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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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    GDM Megaron
    Heraklion
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
    Elounda
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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, where seawater baths, full-body salt exfoliations and more are on the treatment menu, and the resort's caique (or Greek fishing boat) can be hired for sailing excursions. The five on-site restaurants serve everything from traditional Greek cuisine to Asian-inspired dishes, and guests can enjoy drinks at a relaxed lounge bar or at the beach club. Visitors were particularly impressed with their accommodations, with 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.
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    Atlantica Kalliston Resort and Spa
    Khania
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
    Chania
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Avra Imperial Hotel
    Platanias
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Perched in the coastal town of Kolymbari, about 15 miles west of Chania (a region of Crete, Greece), the Avra Imperial Hotel is a popular getaway spot for families. Amenities include a kids club, a playground, babysitting services, two kids pools and tennis courts. Adults are also taken care of thanks to the resort's fitness center, full-service spa and two pool bars. When it's time to dine, lodgers have a variety of options to choose from, including casual Italian fare, gourmet Asian cuisine and themed buffet-style dinners. And in the guest rooms and suites, visitors will find Simmons mattresses dressed in Egyptian cotton linens, minibars, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, sitting areas and fully furnished terraces or balconies, some of which connect to private plunge pools. Recent guests raved about the large breakfast buffet, clean rooms and numerous pools, though the service received mixed reviews. Others wished there was more to do off-site.
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    Kiani Beach Resort
    Apokoronas
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay
    Agios Nikolaos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Aegean Sea views and a plethora of amenities await you at the Mirabello Beach & Village on the island of Crete in Greece. This resort offers 176 guest rooms and 115 bungalows with blue and white color schemes, wooden furnishings and marble bathrooms. Each accommodation comes with a satellite TV, Wi-Fi access (charges apply), air conditioning and a garden-, bay- or sea-facing balcony or terrace. Some upgraded spaces also feature shared swimming pools. No matter which room you choose, you'll have access to all sorts of amenities, including two beaches, three tennis courts, a marina with water sports equipment rentals and scuba diving lessons, two playgrounds and multiple swimming pools (including one for kids). Meanwhile, the on-site spa houses a hammam, a sauna, a fitness center, a hair salon and eight treatment rooms. After relaxing or working up a sweat, satiate your appetite at the yacht club or one of three restaurants, which serve everything from Greek and Italian fare to international buffet-style dishes. You'll also find a coffee shop and four bars on-site. Overall, past guests enjoyed their stays here, citing the welcoming staff and optional all-inclusive package as highlights. However, some said their beds were uncomfortable and would have appreciated more evening entertainment during the offseason.
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    Stella Palace Resort & Spa
    Hersonissos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Creta Maris Beach Resort - All Inclusive
    Hersonissos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Sitting along the shores of Crete, Greece, the Creta Maris Beach Resort is an all-inclusive hideaway perfect for visitors of all ages. Families with kids will appreciate the bevy of child-friendly amenities and services, including six kids pools (one with waterslides), a playground and the kids club, which welcomes children between the ages of 4 and 11. Babysitting services and infant amenities are also available, as is a seasonal club for teens (ages 11 to 15). Couples and groups of friends will like the full-service Hammam Spa, as well as the fitness center, hair salon, dancing and cooking classes, miniature golf, tennis and more. The resort also houses six restaurants and seven bars, ranging from a casual eatery that serves traditional Greek tapas to a gourmet Italian restaurant. Meanwhile, the guest rooms and suites come with minifridges, free Wi-Fi access, and coffee and tea makers, and some boast balconies or terraces, extra bedrooms and more living space. Recent guests said the rooms were comfortable and enjoyed the numerous on-site amenities and friendly staff, though several visitors recommend requesting a room away from the discotheque, as the noise can be heard within the rooms.
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    Olive Green Hotel
    Heraklion
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Olive Green Hotel is a 4 star hotel located at Meramvellou & 22 Idomeneos Str in Crete. It has a 5.0 overall guest rating based on 601 reviews.
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    St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
    Agios Nikolaos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Pilot's Villas Luxury Suites
    Koutouloufari
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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 371 reviews.
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    Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
    Heraklion
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Lyttos Beach Hotel
    Hersonissos
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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 1185 reviews.
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    Aldemar Cretan Village
    Hersonissos
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Aldemar Cretan Village is a 4 star hotel located at Limenas Hersonissou in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2175 reviews.
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    IBEROSTAR Creta Mare
    Panormos
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    IBEROSTAR Creta Mare is a 4 star hotel located at Panormo in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2742 reviews.
