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Santa Marina Resort

Papandreou Andrea, Amoudara, Crete 71414 Greece
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#8 of 37 hotels in Amoudara
Santa Marina Resort is located directly on the long and sandy beach of Amoudara (which is also the name of the nearby lively village), only 5 kms away from Heraklion (the largest city and the administrative capital of Crete and only a few minutes away from famous archaeological sites (like Knossos) and landscapes of natural beauty. With 208 rooms, bungalows and suites - that make up the three-story main building and 4 bungalow complexes - our hotel offers all the comforts necessary for an enjoyable accommodation and a memorable summer vacation, while our restaurant offers a huge variety of culinary delights, including Greek and Cretan cuisine and daily specials.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Banquet room
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
French, Greek


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Grade: 37 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
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Monika Comeaux wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions
The staff is friendly but the facility is extremely run down. Rust, stains etc. It reminded me of any Motel 8 in America. Seeing the professional mattress cleaning certificates in the room made me worried. The lock to the room did not work well, took 10 min each time yo turn the key. I stayed in a 5 star facility in Malta 4 weeks ago and this four star should be a 2 star...
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Katie P wrote a review Sep 2021
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom94 contributions28 helpful votes
We found the hotel had a really laid back, relaxing vibe. Very welcoming of guests from different nationalities though they rarely get English guests (not sure why as its a gorgeous hotel!). The hotel managed Covid regulations well and guests and staff adhered to the rules, we felt very safe during our stay. Good Points - Food was fantastic, lots of choice and great quality, food tasted very fresh and would be regularly topped up during service times. We particularly liked the selection at breakfast. And the options of seating areas were great, with either a view of the pool and gardens or sitting under a canopy of trees. - Plenty of sunbeds all through the day and lots of choice throughout the grounds of the hotel - Lovely gardens and facilities, we used the tennis court which is nice and secluded and also mini golf - Staff were very friendly and resolved a problem with our room on the first night right away. A special mention to waitress Maria who made an effort to speak o everyone each day. - There were never any queues for the bars at day or night and drinks measures are huge! I had to ask for small gin each time. - Flight home was at 22:00 and we were offered late checkout until 18:00 for 30Euros which I thought was a bargain! Negative points - Bathrooms could do with an update, they are a bit depressing against the lovely yellow rooms - My biggest issue - Beds are all singles! When pushed together there is still a 15cm gap due to the wooden bedframes. Overall, lovely hotel and would gladly return. I used to hate the idea of All Inclusive hotels but Santa Marina has totally changed my mind. It is deserving of its 4* rating and I'm sure with a few updates it could reach 5*
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms in main building are much nicer.
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Hanqueror wrote a review Sep 2021
Aalborg, Denmark27 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the most amazing and romantic hotel I have ever stayed at. I should know, I've traveled the world. I'm the sort of person who live for traveling but still long for home. This time was different! The waves crashing almost on your head, from the balcony, the cicadas in the trees a view to die for. What more do you want? I'll tell you: you would want the staff of this hotel... Never have I felt so welcome. They are kind, attentive and helpful above and beyond. They really take pride in their job and at the same time they make you feel like family. We loved every single one of them and had I been a milionair I would have shown my appreciation in full! But what I can do is urge you to visit this fantastic hotel and its sublime staff. Furthermore, the roomservice and food is fantastic, so what are you waiting for??? Kind regards Harald and Hanne
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Roman R wrote a review Sep 2021
Trencin, Slovakia5 contributions
We stayed at the hotel for a week. It’s a pleasant beach hotel located in a beautiful subtropical garden. Guests were mainly French and so was the animation. Staff were nice and the blue flag beach mostly sandy with small stones was clean. The sea was crystal clear, however not really suitable for small children. The highlight of our stay was dining - food was excellent and service in the restaurant perfect thanks to always nice and smiling Maria in outdoor space under the trees.The only negative was the location of our room that caused decreased quality of sleep. We booked a sea view one and it was right above the bar terrace, where it was really noisy until 1 a.m. So if you are an early bird and aren’t used to stay up late, make sure you ask for a quiet bungalow.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Giulia I wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions
First time visiting Greece and it was amazing! Elodie was very nice, she was kind to us the whole stay and she presented us the spa offers nicely, in English, because we don’t speak Greek. Great experience and great staff! Hope we’ll be back next summer.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$60 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAmoudara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Santa Marina Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Santa Marina Resort?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Local Art and Agricultural History (0.9 km), Kurelu (0.6 km), and Alli Fasi (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Santa Marina Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Santa Marina Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Santa Marina Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Santa Marina Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Santa Marina Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aris Katerina, Taverna Mitato, and Kasaoulio.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Santa Marina Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Santa Marina Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Santa Marina Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Santa Marina Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Santa Marina Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (7.0 km), Castello del Molo (Koules) (3.6 km), and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (3.0 km).
Does Santa Marina Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.