$93 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 18, 2014 Check-out: Dec 21, 2014

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

5 stars
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, 71306
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
18 reviews
Beautiful Hotel

Galaxy was a simply beautiful hotel. The amenities were plentiful: the lounges were relaxing, the... See full review

  • DCR22
  • Oct 15, 2014
Absolutely perfect

Real nice hotel. Real nice staff. Perfect location be Cause it is not in the middle of congestion... See full review

  • Arodrigu
  • Apr 29, 2014
Health and well-being are the focus in this central Heraklion hotel
Located in Heraklion, the Galaxy Hotel is close to top business and sightseeing venues. Two restaurants offer Cretan-inspired food alongside local organic wines, while the pool deck offers a relaxed atmosphere for napping or snacking. Business travelers are well tended to, with a business center with computer rentals and nine conference rooms. Additional amenities include a gym, swimming pool, massage room and steam room. 
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • In the heart of Heraklion and close to popular tourist attractions
  • Extra work space in some rooms make it easy for guests to work
  • Restaurant offers Cretan inspired-food and local wines
Galaxy Hotel Rooms
 The Galaxy Hotel offers neutrally decorated rooms with soft browns, creams and pale tones, furnished with large armchairs and sofas that provide a welcome place to rest after a busy day working or sightseeing. Beds feature Egyptian cotton bed linen, while luxurious toiletries in the bathroom are a welcome touch. Business and Executive rooms offer additional work space and a fax machine. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, plasma TV with satellite channels and pay-per-view movies, and a DVD player. Some rooms feature a whirlpool bath, while suites provide a separate seating area. All rooms include a balcony with city or pool views.
Things To Do:
  • Historical Museum of Crete (0.1mi/0.2km)
  • Archaeological Museum (0.7mi/1.1km)
  • St Minas Cathedral (0.8mi/1.3km)
  • Knossos Palace (2.6mi/4.2km)
  • Cretaquarium (5.8mi/9.3km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (16.6mi/26.6km)

Hotel Map

35.3307 25.1386
Area served
Crete.
Nearby airports
Heraklion Airport.
Area description
The Galaxy is conveniently located on Dimokratias Avenue, the city's most elegant thoroughfare only a short walk from its historic centre. Our location affords easy access to Heraklion's International Airport and the Port, as well as excellent connections to all of Heraklion's sites, such as the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum. Additionally, the Galaxy offers an excellent location to the business traveller with its close proximity to numerous businesses, banks and shops.

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Galaxy Hotel Iraklio Rooms

Executive Room
Elegantly appointed rooms, with luxurious furniture to create a wondrously unique ambience. The spacious sitting area offers views of the city or the hotel's fresh-water pool. Upgraded features and amenities including DVD player, sound system, scales, spacious work area with fax and whirlpools are also available in selected executive rooms.
Executive Suite
Luxurious suites with city views offering increased living space, separate sitting and spacious work areas decorated with modern Italian furnishings. The suites are an exclusive "hideaway" offering a host of luxurious features and amenities including whirlpools for your relaxation.
Pure-allergy free Rooms
Exclusively in Europe, these allergy friendly accommodations receive the most complete natural treatments available - designed to remove 99% of all allergens, viruses, bacteria, odors, dust and particles from all surfaces, fabrics, and air flow. Breathe easier and feel better, have the best night's sleep and start your day more productive and more refreshed during your next stay at the newly renovated Galaxy.
Superior Room
Luxuriously furnished rooms overlooking the city or the hotel's pool with its flowering plants and bubbling fountains. These stylishly appointed rooms have their own personal touches and unique interior details, giving a modern and international flair. furniture and fabrics, fully-independent climate control, spacious desks with enhanced connectivity, complimentary Wi-Fi and wired hi-speed Internet and plasma TV. Premium Egyptian cotton bed and bath linen (including duvets and bathrobes), slippers, select bath amenities and safe boxes are all here, exactly what you would expect from a Five Star establishment.

