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Reviewed November 2, 2008

This hotel is located on the beach , this is the one and only good thing about it . The hotel is nearly 2 hours drive from the airport.Ierapetra itself is down in the south of Crete this makes it a nightmare to travel around and view anywhere else. The hotel staff are without doubt the most ignorant , sour faced of any staff that i have ever seen. They never , ever smile. The hotel is full of chavy , scruffy , scrubby and disgusting graffiti , left by the British. I couldnt believe it . Most people that visit the hotel would certainly fit in on the cast of Benidorm !!! ( Not all ) There is nothing to do at night and for an all inculsive hotel their really isnt much choice. I would say if you have the chance to change your booking then do so , unless you like Benidorm .

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Thank 4991lisa
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Reviewed November 1, 2008

My husband, Myself & 13 yr old daughter have just got back from the petra mare holiday & to tell you the truth we was not looking farward to it after finding out all the horible things on the reviews & also it being the hotel where that mad idiot of a bloke threw his kids of the balcony we was dreading it..... BUT We enjoyed it & it was a very relaxing holiday just lazing around by the pool drinking beer from little plastic cups....mind you we did not mind this it was better than having some kid or adult cut there feet on broken glass...The larger is a bit gassy & the 7up tastes like dirty water other than that the drinks are good with large measure of Vodka etc....Rooms are clean & towls are changed every day....We had a sea view & it is amazing.... Our daughter looved the water slides we could not keep her off them they are only open for 1hr 11.30 - 12.30 then again 14.30 - 16.00 but this plenty long enough for them.....The entertainement was excellent the entertainment team were very funny & always had something for you to do right up until the night we left & we were the last ones to stay & leave the hotel...We were even entertained on the coach by Ayisha & yaz they are funny together...Rocking Ryan the kids absolutly adored (they even re-named him mr tumble) but as far was we had herd they wont be back next year....The food is ok pasta & salad is nice there is pleanty to choose from as long as you are willing to try some of there dishes & not just stick to chips....We had herd that they are going to try & change it ready for next season into a 4+* (watch this space) Our only complaint was the AIRPORT....Well what can I say other than BE PREPARED... I am warning you now it is an absolute NIGHTMARE...It really stresses you out you have to go in one queue to get your tickets chacked & cases weighed you then take your cases with you into another queue to have them scanned they then keep them to put them on the plane you then walk right to the other end of this very small airport to get your passports checked THEN you have to stand in a another queue to have you hand luggaged scanned when you finnaly get into the so called departure lounge you have to keep an eye on the screens for your bording gate as they do not make any announcements If you are not confused now just by reading this you will be by the time you get int he airport this has put us off going again...All I can say is go with an open mind & have your own views of it after all a holiday is what you make of it........

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Thank FREDBirmingham
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Reviewed October 30, 2008

just back from two wonderful weeks. havin read previous reviews was a bit wary, but needleely so. sure the food was VERY repetitive, but no one in my family ever went hungry! went with hubby, kids 14 and 7 and can honestly say didnt have any bad times. the kids clubs were still running-excellent! 7 year old couldnt get enough. reps were great fun, espeacially ryan and emma. the second week was very windy and temp dropped quite a bit. but we still sat out! pool was very cold second week so everyone headed to the sea. was great havin it so close. at night we left the balcony doors open to hear the waves crashing outside--lovely! hotel was very clean, maid service daily. we did see the cats but if u ignore them they just wander off. can honestly say this place is great, not for tourists though-bit remote! we were content to stay at hotel. the shops were usual tourist based, but thats all we needed. when we left, the reps said it was to be decorated for next season. would def go back

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Thank onadietagain
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Reviewed October 8, 2008

We have just returned from the Petra Mare Hotel in Crete and all i can say is book now! We are already looking to book next year!
Its an awesome hotel, thats totally geared up for families with kids of all ages,i have 3 kids aged 9,7 and 3 and they all loved it.
Especially the kids club & Rockin Ryan, who is like a God there to all the kids, they follow him around everywhere! ha ha
But he is great with them!! He is also great at making the adults laugh during the evening mini disco for the kids & the head to head showdown, which is always funny.
Rory is also hilarious and a really funny dancer!
The slides are only open twice a day, but its enough, my 9 year old couldnt get enough of them, she was always the 1st in the queue. Pool is freezing, but ok once your in.
Rooms are fine, very clean, beds made daily and clean towels daily. Not a cockroach in site which is a change for somewhere abroad!
Floors around the hotel and toilets are very slippery, as they are constantly being mopped. As is the floor near the slides and lazy river, dont run there or you will slip! I saw a few kids landing on their bottoms due to how slippery it is,my daughter being one of them, she had a graze on her butt! But was back on the slides within 10 mins of it happening.
Staff are great overall, the restaurant manager is very good and proffessional and couldnt do enough when my husband was ill 1 of the days we were there and i asked to take food up to the room, he was more than happy to help me. Food is amazing too, with loads of choice, deserts are the best though! Dont go here on a diet, is all i can say!
The local area is pretty and the few shops are well stocked, with souveniers to take home.
Beach is nice, but quite rocky in some places. But the sea is stunning, totally clear and great for snorkelling. The water sports are cool too, but i was a bit scared to try myself! lol Maybe next time. :-)
We had a family room which has sea views, which we had some lovely pics of.
So all in all 10/10 in my opinion.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2008

After reading previous reviews i was really worried, however on arrival we had nothing to worry about, clearly some people are never happy for one why book a family hotel if you are going to have a problem with noise and kids running about. Anyway travelled with my hubby and 3 kids age 8.6.and 5, and what can i say they had a blast the kids club is brill, even when the reps were finished for the afternoon/day they still took the time out to have a chat with the kids. So big mention to all the reps Ryan, Emma Claire and Megan. The evening entertainment was what you make it to be if your willing to let your hair down join in and have a laugh you will love it, if you want to sit and moan about it being the same old, your on holiday enjoy yourself. OK so now onto the food if your fussy like me it can be a bit yuck, however i still found something to eat, yes the ice-cream is only served at certin times but its enough. Also the slides are only open 11-12.30 i think it was then 2.00 -16.30 but in that heat the last thing you want to be doing is running up and down the slides all day. The beach is shingle and grey sand which is bloddy hot, the water dips down so watch young kids and if your not a strong swimmer, however there is a flag system in operation . Onto theplastic cup debate think its a good idea who wants cut feet at the poolside and there is "real glasses" in the main bar and resturant.all in all could say loads more about how great this hotel but theres nit enough space, go with an open mind ignore the whiney too noisy too repetative ppl who clearly would complain about everything, if you want 5 star book 5 star. btw its spotless the cleaneres wre constantly mopping everywhere we joked we were worried about sitting to long incase we got mopped up.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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