The Star Beach Village. The hotel buildings were nice and the rooms large and the location was good.
That unfortunately was where the good points ended. The only bar available for the whole hotel, which was busy due to our original hotel closing was a pool bar. There should have been a bar open in the lobby but this was NEVER opened, even when there were terrific storms and torrential rain. That meant that we were unable to have drinks at this time, people complained but it never opened. We wanted to have a quiet bar to sit in as this was a special holiday for us.....our first holiday away together alone for over 25 years and my 50th birthday celebration. The pool bar was poor and the staff at night were very arrogant, all inclusive finished at 11pm exactly even if you had been queing for 15 mins which was not unusual because the staff decided to clear tables 15 mins before and have drinks themselves at this time. They did however serve paying guests immediately. The chairs there were not comfortable and there were never enough available for everyone, some had to sit on sunbeds.
The entertainment was none existent, 1 night they had 3 girls dancing and the rest of the time it was a quiz or bingo and the prize was a bottle of wine.
The restaurant looked nice and the waiters cleared food away efficiently, the food however was tasteless, whatever we ate tasted exactly the same, If we had been staying there for 2 weeks we would have had to be moved. We ate out a few times because of this.
There should should have been 3 restaurants including a beach restaurant but they were not open, the pool bar had a snack bar but we never ate there as the smell of dirty fat from there which surrounded the pool area was disgusting.
The range of drinks were very limited too, we could have tea, plain coffee but had to pay for hot chocolate etc, I have been all inclusive for many years but never had such restricted drinks. Alcoholic and none alcoholic.
The impression that you get is that the Water park facilities are included too, you have to pay 3 euros for sunbeds and no drinks are included. Water sports and beach beds are also payable locally
This has put us off visiting Crete and would not recommend this place to anyone.
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- Also Known As:
- Star Beach Village Hotel Chersonisos
- Star Beach Hotel Crete
- Star Beach Village Hersonissos
- Star Beach Village & Water Park Crete, Greece