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Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel

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Agia Marina, Crete 730 14 Greece
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#11 of 36 hotels in Agia Marina
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.4
Value
4.0
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Santa Marina Beach Hotel is ideally located on the long and sandy beach of Agia Marina village, built along the sea shore, just 8 kilometers from Chania centre. The hotel is separated into two structures; the beach complex and the pool complex, with a combined total of 212 accommodation units. All accommodation units at Santa Marina Beach Hotel have a view either to the garden, pool or to the sea. These are well designed, finely decorated with modern touches, refreshing colors and comfortable furnishings. The pool complex is the most recently redecorated (of the two complexes). The main coastal road separates these two complexes and conveniently linking them is an underground tunnel (easy and safe passage, no need to cross over the main street).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Children's playground
Parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Massage
Concierge
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek

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68Somewhat walkable
Grade: 68 out of 100
22Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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Big_of_Norwich wrote a review Oct 2022
Norfolk72 contributions62 helpful votes
If you like beach holidays or lounging by the pool this could be the hotel for you. There are plenty of sunbeds both on the beach or at the pool. Rooms are clean and comfortable, if a bit worn. If you want to watch TV take binoculars, in the older parts they are tiny, although the newer rooms looked better. The hotel is well served by busses and "trains" and has reasonable amounts of free parking. Unfortunately the dining experience means I can only give this hotel 3*, to give it 4* wouldn't be fair on some others I have reviewed, 3.5 would probably be right. Breakfast orange juice is good, but that from the bars is artificially sweetened and horrid. Coffee not bad, bread excellent. cooked breakfast food generally poor. Although it says show cooking, at breakfast times this was pancakes and eggy bread, no fresh fried eggs or omelettes. No show cooking happening in the evenings. Evening meals had nice soup, good selection of salads. The hot dishes individually were mostly satisfactory to good, however the dishes didn't seem to hang together as a menu, the menu had the feel of "its near the end of the season, lets use what is in the freezer". There are two buffet restaurants, the main restaurant with tables overlooking the beach and a smaller restaurant at the top of the hill which had no great attraction as it served a lesser selection of food and the staff were very unattentive, unlike those in the main restaurant. There is also an a la carte restaurant, this serves basically the same food as the restaurant but freshly cooked and nicely presented. There is no bar near the top pool and the bar by the lower pool (pool bar) closes at seven which is unfortunate. The main bar is fairly small and only seemed to have two staff, the barman in particular seemed to work tirelessly, ably assisted by a barmaid. Due to their hard work however queues were never large. All inclusive drinks were OK if you stayed away from anything with orange juice in it.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the orange juice from the machines, the pineapple juice not much better
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Frances M wrote a review Oct 2022
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Does anyone know what happened to 5 of these kittens yesterday? They were at the hotel and now are gone 😢 rescue was the trying help them and asked the hotel if they could stay in the grounds until they could find a place to take them to. The food bowls are also gone
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Jane H wrote a review Oct 2022
43 contributions7 helpful votes
Tiny rooms, garden view actually look over busy road. Buffet was tasty but food was cold. Staff all very helpful. Location perfect near shops and bars. Book road train direct jet 2 charge 9 euros a ticket commission ! Beach very clean . Could do with entertainment every night.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jet39026629008 wrote a review Oct 2022
The hotel offers everything a holidaymaker would like to have. Comfortable and quiet rooms, firendly staff, excellent food, clean and neat beach. The location is very good. There are various possibilities to travel to many interesting paces on Crete. I would recommend the hotel to everybody who would like to feel the best of Cretan atmosphere.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Søren Nielsen wrote a review Oct 2022
Ringsted, Denmark4 contributions
A very nice hotel, located by the beach and with some nice pool areas. Clean rooms and a great breakfast buffet, supplemented by an excellent service. A lot of facilities and a cosy atmosphere. Nice place for families, but also couples at all ages. I will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Adele C wrote a review Oct 2022
