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Creta Maris Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 172 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

After being recommended this hotel by a friend I was expecting great things and I wasn't disappointed. This hotel is fabulous. I can't a say a negative thing about it. We arrived at 9pm and were told that we could still use the restaurant if we wanted to which we did. We stayed in the main hotel and having talked to other guests we made the right choice. They said the bungalows were a bit tired looking. We didnt pay for a seaview but we had a seaview every time we sat at the bar so werent disappointed. The food is great. Plenty of choice and lots of it. Every night they have a station where they cook fresh fish and meat. We also ate in the pithos restaurant and the cochilas restaurant (twice)because it was so good the first time. You have to be at reception early to book in these restaurants and you can only book to eat in them 3 times a week. We used the steki pool which is located by the bungalows. It has its own bar which served drinks and snacks . The main pool is great but can get busy but still plenty of beds. The hotel provides towels which you can exchange in the afternoon ready for the next day. The bar area is lovely. Overlooking the sea and beach. You never get bored of the view. We used the beach which had plenty of beds and because its part of the hotel they're free which is a bonus. We walked into Hersonnisos every day . (About 10 minutes)Plenty of bars and fab restaurants if you fancy a change from the hotel . We also used the little train which takes you around Herssonnis. Costs about 10euros each but worth it. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank sianee51
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you decide to spend your holidays in the island of Crete during June, July or August you can be almost sure that you will not experience any rain. There are not many rainy days there even in May or September but if you wish to be absolutely sure of being able to go swimming in spite of the "crying sky", think of choosing the hotel Crete Maris. One of its (rather rare) facilities is a big indoor swimming pool. This is of course not the only of many goodies it can offer to satisfy even the most demanding guests. I believe its five stars ranking is well deserved in all respects, from the perfect room service to the restaurants and bars.
To people who like sleeping with their windows open and appreciate absolute silence I recommend to make their suite reservation not in the main building but in the adjacent bungalow area - preferably on the upper floor.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Zdenek K
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the Bungalows from 1st Oct to 11th. No. 559. We went with Thomas Cook All Inclusive. Had a beautiful sea view and the gardens below had a pomegranate tree and other beautiful plants and trees.
This is by far one of the most special places we have stayed. The complex has a "magical" feel about it and has an exquisite layout. The Bungalow we stayed in wasn't upgraded yet BUT we found it quaint. It made us feel we were living in a greek village. Plenty room for the 2 of us. We could nit pick like others do BUT we WILL definitely be back! The room had 2 beds pushed together. BEST sleep anywhere I have had. Extra pillows in wardrobe. Safe in room. (FREE)Room also has kettle and tea coffee sachets left everyday. The beds changed every 2 days. Soap, shampoo, shower gel and body lotion topped up whenever you need it. Beach towels left in bathroom on arrival. These can be changed between 4pm & 6pm at main pool everyday. We spent a lot of time round by the Steki bar pool. Most of the time very peaceful and Poppi at the Steki bar is SO amazing. What a asset to the Creta Maris. Always a smiling and so pleasant! There's a little hidden gem round by the bungalows on the rocks with sun loungers. The most stunning views and a nice gentle breeze blowing if too hot.
Now the main restaurant in the Creta has something for everyone. I am a bit fussy but I certainly found something delicious to eat all the time. White, Rose & Red Wine on tap to help yourself. Peach orange and apple juice on tap too! The staff are all amazing in there but KATIRINA & ELENI are 2 of the most nicest, pleasant and amazing staff we met in the complex. We just hope The management know they have an amazing group of people working for them. Thanks girls! ;-)
We ate late lunch in the restaurant by the main pool. Yet again we could not fault ANYTHING. Pasta in there is outstanding. And staff are great.
Toilets around pool areas and in hotel are always clean.
The Romantic bar is a great place. Inside amd outside seating. Drinks with tye A.I. are fine. I'm a vodka drinker and there local TROPHY vodka was great. Also the brandy was fine as well. Cocktails ok and they have Baileys. Bar staff are a bit rushed at times but always pleasant.
A la carte Italian up at the Terra was so nice. The dessert table is the best I've ever seen.
We had a late flight. Check out was 1200. You can leave your cases next to reception. They let you carry on with your All Inclusive until it's that sad time to leave. Downstairs there's a late departure room with shower facilities. Towels shower gel amd lockers. Great idea.
Yes there were a few conferences on but they never bother anybody like some people moan about.
All in all it is definitely a must for us to return. 100% effort and thank you!
Lastly we took advantage of the Thomas Cook Fast Track for the return flight. €37 each. Worth EVERY single €. The airport is RAMMED. Never seen anything like it. For your €'s you are taken to the front of the queue at all points and then taken to a small peaceful relaxing lounge. And when your flight is ready you are taken downstairs and yet again taken to the front of the Queue and there is little or no stress apart from the few stares as u are treated like a V.I.P. A huge thanks to Stacey. Rep for Thomas Cook. An great ambassador for Thomas Cook.
We SO look forward to returning here again and again!!! 100% relaxing holiday. Thank you all at Creta Maris. Xxx

