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Cactus Royal Resort

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
The comfortably and elegantly designed Cactus Royal Hotel has 177 rooms distributed in several buildings and is located in one of the most beautiful fine sandy beaches of Stalis, centrally located between Agios Nikolaos and the capital city of Heraklion and 35 km from the international airport. The village of Stalis offers a wide range of bars, taverns and many shopping and entertainment venues.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Free parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
5Room tips
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Recently returned from a wonderful stay at this hotel. The staff were fantastic from the start form the efficient reception staff to the porter who provided us with wet towels to freshen up before taking us to our room., Natalia in the main bar always had a smile on her face,
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I had the couples massage with my husband as a treat for our honeymoon!! I particularly enjoyed it as it was so good I almost fell asleep! My therapist was Elena and she was the best, very professional!! The special thanks go to Konstantina, amazing girl with beautiful
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Realy great massage with physiotherapist Ben, I Had back Neck and Scalp Massage. And it was very relaxing. Ben was very Professional. Staff are really friendly and Smiling and helpfull. I recommend it!
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Called into this hotel to use the spa facilities. There was an 'offer' on... But wether this was just to encourage you in or genuine, it didn't matter as we thoroughly enjoyed it. Went with my husband while staying in another hotel in Stalis and had a lovely relaxing time. The
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Me and my partner stayed in Cactus Royal in July of 2018. Our plane landed very late at night and we were pleasantly surprised that we had a "dinner" waiting for us at our room. What we did not expect was that our the view from our room was the back of a shop next door and we
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The Standard Room at the Cactus Royal Resort
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the beach
we didn't pay for the view :)
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Junior Suite
Seems this is the only post since 2016 , hope someone can reply. Is it correct that a further pool is planned for 2018
many new pools. But small!
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No 29 is the closest bus stop to the cactus Royal. It is about a 10 minute walk away from the hotel.
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Dont know about an upgrade. The wine is only ok! Self service from a dispenser at lunchtime. Waitress service at dinner. You have to catch their eye and ask for a glass. they have red ,rose and white. The pool bar whilst busy is good and friendly the lager is smooth, find the spirit or cocktail you like and stick to that one.The bar for after dinner is nice sitting around the pool , and dont forget the romance cocktail for after dinner ,a delicious guaranteed liquid sleeping tablet. in the al acarte restaurant you have to pay for the wine, its more than worth it as the food is amazing. I cannot recommend this hotel enough.
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We were there in May and everything was fine, I don't think you are likely to have any issues. Great place BTW, tell the restaurant manager Steve and Terri say Hi and we'll be back for more of his wine recommendation next September. If he laughs, he's remembers, I'm not sure if he will tell you why he's laughing but it's a great story.
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Are the cocktails all inclusive too ??
"Ask for a room with a garden view and try that Campari Orange at the "afternoon" bar - so good!!"
"Ask for a higher floor."
"Most of the rooms look great, the rooms at the back are naturally quieter."
"don't go for one of hte lower ground floor rooms"
"We were in room 233 from which you could see the pool and the sea. Very nice room"
US$164 - US$334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureStalis
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