We just had a dreamy week at the Serita Beach hotel. I read the reviews which didn't recommend this hotel and I don't know what they were talking about! The hotel is nothing like the pictures in the web site, I agree, it's so much better!!!
I guess that some people are the kind that can never be satisfied, so what can you do about it expect from not taking their advice.
Rooms - we had a ground floor room at the "bungalows". greek styled, which turned out to be in a great location - right next to the "quiet" pool with the sea behind it, I'm telling you, every morning when I opened the window to look at this view, it was like paradise. Our room was spacious enough for our family (2 +2 kids aged 5,10). We received bath robes ,sleepers and beach towels, shampoo, conditioner, bath foam, soap, body lotion, shower cap, shoe shiner ans even cotton buds. The bath towels were replaced every day and the room was also cleaned upon daily basis.
The staff - very friendly and warm, we had such a "family" welcome when we arrived. They speak very good english and we had no language barriers. The girls in the mini club, Ewla, Sisi, Petra and Kate took care of all the kids with love and tender.
Animation - was very good: programs in the pool all day long but not disturbing, and every night there was a mini disco for kids (mine just loved it!) with song for children from all over the world. The animation for adults was great too - one night there was a professional - authentic greek dancers with live music, and on other nights there were programs like dance show (Lord of the Dance, A tribute to Michael Jackson) and some other humoristic shows like Mr. Serita beach and etc.
Food - OMG. Soooo delicious! Of course, some of the dishes were served each and erevry meal as well as new dishes every time. We had our lunch meals at the snack bar with delicious pizzas. We ate breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant sitting on the balcony outside - that itself made this holiday the best. the pool bar serves drinks, ice cream, popcorn, chips, sandwiches and other snacks all day long, which is just great for the kids (who allways get hungry right after we leave the table...). We are not used to drink alcohol or juice so what mattered to us was to have our coffee, cold water and some cocktails from time to time.
We rented a car and took some short trips around, we asked for lunch basket the evening before and we got 2 boxes with fruits, vegetables, sandwiches and cakes as well as 4 bottles of mineral water. Good idea!!
Pools - The pool area is wide enough - there is a pool for young kids with 3 little water slide, a pool fo older kids with 1 longer and higher water slide, the big pool which is deep and had water games going on in it and the "quiet" pool. There were plenty of sunbeds and sunshades so all of those "reserved" sunbeds were for nothing....
Beach - it is something like 10 feet from the pool, all you have to do is cross the road and you are there. the thing is that the hotels has 2 "beaches" : one is right next ti the snack bar and the other one is left unknown, it is next ti the eastern exit of the hotel, we discovered it on our 2nd day. the first one is rocky but you have a pier above the rocks so you can climb down the ladder at the edge and go right into the water (which are not deep at all!) with no rocks. the other beach is sandy . we spent every afternoon there.
This is our first time in Crete .Though we stayed at all inclusive clubs before in Turkey, such as Titanic, Voyage and the Royal Dragon, We all agreed the this hotel is as enjoyable as those clubs. Indeed, it's not luxurious but modest and simple , but when you have all that your heart desires, it really doesn't matter whether it's 3,4 or 5* hotels.
I truly recommend it!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Serita Beach
- Serita Beach Resort
- Serita Beach Crete
- Serita Beach Hotel Crete, Greece