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Sunwing Makrigialos Beach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Makry-Gialos
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Albertslund, Denmark
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“Ocean Beach Club.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Can only recommend this hotel. Everything is new and nice inside, lovely pool area and the beach is absolutely one of the best on Crete. The water so clear you can see the fish swimming around. Staff is really nice and helpfull. We did not use the all inclusive, but preferred to go to a local restaurant at the beach. The owners and the people working there are so sweet and the food the best, local food and fresh fish. This part of Crete is so different to the northern part, it so beautiful and quite.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Good and friendly service. Fantastic beach. Decent rooms (average bathroom and living room). We didn't go for the all inclusive deal - which we do not regret. We tried the all inclusive dinner once, and found it very noisy and hectic. Also, there were surprisingly few meals to choose from.

The Tasca restaurant at the hotel has good pizzas. Drop their burgers and salmon.

If you decide not to go all inclusive, try the restaurant Gabbiano across the street. Friendly service and good food (not fantastic, though).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

We had all inclusive 5 days and actually considered adding another 5 days since the quality of the food and service was very good, much better than regular Sunwing.
Staff at the Sats gym were friendly and had a good programme.
Room with direct access to own pool and 50m to the nice beach...definitely a glance will consider going back to if just wanting to relax.
Makrigalos is a bit far away to many of the main attractions of the island, maybe one week here and one week in a more central location would be the perfect combo.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We returned to this resort for the 5th time. Contrary to news reports, there is no problem with cashATM's, use of creditcards, in this part of Crete.

The Greek staff is simply the best, helpful, and very open to assist you. The room maids do a super professional job. The Swedish staff who organizes the sports activities for the kids are enthusiastic and emazing. Waterpolo, minigolf, tennis, treasurehunts, climbing, idolcontests, are just a few of the many options for the kids. The resort is large, but very well organized and well thought thru, you have choice of 6 pools not counting the private pools for some rooms. Have access to 2 beautiful beaches. Most of the rooms are modern renovated and fantastic, our preferences are: Afrodite for the cliff location, OBC club suite not in mainbuilding but the apartments(Old Zeus) on the slope for its quietness and privacy and proximity and view over the sandy beach and Apollon(mainhouse) for its closeness to the breakfast room and common pools. Some of the rooms are small, we like the aircondition in the mainhouse(apollon), the most stylish is OBC but we find the view is better from the terrace at the Apollon.Inshort, if you travel with kids, (2-15) we prefer the Apollon/Afrodite/Pallas/Hera complexes, because your kids can more easily find friends there. If you travel without kids, OBC, seems to be less intense and more for adults. We note the good management effort each year to improve and renovate all facilities. There is no shortage of eligible projects. The food is improved over last year, more fresh local produce and less institutional output. The kids menu is a hit. Try the local made pancakes for breakfast.....
There are many local restaurants to try out too. Stay away from the "Makrygialos downtown Harbor tourist strip". If you have a car , Kalo Nero, Etia, Goudouras, Ag Giorgios(Ferga) offers inexpensive non-tourist local food (5-15min carride)

We gave only a very-good rating on the value because it at certain times it is expensive, however it didnt prevent us from not returning again this year....

Please see last years commentary: Reviewed September 18, 2011
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g494952-d665529-r118258563-Sunwing_Resort-Makry_Gialos_Lassithi_Prefecture_Crete.html

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank 2Seasoned-Traveller
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Uddevalla, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2012

We have been too sunwing resort Makrigialos two times (many other resorts as well). We have an allergic daughter, very allergic to many things.Egg, soya, tomatoes,fruit and so on. The staff is so helpful and nice. We had allinclusive and she can't eat from the buffé. They let her decide every meal and cooked it seperately! She made it without any reaction for the whole week!! All the staff was informed and they treated her like she was special, special in a GOOD WAY!!

Many thanks to Henrik, Nikos and Dragan and the staff in La tasca! you made our holiday so much easier and we felt as if we really could relax and relay on you!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Karlskoga, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Ocean Beach Club one week in beginning of May 2012. We had a Clubhouse Siute. Very nice and clean 2 room apartment with balcony and sea view. Best apartment we have had in Greece. We didn't eat at the hotel. There are some tavernas near the hotel. All of them had good food at a reasonable price. The village has some tavernas and some shops. Ierapetra is worth visiting for shopping. Also nice to rent a car and visit the villages east and north of Makry-Gialos.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2012

We have been travelling to Makry-Gialos every year since 1986, and this is the place where we can find peace of mind. A beautiful long long beach, the sunsets behind the mountains every evening......
We have always been staying at Sunwing Resort, and in 2011 Ocean Beach Club was ready. This is really a fantastic face-lifting for the Sunwing Resort. Everything is so good to rest our eyes upon, the ocean, the swimming pools, the interior, the village, the beaches, the tavernas, and the sunsets.
But though you stay at Sunwing Resort, - do not forget to walk down to the village of Makry-Gialos for lunch and dinner at all the charming tavernes. This is the real greek atmosphere.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Sunwing Makrigialos Beach
Address: Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece (Formerly Sunwing Resort)
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Makry-Gialos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Makry-Gialos
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunwing Makrigialos Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 262
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunwing Makrigialos Beach is beautifully located on the south coast of Crete just outside the small village of Makrigialos. The hotel offers plentiful activities for both children and adults, as well as facilities such as a gym, tennis court, mini golf course, kids' club and several pools. But Sunwing Makrigialos Beach is also the perfect spot for a quiet and relaxing holiday with enjoyable walks along the beach or pampering treatments in the spa, perhaps followed by a delicious meal in one of the hotel's restaurants or your favourite drink at the bar. ... more   less 
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Sunwing Makrigialos Beach Crete, Greece

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