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Crete Hotels

No-one knows Crete like we do. Using our local knowledge and personal contacts which we've built up over the years, we've hand-picked a great range of Crete Hotels to suit all tastes and pockets.  So whether you're looking for a luxury hotel, a friendly apartment or studio, all inclusive hotel or mountain retreat, you will find it here.

We don't discriminate based on star rating, price or style. We do however apply the principle that all the Crete Hotels featured on our website, we would happily stay their ourselves or recommend to our friends and family. All the accommodation scores highly too on Tripadvisor, the majority 4 or more out of 5.

 

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Have a browse through our collection of Crete Hotels and read our honestly written, unbiased hotel and resort descriptions by a team who regularly visit the properties and have a unique insight into their locations, facilities and style.  


Luxury Hotels

Top class hotels with top notch facilities and service.



All Inclusive

Handpicked All Inclusive hotels where almost everything is included in the price



Small & Friendly

There's alot be said for a small hotel where you're a name not a room number. Check out our handpicked small & friendly collection.



Apartments & Studios

Handpicked apartments and studios can make a perfect base where you decide when and where you eat.



Eco-Agro tourism

handpicked properties that fall into the Eco and Agro tourism category.



Traditional

Renovated historic buildings,stone cottages, choose this category if you like authenticity.



Beach hotels 4 star

For many of us, a hotel on or near the beach is a key factor in choosing where to stay.




 
some of our favourite places to stay...

Sea Side Resort & Spa
in Agia Pelagia
Our Opinion: "Built into the hillside and with panoramic sea views of the stunning coastline, the 5 star Seaside Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for getaway from it all holiday in Agia Pelagia. Add to the mix plenty of facilities, a wide choice of accommodation and an all inclusive package and you’ve just found an ideal place for your summer holidays."

This all inclusive property makes the most of its unique setting. From its elevated position, overlooking the turquoise waters of Mononaftis..
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Blue Sea Village Resort & Spa
in Stalis
Our Opinion: “The attractively designed Blue Sea Village Resort & Spa is sure to be a hit if highly quality accommodation, friendly service and sea front location are high on your priority list. Throw into the mix lots of facilities for all ages and great value for money and it’s no surprise that guests score this hotel highly.”

Located in the friendly and relaxed resort of Stalis, the hotel occupies a sea front position to die for. In just a few steps you can be basking in the warm..
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Rimondi Estate
in Rethymnon
Our Opinion: “The stunning Rimondi Estate, a 5 star boutique hotel in the centre of Rethymnon’s historic quarter offers some of the most exclusive accommodation in Rethymnon town with rooms and suites designed for elegant comfort. Throw into the mix a private garden and an outdoor pool and you have yourself a very special hotel stay to look forward to.”

A member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, the Rimondi Estate features just 15 graciously appointed suites and luxury rooms. If..
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some of our recommended All inclusive...

Fodele Beach & Water Park Resort
in Fodele
Our Opinion: "Pulled right up against the beach and boasting three pools and a fully-fledged waterpark, the large, well equipped Fodele Beach is a stand-out choice for All Inclusive holidays in Crete. Made up of low-level pastel-coloured buildings which are tiered up the hillside, the Fodele Beach hotel has grand-stand views of Fodele bay and its sandy beach."

Starting inside, it’s clear to see that style is important to the owners. There's an eye-catching mixture of Mediterranean..
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Sea Side Resort & Spa
in Agia Pelagia
Our Opinion: "Built into the hillside and with panoramic sea views of the stunning coastline, the 5 star Seaside Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for getaway from it all holiday in Agia Pelagia. Add to the mix plenty of facilities, a wide choice of accommodation and an all inclusive package and you’ve just found an ideal place for your summer holidays."

This all inclusive property makes the most of its unique setting. From its elevated position, overlooking the turquoise waters of Mononaftis..
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Blue Sea Village Resort & Spa
in Stalis
Our Opinion: “The attractively designed Blue Sea Village Resort & Spa is sure to be a hit if highly quality accommodation, friendly service and sea front location are high on your priority list. Throw into the mix lots of facilities for all ages and great value for money and it’s no surprise that guests score this hotel highly.”

