A little oasis of calm greenery and pink bougainvillaea, the picturesque Horizon Beach Hotel in Stalis, Crete, is within easy reach of the resort’s many attractions. Its privileged location overlooks the sweep of the bay and terraces in both the main bar and restaurant offer stunning views – a new splash park, the two swimming pools, snack bar and playground also occupy elevated spots to take advantage of the panorama.
For those who can’t wait to reach the beach once on their Greek Island holiday, there’s a wooden diving platform directly into the Aegean for a swim, or why not try snorkelling?
From the hotel, a scenic coastal path runs into the resort of Stalis, which offers a variety of watersports, from jet skis to banana boats and pedalos and, although in a peaceful location, it is within 3km of Malia and Hersonissos, which offer vibrant nightlife.
When it comes to dining, the Crown Restaurant features a choice of international and local buffet cuisine, including vegetarian dishes and theme nights, with all-inclusive packages available, and the weekly Greek entertainment evening never fails to have the guests dancing.
The Horizon Beach Hotel, which prides itself on friendly, helpful service from the staff, also has a large, air-conditioned lounge, a children’s pool and playground to entertain younger guests, and pretty ponds in the lovely gardens. The striking white of the architecture is complemented by the cool decoration of the clean, spacious rooms where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of the cicadas before beginning another perfect day on your Crete holiday.
Olympic Rating: 3 Star Plus
Official Rating: 4 Star
Twin Room Side Sea or Inland View sleeping up to 3 persons. All the rooms are decorated in earthy shades and feature a balcony overlooking partial side sea view or inland. The rooms feature air conditioning, bathroom with bathtub or shower, satellite TV, telephone, refrigerator, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box (payable locally) and wifi (payable locally).
One bedroom Family room sleeping up to 4 people are also available with the same facilities as the Twin room side sea or inland view.
Superior Double Side Sea View sleeping up to 2 person. These rooms have been designed with earthy colours and feature one double bed or two single beds, All rooms have a balcony with partial sea view. All the other facilities are the same as the twin room side sea or inland view.
Please note that the hotel facilities are located within the main complex, however, the rooms will be allocated in one of the many hotel buildings.
Meals: Breakfast buffet served from 07.30-10:00 in the Crown Restaurant, offering a wide range of choices. Lunch buffet served 12.30-14.30 in the Crown Restaurant offering a wide range of choices including salads and lighter meals. Dinner buffet served 19.00-21.30 in the Crown Restaurant offering a choice of international and local dishes, with vegetarian dishes available and theme nights.
Snacks and small buffet with Greek cuisine are available at the hotel Pool/Snack Bar from 12.00-16.00. Afternoon tea, coffee and cookies are served from 12.00-18.00. Ice cream by the scoop is available (during meals only).
Drinks: Include alcoholic house brand beer, wine, ouzo, local brandy, raki, local rum, vodka & gin, soft drinks and hot beverages (tea and coffee) available from all bars from 11.00-23:00. During meals house wine, beer, soft drinks and water are served.