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Grecotel Meli Palace

4.0 of 5 Agia Varvara, Sissi, Crete 72400 , Greece (Formerly Hellenic Palace)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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kent, united kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here from the 19th Sept for a week it was very pleasent loads of beds round the pool and beach the sea was quite rough most days but apparently on this side of the island it is the south is calmer. We had an excellent snorkel day on the last day as it was very calm and very... More 

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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Excellent choice for family vacations. The food was great, both in terms of quality and variety. You should also try the 'a-la-carte restaurant for its service and recipes.The staff was very friendly and highly professional. The entertainment team was fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Wonderful experience start to finish. Great staff, amazing food and brilliant activities team. Would definatly recommend to any friends with families that want all inclusive without leaving the hotel.

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Kyiv, null, Ukraine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

was here at may, 13 very pleasant personal and tasty food would be very good for kinds is you need entertainment and shopping take a car and go to Heraclion because in Sissi there is no such activities

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

less than a km away as the crows fly from the third minoan palatial site of Malia, this Grecotel is situated in a natural bay protected by an islet, and it is surrounded by nature. Perfect for a family with kids or a relaxing holiday, it's still a drive of few minutes away from historical and natural wonders. One of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We were moved here after the hotel we booked in Sissi was overbooked. This hotel is approx 3km from Sissi, right on a beautiful sandy beach but otherwise a little isolated. We like a walk after dinner but there is nowhere to walk around here. First impressions were great, it's an old hotel but it has been refurbished to a... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

beautiful beach, good food, clean rooms, welcoming staff. very good place for kids!!! the only thing we didn't like was the bed- it was uncomfertable, however after few days we forgot about it:)

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

This was our first trip to Greece, and we chose Crete by friends advice. One week of relax and good food seemed enough for us. Location: 40 km from airport, takes 50 minutes to get there, though depending on the number of other hotels' tourists the bus takes. On our departure day it took us almost 2 (!) hours to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I can say again Bravo to Grecotel. From the momment we arrived we felt very welcome. Location Fantastic. Away from other busy hotels with lot of noise day and night, discos etc. You want to relax, eat well, and been pampered well believe me go to Meli Palace.I went in August with may wife and my daughter 19 yo stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

my family and i stay in hellenic palace for 2 weeks. the waiters are very friendly, helpful and the animation team is very friendly and can hotel guests entertain continually. the hotel has a private beach. the foss is very good and you eat fresh fruits. the staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Address: Agia Varvara, Sissi, Crete 72400 , Greece (Formerly Hellenic Palace)
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Sissi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grecotel Meli Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 158
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Also Known As:
Grecotel Meli Palace Hotel Lassithi Prefecture
Hellenic Palace Crete
Grecotel Meli Palace Crete/Sissi
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Sissi
#2 Family Hotel in Sissi

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