take into consideration that it will cost a little more. Breakfast is fairy good. The rooms are quite spacious and the bathrooms are spottless clean. All in all, I would say that if you are looking for a lavish hotel with pampering white linens and matress (matresses are quite awful, but we didn't find) and sophisticated decor, this is not the right place for you. This is a good place to shower and get some sleep in between activities for a reasonable price.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

my partner and myself travelled to crete in july for 2 weeks. the accomidation was pretty basic but all you need is to put your head down at night. the owner herself was brilliant, very lovely woman along with the brilliant security guard. the pool was quite small and could do with a bit of a clean but was still fine, on our stay there was only myself and my partner and one other english couple stayin in the hotel. all the rest where russian and german which meant loud and ignorant people, but generally the pool was very quite.

the hotel itself could not be better situated, you litterally had a 2 minutes walk across a road to get to the beach where there was lots of room and a life guard. the hotel also was on the main strip which meant you had an abudance of resturants and bars. the only thing i could fault at the hotel was that they said they had a bar by the pool- we were ther for 2 weeks and did not see the bar open once.

i would definatley recommend going down to the harbour and tryin the pizzas and seafood it was beautiful. overal i would recommend this to some1 who isnt going to be living in their room 24/7 but i definatley enjoyed my stay in thalia and in crete.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank amanda-ni
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Reviewed September 4, 2008

We stayed at Thalia Hotel just for one night and I'm happy about it. Rooms are quite old, dark and bucolic with very old forniture (wardrobe smelled of mo(u)ld). Window courtain was yellow and too thin, there was no blind, so street and moon lights floodlighted the room during all the night. The bathroom was very old with a very little window opened on a little tunnel finishing on the roof. Swimming pool is too little and in common with next hotel (hotel iro), it has very dirty rims. Air conditioning is quite expensive (7 euros per night) and they ask you 20 euros or your document as a warrantee for the zapper. Hotel Thalia is considered a 3 stars hotel, but I think it would deserve only a1 stars

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Bellatrix7
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Reviewed August 13, 2008

The hotel is located in the center of quite a noisy and party town, so we would not recommende it to someone who is looking for a quiet and peaceful rest.
Good:
personnell, interior - quite traditional and special. Location - neighbourhood is full of bars, restaurants, shops, clubs, and everything of different kind and taste - just go party :)
Bad:
breakfast - unfortunately very poor, we just tried it twice and skipped during the rest on our stay. It lasts for 1.5 and it is not enoughh time for all guests to manage to get something, especially considering that food is not refilled if finished. Also the buffet table is enourmously small.
Pool - closed after 6pm. Would be great to spend some time at the pool with a drink after a long day out, but :(

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank sabaka_akita
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Reviewed September 1, 2007

Very friendly staff. Rooms VERY basic. Problems with noise the pool bar stays open for as long as you want to drink. Which is fine unless your overlooking the pool, which we were, Music and laughter until 04:00. Which can be annoying. Music supposed to stop 01:30. But if people are willing to carry on drinking, you feel a killjoy complaining. Area beautiful though. Wouldn't recommend it for people with walking difficulties as very hilly.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lol25Liverpool
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Reviewed October 13, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled with family
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Address: 176 El Venizelou Street | Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Hersonissos
#27 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range: $48 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Thalia 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THALIA hotel is a very friendly and hommy 3* family run hotel,since 1979, second generation. It is near to the see and near to the shopping street. It operates from May to October. ... more   less 
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Thalia Hotel Hersonissos
Hotel Thalia Crete, Greece

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