Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

Great Family experience

Posted 17-Jul-2014
Pros: Friendly & helpfull staff, good food, a low stress experience
Cons: More variety in the various restaurants, last year the Italian was more al a carte this year it was a buffet style.
Location: Water park it execellent albeit a tad expensive costing 100 Euro for the family to travel to and enter and food and drinks inside were pricey.
It was our 2nd year at the Creta Maris, we have twin 7 yr olds who love the setup at the hotel, with a selection of pools and the beach.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller from Australia

Great resort hotel with a lovely beach.

Posted 16-Jul-2014
Pros: Creta Maris sets a welcome balance between affordability and quality services for family minded travellers with good activities for young and adult.
Cons: Inclusive offer is good value however certain services like the gym are not included. The alcohol served within the inclusive offer is poor quality.
Location: The resort offers nearly everything you need but Knossos, and great ancient site, is only an easy bus trip away.
Travelling with two kids through Greece Creta Maris was a great place to pause from visiting all the ancient sites and crazy tourist spots to just enjoy the sun and sea of Crete. The all inclusive experience takes the task of searching for lunch and dinner spots away and allows you to just enjoy the beach resort environment. Multiple pools and a lovely beach complete with bar service is a great experience. Kids can roam safely and securely around the resort and it is generally very multicultural and non ageist which is great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

nice hotel in every aspect

Posted 11-Jul-2014
very good hotel, had a wonderful time there, service, cleanliness and everything else is excellent
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Caz from England

Fantastic hotel

Posted 06-May-2014
Pros: Staff, food, beach
Cons: Sunbed towel could be collected after 6pm, most people were still sitting out after 7pm but were left with wet towels. More car parking.
Location: Walk through around the roads from the hotel explore. Worth hiring a car and venturing around the Island.
Stayed in the hotel for 2 weeks - was fantastic place. The hotel was brilliant, clean, open but had plenty of character. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Food was lovely and plenty of choice for everyone. We went early in the season (hotel had only opened the week before) so only the Cosmos Restaurant was open and Pithos A La Carte (book via hotel WiFi connection page 24 hours beforehand). Food from both is different but lovely. Almyra opened for the Easter weekend and stayed open during the day. Rooms are spacious and good air conditioning / heating system. Beach towels left in the room for your first day then you switch them between 16:00 - 18:00. The beach is lovely and the beach has it's own sunbeds. The water quality is fantastic, so if you like snorkelling you'll see a lot. I'd wear shoes in the water as it's rocky in places! Swimming pools are large and deep and plenty of sunbeds around them. The bar is placed for use by pool and beach which is handy. Plenty of car hire companies in the town, plus Budget have a representative in the hotel Foyer - all the same price. We used Budget as they can park in the Hotel car park and it was convenient. 4 century church near the fitness centre, lovely Easter services - well worth going to join in if there over the Easter weekend.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Excellent facility with beach and pools very close

Posted 03-May-2014
Very good deal at start of season. Lots of pools and restaurants although given low occupancy not all open. Excellent value for money. First time we have done all-inclusive and it was a good experience.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by DJT

Lovely hotel.

Posted 14-Oct-2013
Got this for a work trip (oh the hardship...) on Expedia at a very good price (less than 80 quid per night all inclusive). The hotel is enormous, has about six pools and as many restaurants and bars. It's a short walk to the beach (a few steps) and a few hundred yards to the nearest shops, bus stops to Heraklion etc. Just a few wee things prevented an across the board 5/5. There was no list of restaurant/bar opening times (and it seemed to be a bit random!) and the d├ęcor was a bit tired in places. Neither aspect would stop you having an awesome relaxing break here. I would really like to come back for a holiday!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Excellent customer service.

Posted 14-Oct-2013
We stayed at the end of the season but there was no sense of winding down. The staff and management are superb, friendly, helpful and very hardworking. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the food was plentiful and good quality. There are two reasons for not giving full marks for facilities. Firstly, the indoor pool had closed down. The only indoor pool was on the adjoining site in the gym, for which there was an additional charge, and did not look very inviting. Secondly it was only possible to breakfast outdoors at the late breakfast restaurant as there was no outside seating at the main restaurant.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Nice Hotel Great Location

Posted 01-Oct-2013
Pros: The location, the beach, the pools, the staff.
Cons: The beds were very hard and uncomfortable in the bungalow. They need new ones.
Location: The port is just down the street, you can rent your own boat, go on a boat trip, take an open train tour or just walk up and down the street.
The hotel and facilities were beautiful. The staff was nice and helpful. We stayed in a bungalow and the bed was hard as a rock. The good restaurants are reservation only a day a head of time. That was a pain since we arrived in the afternoon and could not get a reservation. The buffet was not very good. The food in the local restaurants was amazing and not expensive, so we went out for dinner a number of times. There was a tremendous amount of smoking going on and there did not appear to be any nonsmoking areas, which was a problem for me.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by brian from liverpool

The Creta Maris Hotel, Crete

Posted 12-Sep-2013
Pros: Everything
Cons: For me everything was fine although some guests might like more entertainment of a night.
Location: The location was super right on the beach, with a short stroll to the town centre with a wide selection of shops, bars etc.
Wonderful hotel, lovely setting right on the beach, the rooms are great, the staff are first class, nothing is too much trouble for them. The food was great and plenty of choice. I would definitely go back but next time for longer.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Julie from UK

Clean and well run. Over-crowded in August

Posted 26-Aug-2013
Cons: less guests! Ensure room maid supplies loo roll etc. Make more of an effort with drinks, cocktails, coffee ...
Lovely staff, and clean. Our bungalow a little small for 3 people. Like many of these hotels, too many people in peak season, therefore a fight for a sunbed and a restaurant. On holiday and I still had to get up early to bag sunbeds and restaurants. It seems though, that even 7.20am is too late to book restaurant for 2 days ahead! Cretan food at lunch and dinner was lovely and healthy. Breakfast average. Drinks average. Would recommend a few days out to see the island. Beach very small but the sea is beautiful. Local village uninspiring. However all in all a great venue for families with young children, perhaps think of somewhere else if looking for a quieter more romantic holiday. My 13 yr old loved it though.