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
Full Board

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

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. 

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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. 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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swim-up double room with balcony or terrace

These double rooms are designed for three with a queen-size bed and rollaway bed. You’ll never be far from the water as there’s direct access to the pool from the balcony or terrace.

family suite with sea view and balcony or terrace

These family suites are designed with a stylish décor and natural furnishings. You’ll find a lounge and balcony or terrace overlooking the sea. And there’s air-conditioning available from May to October. You’ll have room for 5 with a queen-size bed and 3 extra beds in the lounge.

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Returned last night and for the first time wish we had booked longer, we had asked for a sea view suite and we were not disappointed we had room 6204 and it was fantastic very big with perfect views directly in from of the beach sitting on the balcony after a day by the pool listening to the waves crashing perfect, the rooms were spotless cleaning staff work very hard. Entertainment was very good evening shows were excellent and the music in the piano bar such high standard well done. The food was better than we expected after reading negative comments we felt this was unjustified and we are fussy eaters. We ate at most of the restaurants and found them all good a special mention to the manager in the buffet restaurant we went on a trip to Santorini and the ferry was late back the restaurants serve to 9.30pm and we did not get back to 10pm we asked the manager if it was possible to grab a plate to take back to our room as they were clearing everything ready for breakfast he would not here of it and quickly laid a table for us and another couple who were on the trip and we sat and ate our meal he also brought us a bottle of wine to the table and told us to enjoy well done and all this with a smile. I could go on for ever singing there praises but will finish by saying please don't listen to negative feedback try it for yourself we will be going back we met some fantastic people enjoyed fantastic entertainment ate lovely food and totally relaxed what more could you want we even had lovely weather this was really a 5* experienceMore

Catherine R,

Excellent hotel

My wife and I were due to go to the Sensatori in Crete for our honeymoon, however, we moved our wedding from the UK to Paphos instead. We were still waiting to go the Sensatori in Crete, and the opportunity arose last year for my wife's 30th. We booked for 5 nights as a short break. I'd spoken with the hotel previously to arrange flowers in our room from the kids. Upon arrival at the airport, we were greeted by the Thomson rep and handed an envelope. They'd arranged a room upgrade as a birthday gift. We now had a suite with private plunge pool on the roof. The facilities in the hotel grounds were excellent. The food was great, I especially enjoyed the Tex Mex restaurant by the adult pool. I was also a fan of the chef at breakfast who made my omelette's. You choose your filling and he'll make it right there for you. The evening entertainment was top notch too. Top quality musical artists. We're hoping to go back soon. Might even take the kids this time :)More

Michael G,

Wonderful place to holiday

This beautiful resort won't disappoint. Lovely well-maintained complex. We had a fabulous swim-up suite. The food is excellent, plenty to choose from and excellent presentation (thank you executive chef.) The evening shows were totally professional. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Linens could be changed everyday...we went for the green option. There are many little extras (eg. a bottle of Olive oil on leaving) which were very thoughtful touches. All iIn all...well done Sensatori. Top marks.More


A very enjoyable holiday. Would return.

