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Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort

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Missiria, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 01/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#22 of 185 hotels in Rethymnon
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.6
Value
4.0
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
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics
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
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Salon
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Hair dryer
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more

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sheila_poli_peer wrote a review Sep 2022
Nahariya, Israel75 contributions41 helpful votes
Wonderful hotel for families and couples. My son's family( 2 adults and 3 children) got an incredible spacious family bungalow , with 2 bathrooms and 2 spacious bedrooms. The hotell is very child friendly. Miniclub and special meals for the children. Personal are efficient and extremely nice, always willing to help with a smile. It was a nice surprise to have authentic live local greek music in the evening. There are a lot of choices in the buffet . Strongly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Shelia Poli Peer, Thank you so much for your positive comments and recommendation about Creta Palace. It is such a pleasure to read that you and your family enjoyed the rooms, the buffet, the miniclub, the live music and of course the friendly service from our efficient staff. We will be more than happy to welcome you back to our resort. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Tania B wrote a review Sep 2022
UK30 contributions54 helpful votes
this was our first time traveling after 2 years due to the pandemic. The hotel was lovely and the hard working staff made the stay all the more enjoyable. A wonderful relaxing sunny time in a beautiful country. We had the comfort package, breakfast, lunch and dinner and selected free drinks. (lunch and drinks were complementary as we booked before a certain time). We had a sea view room which was lovely clean and spacious. The food at the hotel was some of the best that we have had, the selection was amazing and the cakes were beautiful. Thank you to all the hard working staff. The walk into the centre Rethymno takes around an hour but most of this is along the sea front with bars and resturants but there are many taxis you can get. To the left of the hotel further down the road are shops and restaurants if you wanted to walk to those its about 10 minutes.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Tania B, We are thrilled to read such a lovely and positive review concerning your recent stay in our resort. Thank you so much for mentioning our lovely staff, the amazing food, the convenient location and the cleanliness of the rooms, which are all the aspects that make us indeed a great resort. Our target is always to keep our guests not only satisfied but also excited by having a relaxing stay. We wish you all the best, stay say and hopefully we will meet again next year. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Kurt H wrote a review Sep 2022
4 contributions
Very good food perfect service nice convenient location close to the center of Rethymno very friendly staff fantastik Rom very Claes and tofu best service in general It is our fifth time and we will be back for sure next year
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Kurt H, It has been a pleasure to host you for one more year to our resort. Thank you so much for your lovely review and all your great comments about our friendly staff, convenient location, clean rooms and best service. We will be more than happy to welcome you for many more years in Creta Palace. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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David Y wrote a review Sep 2022
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Book here for 10 days in June 2022. Booked a Twin Bedded room, but was given a Double bedded room. Their first solution after many excuses, was to make up the Day Bed. Only after several hours of speaking with reception and management was the room made up with 2 beds. A 5* hotel should be there immediately to rectify a problem. Took the shine off what should have been a great time. Had also paid for a room with a side sea view. This first floor room had a tree growing up which completely blocked any view of the sea. Have stayed in many 5* hotels and this is the first time they have not lived up to their star rating. Management needs to up its game. Would not stay there again. Not what we paid for
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Ed F wrote a review Sep 2022
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Stayed here in September 2022 for our Honeymoon after my wife and I got married nearby. We both had a great experience, from the minute we arrived the staff were extremely helpful and really went above and beyond to give us a great experience. We were given welcome drinks on arrival and told we had been upgraded to a Suite free of charge, which was a nice touch. Bucket of champagne and various other bits in the room when we entered, with complimentary breakfast brought up to the room the next morning. One evening we ate at the hotel’s Zeus Sky Bar. The food was amazing and upon paying we were told the meal was on the house due to it being our honeymoon. The staff really couldn’t do enough for us. Many thanks to all the staff at Creta Palace who made our stay unforgettable!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ed F, Thank you for your positive review in Tripadvisor and all your kind comments about our hotel and especially our staff. We are glad to read that you had such a perfect stay during your Honeymoon and in general a great experience. Looking forward to seeing you again next season. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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John T wrote a review Sep 2022
