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Main Street, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007 Greece
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 50 hotels in Georgioupolis
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Pilot Beach Resort is located on the northwest shoreline of Crete, Greece, in the bay of Almyros neighboring the picturesque fishing village of Georgioupolis, halfway between Chania and Rethymno amongst a scenery of unparalleled beauty, and near settlements that retain the traditional Cretan elements but also villages with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It offers a unique combination of tradition, hospitality and luxury with the comforts of a state of the art hotel. Pilot Beach Resort with its spacious stylish public areas and unique Cretan architecture is surrounded by olive and avocado trees and is directly on the sandy beach of Georgioupolis offering spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and of the famous White Mountains. Whilst it is considered among the finest five star hotels in Crete and offers services of the highest standards combined with the well known authentic Cretan Hospitality.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Refrigerator
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, French, Russian, German and 2 more
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Travelerrr_LT wrote a review Nov 2020
Vilnius, Lithuania20 contributions8 helpful votes
Good hotel.1) Good service. Very professional ladies in the reception; 2) Clean rooms - cleaned every day; 3) Nice beach, good location to take a walk,small town is near to rent a car, have a nice meal in taverna; 4) food - sometimes very nice, sometimes average; 5) kids friendly, pools, train ride and etc. Just keep in mind that hotel is divided into two parts and separated with the street. We paid a bit extra for the sea view. Really worth to do that. Nice holidays, thank you. Would come back.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 9, 2020
Dear Travelerrr_LT, Thank you for choosing Pilot Beach and for taking the time to share your experiences and the nice picture here. We are delighted to see, how much you and your family enjoyed your well deserved holidays in our resort and that you would return to Pilot Beach. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again next summer! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely Hotel Director Georgios Papadopoulos and the entire team
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jorgeseu wrote a review Oct 2020
Bonn, Germany485 contributions86 helpful votes
we stayed at this hotel for 14 days .... in this times we decided for our second time package holiday ... we are general skeptical for such typ of holidays ... but we were rewarded ... and it was the right decision ... What we liked the most: - We felt all the time safe (The Pilot Beach APP is a great Idea) - Perfect location - The staff is very very friendly und very flexibel (compliment) - The room with a great view and a very good mattress - Everything modern and very clean - Different breakfast restaurants with buffet service and wide range of products, and a great staff.(Thanks to Aristea) - The same for the dinner, every evening fresh delicious food - What a beach and a very good service at the beach Super swimming pool and great gym with very good care (coach and lifeguard) What else did we like: - There is a free shuttle service to Konnos Beach and also to the neighboring Grecian Bay Hotel in Ayja Napa - The walk to the public beach may be tiring for one or the other, not for many, and we always enjoyed the view of the bay - Nice bar both by the pool - Great car rental service (Thanks to Nico) directly in the house What would make our stay even more refined in the future: - Everything was fine, also the prices for drinks and food are moderate General: Our first visit to Crete was great. We had a small issue with one room and a small misunderstanding with some datas. Everything was solfed professional without stress. Congratulation to the manager, the mixed of safty and feeling in holiday was very good. Thank you for the very nice time in your hotel .. we would like to come back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Pilot Beach, Geschäftsführer at Pilot Beach Resort
Responded Oct 28, 2020
Dear jorgeseu, Thank you for choosing Pilot Beach and for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. We are delighted to see, how much you enjoyed your first visit in Crete and how much you appreciate the efforts of our entire team for the satisfaction of our guests and the nice beach right in front of our resort. Just to avoid confusions and misunderstandings, please allow us to mention, that we don't have a free shuttle service to Konnos Beach, as this is located in Cyprus. It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely Hotel Director Georgios Papadopoulos and the entire team
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swisstraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
Berne454 contributions210 helpful votes
