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Golden Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   191 Eleftheriou Venizelou Street | Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece   |  
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Ranked #39 of 175 hotels in Hersonissos
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel by the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It was our second time at this wonderful and friendly hotel at Hersonisos city.Only good things to mention about our experience. Beginning with the staff service , this is absolute fantastic.All of them , the reception staff, the cleaning ladies,the restaurant staff.Always kind and helpful at all times.As repeater clients , we were upgraded to a sea view room with double bed.The hotel offers wifi internet free of charge and this was very convenient too.The cleaning services were very good and were provided daily.Golden Beach is located centrally in the town so you can walk easily around , no need to pay for taxi. We will go back to this hotel as we appreciate cretan hospitality.

  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
    4.5 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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Paris, France
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I have spent two weeks of holidays in Crete last summer:The island of Crete is fabulous with excellent beaches especially at the south part.We stayed at the Golden Beach in Hersonisos.Excellent hotel with very nice and friendly staff.This hotel is located in the middle of the city and this is very convenient.The hotel seems renovated with very nice lobby and reception.

  • Stayed September 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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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We stayed at Golden Beach for 10 days at the beggining of september.The hotel was fully booked and was quite noisy.The experience in this hotel and in the island was amazing.The lobby of the hotel is very impressive in minimal design and very bright as well as the restaurant where the meals are served.Our room was approximately 18 sq.m with a small but cute bathroom.The staff of this hotel is extremely friendly.
We will return to this hotel probably next summer.

  • Stayed September 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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Bern, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at the Golden Beach Hotel for one week in September and were happy with almost everything. The room (sea view) was clean and had a beautiful view on the open sea and the coastline of Hersonissos. Our bathroom wasn't very big, but as long as it was only occupied by one person at a time, it was okay. Furthermore, the balconies of the sea view rooms are right next to each other, and there's no separating wall in between. This made romantically cuddling up kind of weird when our neighbours were sitting on their balcony too. Besides that, there was nothing to complain about considering the room or the room service.
We had only booked breakfast, which was a good decision. The buffet was pretty much the same every day, nothing extraordinary but not bad either.
Because the hotel is so well located, you can easily go and eat out for dinner every day at another place, which is what we did.
When we saw the hotel's beach, we were actually surprised how big it is. From all the pictures we'd seen we thought it'd be smaller. If you don't mind being right next to someone else you'll be just fine with it.
If I was going to Crete any time soon on the same budget, I'd problably choose this hotel again, but only in a sea view room. As I've said, the room was okay, but I don't think it would have been the same without the sea view. If I was able to spend a little more, I'd probably try another hotel, just because the surrounding hotels looked like their rooms would be a little more luxurious.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We spent a week in Crete at the end of May. The” Golden Beach” Hotel in Herssonisos was a good choice. It was renovated two years ago and is nice and clean. It was the beginning of season and it was not so crowded and the stuff was very considerate.
Herssonisos is only 30 minits away from Heraklion, the capital of the island

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We've been to the Golden Beach for 3 days in Seprtember and we're pleased to say that the GB has definetly earned it's 4 stars status. The room was tidy and felt renovated, the breakfast and dinner were generous and the staff, especially Marios and Maria, were extremely helpful, knowldgeable and always with a smile. On the slight downside, the walls are bit thin and the hotel gets a little noisy, especially when the guests get in and out of the rooms early morning and night. All in all, we highly recommend this hotel!

NB - Do not dare go back to your country without having been to the Samaria Gorge! (As long as you're physically fit)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Golden Beach was proposed by friends who visited Crete last year.They described the type of hotel and the provided services and we decided to go there.This is a relatively small hotel in very central location.The service is the strong point of this hotel.The staff is always helpful and kind,absolutely adorable.Especially the front desk staff,the ladies and the night auditor.
Our room was fine with street view , bit noisy though.the location of the hotel is very good as it is located very close to the main road of the city,close to restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 191 Eleftheriou Venizelou Street | Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Hersonissos
#21 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
#22 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Beach Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the famous holiday resort of Crete, Hersonissos, just few steps from a sandy beach.Golden Beach has recently undergone a change of appearance achieving a beautiful balance of comfort and style, featuring 162 rooms, many of them enjoying blue views.Our outstanding friendly service and carefully crafted design that our guests enjoy are elements that achieve a relaxing stay in Crete. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Golden Beach Hersonissos
Golden Beach Creta
Hotel Golden Beach
Golden Beach Hotel Crete, Greece

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