Hotel in Amoudara
We stayed approximately 5km from Heraklion in Amaroudra in a family run hotel called Hotel Georgia.
The hotel’s motto is “come as tourist and leave as a friend” and this was spot on. The staff from so friendly and helpful! They assisted with booking a trip by email before our stay and were so great whilst we were there.
We opted for the double bedroom with a balcony and poolside view. This cost around £25 pp per night with breakfast. The rooms had everything you needed in with plenty of storage for clothes and were cleaned daily.
The Pool Area
The main attraction to this hotel was the beautiful outside area we saw in the pictures online. We loved the pool area which had plenty of sunloungers and other comfy chairs with tables and chairs in the shade if the sun becomes too much. There is so much to keep you entertained with a football table, ping pong and a library of books.
The hotel is also conveniently located two minutes from the beach (to the right) and a supermarket and bus stop a couple of minutes away (to the left). Catch the number 1 or 6 bus into Heraklion centre and buy you ticket from the supermarket first ($1.20). Depending on traffic, it can take around 10-15 minutes. Between June and August, you can also catch a number 2 bus directly to Knossos.
I loved eating my breakfast outside every day! I had the museli with greek yogurt honey, seeds and strawberries which was so tasty and filling, as well as some cheeses (including feta) and ham. There was also other fruits offer, fresh breads and cooked food – more than enough choice.
We had a great stay at Hotel Georgia and felt completely at home. Stella and Elena were so lovely and helpful and we were waved goodbye with big hugs, which was so nice.
East London Girl: Hotel in Amoudara