Our original Sensatori property brings you everything from sports to spa treatments with a touch of classic Greek style.
The first Sensatori resort, this place paved the way for all the others. The luxurious rooms here range from twins and doubles to family rooms and suites, and most are available with sea views, private pools or swim-up entrances.
Where Sensatori Resort Crete really excels is in the entertainment. It’s the best you’ll find at any Thomson hotel, spanning adults-only comedy nights, shows with West End sparkle, and laid-back live music.
There are seven stylish restaurants showcasing the A to Z of dishes, from stone-grilled steak to Thai delicacies. For children, new wave play comes courtesy of the Crazy Kitchen, Silly Science Lab and water-soaking Sprayground.Read more ››
Breakfast is served in the buffet restaurant, and an adults-only breakfast is available in the Red Saffron Tavern. Lunch is served in the Tex Mex and the buffet restaurant. Dinner is served in the buffet restaurant, Tex Mex, Red Saffron Tavern and Five Flavour Thai Oriental restaurant.
Branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by the glass in all bars in between meals. Draught beer, house wine, soft drinks with meals in the buffet restaurant, Tex Mex, Five Flavour Thai and Red Saffron Tavern.
Sensatori Crete offers Full Board Plus with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Comes complete with buffet stations, a salad bar and a children’s buffet, plus an adults-only seating area during dinner. Gentlemen are asked to wear smart shorts or long trousers, smart polo or tee shirts and closed shoes in the evenings.
A contemporary Greek taverna that also offers buffet meals. When the weather’s nice, food is prepared outdoors on a stone barbecue. During July and August there's an adults-only breakfast. Reservations are required. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers to dinner.
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We traveled with another 2 families, with kids, and enjoyed every minute.
From the pleasant and friendly service, through great swimming pools and very nice, big and clean rooms.
If I have any comments then I would mention that the beach is not amazing, and the free wifi internet connection as well, but needs it over there :-)More
ShifArad, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Loved it, will be back!
We travelled as a family of 4 with 2 boys, ages 7 and 9. It was our first Sensatori Resort and definitely won't be the last.
We like luxury and Sensatori Crete certainly delivered. Previously we've been to a number of the Atlantica Group hotels such as Blue lagoon Village, Kos, Holiday Village Rhodes, Aeneas and Sun Garden, Cyprus.
Arrival - We booked a taxi transfer which was worth every penny, and first impressions, from being greeted at the airport by a Sensatori rep, to Champagne at check in all goes a long way to a memorable start.
Room - We booked a family room with sliding partition as were upgraded to a sea view in block 1000. Very nice view over the pools. The room was very spacious and very clean. I've read reviews that say these rooms are dated, ok they are decorated in dark colours compared to the suites however they still look in great condition. Massive and very comfortable bed in the main room and sofa beds in the partitioned area for the boys. My eldest said it wasn't the most comfortable but he still slept very well every night. During our stay we did manage to get a look at one of the suites in block 8000, these had more storage for 3 people than our room and decoration was lovely tones of white, grey and silver. Noticed a pillow menu so upon return to our room did request a softer pillow and it was delivered within minutes.
The resort - it's a large resort spread over a number of levels. An adult only area and a family area which all worked really well. We spent some time in the adult area when the boys were in the kids club. There is a handy little shop which stocks most things but slight more expensive than the one outside of the hotel across the road.
The pools were a nice temperature and we all spent a lot of time in them. My only wish would be that the water wasn't salty. The boys got used to it but I didn't. The water in the kids splash park isn't salty.
I had a hot stone massage in the Spa which was good value and amazing.
The staff - a great team working around the clock to ensure everyone has the best time. I mailed in advance to try and upgrade our room to a swim up, unfortunately they were all booked but we did get a wonderful sea view room. The restaurant staff were very helpful although very busy, never disappointed us. The barman and the waitress around the family pool were very friendly and remembered my choice of drink on my 3rd visit. Loved the lunchtime treats around the pool which ranged from fruit, donuts and cocktails, really nice touch. Lastly, our housekeeping lady did an amazing job looking after the room.
Food - we ate all meals at the hotel in the buffet as it worked better for the kids. Food was plentiful with lots of variety. Good quality and always hot. We ate out of the hotel a few times too which made a nice change. Didn't notice any queues at the booking machines for other restaurants.
Playhouse kids club - one word - Amazing! Thanks to all the staff who made my boys holiday. They loved every minute they spent in there which was most days. They went off the evening sessions half way through our first week and opted for PlayHouse live entertainment instead. This was held inside which I was initially disappointed with, however, it was so hot outside it was actually nice to be in the aircon.
The adult evening entertainment was a bit late for us with the boys but we could sit on our balcony and listen to it which was nice while the boys slept.
Outside of the hotel - a good bar across from the hotel selling great cocktails, a number of restaurants and bars along the beach (turning left along the beach).
The beach is a bit pebbly at the edge of the sea however very clear and sandy once past the pebbles. We walked along to the little church and just beyond to the sheltered area, some good snorkelling and an average beach, worth a wander.
