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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Free sparkling wine, flowers and bathrobes upon arrival for junior suite guests.
Free sparkling wine and flowers for anniversaries and honeymooners.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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.
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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. There's a dress code here, and gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers.
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.
The poolside pergola restaurant deals in authentic Greek fare. There's a dress code here - men need to wear full-length trousers in the evening. Open mid May to mid October.
Rooms► View all
Twin rooms are contemporary in style, with a warm, inviting colour scheme. They have space for two with large patio doors that flood the room with light.
Junior suites are sophisticated in style with natural colours and luxury furnishings. They sleep up to four, with a king-size canopy bed, scattered with earthy-tone cushions. Plus, there's an open-plan sitting area that leads onto a furnished terrace or balcony.
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Very nice hotel
We had a beautifull Bungalow directly At the Beach! Never had auch a relaxt holidays!... Food iS great and for everybody Something!!! I also enjoyed The open air spa.... Have a trip to The right cost only 6 km Small Harbour called Sissi! And The next bay next to it also very relaxed and cute! More
beerhimm, Frankfurt, Germany
I never thought that this hotel will impress me so much! It was simply great! Calm, beautiful, clean, friendly environment, helpful staff, relaxed people... I will definitely come back there because this hotel was a perfect choice for my vacation!More
izentrope, Vilnius, Lithuania
An oasis in a sea of tourist hotels
We picked this hotel from the "Small & Friendly" range of Thomsons as we wanted a quiet relaxing break. Given its distance from the noisy bustle of Malia with its clubs & bars this was ideal. The layout of the grounds is excellent, with attractive, well cared for gardens, a private beach, pools & beach bar. For sun seekers there is no shortage of loungers either on the beach or in the gardens (which we prefered) The theme nights in the restaurant make for an interesting diversion and the special, gastronomic evenings give the chefs opportunity to show off their skills. Normally we would chose to stay B&B and find our own evening meals at local restaurants, but given the distance to the nearest small towns we stayed half board. We could not fault the food in the buffet restaurant both for variety and quality, in the speciality restaurant it was equally as good but for us perhaps a little too much, especially the lobster dinner! The pool view room that we had was of a reasonable size and kept very clean, with room and beach towels changed as often as you needed them. Access from the airport is good with a journey time of about 35 minutes. To really appreciate the area a hire car is a must but beware of death wish tourists on quad bikes and scooters! Now for some down sides! The beds are EXTREMELY hard and we had to resort to using extra bedding under the sheets to try and soften them some. The rooms are described both by the hotel and Thomsons as being in "Bungalows" - In my dictionary a bungalow is a single storey building. However they are in fact two storey buildings and while the upper floor does have a pool view it does NOT have direct pool access. This is not clear in any of the descriptions both by Thomsons or the hotel. It came as something of a disappointment to find we were on an upper floor having paid a considerable amount to upgrade from a garden view room. We were fortunate with the weather apart from one day which was too wet & windy to do anything but sit in the room. While there was a TV, the only English speaking channels were BBC world news or CNN news. If you were German/French/Spanish speaking there was rather more choice! I would still recommend the hotel if you wanted a quiet place to stay with reasonable access to the airport, Malia and most of the eastern end of Crete.More
A good choice for a relaxing summer holiday
My key words for this hotel are: Nice pools, beautiful gardens, a clean and not too crowded beach, clean rooms and friendly staff. As a minor downside: Particularly the rooms are not luxurious but rather standard. We stayed first in a garden view room facing the hotel playground which our 3 yr old loved. After a few nights we moved to a pool front room, which we all loved :) The direct access to the pool, lovely sunbeds in front of the own room and the proximity to the beach... what more could we hope for. One more thing to mention: The sandy beach had soft sand but you needed to watch your step due to the bedrock sticking out here and there.More
SandalGal, Espoo, Finland
our 40th wedding anniversary treat
Perhaps might be too quiet for some couples and limited access to night life , but my wife and I found both the hotel and setting and surroundings perfect for that total chill out holiday we required.The hotel itself is spotless and the staff attentive at all times ,the beach being so close to the premises was also a big bonus. There is a wide range of well cooked and prepared food available at all meal times, The setting and gardens are a pleasure to behold .I have no hesitation therefore in recommending this hotel for people who insist on good service and excellent facilitiesMore
alan u, Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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