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Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel

4.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Ag. Ioannis Str., Stalis, Crete 700 07 , Greece
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Ranked #6 of 57 Specialty lodging in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were concerned that returning to this wonderful hotel might not live up to our expectations, we shouldn't have worried.....it was even better than the first visit. Staff this time seemed even more friendlier, more attentive and happier! Food was great before, now brilliant, I think there was more variety this time round and most meals included Greek specialities (why... More

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Glasgow
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This hotel is classified as 9 of 57 Speciality Resorts.I visited the number 1 in this category and I can tell you there is no comparison with that accommodation.This is a 5 star HOTEL not a block of basic apartments.I believe TripAdvisor should re-categorise this property. It is quite simply a great place to stay.Nothing negative to say about the... More

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nuneaton
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

having just returned from the cactus royal what a great hotel the food is superb.spotless throughout and the staff are very friendly. we've been to a lot of hotels and this is one of the best not many british quests use this hotel but i would recommend it very highly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a fabulous hotel. Can't understand why it is not listed under Hotels on TripAdvisor. Speciality accommodation is definitely not the correct category. This is rightly a 5 star property. My only change to the hotel would be to include classic Greek dishes every night on the menu. The staff are wonderful. The location is perfect. The superior room... More

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Colchester
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A really excellent hotel, we were very pleased with our decision to stay here. The complex was spotless, food excellent (especially considering it was all inclusive) and the gym was the best my husband had ever seen in a resort. They also had the small things covered including English Breakfast tea bags! The staff were very friendly (particularly Maria), and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We arrived shortly after 1am. I am not sure why but we didn't anticipate the most welcome of greetings however, the receptionist was indeed very friendly and concierge helped us with luggage to the room. We booked a suite and requested sight of the sea and a balcony with afternoon sunshine. Room 607 provided both of these. The room layout... More

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Soe S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your good and detailed review. We are very pleased that you have spent your holiday with us. We are also very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We can reassure you, our guests from the Cactus Beach wear an all inclusive bracelet, so they can not use the facilities of the Royal Cactus.... More

England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Just returned from a very relaxing week's stay here - in short it was excellent. It started well when we arrived early, and after having no sleep due to a 4am flight I dreaded having to wait a while until a room became available, but we were met with ice tea and chilled face towels to freshen up, then taken... More

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Soe S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Kalimera! Thank you very much for your excellent and detailed review. We are very pleased that we were able to inspire you from our little oasis. We hope that you will visit us again soon and send you greetings from sunny Crete. More

Tallinn
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Short version: Excellent hotel, I definitely recommend Long version: Me and my girlfriend stayed at Cactus Royal in 2012 end of May for one week. For me it was first time to go to this kind of "package" holiday thingy, usually I prefer less touristy type of traveling, so I must say originally I had some doubts but I'm happy... More

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Soe S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Kalimera! Many thanks for the review of our hotel. We are very happy that you have spend your vacation with us. We are also pleased that we were able to inspire you from our little oasis. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again soon. Best regards Your Hotelmanagement More

Chicago, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I'm not usually a fan of all-inclusive hotels, but I went along with family on this one. I was pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent, the staff extremely friendly and helpful, and the rooms clean and comfortable.

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Soe S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Kalimera! Thank you for the very positive review of our hotel. We are very happy that you spent your holiday with us. We are also happy that we were able to inspire you from our hotel. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again soon. Best regards from Crete! Your Hotel Management More

Kosice, Slovakia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Very nice, elegant hotel which offers relaxing holiday. Room is beautiful, clean with huge balcony. Excelent food with plenty of choice, every other day the traditional greek cuisine mixed with international cuisine (italian, spanish, japanise). Friendly, very nice stuff at the bars. When it comes to evening entertainment, in 11 days I experienced Cretan evening, dance show, live piano and... More

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Soe S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel, responded to this review

Kalimera! Many thanks for the review of our hotel. We are very happy that you spend your vacation with us. We are also pleased that we were able to inspire you from all areas of our hotel. We sincerely hope that you will visit us again soon. Best regards Your Hotelmanagement More

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Address: Ag. Ioannis Str., Stalis, Crete 700 07 , Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cactus Royal Spa & Resort Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The comfortably and elegantly designed Cactus Royal Hotel has 177 rooms distributed in several buildings and is located in one of the most beautiful fine sandy beaches of Stalis, centrally located between Agios Nikolaos and the capital city of Heraklion and 35 km from the international airport. The village of Stalis offers a wide range of bars, taverns and many shopping and entertainment venues. ... more   less 
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