Sensatori Resort Crete  

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.

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  • 10Buildings
  • 422Rooms
  • 13Lifts
  • Floors: 2, 3 or 4

Sensatori by TUI

Luxury holidays designed to fuel the senses

  • Standout pool scenes
  • At least 4 restaurants
  • Great sports line-ups
  • Modern children’s facilities
  • Top entertainment
  • World-class spas

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

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. 

Full Board

Sensatori Crete offers Full Board Plus with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

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2 adults-only outdoor pools

With a neighbouring hot tub.

Buffet restaurant

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. Men are asked to wear smart shorts or full-length trousers, smart polo or T-shirts, and closed shoes in the evenings.

Red saffron Greek taverna

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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Been home for 2 weeks and can't wait to go back!

What a great place! I have never contemplated returning to the same hotel before, but we now plan to return next summer and can't wait. The room was superb (6102), very clean and immaculately serviced twice a day. In the entire fortnight I found there was just one piece of meat that was just overcooked to my taste (in the main restaurant) - otherwise the choice and quality was of a very good standard. The staff are amazing and always attentive. So, the restaurants - Al Dente (the a la carte which is not all-inclusive, but you get a per person discount): excellent food of the highest quality and if you are lucky you will be served by Olympia. We went twice, just wish I could have afforded to go more often (works out at about 100 Euros per couple depending on your wine choice). Stone grill - we didn't go as we were disappointed by the equivalent restaurant in Sharm - however all the other guests we spoke to thought it was great (again you have to pay extra). The Greek Tavern (Red Saffron) is a great evening - Thursday is the traditional meal with music and dancing. Otherwise, a great mezze starter followed by local mains and superb deserts. If you are served by Anastasia you will receive the best smile on the island. The Thai was our favourite restaurant, as you would expect it is not heavily spiced because of the cross-section of customers, but was always very tasty. The Mexican was my favourite for lunch - Greek Salad followed by either buffalo wings or chili. The main buffet has an exceptional choice which is very frequently refreshed. This is the only restaurant in the evening you do not have to book in advance by using the simple online system. The house wine (red, white or rose) is perfectly acceptable! We spent most days lying on the very comfortable loungers by the adults/couples pool. Here you will encounter the jewel in the crown - George "Thank you so much" who constantly makes sure you have whatever drink you need. A big thanks to the rest of the guys who work so hard at the pool bar including, of course, Maria and Daniella. You do encounter the serial complainers - one lady complaining she could not get a coffee after her meal in the main buffet. You get in the lift and get one from the barista on the next floor up in the piano bar! The queues to get a table in the buffet are usually short because they can turn the tables. Hate to think of her rant if she'd had to wait 40 minutes for a table!! Warnings - the tiles round the hotel can be slippy when wet so have sandals etc with some grip. Wheelchair users can have difficulty getting over the poolside bridges in certain places (not as yet a problem for us). In summary, I hope you have as great a time there as we had!More


Great one week, do nothing type holiday

Hotel is 20 minute transfer from Heraklion airport. Check in was efficient and quick. We were upgraded, which was great, but ensuite bathroom only had a shower hose with the bath and personally we would have preferred to lose the bath and have a decent shower cubicle. Consequently, we used the children's bathroom which had a separate shower cubicle. Beach towels supplied but issue with reserving sun beds as mentioned elsewhere is a nuisance. Don't know how you overcome this as sign says towels will be removed but in reality they weren't. Had to be at the pool by 8am to guarantee four beds together. Service throughout the hotel is excellent. Staff are extremely friendly. Main buffet restaurant had plenty of choice. Thai restaurant was very good and is waiter service, which makes a nice change from self service in the main restaurant. Ate at the Stone Grill, for which you have an allowance. Worth trying but cost an extra 75Euros for the four of us. If you like a daily walk, go out of the hotel on the beach side and turn left or right. If you walk to the end of the pavement it takes about 40 minutes going left and almost one hour if you turn right there and back. Remember to take water with you. If you would like a treat, try the Elemis Spa - it is great.More


What a great holiday

Found this hotel to be fantastic full respect to the Chef, Bar, Entertainment, all the Staff in fact could not do enough for you the rooms are Fantastic, Everyday the Restaurant offered a different theme everyday, with the same high quality as always. We really had a restful, truly peaceful break, More

Dennis D, 186338

Nice family holiday

We travelled in July - 2 adults and 2 teens (age 12 and 15). All in all a nice week away. Hotel is lovely and clean, food good and arrangements for booking restaurants worked well. Staff were genuine and helpful and seemed to take a real pride in the hotel. Entertainment was good, especially as there is not much near this hotel to do in the evening. Beach was better than we expected, sandy although narrow and sea was quite choppy when we were there so limited watersports. Plenty to do at hotel for kids - tennis, table tennis, pool and pinball. Pools were great and drinks service excellent. Only real negative was the sunbed situation - really for a 5* hotel they need to come up with a better system than having to get up before 8am and put out towels. We've seen this work fine in other hotels when it's managed and it really did put a dampener on the holiday having to get up at this time and as everyone else is doing it there is really no choice unless you want to sit on your balcony all day with no pool access. Otherwise lovely break.More


Best Place Ever

Ok, so I've previously visited Sensatori Egypt and was quite disappointed so was sceptical about coming here. However, I was completely happily surprised!! The evening entertainment was one of the best parts of the holiday for me. Shoutout to Tray, thank you for your amazing performances and getting to know us personally!! If you're a fan of musicals, make sure to watch the Wickedly Broadway show (normally on Monday evenings)-best show ever! Food and drink was amazing, catered for everyone. The Thai and Mexican restaurants are well worth going to, they were both absolutely stunning, we even visited the Thai twice! The normal buffet restaurant was so tasty too - breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all gorgeous. Thank you to 3 of our favourites - Antoneta, the beautiful and friendly hostess; Christoforos, the friendliest waiter who looked after us most evenings; Katerina, the best waitress who looked after us around the pool everyday!!! I will 100% be returning! This was the best holiday and resort I have ever visited, thank you to all the staff for making it so special. Highly recommended!!!! PS.couldnt think of anywhere else I wouldn't have preferred to spend my 21st birthday than here 💗More

Emily N,

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