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“Mediocre, vulgar and miserly.”
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Hotel Olympic
Ranked #23 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Madrid
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Mediocre, vulgar and miserly.”
Reviewed 2 August 2007

After spending a wonderful week in a great hotel in the area of Agios Nikolaos (Iberostar Mirabello), we spent a terrible extra night in Crete in this place due to the delay of our flight.

The hotel is located in the very centre of Irakleio, which is not exactly Paris. Our room was small and dull, with the carpet full of stains. We found hair on the pillows (some others of our group found clothes in the closet). It was terribly hot inside, but you couldn’t open the window (looking a narrow patio with all the air conditioned machines) because it was even hotter. You couldn’t turn the air conditioned on, either, because was too noisy for sleeping.

On the morning, we kindly requested a document, in order to make a complaint before the company. It was impossible to obtain a single paper from the hotel, despite the fact that it was true that we spent one night there.

I did not pay anything for the room and seemed to me awful. What if I had to pay for it!

Stayed August 2007
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California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2007

The hotel was centrally located with modern bathrooms, but our toilet seat was broken. The service was mediocre and the hotel was average, but the price was very good for the area.

We only stayed for one night before catching a ferry out the next day. For one night it was fine. I'd describe it as an average 3 star with very little personality and average, not overly friendly, service.

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  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, PA
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2006

The Olympic Hotel was great. I stayed for about six days and used it as a central location to explore Crete. The rooms, dining area and all main areas were nicely decorated, clean and modern. It did seem like it had been recently updated and renovated. My room had a balcony which was great. It also had one of the best bathrooms I've seen for a budget hotel in Greece. The shower had doors to alleviate the problem of water going everywhere and was spacious! The whole bathroom was big and modern too. The hotel is located in a busy main square and it is noisy very late and once again very early. I put on the a/c and had no problems sleeping. The breakfast was included in the room price (I paid 58E a night) and was the normal variety included with your room: hardboiled eggs, breads, cakes, etc. The front desk staff ranged in helpfulness but no one was rude or unfriendly. One woman in particular was extremely helpful and helped me arrange tours, find a laundry, etc. You can walk to everything from this hotel as well as to bus stops to other parts of the island for day trips. I couldn't believe the value for what I paid!

  • Stayed May 2006
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2006

Although this hotel is very centrally located, I found the hotel and rooms to be very mediocre. The A/C was not turned on, and when we requested that this be done, they didn't seem like they were keen to do this, to make our stay more comfortable. The triple rooms are too crowded for 3 people, so don't go for this option. Very average breakfast buffet.

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Reviewed 17 August 2004

Very modern decoration and furniture. Marble even in the balcony. Overall a good hotel. The area can be noisy, but a good value for the money. It's a bus ride from the beach, but I would recommend a stay.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2004

This is by far the most luxurious 3 star hotel I've ever stayed in -- marble and brass everywhere and it seemed to have been recently remodeled. It really seemed more like a 4 star hotel. I think it is in an excellent location in the center of Heraklion, only 1 block from the outdoor market and it's easy walking to the pedestrian mall, shopping, the two main squares, and the archaelogical museum. Parking is the only downside. There's cheap parking available about 4 blocks away.

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UK
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2004

We stayed at the Olympic hotel for 1 night last year. The hotel is fine, but the location makes it very noisy. There was traffic noise until past midnight, which started up again at about 4 am.

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Property: Hotel Olympic
Address: Plateia Kornarou 43, Heraklion, Crete 71201, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 58 Hotels in Heraklion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olympic 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Hotel Olympic Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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