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    Caramel Grecotel Boutique Resort
    Rethymnon
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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 434 reviews.
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    Rinela Beach Resort & Spa
    Kokkini Hani
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    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.
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    Aldemar Knossos Royal
    Hersonissos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Overlooking the Sea of Crete on Crete, Greece's northern coast, Aldemar Knossos Royal impresses visitors with its delectable cuisine and family-friendly facilities. For kids, the resort offers two childrens pools (including one with a waterslide), miniature golf and a free kids club, while adults can enjoy activities like dance and cooking lessons, beach parties, scuba diving and paddleboarding. What's more, the property has a sauna, a game room, a fitness center, a coffee shop and four restaurants, which serve everything from casual seafood meals to gourmet Mediterranean fare. Themed dinners, such as lobster and Italian nights, are also available weekly. Recent guests loved the cuisine at all of the on-site restaurants, adding that the resort's optional all-inclusive package covers a great selection of dishes and drinks. Additionally, visitors raved about the property's spacious and comfortable (albeit dated) accommodations, where amenities like marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and furnished balconies or verandas are provided.
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    Mitsis Laguna Resort and Spa
    Hersonissos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Located about 16 miles east of Heraklion, a large region of Crete, Greece, the all-inclusive Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa is perched along a private beach, straddling the western edge of the Bay of Malia. This tropical resort attracts visitors from the get-go with its ornate exterior, and it aims to please with its array of facilities, including tennis and volleyball courts, multiple pools and more. Babysitting services are also available (for an additional fee) for when parents want to unwind in the spa. For meals, there are seven restaurants, offering everything from Asian fare to Italian to Mexican to regional cuisine. The guest rooms and suites, meanwhile, come with wood floors, gilded accents and beamed ceilings, plus balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee. The larger family-style bungalows and luxury suites boast extra living space and several bedrooms, and some include private plunge pools. Recent guests were blown away by the resort's opulent decor, personalized service and stunning views, though several said the restaurant booking system was a bit frustrating. Others suggested families with kids bring goggles, as the pools here are filled with saltwater.
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    Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel
    Rethymnon
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    According to recent guests, the highlight of this north coastal Crete, Greece, retreat is its wide stretch of sand. The beach area is stocked with lounge chairs and umbrellas, and offers sweeping views of the Aegean Sea and mountains. What's more, the hotel features several outdoor pools (two with kids areas) and an indoor pool. In addition to the children's swimming spots, Aquila Rithymna Beach offers a kids club with daily programming, such as arts and crafts, puppet shows and beach and pool games. Adults can get in on the property's fun and games as well: There are tennis courts, fitness classes, a beach volleyball court and water sports equipment for use. Those looking to unwind can head to the spa, which offers a variety of services. The on-site bars and restaurants are just as diverse, serving Cretan and Greek specialties and themed dinners (barbecue or an all-lobster menu, for instance). As far as accommodations go, rooms and suites tout garden or sea views and come outfitted with satellite TVs, safes and air conditioning. Travelers were pleased with their digs but what stood out the most at this hotel, according to previous visitors, was the friendly and sincere staff.
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    Sea Side Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
    HERACLION
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Sea Side Resort & Spa - All Inclusive is a 5 star hotel located at Mononaftis Area in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2765 reviews.
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    Aldemar Royal Mare Thalasso Resort
    Hersonissos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Aldemar Royal Mare Thalasso Resort is a 5 star hotel located at Limenas Hersonissou in Crete. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 2584 reviews.
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    Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila
    Agios Nikolaos
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Described by previous guests as an "amazing" resort with "fantastic" staff and "exceptionally clean" rooms, the adults-only Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila is an ideal option for couples wanting a romantic getaway. Standard guest rooms feature green decor with floral accents, flat-screen TVs, minibars, welcome snack baskets and beach bags. For Mediterranean Sea views, upgrade to one of the property's ocean-facing bungalows or Mythica rooms. Most have blue and white color palettes and balconies or terraces. Outside the accommodations, you'll find a spa, a fitness center, a tennis court, multiple swimming pools and a 49-foot beach. A Greek restaurant, a Mediterranean eatery and a buffet-style venue are available as well. An all-inclusive meal plan – which covers all meals and soft drinks, plus select alcoholic beverages – can be purchased. Recent diners loved the delectable dishes at the on-site venues, but remember, a dress code is enforced every night at all three restaurants, so pack accordingly. Also, keep in mind that some services (such as airport transfers, tennis lessons and diving excursions) cost extra. Sensimar Elounda Village Resort is located on the Greek island of Crete in the town of Elounda.

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