A fabulous holiday for four, children are 14 and 12. Two weeks in April, Sunday 3rd-Sunday 17th. We tried our best to learn Greek whilst here and the waiters, waitresses and staff were thrilled with out efforts. The staff knew our room number before we said it in Greek! Arrival Arrived on a Sunday evening, buffet restaurant kept open for late arrival guests. Baggage delivered to your room however if you wanted it straight away you could take it yourselves. Buffet fantastic, staff so friendly, nothing too much trouble. Red, Rose, white wine, beer and softs drinks offered. Room We had a swim up family room, 8008, partitioned with a sliding door. Jacuzzi bath. Slippers and robes given. Children's sofa beds quite hard. Only two sun loungers outside because of space but there were four chairs and a table. This room only had the sun in the mornings. We could see the sea too. A quiet peaceful area. Pool cold, once you braved it, it was ok. Sometimes your bed was turned down at night. A lovely touch. Wished it was every night. Beach across a small road, sun loungers payable to use. Sandy/stone beach. Flag flying to tell you if it was safe to swim. Life guard on duty. Small supermarkets directly outside the hotel where you can buy inflatables, drinks, snacks etc. Pub shows football, boxing, etc, we watched the Grand National there! There is a shop at the hotel too but more expensive. The welcome meeting was very informative by Jacob, a Sensatori rep. 3 different 'flavour' sheets told you all the Sports and Wellbeing activities, Discovery activities, Play activities and entertainment for that week. These changed weekly. Sports activities These were outstanding. Lots and lots to do. Joe, Liam and Sarah the sports coordinators were great. Starting with either a gentle jog alongside the beach with Joe or a stroll with Liam then Zumba with Sarah or another fitness class. Archery twice a day, football, volley ball, basketball, Water Walkers, French boules, rounders, tag rugby, table tennis, tennis and more put on as the season gets busier. Absolutely fantastic, all abilities welcomed, encouraged and supported. Adult only activities too. You could also borrow equipment. No charge. We met absolutely lovely people during the sports (archery lane 5 and 6 became quite competitive)! We also were 'adopted' by a lovely couple who invited our family to play boules with them. So sorry we didn't get to say bye to them. The sports team don't myther you at the poolsides to ask you to join in. Fantastic! Having the 'flavour sheets' allows you to choose what you want to do and when. You need to book certain activities at the sports hut two days ahead, allowing everyone to get the chance to join in. No one bothers you at the pools encouraging you to do an excursions, spa treatments etc. Perfect! There is photographer but you do not feel like you need to buy the photo package and it was quite expensive. Piano bar Musicians playing early evening until late, every night. You could relax, have drinks brought to you, play cards, games whilst listening. The evening performers also sing in the Piano bar after their show. Can be quite loud if you're just relaxing. Evening entertainment. For younger children I think it started at 7:30. I saw popcorn being served outside once. We bobbed our head in, it looked fun. At 9:45 the show started. Broadway musical medleys, Four Seasons, The Beatles etc singing shows each night for an hour. You could get your drinks served to your tables too. Tribute acts were flown in from the UK for one night only. We saw Robbie Williams and Madonna. Robbie was superb, getting the audience involved, people were up dancing and singing of all ages. Wish there had been more entertainment like this as the singing shows were quite repetitive and didn't involve the audience, for a 14 and 12 year old they were wanting something livelier. In the summer season there is entertainment outside so this might cater for families with teenagers?? Comedy night Each week there is a comedy night 16+. If you have younger children they can have a sleepover with the Sensatori team however there is nothing on for teenagers to do if adults wanted to go. Teen zone. Arcade machines you had to pay for. Table tennis table (bats got from the Guru bar). Pool and air hockey tables, €2. No Wifi here though. Restaurants Book 2 days ahead at the booths near the spa or on the app. Morning buffet, dinner and tea. The staff were amazing. They were brilliant with children, helped us with our Greek, remembered us, what we drank, very attentive. Tex Mex lovely fajitas and blue steaks and staff great. Open at lunch time too. Cats around the restaurants, the staff try to shoo them off and ask you not to feed them. They were no trouble. Five Spice. Bookable- small portions so we ordered more than one meal and starter per person. We ate there lots. Lovely! Staff great. Payable-Stone Aroma. Staff lovely. Fillet steak perfect. Red Saffron- lots of local Greek food served to your table then you helped yourself to buffet. Snack bar great, you could take food away. We didn't try the others. The managers were about at all times of the day! Staff work so hard for long hours. They waved us off and you get a lovely surprise on your last day. We were not pressured to give any tips throughout our holiday. Brilliant service to check in at the hotel instead of the airport when leaving. We paid extra to keep our room on the last day as our flight wasn't leaving until late. We would definitely return again. If we could change anything we would like a heated pool outside for adults and children as we didn't really use our swim up pool in April as the water was too cold. Wifi not in teen zone and hit and miss around the hotel. Evening entertainment more for older children. People did not leave towels out on sun beds. Enough sun beds in April. This was the start of the season and the surrounding area was just opening, lovely to walk around. Visiting Mamma's was great. We visited Spinalonga, trip with Thomson. Expensive. Lots of Raki in a tiny village restaurant, met local people. Great! Hotel wasn't too busy in the Easter holidays because lots of different authorities having different holidays. We had amazing weather for our two weeks in April. A huge thank you to Liam, Sarah and Joe for making our holiday enjoyable. The children had an amazing time! Also thank you to all the hard working staff. Guru staff were amazing, funny and remembered you. Thank you for helping us make lovely memories. From room 8008. More

AHEE4, 187069

Great family resort

This is a perfect resort for a family holiday. Great service, food and facilities. The only point for improvement would be the food available on the first night we arrived at 9:30. All the restaurants had closed and the sandwiches left in our room were inadequate after a long flight.More

Chris G,

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