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Creta Maris Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 172 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

I had a great experience with the Sky at Night event at Creta Maris Resort. The team were very knowledgeable with their telescopes and the SkyMap app with the Greek Myths of the star constellations entertaining!
Not to be missed it on a Saturday evening!!!!

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Yannis N
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Stayed for four nights - all meals included package - and found it perfect. It is right on the beach and has everything for everyone. Food is buffet style, so you always get what you feel like, not potential limited selection that can occur at some resorts/hotels, and very good too with a huge selection. Resort has three pools, gym (operated individually and biggest I have ever seen for a resort/hotel complex). Can't fault anything as they will also arrange anything that you may like to do on Crete as well as having literally everything anyone could want if they stay on site all day. We will go back next time on Crete.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms in main building face the beach and have sea views.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Just spent a relaxing week at Creta Maris. Found the hotel and facilities excellent. The resort is large with plenty of restaurants and pools which gave the resort a relaxed atmosphere. The evenings were spent drinking cocktails in one of the many seating areas.
If you want an exciting evening then you will need to go to the local town which is 5minutes walking distance away as the resorts entertainment is rather limit.
I have yet to return to the same hotel twice, but I hope to return to Creta Maris again. Great holiday.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Luky07
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This hotel its fantastic .Clean, well-equipped, well looked after and have the best view ever from the balcony. We had breakfast overlooking the bay every morning, had drinks at the pool bar before .Good choice for everyone visit it and remember me ......

Room Tip: i thing every room its nice
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Cathrine J
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

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
4  Thank victoriam95
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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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1  Thank Jason B
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Creta_Maris, Marketing & PR Manager at Creta Maris Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 Business Hotel in Hersonissos
#2 Spa Hotel in Hersonissos
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range: £127 - £475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Creta Maris Convention Hotel
Creta Maris Hotel
Creta Maris Convention Hersonissos
Hotel Creta Maris
Creta Maris Beach Resort Crete, Greece

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