69 rooms from £280 per night
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“Luxury resort with lots to offer families with children of all ages, but not overrun by kids. On a long stretch of sandy best close to Rethymnon – Crete's cutest town - Caramel is around an hour from Heraklion and Chania airports.”

“Luxury resort with lots to offer families with children of all ages, but not overrun by kids. On a long stretch of sandy best close to Rethymnon – Crete's cutest town - Caramel is around an hour from Heraklion and Chania airports.”

Hotel Review

The Grecotel group has transformed this former three-star into the Rethymnon area's first true luxury boutique resort. It's a blinder – that's blinding as in 'fabulously stylish' and as in 'dazzlingly white', with blue accents. The sun glimmers off a lagoon-like, seawater relaxation pool, surrounded by palms, that is the hotel's focal point. Around it, suites and villas continue the colour scheme, even down to the specially commissioned floor tiles, bed linens and soft furnishings. Huge walk-in showers, Nespresso machines, wine coolers and hand-carved furniture are among the in-room trimmings. White canvas gazebos provide shade around the pool and on the semi-private sandy beach. Eating and drinking options include brasserie and a la carte restaurants, piano bar, poolside dining. 'Tasty Corner' provides free meals and snacks for kids all day and there are lots of activities for tots, teens and pre-teens.
Recommended for
  • Families
  • With a spa for adults and a kids club complete with boundless activities for children, this is an ideal choice for families
  • Total relaxation
  • Beach Life
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Recommended For

  • Families
  • With a spa for adults and a kids club complete with boundless activities for children, this is an ideal choice for families
  • Other Activities
  • Visit traditional Agreco Farm, with its own organic taverna and petting zoo
  • Sights nearby
  • Just minutes from Rethymno's ancient Venetian Harbour
  • Diving
  • PADI Underwater Diving school
  • Watersports
  • including canoes and pedalos
  • Mountain biking
  • Bikes available at hotel
  • Kayaking
  • Available at hotel beach
  • Windsurfing
  • Available nearby
  • Total relaxation
  • Beach Life
  • Kids Club
  • The hotel has plenty to keep all ages occupied.
  • Gym
  • Join in with aerobics or aqua-aerobics
  • Spa
  • Elixir Spa and ayurvedic treaments
  • Restaurant
  • With dine around option available
  • Child friendly
  • Children's play area
  • Views
  • Cretan sea views.
  • Opulent
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • On the beach
  • Chic
  • Disabled access
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury
  • Family Suites

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor "confetti" pool - Large seawater pool with Jacuzzi, lily-pad designer sun loungers, day beds.
  • Garden
  • Agreco farm is approx a mile away with olive oil press & organic produce.
  • Airport transfer
  • 1hr transfer to Chania Airport. Surcharge applies.
  • Kids Club
  • The hotel has plenty to keep all ages occupied.
  • Gym
  • Join in with aerobics or aqua-aerobics
  • Spa
  • Elixir Spa and ayurvedic treaments
  • Restaurant
  • With dine around option available
  • Child friendly
  • Children's play area
  • Views
  • Cretan sea views.
  • Games room
  • Table tennis area
  • Parking
  • Free parking.
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Outdoor dining
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Bicycle hire
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting Room
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Family Suites
  • Bar

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • Visit traditional Agreco Farm, with its own organic taverna and petting zoo
  • Sights nearby
  • Just minutes from Rethymno's ancient Venetian Harbour
  • Diving
  • PADI Underwater Diving school
  • Watersports
  • including canoes and pedalos
  • Mountain biking
  • Bikes available at hotel
  • Kayaking
  • Available at hotel beach
  • Windsurfing
  • Available nearby

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Originally published by The Times (view article)