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 ››
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Luxury holidays designed to fuel the senses
- At least 4 restaurants
- Great sports line-ups
- Modern children’s facilities
- Top entertainment
- World-class spas
- Choice of rooms and suites
Food & Drink
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Sensatori Crete offers Full Board Plus with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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.
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2 adults-only outdoor pools
With a neighbouring hot tub.
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.
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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Not 5 star food or even close.
The hotel is great for a young family like ours. Cannot really find fault there at all. The overall appearance of the hotel was fine and was very clean and tidy. Agree though that the surrounding area didn't encourage you to want to venture out too much. My only issue with this hotel was the food. It wasn't close to being 5 star. It was poorly presented, often under or over cooked and sometimes just not nice at all. From previous reviews it seems others agree and from conversations with others in the resort others agreed. Not sure why the hotel chooses to listen to just the positive comments as there are clearly plenty of people who found this an issue. Re the buffet restaurant, and this is by no way fault of the hotel, but look out for kids always a second away from running into you. Why can't parents better control kids at meal times. Is it that hard to have them sit down for a duration of a meal. The parents would be the first to complain at me or the hotel if I dropped hot food on their child regardless of the fact their child is running around the restaurant or playing on the floor. Sorry, I don't get it. Again, not the hotels fault. Would be good to see the hotel enforce the no reserving of sun loungers. People don't get up at silly o'clock to reserve one but certainly leave their belongings on loungers, go to breakfast and wander back 2 hours layer leaving those who respected the rules very frustrated. All in all a great place for a family holiday and starting a diet.More
Great Resort and very good value.
We visited in the middle of April 2015, about 3 weeks into their season and were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel was comfortable busy (~50% capacity) without feeling overly full, there were always tables available at meals and we never had to wait long at the bars. The resort is well laid out and clearly demarcated with different pool areas for both families and adults which worked well. The pools aren't heated and so in April they were a bit chilly, we actually found the sea was warmer! We decided to take the all-inclusive drinks package which proved to be a cost effective choice. Although it cost Â£15pp per day, alcoholic drinks were around Â£4-7 each; whilst tea, coffee and soft drinks also cost Â£2-4 so it would've been very easy to spend considerably more if you hadn't taken the option. We were also impressed with the dining options: the main restaurant offered a wide range of cuisines including many Greek and Cretan dishes, the Greek Taverna was OK but the menu was fairly limited and it is only worth going once. Both the Mexican and Thai restaurants were very good although tended to get booked up quickly, we did find that even if you couldn't book in advance it was still worth asking on the night as they could often fit you in. We didn't use the additional charge restaurants as they looked quite overpriced. There isn't a huge amount to do in the local area if you are on foot but there are a number of car rental shops just outside the resort which offer a very reasonable way to explore the island. We rented a car from Persaeus for three days and went to Aigos Nikalaus, Knossos, Malia and Rethymion. Driving around the island was very straightforward and fairly easy to navigate and there are some beautiful beaches, interesting villages, lots of museums and ancient sites and some beautiful countryside all within an hour or so of the resort. Definitely worth doing and considerably cheaper than the organised tours if you don't fancy a whole week by the pool. The Thomson staff were all friendly and for the most part very helpful, and if they couldn't help then they would pass you along to someone who could. I would certainly recommend this resort, especially during the quieter parts of the season, although it did feel that if the resort was at maximum capacity it would be quite crowded.More
Peter-Whiteley22, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Nice Holiday however not up to usual Senatori standard
Me and my partner visited the Senatori in May this year. We ordered a swim up room all inclusive. - You can tell this a slightly older Senatori - other Senatori resorts seem to have less wear and tear on the bedrooms and a more modern look. Normally when me and my partner go to a Senatori and enter our room we're pleased at how nice it looks, however when we opened our door it was more of an "ohh, its okay" - Old furniture, Old bathroom decor - the shower not very good etc. However the outside area of our room was nice. - What disappointed me the most about this holiday was the STAFF. When I went to the egyption and mexican resort the staff would bend over backwards for your every need. they would come by the swim up rooms and offer drinks during the day, when you go to a restaurant within seconds your seated, you were shown to your room and shown all the kit inside the room- Not Here We were shown the block where our room was, but not the floor or which part of the block so me and my bf spent around 15 mins trying to find it. - Then once inside it took us ages to work out how the lights work - There is a box next to the phone that controls the lights When going to the restaurants you'd have around 6 members of staff look at you and walk past before somebody actually offered to seat you. (also with the restaurants you need to make reservations - when booking they advise very quickly how all the tables are booked up, however when we went to the restaurants there was always at least 10 tables free!) - Also another point about the restaurants - the al a carte - is not al a carte! however you have the bill for an al a carte meal! don't waste your money, Go to the local restaurants, where there is proper greek food - there is one called Marina literally 5 mins walk - Me and my bf had Meze = 10 dishes, drinks, desert and it came to â¬27.00 in total!! as opposed to going to the al a carte - bland dishes, bill = â¬170 - Red Saffron restaurant - literally just a smaller version of the buffet restaurant but you have to book it and you get your starter and desert given to you - when the staff decide to serve you - Mexican - just basic nothing amazing chicken on skewers, burnt nachos - Stone grill - One of the nicest meals I've had however you have to pay around â¬90 - Five Flavour thai - This was the best restaurant included in the all inclusive, very tasty and cooked well - Buffet - just your average buffet - all different kinds of food, there is a different main dish for lunch and dinner every day which is nice All Inclusive Drinks - Not all the drinks are included in this - and its not clear there not either so be mindful of that Evening entertainment - amusing however its the same group of people most nights (but they do get a couple of people flying in from the uk to perform aswell), there was a comedy show one evening on quite late - was very funny, would recommend watching. Adults only This hotel is child central - so if your looking for a quite holiday with not many children, this isn't it Overall we had a lovely time however it could have been better.More
Jack G, London, United Kingdom
Brilliant hotel, staff could not do enough for you, top quality food, all the restaurants we're brilliant, rooms were far better than could of imagined and entire hotel was kept maintained and clean constantly. Definite recommendation.More
Good Hotel- poor location
We stayed in a swim up room which is as good as it sounds, the only down side is you tend not to move too far from the room, so great if you have anti social tendencies. The hotel is pretty self contained with something for everyone, some nice restaurants adult pools, kids pools, lots of activities. Downside, there really isn't anything to tempt you away from the hotel, the local area is fairly down at heel. This didn't affect our enjoyment but may more adventurous types.More
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