Hotel Cretan Park  

This beachside hotel comes with a stylish pool and a lazy river. There’s plenty in the way of entertainment, too.

The Cretan Park has a sandy beach on one side and rolling countryside on the other. Its gardens are home to a big pool, and there’s a lazy river, too. Tennis and wine tasting top the daytime list of things to do.

Besides the main buffet restaurant, there are Greek and Italian à la cartes. After dinner, the hotel puts on live shows. Plus, Malia’s 24-hour party scene is just a 20-minute walk away.

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Based On 325 reviews

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    A Class
  • 13Buildings
  • 2Floors
  • 204Rooms


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Wine and Flowers Offer

Free sparkling wine, flowers and bathrobes upon arrival for junior suite guests.

Free sparkling wine and flowers for anniversaries and honeymooners.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Full board with a choice of restaurants - buffet, Italian and traditional Greek, with a weekly special evening.  Selection of local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.15-01.00.  Snacks at set times.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Buffet restaurant

Breakfast is an American buffet until 10am, with a late session offering Continental breakfast until 10.30am. Dinner time offers all sorts of starters, salads and mains. Plus show-cooking, and a selection of cheeses and desserts. If you're Half or Full Board, you'll have the option of experiencing 2 of 4 themed evenings including Greek, Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. All other themed evenings are offered at an additional charge.

Outdoor pool

This curvy number winds its way round palm trees and well-kept lawns. There's an adjoining bar to keep you refreshed throughout the day.

Greek Taverna

The poolside pergola restaurant deals in authentic Greek fare. Open mid May to mid October.

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bungalow with garden view and balcony or terrace

These bungalows feature calm, simple colours with comfortable furnishings. You'll have a balcony or terrace outside providing scenic views of the gardens. Inside you'll be able to keep your room cool using the air-conditioning and you'll also have access to free Wi-Fi. Satellite TV is available too.

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All completely perfect...

My family and I have visited this hotel now four times. The people are lovely, the food is great, it's comfy, clean, relaxing and you can stay in 'bungalows' on the beach, or elsewhere around the hotel. And, although it is only a car ride to Malia, it resembles the town and its night life...not at all.....and that's what we love..More

carolroyle, 186338


Met expectations. 25 minute walk to Old Malia. Hotel gardens extensive & well-tended. Beach (sandy) adjacent to hotel gardens. Stayed on half-board basis & associated buffet meals offered in main restaurant satisfactory. A change of room undertaken with no quibbles. "Cats Café" O.K. - a few cats in the dining areas not O.K. Pleasing personnel - in particular : Chris - Beach Superintendant & Lifeguard (security conscious & thoughtful); Demi - Senior Receptionist (efficient & Professional); Eva - main restaurant Personnel Supervisor (thoughtful, efficient & a very nice lady) + Ludo - Sports Animator (knows how to organize and "handle" clients). Overall Cretan Malia Park Hotel made a significant contribution to our enjoyable 10-day stay in Crete.More


Been there 13 times now, and every time has been wonderful.

It's not only the beautiful gardens, the comfortable rooms and the pools like a warm bath, the view from the Pergola restaurant over the sea as you eat a light lunch cooked on the barbeque, it's the friendliness and efficiency of the staff that makes this holiday great. The garden tour on Wednesday by Dimitria and the Head Gardener - they are rightly proud of the olive trees, the cactus garden, the three types of palm tree, and the mature beauty of the rare sea daffodils on their private beach. The rooms are very comfortable and to wake up to the gentle sound of waves breaking on the beach, with the sun shining through the trees outside the sliding door, then sitting outside on the patio with a coffee, there's no better way to start the day. Cretan Malia Park is - thank goodness - far enough away from Malia town that it is a haven of peace and relaxation, but Malia Old Town is a 30 minute walk away and worth a visit for the traditional tavernas, as a change from the fantastic food served in the hotel restaurant. Don't expect to lose weight at Cretan Malia Park, the food is varied and superb.More

Gerald H, 528774

Excellent in all respects

I've just returned from my fifth stay at this hotel. Hotel, staff, gardens, beach, pools, entertainment, food, cats, everything really ... fantastic! I would recommend upgrading to a pool, garden or VIP room - well worth the extra £. The only negative was the Spa people who were a bit pushy when trying to sell massages, and then trying to up-sell more.More

mopsmith, 186356

A wonderful two week summer holiday

My wife and I have tried lots of hotels in lots of different holiday destinations and yet we always seem to gravitate back to the Cretan Malia Park. This summer was the 5th time that we have chosen it for our main two week summer holiday. Some of the reasons are as follows:- the management and the staff are wonderful, always polite,cheerful and extremely helpful, The gardens around the hotel and the swimming pools are an absolute delight. A great asset is the availability of sun beds, so no matter what time you get up, or return from a trip away from the hotel, there are always lots vacant.The main restaurant has had a tasteful make over, since we were last there. We thought that the food, especially the breakfast, was very good. We do however agree with some of the comments made in other reviews in respect of the bathrooms. Also in our particular case, our air conditioning unit could not get the temperature down much below 24 degrees centigrade, but as we spend the majority of our time out of the room, on the hotel's beach, or in the beautiful gardens, these two minor issues do not effect our overall rating of this really lovely hotel. Our personal thanks go to the fantastic management team and the wonderful staff.More


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