Me and my sister stayed for a week in July 2013.
On arrival late at night the reception staff were very welcoming and helpful, our bags were taken to our room whilst we could help ourselves to a cold buffet which was put on for late arrivals.
Our room was a large room that was extremely clean and had a large balcony with seating, drying rack and a sea view. The room also had a large fridge which was great for storing water etc, the bathroom was also a comfortable size and the shower was gorgeous! Freebies such as shampoo were also restocked regularly as were towels on request.
All staff we encountered including hotel staff and Thomas Cook rep were very friendly and accommodating.
The animation team were also brilliant provided entertainment throughout the day and a fun kids club. Although there were not that many English visitors I found we were not outnumber by any nationality in particular there was just a wide range of visitors. I also found that all animation hotel staff and visitors were very accommodating to us and happy to speak in clear English, in fact it was one of the standard used language e.g all notices and menus.
We were staying all inclusive and i used barely any extra money, I spent 1.60 on a bus into the town on market day and hired a beach lounger for a whole day for 3.50, on this note the beach was a beautiful sandy beach. All activities such as pedalos, canoes, archery, water gym were free.
Drinks and Ice cream were available self serve throughout the day and you could definitely get your moneys worth! Food was also brilliant, a wide range was always on offer of local and other foods and I cant imagine anyone wouldn't be able to find something they liked. At breakfast and tea some foods were cooked fresh by a chef at stations and relatively orderly queues were formed although they were never large. There was also an Italian restaurant on attached hotel, the Creta Royal, but I felt no need to go here as the food met all my needs.
The Pool was salt water but clean, and many people seemed to cope fine, i have sensitive eyes and i only needed to wear a pair of sun glasses and that gave me enough protection to swim and splash.
Upon leaving the hotel we could store out bags in a luggage room till out bus picked us up at 18:00.
The Airport in Heraklion was run down and a little dingy and small. We also had to queue outside for a small time with Thomas cook, but we soaked up the last minuets of sun. Ultimately the airport got you on your plane which is all we needed.
All in All a fabulous, relaxing holiday where i could take my mind of many stresses, I Would highly suggest this hotel and would happily plan to return!
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