La Mer Resort & Spa
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La Mer Resort & Spa

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4.0
#2 of 2 hotels in Dramia
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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La Mer Resort & Spa Located on a stunning pebble stone beachfront and facing the endless blue of the Aegean Sea, halfway between picturesque Chania and historic Rethymno. La Mer Resort is a haven of discrete luxury, upscale comfort and highly personalized services, making it an ideal year-round destination.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Dramia, Crete 730 07 Greece
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Car recommended
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Grade: 36 out of 100
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N. Kazantzakis Airport
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Daniel N wrote a review Oct 2020
Mayo, Ireland87 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms and facilities are very new, pool is very nice and the view onto the beach and cabanas are very picturesque. Shower was top notch In the room, liked the design well laid out for the tight space, the hanging swing seat on the balcony was a nice place to sit and chill, only 45 mins from Chania Airport so was very handy for the first two nights of our exploration around Crete. Also only 20 mins drive to Rethymno where we went for dinner one night which is beautiful, would recommend having a car if you plan on coming here as it’s a bit secluded but not impossible to get around without one either. Staff are very attentive and helpful breakfast was very tasty. Room is a bit small so bear that in mind but it’s perfect for a short trip and if you plan to do some exploring anyway. Price was very reasonable for what we got.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 14 May 2021
Dear danieln891, We are very happy you chose La Mer Resort & Spa for your stay in Dramia. We are proud that our supportive staff, pool, tasty breakfast and facilities contributed to your positive experience. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Dramia for another stay. With Kind Regards, The Reception team
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Sophie S wrote a review Sept 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom17 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Would highly recommend this hotel! In fact, we chose to extend our stay once we arrived by another 5 nights because we felt so at home there.
Great location with the pool and beach right next to each other, beautiful setting and lovely design.
The staff were amazing, very friendly, they work so hard and went out of their way to make sure we had a great stay. We had a problem with our booking due to another travel company by the hotel reception staff went above and beyond to sort it for us.
In particular, they handled Covid so well and made sure it had very little impact to guests’ experience.
Some other reviews talk about the small rooms - The rooms aren’t massive but I hadn’t even thought of mentioning that because it didn’t effect our stay at all - the rooms have everything you need and the hotel facilities are great so you’re hardly in the room anyway!
Hotel is modern and clean. The pool is fresh water which is really nice on the skin.
The food was great - plenty of options available and always fresh and well prepared.
My only comment would be that the gym equipment is a little tired but it has a good range of equipment and allows for a variety of workouts.
Thank you to the team at La Mer for making our stay so great!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sales La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 9 Feb 2021
Dear 34sophies, First and foremost we would like to thank you for choosing La Mer Resort & Spa for your stay. Our team is happy to note that you enjoyed our accessible location, tasty food, polite staff and facilities. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back at La Mer Resort & Spa in the nearest future. With Best Regards, Venetia Stamataki - Room Division
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Mary Ann wrote a review Sept 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I visited Le Mer Resort & Spa for a week in August. We rented a car, not only to reach the hotel but to have the flexibility of visiting other parts of the island. We definitely took advantage and visited Chania, Rhethimno and, some beautiful beaches which the staff recommended that we see.
We enjoyed the calmness of the resort with it’s many options for sun beds and the bar service which provided drinks and food to the areas surrounding the pool and the beach front.
We had the option of having our room cleaned either every day or every 2 days and it was done perfectly.
The staff at the reception, restaurants and pool side were friendly and courteous especially George and Eva at the poolside restaurant. They made our stay memorable.
Overall, we really enjoyed all aspects of the resort and we will definitely plan to return.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sales La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 9 Feb 2021
Dear 458maryannb, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share with us your kind rating regarding your visit and experience at La Mer Resort & Spa. Hope to have more opportunities in future to welcome you back. Stamataki Venetia Room division manager Kind regards,
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Johanna wrote a review Oct 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates112 contributions71 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having traveled a lot in different countries around the world La Mer simply exceeded my expectations! I planned to stay for 1-2 nights but ended up staying for one week and still wanted to extend my fantastic stay but they were completely fully booked even at the end of the season.

