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“Serenity; top beach-side position; personalised service”
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Cretan Dream Royal
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Stalos
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Melbourne
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“Serenity; top beach-side position; personalised service”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

My family of 5 stayed in 2 rooms over 5 days in early July. Having booked at a great rate of approx. AU$198 per room per night including breakfast and dinner, this resort presents exceptional value. The service was very personalised and we got to know all the waiters and servicepeople, from Eleni at reception to Valentina at the pool bar, Heraklis and Manolis at the restaurant. The service is outstanding and very attentive.

The buffets were very comprehensive, fresh and quality with new varieties everyday and a live BBQ every night, with performances every 2 nights. We really enjoyed the latin dancing at the pool bar and enjoyed the drinks throughout the day which were very well priced, especially during happy hour!

The infinity pool is stunning as are the lounge chairs among beautiful trees that let through the perfect amount of sun. The gardens are manicured and lush. Along with the beach from across the road (private tunnel access) and the pool, the resort grounds are lovely.

The rooms are very well maintained and equipped. Very spacious, with terracotta tiles, stone shower, kitchenette and lovely balconies.

We will definitely return to Chania just for the Cretan Dream Royal which was the highlight of our time in this part of Crete!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Just returned from 2 great weeks at the Cretan Dream. Great points:
Staff - ALL fantastic and work very hard with a smile to ensure you have a good holiday.
Rooms - spacious with small kitchen area (full size fridge) and spotlessly clean. Make sure you book a pool/sea view! We were upgraded for four nights to a private pool suite as it was our anniversary. This was really lovely but did get warm as it was in a small enclosed garden area with little breeze. Maybe not a great room to book with small children as the outside area is small and pool deep but ideal for couples.
Views - great view over the sea from the restaurant, bar, pools and some rooms.
Food - great quality with plenty choice. The al a carte is not expensive for lunch or dinner (about £6 for a large pizza, huge salad, or burger... The cretan dream salad and Greek burgers are delicious. Main courses range from about £6 to £12 and beyond for lobster etc). Wine much better by the bottle than by the glass. Other cocktails great but can get pricy!
Location - right on the beach and beside a bus stop that will take you about 15mins to get into Chania. Tickets €1.60 from the hotel shop. Plenty shops by the hotel for usual holiday supplies although water is cheaper in the hotel shop!
Other points...
If you want your favourite spot to sunbathe by the pool then you will have to be up early to get your lounger. Sunloungers on the beach have a charge as this is a public beach. Very clean but you might want shoes for the water as rocky when you first go in the sea.
Room safe and towels are an extra charge. Towels will be exchanged throughout your stay and you get to take them home.
The entertainment is ok. If you are half board you will be charged €10 for the cretan night yet still have the same buffet as every other night - you basically pay to be entertained!

Stayed July 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

We had a great time here. The infinity pool is a great place to hang out with a beautiful view
Our room was nice. Very basic but nice, although there were more than a few ants wondering around
The breakfast buffet was a great start to the day
Snacks and drinks at the bar were good
The shop prices were VERY reasonable ( good bottle of white for 5 euro :) )
Location is perfect ... Close enough to can into busy downtown but a quite retreat at the beach is also across the street
The staff were friendly and helpful.
I would stay again!

Stayed July 2014
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located on a hill, so that you get full view og the sea behind the infinity pool. The food is very good as well, and the staff is so friendly! Went there with danish travel agency, and enjoyed every hour :)

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The view from the hotel was incredible. The pool and grounds are very impressive and well kept. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. The food and service were also great. Go to the dinner buffet with live Greek dancing and music for a fun night.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Havent experienced a better service anywhere else. Can strongly reccommend this hotel. The location is close to a nice beach, the food is excellent but best of all is the super service we experienced from the staff in both the restaurant and the bar.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I liked Cretan Dream Royal. Great location, excellent service, great rooms, highly recommended.
Regarding rooms we were at 323 + 325. The hotel is extending on that side and there was a construction site nearby, with some sporadic noise between 8 and 10 AM, but nothing sustantial. We are early birds, and for Crete you need a looooong day to explore, so I didnt fell affected.
Hotel has a lovely pool, perfect size.

I regret that they are expending think will lose a bit of its compact size and flair.

Beach nearby is practical yet nothing special compared with what Crete has to offer.

We enjoyed our stay 100%.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cretan Dream Royal

Property: Cretan Dream Royal
Address: Manousou Koundourou, Stalos, Crete 73110, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Stalos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Stalos
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stalos
#4 Family Hotel in Stalos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Cretan Dream Royal 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cretan Dream Royal is a new 5-star hotel, 6 km from Chania towards Platanias, in Kato Stalos,offering luxurious accommodation.Cretan Dream Royal is opposite (20 meters) of the beach of Kato Stalos and has access to the beach through an underground tunnel.Another feature of the Cretan Dream Royal hotel is the main fine-dining restaurant as well as an informal tavern with an a al carte menu. There is also an elegant pool bar with outside seating so you can enjoy a cocktail along with fabulous ocean views. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cretan Dream Royal Hotel Kato Stalos
Cretan Dream Royal Chania
Cretan Dream Royal Crete/Chania - Stalos

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