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“Our 1st not last Greece visit”
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Pela Mare Hotel
Ranked #5 of 29 Hotels in Agia Pelagia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Great place with panoramatic view a bit windy. Despina's cuisine and hostility is perfect, recommend for all who like home atmosphere, so we really enjoyed the time spent there. We have visited 2 islands Spinalonga and Santorini, both very nice trips.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Mithrandiri
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Due to an overbooking at a nearby large hotel we were moved to Pela Mare, what a hidden gem this place is. We enjoyed panoramic views of the village and sea (all 24 apartments have a sea view). Although still all-inclusive at the larger hotel we decided to stay and purchase food and drinks at Pela Mare as the quality of service and home cooking from Despina was worth every penny. The owners are always on site and can be seen working with the staff to ensure all guests have a very enjoyable time. In all the holidays we have been on this was by far the most relaxing and we would recommend it for the chill-out factor alone. Pelal Mare is 30 mins from Heraklion airport and is an ideal base if you wish to hire a car and have a touring holiday. We will return asap for many years to come. Many thanks to Nicos, Poppy, Despina and Katerina.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Linda403_2013
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was our sixteenth (i think) week at Pela Mare. We still think this is the nicest apartment hotel compared to the other places we have stayed at. This because of the view, the pool, the pool bar, the area round the pool and the apartments. We always have rented a car, so the 2200 meters down to - and in particular up from - the village with it's beach is no problem for us. The apartments have all we need, and are fresh and clean. The staff are nice and helpful, and also the other guests make this a pieceful and quiet place to stay at all day long, instead of spending the days on a sunbed at the beach.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Steke
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Excellent place ! Great view, very comfy apartments with fabulous view overlooking the sea. Entire hotel is very cosy, friendly and relaxing. It has been our third trip to Crete and best experience so far. Walking distance to the national road makes the hotel location very comfortable for those who like to travel either with public transport (which BTW works fine) or by car. Swimming pool is very clean and never really crowded. Pool bar is a very special place where we spent few mornings for a greek coffee and quit a bit of time enjoying delicious food typical for the region. Last but not least .... the team running Pela Mare hotel: Nicos and Despina ... makes this place very special. We just felt there at home ! Despina's cuisine ..... the best ever !!!!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Maria S
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

My husband and i were moved to Pela Mare from a neighbouring all inclusive hotel (which was over booked) and we were so glad for the move. We gave up our all inclusive rights at the other hotel and chose to go self catering as everything; food, drink, hospitality...everything was better at the Pela Mare!

The rooms are basic and clean, everthing you need (if your going to spend all day indoors watching tv then stay at home?). The swimming pools where kept clean and the views from the pool/bar area are amazing (likewise from our room balcony).

The staff (and their families) are amazingly friendly and we have never felt more welcome and looked after. We definatly hope to go back and have reccomended this hotels to our family.

Forget the tour operators and book direct. The hotel manager (Despina) at Pela Mare took much better care of us throughout our stay than our tour operator did!

The walk back from the beach and tavernas is a killer, but there is no need to go anywhere when the best chef in Agia Pelagia is at the Pela Mare!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ChloeTerry84
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

We've been there for a week. First in the season. Everything was prepared with top quality and the time spent there was a pleasure. Walking down to the town is tiring but you can get used to it.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mateusz Z
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

we had an apartment that should have been 1 bedroom but this was not seperate from the rest of the apartment. when we arrived our shower did not work and the toilet was leaking, when we left a week later this was still the case. there are lots of different apartments as we had family staying there so we saw the other sizes, decor etc. it looks like they have done up some of the rooms but our certainly hadnt. we found dirty glasses and cutlery in the cupboard and the general cleanliness was not great. I had to ask after 4 days to have our towels changed!! we asked the one member of staff and the owner on a number of occasions to get our toilet fixed but nothing really happened. we also had to ask them to clean the childrens pool out as it was dirty. the pool area/ bar looks lovely and the outside of the apartments do but i think they are seriously under staffed and are not doing everything they should be doing. the village is OK but not as nice as other resorts we have been to. there are a few shops selling toot and approx 14 tavernas all generally the same.DO NOT VISIT THE KRI KRI TAVERNA WHICH IS THE FIRST ONE YOU COME TO AND SELLS FISH- THE OWNWER IS VERY RUDE AND RIPS PEOPLE OFF- AVOID AT ALL COSTS!! the beach is about 15/20 min walk and there is a killer steep hill coming back up. if you havent got a car throughout your stay i would not recommend this hotel. a/c is 4 euros per day. there is not toaster and we had 2 plates and 2 cups in our kitchen!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank skelly2
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Additional Information about Pela Mare Hotel

Address: Agia Pelagia, Crete 71500, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Agia Pelagia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Agia Pelagia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Agia Pelagia
Price Range: $52 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Pela Mare Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A quiet and peaceful apartment complex that offers hotel services. Ideal for families, couples of all ages and travelers who wish to explore the island. Pela Mare Hotel is a 360o view, apartment complex in the village of Agia Pelagia situated on a hilltop only 1200 meters away from two distinct and wonderful sandy beaches. The captivating garden apartments create a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by breathtaking scenery. ... more   less 
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Pela Mare Hotel Crete/Agia Pelagia

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