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Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort

S. Giannikakis S.A., Fodhele, Crete 715 00 Greece
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
A care-free heaven waits 25 km west of Heraklion Airport. Carved into the cliffside, overlooking the sea, sits Fodele Beach & Water Park Resort. Island bungalows rise next to beautiful gardens. 412 guestrooms reflect centuries of style and culture. With the beach at your feet, vivid views all around, you’ll feel at home as soon as you arrive. Relax with a full body massage or stress-reducing treatment. Dig into unforgettable dining experiences inspired by the world’s great culinary capitals. See the scenery on two wheels or let time fly by on the basketball, tennis and archery courts. While you're at it, why not chill under our gazebos with a cocktail in hand or kick up your feet on our Balinese beach beds? You can also enjoy the gym, scuba club, three swimming pools and recreational sports at your leisure. And don’t miss our water park for the wettest and wildest thrills in Crete. With slides, rides, kids' animation, a windmill snack bar and 950 sq. m. of dazzling poo
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Mini golf
Tennis court
Water park
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Russian, German, Greek
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Linda F wrote a review Yesterday
Derry, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
we were at this hotel for a week it is amazing food and drinks are top quality staff are so happy and nothing is a bother the bar staff throughout the hotel are lovely the hotel is so clean rooms are cleaned daily and are so modern we are looking at booking again for next year town is 25 minutes away there is a bus stop outside hotel takes you right into the center at a cost of 2.70 euros each
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: i had room 646 it is at the top of hill next to water park the room was beautiful with great views
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Response from Marketing Team, Άλλο at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Responded today
Dear Linda, there is no greater reward for us than to know that your experience in Fodele Beach Hotel was an unforgettable one! We extend our utmost appreciation for your kind words on the spotless quality of our resort, amenities and especially our service as we try our best to meet the personal needs of each guest. We will forward your kind comments to all our team and looking forward to welcoming you back in the future! Warmest regards
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Andrewprod wrote a review 12 Oct
8 contributions
Here for two weeks for the ACO chess tournament (same as in 2019). Another wonderful stay. We had the same room (607) as previously, and it's perfect for us; a little way up the hill, which we don't mind, with great views from the balcony. The staff at Fodele are almost universally wonderful. Particular thanks to Maria at the F restaurant drinks station, who kept me fuelled with coffee and lemonade throughout the chess tournament and always with a smile. My wife and I were also amazed by the animation team - the amount of work they do is incredible and their evening shows were genuinely entertaining. Big thanks to Federica and Lucia for the yoga/stretching/Pilates, and who couldn't fail to be impressed by Alessandro - a natural entertainer who had us in stitches during the variety and comedy shows. The food in general was very good, and often excellent. It must be extra difficult for the serving staff in these Covid times to have guests pointing at dishes through perspex. Hopefully things will be more normal when we visit again 🙂 So thanks again to all the staff for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Marketing Team, Άλλο at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Andreus, thank you for staying with us again, we appreciate your loyalty and your continued trust in our hotel! We do our best to make our repeater guests to feel really at home and make us deserving of your loyalty. Your comments for our staff make us really proud as we all put immense effort to make each guest's stay unforgettable. All your kind comments will be shared with all our team. On behalf of everyone at Fodele Beach Hotel we would like to thank you again and looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmest regards
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Alastair A wrote a review 2 Oct
London, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
To all the colleagues at Fodele Beach Hotel, these are the reasons you're wonderful... 1. You work hard. Really hard. 2. Even though you're working really hard, you always smile. 3. You treat every guest as an individual, even though you must meet thousands of guests every year. You remember which drink they like, what they said during yesterday's game of beach volleyball and whether they prefer 8-minute eggs or four-minute ones. 4. You engage in conversations that you've probably had five times today already - about the weather or your working hours or what you do during the winter - but you never show signs of boredom. You stay upbeat and friendly. 5. Because of all these things, you make people a bit happier than they might otherwise be, and putting happiness into the world is a pretty great thing to do. So, I hope you never feel invisible; my partner and I noticed your contribution. I hope you never feel undervalued; we valued everything you did. I hope you're proud of yourselves; you deserve to be. Well done.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Marketing Team, Άλλο at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Alastair, thank you very much for the smashing review regarding your recent stay at Fodele Beach Hotel. We appreciate your comments for our resort, also for our kind staff, and are happy that we have met your expectations. Your review will be shared with the whole team as it represents an excellent incentive for all of us to continue toward our highest mission, ”feel at home away from home”. Looking forward to welcoming you back, hopefully soon! Warmest regards
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agne wrote a review Sep 2021
Vilkija, Lithuania2 contributions
Perfect hotel with always smiling and nice stuff. Everything what you need is there: good food, comfortable room, beach and waterpark. It is clean and tidy everywere. Carring stuff in the beach. Wish to come back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Marketing Team, Άλλο at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Responded 11 Sep 2021
Dear Vilkija, thank you for the 5 star review and compliments of our property. We are very happy to read that you had such an enjoyable time in our resort and your comments for the staff are more than appreciated. All of us are pleased to read that you will be coming back again and look forward to seeing you! Kindest regards
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Bogdan R wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom24 contributions16 helpful votes
Our experience at this hotel was very pleasant with no complaints whatsoever. Before our holiday we've checked some of the reviews here, good and bad but we've decided to go anyway. It was a very good choice. -Room : our room (140) was very modern and stylish. Everything seemed new inside. Good size bathroom and a masive balcony with sea view. - Restaurants: the main restaurant is big and the food is delicious and diverse. The fruit, vegetables were always fresh and everything tasted lovely. We went to one of the "a la carte" restaurants ( Elia) which serves Greek food and it was brilliant. Unfortunately we Didn't book the Italian restaurant in time and missed the chance to try it. - Bars : The staff working in the bars are very professional, polite and always smiling. There is a large choice of cocktails and everything is made with good quality drinks. Good coffee and nice snacks. - Reception : check in /out were quick and efficient, staff is pleasant and polite. We had an issue with the sliding balcony door ( the locking system was not working) which they solved in 10 minutes. - Aqua Park : decent size with 7 or 8 slides. There is a mini golf course right outside. The park is 4 minutes away from reception with the "train" - Animation team : They have pool activities during the day and various shows in the evenings. Also darts, archery and table tennis. The staff are very polite, funny and professional. I would like to mention Alessandro, Nadir and Linda who we've really enjoyed talking to. These people are full of energy and they'll make you laugh for sure. - Beach : good size sandy beach with good water sports selection. We've tried the jetski which was really fun. There is a bar right on the beach. We absolutely recommend this 5* hotel to anyone who wants to really enjoy their holiday.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Marketing Team, Άλλο at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Responded 6 Sep 2021
Dear guest,we wholeheartedly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Fodele Beach Hotel in such great detail. We are extremely happy that you fully enjoyed your stay with us as we put great effort to make each guest’s stay unforgettable. We thank you once more, also for your warm recommendation!Warmest greetings from all our team
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US$171 - US$437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nefeli Bar (5.9 km), Ligaria Beach (6.7 km), and Psaromoura Beach (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Bar Vasilis, O Nikolas, and Taverna Bar Stelios.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German, Russian, and Greek.