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Creta Maris Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 171 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

I have just returned home yesterday from Crete after a wonderful week long at the Creta Maris! This was our first holiday together as a couple and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect - from the welcome to the departure, everything was just perfect.

We chose to stay in a bungalow (Room 6507) which was situated right by 1/6 pools, taking us a matter of seconds to walk to the beautiful sunshine. Everywhere on the resort took us only a matter of minutes to get to. Our room was ideal (for all the amount of time we spent in it) with shower/bath, hair dryer, fridge room enough to store multiple bottles of water (and fruit that we had taken from the buffet to eat at night!) , fabulous air conditioning and 2 single beds that had been pushed together. The room was cleaned and towels/sheets replenished everyday. We bumped into the cleaner almost everyday, who was very cheerful and happy to help with any problems with the room.

As a plain/fussy eater, food for me was going to be the main worry of the trip. However, I was happy to discover that the buffet provided plain food such as assortments of pasta, rice, chips, grilled chicken etc. all of which were very tasty. My other half was more adventurous and tried more of the Greek delicacies which he thoroughly enjoyed. Mealtimes quickly became one of the highlights of our day, often spending more an hour going up and down for more plates of food! The only slight problem I had was with the water- if you are from the UK it might taste a little funny. However, the resort has a mini market on site and you can purchase big bottles of Evian water and take it with you into the dining hall!

The resort is located at a 10 minute walk from a little touristy town which sells an assortment of souvenirs and nik-naks (Tip; go at nighttime- walking to it in the heat is unbearable!). A pleasant little activity to do if you find yourselves at a loose end during the night.

During our stay at the Creta Maris resort unfortunately we needed medical assistance on the morning of our penultimate day. Staff couldn't do enough for us, response time was very quick and management phoned to make sure everything was okay and the situation was under control. At 4 o'clock on the same day, we also were required to go to the medical office which was situated in the town which was a 10 minute walk away. Receptionists and Doctors there all speak very good and fluent English (as do all of the staff at the Creta Maris) and were very professional and quick. Do not be worried about having to seek medical assistance if you need it.

Our flight home was scheduled for 9.20pm (picked up at reception at 6) and check out is at 12 during the day, which meant that we had nowhere to go for 6 hours. However, there is a large room where you can store your suitcase(s) and a late stay room where there are shower and hair drying facilities that are free to use. This came in very handy! With regards to Heraklion airport- pay the extra few euro and get a "fast pass" to get through the airport a little quicker- standing outside in the heat waiting to get into the airport did not look like a fun activity. Once inside, the airport is very small.. Not much to do and very little seats with almost every flight being delayed by at least a half an hour. But well air conditioned nonetheless.

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Creta Maris and hope to return in the future!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Spent 4 days at Maris for a conference in June. The resort is excellent. Very modern, very clean, with multiple restaurant options on site. The resort has several pools ranging from quiet and sparsely populated to a large pool just off the beach with a bar, music and lively crowd. The beach is private to the resort and good-sized. The restaurants are varied with food quality generally high. We had a bungalow room with a balcony which had a bit of a view if the sea. It was spotless and modern. A/C, internet, TV, hot water all working. We did have a couple of short (5-10 minutes) power outages during the stay.
The resort is located within walking distance of Limenas Chersonisou which is nice town filled with shops and restaurants overlooking the beach. The only downside is access to the rest of Crete, getting to places like Chania for example is a bit of work, but if you are looking to explore Crete you are probably not staying at a resort. All in all a great resort.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Wonderful hotel wonderful staff....couldn't av picked a better venue for myself and my husband to get married...th chapel was quaint and stunning.enjoyed every min of our 2 wks.th staff were superb from th hotel manager nikos to marina Maria Adrianna natalia michalis areti George costas I can't remember all their names lol..and th animation team who put on great shows and looked after th kids Bethan Mike and all x will def go back...cannot wait.thank u all from th bottom of our hearts for making our wedding and family holiday so very special x Jason and janina and families x

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Janina and Jason,

Thank you very much for your feedback and the beautiful words written. Your wedding was one of the most beautiful and touching moments for guests and staff as well. Wishing both of you a bountiful life, with lots of love! Hope to see you very soon again at Creta Maris!

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Have jus returned from an idyllic two weeks !! Can't praise the staff highly enough they made the marriage of my son and daughter in law more special than we could ever have imagined !! A dream come true !! Thank you all so much for everything !! Names too many to mention !! I would recommend this hotel to anyone whether for wedding or holiday !! Can't wIt to go back !! Something for everyone ! Well done Creta Maris your the best

Room Tip: For families I would suggest the bungalows
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

We hope you had a nice return back home. Thank you very much for your positive feedback and the kind words written. The wedding of your son and daughter in law was indeed a great wedding, full of love and joy! You have a great family! We will all always remember this day! We really hope to welcome you again very soon in the near future!

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Excellent Hotel, nice accommodation, organized and polite staff on every level. Specially satisfied with polite waiters in Cosmos restaurant: Papadaki Eleni, Alexaki Katerina and
unforgettable cook No.1 in Greece ( virtuoso in cooking) - Mr. Dimitris Nassios.
On guest relation you will have at disposal for any help, nice and polite ladies: Marianna and Irini
Because of this people and more others that we did not mentioned we will come again to this
nice Hotel next year (it will be our third time) Mr &Mrs Seferin from Serbia

Room Tip: More advantages if you chose bungalows with ``see view``
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Mr & Mrs Seferin,

Thank you very much for the positive feedback and the kind words written. We are very happy that you have returned for the second time at Creta Maris and have enjoyed once again your holidays with us! We are all looking forward accommodating you again next year.

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had an amazing time here on honeymoon with our 3 year old daughter, hotel has everything you could ask for. So many swimming pools to choose from, you could choose a different one every day. The hotel is so big there is plenty to see.
We mostly used one of the smaller pools near the bungalows as it was quieter and easier to keep an eye on our daughter. The main pools around the front are very busy with a lot of activities going on.
The food was fantastic with so much to choose from, there are different restaurants you can book into or you can use the buffet which we thought the food was fantastic at, we really enjoyed trying all the different Greek food! There are so many snacks through the day too, at most pool bars u can see these, with pizza baguettes sandwiches cakes to choose from you will never be hungry as well as a nice cream machine where you can help yourself!

Couldn't fault the hotel and we will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your family holidays at Creta Maris Beach Resort. We hope to welcome you very soon again!

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Just come back from this hotel. We had a seaview room in the main building. It was lovely room with a large balcony over looking the pool and the sea. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff can't do enough for you. The beach and the pool always had plenty of sun beds. The food was very good especially the BBQ restaurant. The animation team are excellent throughout the day time activities and performed shows in the evening. Bethan,Anita and Svetlana were especially helpful. I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Guest,

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

Best regards,

Faye Papaioannou
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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
#1 Spa Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Business Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Family 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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Creta Maris Convention & Golf Hotel Chersonisos
Creta Maris Convention And Golf Resort
Creta Maris Convention Hotel
Creta Maris Hotel
Creta Maris Convention Hersonissos
Hotel Creta Maris
Creta Maris Beach Resort Crete, Greece

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