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Leof. Andrea Papandreou 74, Amoudara, Crete 714 14 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#3 of 37 in Amoudara
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.5
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
The Civitel Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows is a 4 –star resort hotel offering spacious accommodation and an array of facilities on the 9km white sandy beach of Ammoudara. Free Wi-Fi access is provided, and free on-site parking is possible. Heraklion City is 5 km away. This holiday hotel has a great selection of guest accommodation on offer. Guests can choose between the standard guest rooms or the pretty bungalows which are situated in the hotel’s gardens. Set close to the beach, the main restaurant boasts Aegean Sea views and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner on buffet style. The a-la-carte restaurant offers delicious Greek and international dishes, appetizers salads and desserts. Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large swimming pool and sun-bathing area, tennis courts and beach volleyball. There is also evening entertainment. For children, there is a separate swimming pool and a mini-club. The Civitel Creta Beach Hotel is well-positioned for exploring the surrounding area
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Archery
Babysitting
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Mini golf
Tennis court
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek

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Grade: 68 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
740Reviews93Q+A41Room tips
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Ann wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions
We stayed here for a week the end of October into November. Not great weather, but not the hotels fault. First impressions were good. We were told we had been upgraded to a superior bungalow. Entering the room we thought 'nice', bejou, until you want to plug the kettle in! The furniture had to be rearranged because the sockets are in ridiculous places!! The bedside lamps were never on as these had to be used for charging our phones. The outside space was limited, to say the least & constantly wet as water dripped from the roof. It was a muddy walkway used as a short cut next to conifer trees. This made the room dark so we had to have the lights on all the time when in. The hotel Is in a lovely location, right on the beach. They have great outdoor furniture on the terrace & around the pool. It was a shame the cushions weren't taken in when it rained. We struggled to find a dry bed when it was warm enough to sunbathe or just sit out (I got bit to death by mossies using them) The food was OK but could have been hotter. Its a shame the couldn't use space in the restaurant to cook fresh eggs ect. I must say we enjoyed the soup & the food in the a la carte was first class. It's also a shame there is nowhere but a toilet cubicle (next to a cubicle of the opposite sex) to refresh for travelling home after having to check out at 11am on our final day. We were allowed to keep our towel until departure but nowhere for a freshen up. I did feel as though they were winding down for the end of the season as there was only entertainment on two nights (which wasn't the best) & the gardens were full of weeds.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Nenad R wrote a review Oct 2021
Thessaloniki, Greece2 contributions
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How to express excellent experience we had at Civitel Creta Beach! Such a hospitality…!!! From the first minute we entered the reception till last minute we left the hotel everything was amazing! Staff, including hotel manager Mr. Perakis, was professional, extremely polite, helpful and always at your disposal at any time. Bungalows are spacey, CLEAN and very nice furnished. There are plenty animations for children, big clean swimming pool, while the beach is sandy. We had all inclusive program, while from the hotel we got one a la crate dinner free of charge. The restaurant has many choices for each ones taste for all meals. Additionally, on the pool bar you can enjoy your coffee or drink accompanied with various snacks (cakes, pizza, sandwich etc). Furthermore, everyday hotel has different happenings such are Greek night etc. definitely we will visit them again very soon!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Chris R wrote a review Oct 2021
Lytchett Matravers, United Kingdom155 contributions59 helpful votes
We visited for October half term. The hotel is nice but doesn't live up to the pictures or some of the reviews online. This is what we liked: 1. The staff are lovely and very friendly. If you ask for something it gets done, quickly. In fact everyone we met in Crete is very friendly. 2. The location is great, right on the beach, with shops and restaurants within a short walk 3. It's clean everywhere. 4. The restaurant has plenty of hot and cold fresh food and drinks. 5. They are very Covid safe, with face masks required in all communal areas and plastic gloves to serve yourself from the buffet. 6. In room facilities includes a kettle and hair dryer. There were a few niggles: 1. The bungalow rooms look way better in the pictures. In reality they are basic with not enough furniture to store clothes for a couple for 1 week. 2. The beds are set up as 2 singles, and the mattresses are firm. We asked for them to be made into a double and a mattress topper was provided. 3. The drinks in the fridge are not replenished every day. I had to ask at reception for more water, and ask the cleaner for more coffee. 4. Only 1 pillow per person is provided so sitting up in bed to read is painful. The cleaner provided a second pillow each on request. (note the pics show 2 pillows and cushions on the beds which are NOT provided) 5.Ants in our childrens' room. Reported to reception so let's see if that gets sorted. 6. The pool: not heated so a bit chilly in October. No doubt refreshing in August. 7. The restaurant food is OK, not great. Salad bar is excellent, desserts too. Some of the mains taste mass produced and lack seasoning. The spaghetti with pesto has virtually no pesto! 8. No archery "because of Covid"! I didn't realise archery makes you more vulnerable to Covid. Yet you can get a massage!!! 9. Nothing to do indoors if it is cold/raining (except eat/drink). Would be good to have a gym and games room. 10. The hot water is warm, not hot so showers are cool. Again probably welcome in August but not in October. So we probably wouldn't stay again because we were expecting 4* but if you're OK with 3* then you won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Cecile H. wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions
