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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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.
Swim-up Family Suite with Terrace
These swim-up family suites cater for 3 adults and a child or 2 adults and 2 children. They've got a double bedroom and 2 sofa-beds in the lounge. And there's a terrace with direct access to the pool.
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The Hotel is excellent, delicious food, polite staff, just one sad moment - stupid the English. While we went to dinner, they took our beds with towels. They are idiots and stupid! And this was not only with us!More
Here right now
Initial review based on only two days . ROOM . Is lovely , its in the quieter part of the hotel with its own small pool and bar with snacks . Minor downside is its short stroll to the beach but worth it for the quiet. Bathroom towels small and tired. FOOD . Usual selection of all inclusive foods all very nice ( could be hotter but it is Crete and in greece food is never red hot) microwave in restaurant, lovely calorie laden sweets and healthy salad choices. BOOZE . Wine and beer pretty good self serve or over bar . Nice coffee . Cocktails , bells whisky etc. CLEANLINESS . A1 spotless FOR COUPLES ? Its fine if you have nothing against young families with excited playful noisy kids , if you dont want that go adult only. BEACH . Is not Carribean yellow soft sand. Its a duller colour and a little gritty but still nice , 3 feet or so of pebbles to wobble over then into the sea with sand seabed. Good for swiming , beach is quiet for couples . Have to walk 30/50 yards onto hotel for bar / snacks. Free sun beds STAFF. Polite pleasent and professional. UPDATE to follow More
Lovely week at Creta paradise
My husband and I visited from 15th sept for a week and we had a lovely relaxing time. It makes me laugh when I hear reviews about children being everywhere at this hotel, the massive clue is in the title 'family life' if you don't like families and children playing having fun obviously a family hotel is not for you! We loved it here! The staff were so friendly from cleaners to restaurant and reception staff, the food was excellent, I am a vegetarian and there was loads for me, the hotel is so clean and the location is great. We did a couple of trips out, Chania was nice, we went snorkelling and on a boat to kri kri island and we went on the little train to the mountains. The sea was warm and clear although getting in is a bit stoney and the sand is not the best but once in it is great. The only suggestion to the hotel would be more drawer space but this was fine for my husband and I. The Cretan people are lovely and we will definitely will be visiting again. We have had a very tough year and our holiday to Creta paradise for us was just what we needed. Thank you Creta paradise.More
As a couple we researched our holiday in depth and when we came across a late deal to Creta Family Life we did think twice due to the 'family' title! However we were reassured by the reviews it was just as good for couples .... wrong! Do not book this hotel if you want peace and space to chill out. You will get none. There are children including newborn babies everywhere! This includes using the pool outside your room (swim up room booked) at 1 am (yes, 1 in the morning !). The pools are packed with pushchairs and inflatables and lots of cuddly fluffy walking characters. The beach is not particularly attractive - long, grey and pebbly but the beds are free. If you have children- this could be your place but as a couple it is not ideal. We asked to be moved rooms to avoid the midnight water fights which they did very quickly and we finally enjoyed a quieter room, albeit a newborn baby next door. The food is good but again you have to avoid the highchairs, thrown food and tantrums so dinner is not a romantic one by any means. The bars are OK but no real atmosphere and there is no adults only one so again, enjoy your drink of a 'sex on the beach' with a toddler sticking their tongue out at you! Interestingly we thought as we were out of school holidays we would be in a better position but it would appear Scandinavia have other ideas about school holidays- the British were definitely the minority. Highlights - renting a bike and getting out for the day and using the local bus to visit Chania for the day. 2 out of 7 days enjoyable, the rest ..... Hotel itself is clean, rooms tired, showers not easy to get in and out of as all over baths with high sides, fridge in room but empty? Water provided in arrival but after that you need to remember to get it from bar and AI drinks I felt limited to basic sugary cocktails, poor lager even more poor wine and local spirits. Don't think we received our 750 each !!! Local area better going west on little road - more traditional tavernas. Ignore previous comments re cats. They are harmless - don't bother them and they won't bother you. Hope this helps future guests - if you have young children I am sure this is great, if you don't - there are much better hotels for you! More
Please ignore any bad reviews of this resort. I attended this with my partner expecting a lot of children had been back at school,however there were quite a few. This was expected as this was a family resort. On arrival we were greeted by friendly reception staff after having a really grumpy driver who put our case in the wrong place on the coach and then proceeded to throw people's cases in anger! Unfortunately there was no welcome drink for us due to being kept waiting by the driver. We booked in speedily and went to our room 1028. I was surprised to find we had a swim up room, however I was a little disappointed to find out that the veranda was in the shade from 0900. The room was a family room with a huge bed. The bathroom was amazing with the most lovely shower. The bed was comfortable. There was a flat screen tv with a few English tv channels, but let's face it, who wants to spend all day watching tv when you are on holiday. We went all inclusive, the food was amazing with lots of choice and I am a little fussy. I was not impressed with the Taverna but I just thought that the chefs in the main restaurant gave them a run for their money. The staff were great in the restaurant. Particularly Demitri always greeted with a smile. The bar just off of reception was lovely and we sat outside. Staff there were attentive and always greeted with a smile. There was Andreas and also a lovely lady I think her name started with a V. The only downside which I thought was a downside was most staff would not say hello until spoken to and also would to give eye contact. I had a lovely time there the pool was amazing and right on the beach which was great. Lovely snorkelling. I personally would not return again unless with a young family which would be amazing if I had one as is a fantastic family resort. So if you have a young family book away! You will have a lovely time as well as your children!! More
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