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Manos Studios Hotel Reviews

Nimfon 14, Amoudara, Heraklion, Greece

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232 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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The manager was extremely helpful. He made our short stay there a wonderful one, and really helped us to get to our next destination (as confused tourists, we had a hard time navigating). The hotel was very nice. A little out of the main city, which we thought was great, less noise. It's right across from a fantastic Greek restaurant. The rooms were clean and homey. Altogether, we loved our stay at Manos Hotel, and would recommend it to anyone going to Heraklion.


Don't necessarily accept an "upgrade" to a private single room from a shared dorm if you plan cooking. You might end up on the rooftop terrace in a box-style room with a nice view plus thin walls but with no kitchen and no window (so you have to leave the door open if you want to breathe). The shared appartment was really a good deal. Go for it. The host is a nice person and helpful with directions etc. Thanks to T. for warm and kind reception!


Great location near beach, very clean, helpful staff


Bit of a pain to find when you first arrive but the area and the beach are nice. You could easily see Iraklio and the knossos in a day but if you have a bit of extra time it's worth staying here. A bit quiet off seaon


anybody could enter the hotel without been recognized (2 entrances, open but not always somebody at the front desk). the kitchen equipment had to be totally cleaned before we could use it. the fridge. there was an old tv but it was not connected withe a cable. a good restaurant is very close. the staff was friendly but not very "touristic" (no maps of the area or any thing "what to do" were given by themself)


The owner/manager was kind, extremely helpful with directions, and friendly. The hostel was clean, had plenty of windows with fresh air, and the dorms beds were spaced nicely. I've been in some hostels that were so cramped, that I couldn't breath, but not this one. 5 minute walk to beach. It also had a nice soft mattress... No coils digging into your back. Suggestion to owner: put a sign on main street with hostel name and pointing the direction down ally.


Comfortable, clean and very well run. The owner is a great source of information and very friendly. Easy enough to meet other travellers and so is the bus connection in and out of town. Definitely stay at Manos!


Very recommendable.


We had a great stayed in Manos Hotel, and I would definitely recommended if you are looking for a nice place to stay in Heraklion, I personally had the feeling it was the best location you can have in the city, is bit away for the center... so is really quite and has a great summer ambience.. beautiful beach, nice restorants... and buses every 10 min... Fragiskos, the owner is a really nice and wellcoming person... he helped us lots... for tips and trip advises... don't think it twice!!


Thank you for all help!it was great time at Amoudara:)

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice place and very easy to get to from the city center. Only complaint is that you can hear everything in the hotel, but at least it's in a quiet area. It's good value so I would stay there again.


A bit far from the city centre, but a taxi is not expensive, specially if you are in a group of 3 or 4 people. There is also a nice beach nearby.


A little outside of the city, but very conveniently located to the beach. The desk manager was very helpful as he gave us our own room for no extra charge.


Beautiful place with clean rooms. The location of Amoudara was a bit far from everything we wanted to see (especially without a car)...


The owner is an ex travel agent, can give you tons of advice and knows how to get anywhere on the island and what ferrys to take. He was very kind! The pool looked nice but with the ocean right there, I never used it! Bedroom layouts are a little awkward, at least in my room it was.


had such a great time, the owner is so helpful and lovely, clean room and bathroom


Reserved a dorm-type room but there was a mix up, so they gave us a private apartment. No wifi in the rooms though. Only at public places of the hotel


I had to staff for one night and it was great, the staff were so friendly and really help me with advice on the buses, would recommend.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel! The people were very nice and helpful and it comes with a beautiful view! We had a private balcony room which was so pretty. Very close to the beach and easy to get to everything, even herklion by bus. Would recommend!


My friend and I had a wonderful stay at Manos. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet, and the staff provided excellent service and suggestions on places to eat. The location of the property is within walking distance of Amoudara beach, which is beautiful at sunset.

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