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Main Street, Skaleta, Crete 741 00 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 10 hotels in Skaleta
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The Creta Royal is an exquisite 5-star hotel, especially only for adults, built on a 400-m beach, surrounded by magnificent gardens, offering relaxation and traditional Cretan hospitality. It is located in the area of Skaleta, 12 km from Rethymno, 65 km from the airport of Heraklion and 70 km from the airport of Chania. The staff of Creta Royal will offer you the best service and will be always at your disposal. The holidays will be unforgettable in Crete, the most famous island in the Mediterranean, in the heart of the Cretan Sea. The "Greek hospitality" is a tradition of “Aegean Star Hotels”, where Creta Royal is a member. The hotel has 120 luxurious rooms with comfortable and modern furniture. The rooms are equipped with double or twin beds or a double bed and a sofa bed. They have a terrace or a balcony overlooking the sea or the Cretan mountains, feature elegant furnishings and all modern amenities for guest’s service. We speak your language!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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jing l wrote a review Aug 2021
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Very nice and beautiful hotel. The staff is very friendly. Breakfast and dinner buffet is so delicious......beach ist so beautiful.... 2 small things, I hope can improve. 1. The two swimming pool is closed too early. One is until 18 o'clock, one is until 19 o'clock. As you know going to creta, people always want to more sight seeing...so after sight seeing, come back hotel, swimming pool is closed...if swimming pool can open until 22 o'clock. That is much better. 2. 5 star hotel, but only 2 glasses in room...there are no glasses for drinking water....🤪🤪🤪 But anyway, it is very good hotel 👍👍👍👍
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bus stop is in front of hotel, but you have to buy the tickets in supermarket..orange 😆😆😆
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Response from kostas korakis, Guest Services / Front Office at Creta Royal Hotel
Responded Aug 24, 2021
Dear Guest jing l, We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your overall holiday 5* experience at our Creta Royal Hotel; thank you for the time you spent to share your feedback on your stay. Concerning the timetable of the swimming pool is written in all brochures, also it must be thoroughly cleaned and has to be closed during dinner for health and safety reasons. Once again, thank you for your visit and the courtesy of your time; we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Friendly Regards, AegeanStar Hotels
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Pauline S wrote a review Oct 2019
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Have just returned from my first visit to this hotel, stayed for one week, 8th-15th October and have to say it was one of the best places I have stayed. The staff are wonderful and just want to make your holiday special, the food was superb, we were all inclusive, which has to be the best value ever. The hotel is very clean and comfortable, and can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from AegeanStarHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Creta Royal Hotel
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Dear Mollysmum123, Thank you for your 5 star review for Creta Royal Hotel. We take great pride in offering our guests memorable experiences complete with top notch service from our colleagues and it’s a pleasure to know that we achieve our goal. Our staff strives to welcome each guest with the AegeanStar spirit and assist in any way possible to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay. We look forward to welcoming you again in our property. With our best regards, Guest Relations Department
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Amy wrote a review Sep 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom16 contributions36 helpful votes
There's a lot we could say about the four hours we stayed in the Creta Royal before having to make an emergancy booking at another hotel nearby. But put simply: Do not book if you want luxury. The rooms are dated and dark - clearly there's been no love given to them since the 90's. Everyone spoke German to us, despite us saying we spoke English. The food was not fresh. Our room had live electrical wires dangling above the shower. The whole hotel needs a makeover to bring it in line with basic modern standards. Put simply - this hotel fell so far below our expectations and acted a stark reminder that five stars doesn't always means luxury. Avoid.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from kostas korakis, Guest Services / Front Office at Creta Royal Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear amyrose198, Thank you for choosing our Creta Royal Hotel for your vacation. Creta Royal Hotel remains closed for the season 2020. Your experience was in 2019!! We would like to inform you that this winter, like all previous years, renovation projects have taken place. We have totally renovated a number of bathrooms. Also, we would like to mention that our hotel is multinational. Each week, the percentages of all nationalities are different, but first come the guests from Europe. We do not make discrimination among our guests, a factor which is proven by the extremely high percentage of repeated guests from different countries, which indicates the excellent quality of service, location and culinary delights. Thank you again for visiting us and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Guest Relations Department
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catherine t wrote a review Oct 2019
10 contributions24 helpful votes
Just returned from a 10 day holiday here and enjoyed everything about it. We had a lovely room with beautiful sea view. The room was cleaned every day with fresh towels etc always plenty of hot water too. Had to take the bus into town but the buses ran frequently and not expensive so no problem. Every member of staff had a friendly smile and was very helpful to everyone, though we had no problems atall. The food was delicious and so well cooked and full of flavour, always hot and well presented as well. Would highly recommend this hotel if you want a nice relaxing quiet holiday.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Worth paying a bit extra for a sea view.
