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Chania Prefecture, Greece
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Located just accross the road from the beach ( approx 5 mins walk) close to Carrefour supermarket, so get a few breadrolls & drinks on way to the beach, very handy! and nicely away from the busy shopping area but only a short 10 min walk to the centre square and its market place, so a great location for everything... More 

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141 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

What can I say about this hotel? It is in a total time warp -the reception area is a sixties/seventies nightmare-the hotel is an homage to the hippy history of this resort and frankly nothing seemed to have changed since the last hippies left the caves on the rock face at the beach. Sleeping in my room was like sleeping... More 

1 Thank Robsurmer
bellacreta, Διευθυντής at Hotel Zafiria, responded to this review

I ask you why you preferred to stay in our hotel after not liked to you. didn't t you seen it before?? You asked me to see the room and you fount it nice. If you read previous reviews will understand how you are being unfair As you for the staff said, they were from an other planet, I would... More 

Leighton Buzzard
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Need I say more? The pool area is great with a smashing beach bar that opens between 1pm and 8pm. The hotel staff are so welcoming and friendly and for me this compensates for the slightly dated condition of the hotel. It is what it is - a well run hotel that probably could do with money spending on it... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

There's not much to choose from in Matala. This was a bare bones hotel. Great location immediately next to the beach. On the weekends, it was noisy at night. The pool is nice. The staff was great. The hotel is very clean. The beds were spartan (no pun) and the bathrooms in the room were tiny and old. The sheets... More 

Thank Spiro A
Essex, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Just arrived home tonight after spending 2 lovely weeks at the Hotel Zafiria. This is our second visit to the hotel, the first time being June 2014. Ok, it is not the Ritz and does not pretend to be, so anyone looking for a four star or better hotel will be disappointed. The rooms do not have television, mini bars... More 

3 Thank BillB57257
Rethymnon, Greece
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Beautiful hotel in the heart of Matala. Highly recommended for the days of festival, since it's located near the beach. Nice pool and pool bar, friendly staff and normal accomodation and facilities. Prices are always fair as well as the breakfast. A beautiful cafe is located on the ground floor, with tables situated on the side of its famous street.... More 

1 Thank Vassilis V
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The Zafiria is located almost in the Heart of Matala.Eateries,Tavernas,Shops,and Supermaket within steps of the Hotel..........Rooms are very basic,could not quite understand why the table top Fridge was located on the floor!? Air Con hit and miss.Linen Threadbare.Generally everywhere looking very well worn and tired..Staff were very pleasant and pleased to help..Breakfast was typically Greek but produce there again standard... More 

1 Thank StaffsLass66
Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015

When you book this hotel it is included with a rental car!!! Really friendly personnel, good beds, clean rooms and nice breakfast with real greek yogurt and honey. Fresh bread and coffee. An egg every day. Nice terrace for breakfast and nice streetview from the terrace. This hotel is situated in the main street of Matala, only 50 mtrs away... More 

1 Thank AnitaKieboom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Perfect location, good breakfast, WiFi only at the lobby. Room with sea view and huge terrace. Quiet. The room is a little worn, but very clean. Pretty fair deal for the $40 price. Would stay again here.

1 Thank David D
Kapaa, Hawaii
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600 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The rate was low. 35 eu. And the location was great. On the third floor we had no hot water. First floor did. Ac didn't t work and the door had to be closed due to Mosquitos. The free breakfast was decent. Great staff. We were able to park next to the bar area. If we come back we will... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Hotel Zafiria

Address: Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Matala
Price Range: RM204 - RM325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Zafiria 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Go for a Sea view”
 of 5 bubbles ako22, 22 Oct 2015 | Read review
“211 - near the pool , sea view and lovely and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles BeccyTurnbull, 3 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the front of the hotel will give you a sea view. Second floor has largest balconies, third floor has the best sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles BillB57257, 11 Jul 2015 | Read review
“for the days of the matala beach festival, choose a room with pool-mountain view. For the rest of the season choose a sea-view room.”
 of 5 bubbles VassilisVam, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for cave view.”
 of 5 bubbles MarshallGulch, 12 May 2015 | Read review
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