Galaxy Hotel - Heraklion (Crete)  5 stars

75 Dimokratias Avenue (Ex. Galaxy Bw), Heraklion (Crete), Greece, 71306  show mapSave
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Overview

If you visit Heraklion on business and pleasure, Galaxy Iraklio Hotel will perfectly suit for both purposes alike, having in store a whole set of leisure services and business facilities. After a total renovation in 2008, this five-star accommodation became synonymous with refined design and classic style.

Its well-appointed rooms come with air conditioning and TVs along with internet access and private bathrooms, which come with marble and other refined materials. Even the highest culinary preferences are sure to be satisfied with two chic restaurants, where a diversity of dishes is kindly served for breakfast, dinner and lunch.

Due to its exceptional quality of services, prime ministers and presidents from Greece and other countries, members of royalty and others are among the hotels honorable guests.

Since 1978, when the hotel was built, Galaxy Iraklio Hotel not only accommodates celebrities, heads of state and other influential personalities, but also offers a posh retreat for everyone who wants to find himself in a wonderful place with unique ambience inside.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   127.

City Center Heraklion - 700 ft
Airports Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 2.5 mi, Sitia (JSH) - 54.9 mi
Restaurants Per Se Restaurant (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek) - 0 ft, Kiriakos (cuisine: Greek) - 900 ft
Beaches Ammoudara Beach - 2000 ft

Rooms

Choose among standard room and suites according to your needs. The Galaxy Hotel comprises a total of 127 guest rooms, where it is hard to find what is not taken into account, starting from luxurious fabrics and materials and up to modern furniture and contemporary technologies, all tailored to provide an ideal retreat without any concerns.

Dining options

Welcome to two onsite restaurants, where you don’t have to worry about catering if you stay in this hotel. The Vetri Restaurant and Per Se Lounge are happy to treat you to the diversity of regional specialties and international delicacies.A wide wine list, featuring Greek and international premium sort, is also offered there.

At the hotel Galaxy guests are invited to a buffet breakfast served for free. 

Work

Business centre, including nine separate conference rooms, has everything you need to conduct your business abroad.

Leisure

Make sure to experience the range of leisure services, offered in the hotel, comprising a well-maintained fitness center, a Hammam and a large swimming pool.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
  • Cloakroom
  • Garage
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Hotel modem internet access is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Poolside snack bar
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam bath
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Bathroom telephone
Kitchen facilities
  • Dining Table
Media
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • In-room computer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay at the price of 50 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of 70 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Choose among standard room and suites according to your needs. The Galaxy Hotel comprises a total of 127 guest rooms, where it is hard to find what is not taken into account, starting from luxurious fabrics and materials and up to modern furniture and contemporary technologies, all tailored to provide an ideal retreat without any concerns.

Twin Room
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Galaxy Twin Room
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Galaxy Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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    Leisure Triple Room
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    Bed type: Triple

    Triple room

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      Suite
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        Quadruple Room
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        Bed type: Quad
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          Family Room
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          Galaxy Family Room
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          Galaxy Family Room
          Galaxy Family Room
          Bed type: Double beds
          Size: 455 sq. feet
          Room facilities
            Superior Room
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            Galaxy Superior Room
            Galaxy Superior Room
            Galaxy Superior Room
            Galaxy Superior Room
            Galaxy Superior Room
            Bed type: Double or Twin beds or Double Bed or Twin beds
            Size: 230 sq. feet
            View: City view, Pool view

            Superior, double or twin bed (tpl & fam rms available) , 20 sqm/216 sqf, Free WiFi, indep A/C, Sat Plasma TV, DVD (rqst), Minibar, Tea & Coffee maker (rqst), sitting area and work desk, electronic safe (laptop size), Bathrobe, Slippers, Double-glazed windows. The Superior Rooms boast views over the city or on to the azure waters of the hotel swimming pool, and have, as do all rooms in the hotel, double-glazed windows that seal off the world outside, exceptional quality mattresses, a variety of hypoallergenic sleeping pillows to choose from, and duvets suitable for each season of the

