We stayed at the Louis Creta Princess Sept 23rd 2014 for 1 week. We are a couple aged 26 and 30.
We enjoyed the buffet restaurant mostly for breakfast and evening meal as used pool bar during day for snacks. We thought there was a wide variety on offer.
I would add that when you walk into the buffet restaurant from reception side there are cocktails to go with the themes we didn't realise this until the end and feel the entrance staff could make it more clear this is on offer and not for a show/display!
We ate at the Asian restaurant one night (you could eat there every night it was open if you wanted but was only open approx 3/4 times in the week) that was lovely.
We stayed in a top floor bungalow with pool view (number 829) the bungalows are on 2 floors and we liked having a top floor as balcony a bit more private but good view of the pool. (If you can get an end one with sea view this would be great as we often went to the pebble beach with a few drinks to watch the waves (they were huge when we were there!)
Not sure what hotel was like but our rooms were cleaned and bed sheets and towels replaced every day. Very pleased with this.
Bars were great, pool bar open from after breakfast until midnight. The disco bar was open approx 8pm til 12 but due to entertainment we only went in there once. The lobby bar was open on evenings too which was a nice relaxed atmosphere and there is a little snack bar on evenings. (We think a piano player or a singer in there on an evening would be a great addition!)
Lager is on serve yourself tap which can look flat however tastes ok. Wine wasn't too nice but never really is abroad in my opinion! Cocktails were nice and lots of flavoured liquors on offer.
Pool was very large and clean and a nice cool break from the sun!
Water slides looked great and there were never any queues for them but we didn't use them ourselves but everyone seemed to be enjoying them!
Great facilities for kids the pirate ship play area and a water version as well as a separate pool for children. Very child/family friendly!
Beach is pebble beach but there are plenty of sun loungers on there.
If you are the sort of people who like to mingle with others whilst on holiday this may not be the place for you as the hotel is about 90% Russian guests. We had no issues with any other guests and found everyone pleasant.
When the weather has been too windy or rainy the indoor seating in restaurant was limited however through summer this wouldn't be an issue.
I can understand the great reviews I've read about the animation team on here however this just was not our cup of tea! If you have kids and like to play the games in the day they may be good. I really enjoyed watching them do the club dance every day (especially Luke I think he was called) but apart from that the evening entertainment was a bit cheesy for us and annoying with the girls constant "woooo"s throughout the performance. Also a lot of it was in Russian.
Before we went we were aware the hotel was family orientated and we were a couple and we were also aware most guest were Russian so we can't complain about the entertainment or guests etc as we knew what to expect.
We did spend 4 of our 7 evenings in another hotel pool bar just down the road as they had the football on for my partner so for us it would of been good to have this on our hotel but obviously we are aware this wouldn't be the case in many hotels anyway!
All in all great holiday! Would recommend mainly for families though.
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- Discover genuine freedom in the warm embrace of this 4 Star Crete Hotel. The Louis Creta Princess is perfectly positioned a step away from the beach with sunny rooms and elegantly designed garden rooms situated around the pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Louis Creta Princess Hotel
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