Hi I am looking for recommendations for a place to stay not too far from Heraklion for five nights in July. This will be the start of our trip in Greece after a long journey and we will be tired. We have 3 children. Our ideal accommodation would: have comfortable beds, be family friendly, clean and well-maintained, NOT all-inclusive, swimmig pool and beach access and restaurants on premises and relaxing.
We can pay 5-star rates but when I read the reviews I get the distinct impression that the 5-star places are way overpriced. I hate overpaying most of all. We often stay in self-catering villa type places but becaue of our short time here it will be easier for us to just stay at a hotel.
Is there any hotel that people just love? Thanks very much!