Best Hotels in Crete

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the 130 best hotels in Crete based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in Greece earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
    Elounda
    #1 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1973 reviewsTripAdvisor (1973)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled in Elounda (a small town on the Greek island of Crete) along the Mediterranean Sea, Blue Palace boasts an array of activities that cater to sun worshippers, honeymooners and fitness buffs. Water lovers can swim in one of five pools (including two kids pools) or enjoy the resort's own private beach (a traveler favorite). Meanwhile, active travelers can work out in the 24-hour gym, play tennis or join complimentary fitness classes like sunrise yoga and Pilates. The hotel is also home to The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy, where seawater baths, full-body salt exfoliations and more are offered, and the resort's caique (or Greek fishing boat) can be hired for sailing excursions. Five restaurants that serve everything from traditional Greek cuisine to Asian-inspired dishes are available as well. Visitors were particularly impressed with their accommodations, which each featuring Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and a furnished balcony or patio. Some also offer private plunge pools, fireplaces and a butler service (upon request for an additional charge). And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Rewards members can earn and use points here.

    Elounda
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1973 reviewsTripAdvisor (1973)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #2
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    Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa
    Khania
    #2 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    Free WiFi

    The adults-only Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa overlooks Glaros Beach on Crete, Greece. Previous visitors loved the resort's welcoming staff, superb location and delectable cuisine, citing Culinarium Greek Restaurant's traditional meals as especially tasty. If you tire of Greek fare, sample the fare at one of the property's other dining establishments: Options include Asian and Italian eateries, an upscale wine cellar and a buffet-style restaurant. Recent lodgers recommended opting into the resort's all-inclusive plan (which covers meals and select beverages at Culinarium Greek Restaurant, the main buffet restaurant and the Italian a la carte restaurant), but some wished a casual venue without an evening dress code policy was available. Once you've filled up on gourmet fare, enjoy a treatment at the spa, break a sweat in the fitness center or lounge by one of three pools. Then, retreat to your room, where you'll find light wood furnishings, a minifridge, a plasma TV and a balcony or terrace with a land, pool or sea view. Private outdoor Jacuzzis, direct pool access and espresso machines are also provided in some upgraded accommodations.

    Khania
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    GDM Megaron
    Heraklion
    #3 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1009 reviewsTripAdvisor (1009)
    Free WiFi

    From its perch on the northern coast of Crete, Greece, GDM Megaron offers travelers unspoiled views of the Heraklion fortress. What's more, guests are within walking distance of sights like the Historical Museum of Crete. Lodgers are treated to additional stunning vistas from the hotel's rooftop pool and the top-floor restaurant, which offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Recent guests said the cuisine was delectable and the service was superb. The property also offers the Plaza Cafe & Bar, which offers a lounge environment with Cretan cuisine. Other facilities include a health club equipped with a small fitness center, a Turkish bath and sauna, though keep in mind that there is no on-site spa. Travelers were also impressed with the 58 guest rooms, saying they found the accommodations to be spacious, well designed and comfortable. Featuring hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and modern furnishings, accommodations are outfitted with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Aside from the amenities, the majority of recent guests said the highlight of their stay at GDM Megaron was the friendly, personable staff. 

    Heraklion
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1009 reviewsTripAdvisor (1009)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Castello Boutique Resort & Spa
    Sissi
    #4 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 752 reviewsTripAdvisor (752)
    Free WiFi
    Castello Boutique Resort & Spa is a 5 star hotel located at Papatheodorou in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 752 reviews.
    Sissi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 752 reviewsTripAdvisor (752)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Domes Of Elounda, Autograph Collection
    Agios Nikolaos
    #5 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1568 reviewsTripAdvisor (1568)
    Free WiFi

    Offering its own private beach and stunning views of the historic island of Spinalonga, the Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is a luxurious resort based in Crete, Greece. This Autograph Collection property (under Marriott's umbrella) boasts numerous pools (including one for adults and a separate one for kids), water sports, land sports (like tennis and lawn games), a kids club and an arcade room for teenagers. The large spa complex offers massages, facials, body scrubs and beauty services, as well as plunge pools, steam rooms and a sauna. The resort also houses four on-site eateries, with cuisine ranging from Asian to Italian. What's more, a complimentary breakfast is included with every stay. The all-suite and villa accommodations feature Korres toiletries, free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, marble or granite bathrooms, balconies and whirlpools or plunge pools. Recent guests loved that the staff transported them to and from different areas of the resort via golf cart and described the service throughout the hotel as "absolutely faultless." Other highlights included the spacious rooms and bathrooms, the delicious cuisine and the "stunning" grounds. Keep in mind, Marriott Rewards members can earn or use points when staying here.

