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Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort

Missiria, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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#25 of 187 hotels in Rethymnon
Travelers' Choice
Experience the unique Cretan hospitality and the feeling of “home” from the moment you step to our main lobby. The resort is situated on a beautiful sandy beach with clear blue water, which combines luxury and immaculate service to the fullest detail.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Public wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Park View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more


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Grade: 46 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Anish Shah wrote a review Sep 24
4 contributions
My wife and I stayed at the hotel on a half board basis. We were slightly concerned due to our strict dietary requirements and if the hotel would be able to accommodate. We both follow a strict Hindu satvic diet which means no meat, fish, eggs onions or garlic. With that said, I must say I’m so impressed by Cecilia Bakker, that works in the F&B department. Every morning and evening she has personally taken full accountability that sufficient and a variety of starters, mains and desserts be served to us. She often personally surprises us with different dishes and warmly provides more than we can possibly eat. Each evening we’ve been so impressed and this has continued throughout the trip. I would like to take this opportunity say a big heart felt thank you to her for making our trip so special and amazing. I certainly hope senior management recognise her efforts, I might also add she has often stayed back after her core hours to ensure we’ve been sufficiently catered for - above and beyond our expectations, only with a smiling face ever ready to be helpful!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ulyana wrote a review Sep 16
Moscow, Russia461 contributions379 helpful votes
ROOMS: we booked a garden bungalow, there is one king-size comfortable bed and one extra bed for one person. There are also spacious bathroom with shower, balcony and air conditioning. Nothing special and deserves an extra compliment. FOOD: breakfast is really various and tasty. Eggs, fish, meat - you can find everything you need. Also you can make your own Greek yoghurt, try different veggies, fruits and also sweets. Every day they serve 2-3 types of fresh juices and smoothies. BEACH: sand beach but some areas near the sea are covered by small pebbles. Spacious beach zone with big amount of sun beds under special umbrellas. There is also bar with special tables for guests where you can buy cocktails, alcohol, soft drinks and some snacks. LOCATION: 10min drive to the Rethymno centre, 5 min walk to the Zisis tavern - I very recommend you to have a lunch/dinner there! FACILITIES: big pool, restaurants with Mediterranean cuisine, small shops on the hotel territory: grocery, clothes like swim wear/t-shirts/flip flops/bags etc, greek products (oil, soap) and souvenirs, big free parking zone. You can also send postcards from the hotel. We have bottle of wine due to our honeymoon and B-Day cake on my Birthday which was very nice :) STAFF&SERVICE: staff is very helpful and polite but cleaning may be much better: they don’t refill used shampoos/body wash bottles, don’t throw spoiled fruits if we forgot/didn’t see in time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Ulyana, We would like to thank you for sharing your comments of your stay in our resort in Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your holidays at this special time for you, your honeymoon and your birthday. Thank you also for mentioning the sandy beach, the numerous facilities, the room and especially our helpful and polite staff. Take care, stay healthy and see you hopefully next season again. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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David E wrote a review Sep 11
Greece16 contributions16 helpful votes
The property is a smart beach and pool hotel holiday complex with multiple restaurants and bars, shops, spa, gym etc. You need never leave, and might not want to. The rooms are a good size and good standard, and the sea view balconies give you just that. The food and dining are everywhere very good, with variety in the main buffet throughout our stay. The key to this hotel are the staff - and I don't just mean they are warm hearted (which they are in spades). Things like moving the diners from outside to inside during rain are done swiftly and professionally. Warning of possible building work noise near your room. A masseur (Matthius) who came in on his day off to take a single 8.30am booking. The guy running the beach volleyball wants his team to win. All in all, this is the right place to stay for a 5 star holiday. (The COVID security was pretty hot - even gloves at the buffet. And the staff certainly were onto all the rules. Not just for show. Includes a test centre) No hesitation recommending.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: You will hear the 'entertainment' if you are at the front of the hotel facing the pool.
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear David E, We are thrilled to read that you had such a great holiday in our resort. Thank you for all your kind words, concerning the efficiency of our staff, the food, the room, the beach and in general all the property. Covid measures are taken into serious consideration, since our safety is our top priority. We wish you all the best and we do hope to see you again in our resort. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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799elenie wrote a review Sep 8
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
The service and staff were so committed to making us feel relaxed, safe and supported to have a rejuvenating holiday. The hotel was super clean and in good condition and the COVID measures were the best I have encountered thus far at any hotel. One of the staff at reception Nektaria went beyond the call of duty to help us with birthday arrangements and anything else we needed. Maria at the bar was exceptional. She made one feel as though the only thing that mattered was for you to feel relaxed and happy in that moment. The beach was very big, sandy and clean and while the sea had waves, it was clean and fun for the family. The super slides kept our kids entertained and the lifesavers were also very attentive. I also loved that there is a church on site to light ones candle and say one’s prayers. There is also a nun from Monastery of Saint Irene that comes 3 times a week to sell crosses and other goods made my the nuns. I found talking to her very helpful and beautiful. I loved this resort. All in all it was an awesome experience and we would go back again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear 799elenie, It is such pleasure to read that you had an awesome and relaxing stay in Creta Palace. Thank you for mentioning our staff, service, cleanliness of the area, the sandy beach and the most important that you felt safe with all our COVID measures. The safety of our guests and our staff is our top priority in this challenging year. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcoming you back again in our resort. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Oleg T wrote a review Sep 7
Berlin, Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been to this Hotel twice now, 2019 and this year. To me this hotel has to be rewarded for their staff. Every one of the grecotel family does a great job of caring about their guests. Really warm hearted people and friendly as much as staff can be. You feel like being at a friends place. Food and the area of the hotel is really outstanding. I will come for a third time for sure. Thank you for a good quality time of relaxing and enjoying.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Oleg T, On behalf of all the Creta Palace team I would like to thank you for your positive comment and your super kind words regarding the staff, the area and the food. This is really the best reward that a hotel or a staff member can receive. Thank you once again for sharing your feelings after having a relaxing and enjoyable stay in our hotel. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Nearby attractions include Baja Beach Club (0.2 miles), Katerina Bar (0.3 miles), and Mini Golf Beach Platania (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Yiannis, Bella Casita Taverna, and Finikas Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury 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 Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Greek.