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              Superior Triple Room
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              Galaxy Superior Triple Room
              Galaxy Superior Triple Room
              Galaxy Superior Triple Room
              Galaxy Superior Triple Room
              Galaxy Superior Triple Room
              Bed type: Triple or Twin beds
              Size: 230 sq. feet
              View: City view
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                Executive Room
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                Galaxy Executive Room
                Galaxy Executive Room
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                Galaxy Executive Room
                Galaxy Executive Room
                Bed type: Double or Twin beds or King or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
                Size: 325 sq. feet
                View: City view, Pool view
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                  Executive Suite
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                  Galaxy Executive Suite
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                  Galaxy Executive Suite
                  Galaxy Executive Suite
                  Bed type: King or Twin beds or 1 King Size bed and 2 Sofa beds
                  Size: 435 sq. feet
                  View: City view

                  Executive room, King, Queen or twin bed, 30 sqm/324 sqf, Free WiFi, independent A/C, Sat Plasma TV, DVD player, Minibar, Tea & Coffee maker, Nespresso machine, comfortable sitting area and work desk, electronic safe (laptop size), Jacuzzi (rqst), Bathrobe, Slippers, Double-glazed windows. Spacious, stylish, luxurious, functional. The Executive Rooms at the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio are reminiscent of small suites and provide accommodations whose quality emanates from every touch in the room, every service that is offered.

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                    Executive Quadruple Room
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                    Bed type: Quad
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                      Business Room
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                      Galaxy Business Room
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                      Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
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                        Galaxy LocationWhat's nearby

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                        What's nearby

                        What's nearby.

                        Situated on Dimokratias Avenue, the historic centre is situated on the hotel’s doorstep. The Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum are located within a short walk, while numerous businesses, banks and shops are nearby.

                        Tourist attractions
                        • Knossos
                          2.4 mi
                        Popular areas
                        • City Center
                          400 ft
                        • Heraklio Port
                          3700 ft
                        Monuments and Landmarks
                        Stadiums
                        • Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis
                          4300 ft
                        • Pankritio Stadium
                          1.9 mi
                        Museums
                        • Battle of Crete Museum
                          400 ft
                        • Historical museum of Crete
                          2300 ft
                        • Archäologisches Museum
                          3000 ft
                        • Heraklion Archaeological Museum
                          3000 ft
                        • Natural History Museum of Crete
                          2.1 mi
                        Galleries
                        • Municipal Art Galery
                          3300 ft

                        Local Attractions

                        • The Natural History Museum of Crete
                          1.0 mi
                          Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion
                        • Loggia
                          1.7 mi
                        • Church of St. Mark
                          1.8 mi
                          Lion Square, Heraklion
                        • Mononaftis Beach
                          8.9 mi

                        Near the hotel

                        • Ammoudara Beach
                          2000 ft
                        • Iraklion Archaeological Museum
                          3200 ft
                          Xanthoudidou St, Heraklion
                        • Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)
                          3500 ft
                        • Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance
                          3500 ft
                          Doukos Beaufort & Merambelou Sts, Heraklion
                        • Cathedral of St. Minas
                          3500 ft
                        • Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini
                          3600 ft
                        • Museum of Cretan Ethnology
                          3800 ft
                          Voroi Pirgiotissis, Heraklion

                        Restaurants Nearby

                        • Per Se Restaurant

                          90% likes this, based on 10 reviews
                          Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
                          Price Range: USD 28 - USD 69

                          0 ft
                          75 Dimokratias Avenue

                          Phone: 302810238812

                        • Kiriakos

                          79% likes this, based on 83 reviews
                          Cuisine: Greek

                          900 ft
                          Leoforos Dimokratias 53
                        • Merastri

                          79% likes this, based on 58 reviews
                          Cuisine: Greek

                          1100 ft
                          Chrysostomou 17

                          Phone: 302810221910

                        • Kipos ton Gefseon

                          74% likes this, based on 90 reviews
                          Cuisine: Greek
                          Price Range: USD 16 - USD 32

                          1300 ft
                          8 Chrisostomou Av

                          Phone: +30 2810300358

                        • Erganos

                          74% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                          Cuisine: Greek

                          1300 ft
                          Georgiadi 5 Oasi

                          Phone: 302810 285629

                        Getting there.