Located in the friendly and relaxed resort of Stalis, the hotel occupies a sea front position to die for. In just a few steps you can be basking in the warm..
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Minos Imperial Luxury Resort & Spa Hotel
in Milatos
The award-winning 5-star Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa rests on the emerald bay of the charming and traditional fishing village of Milatos in the heart of Eastern Crete. Offering an All Inclusive package that ensures total relaxation, the Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa presents 338 rooms and suites of varying styles and welcomes couples and families to enjoy the surrounding picturesque gardens, waterfalls, palm and olive trees, lagoon and numerous pools. Guests are greeted..
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Blue Marine Resort & Spa Hotel
in Agios Nikolaos
The Blue Marine Resort & Spa is beautifully located right on the beach with a tranquil waterfront setting. The resort offers a serene and luxurious environment with classic elegant décor and furnishings, enhancing a fabulous family holiday. The setting is truly stunning and the facilities at the Blue Marine are top class with something for everyone whatever the age or interest. The Spa is superb with relaxation a top priority and there is a Kid's Club to keep the children happy. Book into..
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SENTIDO Pearl Beach
in Rethymnon
The SENTIDO Pearl Beach Hotel rests on the golden sandy beach at the end of the popular Rethymno beach promenade just 2,2 km from the bustling town of Rethymnon on the island paradise of Crete. Sharing the resort with the 5 Star SENTIDO Aegean Pearl, this 4 Star hotel is a vacation paradise for couples and families with 150 comfortable double and single guestrooms spread over 4 buildings. SENTIDO Pearl Beach boasts a host of amenities and plenty of sports nearby and recreational activities onsite...
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Iberostar Creta Marine Hotel
in Panormos
Iberostar Creta Marine Hotel was opened in 2001 and is part of the renowned Iberostar hotel chain. This fabulous hotel is located above three coves tended by the hotel itself approximately 3 km from the small fishing village of Panormo, Crete, and around 18 km from Rethymnon. These and other interesting locations can be visited by means of the regular bus service which stops near the hotel. This hotel offers a great standard of accommodation. Getting to the Hotel: The Iberostar Creta Marine is 85km..
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Panorama Hotel
in Chania
The Panorama hotel (located in Kato Galatas), as the names suggests, has magnificent all-round views of the bay of Chania and the historic islet of Thodorou. And the hinterland is the imposing White Mountains that overlook the green valleys surrounding the hotel. This exclusive and luxurious beach hotel has recently been refurbished with ceramics and pastel shades combining to reflect the islands rich history. The hotel is located in Kato Galatas, 8 km from Chania Town, 19 km from Chania airport,..
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recommended for a touch of luxury...

Rimondi Estate
in Rethymnon
Our Opinion: “The stunning Rimondi Estate, a 5 star boutique hotel in the centre of Rethymnon’s historic quarter offers some of the most exclusive accommodation in Rethymnon town with rooms and suites designed for elegant comfort. Throw into the mix a private garden and an outdoor pool and you have yourself a very special hotel stay to look forward to.”

A member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, the Rimondi Estate features just 15 graciously appointed suites and luxury rooms. If..
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Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
in Elounda
Our Opinion: "Featuring just 10 individually designed suites and 18 luxury villas in Crete, the Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, a proud member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and winner of Greece’s Leading Villa Award, is a treasure of privacy and refined luxury. Book it and see for yourself!" Book Pool or Spa Villa before 28 Feb and get complimentary Half board.

The luxurious villa and suite hotel is comprised of secluded suites and houses with pool views over the stunning Elounda..
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Avli Lounge Apartments & Suites
in Rethymnon
Our Opinion: "Located in the heart of Rethymnon's old quarter, the luxurious and atmospheric Avli Suites combines elegant accommodation, superb dining and first class unobtrusive service. With just 7 individually designed lounge apartments and 5 'candy' suites, the only dilemma is which one to choose!"

The rooms at the Avli are housed in the three 16th-century buildings in the delightful old town of Rethymnon.

