The location was perfect, easy walking to places in Heraklion, and very easy access for when we would drive out of Heraklion. Free parking was great, although if the few spots right in front of the hotel were taken I'm not sure how much of a pain that would be. We had rented our car from Auto Rental Crete who arranged to pick the car up at the hotel which let us walk the couple blocks to the ferry terminal on the morning that we left. The room was a decent size and comfortable, slightly dated in style, but that didn't really detract from the overall experience. The only negative in the bathroom was the shower head was pretty old and worn, with multiple nozzles being clogged so water would spray in random directions. It just needed a bit of cleaning or a new nozzle. The staff was very welcoming and helpful.