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Golden Sand Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sfakaki, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Sfakaki
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
peter r Mosbach, Germany
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is not a 5 star hotel. not even close. The beds are really really hard, it's impossible to sleep in - there were some hosts complaining about that, so they added a thin matress in some rooms. The all inclusive pack included all the meals, but they were always the same!!! breakfast, lunch and dinner had always the same... More

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Mosbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean with very good service. Good food with plenty of choice - good breakfast from healthy cereal, Greek yogurt and Honey to bacon and fried eggs (eggs fried to perfection). Pool bar staff very friendly.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worse hotel ever, food rubbish no choice poor quality with no deserts, no entertainment as advertised, no poolside BBQ, no cretian dancing, no poolside BBQ, pro photos apear to show an infinity pool there is not one , all inclusive drinks stop at 10pm wow , advertised as having a private beech that's sign posted as public just 50 yards... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On arrival at the Golden Sand Hotel we were informed that due to a computer crash there was no room for us and we were being moved to another hotel, so after a full day's travel we were bundled into a taxi and taken 30 minutes back the way we came to the Bali Paradise Hotel. On Saturday morning the... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 2am in the morning and we were not dissappointed there was food in the fridge and the room was just what we asked for overlooking the pool and the sea. The next morning we went down for breakfast it was a bit dissappointing as we were expectinga good breakfast but instead was a very basic one all... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent hours trying to find a suitable resort for our family and friend (3 adults and 2 kids age 4 and 7), I personally made the booking with a representative from LastMinute.com and I was assured I would be staying at an upmarket resort that catered for kids and had all the amenities. This was anything but... We were... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend decided that we wanted to go away quite last minute and booked this hotel and not expecting much! We both had a fantastic time and I would definitely come back and stay. The reviews are very moany and I can't believe some of the stuff people are saying! The only thing I would suggest would be... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are just return.. Everythink bad, that you can read here is true !! The is really nothink good. The area where you can choose your food is cca 4 x 3 meter big..You have to wait there in 30 centigrade, than you go to the "restaurant" where is more than hot..any aircondition, nothink. Can be, that you will not... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are spacious but bathrooms dirty... Had to argue with a staff to get clean towels every day-and this is 5 STAR HOTEL.No shampoo or body wash... Same food every day... There was a cost for beach towels... Beach umbrellas are only covering your head and everything else is on the hot, hot sun!!! Poor communication with staff... Pool... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not one to complpain about bad service but this was inexcusable. This is possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in! We were totally mislead by lastminute.com about what would be here. The rooms are awful, the food inedible (I got an upset stomach from the food. They serve pasta that is so greasy it just slides... More

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Address: Sfakaki, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Sfakaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Sand Hotel 2*
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