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We stayed at the beautiful Hotel for 2 weeks and to say it was not a hotel but a wonderful 5 star resort . Thank you also to the wonderful Staff who make your stay extra Special . Pavlo at cafe Nero is the best.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear John T, Thank you very much for your positive review in Tripadvisor and your lovely words about our wonderful staff. Looking forward to seeing you again for another amazing holiday in the near future. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Ryan W wrote a review Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
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Had a lovely 10 day break with my partner and our little daughter. The staff are very friendly and helpful this is the best part of the hotel for sure. It was our little girls first holiday and she loved it and especially the staff. Hotel is very nice although I’d say some parts could be updated. The room was fine for us but again maybe could be modernised, the cleaners were very good and cleaned quickly. Food is very nice, we tried the Golden Dragon and Barbosssa restaurants which were lovely. The buffet is also good quality, location to the town is great 10 minutes in taxi. I loved the outside gym, it is a hidden gem. I went early morning and was very pearly on the beach and the facilities are really good for a functional workout. Antonis was very helpful and I would recommend any gym goer to visit. All in all a very nice trip, thank you. Ryan W
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ryan W, We would like to thank you for your positive review in Tripadvisor regarding your lovely stay in our resort. It is so important for us to read that you had such a good time and that you mentioned the cleanliness of the room, the good quality of the food and the helpful staff. The outdoor gym is indeed our new gem where our guests have the chance to workout outdoors and in front of the beach. Looking forward to welcoming you and your family again to our resort. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Harm-Jan wrote a review Aug 2022
The Netherlands2 contributions
Had one week all inclusive with the family. Great staff, fine food, perfect atmophere. Nice clean beaches. Special thanks to Panagiotis Argyriou for his perfect customer service with a smile! If you ever need a job in The Netherlands, call me ;-)
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded Aug 26, 2022
Dear Harm-Jan, Thank you so much for your positive comments, which we forwarded them to all our team and to Mr Argyriou. We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the fine food, the clean beach and of course our perfect customer service. It will be our pleasure to welcome you and your family next year again for another great holiday. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Sere D wrote a review Aug 2022
Khao Lak, Thailand10 contributions6 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed the week at the hotel. The hotel was in a beautiful setting, very clean, great food and very welcoming and friendly staff throughout the hotel. Rythemno town/old town and marina was a short taxi ride away - prefect blend for families with children of all ages. Lots to do at the hotel for older kids (17-19 yr olds)and for adults. We enjoyed the yoga, aqua aerobics, creten cooking class, tennis, self defence and relaxing on the large private beach. I would definitely recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded Aug 22, 2022
Dear Sere D, Thank you so much for your positive review in Tripadvisor and for mentioning the great food, the large private beach, the cleanliness of the resort and the friendliness of all our staff. We are really happy that all of your family had such a lovely and relaxing time and especially that you enjoyed all of our sport activities. It wiil be our pleasure to welcome you again in Grecotel Creta Palace. Take care and stay healthy. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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Passenger723945 wrote a review Aug 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great holiday but not 5*. Customer service at its best but rooms are dated with some paint peeling off and tiles broken. The grounds are beautiful with a vast choice of restaurants, sky bar and beautiful private beach . To have the full experience I would recommend dining at the sky bar , that’s where the full luxury experience is . The food choice was quite limited and average but considering I don’t eat much I wasn’t bother by it . The lunch menu is the worst with calamari , pizza and Greek salad every day . The customer service was exceptional I must say , no request was to much trouble and the whole team from the house keeping to hotel manager displaying the level of exceptional customer service . Overall a pricey holiday , a great holiday but not a 5*hotel when it comes to accommodation and food . Sky bar is 5.5* on the plus 😊
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Mathioudaki, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort
Responded Aug 22, 2022
Dear Passenger723945, We are really happy to read that you enjoyed your holidays in our resort and especially our exceptional customer service. Our team’s aim is not only the guest satisfaction but the excess of their expectations as well. On the other hand we are sorry that the food was not at your preference in all of our restaurants. Except for the buffet restaurant, Creta Palace has 4 more ala carte restaurants with different menu and tastes. Sky Bar is indeed an experience. Regarding the cleanliness and maintenance of our rooms, I would like to note that they are in a very good condition even if our hotel is not a newly built hotel. Nevertheless it would be our pleasure to welcome you again in Creta Palace or in any other Grecotel resort. Kind regards, Maria Mathioudaki Corporate Guest Services Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$159 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
grecotel creta palace rethymnon, hotel grecotel creta palace
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureRethymnon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
335
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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), Mini Golf Beach Platania (0.6 miles), and Katerina Bar (0.3 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 Thymari, Raeti-tavern, and Taverna Yiannis.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Creta Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort offers airport transportation 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.