Such an awesome place with beautiful bungalows and super friendly stuff. Food is great and the beach and the pool area is awesome. The only really annoying thing is cocktails only starting 6pm at the bar inside. So no cocktails at the pool bar with all inclusive. Never had that before in another hotel in greece and for me a very important part of an all inc. trip. So this is not all in for me. But anyway, all other things were great.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Dainis B wrote a review Oct 2021
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Superb location, wonderful premises, great staff! Maybe we were lucky, but we got the newest bungalow near the sea shore. Everything was great. And the location of the hotel allowed to both enjoy the sea in a comfort and quickly get to Heraklion. If you are considering this hotel - based on our experience, it is a great choice.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Maria Kander wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
What a great experience it was! It is the second time we visited this beautiful place and honestly we would like to visit again and again! Amazing people, beautiful bungalows, very clean and tidy, super helpful employees and amazing food (buffet and a la cart restaurant!) The pool is very clean, kids pool and access to the beach! There are also plenty of activities and golf court. So BIG THANK YOU to all of the employees and the amazing and kind hearted hotel manager! Highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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lwitk0wski wrote a review Sep 2021
Bielsko-Biala, Poland1 contribution
Very nice stay in July 2021 (tourists from Poland)! 👍 Very friendly and helpful Staff, delicious food, perfect location of the hotel, we were really impressed by the grill party at the pool one evening. Thank you ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Petix s wrote a review Aug 2021
Roztoky, Czech Republic1 contribution
Wonderfull! Best Barmans in the world, Mario and Jannis. Best Mochito in the world also!😀 The pool had very good temperature also the sea. The hotel rooms were very comfortable. Drinks at the bar for free when you have all inclusive. I will have really good memories.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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jirza wrote a review Aug 2021
Prague, Czech Republic26 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel in close proximity (or rather being part) of the capital city of Iraklion (you can see a local football stadium on the right from the hotel beach and even a power plant in further distance on the left - it did not,however,disturb us)...The hotel has a very enjoyable pool area (water in the pool could be a bit less warm) with easy access to a beach which is just next to the pool area (beach is ok for the location, we enjoyed it but spent more time at the pool). The food was delicious with many different options (all inclusive recommended because of food, not drinks)....We stayed in a bungalow room. First in the basic standard which was a bit out of date but ok. After our air condition got broken and after we had some other complaints (our balcony door was left unlocked twice by the cleaning staff,our room phone was not working correctly and there were some confusions in communication with the hotel staff regarding the broken air condition), the hotel manager (who was very professional and interested in solving problems) offered us a higher standard bungalow room which was in the end a very different experience compared to the original room (very modern design and well equipped),however,the price of that room is normally substantially higher. Animation programs were rather annoying and we could easily imagine the hotel without them. Some of the animators seemed to be speaking only French and communicating only with French guests, we asked them if a Euro football match between Czechia and Denmark can be displayed on the screen in the evening (same as it was the case on previous days with French and German matches) and nothing happened (it was like the tournament was already over). We were not jealous:) but did not understand this. Overall, even with some minuses we experienced, we enjoyed our stay and could imagine that we would come back in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Manal N wrote a review Aug 2021
Heraklion, Greece7 contributions
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We had great holiday for 8 days! I planned the holiday to take 2 hotels 4 days every hotel, but! I’ve extended all the week because every thing was ok the great reception staff helped me in everything And the restaurant staff also were not less kind as them! The beach and the pool, I highly recommend if anyone want a peace of mind, calm, quiet holiday 🤍😍
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$70 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
creta beach hotel and bungalows
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAmoudara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Civitel Creta Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Civitel Creta Beach?
Nearby attractions include Senses Club (0.7 miles), Ammoudara Beach (0.5 miles), and Reef Sound Cafe & Cocktails (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Civitel Creta Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Civitel Creta Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Civitel Creta Beach?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Civitel Creta Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Civitel Creta Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thigaterra, Kritiko Spiti, and Aris Katerina.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Civitel Creta Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Civitel Creta Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Civitel Creta Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Civitel Creta Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Civitel Creta Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Civitel Creta Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Castello del Molo (Koules) (3.2 miles), Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (2.9 miles), and Loggia (3.1 miles).