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“Great hotel in Agia Marina” 4 of 5 stars
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Iolida Beach Hotel
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Agia Marina
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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“Great hotel in Agia Marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

First impressions:
Very nice, this hotel was great for us (couple) looking for a quiet relaxing time.

Room:
Our room was located in the 2nd building. the room itself was really nice and clean with a hidden kitchen area. (fridge, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, hot plate cooker, safe, hairdryer, 2 air con units and a little porch area over looking the pool

Pool area:
Our pool area was used mainly by couples and couples with small babies - very quiet and no hotel music.
All of the bigger families went to the pool in the 1st building THANK GOD.
The room was cleaned every day but there's no do not disturb sign.

Food:
the food in the hotel in average and definitely overpriced,
We went to the supermarket for our breakfast/lunch and drinks and stocked up our fridge - which i highly recommend.

Location:
the hotel is about a 10/15min walk to Agia Marina "town" where most shops and restaurants are.
In the 7 days we were there we couldn't find 1 lively bar with music.
We ended up in a Reggae bar 1 night which was cool but very quiet and sombre.

**Overall i liked the hotel and would stay here again but only if it was in another location.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Last week we visited this hotel for 1 week. Perfect hotel for this holiday. Close to the beach, 2 beautifull swimming pools with bar. And a lot of restaurants in the neighbourhood. Our room had a small kitchen so we could have some food or drinks in our room. But with the happy hour at the bar every day not necessary.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Iolida has a slightly strange set up, straddling a road although their is a bridge taking you from the main area to the beach and restaurant. The room I stayed is was huge with a kitchen and balcony overlooking the sea. The staff were very helpful, parking and free, high speed wi-fi were included. 30 minutes from Chania airport and 15 from Chania it is slightly away from the action at Chania although their are plenty of local shops and tavernas. Breakfast was served at the beach bar and was simple but typical for local hotels.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have better views of the sea
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Iolida star, the sister hotel to Iolida beach hotel. The room was nice and clean, we had a little kitchen so we could make coffee in the evening etc. The view was amazing! The hotel is not front row to the beach but still a really nice location. Breakfast at sister hotel was nice. We have been in Agia Marina before and this is the best hotel so far. The only remark I have is that the hotel have alot of stairs so if you have a disability talk to staff before you book.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had an overall great experience at IOLIDA Beach Hotel.
We received the best value for money accommodation, ever, as we were also unexpectantly upgraded from a standard studio to the only studio with private pool, overlooking the public pool. The studio was excellent, as it was very clean and provided all the required amenities (a/c in sitting area and bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, safe, flat satellite tv, free WI-FI, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and more).
The hotel staff was in general friendly and helpful but our check-in and check-out receptionist (same person) and the housemaid were exceptional.
The hotel restaurant offers above average quality and variety of food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) but certainly it does not earn 5-stars, except from the sea view.
The location is very good as it is very close to the beach and near to shops, restaurants, supermarkets car-rentals, taxi and bus service, etc.

Room Tip: Good value for money
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We booked the hotel from otel.com for a long weekend in august 13.We knew about the existance of two hotels(iolida beach and village) so we booked a seaview apartment at Iolida BEACH hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, the receptionist informed as that our room was on the 9th floor on the building on the other side of the street aproximately 300m from the beach.The receptionist with a patronising look said"its well known that the beach part of the hotel is not available for booking by individuals as it is booked by a tour operator for the whole season(all inclusive stay)". The beach view from our room was partly blocked by the freestanding elevator shaft and was messed by the uglyness of the buildings between our room and the sea.
Apart from the false advertising as a Beach hotel(meaning bordering the beach) the room was excellent, as was the service.The food from the menu was good but Breakfast was basic and unimaginative.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

On of the best hotels in Crete, great value for money, great hospitality and fasilities, and most important: the stuff is amazing!!
We warmly recommend to anyone who is look for an affordable luxuriant vacation

Room Tip: Sea view to see sunsets is crucial
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Iolida Beach Hotel
Address: Agia Marina, Crete 730 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Agia Marina
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Agia Marina
#6 Family Hotel in Agia Marina
#6 Romantic Hotel in Agia Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Iolida Beach Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 139
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