The location is great - on a peninsula surrounded by beaches and near a small fishing village.
The facilities are great - pools especially.
The service is often terrible - I was sick for a couple of days and need to boil water to make my medicine. There is no kettle in the room (the only hotel I have ever seen not have one) and to "hire" a kettle they charge 15 Euros. I explained I was sick and I was not going to pay 15 Euros for a mug of hot water. After speaking to three different staff who all said the same thing, I finally had to get out of bed to walk downstairs to complain to reception, who finally gave me a kettle free of charge. Absolutely appalling service!!!!
Traveller from London
Modern resort hotel located on a private peninsula surrounded by botanical gardens, waterfalls, beaches, and a zoo. Bungalows …More
Impressive looking hotel, with attractive outdoor planting, overlooking bay with azure sea. Spotlessly clean, lovely friendly staff, a great choice of food and always Cretan food on offer. My only criticism would be that on arrival there was a long wait before being shown to my room, the reception staff seemed a little disorganised and the entertainment was somewhat lame.
This is a very good large hotel with excellent views close to a beach and very friendly and attentive staff. The hotel serves reasonable food although quality uneven - good one day and mediocre next. My only complain is a large air conditioning unit near my room which was a bit noisy - hotel staff did offer to change a room and I do not consider this a negative.
the resort is quiet and small with a 200m beach about 3m deep (2 lounges' worth) so always busy and about 20 restaurants (all those we tried were excellent).
my only gripe was that without a car it would be very difficult to get out of the bay as the buses are infrequent and often full, the walk to the top (road) is ok if you're fit but apparently the buses don't stop up there (though they do on the way back from the West direction which is very convenient) and the headlands don't have paths to explore neighbouring bays easily. so either stay in the village/bay or hire a car if you have itchy feet - we ended up meeting a couple with a car to share trips out but before that we spent 80Euro one way to Rethymnon!!
Traveller from oxford
Belvedere Hotel is owned by the Athanasakis Family. It was first build in 1994, then in 2003 we added 22 new rooms totaling …More
Reasonably basic but very clean accommodation in a quiet area, just a few minutes walk from the beach. No frills (except air con) but provided all we wanted. Would recommend to anybody wanting a good basic room. Agia Pelagia is a great location for swimming and snorkelling, with several coves within walking distance and several tavernas in the bay itself. Lovely in mid September when we went.
Andys Plaza is situated at the picturesque village of Agia Pelagia and only 150 meters away from the fine sandy beach …More
Walking distance to Agia Plagia beach and shops. Bus stop to Heraklion at the door.
Note; Hotel has quite a few stairs which may not be good for elderly travellers. Only few staff members speak english however they are very friendly and helpful.
"Very nice apartment, remarkable views, up in heaven"
We were agreably surprised to find a beautiful apartment with spectacular views in Ayia Pelagia. The owner is very nice, will help you with whatever you need. I called it in heaven because you have to drive up the mountain on what looks like a single road but it is a two way road that is very steep. If you have a fear of heights, you won't be able to drive up nor down. Also lots of cats in the area but if you don't want them, they will not come back. We stayed a week, loved it there. Everything is chosen with good taste. Very good price for the quality of accomodation. There are several grocery stores down on the beach and good restaurants too. Lovely place. 9/10
Tucked away off the main road 20 kilometres west of Heraklion, low-key Agia Pelagia is built into a hillside above a sheltered bay. It offers a decent choice of mid-range hotels and apartments, most of which have sea views. The sandy main beach curves around the bay and is overlooked by tavernas and cafes. It offers sunloungers and good water sports facilities. Nearby, several more bays have smaller, less equipped beaches.
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