We were moved here after the hotel we booked in Sissi was overbooked. This hotel is approx 3km from Sissi, right on a beautiful sandy beach but otherwise a little isolated. We like a walk after dinner but there is nowhere to walk around here.
First impressions were great, it's an old hotel but it has been refurbished to a high standard with attractive neutral decor. We were shown to our room, unfortunately the lift is tiny and our pushchair would not fit! Our room was light and airy and had a beautiful sea view. The beds were very comfortable.
The grounds and pools are very nice. Our only problem was getting around the complex with a pushchair as there is only the one tiny lift in the main reception and steps down to the pool bar, beach, children's pool, playground and entertainment area! There was lots of people carrying pushchairs up and down the steps!
Reception were really helpful and lent us 2 small buggies so we didn't have to carry our heavy double up the stairs.
There is a large buffet restaurant and the pool bar acts as an "a la carte" on certain nights although we weren't informed of this so never ate in there. The food in the main restaurant was really good. We stayed in 4 different hotels during our time in Crete and this was by far the best in terms of variety and quality.
We were at the hotel for 4 nights before we were moved back to the hotel we had originally booked and during that time we were the only British people there. Not really a problem but felt a little bit isolated sometimes.
Overall this was a lovely hotel for a relaxing break by the sea.
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- Also Known As:
- Grecotel Meli Palace Hotel Lassithi Prefecture
- Hellenic Palace Crete
- Grecotel Meli Palace Sissi, Crete