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Vanisko Hotel

7, Andrea Papandreou Avenue Ammoudara, Gazi, Heraklion, Crete 71414 Greece
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#45 of 56 hotels in Heraklion
Vanisko hotel is 3 km from Heraklion city, situated in Ammoudara, the nearest tourist resort and with the longest sandy beach across the prefecture of Heraklion. The port and the airport are less than 5 and 10km respectively. Its unique location also offers easy access to the small town Gazi from the west side as well to the highway, which is 3km away. During summer (1 April - 31 October) you can enjoy swimming in the near sandy beach of Ammoudara, 300m from the property or relax and have a good time in the hotel's 200sq.m pool. There is also a small pool for children and a pool bar as well. All the rooms are equipped with air condition, 100lt fridge, safe deposit box, 32" LCD TV, phone, hairdryer and privet bathroom. All rooms are well ventilated and sunny with balcony. In the lobby you will find a bar, café and a spacious sitting room with a large LCD TV. In the ground floor is also the restaurant where (depending on the period) buffet breakfast and meals are offered. Vanisko is a family running business with years of experience in hospitality offering a warm and friendly environment for the guest during his vacations or business travel. The hotel is open all year round with 24 hour reception. It has a brand new conference room of 150sq.m and provides free WiFi in all the hotel and rooms as also free parking space for the guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek


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Evelyn Bateta wrote a review Sep 2021
Maidstone, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
We missed our flight home so we had to look for a last minute hotel to stay at. When I booked the hotel I was a bit apprehensive due to past experiences but I have to say, it did not disappoint. It has a great atmosphere, friendly and very helpful staff, the beach is just 100 meters away, fantastic pool and bar area, breakfast did not disappoint. I would stay here again next time I find myself stranded in Crete😂😂 my family loved it too so I recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
David H wrote a review Aug 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
One night stay following TUI flight cancellation. Ants and cockroaches in our room along with drain flies in the bathroom. Located in a very dodgy area as well. I have nothing positive to say about this place. I think even a tramp would turn his nose up at it. Shame on you TUI!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Mark K wrote a review Aug 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ended up stuck here after a TUI flight was cancelled, room was like a prison cell, food was like prison food, ive seen better 1* hostels in SE Asia. Beds were rock solid with one tiny pillow and a tiny mattress. Avoid like the plague.
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Date of stay: August 2020
rickyracepants wrote a review Jul 2019
Barnsley, United Kingdom84 contributions71 helpful votes
Booked in to stay here for one night whilst hopping from place to place around the island. Thank god it was only 1 night. The hotel was full of noisy teenagers on a school trip who deemed it ok to blast their boom boxes with expletive music, my wife and I were far from impressed and couldn’t wait to get out. The only positive was that the room was one of the newly refurbished ones with a double bed and new memory foam mattress that is why two stars other than that I would have given one star. Staff were friendly though, pool is large with sun loungers around it but the sun does not come round until lunchtime so no one was in the pool first thing. Breakfast was poor to Crete standards.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
DawnLawson1982 wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom13 contributions12 helpful votes
So as with many other people we were dumped here by Tui after a cancelled flight. Horrendous run down place which is in no way deserving of 3 stars. I can only reiterate what has been said previously the noise both from the road, neighbouring rooms and hallways makes sleeping virtually impossible. Someone in an adjoining room was smoking but they may as well have been in our room. Rooms are like a bad 70's throwback and even the thought of the place makes my skin crawl. Wouldn't even consider entering the dining room given the bedrooms let alone trying the food. Looks like the place runs on cancelled flights.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
US$47 - US$85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vanisko Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Vanisko Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Local Art and Agricultural History (1.0 km), Enodia (0.8 km), and Kurelu (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vanisko Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Vanisko Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vanisko Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vanisko Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thigaterra, Aris Katerina, and Taverna Mitato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vanisko Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vanisko Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vanisko Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Vanisko Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (7.0 km), Castello del Molo (Koules) (3.9 km), and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (3.2 km).