This All Inclusive beach hotel, operated by Atlantica, combines a family-friendly set-up with luxury standards.
Things revolve around the pool scene at the TUI Family Life Creta Paradise by Atlantica. It counts off a couple of pools, two pool bars and a spacious terrace that leaves lots of room for al fresco activities.
A long sand-and-shingle beach and large rooms give families plenty of elbow room. And the village layout just adds to the really spacious feel.
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- Buildings: 2, main building and Olympus building with smaller buildings around the complex
TUI FAMILY LIFE
Family moments together
- Spacious rooms designed with families in mind
- Restaurants offering family-friendly buffets and sharing dishes
- Facilities for adults from the BabyLounge to Thea’s Coffee Shop
- BabyClub, age-specific kids’ clubs and The Hangout for teens
- A variety of sports, games and Les Mills fitness classes
- A professional evening programme of games and shows for all generations
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00. Ice-cream, hot and cold snacks.
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Quiet outdoor pool
This rectangular pool is in the Olympus area. It's framed by sunbeds and a large terrace. Pool towels are available too.
You'll have plenty of space to swim in this spacious, abstract-shaped number. With sunbeds, parasols and pool towels available.
Kids’ Club by TUI Family Life for 3 to 11 year olds
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, our Kids’ Clubs offer two hours of activities, six days a week. To ensure all activities suit your little and not-so-little ones, we’ve split the Clubs into age groups and tailored the activities for each. There’s Bamse Club for 3 to 5 year-olds, @611 Club for 6 to 11-year olds, and all sessions are themed so fun is guaranteed. We’ve also introduced The Hangout - where teens from 12 to 15 can chill out and relax in their own space. Nearly all our Kids’ Clubs are free, with evening activities available at a small charge. For your peace of mind, all of our Kids Club team are trained to UK standards and have undergone relevant checks.
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Double Room with Inland View and Balcony or Terrace
Double rooms have space for up to 2 with a double bed and a sofa-bed. You'll also have free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV, tea and coffee facilities and a mini-fridge.
Family Suite with Private Pool and Balcony or Terrace
This warm and inviting family suite is designed with comfort and style in mind. There’s room for up to 4, with 2 extra beds in the double bedroom. You’ll find a balcony or terrace, and for an added piece of luxury, there’s a private pool.
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Here right now!
Thought I would do a mid trip review, we have been here now 4days and we are blown away by this hotel and how good it really is. We was worried before coming that we wouldn't get the private pool we had booked or the food would be poor etc all the stuff you read in reviews but really none of that is true. On arrival we had our bags taken to 3511 our suite with its own private pool. The pool is amazing if not a little deep at 1.20 metres for our 7 year old but this shouldn't put you off. The rooms are huge and of a high quality. The pool is of a decent size and clean, the food is of high quality and the service is 5*. We will review further after our trip but if you're due out here soon you will have a great time.More
We don't think that this is 4*, Thomson don't care for us we had somebody enter our room and whilst we was sleeping went through our belongings. When we notified the rep and the hotel,it was as if the didn't believe us. We have asked for a room change or change of Hotel. Thomson and the reps are not very helpfull we felt worried and so unsafe we wanted to return home and again Thomson and the reps was helpful. Yes we do have insurance but that won't replace our children and we will not put them at risk. Neither the Hotel or Thomson understood the fear we had staying in this room when somebody has entered a locked room while we was sleeping. Please be very careful.More
Ok, doesnt have that extra
I can understand why the staff feel distant and unpersonal. I can understand why the cleaning of the rooms take time, and why the cleaningcrew show up at irregular times. Its a big hotel with alot of families as guests. And the consequence is that the staff doesnt have the time. Food: All in all i have to give the food 4/5. There is something for everyone. I just wished they would have used more spices in some of the dishes. Livingqarters: Ok, the basics really. We had a room with a pool that we shared with 4 other families and it got crowded. The complex is to big for me/us. And the next time we visit crete we are going for a smaller hotel. More
Lovely family holiday
Got back a couple of weeks ago, had an excellent 2 weeks holiday at the Creta Paradise, the hotel staff are first class and very friendly and nothings to much trouble, the foods good and everywhere is spotless, We took our 18 month grandson with us and he had a ball, he's only just coming down now, I'd like to say a special thank you to the kids club reps, the chuckle sisters Charlie and Megan and Vendela and of coarse Emily and Sarah and all the rest of the girls who's name i've not mentioned, you made Killians holiday and ours too xxMore
Barry M, 186356
An enjoyable break in challenging circumstances
