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“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

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.
Recommended for
  • Architectural
  • Avant garde architecture contrasting with ancient Heraklion
  • Sights nearby
  • The ancient city centre is a short walk away
  • City Style
 

Written by Heidi Fuller-Love

Recommended For

  • Architectural
  • Avant garde architecture contrasting with ancient Heraklion
  • Sights nearby
  • The ancient city centre is a short walk away
  • Golf
  • Reduced green fees and priority tee times at the 18 hole PGA Crete Golf Club in Heronissos
  • Local markets
  • City Style
  • Close to nightlife
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • All rooms have balconies with either sea or city views
  • Restaurant
  • Choose from either Per Se or the Vetri Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Up to aged 5 children stay completely free
  • Family Suites
  • Interconnecting rooms for families
  • Free wifi
  • Throughout the property
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Beach nearby
  • On an island
  • Contemporary

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Huge freshwater swimming pool - the largest in Heraklion
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • All rooms have balconies with either sea or city views
  • Restaurant
  • Choose from either Per Se or the Vetri Restaurant
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge collection from Chania or Heraklion
  • Child friendly
  • Up to aged 5 children stay completely free
  • Car not required
  • Car rental is possible from reception.
  • Bar
  • Per Se bar features DJs and live music
  • Family Suites
  • Interconnecting rooms for families
  • In room DVD
  • In executive rooms and suites
  • Business Centre
  • With free use of two PCs
  • Free wifi
  • Throughout the property
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site
  • Garden
  • Inner courtyard
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Hammam
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Meeting Room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Safe
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

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

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