Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
A Child-Friendly Hotel for Family Luxury Holidays and more!
After a long way from Rethymno to Heraklion, a morning visit to local workshops and a fun theme park, we needed a pause. Not only parents but also kids. Our choice was the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio, just minutes away from the center of town but comfortably located to reach every highway, the airport and your favorite downtown spot with a five-minute walk.
We were warmly received and, after a quick check-in procedure, a cute kit with toiletries and entertaining activities for children was the first of the many details that made the difference.
Comfortable, allergy-free rooms for families
Just entering our room was a magnificent experience, coziness unfolds before your eyes and you can’t help feeling perfect! Immediately after, welcoming tasty treats arrived for all the family, with a special thought for the kids as well – Who doesn’t love M&Ms? We were ready to enjoy a much desired rest to the full.
Rooms are elegant, beautifully decorated and most comfortable. Many of them are also allergy-free certified and suited for children as well as parents. A convenient connecting family room was a blessing, and not always easy to find when traveling with children. A serene atmosphere, stylish and unique, curated in every detail that made us feel cuddled since day one.
Pool, steam room and gym
After spending a day around the city, admiring the wonderful architecture, visiting museums or…why not? Splurging on some shopping, the best idea is to take a deserved rest on a lounge in the open, enjoy an hour of energetic gym or make a meditating pause at the magnificent steam room.
Want some more? There’s a perfect pool waiting for you to recover from a day in the city. We spent hours relaxing by the deck with a cup of Greek coffee while the children enjoyed some time swimming. We normally stayed until late in the evening, till it was time for dinner. There are two fine restaurants to choose from too!
What’s more invigorating than starting your day with a delicious palette? Colors and tastes mix international flavors with local ingredients. As a result, the breakfast buffet offers a unique array of incredibly delicious dishes to begin the morning. Make it International, English or Continental, make it even Cretan if you want, because that’s also a possibility… and it was my favorite!
Being a fan of the island’s culture, I adored the Cretan angle for breakfast which even serves raki and rakomelo together with an impressive variety of local liquors and delicacies. The offer goes from sweet pastries to artisan cheese, home-made marmalade, Cretan olives and an endless choice of spoon sweets, bread, teas and local olive oil. And… don’t worry, if you are a healthy-type there is plenty of option for you too!
The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio received us with the authentic values of a Cretan family in a top class environment. We enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing stay after a long trip around the island. And it wasn’t just a child-friendly hotel for a luxury holiday: It was more! Everybody went the extra mile to make sure we were having the time of our lives. They surrounded us with thoughtful details and a smile was always there to welcome us home.
Experience the wonders of Heraklion in the comfort of the most beautiful hotel in town.
75 Dimokratias Avenue, 71306, Heraklion,
Crete – Greece
Thank you, we’d love to be back!
Disclosure: Galaxy Hotel Iraklio kindly hosted us during our stay in Heraklion, yet all opinions in this review are my own and not influenced in any way.