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A Papandreou str 301 Gazi Ammoudara, Amoudara, Crete 714 14 Greece
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#19 of 37 hotels in Amoudara
Location
3.7
Cleanliness
3.4
Service
3.5
Value
3.6
Built in 1990, with extensions added in 2001, 2002 and 2006 , CASTRO hotel lies in the middle of Amoudara town only 300m away from the famous sandy beach, just 5 km away from the centre of Heraklion. The hotel Castro has 78 rooms and 4 apartments all recently renovated. There are rooms with sea, mountain and pool view. All rooms have their own bathroom, private balcony, colour TV, telephone device, hairdryer, refrigerator and air-condition.The Hotel offers the conditions to fulfil all the needs of a memorable holiday. Maxim is the name of the restaurant inside the hotel where people can taste the famous and healthy Cretan cuisine. It also has a bar and serves Greek and international dishes as well. Restaurant recently awarded with the specialized “License of Greek Cuisine” by GNTO(EOT).Restaurant is also licensed by Greek Food Quality Control dpt. ( ΕΦΕΤ). By the swimming-pool you will find our pool-bar, where guests can enjoy, apart from a relaxing swim, many refreshments and various cocktails. Our customers can also enjoy our beautiful sunny swimming-pool and sunbath in our garden. The hotel also has reception with 24 hours check-in, a dining room, and a TV Wide screen projector corner. Hotel provides wireless Internet connection Wi-FI (Free) and Internet Corner(surcharge). The Hotel offers various services and facilities, such as a reception, multi-lingual staff, a dining room, Projector wide screen TV, Billiards, Internet Corner, Wi-Fi, an open-air parking area, children pool and a spacious garden. Useful Information -Location -It is very close to the city of Heraklion (only 5km away)-There is a city bus to Heraklion every 20 min-Bus station in front of Hotel -The international Airport is in 11 km -The port is in 8km-Cinema is 800 m -It is only 100m away from the restaurants, bars and supermarkets, rent-a-car
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Billiards
Kids club
Kids pool
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Hand massage
Massage chair
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian, German and 2 more

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Grade: 59 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
9Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Madalina Stan wrote a review Sep 2022
Bucharest, Romania9 contributions
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I stayed here for 7 nights, on vacation with my husband and my two-year-old daughter, in perioada 6-12 septembrie. We really liked the island of Crete, but not the hotel .... Let me start with the pluses: - The lady at the reception very kind, ready to help you at any time - Varied and tasty breakfast - the blonde lady from the breakfast service, very nice and smiling - the view from the hotel room was good - I got a room with a view of the pool, quite quiet - The food at the restaurant (for a fee) is very tasty, the portions are generous and the waiters are very kind when you order. For every order, the dessert was from the house: fruit salad - in front of the hotel there is a bus stop - I booked an optional trip to Spinalonga, at the reception, departing at 7:30. We were served breakfast at 7 o'clock Now the minuses: - the cleanliness was poor - the the towels and the bedding was changed only once in 7 nights - very old bathroom without window or fan for steam - the extremely small shower, every time I took a shower, the bathroom flooded and there wasn't even a mop to wipe the tiles - I had accommodation with half board, but at dinner, although I paid for 3 people, each time I received food only for me and my husband - dinner is not a buffet as we were informed, at the so-called buffet, only a few types of salads are served, the second course consists of only one type of food that the chef wanted for that day. Mainly meat with potatoes,rice or vegetables and sauce, but for those who do not tolerate sauces, they were not ok at all. The dessert consists of fruits. - on the first evening I wanted to take my daughter takeaway potatoes, but the gentleman who served the meal did not let us under any circumstances, accusing that the hotel's policy does not allow takeaway meals (the one from the half board), even if we were talking about a child for two years she was not willing to eat at the table with so many people around. However, he told us that we can order (for a fee) anything from the restaurant and we can take it away. - Last night we asked them to make mashed potatoes for our little girl, but they apologized that they had no more potatoes - all the time we felt that someone was following us, so at the pool there were 3 ladies keeping an eye on the tourists so they wouldn't do anything wrong. And at the restaurant during dinner, one of the waiters stayed behind us all the time to check how much we were eating. He always asked us if we wanted to order something else in addition to what we received. We skipped dinner a few nights because the food served at half board was not to our taste, but especially to our little girl's taste - juices, coffe and water at the dispenser - it is not a child-friendly location at all: the swings in the yard were broken, apart from the pool, I didn't see anything else for the little one to fill her time with!!! - the pool is deep, but it is quite small, the schedule at the pool is very strange from 11 to 18 - the sewage smell was hard to bear - quite a distance from the beach - the hotel is located on the edge of the amudara resort I do not recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Aleksandra V wrote a review Aug 2022
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I have been there for four days,very friendly and helpful staff,delicious food,comfortable beds,good air conditioning,close to the clean beach .Just a few things I found a bit irritating. The pool opening time was 11,so you have to wait.I was on full board,and drinks were given only for breakfast ,but for lunch and dinner you couldn't get even water.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Aurelija L wrote a review Aug 2022
Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania33 contributions20 helpful votes
Amazing hotel! I booked this hotel as the cheapest offer from our tour operator and it turned out as the best one ever. A very attentive and friendly staff, good food, close to the sea and very comfortable location for driving car, convenient place for excursion pick up. I suggest to eat dinner in the hotels restaurnat Maxim - nice food and the service ☺️ there is a small supermarket few steps from the hotel, nice night club Sensis. Sun beds in the beach are for free, need to buy some drinks. I am strongly suggest this hotel both to families with kids and sweet couples!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Car parking in the hotel or on the road to the beach.