                        The nearest Heraklion-Nikos Kazantakis Airport is just 5km away. You can use public transport to reach the hotel or take a taxi and get to the hotel within a few minutes.

                        Getting around.

                        The nearest bus stop is located within one minutes walk, connecting you to the different parts of the city.

                        Galaxy Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Galaxy

                        Average guest rating

                        8.6
                        out of 10
                        Exceptional
                        Based on 250 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Rooms
                        8.4
                        Service
                        8.5
                        Value
                        8.5
                        Location
                        8.1
                        Dining
                        9.1

                        Individual guest reviews

                        • Family with children

                          We liked the staff - nothing was too much trouble for them. They were kind and courteous without being intrusive. The ambience of the hotel was particularly pleasing; beautifully designed and appointed - everything to a very high standard. We enjoyed every single moment spent in the hotel.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Single

                          Very nice hotel, free internet, perfect service,the best in town...

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Couple

                          Good hotel, very good pool, well located, excelent service.

                          • Average rating
                            8.8
                        • Group of friends

                          Staff were extremely helpful and friendly beautiful pool area and rooms were comfortable and very clean.

                          • Average rating
                            9.2
                        • Couple

                          The pool area for lounging and having some drinks. It has a lovely modern style, very classy.

                          The cocktails were very overpriced because they were not well made, just alcohol with fruit juice and a piece of fruit added. 9.50 euros for this was was too much. I would not have expected to pay more than 6 euros for those. The hotel hosted a wedding on the saturday night we were there and it was a huge inconvenience to the guests. It was in the pool area so we had to vacate early for them to set up. I understand this and didn't mind this part but the wedding was held outside in the pool area that the rooms directly look over, with large speakers for loud music erected in this area. None of the celebrations took place inside, they were all outside in this pool area. The music was so loud, even during the dinner, that my partner and I had to use ear plugs to try and sleep at about 11:30pm when we arrived back after a night out. Thank goodness we had some because I feel very bad for those who did not have ear plugs. The loud music lasted until well after midnight before they turned it down a bit. I don't know what time the music stopped because thankfully by then I got to sleep due to the earplugs. I woke at 01:30 to use the bathroom and it was still going. I think it is poor form for a hotel to do this when they cannot contain the noise and a massive hindrance to the guests.

                          • Average rating
                            9.2
                        • Couple

                          all are great, but the location quite far away from the city spots

                          • Average rating
                            7.0
                        • Older travelers

                          the hotel was easy walking distance to town centre and taxis. The room was very comfortable and clean. Front desk service very helpful and friendly. Good value for money would definitely stay here again.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Couple

                          polite staff and clean and pleasant enviroment

                          • Average rating
                            8.2
                        • Single

                          The absolutely best thing about the hotel is the human element.The staff. They are superb. Very friendly, very polite, always helpful, always smiling.

                          I did not care too much for the location. But I guess it was in the center, so easily accessible which is why I chose it in the first place.

                          • Average rating
                            9.2
                        • Single

                          The room was small, although it was supposed to be a superior double room.

                          • Average rating
                            4.2
                        • Older travelers

                          Very nice, beautiful design and friendly staff.

                          Distance from shops can be negative

                          • Average rating
                            9.2
                        • Single

                          The hotel facilities were new, but the location was a bit far from the center.

                          • Average rating
                            7.0
                        • Single

                          Since the recent renovation, the quality of rooms is outstanding. Breakfasts and bar menu excellent. The standards of service and staff friendliness are exceptionally good.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Older travelers

                          Excellent facilities. Staff can be friendlier in their service and less automative.

                          Staff should learn how to smile more and show more warmth and friendliness.

                          • Average rating
                            8.8
                        • Couple

                          The staff is very helpful, professional and quick. The hotel is brand new, nice and clean. Good Gym. Very good breakfast.

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
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