In the first building you’ll find 2 of the Junior Suites (Green and..
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Saint Nicolas Bay Hotel
in Agios Nikolaos
Bungalows with either a double or twin beds plus extra sofa bed for child up to 12yrs (if required) have air conditioning; satellite TV; hairdryer; bathroom and balcony or terrace with sea view. Single rooms with side sea view, junior suite with sea view, family suites (2 adults and 2 children) with separate bedroom and living area and garden view; suites with sea view (which have a spacious living area; CD and DVD player and whirlpool) and bungalows and suites with private pool and sea view are..
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Elounda Beach Resort & Villas
in Elounda
The magnificent 5 Star Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas is a dream vacation retreat with panoramic views of the Bay of Mirabello on the island paradise of Crete. Situated right on the beach on the outskirts of the charming village of Elounda and 7 km from the city of Agios Nikolaos, this 5 Star paradise hotel offers a wide range of contemporary and elegant guestrooms chocked with modern amenities, gourmet dining at several stylish venues, state of the art SPA facilities, fabulous leisure and sports..
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Royal Blue Resort and Spa
in Rethymnon
Watersports on private beach; waterpolo; Nordic walking; creative courses including painting on canvas, mosaic design, jewellery making and lanterns; gourmet cooking, baking and cocktail courses; two tennis courts; basketball court; volleyball; bingo; yoga; mini-golf; spa and wellness centre with fitness centre, indoor heated pool, sauna, hammam, massage and beauty treatments; darts; chess; backgammon; regular evening entertainment usually includes live music and theme evenings; wine evenings.Standard..
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Minos Beach Art Hotel
in Agios Nikolaos
Our Opinion: "With its stunning waterfront location and surrounded by colourful gardens, the 5 star Minos Beach Art Hotel sums up the definition of discreet luxury. it's not by chance that it's a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Featuring contemporary works of art and traditional Cretan architecture, the Minos Beach Art Hotel is undoubtedly one of Crete's finest hotels. Expect excellent service, contemporary rooms and a breathtaking setting. Your Greek escape in style!"

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some of our recommended small and friendly hotels...

Palazzo Greco Boutique
in Agia Galini
Our Opinion: "With comfortable and stylish rooms and suites and its breathtaking views over the sea afforded by its hillside location, the Palazzo Greco is the definition of a boutique hotel. It only takes a glimpse to fall in love with this place."

Small and friendly, this family owned property offers 28 warmly decorated rooms which are well appointed with flat screen TV, fridge, air conditioning and bathroom with power shower. Junior Suites and Suites also boast a small kitchenette,..
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Palazzo Arhontiko Hotel Apartments
in Agios Nikolaos
Our Opinion: “The boutique style Palazzo Arhontiko Hotel Apartments offers a rare combination – amazing sea views, charming interiors and a standout location, all in one. Combine this with a good dash of Greek hospitality and the recipe for success is simple. Guests can’t get enough of this place and we agree – a real gem!”

Location wise, the Palazzo Arhontiko Hotel Apartments occupy a prime position right next to the lovely beach of Kitroplateia – a small, perfectly formed little..
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some of our recommended Eco and Agrotourism hotels...

Country Hotel Velani
in Avdou
Our Opinion: "Boasting stunning countryside vistas, comfortable and traditional accommodation and a warm Cretan welcome, the Velani Country Hotel is a top choice for those looking for an authentic countryside break".

Set on a hillside of the Lagada valley, the breathtaking views are a big part of its appeal.  The estate covers 3 .5 hectares and is surrounded by a number of protected tree and flower species, with olive groves stretching down the valley. Its location is lovely- well..
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Enagron Ecotourism Village
in Axos
Our Opinion: “Situated at the foothills of Mount Psiloritis in Axos and surrounded by beautiful olive groves and vineyards, the Enagron Ecotourism Village combine comfortable olde worlde apartments, delicious organic food and views to die for. Stay at the Enagron Ecotourism village and experience the real Crete – a dream holiday for nature lovers and foodies!”

Just above the springs of Mylopotamos, the magnificent landscape surrounding Enagron is simply stunning no matter what time of year..
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some of our recommended apartments & studios...

Saradari Apartments
in Hersonissos
Our Opinion: “The Saradari Apartments epitomize the typical Greek holiday. White washed apartments, gardens overflowing with colourful plants, hosts that treat you as if you’re family and days relaxing by the pool or swimming in crystal clear waters of the nearby beach. Sounds good enough to start packing now?”

First off, the atmosphere at the Saradari Apartments is laid back and friendly. The family run apartments have many repeaters who just can’t get enough of this place and we can..
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Latania Studios & Apartments
in Stalis
Our Opinion: "Situated in a fantastic central position in the heart of Stalis and just minutes from a lovely sandy beach, the Latania Studios and Apartments have a lot going for them. Well equipped, comfortable studios and apartments set around an attractive pool and sweet smelling mature gardens. It’s not by chance that they won a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor in 2013!

The Latania complex consists of studios accommodating from two up to four persons and apartments with..
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