Best Hotels in Crete

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the 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 Bonvoy 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 1577 reviewsTripAdvisor (1577)
    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 1577 reviewsTripAdvisor (1577)
    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 5 based on 1179 reviewsTripAdvisor (1179)
    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 5 based on 1179 reviewsTripAdvisor (1179)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #4
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    Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
    Chania
    #4 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 992 reviewsTripAdvisor (992)
    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 992 reviewsTripAdvisor (992)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #5
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    Castello Boutique Resort & Spa
    Sissi
    #5 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    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 821 reviews.
    Sissi
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 821 reviewsTripAdvisor (821)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Pilot Beach Resort
    Georgioupolis
    #6 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests say the wide stretch of secluded sand is the major draw to the Pilot Beach Resort, who described it as the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. Situated on Crete, Greece's northwest coast in the bay of Almyros, the resort sits in the fishing village of Georgioupolis. When you're not admiring the bay from the beach, soak it up at one of the resort's four outdoor pools (there's also an indoor pool). Those looking to be more active can take advantage of the two tennis courts, a mini soccer field and a fitness center. Other on-site facilities include a spa, a game room, a cinema room, a library and two boutiques. When it's time to dine, guests can choose from four restaurants that offer everything from Cretan cuisine to Italian fare, before grabbing a nightcap at one of three bars. Recent travelers said they found the cuisine to be tasty and the service to be top-notch. Lodgers were also complimentary of the accommodations, describing them as comfortable and clean. Travelers can choose from a variety of room types, including bungalows on the beach and suites with private pools. Each is equipped with balconies, marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi access, though several recent guests mentioned the internet service can be spotty.

    Georgioupolis
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1470 reviewsTripAdvisor (1470)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Kiani Beach Resort
    Apokoronas
    #7 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1673 reviewsTripAdvisor (1673)
    Free WiFi

    Located about 30 miles west of Rethymnon Old Town in Crete, Greece’s region of Chania, the all-inclusive Kiani Beach Resort offers a host of facilities and amenities that cater to families. Parents can lounge by the pool or the beach, schedule a massage or work in a round of tennis while little ones explore the playground (which is shaped like a wooden pirate ship), splash around in the childrens pool or meet friends in the kids club. The whole family will enjoy water sports activities together before taking in nightly entertainment that ranges from magic shows to live music. Accommodations are also designed with families in mind, with a variety of rooms and suites that all include futons, balconies, kitchenettes, fridges, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The property also offers baby amenities, such as high chairs, strollers, baby monitors and cots. While guests appreciated the variety of activities and the all-inclusive packages, some were disappointed that there was only one on-site restaurant, which received mixed reviews. Guests were more complimentary of the Beach Bar Dionysos, which offers a selection of drinks and snacks throughout the day. Overall, travelers said they found the service to be efficient and friendly.

    Apokoronas
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1673 reviewsTripAdvisor (1673)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Domes Of Elounda, Autograph Collection
    Agios Nikolaos
    #8 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1757 reviewsTripAdvisor (1757)
    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 Bonvoy members can earn or use points when staying here.

    Agios Nikolaos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1757 reviewsTripAdvisor (1757)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Stella Palace Resort & Spa
    Hersonissos
    #9 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2239 reviewsTripAdvisor (2239)
    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 2239 reviewsTripAdvisor (2239)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #10
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    St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    #10 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1218 reviewsTripAdvisor (1218)
    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 1218 reviewsTripAdvisor (1218)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #11
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    Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    #11 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2109 reviewsTripAdvisor (2109)
    Free WiFi

    Tucked within its own private cove in Agios Nikolaos (a town on the Greek island of Crete), Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas is a sought-after hideaway, popular for its beach, infinity pool and spa complex. Along with two indoor pools, the spa also houses a Finnish sauna, a Thai massage studio, a fitness center and group classes (like yoga and Pilates); numerous full-body and beauty services are also available. Additional activities and facilities include tennis, water sports, live DJ events, scuba diving excursions and lessons, kids clubs, several shopping boutiques and off-site trips in a Land Rover. Guest rooms and suites boast balconies, king-sized beds, free Wi-Fi access, minibars and marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. If you're seeking a private plunge pool and more space, consider upgrading to a villa. Outside the rooms, the resort offers several restaurants and bars, including the Ocean Restaurant, which serves international cuisine alongside pool and sea views. Recent guests praised the spacious accommodations, beautiful pools and grounds, friendly staff and gourmet cuisine, though several warned that this hotel does come at a steep price.

     

    Agios Nikolaos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2109 reviewsTripAdvisor (2109)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #12
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    Pilot's Villas Luxury Suites
    Koutouloufari
    #12 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 345 reviewsTripAdvisor (345)
    Free WiFi
    Pilot's Villas Luxury Suites is a 4 star hotel located at Europe Street- Koutouloufari in Crete. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 345 reviews.
    Koutouloufari
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 345 reviewsTripAdvisor (345)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
    Heraklion
    #13 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1936 reviewsTripAdvisor (1936)
    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 1936 reviewsTripAdvisor (1936)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Lyttos Beach Hotel
    Hersonissos
    #14 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 957 reviewsTripAdvisor (957)
    Free WiFi
    Lyttos Beach Hotel is a 4 star hotel located at ANISSARAS, in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 957 reviews.
    Hersonissos
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 957 reviewsTripAdvisor (957)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • #15
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    Louis Creta Princess
    Maleme
    #15 in Best Hotels in Crete
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1595 reviewsTripAdvisor (1595)
    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 1595 reviews.
    Maleme
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1595 reviewsTripAdvisor (1595)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi

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