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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The one positive thing about this hotel is location- it is right on the beach front line. This part of the beach is in my opinion the best on the whole coast from Rethymnon to Skaleta. It is the only possible reason why you could choose this hotel. Otherwise, the hotel makes an awful impression once you step in your... More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

After choosing to leave our previous hotel due to a bad experience with the hotel management we booked Creta in a bit of a panic! Choosing Creta was the best descision we could have made. We received a warm welcome even though we later found out that the previous hotel had contacted the manager and warned him about us!!! We... More 

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Thank Charlotte J
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

great experience. Everything was really cool. the room is very comfortable and clean. the staff is very friendly and helpful. i hope you all get there. dont miss it its really good. last but not least the food was very nice

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Thank mariaorf81
Moscow, Russia
1 review
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Me and my husband stayed in this hotel from 27/6 till 7/7 of this year! About the Hotel very good and polite staff good quality food not a big variety of stuff but very tasty always.Very quiet during the night hours! Awesome location just 50 meters from the sea! A lot of Touristic shops around and traditional greek taverna!

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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

It's a nice hotel , well localized, with friendly staff. All of them speed russian. About food I can only say that it's tasty but you don't have a big choice. There are no fruits (*just at lunch). If you want to travel cheep -it's a good choice. Been there from 15.06.2016-19.06.2016.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Though Creta Residence was not a 5-Star Resort, it was a good property that was steps from the ocean. The hotel manager and the cleaning staff were VERY friendly during our weeklong stay! They were wonderful and accommodating...even with the language barrier. Our room had 3 twin beds, scratchy sheets, a very dingy shower curtain, and a shower that had... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

The worse hotel ever.Dirty badroom, kitchen and restaurant dirty and smells horribly.Poor choice of food.Food cold.Drinks in plastic, not glas.Manager not friendly.Wifi doesnt work.Dirty windows,carpets...just everything.Better to book some apartment in near area and choose restaurants and bars around- they are a lot there.Will be cheaper and more comfortable.We are very disapointed about Creta Residence.

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

The hotel is not anything like the pictures. It's VERY old and hasn't been renovated in many years.. I would not characterize this as a 3 star hotel at all. More like a 1 star hotel. The room was very small and the bed was below standard. We had to put towels to lie on because the madras was so... More 

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Thank Jesper H
Chisinau, Moldova
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Good hotel for the money we paid, 399 euro for airplane flight, accommodation and all inclusive food for 7 days, can't complain. Range of food poor but we ate out in the evening. Room had everything needed, air conditioning working, hot water and every day cleaning. Very close to the beach :), also close to Rethimno town. Recommend it for... More 

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Thank Aliona_MD
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 August 2015

summing it up all was a bad experience service and hygiene was really poor didn't fill welcomed at all. without seeming like I'm going on would I stay there again not a chance. I am a believer off making the most of things but every time we tried there was something else

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Creta Residence

Address: Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon > Platanias
Price Range: $80 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Creta Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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Creta Residence Hotel Platanias
Creta Residence Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete - Platanias
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“Get a room with views of the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Buttercup225, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“You can go to the hotel next door for a nicer pool :)”
 of 5 bubbles 460jesperh, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“second level rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles Aliona_MD, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“it is preferable to stay near the hotel's beach”
 of 5 bubbles MARIAMADALENA8, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“1st floor rooms better!”
 of 5 bubbles 590elenik, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
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