Galaxy Hotel Crete, Greece

“Great value and fabulously friendly, this recently refurbished hotel in an upmarket part of town has a huge freshwater pool and smooth-as-silk service.”

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“Entered from a busy main street, The Galaxy’s calm comfort is instantly palpable: porters rush to help with the luggage; sweets and a welcome drink are offered; the air conditioning works its instant magic. Neutral tones, combined with lounge seating and tables scattered with designer tomes, characterise the dim-lit lobby. In contrast, the vast, glassed Vetri restaurant’s four-storey-tall windows next door look out onto a bright-and-airy inner courtyard surrounding a huge freshwater pool (the islands’ largest, apparently). There are 127 rooms with sea or city view balconies, equipped with cosy sofas and low tables for lounging, or desk space and high-speed internet for workaholics. These include several Pure Allergy rooms (quite a groundbreaking innovation for Greece) featuring hypoallergenic bedding and a dedicated air purification system. A healthy breakfast buffet is served in the Vetri restaurant, or out on the pool terrace. Dinner, served either in the glass-surrounded Vetri, or cosier Per Se restaurant, is Greek fusion (think Cretan mithizra cheese soufflés, Greek salad with feta cheese mousse), prepared from organic ingredients and locally produced extra virgin olive oil. Close to the city’s main sights (and within easy reach of an 18 hole golf course, famous archaeological sites and a string of unspoilt beaches), The Galaxy’s good-value combination of modern creature comforts and olde worlde attentive service makes this a real find.”

Written by  Heidi Fuller-Love

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Facilities

Air conditioning
Safe
Parking
Free parking on site
Family Suites
Interconnecting rooms for families
Bar
Per Se bar features DJs and live music
Rooms with balcony/terrace
All rooms have balconies with either sea or city views
In room DVD
In executive rooms and suites
Walking distance restaurants
Outdoor dining
Sauna/Steam
Meeting Room
Massage
Sit-out Terrace
Business Centre
With free use of two PCs
Free wifi
Throughout the property
Wifi
Restaurant
Choose from either Per Se or the Vetri Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Huge freshwater swimming pool - the largest in Heraklion
Garden
Inner courtyard
Gym
Child friendly
Up to aged 5 children stay completely free
Satellite / Cable TV

Activities

Sights nearby
The ancient city centre is a short walk away
Local markets
Golf
Reduced green fees and priority tee times at the 18 hole PGA Crete Golf Club in Heronissos
Close to nightlife

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127 rooms from $93 per night

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Recommended for

Sights nearby
The ancient city centre is a short walk away
Architectural
Avant garde architecture contrasting with ancient Heraklion
Beach Life

Activities

Local markets
Golf
Reduced green fees and priority tee times at the 18 hole PGA Crete Golf Club in Heronissos
Close to nightlife

Other highlights

Family Suites
Interconnecting rooms for families
Rooms with balcony/terrace
All rooms have balconies with either sea or city views
Sit-out Terrace
Free wifi
Throughout the property
Restaurant
Choose from either Per Se or the Vetri Restaurant
Gym
Child friendly
Up to aged 5 children stay completely free
Beach nearby
On an island
Contemporary

Hotel size

127 rooms, 3 suites
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