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
6  Thank johnnyc2802
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have been there in mid of October 2013, at the end of season. The weather was just fine, sea was warm, but swimming in the pools not possible-water was cold.
We were satisfied with our vacation, nice room, good food, and perfect thematic restaurants. Nice beach, although there are sea wreck, but nice sand everywhere on the hotel beach. Perfect bar on the beach. Pitty was, that the indoor pool in the lower area was under reconstruction, so we had to go to the Terra building up to the hill, but no problem at all.
It is a nice hotel, definitely would like to return.

Room Tip: 826B is a family room, with sea side view. Two balcony and a lot of room inside.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Katerina S
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had an issue in trying to find out the perfect location for a very "demanding" family composed by two teen agers (17 and 18) 1 boy of 11, 2 grand parents and finally we two...
Creta Maris was just the perfect choice!

Grand mom and dad were happy as they could stay with their nephews without interfering with their holidays, the two teenagers were soooo happy as animation staff was just great, great food, great location and last but not least the nearby town was just 5 minutes walk distant and they could enjoy late night in disco...our little boy was so happy as he could enjoy his parents, his grand parents and have fun at the same time without the need of being "forced" by his elders brothers to do things he didn't want to... and finally we two we had a very restful and joyful holidays as nobody complains about nothing! After one year at work, you just want to see you family happy and deserve some peace for yourself as well...The 4 restaurant are all very good, although the central one thanks to Italian Chef Massimiliano, reached its best and especially August 15th was jus unbelievable!

The staff team is exceptional, Lino, Jessica and all the rest of the crew were just as amazing as professionals, very good job!

On our way back we discovered that we forgot a new black-berry inside the safety box, well, they send it back after a week, very professional and very customer care oriented.

Location is beautiful, clean rooms, good service, excellent food, swimming pools very clean, and fun was everyday.

Thanks, we really enjoy it!

Only one minor thing, although the Spa is very nice, prices are too high for the poor quality they offer, it's a pity...I would have done many more massages if the first one was ok

Room Tip: Ask to be located not near the road and quite close to the main restaurant. Theatre is not an issue...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Ciemme28
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a unique concept of a hotel in Crete island, allowing the guest to taste all the different dimensions of the island (taste, music, drinks, beaches and entertainment) in a single resort - however there are two problems. First it is really expensive for Greeks and second the Cretan tastes will be better demonstrated without the all- inclusive obligation which does not fit with the overall concept

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
1  Thank Antonis M
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We are an elderly couple and stayed here for 4 days before going on a mediterranean cruise. Was very pleasantly surprised as It was absolutely beautiful. We were upgraded to a Bungalow which was enormous. It was like being in a little village. The Restaurants were all very good and the food and drinks were excellent. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. First we thought there was going to be nothing outside the Hotel but after venturing out one night we found excellent shops, bars and restaurants just a few minutes walk away, lovely surprise. Little bit of walking backwards and forwards to facilities but this didnt affect us too much.

Just a couple of negatives though, there were about 6 lovely pools but with no-one in them, couldnt understand why then found out that the water was absolutely freezing despite the temperature being very hot and in the 80s! It was hotter in the Sea. Also in the evening and late into the night (at least midnight sonmetimes beyond) there was outside entertainment with loud speakers that did actually keep us awake, but hey ho, its only rock'n'roll, and we were on holiday.

Its only Rock'n'Roll

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Port of Hersonissos | Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Business Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Spa Hotel in Hersonissos
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
#5 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range: $172 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Creta Maris Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 680
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creta Maris Beach Resort in Crete, just 24 km from the Heraklion International Airport is close to Hersonissos, a long sweeping bay of sandy beach and crystal clear water. Creta Maris, a small village with quaint twisting paths, small piazzas filled with the scents and colors of a wide variety of trees and flowers, is a unique combination of Aegean Architecture, Cretan hospitality, green oriented environment, and high quality All Inclusive services. At Creta Maris, the choices for fun, entertainment, sport activities, but also relaxation, exercising and beauty are endless. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Creta Maris Convention And Golf Resort
Creta Maris Convention & Golf Hotel Chersonisos
Creta Maris Convention Hotel
Creta Maris Hotel
Creta Maris Convention Hersonissos
Hotel Creta Maris
Creta Maris Beach Resort Crete, Greece

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