Board - We booked Full Board Plus which worked well for us, plenty of wine, beer and soft drinks at meal times if you wanted it. My husband is a cider drinker, this never part of the All Inclusive and the hotel bars didn't actually sell cider which was a shame and a bit of lost business for them. I would have a couple of drinks round the pool in the afternoon and we would buy cider, wine and Prosecco quiet cheaply from the shop for balcony drinks while getting ready and while listening to the show.
Cider was from â¬1 to â¬2.60 per bottle, Prosecco around â¬9 a bottle for anyone that is interested.
One thing I missed by not being AI were afternoon snacks. Sometimes we wouldn't be hungry for lunch so skipped it, but by about 3.30-4pm we wanted a snack. Ended up with crisps from the shop however we missed the crepes, waffles and toasties that they had at Blue Lagoon Village. Our boys even used to skip breakfast in favour of a waffle when we were there.
I hear that from next year the hotel will be all AI, I think ice creams and additional snacks other than a readymade salad / sandwich would compliment this offering.
We would never have been able to spendâ¬120 a day which was the cost to upgrade so pleased we stuck with Full Board Plus as it worked for us.
So, lots and lots of positives, struggling to find a negative so there are only be a couple of things I would change if were pushed to come up with something. Freshwater in the pools and less slippery tiles around the wet pool areas.
Overall a fab hotel with a touch of luxury in a quaint little village, we will definitely return and check out other Sensatori hotels.More
travellerBerkshire, Newbury, United Kingdom
The hotel was absolutely 1st class.
We were a family group of six. Ages ranging from retired to 11years old. Our rooms were spacious and beautifully cleaned. We all loved the corner of the bed sheets turned down at night with a sweet placed on it and our towelling shoes placed on a mat beside the bed. Then there were the surprises, an envelope of lavender, a pillow with the words 'Sleep is the best meditation" by the Dalai Lama plus bottle of water beside our bed we were spoilt. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted with a glass of wine and shown by one of the reps to our room, cases already had arrived. At the end of the holiday the organisation of the cases from the hotel, which we didn't see until Bristol was unique! Plus 3 of the Managers were there to say goodbye with bottles of water and a chocolate for our journey.
The hotels food was fantastic. Nothing was too much for the staff to do for you. In the Cretan restaurant they had Greek dancers they encouraged you to joined in but you didn't have to.
The evening entertainment was 1st class such a variety, from West End Shows to guitar and piano playing later in the evenings.
Lastly the Wellbeing Coordinator Emily Gibson and Tom were excellent teachers and wonderfully encouraging. We took part in Archery, Aqua Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Yoga by candle light, with guitar, tennis. Thank you all it was a wonderful holiday we were spoilt to bits.More
arty757, Exeter, United Kingdom
Our wonderful honeymoon
We have just got back off our honeymoon from the sensatori resort Crete and we are so sad it is over. It is a fantastic hotel and we are currently booking sensatori Mexico ,
On arrival we were given a glass of wine and shown to our room, our luggage was taken for us and arrived first which was great, as it was our honeymoon there was champagne in the room and hearts on the bed which credit to the hotel was a lovely touch, the room we had was one with a private pool on the balcony which was about 4m squared so it was a nice size for the two of us, it was cleaned every day too, the room itself was luxurious, clean and modern. The food at the hotel was fantastic and there was loads of choice there are 7 restaurants in total 1 main and 6 you have to book , booking can get taken quite quickly so you'll have to be quick when doing so ,
There are loads of activitys to do at the hotel for adults and kids also the beach is just over the road so there's always something to do, the pools are really nice and clean and big there is always spare sunbeds too!
I don't know how people have given this hotel anything less than 5 stars it is amazing!!!!!
The only thing I wished could be better would be if the hotel had a bit more to do outside of it as the resort was really quiet but that's not a problem it's just I like a walk around a local town of a night.
Again to summarise the hotel truly is 5 stars the staff are all friendly and helpful and we would recommend the sensatori to anyone who asked
Thanks again to all at the hotel
Room 4223 6/8 - 20/8
Mark and Debbie More
walt15, Birmingham, United Kingdom
We are just back from our 5th time at the resort ,and ever year they add more to the hotel .The service is so good all the staff work so hard to make your stay feel special.Our first time in the school hols and the standard was Perfect no waiting for drinks or food .From the moment we walked in we have never had any problem in 5 years so a big thank you to all the staff The rooms are very clean and the maids work hard to make sure they stay that way and always asking if you need or want anything
.At meal times your shown to your table with a smile and a very warm welcome ,A big thank you to ,Chrysa she is always so happy,So much choice and all the food no matter where you eat is always spot on,you wont keep to your diet .
The water in the pools at this time of year are spot on and the sea is very warm close your eyes and you would not know your feet were in the sea.
We went all inclusive and by the pool bar snacks from 10.30 till 12.30 and then 15.30 till 18.00 so you can get food outside meal times .A big thank you to George in the pool bar he just cant do enough for you a top bar man and many thanks to yanis who works all the bars sees you coming and your drinks are ready before you ask .All in all we have been to many places but this hotel never lets you down,sunbeds for every one we will be going back.More