Hotel Zafiria
 20 Stars Hotel in Crete Crete
Customers' Rating: 20 over 5 stars
Room rates: €38 - 45 per night
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Address: Matala Iraklion  70200    Greece
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Age: 35-49 from Toronto, Canada
Reviewed on August 21, 2011

"Average hotel but great location on a great beach"

Rate:  3 Stars

We stayed at the Hotel Zafiria for one night with our kids age 12 and 15. They have no connecting rooms but we were able to get two rooms side-by-side. We were on the floor that had the very large balconies that looked at the beach and you could climb over to get from our room to our kids. That alone made the stay here worthwhile. We had stayed at this same hotel 18 years ago and rooms and bathrooms have not changed but they have since added a pool. Rooms are basic but comfortable. The bathrooms could really use a renovation but they were functional. We did not find the staff at the front desk very helpful or friendly. For one night, this hotel was suitalbe and very economical so we would recommend it. We would also recommend the restaurant that is considered part of the hotel. We thought the food and service was very good.

Room tip: Make sure you request the rooms with the beach view that have the large balconies.

Stayed at July 2011

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Age: 50-64 from Maynooth, Ireland
Reviewed on July 24, 2009

"Very nice hotel"

Rate:  5 Stars

We stayed in zafiria for two weeks and loved it. We have stayed there in the past.
It`s very clean and well located. The pool is good and safe for all ages.
Nice garden area onto street, relaxing is the key in matala.
Hotel will organize taxi for you at airport €50 approx. good value.
Staff are lovely and helpful.
It can be a bit noisy when people slam doors at night or talk loudly in corridors. Small price to pay for the value you receive.
No TV in rooms. (great)

Stayed at July 2009

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Age: 50-64 from Toronto, Canada
Reviewed on March 5, 2010

"Excellent Location Beautiful Views Great Value"

Rate:  5 Stars

A basic hotel, but very clean with comfortable beds and spectacular views and lovely pool, which is a rarity in Matala. We had a corner room facing the back with a wraparound balcony that was huge. Sat out till the wee hours drinking in the views of the mountain, beach, caves and stars. Matala is a laid back place at night-quiet and totally relaxing. Can`t believe we had all this, and a lovely breakfast for 40E for the two of us. Two nights was perfect. The hotel is large by Matala standards, and geared to families, yet it is very quiet, and the pool was really wonderful after time at the beach.

Stayed at July 2007

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Age: 50-64 from Maryland,
Reviewed on October 21, 2006

"Wonderful little beach hotel right on Matala beach"

Rate:  4 Stars

Beautiful little Matala beach, on the southern side of Crete is a wonderful place for a day or two. The Hotel Zafiria is a small, budget hotel directly across from the beach in this small town. It has nice, basic rooms with pretty views, a small, sparkling clean pool with poolside bar, a small restaurant, and is smack dab in the center of this charming little town. And the price was great, especially in off season.

The rooms were basic, but clean and well maintained. There is an elevator, and the front desk staff all spoke excellent English and were very polite and helpful.

The only item to watch out for would be that some floors on the hotel have several steps on them (perhaps two buildings were connected at some point in the past). If handicapped or steps are a problem, be sure to mention this when reserving.

You are a 30 second walk from ANYWHERE -- the beach, the town, and the restaurants.

Highly recommended.


Stayed at June 2005

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from Chittenden, Vermont
Reviewed on July 22, 2011

"We loved the Zafiria"

Rate:  4 Stars

We had a great stay at the Zafiria in May. The hotel is right across the street from the beach, and very close to several great restaurants. Our room was basic, but perfectly adequate (and clean). The pool is nice, and we enjoyed stopping there after a day on the beach. Free wi-fi is available in the lobby. The continental breakfast was on the light side, but decent. We arrived in a rental car and couldn`t find the small hotel lot, but were able to park our car cheaply in the very large lot across the street. Overall, we would happily recommend the Zafiria as an excellent beach hotel!

Stayed at May 2011

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from USA,
Reviewed on September 13, 2008

"Zafiria, A Great Value"

Rate:  5 Stars

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Zafiria Hotel in Matala, Crete. This hotel provided a clean spacious room with a large deck that had a great view of the sea and the caves. Breakfast was included in the price.

Across the street, there is an internet Cafe which had coffee, sandwiches and wireless internet. There is also a full service restaurant. With our check-in, they gave us a card for a free caraf of wine with lunch or dinner. There are two markets with fresh fruit and many handy items. The beach is steps away.

If the beach is too windy, there is a very nice pool at the hotel with recliners and good shade.

We have stayed at other hotels in Crete at considerably higher cost and did we not get the kind of convenience that this hidden gem provided.

Stayed at September 2008

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from Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed on September 29, 2007

"Great location"

Rate:  4 Stars

Nice room, twin beds in 210, clean, nice staff, great location, in the "middle" of Matala, nice pool area. Sun from 10 and onwards in september. Bring comfy earplugs, though, otherwise you will hear a lot of doorslamming in the corridors during the night.

Stayed at September 2007

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from Scotland,
Reviewed on October 25, 2007

"Perfect Holiday, great hotel, wonderful service"

Rate:  5 Stars

Hotel Zafiria is in a great location in the centre of Matala, close to shops and tavernas and also close to the beach.
The hotel is simple but very comfortable with a lovely pool area. Service was helpful and courteous. We really didn`t want to leave - a very relaxing holiday with the hotel Zafiria a great base for visiting Matala and fantastic value for money.

Stayed at October 2007

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from milano,
Reviewed on August 19, 2007

"nice view"

Rate:  3 Stars

we had a room with the view on the bay fantastic, it s cheap clean and breakfast it s ok.
we had a problem with toilet door, not solved!
there are no tv or hairdry but it s a cheap hotel so no problem



Stayed at August 2004

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