Nice rooms and most with perfect sea views, black out curtains, great water pressure, a/c not too noisy. Breakfast & dinner buffets were awesome, different type of food every day, especially loved the calamari & other seafood, passion fruits & peaches, ice cream with chocolate fountain & local cheeses. Hotel's app is very handy when contacting the reception or ordering food/drinks by the pool/beach/room service. Staff is the best, especially Eva at the reception.

Perfect getaway for solos, couples and friends, highly recommended! If you are looking for clubbing and different restaurant to try, this is not the place unless you have a car or use excellent local taxis, Xristos for example. Definitely will be back!!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 28 Oct 2022
Dear johanna_dxb, Thank you very much for choosing La Mer Resort & Spa for your stay in Dramia. We were truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holidays. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Dramia for another stay. Greetings from Eva! With Best Regards, Penelope Guest Relations
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Erbee64 wrote a review Jul 2023
Leuven, Belgium847 contributions165 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We did not book this hotel, but were rebooked as our initial hotel was not open yet.
The entrance area is very impressive and modern. You get a welcome drink and a lengthy explanation - a bit over the top at my taste. Next, they bring you to your room with a golf car. Again,over the top, but I can imagine some people like this. The room is too small, but clean, with very good bed/shower/airco. Breakfast is great (apart from the coffee), with plenty of choice and fresh fruit. They start with a glass of fresh orange juice served at the table, next you take what you like. The staff is very friendly. You can eat in the hotel, but we went to a local restaurant in the village a few hundred meter down the road, and liked it very much. The hotel also has a swimming pool and beach, with nice furniture and you can order drinks that are served at the pool side.
One more thing: my wife loved the fact that there is a scale in the room.

I think you must be a bit lucky with the room: the ones ones on the ground level have less privacy, the ones at the end (most to the sea side) will have a lot of noise of the loud music at the pool in the evening
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 18 Jul 2023
Dear Erbee64, Thank you very much for rating your stay at La Mer Resort & Spa. Your feedback gives us the motivation to keep improving our services and ensuring the highest level of satisfaction for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. With Best Regards, Penelope Guest Relations
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Regan Wilson wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
La Mer was an absolutely beautiful hotel in a perfect beachfront location. The room was a nice size for a couples holiday with all the facilities you could need (plus more if you ask). We stayed in the room with the jetted tub which was amazing and the balcony with the jacuzzi was perfect for relaxing in in the evening watching the sunset. All of the staff at the hotel were very friendly and incredibly helpful assisting us with whatever we needed.

There was a lot of selection for breakfast and lunch at the buffet with a wide range of different foods available everyday. The pool bar was great with a great selection of all drinks and food which you could order directly to your sun lounger.

The facilities at La Mer were amazing. There was a beautiful beach area, a relaxing pool area, a gym, a spa, a games room, the restaurant, an outdoor volleyball area, and a beautiful lobby which was great for chilling out in.

