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“Lovely staff and close to crete maris convention center”
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Miramare Hotel
Ranked #126 of 172 Hotels in Hersonissos
Reviewed 28 June 2014

For USD 172 we stayed in this 2 star hotel for 5 days, since it is close to Crete Maris hotel (650m away from Miramare). We had a conference in Crete Maris convention center (1.1 km away) so we selected this hotel for stay. The beach and the restaurants are very close by. This is an old fashioned hotel.

We were highly impressed with the staff of the hotel. This family run hotel owners were very welcoming and are very nice people. They readily provided local advice to buy stuff (e.g. where to buy olive oil and olives at low price) and how to visit different attractions.

There is no iron, hair drier (dries hair very fast due to hot climate) or electric kettle. However, there is one iron in the hotel which can be borrowed from the reception. They gave us hot water when requested. There is a refrigerator inside the room. There is a balcony.

We didnt feel the pillow covers are very clean as there were stains. Luckily we bought our own pillow cases and bed sheets.

We didnt try breakfast.

We have to pay 6 euro for air condition/ day. However, we didn't feel air conditioner is required even though it is very hot outside during day time. However, one night we felt it is very hot.

One of my friends stayed in 2nd floor said, he experienced mosquito bites (mosquitoes are common in Crete), however, we didn't experience mosquitoes (we were in 3rd floor), may be because we kept the balcony closed at the night.

In overall we were happy with the hotel due to the very welcoming and hospitable owners (sister and brother) and staff. I am giving very good because of the staff (without considering much on amenities and look and feel of the place). Also you cant expect much from an economical stay.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Supun A
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I stayed in Miramare hotel in June, 2014, for a week. The first and the most important thing to notice in this place is its people. When you arrive you are welcomed by the owners themselves who are very-very nice, open-minded, smart, sociable and all the best words one can remember. They run their family business with all their heart and soul. I spent a lot of brilliant hours talking to them. In addition, they are very helpful and will definitely tell you everything you should know about the places around.

Then, the hotel itself is well renovated, clean and comfortable. I stayed in small but cozy room with everything you may need inside (nice bathroom, balcony, mirror, big bed, TV, fridge), plus safe box and air condition for extra payment. There is small swimming pool and lobby-bar. Also they serve breakfasts. For other food, ask hosts about the best taverna in the city. In the bar you can order only drinks (I strongly recommend morning coffee by Elena and evening mojito by George :)).

The hotel is located in a calm area but it is very close to the beach and to the nightlife places.
I also needed to work during my staying, so I checked up WiFi which was great.

To sum up, I DO recommend this place to those who value travelling more then tourism, who prefer to meet locals and interesting people and who want to make Crete expirience vivid.

And as for me, I hope that I would be back one day :)

Room Tip: Before ordering air-condition and paying for it, try to spend one day without it. For me, it was abs...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I have been at the Miramare in the middle of Septembre. The bathroom and the sheets were clean, but the room is almost empty (no tv, no blankets...). The breakfast was disgusting with few slices of an old bread, bees on the jams, no fresh fruit... the size of the swimming pool is ridiculous and above all we couldn't sleep because of young peolple talking loud outside till 5 in the morning.
Too expensive and no quality.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Barek B
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Fantastic location . Rooms with private pool are beautiful . Disappointing food and service. Wine machine, coffee machine and if you are all inclusive don't expect a small bowl of nuts or crisps with your drink these are only for paying guests????

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Jeanie H
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

This hotel is a good example of fair 2-star hotel. This is a perfect choice for travelers, who doesn't plan to stay in hotel for a long while. It is clean (the rooms are cleaned every day except Sunday), the bed is double and comfortable, there is a safe in room (10-12 euros per week), there is free Wi-Fi in lobby, WC is in a good condition. The A\C is paid, but we didn't need it, as the nights on Crete are rather fresh. There is no window in the room, but there is a big slide glass door on balcony with a shutter door. The cons is that there wasn't anti-mosquitto net, so we needed to buy an electrical fumigator. The second, and mostly the main cons is breakfast. It is tasty (ham, cheese, fresh bread, fresh tomatoes, fruit jams) but very monotonous. Although, in several minutes walk there are a lot if bakeries and cafes, where you can get delicious breakfast for a 4-6 euros per person.

The best feature of this hotel is very pleasant atmosphere of family-run hotel. All of them are very friendly and doing everything with love and pleasure. (thank you George & co :) )

Summarizing, I can tell, that Miramare in Hersonissos leaved a very pleasant impression, although there were some minor cons.
The main thing, that we (me and wife) would like to visit this hotel again!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Serj S
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

To summarize our stay in this hotel: this is in no way a two star hotel. This is nice and cozy family-run apartments you should book for a MAXIMUM 2-4 days visit. Keep in mind that A/C and fridge shall cost you EUR6 and EUR3 per day.

We did suffer from poorly working fridge and especially from the breakfast - the same cheese and ham for the 12th day in a row made us sick. On the other hand staff was really great.

Pros:
+ very friendly and helpful staff (basically it is the key reason to book this hotel)
+ nice location not far away from main streets
+ charming atmosphere of old family-run business

Contras:
- the rooms are not cleaned properly
- very limited selection of food during the breakfast (we did miss eggs, toasts and other basic things one could expect from a breakfast)
- fridge is very old, noisy and small, it cooled our food&drinks really badly
- most of facilities need rennovation
- no TV, no radio provided in the rooms

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank ElenaY991
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

I can give nothing but praise for this hotel, the rooms i found where kept to a high standard and the owners well what can i say except they made myself and friend so welcome we had booked a holiday in the heronissos but due to problems there we where sent to the Miramare for the first night i only wish we had booked at the Miramare instead as they treated people as friends and if GEORGE reads this say hello to your Father from Ian and Dean

Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
1  Thank Ian C
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Additional Information about Miramare Hotel

Address: 11 Filonidou Zotou st., Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #126 of 172 Hotels in Hersonissos
Price Range: £33 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Miramare Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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