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“Great Beach resort! Great location! Average service.” 4 of 5 stars
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Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Papandreou 1 | PO Box 32, Gazi, Amoudara, Crete 71414, Greece   |  
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Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Amoudara
New York City, New York
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“Great Beach resort! Great location! Average service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Wonderful resort directly on the beach. Great pool and very inexpensive beach shop (with all things needed beach related). The drinks were reasonably priced and the breakfast buffet was MASSIVE and delicious. very crowded though. Service at the bar was extremely slow. But the drink was good. The rooms were clean and had a very nice balcony. Nothing fancy about them. The hotel grounds were well attended but not pretentious in any way. very chill vibe. Great sunlight in the room and overall chill experience. Highly reccomend for a simple and quick getaway.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cyan Group H, Guest Relations Manager at Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 18, 2014
Dear Mr. Theodorian,

First we would like to thank you that you spent your holidays in Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa.
We are pleased, that you enjoyed your holidays with us.

Thank you for taking your time to write a review on Tripadvisor to share your experience with other travelers.

We hope to welcome you soon again !

Best regards

Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa - Guest Relation Team
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Francavilla Al Mare, Italy
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I visited Crete this summer with my family and it was really great. We stayed at Apollonia Beach Hotel for 10 days, Our room was big enough, with great view from the balcony and one LCD TV, It's a big hotel, with many things to do. It has 2 big swimming pools and each one has a lifeguard which is good if you have children. The water of the biggest pool is saulted though so be careful. You won't feel nice if you have any wounds on your body. You can also play tennis, mini-golf, table tennis, volleyball, basketball and more. The thing that I liked the most is the garden. It looked really good with many colorful flowers, palm trees etc. You can relax and hear the birds chirping. You can also take a nap on the hammocks provided. On the other hand, you can connect to the internet from the hotel's Wi-Fi which is free by the way. Unfortunately the signal wasn't that good in some places of the hotel. The food was good, with many things to choose from. It also has a kids menu and traditional cretan food. Moreover, there is an animation team which organises many activities. This is really good specially for your children.
The bad thing is that the hotel isn't near the city, so if you want to check the sights or any other place you should definately rent a car. There is a car rental company at the entrance of the hotel with cheap prices. Don't forget to visit Knossos too.

All in all, this hotel is value for money. My family and I enjoyed our vacation and we are looking forward to visit Crete again. Thank you for this unforgettable experience!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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derry city
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed here for 9 days in October, we had 2 rooms for 2 adults and 3 teenager.food is very good, breakfast always had something to eat if you didn't want hot food loads of sweet cakes breads and cold meats and cheese really spoiled for choice. Dinner, a good choice of western food along side Greek choices, my 3 didn't have a problem finding something they liked. The rabbit and beef dishes where out of this world, also I tried fish dishes they where good and I am not a fish lover I prefer meat. Mouth watering deserts and ice cream. Help yourself to wine, beer and soft drinks in the restaurants this was a bonus as you had a long wait at the bar to be served. when leaving the restaurant after dinner to sit in the various lounges take a refill with you, so you don't get annoyed and can sit and relax after dinner. would love to go back ideal for a holiday to turn of and just relax. Car hire available and excursions if you want to explore, bus stop outside the grounds 1 takes you in to neighboring villages and Heralkion and 6 brings you back, get tickets from the shop in the complex as the buses don't take cash. would love to plan a trip back again. oh forgot spa is great ask for special offers.

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the beach less to walk and path is a bit rough in places caught my footing a cou...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The pool is very good and has a nice cafeteria that also serves partial lunch.
Dining room serves a lot of food, although they dont change the menu between days.
A fun minigolf in the resort.
the room was big.

What I didnt like is that the resort is very far from the city, and its a minimum of 30 minutes of walking and taking a bus - to get to the city.
also - the rooms are old fashioned - mainly the walls and windows, and my room had poor wifi.

Room Tip: ask for a room near the pool
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

we were there for 1 week. The hotel is simple but nice. The personnel was gentle too. It has an excellent location, in front of a wonderful beach. it's also close to the centre of Agios Nicolaos, there are bus to go there. The restaurant of the hotel is good and the price is not expensive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

rooms are clean, small for more people than 2, good garden, meal excelent, sandy beach, good approach to the sea, big waves - not for children, water was cold, next the beach is meeting the river, that is too cold... a lot of pools, drinks are available all day from automats, also coffe and beer, water... in pool bar snack between meals, hotel does not provide any activities, no music during the evenings, animations are provided via german TUI animators - everything in german language - also disco for the children - too much speaking and no dancing, children were bored, personal was kind, around the hotel is nothing, no additional hotels...

Room Tip: rooms in the garden are great, in the main building is better to have accomodation on 1st floor beca...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

First impression is that we have got cheated with the hotel on the photos and real picture. But its only first 30 min. Afterwords its getting better and better. Two kids 3 and 5 boys liked it very much. Swimming pools are great(deep and shallow, sea water and normal water), Sea beach and service just perfect. Food served everywhere. In the restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner, as for small bite french fries and cookies at the swimming pool. As drinks for free. For kids perfect conditions to learn swimming animators and security guys watching kids while swimming. Kids disco and later concert for grown ups. Very cosy very family. Enjoy.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Papandreou 1 | PO Box 32, Gazi, Amoudara, Crete 71414, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Amoudara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Amoudara
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Amoudara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 334
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
APOLLONIA BEACH RESORT & SPA ***** The Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa is situated an the sandy beach of Amoudara at the north coast of central Crete, just 8 km from the airport, city centre and the harbour of Heraklion. The hotel is completely renovated to a modern 5 star resort. There are in total 334 rooms and suite with mini bar, individually controlled air-condition (24 hours), safe box, satellite TV, Telephone, hairdryer, Internet access and Wi-Fi in every room, free of charge, beach towels. Rooms specially designed for disabled people. There are 5 restaurants serving ethnic and local dishes, 4 bars and disco, tennis court with floodlight, mini soccer 5x5, table tennis, water sports and diving centre. 3 Outdoor pools, waterslides, 2 baby pools and 2 playgrounds. Super modern Spa & Wellness Centre with indoor pool, therapies with high quality products , Hi-tech gym with NAUTILUS equipment and POWERPLATE with personnel trainer. 5 Fully equipped conference rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Apollonia Beach Resort And Spa
Apollonia Beach Hotel Amoudara
Hotel Apollonia Beach
Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa Crete/Amoudara

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