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Hydramis Palace Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Dramia Georgioupolis, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Georgioupolis
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Tver, Russia
1 review
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“I'll be back ))”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have been to this hotel twice this season – in May with friends and then in early October with mother. If you are looking for a posh stay this is not the place you need. But if you want to feel like home (in its best meaning) HYDRAMIS is just the destination. This hotel is calm and comfy, far enough from the main tourist towns to get relaxed after the tumult of big cities but convenient enough to get to every place of interest in this part of Crete. The staff of the hotel is wonderful, all of them and especially the restaurant team. It’s also a pleasant thing that the owner of the hotel is always around, communicating with guests, he’s a very welcoming and friendly person. The rooms are your usual standard, not big, but clean as well as the beach. Will I recommend HYDRAMIS? Of course! Will I be back again? Definitely!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at this hotel with a large family group to attend a wedding which was held in Georgioupolis. The hotel does cater for the all inclusive crowd and if you don't know what that means it's for people who stay at the hotel and pay for all of their meals up front and do not leave. There are strict time frames where meals are served (all in the same venue every day, three meals a day) and if you feel like something outside of these times forget it. So you can be sitting enjoying the lovely pool area and all of a sudden all of the other guests will run off to the restaurant for the buffet lunch. There is a bar and cafe area near the pool where you can pay for lunch but only between limited times. Also they have lots of lovely areas and tables around the pool area but you are not allowed food at these. The staff practically chase you out of these areas and for some reason you need to sit far far away in one small isolated area and look at plastic walls rather than look out enjoying the water. There are no poolside snacks allowed. They really do have quite good facilities but for some reason they insist on enforcing strange rules for no particular reason. Oh there is a convenience store which is closed all afternoon from noon until around 6pm. This doesn't seem that convenient does it? It is the only place to buy water and snacks for your room so make sure you get there in the morning. So do yourself a favour and look for something better.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed for four days to this wonderful hotel in Crete. We were surprised by the quality of the food and how well organized everything was. Very clean rooms, with sea view, with double bed and a very good breakfast. For sure we are going to visit again this hotel next year.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

First of all, if you want to be out and about and really experience Crete. DO NOT STAY HERE!
This resort is mostly for Russian families on holidays who come to eat a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner on precise times, swim at precise times and ‘have fun’ between the hours of 2pm-5pm.
No one talks to each other at this resort, the families all just stay amongst their own kind. The general vibe there is like a retirement village.
It really is in the middle of nowhere, when you step out there is nothing around but an empty gas station and a long dusty road.
The staff there really didn’t know what they were doing when it came to customer service. Most of the time their answer to questions was no and they would not try their best to look into other options to help you out. One example was how there was only 1 x iron for the entire resort.

You’re better off staying in Chania, where there is lots more to see and do within the town. There are heaps of resorts about 10mins outside of Chania which is a better area to stay then at the Hydramis Resort. Honestly felt like I was on a cruise ship in Russia and wanted to jump over board!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Pros: beautiful flowered building, excellent spacious room with a big balcony, enormous and comfy bed, sea nearby with no noisy attractions, perfect service in the restaurant, great food, multilingual friendly staff.
Cons: far from the main tourist attractions, linen/towels were not changed daily, so-so drinks.
Overall - almost perfect.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Loved the beach, very clean and comfortable. Many thanks to staff - Zeta, Lina, all guys, thanks a lot for good mood and tasty cocktails;) and also all the best for great young chef - food is really greek and tasty, without any economy on best quality products! Loved the hotel much! Though spent inside hotels almost only nights...) p.s. the luggage room idea is the best I've ever seen, better than usual hotel room)))

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is by far a "Gem" of a resort.

Food is awesome with wide variety and very fresh. Very reasonable room prices. The owner is a super guy. Staff is wonderful and most are tri-lingual at least. Service personnel are transparent nearly. German, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, French, English, Greek(of course) all spoken by one or more staff. Yes, the beach has stones at waters edge but a walkway basically takes you into the Sea where there is only sand. An average height person can stand up out approximately 300 meters into the Sea w/ waves being very light in the 11 days my Wife and I spent there. The Sea water is crystal clear. The weather in late-Sept. early October was 75-85 F, maybe 10 degrees cooler at night. Every room has A/C. This period was "low season" so the price was very good flying out of Kiev via "Tez Tours". If you want the name of the business who set this up for us just send me a PM. They set up my wife's Visa (she's is Ukrainian)

This is a quiet resort, night life is available in a small town nearby or a trip to disco's by bus if you don't have rental vehicle. There is a pool bar where it seemed most people hung out in at night...lot of fun. There is an underground club on premises if you are looking for that...

The local area is not "touristy" or, in other words, shop keepers do not bother you. Prices at local restaurants are in the 5-10 Euro range and you get a lot of excellent food. I especially recommend Pelagias Yard in Kavros...family run small Taverna where "Mama" does the cooking...unreal food and wines...

We were "HB" meaning we ate breakfast and dinner at the resort and ate lunch at local Tavernas...I can tell you that my wife and I had some swordfish that was the best I had ever tasted, really wonderful food here. Cooked at a beach side taverna on an open grill...9 Euros...lol.

There are "animation" activities for anyone and everyone. Nice place to take children if you have them, and the Resort is especially well designed for "handicapped or mobility impaired" individuals (lots of ramps for wheelchair access, etc.)

You can basically walk to separate beach locations where you and whoever else you take would be in a private setting...

One last note, the views from the Resort are truly spectacular...take your camera :)

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dramia Georgioupolis, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Georgioupolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Georgioupolis
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Georgioupolis
#8 Romantic Hotel in Georgioupolis
#13 Family Hotel in Georgioupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hydramis Palace Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 203
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