We just spent 5 nights at Pilot Beach and I really liked some things, but there are some "buts". Its a very large resort (over 400 rooms), which is not something I really like, but the area is very wast and spread out, so its okay. The resort is on the beautiful 7km long sandy beach, which is perfect for swimming and for walking along the beach. You can walk into Georgioupolis along the beach in about 20 minutes. Great sunrises and sunsets on the beach, especially if there are some clouds. The main pool is big and very nice, the pool on the beach is quite small and too crowded for my taste. There are many different accommodation options, which differ mostly on the location. One big "but" - the resort is in two parts, the beach part, and the non beach part, separeted by the main highway of crete (you pass underground in a tunnel). So besides having quite long ways to go from one part to the other, many rooms are exposed to very heavy traffic noise. We had two seafacing bungalows, which were nice and indeed seafacing, but mine was very close to the highway, and therefore instead of hearing the sea, I heard the traffic. This year, 3 restaurants are open in the resort - the main restaurant above the reception (buffet), the restaurant on the beach (buffet), and the asian restaurant above reception. Due to COVID-19 you have to prebook all meal times in an app. This makes sense and is for everybodies safety, but of course also very much limits your flexibility. Breakfast buffet is good, but a bit boring and after 5 mornings I was really fed up with it (its the same things every day). Dissapointing bread, coffee (especially as greeks love coffee) and fruits. Dinner buffet is really boring, we ate there 3 times, and on the last evening, I would have prefered an instant noodle soup in my bungalow to the dinner buffet (I went to the buffet because of my mother). In the asian restaurant (we ate there twice), you get a 5 course dinner, which is very tasty. Its not very authentic and mix of different cuisines (japanese, thai, vietnamese, indonesian etc.), but really good. The only thing I fault here: there is no choice of meat or no meat. I understand that there cant be a la carte service, but it would be really great to offer two different options, with or without meat.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded Oct 19, 2020
Dear swisstraveller, Thank you for choosing Pilot Beach and for taking the time for a feedback. We are pleased to see, that you enjoyed your well deserved holidays. Thank you as well for your remarks, which with pleasure we will follow up within the bounds of our facilities, although the sizw and the shape of our resort is clearly communicated in all booking channels. We hope to welcome again soon and send all our best wishes! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely Hotel Director Georgios Papadopoulos and the entire team
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Kurt L wrote a review Oct 2020
14 contributions29 helpful votes
Friendly staff, beautiful and comfortable location; restaurant and bar with pool and sea view close to the beach, location has two parts: one with big pools and (family-)rooms with garden/pool view and a big restaurant close to the reception hall. The second part is more expensive, but closer to the clean beach and clean sea.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Pilot Beach, Geschäftsführer at Pilot Beach Resort
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Dear Mr. Kurt L, Thank you very much for returning to Pilot Beach and for sharing your experiences with other travelers. We are delighted to see, that you enjoyed your recent stay and hope to welcome you again soon! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely Hotel Director Georgios Papadopoulos and the entire team
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swetlanafrei wrote a review Oct 2020
Eschenbach, Switzerland1 contribution1 helpful vote
We like everything: food, beach, room, staff was very polite. And of course that there were no any poor, hungry estray cats and dogs, the sight of which has almost broken our hearts in 2014 as we went to Crete before. We went on a trip to Chania and we liked it as well. The only unpleasant thing was that our guide, Tania, was convincing us to try lamb or beef or calf meat at the taverna, where we stopped for dinner. We should slowly know that too much meat is not healthy and we should develop some more empathy towards animals, who are feeling creatures as well.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded Oct 5, 2020
Dear swetlanafrei, Thank you very much for choosing Pilot Beach and for your feedback. It is very nice to se, how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays in our resort and how much you appreciate the efforts of our team for the satisfaction of our guests. Kindly note, that the food recommendations of guides in tavernas are of course not in our hands. The traditional Cretan kitchen has many vegetarian/ vegan options, which we offer to our guests as well and we are glad that you obviously liked our food. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon! Yours sincerely Hotel Director Georgios Papadopoulos and the entire team
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PRICE RANGE
$148 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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pilot beach hotel georgioupolis, hotel pilot beach
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureApokoronasGeorgioupolis
NUMBER OF ROOMS
440
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pilot Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pilot Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Agios Nikolaos Chapel (0.9 miles), Kalivaki Beach (1.0 miles), and Lake Kournas (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pilot Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Pilot Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pilot Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pilot Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pilot Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kali Kardia Taverna, Georgias Traditional Taverna, and Pelagias Yard.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pilot Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pilot Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pilot Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pilot Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Pilot Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pilot Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Greek.