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Anita C wrote a review Aug 2022
Zagreb, Croatia3 contributions
We spent most comfortable 2days in Castro Hotel (Amoudara) from 15-18.June.2022. The reception at the hotel was warmhearted, the staff was always ready to help and it was family atmosphere! We highly recommend and hope to return soon! Well done for the accommodation!👍🏼❤️ Anita & Višnja from Croatia🙋🏻‍♀️🥰
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Petra Venušová wrote a review Jul 2022
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We spent one week in the Hotel Castro in Ammoudara. And we had the best experience. The atmosphere is very nice and familiar. We also loved the food. I am a vegetarian so i appreciated a special dish for me every day. A few days the waves on the sea were too big so we used the nice hotel pool (free sunbeds and sunshades). Everything was clean, the personal always helped us. Our stay in Hotel Castro exceeded our expectations. We can fully recommend it :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Andreea M wrote a review Sep 2021
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 contribution1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel in an excellent location, 5 minutes walk to the beach. Rooms are spotless & cleaned daily, breakfast is plentiful. The hotel staff was beyond exceptional, very helpful and always kind. The food at restaurant Maxim was absolutely amazing.Absolutely the best meal we had while în Crete. Best quality/price ratio, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Dear Andrea, We would like to express our sincere gratitude for taking the time to leave your lovely comments regarding your recent stay at Castro Hotel . Nothing can be more gratifying than the gentle appreciation coming from our Guests. It would be a pleasure to host you again. Sincerely, Castro Hotel Team
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Ieva G wrote a review Aug 2021
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I can highly recommend Castro hotel in Ammoudara for various types of travellers and purposes of economy type of travelling. You will definitely get the maximum value for a price you pay. Perfect location: hotel is close to the Heraklion city center (airport also), so you can easily reach it by car, by taxi, or by public bus, which will bring you right next to the hotel's door. Hotel has a Beachfront. The beach itself is wide, not crowded, with mesmerizing views. Hotel is surrounded by tavernas, restaurants and mini markets. And I want to add, that the place is absolutely safe and quiet. The Staff makes the hotel even more special: I've never met such a friendly, respectfull and helpfull staff. Here I felt like as if I visited my own friends. BTW, they are fluent in many languages! Accomodation: Rooms are spacey. Rooms have balconies, private bathrooms, wide beds and basically what you might need for your stay. Plus Hotel has a beautiful backyeard with a pool. All in all, I want to say that I had a wonderful experience and I know for sure that I will come back here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded Sep 8, 2021
Dear Ieva, Words cannot describe how delighted we are to read this lovely review regarding your stay at Castro Hotel ! We are so happy to know that you had a great time and that you left Crete with adorable feelings which made you share those amazing compliments. We would like to express our gratitude for this wonderful description about our hotel’s facilities and services. What we would consider as the most important point is the fact that during your stay you felt excellent in the arms of our courteous team. Thank you for praising our team ! Your compliments are a great motivation for all of them who are daily striving towards one goal; your satisfaction. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Castro Hotel in the near future and wish you health and happiness in the meantime. Kind regards, Haris Prinari Castro Hotel
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Otny D wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Very good hotel, friendly staff, good food ! Within a European funded project, we were on a business trip with 30 students from Romania and we stayed at the hotel for a week through Adonis Travel of Crete and Ultramarin (Romania). Hotel location at about 300 m from the beach. Everything was great !
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded Jun 27, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this lovely review regarding your recent stay at Castro Hotel. It is such a great feeling for the entire team to know that you came back home with plenty of positive memories from the hotel itself and its services. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel, hopefully in the very near future. Kind regards, Haris Prinari Reception desk
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Raluca B wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
My friends and I had a great time. We made friends with the staff and the manager, they have safe and clean rooms and the food was great (and plenty). It is close to the beach and other facilities, yet not in a crowded area. If I'll visit Crete again I would choose the same hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded Jun 26, 2021
Dear Guest, We would like to express our gratitude for this wonderful description about our hotel’s facilities and services. We are delighted to know that you left Crete with so many great memories and we deeply appreciate that you mentioned our hard work to keep you in a safe environment . It will be our pleasure to welcome you again and please feel free to contact us in case that you might need any assistance in planning your next vacations. Sincerely yours, Haris Prinari Reception desk
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Minxtra wrote a review Sep 2019
Westmaas17 contributions43 helpful votes
Basic hotel, clean, basic rooms. Bathroom clean but with a nightmare shower curtain. We were unable to keep water from going everywhere. Location not much to write home about. Hotel was full of Russians who just do not seem to be able to close a door quietly, they can only throw the doors shut, even in the middle of the night! Breakfast was very basic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant Maxim for dinner was very nice.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$40 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
castro hotel heraklion
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAmoudara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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CASTRO HOTEL - Updated 2022 Prices & Reviews (Amoudara, Greece)

Frequently Asked Questions about Castro Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Castro Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Senses Club (0.1 miles), Ammoudara Beach (0.4 miles), and Reef Sound Cafe & Cocktails (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castro Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Castro Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castro Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castro Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castro Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Mourelo Cretan Food & Drink Philosophy, Kritiko Spiti, and Heaven Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castro Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castro Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Polish, Greek, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Castro Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castello del Molo (Koules) (4.1 miles), Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (3.7 miles), and Loggia (3.9 miles).