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“Idyllic....” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pilot Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 47 Hotels in Georgioupolis
Certificate of Excellence
scotland
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3 reviews
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“Idyllic....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Fabulous holiday, beautiful ,efficient hotel, all requirements and more. Good staff ( Oksana ,animations, very professional, enthusiastic, and amazing linguist. Alexandra at reception- kind, thoughtful)
Chania,Crete a beautiful unspoilt area, lovely beaches. ...Enjoy

Room Tip: Rooms in the rear half of resort are good value, ask for a view over a pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ingrid_g8
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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West Sussex
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

So impressed with this hotel in so many ways. It IS very family/child orientated but this in no way hindered a romantic break with my partner. Probably helped by the fact that there are many Germans who holiday here - with their well behaved children and their high expectations! The children and adult entertainment is smart, sympathetic and good.

Food very good - 3 restaurants to choose from but the enormous upstairs buffet would keep any 'foodie' quiet for at least 2 weeks! Very good quality and presentation. Service and surroundings impeccable.

Rooms kept spotless and all staff extremely professional/helpful.

Gym is ok. It is unmonitored which means that lots of Under 16's seem to be in there which can be annoying - 3 treadmills, 1 cross trainer, 2 upright bikes and 1 recumbent, studio space, range of resistance machines....it is more than adequate but you need to spend all your time in there if you don't want to go up a dress size by the end of the week!

Great location (you should hire a car - go into town, we paid about 70 euros for 3 days). Try to get to the beautiful beaches on the south coast - Plakias, Preveli Palm Beach, Damnoni, Ammoudi (nudist)...all idyllic and wonderfully clear. The sand is very small pebbles which is lovely. Snorkelling is fun, but limited - just the bland little fishes, but water is oh so clear! Buy a decent map - '1:100,000 terrain cartography' - roads and signage is confusing, so work from the main roads. Most roads pretty good and these maps indicate where you might experience rough 'tracks'. You can get most places in a small car but track driving is a little tortuous. All yellow roads good.

Samaria gorge great - must wear proper shoes and be reasonably fit, otherwise you will walk like an (very) old lady for the rest of the week! take swim wear for the end of the walk. Go to the taverna right on the beach where the sunbeds are free if you buy a beer.

Would certainly return to this resort. Very impressed. Crete is a super island that has a distinct identity and has not 'sold-out' to commercial tourism.

Room Tip: Rooms 6000 are around main pool and probably noisy with lots of kids. Rooms 2000 on the beach and qu...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JGT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

A lovely, relaxed place. We enjoyed any moment of our accommodation. We had a spacious, sea-view in front of an amazing beach and next to gardens and pool. The hotel provided with a rich & varied breakfast & dinner buffet and a restaurant a la carte therefore we could made our mind depending on our mood. Hotel staff was very friendly and up to our requests. Parking facilities. Furthermore most recommended for families as facilities for kids are provided (huge playgrounds, kids club....).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dimitra G
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Moscow, Russia
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

First of all, the hotel is ONLY for family rest!
So if u want some romantic moments with honey or funny time with friends – forget about:)
I was there with wife and daught of 5 since 2012/09/16 to 09/30 so 4 us it was such pretty time. Excellent climate (hot sun, warm sea and fresh air), tasty food, smiling and very friendly local people and stuff, clean and green territory – what else do u need?
Why 3/5? IMHO Pilot is very overpriced. It was allready my third trip on Crete and I can say that many much more luxury hotels are not so expensive. And one more – 80% of guests are russian, so make your own conclusions.
My recommendations – go there with kids, they’ll be really happy. And don’t pay extra money 4 sea view rooms! It’s much smaller and beach part is more noisy in the night cause it’s disco time. So reserve rooms in buildings ## 3 & 4, u’ll not fear.

Room Tip: Reserve rooms in buildings ## 3 & 4, it's cosy, large enough and quiet
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tyurin
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Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Before I start telling you about our experience at the Pilot Beach Resort, I want to tell you that we love Greece and it is always our first choice when we want to go to the seaside.
Regarding the hotel I will start by telling you that if you want to go at the Pilot Beach Resort you must have at least one baby, not more than 2 year old, but better two children, otherwise you will not understand why you pay 6300Eur and wake up during the night in because of the screaming from the next door .
Also, within 10 days they did not change our sheets and towels, we understand the environmental theory, but I believe that here it was all about protecting profits.
If you have a child with a strict schedule, that sleeps during the afternoon and so on, you will have a problem, because , in our case, there was always a lot of noise coming from upstairs, they were cleaning the room and moving all the furniture pieces and you could hear everything like it was in your own room.
And after that, the family upstairs had two children that were running in the room and yelling and you could hear everything very good.

Regarding the meals, we had 3 meals/day and we were surprised to see that the food was mostly rice, milk and eggs, when you expect at least some kind of seafood or fish considering that you are Crete where there are hundreds of fish restaurants and one of the main activity is fishing.
In the end, we booked for Lobster night, on Saturday and it was a pity cause we throw the money, we have then realized that these people are advertising profit and nothing else. I don’t recommend you at all.

With a few days before leaving, we found an envelope on the bed from the reception, that was asking us to come and tell them about the day we left. I was once again amazed because they didn’t ask me if I need smth or if my staying thee is beautiful, nothing. Bad management and a bad customer service.
I will finish by saying that if you really love Greece it is not the worst option if you are running out of time to search for other offers, because it has a beautiful beach and most of the employees are kind and eager to help you ( especially the waiters and the beach boys) and it is in Crete, a place blessed by God!

Room Tip: the one on the beach ( but very expansive)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Buburuza77
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Been there for 6 days with my fiancee. Huge resort with amazingly friendly staff , right next to you!
Big comfortable rooms , 3 pools , and lovely beach. There is always a guy that takes you and your luggage to your room, by car!!!
The best thing thing about this hotel is the GIGANTIC 5-star breakfast !!
The titles says "strictly family hotel" because there are huge playgrounds , and ofcourse a magnificent , big, KIDS CLUB , where you can leave your kids all day and relax with your loved one, or friends!
Little noise in the morning from kids, if you stay in the rooms across the big pool!! So if you are NOT a morning type DO NOT get the rooms next to the big pool!! :)

Room Tip: Sea-view rooms are great and quiet!! If you are NOT a morning type DO NOT get the rooms next to the...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank AndreasMam
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Rabat, Malta
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Enjoyed every minute of it. Very good food and relaxing atmosphere. I was attending a conference with a group of friends. Facilities were great and staff was really helpful - servicing us all way through, even during late hours ! They also offered us flexible dinner and lunch time to accommodate our conference schedule. Resort rooms are very spacious, clean and comfortable. Very efficient room service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MonicaM42
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Property: Pilot Beach Resort
Address: | 730 07 Georgioupolis Crete, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Georgioupolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Georgioupolis
#1 Luxury Hotel in Georgioupolis
#2 Family Hotel in Georgioupolis
#3 Romantic Hotel in Georgioupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pilot Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 454
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