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Ottawa
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We chose this hotel (based on price, free breakfast and parking) for a two night stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality and the room quality. Yes, it is basic - but clean and comfortable. The breakfast is simple - but filling. All the staff was friendly and helpful. The wifi was a little iffy, but we could live...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Sofia Hotel is our (now) regular stop off when starting and finishing our twice yearly break. It is a short taxi ride from both the airport and the buzzy town centre in Heraklion. It is within walking distance of at least one very good restaurant and several excellent local caffeniums. Management and staff in the Sofia Hotel are warm, pleasant,...

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Tajique, New Mexico
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel was fine, a little frayed around the edges perhaps, but the staff was good about about changing our room when we asked. The real reason I'm writing is that at least a few other reviewers mention how close it is to the airport, which is true,(and which is why I picked it) but as I've learned downtown Heraklio...

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2015

This is the second time we have stayed at the Sofia after arriving late at Heraklion airport. A taxi from the airport to the hotel is ten euros. We paid 83 euros for a triple room and found this very good value. The reception staff are friendly and efficient and the breakfast was excellent. The furnishings are a little tired...

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1Thank Chris B
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We needed a hotel near the airport as we had a fairly early flight out of Heraklion. We arrived with a surfboard which the hotel kindly stored for us at the reception. We also needed breakfast earlier than the designated time and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We were delighted with the friendliness and efficiency of the hotel...

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1Thank Marjorie R
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Located very close to the airport, reasonable prices, breakfast ok, easy parking (if you think to stay somewhere more centrally, it is practically impossible to find free parking space in the center of Heraklio..) swimming pool available, restaurant by the pool (summer), good food at good price. Proximity to the airport may cause some noise issues due to aircraft take...

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1Thank Nikos N
Warminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We stayed at the Sofia for a night before flying home to the UK the following day. The hotel has a lovely feel to it and the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The bedrooms are very clean and modern and quite spacious. We had a really good night's sleep even though it is only a short drive to the...

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1Thank Nasam W
London
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Unlike other reviewers, I would not call Hotel Sofia an 'airport hotel' at all. Heraklion is a relatively small city, and whilst the hotel is on the airport side of the city, it is not at or in the airport, and it was a little drive from the airport for us. We found it to be very quiet, welcoming with...

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4Thank tjh2
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Not only is the hotel a lovely place to stay, and incredibly handy for the airport, the family who run it are one of a kind. My brother and I booked rooms in a hurry, having travelled to Crete because my father had fallen ill and was in hospital. The family took us under their wing, helped with language and...

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4Thank matthew935
Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2014

stayed 2 nights in Iraklion while waiting for a flight out.. we had stayed for 6 nights in chania and while the apt was nice enough the barking dogs kept us awake for the whole time....sofia hotel was quiet wonderfully run with a great breakfast included in the very reasonable price per night...it was QUIET and spotless beautiful bathroom and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In 2009 we renovated our rooms, in order to offer you a really pleasant and comfortable accommodation. Our purpose is to please every visitor, whether he is on a business trip or on vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofia Hotel

Address: 57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, Crete 71601, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Price Range: ₹ 3,339 - ₹ 5,303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sofia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
Sofia Hotel Heraklion, Crete
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Heraklion
#14 Family Hotel in Heraklion
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Room 220 is large has a balcony (good for drying clothes) and faces in the opposite direction to the airport.”
  • Looking north to Leoforos Ikarou
  • Heraklion sprawls
  • View from Room 220
  • Great bakery opposite for fresh baked tyropitta
  • Looking west to Heraklion's centre
 of 5 bubbles V581ZSdonb, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty well sound-proofed, despite what some here may say, unless of course they have a propensity to sleep on the balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles Chrisme62, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the South, as the airplanes pass North”
 of 5 bubbles Clarencephil, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Lift access to all floors”
 of 5 bubbles martstone, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one without thrumming...may be inpossibe!”
 of 5 bubbles suebabsthenoo, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
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