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Creta Blue Suites
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Koutouloufari
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 October 2011

We have just returned from a lovely week's stay at Creta Blue in Koutouloufari and absolutely loved the hotel. We were upgraded to the Honeymoon Suite, the highest rooms in the hotel with a sitting room, balcony with sea views, and a terrace shared with the next door room with views over Hersonissos.
The rooms were clean and bright, recently refurbished, the bar and pool areas smart, relaxing and welcoming. The hotel is built into the hillside, and so there is a climb to the higher rooms but its hardly a problem. Likewise, the hotel is a little outside of Koutouloufari, and it takes about 10 minutes to walk there. Lots of lovely bars and restaurants in the village and in the next village of Piskopiano. It was easy enough to walk to Hersonissos but too noisy and brash for us, the village and hotel gave us everything we needed!
It's worth hiring a car to explore the island, Spinalonga and Plaka are lovely, as are Chania and Rethymnon.
Georges, his family and the staff at Creta Blue could not have been more helpful or welcoming and the barman made a mean Mohito (I hope he enjoys his holidays!). They even sourced a local sheep's cheese for me to bring home after I mentioned that I liked it!!
We loved our week at Creta Blue - in spite of the clouds - and hope to return. Thanks Georges!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

We stayed in Creta Blue a few weeks ago and I am desperate to go back. The whole experience was made fantastic by the charming hotel, and amazing people. Before we had even arrived in Crete George had rang to let me know there was a taxi strike on and if he couldn’t arrange someone to meet us at the airport he would personally come and pick us up (we landed at 4am in the morning). The rooms in the hotel were all you would ever want, clean spacious and ours was right next to the pool. The pool area was beautiful with an infinity pool looking out over the town, stunning. George and his family couldn’t do enough for you, anything and everything that we asked they did their very best to fulfill.
We only ate in the hotel twice but when we did, the food was delicious. I would recommend staying for the family bbq night, the food was amazing.
The village of Koutouloufari, was exactly what we wanted from our holiday, a lovely traditional village, but with enough to keep you entertained. It is full of roof top restaurants, we didn’t get to eat in all of them, and has a handful of small taverns, one in which we stayed in until 2 in the morning with the locals. We did walk down the hill to the town of Herosinoss one night, which was a lot busier, full with bars and clubs if this is what you want.
I would also recommend renting a car for the day, and driving to the 'secret beach' it was cheap, and a beautiful drive through the mountains and the beach was beautiful. Again George couldn’t have been more helpful in arranging this for us and making sure we found it.
I would thoroughly recommend Creta Blue, one of the best holidays we have ever had. Might be a bit quiet round the pool for young children but for couples and people seeking a relaxing time in beautiful surroundings, I couldn’t recommend enough.

Room Tip: If you can request a pool view room, it can be a bit of a walk up to the other rooms.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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GeorgiosCrete, Owner at Creta Blue Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2011

Dear Valuable Guest,
Thank you for your good words regarding your stay with us earlier this season. It is true that we would do anything physically possible not to let our guests experience any difficulties during their stay with us even if we have to pick them up personally from the airport at 4am (they were not the only ones).
I hope you have a healthy and good winter!!
Regards
Georgios Roussakis
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We have just returned from a most wonderful holiday at Creta Blue Suites, George and his family run this hotel to a very high standard and really make you feel like part of their family.
The food facilities and rooms are of a very high standard, George and his family really go the extra mile to ensure you are well looked after. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Great location, fantastic accommodation, amazing staff.
Would definitely recommend this hotel, looking forward to returning next year. I'm missing Helens gorgeous food :)

A big thank you to George and all his family!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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GeorgiosCrete, Owner at Creta Blue Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2011

Dear valuable Guests,
I would like to personally thank you for spending sometime to write a review for your stay with us. We will give you a promise that next time you decide to visit us we will be better and hopefully you will have an ever better time.
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Georgios Roussakis
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Both myself and my partner would like to thank George, Eleni, Vangelis, family and the other staff at Creta Blue Suites for a truly memorable stay. The family make you feel immediately very welcome and absolutely NOTHING is too much for them.

When we arrived it was early in the morning and they provided us with complimentary breakfast and offered us an early check-in. Considering we were both ready to drop, this was very much appreciated. We were also offered a complimentary upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite which was glorious! (like being in the Crows' Nest!) - Amazing views over Hersonissos bay and the hotel with pure tranquility. The apartment was one of the newly refurbished ones, and it was completed to a high standard - very nice soft furnishings and decoration. A late check-out was also not a problem - the family could not do enough for us.

The food at the hotel is absolutely glorious. I would say especially the Greek food - Eleni is a fantastic cook and the food tasted very very fresh always. The menu is competitively priced and the food / drink selection is comphrehensive and on a par with what is offered within Koutouloufari village.

The relaxation area around the bar and around the infinity pool is extremely comfortable with ample deck chairs and sun umbrellas. The views must be some of the best on the island out to the coast. The ambience is truly magical.

All round, a great hotel. The family are committed to unbelievable service - this hotel is a real gem.

