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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Loved our stay, there were a few things which we didn’t enjoy due to personal taste, however overall we had a great time and would consider returning in future.
Faedra Beach is a lovely hotel overlooking Ammoudara beach. Our room overlooked the beach with the road between the hotel and beach access, however it’s not a really busy road and the noise was minimal. The hotel itself is a three star (paid 30 Euro tourist tax for 10 days stay). It’s well maintained and clean, the staff are all very friendly and work hard to ensure your stay is enjoyable.
The room we stayed in was large and airy and featured a large cupboard housing a small sink, crockery/ cutlery, 2 ring hot plate and fridge. Next to this was a wardrobe with safe. The room also had a large bathroom with walk-in shower, TV, air-con and balcony. We were delighted with the standard of our room. Other rooms were situated beyond reception; these overlooked a well stocked garden area. The pool is situated at the front of the hotel, kept very clean with plenty of sun loungers & parasols; most people walk over to the beach where sunbeds and parasols are free to hotel guests so there was never an issue of “the early towel brigade” reserving beds!
The beach area has two beach restaurants, one of which is linked to the hotel. If you chose to sunbathe on the beach the hotel offer a friendly bar & food service. The other beach restaurant next to Faedra is linked to the Ammoudara beach apartments and café and is also a good choice for food as their menu and friendly service is excellent too. We visited both regularly during our holiday and highly recommend both.
We stayed at Faedra Beach Hotel on a half board basis; this was the only disappointment to our stay. Unfortunately the breakfast and dinner options were not to our taste. The breakfast on offer was basic with eggs, bacon not under hot plates. There was a good selection of cheese, cold cuts, yoghurt, tinned fruit, bread & pastries. We mainly stuck to toast and fruit for breakfast. The dinner option was the biggest disappointment; half board guests are given two options of starters & mains. Unfortunately any starters or mains we had were served lukewarm or cold when they clearly should have been served hot. Due to this we only dined at the hotel on 3 nights out of 10, the last night we did so I had to return my main meal to be re-heated. We therefore used the local bus service into Aigos Nikolaos and found many excellent restaurants for dinner and drinks.
Check out was certainly different to what we have experienced in our previous travels to Crete and Cyprus. Check out was at 12 noon and we were getting picked up at 6.30pm. We were advised it would be 40 Euro extra for a room to change and shower in. Alternatively we were advised to shower at the pool and change in the unisex toilets at reception which are used by guests coming off the beach, so the floor is wet & slippy. Not ideal so we didn’t bother with either.
We would consider returning, however if we did it would be on a room only or bed and breakfast option.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Wanderer305554
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t stay in the hotel. But visited the beach and taverna on a lazy Sunday.

The beach offers free parasols and sunbeds of course you have to purchase drinks but they are not overpriced.

The waiter/waitresses were friendly and brought drinks to you as you needed.

We stepped up to the taverna for a lazy lunch fantastic fresh Greek salad and Meat for lunch. Very reasonably priced with great view of the sea and mountains.

The beach was clean and well kept, blue flag golden sand and crystal clear water

Worthy for a day at the beach!

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank 353KevinL353
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

It is our 1st time in the hotel and 3rd time in the area eating at their beach taverna almost daily. The room was spacious, very clean, with a great bed. Im difficult with sleeping on vacation but this time I really loved being in the room. The hotel's kitchen definitely has space for improvement especcially this year since they had lack of chef in the middle of season. Last year we had good fresh food at the taverna, this year there were limitations but we still enjoyed lunches, pizzas, salads and the day fresh dishes.
The staff is always friendly without overdoing it. I would definitely suggest staying because 1.the location, 2.great beds, 3.proximity and convenience to the beach abd Ag.Nikolaos

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank MariaHatzigeorgiadou
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

The hotel itself is really very good. Location right on the beach is excellent. What really let it down was the food or lack of it.
We were half board I really wished we hadn't bothered. Breakfast was ok, but the evening meal was the worst I have ever experienced. First we were told to sit at the tables in this little corner area. Mosquitoes and flies we're everywhere. We were expecting a buffet of some sort in the dining hall. But no. We were then given a menu which had a small salad starter, a choice from 2mains and a dessert. It was a struggle to choose as I have dairy allergy and all the food had either cheese or cream included. I had told the waiter this and he did do his best but all they could offer on most evenings was salad and fruit. Most of the mains was in edible it was disgusting. Most of the time it was all cold as well. This I think was because all your food you had chosen was served all at once.
We decided to eat out could not face anymore.
What was surprising was this debacle was only for people who were on half or full board. You could go to the beach restaurant and order some delicious food which we did, but of course you pay for it.
The whole experience was a real shame as the hotel itself was lovely and clean.
I would not stay again.

Room tip: Upper floors at the front are the only ones with any view
Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank PaulineDevon
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

This place is for 100 percent relaxation by the beach. We would come back for the staff alone who were amazing! Food at the hotel's taverna was beautiful and served with the wonderful Cretan hospitality. Beautiful clean beach as well.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank Christina G
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