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3 September Amoudara, Gazi, Gazi, Crete 714 14 Greece
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Finding an ideal budget friendly small hotel in Gazi does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Handakas, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Hotel Handakas provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

You can also enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant while staying at Hotel Handakas. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Hotel Handakas.

Travellers looking for Mediterranean restaurants can head to Koumos - Cretan Traditional Tavern.

Hotel Handakas puts the best of Gazi at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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Megan A wrote a review Jan 2019
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This hotel is amazing. I stayed here for 10 days, and the people were wonderful. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms were well kept, and the view from the balcony is beautiful. The food in the little restaurant is delicious and they are very good at accommodating vegetarian needs. The pool is also very well kept. This hotel is overall very good and is a beautiful little place to stay.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Annie10023 wrote a review Aug 2016
New York City, New York87 contributions55 helpful votes
This family run hotel is so warm and inviting that I honestly felt like I was part of the family when we left Honestly when we pulled up I thought we had made a huge mistake - there are half built cement block buildings on either side of this 3 story hotel and i was expecting an older more charming hotel. We stayed there for 7 nights as part of our global volunteer program - my daughters and I taught english for week in an elementary school a mile or so away . There is nothing fancy about the hotel - the bathrooms are super small- the beds, linens, rooms are very very simple BUT it's the people who run it that made feel that I would want to come back In the reception area which doubles as a LR the Greek TV is almost always on and various family members sit and talk, laugh, yell and just hang out most of the day. there are two computers ( free of charge) in that area as well. Wifi was free and work most of the time in the room Sophia was there to help with anything we needed -so lovely and speaks great english She did a big load of our laundry for $4 The lunches and dinner are simple but was always fresh and tasty - Breakfast is cold cereal, cheese,some basic fruit ( maybe an orange or banana) yogurt and tea/ coffee Everything was very clean, the pool was nice and the beach is a straight 10 min walk down the street I would ask Sophia to show you the road that leads to the school. It was just cool to walk "work" each morning through the morning glories and olive trees ...picking fresh fruit off the endless fig trees It would NEVER have been a place I would have normally chosen to stay but I am so glad I " leaned in" and let some American luxury expectations go and embraced the warmth of a family who made us just feel so welcome. FYI Check out the indoor salt water pool (30€ ) or the massages (70€) at thalasso ageo spa - a 30 min walk (or 5 min cab) away They have a a great gym and varies work out classes as well Petousis is the best restaurant in the town The one with "George " in the name -next door -is not great ...
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
Vchizh wrote a review Jul 2016
The Hague, The Netherlands20 contributions1 helpful vote
We quite often booked not expensive 1-3 stars hotels for staying but in case of this hotel we are deeply disappointed.. Actually I am able to list only two positive points: 1. Good location. Ammoudara village is located nearby Heraklion city center (5 km), so it is easily can be reached by bus ( bus stop is also not far from the hotel) or by car. 2. Free parking space. Hotel also has a parking territory ( 4 places actually) but it is crowded so often. Fortunately there is a place for parking near the hotel enter. So now about negative moments: 1. Second-rate room room clean. The towels were changed only after 6 days ( according to hotel rule it had to be changed after every three). Problem with trash bin removing. No wet clean ( I mean floor, dust and bathroom). 2. Hand-to-mouth breakfast. 3. dirty furniture. It is not a problem that it is old, but too dirty.. 4. Problem with conditioner: it works only in one regime and this regime is like a fridge. You can't control the temperature. 5. No fridge in the room. 6. No mosquito mesh. And a lot of mosquitos inside as result. So for us the most critical aspect is absence of necessary clean and dirtiness. So, not recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled
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alisha_latash wrote a review Aug 2015
Pargolovo, Russia1 contribution
I'd been in Handakas for 7 days in August 2015. The hotel is in 2 minutes of walking to the sea. Hotel owner is a very nice woman, responsive to requests. Friendly staff. Always clean rooms. There are parking spaces. We left our little red jimni in the shade in front of the hotel. It is possible to order dinner by a certain time. It really helped us before leaving for the airport - all done in time. I see just one minus is a pay air conditioner. Anyway, well done guys! I advise.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled
Road99go wrote a review Aug 2015
Quebec, Canada1026 contributions410 helpful votes
We have been so well served with a free extension of stay by Sophie that we cannot give a bad review. The room was average size with AC & balcony. They were a moisty smell in the room. We found the solution by cleaning the filthy AC filters. The people who clean the linens are surely smokers because the sheet had a strong cigarette smell (should be a easy solution). Beside that all was OK and close to your need. Just 5 min. Walks you can pick the bus #1 (next to Castro Hotel) to the airport (1.70€ from the machine)
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Handakas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Handakas?
Nearby attractions include Senses Club (0.4 km), Ammoudara Beach (0.8 km), and Reef Sound Cafe & Cocktails (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Handakas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Handakas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Handakas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Handakas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Mourelo Cretan Food & Drink Philosophy, Kritiko Spiti, and Heaven Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Handakas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Handakas have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Handakas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Handakas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Handakas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Handakas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castello del Molo (Koules) (6.6 km), Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (5.9 km), and Loggia (6.4 km).