Our opinion: Luxury, serenity and stunning views are what the Sea Side Resort & Spa is all about.
If you are seeking the ultimate in holiday luxury in the Aegean, call off the search. The Sea Side Resort & Spa resembles a 21st century take on ancient Greece, with minimalist clean lines in natural materials. The hotel is wrapped around the headland like a figurehead on the prow of a ship, with views out over the sea which will take your breath away.
There is no shortage of cool, turquoise pools either, with one for active swimming, another for children and splashy fun, and yet another, with Jacuzzi, expressly for relaxation at the upper level with panoramic views to enhance the experience. Yet another is in the spa where massage and beauty treatments are available and equipment to maintain your fitness regime. Exercise and yoga classes also take place in the open air and, if you¿re feeling competitive, tennis, basket ball and volley ball games are on the agenda.
The main restaurant includes a stunning, large veranda overlooking the Gulf of Mononaftis. Here buffets are spread for the three meals of the day. Local cuisine and international dishes are served, with entertaining cookery demonstrations scheduled in too. With three bars to choose from, two poolside, you'll be able to ring the changes for morning coffee, afternoon tea and evening cocktails before selecting your favourite spot. Among the best that Crete has to offer, the hotel is in a quiet area 18 kms west of Heraklion city centre and just 80 metres from the beach of Mononaftis.
- 24 hr reception
- Main theme restaurant with large terrace
- Main bar
- 2 Pool bar(s)
- Lobby and panoramic sea view
- TV satellite Room
- Sunbeds and umbrellas available around the pool
- Room service (payable locally)
- Laundry service (payable locally)
- Internet access (payable locally).
- Swimming pool
- Spa centre (spa treatment are payable locally)
- Table tennis
- Billiards & video games (payable locally)
- Mononaftis only 80 met from the hotel offers a small variety of water sports & sun beds and umbrellas available (payable locally).
- Children's pool
- Highchairs available on request
- Cots available on request.
Twin bedded sleep 2/2 person with air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom with bath or shower, safety deposit box (payable locally), hairdryer, coffee making facilities and a balcony or terrace with table & chairs with inland view. Other room types available at a supplement: Superior double room sleep 2/3 with sea view, Superior room sleep 2/3 with shared pool, Junior suite sleep 2/3 with sea view, Suite with private pool sleep 2/3, Maisonette sleep 2/4 with sea view & Single room with inland view.
- Six days light international animation program during the day.
Main restaurant with large veranda overlooking the Gulf of Mononaftis for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet with choices of Greek and international cuisine and show cooking.
- Facts and Figures
- Accommodation Type: Hotel
- Accommodation Code: 30742
- Rooms: 246
- Official Rating: 5 Star
- Special Features
- Own Pool
Meals: Early continental breakfast (05:00-07:30), buffet breakfast (07:30-10:00), Sunday brunch (08:00-10:00) and lunch (12:30-14:30) available from the Veranda main restaurant. Lunch is also available from the Snack Bar (12:00-15:00). Dinner (19:00-21:30) consists of seven different theme nights at the Veranda Main restaurant. Nights include: Fish night, Cretan night, Italian night, International night, Mexican night, Gala night and Greek night. Buffet includes theme cuisine (according to night), different salads, cold and hot starters, fruits and pastries. The a la carte restaurant id the Chinese restaurant (19:00-21:30). Snacks available from the Pool Bar Pelagos (11:00-17:00). Drinks: 'Pelagos' pool bar (10:00-18:00), 'Thalassa' pool bar (11:00-01:00) and 'Panorama' main bar (18:00-01:00) serve a range of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Drinks available in 'All Inclusive' are available from 10:00-23:00. Entertainment & Activities: Tennis court, rackets and ball, outdoor jacuzzi, fitness centre, aerobics and water aerobics, gymnastics, darts, water polo, volley ball, basketball, table tennis. Activities and sport games during the day and light entertainment during the night.