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Dining
Free full breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Dining

Per Se Lounge
A superb lounge of cultured ambience and elegance. Per Se is the focal point of the hotel for guests and locals alike, a place to see and be seen. In a warm, congenial atmosphere, the bar serves premium brand spirits, local and international wines and inspired cocktails. Guests may also enjoy our casual gourmet treats, specially prepared by our chefs. All of this is accompanied by nightly mellow DJ-music and, of course, warm and friendly service.
Vetri Restaurant
This magnificent restaurant filled with streams of natural light coming through its glass windows -the inspiration for its name- and with a view of the hotel water oasis, invites you to enter a unique fine-dining experience. Our chef, drawing his inspiration from the vast gastronomic treasures of Crete, adds a daring touch to traditional dishes, creating delicious flavours worthy of even the most demanding palate.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Galaxy Hotel Conference Halls are the ideal venue for all types of meetings. The hotel offers over 700 square meters of meeting space in 9 inter-connecting meeting rooms and can accommodate from 10 to 200 people. All areas are fully-equipped, multifunctional, soundproof, most with natural light, WiFi Internet access and the latest audio-visual technology upon request. The Galaxy's banquet facilities are the perfect setting for your events. Elegant surroundings and spacious outdoor facilities transform your special moments into grand occasions, the area around the pool accommodating up to 350 guests for both social and professional events.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.3

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DCR22
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 15, 2014

Beautiful Hotel

Galaxy was a simply beautiful hotel. The amenities were plentiful: the lounges were relaxing, the pool was gorgeous, and their business area has everything one would need. The staff was helpful and on-point. They also left for us a large bottle of water, a bottle of wine, and various fruit to welcome us to our room. The in-room dining was also very good! It is only about a 15 minute walk to the shopping/dining area of Heraklion from the hotel. This was very convenient and made the stay even better. Also, the surrounding area of the hotel is also very nice if you don't want to venture far. We only stayed for one night but were very happy with our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LeICas
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 8, 2014

Pleasant hotel, with nice amenities

Very nice. Staff was quite friendly, hotel room was comfortable and clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Arodrigu
Business
Colombia
Apr 29, 2014

Absolutely perfect

Real nice hotel. Real nice staff. Perfect location be Cause it is not in the middle of congestion but it is close enough to walk every place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Just the Tip
Business
Washington, DC
Feb 18, 2014

Superb Stay, Vastly Better Than Expected

This is a great hotel and the deal (off-season notwithstanding) was excellent. The hotel restaurant, Per Se, provided a great meal and the wines available are very good -- though a bit pricey from the taverna point of view. The room was absolutely perfect, no wear and tear, quiet, and clean. The staff was uniformly outstanding and professional. The only downside is that the location is a ten minute walk from the main section of town, but it was a minor issue. We were concerned that Iraklion was not the ideal place to be on Crete for our long weekend, but it proved to be a great off season choice. Besides the hotel being wonderful, there were many dining choices and the city itself has a vast pedestrian-only section. This was not the case in the more traditional seaside tourist locations that we visited, which were largely boarded up for the winter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
the greek american ny
Business
new york
Oct 29, 2013

Short business trip

Location near downtown provides easy access to city center and more quite stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AWILL
Business
Bristol, UK
Apr 6, 2013

Easter in Heraklion

Very high standard of service and amenities. Excellent buffet breakfast in lovely dining room. Quite good location for other activities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Linh T
Business
New York, NY
Nov 6, 2012

Hotel Iraklio

Hotel was closely located to the airport. The room was comfortable and clean. Service was standard. Breakfast was lovely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler 001
Business
Israel
Sep 1, 2012

One night in Heraklion

Check-in and check-out were okay. Staff was helpful Rooms were small and towels had bad smell Good location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BobbyG1950
Business
Japan
Aug 9, 2012

We left after first day

This is NOT a 5 star hotel in anyone's imagination. It is a total rip off and I would not have booked it if it had been rated properly. The location sucks and the room was so noisy I could not sleep. When I complained we were told we could have a room facing the road. Their attitude was we have your money and you can leave if you are not happy. No one should go here if they know quality and service. I have stayed at good hotels all over the world and this is a 3 star at best and only in relation to Crete not in relation to the rest of the world. The picture in the web site is misleading to say the least. I lost three days that were already paid rather than stay in this place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
giarcsr1980
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 30, 2012

Great helpful staff.

Stayed here a night and had great service from the staff. Made the mistake of trying to drive in Iraklio and after finally finding the hotel after getting lost in the city, the staff was more then helpful and nice with helping us feel welcome on Crete. They also helped us get oriented so that when we left we'd be able to get where we were going when we left. The room and hotel itself was nice, clean, and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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