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Golden Sand Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sfakaki, Crete 74100, Greece
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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 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tring, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We booked at the last minute but expected a decent enough 5* hotel according to the description. Stayed half board but unfortunately the food was so terrible, we chose to eat out. The room allocated to us was dismal, basic and lacking in anything luxurious. No tea/coffee making, no toiletries and totally depressing. We asked to change rooms and were... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Have just returned from a wonderful week in Crete. However not at this hotel! We arrived at the Golden Sands Hotel, having been told it would only be a half hour transfer, 2 hours later to be told we had missed dinner and they had left food in our room for us. How thoughtful we thought, only to find it... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A good 1 hour drive from the airport and not really close to anything. We visited the hotel around June for a week, and the hotel felt relatively empty. We got a room with a view to the pool which was nice, the room was clean, with a closet, safe and mini-fridge. The Food Was Medium, As was the free... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Went for a week . We paid for a 4 star we got 1 star. There are no reps and you have to find out from guests .We booked superior room it was very basic. If you wanted to change room it would cost anything from 125 euros up to 200 euros. The ladies at receptionists are so rude, don't... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Booked for two weeks with Thomas Cook who promised 5 star quality, which we certainly paid for. On arrival you see that the hotel is 20 metres from a motorway on a horrible street surrounded by unfinished buildings. When we got into the 'superior double room' the standard of a travel lodge room is significantly better, the shower didn't work,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went for 10 days would of preferred 1 day 1st day the food was either raw or over cooked and definitely always came with more grease than actual food The food never got any better thought out the holiday - ending up in spending over 700 euros each for 5 days of breakfast lunch and dinner The pools were dirty... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There are two ways to look at this hotel: if you go expecting a five star establishment and judge on those criteria then you will be disappointed. However, if you take the price of the hotel and base your expectations around that, then you will get a much fairer result. Our requirements were for an all-inclusive package with hotel, pool... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Awful. This is definetly not a 5 star hotel as advertised. It is more 1 star. Even the receptionist admitted that it was not a 5 star. The food is apalling.Always cold. Undercooked meats, swimming in fat. It is so apparent that what is not eaten for breakfast is chopped up and put out for lunch and dinner. And so... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Bad hotel and terrible food. Pools dirty, got ear and eye infections. Luckily our children didn't. Water turned of so couldn't wash, air conditioning turned off during the night so our 6mth old baby got Ill. Manager was arrested in the reception area for not paying bills so we presume that's why water etc, we're turned off. Room was filthy.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Quite honestly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. 5 stars???? It would just about get 3 stars. I have stayed at 5 star hotels in Crete before and there is no comparison. Food is awful and the restaurant has no atmosphere, also found hair in my food twice. When we arrived we noticed that the sign on the... More 

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Address: Sfakaki, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Sfakaki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Golden Sand Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 68
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