Being the bemused parents of a 14 year old teenager who largely behaves like a 35 year old I approached this "family life" holiday with some trepidation thinking I had made a hideous mistake as we didn't need or want entertainment or activities. My reasons for choosing this hotel were 1: I loved the look of Crete and hoped to see some of the island 2: I wanted a swim up pool (quite challenging to find availability on the TUI site) and 3: the flights and transfer times were better that my other, more expensive, option in Rhodes. I was very ill on the flight over to Crete, vomiting on take off and during the flight initially I thought it was my first ever full blown migraine but realising, as I continued to be ill over the next couple of days, that I had contracted food poisoning prior to arrival. Book in was efficient and the welcome drink, I had a bottle of water, was a godsend to me - my son and husband had no drinks or snacks as they just wanted to get me into our room as quickly as possible. I had a few rough days where I just slept and ate very little but on the first day I actually felt properly hungry the restaurant was extremely busy and I was very tired and weak. As my (taller than us) teenager is quiet, mealtimes conversations are more likely to be about rock formations or the effect of the industrial revolution on moth colours, we sat right at the edge of the largely empty adult section with his back to the area, previously when tables were in short supply in the main area we were given permission to do this. After my son and I got our food the waitress came over and asked us to move, I pointed out that there was always another family with a teenager there and we had previously been told it was ok. The waitress was lovely, very apologetic and got her manager, also lovely, who said "yes I know it's family life, but some people complain" he didn't move us and the waitress went off to talk to the couple who had obviously complained (we subsequently realised they were on holiday with a big mixed age group but obviously didn't want to share mealtimes with them!) I was unable to eat anything again that night as I was stressed, upset and very nearly tearful. Amusingly we sat closer to them the next morning whilst in the "family" section (they were at "their" adult table) and I may have been tempted to run with that mischief, with a big smile, for the rest of the holiday had I not been so ill. The hotel really is much nicer than the promotional videos on YouTube suggest, the maids are brilliant, rooms and common areas are kept spotlessly clean and they appeared to have fun prominently positioning my son's stuffed lamb (from the lake district) on his bed every day. Our bed was comfortable but our son said his was not the best he had slept on. Bathroom was a good size, decent hairdryer and a great lighted make up mirror, multi jet shower was good although getting in and out of the deep bath could be challenging for some. The fridge was useful for water and lunch. We had a swim up family room with inland view and a lot of the terraces did not get sun until later in the day - a number of people pulled their sunbeds onto the sunny grass area at the other side of the pool. The bathroom was by the room entrance and sofas/teen bed were the area you walked into with a frosted glass partition (not full height) leading to the double bedroom which looked out onto the terrace and pool. For US it would have worked better with our room in the entrance closer to the aircon and bathroom, we like it colder than our son and I walked into the divider a few times at night trying to find the bathroom. The corridors are very echoey, lots of excited loud small children and suitcases rolling in and out so a good idea to pack ear plugs if you are a light sleeper, we had a lot of annoying mischief doorbell ringing too. A lovely mix of people around our pool, mostly with younger children - even if I had been well I don't think we would have used the main pool, where I understand the staff were attempting to stop sunbed reserving with limited success. The closest bar to our room was mere minutes away near a nice small communal pool and did salads, pasta, cakes and ice cream - my son highly recommends the banana ice cream and hello kitty cocktails...although he was not as keen on its name!! The cocktails, particularly my favourite blue ouzo one are very strong (I'd be happy for them to be weaker!) My chaps tell me the food was nice, I enjoyed what I had but was never really well enough to do it justice - the corn rolls are lovely and I enjoyed the pancakes with fruit and nutella, I probably enjoyed breakfast the most although getting my essential pot of coffee was often challenging, there didn't appear to be any system to supply tables, it was a bit hit and miss. The Apple pastries were lovely but more Baklava would have been nice, we stayed at LTI Louis Grand in Corfu and theirs was wonderful. Husband was pleased that long trousers were not insisted upon in the evening, smart shorts appeared to be fine. Just one suggestion, it would be nice if the water bottle in the room were replaced when finished - it is a false economy not to do this as every time we went to the bar for a water refill we got a cocktail "while we were there" I primarily drink water during the day and, having been ill, I needed a "fresh" bottle..plus I noticed people actually touching the water outlet with bottles they were drinking from (hideously unhygenic) We are not cat lovers, I really don't like them, but we were adopted from day one by a very enterprising small black mummy cat - please be kind to her if she decides to say hello to you she really is a very sweet girl and I never thought I'd say that! I think we will be back, ideally for longer, as we had a nice time in challenging circumstances and I'd REALLY like to see what looks like a beautiful island. For anyone interested in wildlife, our neighbours told us that if you get up early enough you may be able to see the conservationists trying to encourage hatched baby turtles into the sea...maybe next time for us.More
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