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Response from AegeanStarHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Creta Royal Hotel
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Dear Mrs catherine t, Thank you for choosing our Creta Royal Hotel for your vacations. We take great pride in offering our guests memorable experiences complete with top notch service from our colleagues and it’s a pleasure to know that we achieve our goal. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the good food quality. The passion for gastronomy being one of the prime pillars of our company, we greatly appreciate your praising comments on our restaurant where our professional Chefs strive to surprise our guests with a high standard gastronomy and the possibility to savor the best of the local cuisine as well as the finest international delights. Thank you again for your visit. We will be glad to see you again among our guests, on your next vacations. With our best regards, Guest Relations Department
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Douglas_R_Smith wrote a review Oct 2019
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom4 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife and I have just returned from an eleven night stay at the Creta Royal. We usually seek out Adults Only hotels, ideally All Inclusive. I have read a number of the other reviews, and would agree that this is not the place for you if you are looking for evening entertainment (although I believe you were able to go to the sister hotel next door) or any form of activities around the pool. There wasn’t even any music playing in the background, just blissful peace and quiet! Yes the vast majority of guests appeared to be German, and kept themselves to themselves, Brits were a bit thin on the ground. Heho, if I want to meet new British friends I can do that at home! We found all the staff to be very welcoming and friendly, especially the two ladies, both called Katerina, who ran the Pool Bar and Sunset Bar. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, and they were all able to converse with you in English. We enjoyed the meals on offer, the quality was good and there was always plenty of choice. We especially enjoyed lunch down in the small restaurant on the seafront, that was really nice. And for those like me with a sweet tooth, the puddings were excellent. So, the diet starts tomorrow 😂 There wasn’t a great deal to do locally, although I did discover a nice walk along the shore after a few days. That became my daily exercise. We did get the local bus into Rethymnon a couple of times, and spent a nice morning wandering about the shops. Downsides. If Im being honest, the hotel, whilst very clean and looked after, is a little bit tired. Its not really what you would expect from a five star hotel in the UK. Mainly the bedroom. One constant niggle was the single plug socket in the bedroom which just isn’t enough for a couple with 2 phones, 2 Kindles, an iPad etc etc. Maybe other rooms were different. We only had one (huge) magnetic key so couldn’t leave the electricity on when we weren’t there. And, as an engineer, I found it impossible to figure out how the aircon worked. Guess I could have asked I suppose 🤷‍♂️. All these were minor points though. We really enjoyed our stay, loved the ambience and the friendliness of the staff, and would definitely think of going back! Although I might hire a car next time!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AegeanStarHotels, Public Relations Manager at Creta Royal Hotel
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Dear Guest Douglas_R_Smith, Thank you for choosing our Creta Royal Hotel for your vacations. We would like to mention that our hotel is multinational. Each week, the percentages of all nationalities are different, but first come the guests from Europe. The extremely high percentage of repeated guests from different countries is a factor which proves the excellent quality of service from our staff. Of course, we could help you more with the air-conditioning. Also, we would like to inform you that our property has a big interest in environmental issues (we maintain many environmental systems) that is the reason that the power turns off in all rooms when the key is removed, a practice which is very common among guests and hoteliers worldwide. Thank you again for your visit. We will be glad to see you again among our guests, on your next visit to Crete. With our best regards, Guest Relations Department
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PRICE RANGE
$102 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel creta royal, creta royal rethymnon
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureSkaleta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Creta Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Creta Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Spilies Beach (2.2 miles), Eyes Live Lounge (4.4 miles), and Marianna's Workshop (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Creta Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Creta Royal Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Creta Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Creta Royal Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Creta Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeo & Juliet Fusion Cuisine, Thavma Coffee Drinks & Cretan food, and Pantelis Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Creta Royal Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Creta Royal Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Creta Royal Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Creta Royal Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Creta Royal Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Creta Royal Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (7.8 miles), Agia Irini Convent (7.5 miles), and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon (9.6 miles).