This was our 6th stay at the Anastasia, over a period of about 8 years, & all I can say is that this hotel just gets better & better. We travel frequently & this is the only hotel we consistently return to. Although it is a 3.5* hotel, I have stayed in many 5* hotels which aren't a patch on this. Of course you don't get the 5* 'frills' such as turn down or room service - but so what!! What this hotel does is the fundemental things extremely well:-
Rooms - Rooms are spotlessly clean, comfortable, effective air-con, good fridge, balconies, TV. Cleaned daily.
Food - the restaurant has a really relaxed feel - you can eat inside or outside by the pool. Breakfast was fantastic this year - every day: bacon, english sausages, beans, toms, potatoes, 3 types of eggs, fruit, greek yogurt, cheese, meats, bread, rolls, cake, coffee, selection of teas, hot choc, juices etc etc. Dinner was also wonderful (we ate in every evening), always a soup & pasta dish, good selection for kids, some Greek specialities, large range of salads. I defy anyone not to find something they like
Hotel - The hotel has about 70 rooms & there was a 2nd pool opened this year. This has resulted in the pool areas being much quieter. You could find sunbeds & brollies at any time of the day. It is a short stroll to the beach (about 10 mins) & about 5 mins to a selection of tavernas, shops etc.
Entertainment - My kids are too old for the club now, but Jon the kids entertainer seemed to be fab - he was like the Pied Piper! We used to walk into town in the evening, but there was always some form of entertainment: quiz night, Bingo, Karaoke etc
Staff - it is the staff at this hotel that make it. Many have been there for several years & they are delightful. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
I understand this hotel won the Thomas Cook best hotel in Greece award last year. Well deserved in my opinion & it would be hard to find a more relaxing hotel anywhere. Please try it for yourself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Anastasia at the North East of the island of Crete. Situated in Stalis, a place made for couples and families and only 450m away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Hotel Anastasia offers you the possibility of an unforgettable summer holiday. Fully renovated in 2006, Hotel Anastasia is a modern, cosy, family-run complex, surrounded by trees and greenery and consists of 13 different buildings in a total area of 8,500 square meters. High quality accommodation, an unrivaled range of services and facilities, combined with traditional Cretan hospitality make Hotel Anastasia the best choice for your holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anastasia Hotel Stalís
- Hotel Anastasia Crete
- Anastasia Hotel Crete/Stalis, Greece