    Agios Nikolaos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1568 reviewsTripAdvisor (1568)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Ostria Resort & Spa
    Ierapetra
    #6 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1784 reviewsTripAdvisor (1784)
    Free WiFi

    Located along the southeastern coast of Crete, Greece, the Ostria Resort & Spa is described by recent guests as its own little village. With a shopping center, dive shop and scuba diving shop, chapel and even a post office on-site, many travelers said they felt little need to leave the property. Other on-site facilities include the expansive Kallisti Wellness and Fitness Spa, a private stretch of beach, six swimming pools, conference facilities and a sprawling sports center with tennis courts, an archery field, mini-golf and beach volleyball courts. What's more, the resort offers five distinct eateries and three bars. When it's time to sleep, guests will find contemporary accommodations with neutral decor and private balconies. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Keep in mind: If you're interested in sightseeing, recent guests say you'll have to rent a car to reach popular sites, including The Palace of Knossos

    Ierapetra
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1784 reviewsTripAdvisor (1784)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Stella Palace Resort & Spa
    Hersonissos
    #7 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1897 reviewsTripAdvisor (1897)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting less than 5 miles east of the Cretaquarium in Crete, Greece, the all-inclusive Stella Palace Resort & Spa receives praise from recent guests for its private beach and appetizing on-site eateries. The resort is home to three restaurants that serve a variety of Mediterranean, Asian and Cretan dishes. Travelers can also choose from four bars, three of which are located near the property's two freshwater pools. There is also an indoor pool located in the hotel's spa area, which is also equipped with saunas, steam rooms and a fitness center. Care to explore off the resort? The Stella Palace offers numerous activities, such as mountain biking and horseback riding, along with water sports, such as parasailing, scuba diving and water skiing. Those traveling with children will appreciate the kid-friendly amenities, including the kids club, the playground, the childrens pool and mini pool, along with the special menus at the on-site restaurants. The accommodations are equally family-friendly, ranging from standard guest rooms to suites with private pools to two-bedroom family rooms. Though varying in size, each is equipped with a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a minifridge and Wi-Fi access.

    Hersonissos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1897 reviewsTripAdvisor (1897)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    #8 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1086 reviewsTripAdvisor (1086)
    Free WiFi

    "Glorious," "amazing" and "perfect" are just a few words recent guests used to describe the St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas in Crete, Greece. The hotel has a variety of rooms travelers can choose from, which boast either sea or garden views and range from rooms for two to sprawling family suites with three bedrooms. Accommodations feature beds with down comforters, marble bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minibars and 24-hour room service. And some rooms include balconies or private pools. Step outside your digs to enjoy the hotel's facilities: The property houses a fitness center, a spa (complete with an indoor heated pool, Turkish baths and an array of services), outdoor pools, a water sports center (to assist you with Jet Skiing, windsurfing or canoeing) and a cinema. Dining options abound as well. St. Nicolas Bay Resort provides a smattering of bars and eateries, serving up Mediterranean, Asian and Greek cuisine with a side of sea views.

    Agios Nikolaos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1086 reviewsTripAdvisor (1086)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    #9 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 476 reviewsTripAdvisor (476)
    Free WiFi

    As its name suggests, The Leading Hotels of the World-affiliated Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas sits in the small town of Elounda on the Greek island of Crete. This waterfront property features 219 guest rooms and suites with complimentary wine and fruit baskets, satellite TVs, stocked minibars and private balconies, terraces or gardens. Some accommodations also offer in-room fitness equipment, as well as direct beach access or private heated swimming pools. Outside the rooms, guests will find a spa, a gym with free group fitness classes, an outdoor swimming pool, five tennis courts, a diving center and a miniature golf course. Additionally, there are four bars and lounges, plus six restaurants, where diners can savor buffet-style meals, Japanese-Peruvian fusion fare, traditional Greek dishes and more. Past travelers described the on-site restaurants as "exceptional," though several said their tasty meals were expensive. Others raved about the resort's optional luxury services, such as helicopter transfers and yacht hires. To help offset the cost of meals and fee-based amenities, Leaders Club loyalty program members can redeem free room awards for stays.

