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Grecotel Meli Palace

Agia Varvara, Sissi, Crete 724 00 Greece
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#2 of 20 hotels in Sissi
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If you’re looking for a charming hotel in Sissi, look no further than Grecotel Meli Palace. Set 2 kms from Sissi village, the style is refined, the pace casual. Escape to this exotic beachfront paradise, surrounded by palm trees, wild figs, hibiscus, cacti and olive trees. Grecotel Meli Palace Hotel is a charming hotel offering air conditioning and a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free internet access is offered to guests in all public areas. The hotel also features 24 hours multilingual reception and a concierge service. Enjoy Grecotel award winning hospitality. Sumptuous breakfast buffets laden with home-baked goods and a dizzying array of dishes, lavish lunches and dinners featuring live cooking demonstrations, midnight snacks, cocktails and refreshments are all included in the package. Parents can relax knowing the children are entertained at supervised activities program at the Kids Club. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. The staff at Grecotel Meli Palace looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Kids club
Airport transportation
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, German, Greek
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Nadia wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Shayan made us feel so welcome and food was so tasty. Meat was cooked to perfection. Presentation of the food made me feel so special, loved the starters and the mains. Will come again with my friends
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Caroline S wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
We were a party of 5 - myself, my husband, our 2 adult sons and 8 year old daughter. The stand out feature for us was the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff - every single one of them from our arrival to our departure. The leadership must be excellent. This a medium sized , very well laid out hotel in lovely grounds. The food was good and varied. I enjoyed our free visit to the lovely spa and treated myself to a fabulous massage. The nearest town is Sissi which is a 30 walk from the hotel. The town is small but worth a visit. The private sandy beach is good, particularly for this area of Crete which is not known for its beaches. The sea is shallow but a bit rocky just in the part near the beach, so you need aqua shoes. There are more than enough sun loungers on the beach if the pool loungers are all taken. We had sea view rooms which were spotless. The bathrooms were good enough but could do with an update. This was not a problem for us as the fantastic views more than made up for it. The entertainment varied from night to night. We particularly enjoyed the Motown Tribute act. All the staff were great, but special mention should go to Moaz from the animation team, Maria at the beach bar and Michalis, the maitre d. I would happily return to his hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Coastal26648236170 wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice hotel with its own beach, swimming pool and tennis courts. Well watered and kept garden setting.Pleasant young entertaining staff lay on activities for adults and children. Although near Malia, not spoilt by its proximity. Good buffet food and the opportunity for al fresco a la carte dining.
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Date of stay: June 2019
1 Helpful vote
S77BLC wrote a review Oct 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark3 contributions2 helpful votes
I recently stayed at the Meli Palace with my wife and toddler for 10 days.  We had a fantastic stay. The highlight were the fantastic staff who were so friendly and helpful, especially with our daughter. The beach is private and clean and there was always enough space there and around the pool. The room was a good size and clean. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Meli_Palace, Guest Relations Manager at Grecotel Meli Palace
Responded Oct 17, 2019
Dear S77BLC, Thank you for visiting Grecotel Meli Palace and for your kind words about our staff, which we happily have passed on. We are very happy to read, that you spent a relaxing holiday with us and that you and your family fully enjoyed our facilities and services. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Grecotel Meli Palace soon! With best regards, Your Grecotel Meli Palace Guest Services Team
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Shirley D wrote a review Sep 2019
Leicester, United Kingdom39 contributions64 helpful votes
Just back from a 2 week holiday at Meli Palace. We arrived at almost midnight, no sooner were we off the coach a porter took our luggage to the hotel. We received a very warm welcome and a juice drink. We were taken to our room on the 2nd floor and our luggage came within minutes. Our room was a good size, very clean and lovely comfy beds. There was plenty of storage space, however the hanging space was quite short. There was a fridge with bottled water, soft drinks and 2 plates of sandwiches. The bathroom had a shower over the bath and screen. The hotel is in a very quiet area, with gardens and its own beach with sun loungers and parasols. Towels are provided at no extra cost. Sisi is about 30 minutes walk away or €6 in a taxi. There was a variety of food choices in the restaurant, although some not hot enough at times. The breakfast omelettes were lovely, as were the 4min soft boiled eggs. There was a good drinks choice, the White Lady cocktail being a particular favourite of mine. Our room was cleaned to a very high standard. We were given use of the showers in the spa as we had a late departure and could not keep our room. We were given bottles of water, luggage taken to the taxi and waved off by staff. A very big thank you to all the staff, you are all amazing and always smiling. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. We went on the Happy Train, which was great and well worth €18 each, thank you George. Would we re visit the Meli Palace, definitely.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Meli_Palace, Guest Relations Manager at Grecotel Meli Palace
Responded Sep 25, 2019
Dear Shirley D, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write an informative review to Trip Advisor regarding you recent stay with us. We more than appreciate your positive comments and your feedback does indeed strengthen us not only to continue, but even to improve all our efforts for providing wonderful vacations with the highest standards of services to all our guest. Your sincerely, Your Grecotel Meli Palace Guest Services Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grecotel Meli Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Grecotel Meli Palace?
Nearby attractions include Squeeze Bar (2.3 miles), Help Bar (2.3 miles), and The Jolly Roger (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grecotel Meli Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Grecotel Meli Palace?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grecotel Meli Palace?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grecotel Meli Palace?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grecotel Meli Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Geitonia Malia - Cretan Creative Cuisine, Lithos Taverna, and Relax Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grecotel Meli Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Grecotel Meli Palace have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Grecotel Meli Palace offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grecotel Meli Palace?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grecotel Meli Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Grecotel Meli Palace?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (4.8 miles).