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Creta Maris Beach Resort
Ranked #6 of 171 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A fabulous Honeymoon!”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

My husband and i got married at the end of May and we have just returned from our Honeymoon at the Creta Maris Beach Resort in Crete. From the moment we arrived the hotel staff could not do enough for us, helping us with our luggage, excellent booking-in staff, and the ride to our bungalow in a golf buggy was brilliant. My husband and I were so moved by the Champagne and fruit in our room on arrival and a letter posted under our door congratulating us on our recent wedding from the hotel staff. The food was amazing, the weather was perfect. Basically we could not have asked for more. We will miss the staff, especially Popi at the Steki Bar. She was so friendly and welcoming.

Thank you Creta Maris Hotel for making our Honeymoon as memorable as our Wedding Day.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

I was in Creta Maris Beach Resort from 02/06 to 09/06 and I had a very nice experience in this hotel, very relaxing vacation. The staff is very friendly, the 2 guys who were always there and extremely friendly are Michalis and Natalia from the bar, always very positive smiling to everyone and and also proactive. For sure I recommend this hotel to anyone who want to disconnect from the live and get relaxed. After quite long time I was in a place like this. All overall 100% good.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Stayed at Creta Maris for 1 week at end of May, booked via Thomas Cook and really liked the resort. Having read other reviews beforehand, I emailed the hotel 2 weeks in advance to request a room in a quieter part of the main building (Maris) and also to advise that I wanted a late checkout. On arrival @ 03:30 found that all had been arranged, check in was very efficient and we were taken to our room (333). We had an excellent view of the pool, beach and mountains, the room was spacious, toiletries were provided as well as 2 pool towels and the bed was very comfy. Facilities at the complex are top rate; there are several swimming pools located around the Maris and Terra buildings and as well as the main restaurant there are 2 others which you need to book in advance at reception. Food on the whole was good, some of it tended to be a bit tasteless, but never really had any serious issues. Wines and beer were on tap in the restaurant and there was also a small restaurant by the main pool where you could have a late breakfast as well as lunch, ice cream etc. This was most convenient if you wanted to stay by the pool or beach all day. The staff were excellent, well trained, friendly and motivated. We went to the spa on the first morning, had the sea salt exfoliating scrub etc which got the skin ready for tanning and on the final day had a relaxing massage to prepare for the homeward journey. Can thoroughly recommend the spa !
Must mention the entertainment staff especially Davis & Renata who put in a lot of effort to keep you from getting to attached to the sun loungers - they were great fun !
The Thomas Cook rep (Stacey) was also most helpful, she gave us good advice on the local town, where to find cashpoints, best shops and she was in the building daily, except for Sundays.
Would have no hesitation in returning to Creta Maris again, perhaps in September next year.

Room Tip: A large complex, we were in room 333 (Maris building) and it was quiet. Worth asking for a sea view...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 12 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very happy you had a wonderful time at Creta Maris and enjoyed our facilities and services. We really hope to see you again next year!

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

I went to Creta Maris in May for around the 15th time!!! We first went in 1986 when it was Crete's main luxury hotel During the period that we have been holidaying there, the hotel has changed considerably, but it still provides an excellent holiday and great value for money Staff at the hotel are extremely well trained and remember you from year to year-- every member of staff is courteous and friendly --nothing is ever too much trouble and.,from the moment of entering the hotel complex, wealways feel pampered and relaxed

The Assistant Manager, Michael Roussakis, takes time to get to know his guests and is extremely helpful if you need anything He provides that personal service that is lacking in so many big hotels nowadays This year I really enjoyed lunching in the relaxed and informal snack bar by the sea, Almyras, which is very ably overseen by Georges-- he has been there for many years and always ensures that we have a great lunch At breakfast and dinner we were really well looked after as usual by Evangelia and Vasso both of whom have known us for a long time .

The hotel provides excellent food and the cocktails are unusual but interesting !The wine is very acceptable for an all inclusive offer, The bungalow areas where we always stay are idyllic and planted with colourful flowers, The whitewashed bungalows with their dark blue doors are reminiscent of a Greek village The Romantic Bar, which overlooks the main pool area and the sea , is the perfect place to relax before and after lunch and especially after dinner when the sun is setting -- it too is planted with colourful flowers of all kinds The hotel has lovely grounds beautifully planted which give it a very pleasant and relaxing ambience

The whole team at Creta Maris work hard to give guests a wonderful experience and it works!!! So thanks to everyone there for giving us such a good time --again!!! See you soon

Room Tip: Always book a bungalow to get the best experience here it's not that expensive but well worth it
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Dear Select Club Guest,

Thank you very much for the kind words written. It is always very nice to read a feedback from a repeating guest who can see the differences from one year to another. We are very happy you enjoyed your holidays this time as well! We are all looking forward to your next visit!

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Newport, South Wales
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

My husband and I visited this hotel for a week on 28 May - 4 June 2013. The hotel itself is very large and spacious, we stayed in the Maris building where the rooms are large, clean and light, The towels changed daily if required and the bedding changed every other day, spotlessly clean. There were two hairdryers, one in the bathroom and one by the dressing table. plenty of cupboard space and a fridge although you only get one bottle of water upon your arrival, so keep the bottle and refill from the water tanks dotted about the place.

There is plenty of sunbeds, no need to reserve, although people do especially the Europeans which include the British !!, the only problem was that they were very close together, hardly room to walk between them, but nevertheless, plenty of them by the pools and on the beach, and were very comfortable.

The ground are kept immaculate, a compliment to the gardeners, no litter, overgrown areas, everywhere was just so. The staff in the restaurant and reception area, were all very friendly and polite. The food in the main restaurant, was good some days, not so on others, and the breakfast does not some looking at, the same every day, no change of fruit or anything, but the evening meal was general good, although if anything was only ever warm not hot, such a shame as the meat dishes were lovely.

All in all a lovely holiday, with really good weather and a good hotel, would recommend to anyone to stay there as the good points definitely outweigh any bad ones.

Thank you to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We will study your comments and do our best to ameliorate our services even more. We hope to accommodate you again very soon.

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

excellent food and good choice - all food/desserts/bread refreshed every 5/10 minutes. best quality drinks you can hope to get in an all inclusive. the standard of service in all areas could not be faulted. weather and location very good. book early for the al-a-carte restaurants as they get fully booked very quickly.

Room Tip: the rooms on the outskirts of the resort have a road running behind them
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 June 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Creta Maris and really hope to accommodate you again very soon!

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We stay one week here and we can say that the hotel is really nice. Most of all, the people who works here is very friendly, smily and always at your disposal. There are a lots of pools, some with activities others more calm and peacefull. Our bungalow with sea view was amazing. Buffets were really goods and changed every days.
In one word: unforgettable !

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Creta Maris Beach Resort
Address: Port of Hersonissos | Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Spa Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Business Hotel in Hersonissos
#4 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Creta Maris Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 680
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creta Maris Beach Resort in Crete, just 24 km from the Heraklion International Airport is close to Hersonissos, a long sweeping bay of sandy beach and crystal clear water. Creta Maris, a small village with quaint twisting paths, small piazzas filled with the scents and colors of a wide variety of trees and flowers, is a unique combination of Aegean Architecture, Cretan hospitality, green oriented environment, and high quality All Inclusive services. At Creta Maris, the choices for fun, entertainment, sport activities, but also relaxation, exercising and beauty are endless. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Creta Maris Convention And Golf Resort
Creta Maris Convention & Golf Hotel Chersonisos
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Creta Maris Convention Hersonissos
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