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“Very good hotel with excellent service”
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Lyttos Beach Hotel
Ranked #8 of 172 Hotels in Hersonissos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2013

the hotel is very nice, and with the excellent service it makes an excellent holiday resort.
Marvelous facilities for families- a swimming pool with great water slides for kids and adults, a pool with a "pirate ship" with smaller water slides for smaller kids, a playground right next to the swimming pool, a kids club.
the beach is very nice (though the waves were rather high when we were there).
the food and drinks are good.
If you want to eat at "the Tavern" at dinner (- a restaurant by the beach), at dinner ,instead of the regular dining room, (which is fine as well), you need to make reservations two days in advance.
At lunch however there is no need for reservations at the "tavern".

the service was great. we were 2 adults, one teenager and two kids. we made reservation for 2 rooms, however we were suggested a big suite instead of two rooms because the rooms were too far a part . the "Apollo suite" was great, with an exit to the beach. It did not have a bath tub (just a shower) but it didn't bother us too much.

Finally- We forgot a bag with some swimming goggles and swimming suits on our last day in the hotel.
the hotel were extremely nice and helpful, located the bag and sent us all of our stuff, by air mail, free of charge!
this was so nice that we suggested to pay them back and also felt that it gave a sweet taste to the end of this great vacation.

Room Tip: Rooms close to the beach are more convenient if you go to the beach often.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

In a period of overbooking (August), the hotel is unclean, the pool is full and the beach is impraticable.in addiction, the desk staff is unfriendly and unable to make your holiday good.the pool is totaly unsafetly.

5  Thank RoBoMA
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The food in the hotel is good but is no big different in the serving between the days.
The main pool is big and They are 3 water slides that good for children and nice for adults.
There are more from 10 tennis courts in the hotel and the reception gives the racket and the balls.
There is a excellent synthetic grass field for soccer.
Taxi from hotel to Chersonisos cost 8 Euro and to Heraklion 40 Euro.
In the reception can rent car from 55 Euro to single day.
Selection in the bar are large but some of the drinks cost money
Rooms are simple and don't luxurious but very clean

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank aya121
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Went with my husband an open mind as we always do after reading reviews Asked the Thompson rep to be transferred the next day. Full of Russians, Germans and Dutch overrun with lots of young screaming children everywhere! Could not be transferred straight away so stayed for 3 nights. Good points about hotel - lovely beach, plenty of free sunbeds everywhere. Food good and well presented and housekeeping standards of rooms good. Unfortunately this is not the place to relax for 2 people!! Thompsons should pull out of this hotel, we talked to another British couple who chose hotel for children's clubs and entertainment. They were unable to use the kids clubs as their son could not talk to any of the other children as they could not speak English and communicate with them.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

i went to this hotel all inclusive from 16th June for 2 weeks with my wife and son(13). The hotel and complex and staff we very good - but we were totally disapointed with the fact that we met 1 irish couple and 2 english couples. Mostly Russian, German, Itialian and other nationalalities. The daily and evening entertainment and games we based on other nationalities as we would have been considered outcasts with only a few of us speaking english. The town was a couple of miles away and you had to make your way down a road (10-15 min walk) to get to the main road for a bus or order a taxi which would cost €10.00 each way. Even though there was a lot of facilities within the complex it just is not suitable for english speaking people. I would not suggest this complex to irish or uk citizans.

Room Tip: Main hotel facing pool
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank mossy087
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have just returned from Lyttos Beach Hotel and did enjoy our holiday. However it is not really catered for English guests. The complex is beautiful and the location is excellent, but there is no entertainment for me or my 5 year old boy.
By day the pool area is great for both adults and children and will keep everyone satisfied, my son absolutely loved the the water pirate ship which has several slides and water features. The park is the best holiday park I have seen whilst abroad with a great zip wire.
If you are looking to use the child care facility and you are English, this would be impossible as no one speaks English and this not ideal. My son never met another English child to play with and on the whole complex there was less than 10 English people.

However for us we enjoyed the nice surroundings and the hotel facility's so it did not spoil our holiday. Dining arrangements was not the best in the main restaurant. This was due to table of eights and sharing tables with total strangers. This would not be so bad if we could communicate to each other. The best way to avoid this option is to book the day before for the Beach Taverna, it is a lot more relaxed there but does shut at least once a week for private functions.

Overall it was a nice holiday but if entertainment and very few English people on the complex bothers you - don't go!

Nickos at the pool bar was very friendly and made everyone feel welcome. Also the lady at fish spa is well worth a visit.

Room Tip: Beach bungalows or sea view rooms are well worth paying an upgrade for.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I've been there with my colleagues from work. We got a room which was quite big with double bed and two sofas.
The hotel is perfect for families - a lot of meadows, tennis courts, theater, spa, very big pool, children's recreation room. It has private beach right next to the hotel.The area of the hotel is huge.I like the best the restaurant and the bar. The food served in the restaurant is very tasty and is much better then what is served in the taverns in the city.In the bar one may order cocktails - alcoholic and non alcoholic, juice,ice cream, coffee, etc.
In nearby Hersonissos town there are a lot of small shops,bars,discos.There is a bus which can take you for 2 EU to this town.
We have rented a small car form the car rental office for 55 euros with all the insurances (30 EU for one day).The car rental in on the side street - don't rent from the guy in the hotel - it is more expensive - 45 EU for a day with CDW and check that air condition works - in our car it did not work.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view on the sea - front line to the sea/promenade. Rent a car not fro the hot...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Lyttos Beach Hotel

Address: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection 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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Hersonissos
#3 Spa Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
#7 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
#39 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range: $120 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lyttos Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 365
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, Crete and within a 20 kilometer distance from the airport of Iraklion, a heavenly garden awaits for you in Hersonissos. In the famous holiday destination of Hersonissos, the hotel can easily be compared to a heavenly scenery. Just 5 km from the town, hidden amongst vast, colorful gardens, in an area of 150 acres (15 Hectares) of more than 500 palm trees and various flowers leading to a 350 meter fully-organized, Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, Lyttos Beach is unlike any other hotel in the island. Its 349 rooms sea or garden view (double rooms, quadruple rooms, family rooms and suites), six swimming pools (one of Olympic size, 1 with water-slides, 1 heart shaped), two restaurants and four bars decorate this large area, leaving enough space for 22 tennis courts, a mini football pitch, basketball court, archery and golf training range. Just 5 km away from the hotel, golfers can enjoy the most exciting 18-hole golf courts in the island, with magnificent views to the multi-colored Cretan mountains. Family services include but are not limited to: Children supervision during meals in Main Restaurant from our animation team, Mini Club, kids pool with mini water-park, movie night, children participation in select shows, swimming lessons, cooking lessons, beach day, etc! Lyttos Beach is a mosaic created by sun, sea, sand, mountains, athleticism, fun and games, relaxation, fine International & Greek cuisine and friendly atmosphere. Our animation team completes our hotel services with shows for young friends and families in the amphitheater. ... more   less 
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