All in all our stay was absolutely amazing at La Mer and we cannot fault the hotel or the staff who were amazing. We will definitely be coming back but next time it will be a longer stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 4 Jul 2022
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing La Mer Resort & Spa for your accommodation. We are proud that the beautiful beach, convenient location, professional staff and comfortable room contributed to your positive experience. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. With Best Regards, The Reception team Chrysa Vogiatzopoulou
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Andressa K wrote a review Oct 2022
9 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were staying in a different resort but decided to change to La Mer as other resort pool was freezing cold and La mer had a room with a jacuzzi. Best decision ever. The resort is modern and offers a variety of amenities including an indoor pool, sauna and food room service. The jacuzzi was nice and we enjoyed being able to have snacks and a drink while relaxing. The whole place smells amazing from reception to the rooms/spa. So much that I bought the essential oil used in the spa diffuser - it is a custom made formula with a sweet and aromatherapeutic wonderful grapes aroma. Beds are comfortable and the superior room with sea view also offers a great sight of the beach and the resort. I had the Cretan full body massage at the spa with Esmeralda and it was also lovely. Private beach has comfortable beds for relaxing and you can also order drinks/food via the app/qr code. I would definitely go back to the resort if visiting Crete again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 28 Oct 2022
Dear Andressa, Greetings from La Mer Resort & Spa. Thank you for your 5-star review of our hotel. We are proud to know that you enjoyed the spa and comfortable room. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. With Kind Regards, Penelope Guest Relations
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Curious27834252744 wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location between Chania and Rethymno minimising driving timing for site seeing . The hotel is nicely built on the beach with a nice clean pool and plenty of space with sun loungers round the pool and on the beach.
Staff including top management were very helpful, honest, very receptive and keen to listen to suggestions we made and the service was impeccable, both in the restaurants and at the reception.
Breakfast and dinner buffers very rich with good variety of cold and hot food.
Well kept gardens and very clean throughout the hotel.
Overall we had a great time and would recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 12 Sept 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for the time you have taken to share this wonderful review. It gives us immense joy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to accommodating you again whenever your travels bring you back to Crete. Best Regards, Penelope Guest Relations
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asiatraveler1964 wrote a review Jun 2021
San Francisco, California316 contributions168 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all this is NOT a 5-star as advertised. The check in was a complete disaster. The first room we had before switching had a shower that flooded the room. The triple is prob too small for 2 and completely unacceptable for 3. We had to add another room. The beach is super rocky so def not recommended. Pool is nice. The staff def needs some management. While we had a hard time nobody came out to talk to us and see if things were getting better. We had a dinner buffet upon arrival which was overpriced and not very good.
Highlight was the staff by the pool, very attentive especially Viktor who was amazing.
Breakfast was not exciting. Staff there was also a bit overwhelmed though the hotel wasn’t near full.
The air condition is super weird. Once you open the door the A/C goes off. Means of one person leaves the room the second person has to start the A/C again. Super weird.
Overall not a good experience and definitely not recommended. Crete has better places
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write and post your review. First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments about your experience in our hotel. We are concerned to note though that the breakfast didn't leave you completely satisfied. All comments have been passed to the relevant departments in order to ensure that we're able to deliver a 5-star guest experience. Your input is being taken into serious consideration and reviewed with our team. Wish you could give us another opportunitiy to welcome you back and prove that we can serve you better. Best Regards, The Reception team
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Ben Murphy wrote a review Jul 2021
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom70 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Could not recommend this hotel more and will definitely be returning in the future.

The service from all staff was brilliant- from the check in, to the waiting/bar staff and anyone else we came into contact with, we were pleasantly surprised and made to feel at home.

The pool area is beautiful and had a great atmosphere, and the food at both the a la carte restaurant and the buffet was very good- with lots of variety.

The room had an awesome sea view and was of a very good standard.

The gym was also great for a hotel gym- this made our stay even more enjoyable.

Thanks so much for the great service, and I look forward to visiting again soon!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Venetia Stamataki La Mer Resort, Guest Services / Front Office at La Mer Resort & Spa
Responded 10 Jul 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind rating. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the quality of our service and the ambiance of the atmosphere. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Dramia for another stay. Best Regards, The Reception team
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Answer from Elaine C
Novato, California1 contribution
I’m not sure, but I would email the concierge at the hotel. I’m sure they could help you.
Dmitch asked a question Apr 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom47 contributions12 helpful votes
Is there much to do in the surrounding area or would we require a car if staying here?
Answer from GreekAmericanMom
Novato, California404 contributions221 helpful votes
Definitely rent a car in Crete so you can explore the area! You could take public buses or a taxi, but just so much easier to get around with a car.
Sophie E wrote a tip May 2024
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty of loungers, expect calm and serene in every area of this hotel. Incredible breakfast and dinner - recommend long lazy breakfasts! "
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JordanGuard wrote a tip Nov 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You don’t need to rush to access anything! Take your time and relax. "
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GoPlaces00044144224 wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel is quite a distance from shops, cafes, towns etc. "
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Marcus wrote a tip May 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recomend hiring a car is you wish to explore the island."
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Ataturk wrote a tip Sept 2022
Denmark8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rent a car and go out to Elafonisi and Falerserna Beach"
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PRICE RANGE
£131 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureDramia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Mer Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to La Mer Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Agios Nikolaos Chapel (2.9 miles), Mari Beach Parties (0.3 miles), and Lake Kournas (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Mer Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at La Mer Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Mer Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Mer Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Mer Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kali Kardia Taverna, Kavalos Taverna - Cafe, and Georgias Traditional Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Mer Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does La Mer Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, La Mer Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does La Mer Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to La Mer Resort & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (9.1 miles), Agios Georgios Monastery (6.7 miles), and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon (8.8 miles).
Is La Mer Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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