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“Luxury hotel, great location”
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GDM Megaron Hotel
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
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“Luxury hotel, great location”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night in mid-October. On check in, make sure to ask for a non-smoking room (if you don't smoke!) - these rooms are all on the second floor. We had booked an executive sea-view room, and were upgraded to a VIP suite as it was a non-smoking room. The fixtures and fittings in the room were top-notch, with bathrobes, slippers and plush towels. The bed was one of the comfiest I have ever slept in! The swimming pool on the fifth floor is very small, but a nice location to sit and take in the views of the city. The gym is well-equipped. When we went out for dinner in the evening, the room was turned down, with chocolates on the pillow. The free bottle of water on arrival was also a nice touch. The hotel is in a great location for the port - literally a five minute walk from door to door. The hotel staff were friendly and attentive at all times. The breakfast was a huge feast. There were fruit, continental and cooked options, plus numerous baked goodies. For me, the breakfast catered a little too much for a sweet tooth, but there's no denying that it was a good spread. Heraklion itself is a commercial city, which lacks the character of Chania and Rethymno.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review and for choosing The GDM Megaron Hotel for your stay. Thank you also for sharing your experiences, we know it’s all the little touches that make a difference to our guests. To know that you thought so highly of our hotel, our team and our service in particular is incredibly motivating for us all. Thank you.
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This beautiful hotel is an oasis in the middle of a bustling city. The location is wonderful, very close to the old Venetian Port and right next to the bus station for Knossos. The staff are especially kind and helpful and they have a great massage therapist ( superb after all the scrambling around ancient ruins). Breakfast buffet is incredible and views from the breakfast room amazing. A treat to stay here.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear 840VictoriaS,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The GDM Megaron Hotel, it was a pleasure looking after you during your stay. It always a delight to read such a fantastic review of our hotel and to read such kind words about our staff.
It was also great to read that you were able to make the most of the facilities the hotel has to offer as well as the fantastic attractions in the Heraklion area.
We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
Warm regards.
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

It was lovely to return to this hotel and find that nothing had changed. The staff were just as friendly and helpful. The room was excellent with a seaview and a very good bathroom with shower and bath. Very good breakfast, included in the room rate, everything you could want. We are impressed by the very high standards in this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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megaron, Manager at GDM Megaron Hotel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear Julie B,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again here at The GDM Megaron Hotel, it was a pleasure to see you and look after you again. It was fantastic to read that your stay with us was an enjoyable one and that you were able to make use of the wonderful facilities we have to offer our guests. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm regards.
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

every year they get even better, staff is great - welcoming - friendly and professional
i had made a booking elsewhere and thought about checking with them, they immediately remembered me so eventually i cancelled my other hotels and stayeyd with them twice

great room
excellent breakfast
location unbeatable for solo traveller
will be back soon again

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had a great stay at the Megaron in Crete. The location was perfect, close to old town...and walking distance to the ferry terminal, and we had amazing views from our two balconies. One thing to note, the free breakfast was mind blowing. Besides a nice set up of hot dishes, the selection of cheeses, fruit, and pastries was better than anything we've come across. Friendly staff.

Room Tip: We had a sea view room, worth it if you can get one. Wish there were seats on the balconies to enjo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This hotel is wonderful, so many extra special touches that makes it superb. We arrived to a great welcome, late at night, and managed to get a drink on the roof terrace before they closed. Room very comfortable and breakfast good. The whole thing was faultless and a great start to our Crete holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The staff were so friendly and efficient that the hotel ran like clock work it was amazing the one thing that stuck in my mind was the simplest of things but made it for me was in the evening they would go and check your room was tidy and leave a small note saying " just a short message to say goodnight" and a little chocolate was left next to the note the staff was just perfect BRAVO SAS !!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: GDM Megaron Hotel
Address: 9, D. Beaufort, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Heraklion
#1 Romantic Hotel in Heraklion
#1 Spa Hotel in Heraklion
#1 Family Hotel in Heraklion
#2 Business Hotel in Heraklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — GDM Megaron Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1925 and classified as a historical building the GDM Megaron luxury hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion overlooking the harbor within walking distance of all the major sights of the city. The great architectural design and interior decoration together with the warm - welcoming atmosphere and the high standard of services provided will satisfy even the most demanding guest. Accommodation The 58 tastefully decorated rooms feature the latest facilities such as ISDN private telephone line with voice mail, extra private telephone line for facsimile use, Satellite TV ADSL internet access ,Wi fi free , safe, mini bar , tea & coffee facilities, soundproof windows, air conditioning all around the clock, sprinklers and smoke detectors. The bathrooms are equipped with telephone, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobes and luxury toiletries. Additional amenities, such as TV in bathroom and Jacuzzi, are provided in the V.I.P. Rooms, as well as the Presidential Suites which are designed specifically with your needs in mind. Dining The "Plaza Café" a casual all day, all purpose indoor café ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a coffee overlooking the old harbour. "The Living Room" lounge and bar is the ideal setting for a quiet aperitif in between the hotel's two atriums providing also a TV corner and a library. "The Megaron 5th" Bar Restaurant is located on the top floor with the city's most stunning views of the old harbour. It provides a unique combination of an excellent location, lounge music and superb Cretan Mediterranean cuisine with dishes and specialities prepared by the hotel's Chef. Outdoor dining is available during the summer on the roof top. Recreational Facilities The Health Club on the 4th floor, exclusively for hotel guests is equipped with a variety of fitness equipment as well as a steam bath, a Jacuzzi, a massage table and a sauna with colour and music therapy. The sun beds and umbrellas by the swimming pool area on the roof are perfect for relaxing after a busy day. Hospitality Services The GDM Megaron staff is at our guests' service around the clock, providing twice-daily maid service, room service and courteous concierge assistance. Well equipped meeting rooms are the ideal venue for meetings whether it is a seminar, a cocktail reception, a gala dinner or even an exhibition. Also at our guests' disposal, there are tennis and golf arrangements, non smoking rooms, handicap rooms, medical service, secretarial services, limousine service, car rental and baby sitting, available upon request. ... more   less 
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Gdm Megaron Heraklion
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