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Hotel Rea - Heraklion

1 star Hotel Heraklion

1 Kalimeraki & Handakos St. - Heraklion

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 45 .00
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Hotel Rea is a budget Heraklion hotel located in the heart of the city center, directly behind the historical museum. This intimate Crete hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the old Venetian port, the central fruit market, and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Self-service laundry is available within close proximity of the hotel.

If you prefer staying in cozy family-run places, then this compact and affordable Heraklion hotel on Crete Island is just the place for you. Here, you will get a really warm welcome from the hotel's staff and plenty of advice on things to do and see around the island.

A great place to stay on Crete while traveling through Greece, you can change currency at this hotel and leave you luggage for short as well as longer periods at no extra cost. There is also a fridge at guests' disposal for communal use. Wireless Internet access is provided free of charge for guests, in public areas of the hotel.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.3 Good
Based on 50 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

A good place for a short stay in Herkalion.

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Breakfast at Hotel Rea

A continental breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and noon for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Rea

  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Room service - limited hour

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between noon and 3:30 AM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 3 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

7.5

Clean

7.2

Location

6.0

Quiet

6.1

Spacious

7.4

Service

Rea Hotel reviews

7.8 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

the location is close to the city center, about 10 min. walk. Neighborhood does not look nice, but it is indeed in a friendly place!

6.0 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

The room was simple and clean. The bathroom maybe a bit less. For one night could is ok.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We stayed one night and the owner was very helpful. We met him on the way to the hotel and he walked us back to the hotel and checked us in. My husband was not feeling well and he made tea and a cake for him for free. They have upgraded the windows, new air conditioning and painted. The shared bathroom is small but very adequate for the hotel and price.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

good place to stay near centre of Iraklion

7.1 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

From reading the reviews at venere.com and the prices, we did not expect very much, but it was actually nice and quiet. The staff was very friendly, service minded and helpfull. Pictures at WEB site are very realistic. Yes, the basement is not very nice as breakfast room, but then again, what do you expect at 3½ Euros pr. person ? Worst problem was actually, that the hotel was quite difficult to find, and proper (detailed) maps of Hekraklion hard to get. Parking was also difficult, but we knew that and simply parked the car whereever we could, continued on feet, asked our way and picked up the luggage later. We can definetely recommend this hotel as a low budget alternative if you can live with the level of comfort and just need to stay 1 or 2 nights.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

It was a great hotel. We (3 of us) were only going to stay 2 nights, but we extended our stay to four night. It was clean. The rooms were a little small, but all we did was sleep there. They also got us a great price on a rental car. The hotel is in a good location because it is a short distance from the Lion Fountain. I would recommend it and would stay there agian. The best part about the hotel was the staff. They were so friendly and had great recommendations on where to eat and where to go. The staff really made the hotel great.

3.4
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We stayed 3 nights. The first night, they gave us a very tiny room, just behind the counter desk, on the ground floor and near the street. It was very noisy. We had to ask to change room for the following nights. The second room was larger and quieter, anyway there was no sound insulation and we could still hear all the noises from inside the hotel. Furniture and bathroom are very old, the shower is small and with no curtain. Breakfast is served in a basement room with no window at all.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

I was impressed by the kindness and efficiency of the owner's young brother and sister who run the hotel. The hotel is in a very quiet area, only 5 minutes from the very center of Heraklion, from mini-markets and lots of bistros and restaurants. I stayed in a double room with WC and shower on the same floor.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

I stayed only 2 nights, and it's a quiet period. Material is a litlle bit old but correct

4.6 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Welcoming and situation in the city was OK BUT : - room was really not quiet. - The collective bathroom was dirty and not sufficient. - Do not take the breakfast...

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

..REALLY NOTHING....THE ROOM WAS ORRIBLE...CLEANED BUT ORRIBLE.FOR ONE NIGHT IT'S POSSIBLE BUT NO MORE!!! ...I SUGGEST TO CHOOSE AN OTHER SOLUTION FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS.

7.1 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

we stood at this hotel only for one night. it is in the centre close to port and main square in heraklio. But we had a room straight on the road and since no ac is available we had to leave window open which made all the street sounds seem as if they were happening inside, even very late at night.

4.1 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

We would recommend this hotel only for a short stay in Iraklio due to spaciousness of rooms and hotel surroundings. Also, the directions from the port to hotel were not clear and it took us 1 hour to find the hotel. On the contrary, the hotel receptionist was very helpful and friendly.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent budget hotel, near to city centre and 4 Lions Square. Clean with friendly staff. No hot water at sink, but hot shower very good. Room clean and ready. Ate out so no comment on breakfast. 400m from bus stop, but not easy to spot first time as hotel not on Handakos street so asking directions did not help, although it was clearly visible as we walked down Handakos street. Street names easy to read, most also in english.

6.6 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Rooms and forniture don't look nice but its clean and close to all attractions. We asked for a double bed but they gave us 1 and half size one. It was too small for 2 people and the same was for sheets and blankets. Its is a bit expensive too for the kind of hotel it is.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

15 min walk to port. OK for 1 night. No AC or ensuite

7.1 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

it is very good. Near to city down.

7.8 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

A proximité de tout... les chambres sont propres et le service est courtois.

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

6.9 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

7.3 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

7.7 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

4.0 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Sweden

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

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8.5 Excellent
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.1 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

2.6
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.8 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

5.7 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

5.2 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Rea has 16 guest rooms. Business travelers visiting the Heraklion area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Additional comforts include air conditioning. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Hairdryer on request

How to reach Rea Hotel

By airplane
From Heraklion International Airport: after getting out of the airport, turn right onto Ikaros Street. Turn right after the second set of traffic lights. Turn left onto the road that goes along the harbour. You will come to the ruined Church of Saints Petros and Paulos with its historical museum just across the street. The hotel is behind the museum on Kalimeraki Street. Alternatively, take the public bus no. 1 from the airport to the city center. You can get off at the Meintani bus stop (one bus stop after Liberty Square). Go down Handakos Street and you will see the hotel on your right.

By ferry
After getting out of the harbour, turn right. Stay on the road for about 700 meters (0.4 miles) until you reach the historical museum; then follow the directions above to locate the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Rea

Monastery of St. Peter and St. Paul - 0 km / 0 mi
Historical Museum of Crete - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Dermatas Gate - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Museum of the Battle of Crete - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Panayia Akrotiriani - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Heraklion Loggia - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Heraklion Town Hall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lions Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Morosini Fountain - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Heraklion Museum of Religious Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Agia Ekaterini Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
18 Anglon Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
St. Titus Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Rea is Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 4 km / 2.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.