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Mononaftis, Agia Pelagia, Crete 71 500 Greece
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#4 of 30 hotels in Agia Pelagia
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Sea Side Resort & Spa is amongst the best that Crete has to offer. The resort is situated at the top of a hill in Mononaftis bay in the quiet area of Agia Pelagia. You can find us in a serene oasis with panoramic views just 22 km away of Heraklion airport and 28 km away of Heraklion city center. Our 248 rooms and suites with breathtaking views are ready to offer you the tranquility and comfort you are asking for your holidays. All rooms are fully equipped with: free Wi-fi, mini fridge, 32-40” LED satellite TV with International channels, air-condition, safe deposit box (free of charge), direct dial telephone, hair dryer, kettle, coffee-tea making facilities, balcony or terrace, sea view or side sea view. Guests may enjoy a relaxing Wellness experience (on extra charge) in our Spa center with a wide range of services such as Massages, Sauna, Steam room, face treatments, manicure & pedicure, Adults Only Indoor Hydropool. The Adults only pool of the Spa, is heated from the beginning of the season till May 15th and again after October 15th till the end of the season. Our Main Theme buffet restaurant along with our top notch 3 a la carte restaurants (“Jasmine” Asian Restaurant, “Minoan” Cretan Taverna, “Kullinarium” Gourmet Restaurant) are ready to offer you with a fine dining experience. Our Pool bars serve daily a choice of imported international and local spirits, cocktails, long drinks, local beer, local wine, filter coffee, Nescafe, espresso, cappuccino, ice coffee, cacao, tea, soft drinks and fruit juices. Free Parking area, Complimentary use of Gym, 24 hour Reception, Mini Market (on extra charge), Jewelry Shop (on extra charge) are among the extra facilities we offer.
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Mononaftis, Agia Pelagia, Crete 71 500 Greece
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Andrew B wrote a review 17 Sep
5 contributions2 helpful votes
A wonderful hotel. All the positive things you can imagine from a hotel are demonstrated in spades; service, food, grounds, rooms, views. Difficult to pin point any area of improvement. So, if you want a hotel that is all inclusive imagine what you want, and this place fulfilled each. Only a few cons and they are minor *** At the ala carte, you can't buy wine by the glass only by the bottle. That isn't great imo. **The gym. Bring in a few machines; chest, back, legs machines. Those who want a Push/pull, quick and out, with cross trainer can't do it. More machines needed for the size of the hotel. Too much space, few machines. Large number of dumbbells up to 30, but those on holidays just want a rapid, 30 mins round workout. Poor for a 5 star and not thought out. ***Bloody salt water pools and small. Bit blah as it stings after a while and not really suitable for a mess about due to the eyes stinging. Only me I imagine!!! ***Sadly, there not enough subeds, so you have to wake up at stupid o'clock to secure one. They need to re evaluate capacity vrs sunbeds. It's an irritation but we got over it, and just managed by getting up early. Summary..........a hotel with a real difficulty to pick holes in. Fact. Plus, great vegan range and stable WiFi. Any poor reviews, imo is difficult to justify as we are quite picky and don't tolerate poor service or poor food.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lauren K wrote a review 17 Sep
1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the views throughout the complex to the room, the food,furnishings within the hotel and finally their staff was all impeccable! Eleni & dimitri were our favourites out of the amazing team here! I’m sad to leave but excited to return back again one day!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tom D wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
Nikitas killed us with his Functional Fitness class, but it felt amazing in the cold pool afterwards. Definitely recommend. The yoga classes with Jenni are also brilliant. Vinyasa flow and sunset yoga well worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rebecca D wrote a review Aug 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel is stunning, the location , service and appearance all tick the boxes! I had recommended this to clients previously and had high expectations which they delivered on! Despite covid our party of 12 people were accommodated for at every point of contact. Having read reviews of influencers being treated differently I didn’t see this at all so don’t let this put you off. The hotel was at full capacity however the service at restaurants, bars , reception all maintained to the highest level. The food was excellent in all restaurants, the main buffet was excellent and never disappointed. We had a superior sea view room which gave us an amazing view over the coastline. With the location being on the peninsula you benefit from a breeze which was lovely. My only criticism would be the evening entertainment was impacted by the local lockdown so music was not played as much in the evening, we would of liked more but appreciate that this was out of the hotel control. Mentioning some staff that stood out - Alex in guest relations such a lovely lady, Lily and Alex on the entertainment team really accommodating to our older teenagers, and of course Jannis the general manager who checked on us most days! Thank you for a wonderful stay - highly recommend the beautiful hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Louise P wrote a review Aug 2021
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Just back from our stay at Seaside Resort & Spa where our stay didn’t go quite to plan. Following some mild symptoms within a few days of arrival, my husband tested positive for Covid - the hotel management were absolutely amazing; pending the authorities intervening, they ensured my husband was able to quarantine safely and the children and I were able to isolate separately. We were provided with no end of food and drink and regularly checked upon. Once my husband was transferred to a (horrid) quarantine hotel, the management truly stepped up in looking after me and our three children. Not required to isolate (for a number of reasons) we were upgraded to a suite which truly put a smile back on our children’s faces and meant we could enjoy what was left of our much looked forward to break (sadly without my husband) Every day the Service Manager in the restaurant asked after my husband, the manager and duty manager regularly checking in on how we all were. The service throughout our ‘experience’ was truly outstanding. The food was excellent with the self service buffet the best I’ve experienced with a range to cater for all tastes (including our fussy children’s) The views from the hotel are spectacular and the suite we were upgraded to was out of this world. I can’t thank the management and staff of Seaside Resort & Spa enough for all that the my did for us. I hope we can come back soon to experience your hospitality with my husband.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Side Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Nefeli Bar (0.6 miles), Psaromoura Beach (0.3 miles), and Mononaftis Beach (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Bar Vasilis, Taverna Bar Stelios, and O Nikolas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sea Side Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sea Side Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sea Side Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.