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In my opinion this is a little piece of luxury. I checked in around 2am and had a little food basket prepared in the room as I'd missed tea - very thoughtful and unexpected. Lovely, spotless corner room with side sea view. Very modern. Beach is clean and tidy. Food varied, so nice to have breakfast watching the sea. Shops and bars are very close. I'd definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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John H wrote a review Oct 2022
8 contributions8 helpful votes
We hyad a Beachfront Double room on the first floor, in the pearl wing overlooking the pearl wing pool and it was lovely but it was furtherest block away from the beach not any where near the beachfront. The cleaniness and staff were supurb. In particular we thank Theodore and the lady who worked at the front of the pearl resturant.. Theodore worked hard and provided excelant service where ever he was working and in particular serving drinks at the pearl wing pool. We would of given the hotel five stars but as all inclusive guest, we found the food disapointing. Some aspects were good but overall it was instutional. Evening meal in the pearl wing was just reduced main resurant menu and the al a carte resurant was unimpressive in ambiance and menu.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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John E wrote a review Oct 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a 9 night stay, and we’re upgraded to a better room and also upgraded to Half Board, because the management thought we would be insulted if we took the other room which had minor repairs going on. The Manager and staff were so into attention to detail, our comfort ect. Apart from beautiful, lush surroundings, peace and quite, amazing food and amazing friendly service; the location was great, as central to a long strip of shops, Taverna’s and of course yards from a perfect turquoise sea and sandy beach. We recommend the little train that goes into a countryside full of orange, lemon and olive trees; and on to a wine tasting stop at a local vineyard, then up to the stunning Monastry. Way better than Lanzarote, our previous holiday. The Greek islands are a magical place.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peter W wrote a review Oct 2022
King's Lynn, United Kingdom27 contributions17 helpful votes
Just got back from Crete stayed at the Santa Marina Beach checked in told our room wasn’t ready ,came back three hours later told we hadn’t got a room at all , we booked a sea view room finished up in a garden view room across the road in separate building . Spoke to several other couples they had the same problem something wrong with the booking system there . Eventually the next day we got the room we booked ,the hotel offered us free massage meal in the ala carte restaurant with free drinks ,which was all very nice but it doesn’t make it right that we weren’t able to have the room we booked right away. Apart from that we had a lovely holiday food was a bit repetitive same every day but rest of holiday ok. Went on a few trips lovely scenery in Crete it was our first visit. Hope the hotel gets itself sorted out staff were ok very helpful and pleasant,don’t think we shall be going back to this hotel .
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dee S wrote a review Oct 2022
Wokingham, United Kingdom479 contributions192 helpful votes
A lovely hotel, great staff, delicious and varied food. Well maintained beach area with plenty of sun beds as there are by the pools. Rooms are meticulously cleaned. Would recommend the A la carte food. Would recommend the Jet 2 mini train trips as great visibilty. We were allocated room 412 which had a pretty hazardous exceptionally small shower with a stepdown into it and heavy generator noise. We asked to move and were allocated room 515 which looked over the pool but was perfect. The layout of the hotel is not ideal for less able bodied people as lots of steps but there were ramps. A choice of places to sit for meals and drinks were varied so suited everyone's needs. Local shops and eateries on the doorstep and easy access to the bus for Chania which is a very interesting town with harbour and side streets. Would reommend eating up the side roads for a more authentic feel. A walk to the lighthouse is worth and although the Saturday market is mainly fruit and vegs it is an still an enjoyable experience. The acconodation is divided up over the area with varied views. It really was a lovely place to stay and we hope to return next year.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$93 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
santa marina beach chania
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureAgia Marina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
212
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GIANNOULIS SANTA MARINA BEACH HOTEL - Updated 2022 Prices & Reviews (Agia Marina, Greece)

Frequently Asked Questions about Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jacobs Little Shop (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olivia's Bar & Restaurant, Koupes Restaurant, and Fast Food Friendly.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Giannoulis Santa Marina Beach Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Firkas Fortress (4.3 miles).