Koutouloufari is a great base to visit other areas on the Northern Crete coastline and is very picturesque in it's own right. It's set back from the action directly on the coast, and far enough away that there is no spill over if you want pure tranquility. If, on the other hand you want to at least experience the more touristic areas, they are easily accessible.

The hotel is < 30 minutes from Heraklion Airport.

Room Tip: All suites are close to the pool. For travellers who have trouble walking freely I would recommend...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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GeorgiosCrete, Owner at Creta Blue Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2011

Dear Guests,
I would like to thank you personally for your good words. It is very important for us to hear that you had a great time for the second time in the last few years. When we have guests who are returning in our hotel (and believe me they are so many) we are always a little bit nervous as we have to please them once more and we feel extremely responsible and honoured on the same time for been chosen again.
This year we have refurbished 85% of our rooms with colourful fabrics and linen in order to make them as attractive as possible and hopefully for the season 2012 all the rooms would be refurbished. We are working constantly to change things around and show our guests that we do care and although that the hotel is closed in the winter we never stop working and planning for the forthcoming years.
Once again thank you for your good words and your kindness puting up a review for us!
wishing you a pleasant winter
Georgios Roussakis
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Had a great time staying with George and his family from the 3rd to the 11th of September.We ate in nearly every night enjoying barbecue,suckling Pig and slow cooked beef which were all superb.The walk down into Heronnisos will take 15/20 minutes but coming back add another 10 minutes.You can stop for a refresher in the village on the way back a taxi ride will cost about 8 euro.
George has a great can do mentality and really does offer that extra hospitality that a family run buiness can offer.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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GeorgiosCrete, Owner at Creta Blue Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2011

I would like to thank that guest for his kind words. As we are a small boutique hotel compared to the big all inclusive resorts we can be closer to every guest and offer what the big hotels don't. This is personal service and personal attention to every single guest. I remember when we first started our family business back in 2003 there was only one word in our minds and of course it is still there. This word is filoxenia (hospitality). Filoxenia is an important word in Greece - it means "love of strangers" or "love of foreigners". Filoxenia has very ancient roots - one of the titles of the Greek god Zeus was "filoxenios", or stranger-loving and caring.
We feel very responsible for our guests as we feel they are coming in our house and we need to ensure that they will have a very good time.
Thank you once again for your kind words and hope to see you both in the near future. Until then i wish you a healthy and good winter!!
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Georgios Roussakis
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

My family and I had a wonderful 2 week holiday at 'Creta Blue Suites' at the end of August.
We will never forget the lovely welcome and hospitality shown to us every day!
We had a lovely suite, which was ideal for a family of 4. It was right next to the pool, so, ideal for my daughters. The room was kept beautifully clean, by the hard working hotel staff. We had a lovely breakfast evey morning, served by very polite and friendly staff.
Koutouloufari is a quaint village with plenty of tavernas, cafes and bars. It's hard to name a favourite!! We were lucky and didn't have a bad meal!
We recommend a car!! As most of the better beaches and places of interest are a good drive away.
My favourite day was a drive to Plaka and a boat trip to Spinalonga. (if you have read the wonderful book by Victoria Hislop- 'The Island', you must go!! )
We liked the beach Stalida. Some good water sports on offer.
This will be a holiday, we will look back on with fond memories! We relaxed, made new friends, ate delicious food and were shown great kindness from George, Eleni and Vangelis.
Thank you

  • Stayed: August 2011
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GeorgiosCrete, Owner at Creta Blue Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2011

Dear Family,
I would like to thank you for posting a review about your stay with us earlier this season.
We feel very responsible for having families staying with us and especially in the high season when the hotel is full and we work even harder to please every single one of our guests. Personally i feel very good when i hear and see families with children relaxing by our pool and reading a book and seem so rellaxed and chilled like you were on your holidays. Meeting your family and taking care of you was a pleasure, and i would like to wish you good luck at school for your daughters and of course a healthy and good winter.
Regards
Georgios Roussakis
Hotel Manager

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Additional Information about Creta Blue Suites

Address: Ipsilantou St, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Koutouloufari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Koutouloufari
#3 Romantic Hotel in Koutouloufari
Price Range: £55 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Creta Blue Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If anything truly defines Creta Blue Suites, it is the value we attach to lasting memories. Building upon our experience as travellers for many years and as hoteliers for the last 8 years, has endowed us with a rich tradition of hospitality. We offer experiences that are authentically local and we see people who visit us as guests that are walking into our home. Genuine hospitality is achieved when engaging service and personal attention to detail to elevate each stay into a cherished memory. The little nuances in the quality of service unmistakably measure the intelligence of the hotelier and truthfully state the value of his spirituality. Because serving is, above all, loving, and one thing we are proud for ourselves is that we DO love serving our guests.We have always been ready to listen to our guests, anticipating their needs and interpreting their desires. Your stay at our hotel is our opportunity to show you Crete the way our island should be experienced - through the eyes of a local family.Welcome to Crete ... more   less 
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