Myself and my husband were booked for 2 weeks at the Castro hotel, but only managed to stay 1 week and then payed extra to move onto a another resort for the 2nd week. The Castro hotel is situated in the worse resort I have been to in Crete, it is on a busy main road where you are kept up all night but teenagers on motorbikes and cars with there windows down belting out music. Aircon is an additiond 8 euro per night but is essential, as if you leave your room door open apart from the noise you just get eaten by the Mosquitoes. The breakfast is the same every day (bread, cerial, cheese and ham) and the evening meal just horrid! Amoudara is a dirty resort, the beaches are dirty also, very few bars and only a hand full of decent taverniers.
I would not recommend either the Castro Hotel or Amoudara to any holiday maker and assure you there are plenty of beautiful resorts and hotels in Crete, but theses not being one of them.
Mr & Mrs Cambridge ages (30's)
- Also Known As:
- Castro Hotel Heraklion
- Castro Hotel Crete/Heraklion Prefecture
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1990, with extensions added in 2001, 2002 and 2006 , CASTRO hotel lies in the middle of Amoudara town only 300m away from the famous sandy beach, just 5 km away from the centre of Heraklion. The hotel Castro has 78 rooms and 4 apartments all recently renovated. There are rooms with sea, mountain and pool view. All rooms have their own bathroom, private balcony, colour TV, telephone device, hairdryer, refrigerator and air-condition.The Hotel offers the conditions to fulfil all the needs of a memorable holiday. Maxim is the name of the restaurant inside the hotel where people can taste the famous and healthy Cretan cuisine. It also has a bar and serves Greek and international dishes as well. Restaurant recently awarded with the specialized “License of Greek Cuisine” by GNTO(EOT).Restaurant is also licensed by Greek Food Quality Control dpt. ( ΕΦΕΤ). By the swimming-pool you will find our pool-bar, where guests can enjoy, apart from a relaxing swim, many refreshments and various cocktails. Our customers can also enjoy our beautiful sunny swimming-pool and sunbath in our garden. The hotel also has reception with 24 hours check-in, a dining room, and a TV Wide screen projector corner. Hotel provides wireless Internet connection Wi-FI (Free) and Internet Corner(surcharge). The Hotel offers various services and facilities, such as a reception, multi-lingual staff, a dining room, Projector wide screen TV, Billiards, Internet Corner, Wi-Fi, an open-air parking area, children pool and a spacious garden. Useful Information -Location -It is very close to the city of Heraklion (only 5km away)-There is a city bus to Heraklion every 20 min-Bus station in front of Hotel -The international Airport is in 11 km -The port is in 8km-Cinema is 800 m -It is only 100m away from the restaurants, bars and supermarkets, rent-a-car ... more less
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