    Agios Nikolaos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 476 reviewsTripAdvisor (476)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Elounda Mare Hotel
    Elounda
    #10 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 444 reviewsTripAdvisor (444)
    Free WiFi

    This Relais & Chateaux property impresses lodgers with its on-site amenities, delightful staff and stunning location on the Greek isle of Crete. At the hotel, guests can book a relaxing treatment at the spa or play a round of golf at the on-site course. If you'd prefer to unwind by the pool, Elounda Mare Hotel's main pool is the perfect place for a dip thanks to its stunning sea views. Or, you could stay in a room with a plunge pool for extra seclusion. Multiple accommodation options (from rooms to suites) include private pools. Other amenities include welcome treats, LCD flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi access, minibars, marble bathrooms and balconies or terraces. This hotel also caters to families by engaging everyone from toddlers to teens with a separate pool area with waterslides and a playground, dance lessons, a soccer camp, water sports activities and more. When it's time to dine, the property houses multiple restaurants, bars and lounges (some with alfresco dining). Despite the wealth of kid-friendly amenities, the majority of guests are middle aged or older, according to reviewers. Keep this in mind if you're hoping to be surrounded by other families.

    Elounda
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 444 reviewsTripAdvisor (444)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
    Heraklion
    #11 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1775 reviewsTripAdvisor (1775)
    Free WiFi

    The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio is located inland, near some of Crete, Greece's top sights, including the Palace of Knossos and the Archeological Museum of Heraklion. The hotel's 127 rooms and suites are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi access, LCD TVs, stocked minibars, work desks and blackout curtains. Travelers have several accommodation types to choose from, ranging from superior rooms with a city or pool view to connecting rooms to executive suites. Room decor includes a sleek white, tan and mocha color palette. As far as dining goes, the Galaxy Hotel Iraklio features two on-site restaurants, both of which serve a mix of Mediterranean and gourmet Cretan cuisine. Once you've satisfied your appetite, explore the rest of the property. The hotel is home to a freshwater pool, surrounded by gardens, loungers and umbrellas, and a fitness center outfitted with cardio and weight equipment. The Galaxy Hotel Iraklio is also well-equipped to host meetings and events with its various meeting rooms, tech amenities and business center. Overall, past lodgers enjoyed their stays here, citing the responsive staff members and clean rooms as reasons to return.

    Heraklion
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1775 reviewsTripAdvisor (1775)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
    Chania
    #12 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 895 reviewsTripAdvisor (895)
    Free WiFi

    Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa, a former mansion that was purchased by the Delfino family in the 1800s and eventually converted into a hotel in 1989, is situated on the Grecian island of Crete in the historic town of Chania. Former travelers appreciated the hotel's "magical" location by the town's harbor and old Venetian fortifications, which can be seen from select suites. No two rooms are alike – all are individually decorated, and some feature split-level or loft-style layouts – but all come with amenities like flat-screen TVs with DVD players, marble bathrooms and minibars, as well as services like free parking and in-room Wi-Fi. Additional perks, such as outdoor spaces and private hammams, are available in select suites. Recent guests also praised the property's friendly staff, the rooftop deck's views and the spa's treatments. Facilities like a pool and restaurant are not offered at this hotel; however, an outdoor hot tub is provided on the rooftop deck and a free breakfast buffet (which visitors say is delicious) is served daily in the courtyard.

    Chania
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 895 reviewsTripAdvisor (895)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • #13
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    Louis Creta Princess
    Maleme
    #13 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1270 reviewsTripAdvisor (1270)
    Free WiFi
    Louis Creta Princess is a 4 star hotel located at PO Box 9 (Platanias) in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1270 reviews.
    Maleme
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1270 reviewsTripAdvisor (1270)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort
    Rethymnon
    #14 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    Free WiFi
    Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort is a 5 star hotel located at Adele Rethymno in Crete. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 304 reviews.
    Rethymnon
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 304 reviewsTripAdvisor (304)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Rinela Beach Resort & Spa
    Kokkini Hani
    #15 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3824 reviewsTripAdvisor (3824)

    Lodgers highly recommend the Rinela Beach Resort & Spa, saying the staff here is excellent, the amenities are great and the restaurants are superb. This resort is all-inclusive, meaning food and drinks from the property's several eateries and bars are bundled into the room rate. (Diners raved about the food in the Chinese restaurant.) When it comes to bedding down, rooms feature a white, burgundy and tan color palette, with floral accents in the curtains, headboard backsplashes and pillows. All accommodations are outfitted with marble bathrooms, minibars, satellite televisions and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). But most travelers spent the majority of their time outside the rooms. The hotel's pool area is quite impressive: It boasts three saltwater pools, two freshwater pools, two waterslides, multiple children's pools and an indoor pool. The pools are surrounded by lounge chairs, sun beds and umbrellas, though previous guests warn you need to get out early to reserve chairs with a towel when the weather's nice (some struggled to find seating). The resort is also home to several sports courts (including tennis and basketball), a spa and water sports equipment. You'll find Rinela Beach Resort & Spa on the northern coast of Crete, Greece.

    Kokkini Hani
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3824 reviewsTripAdvisor (3824)
    5.0-star Hotel Class

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