10 Jul 2015

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Overview
The Resort on the island of Crete known for its excellence, pleasant environment, proximity to famous archaeological sites and its buzzing Capital, Heraklion. Built on a promontory in traditional Aegean architecture and overlooking the deep blue bay of Aghia Pelagia, the hotel offers direct access to three different beaches ideal for swimming and snorkeling due to their protection from the frequent northeastern winds that regularly affect the North of Crete.

How far is the nearest beach?
Surrounded by two beaches this hotel is an ideal location for all you beach lovers.

Distance from Airport
Chania airport is roughly 128km away and Heraklion's airport is roughly 29km.

Rooms
The hotel is compromised of two main buildings and several groups of Bungalows with great views of the sea. In total the hotel offers 250 guest rooms of various types. All of which are equipped with a Balcony, Patio, Telephone, LCD Television, Satellite Channels, Air Conditioning, Hairdryer, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Complimentary Toiletries, Refrigerator, Electric Kettle, Wake up Service, Safety Deposit Box. Wi-Fi is also available in rooms at a small extra charge. A housekeeping service is provided 6 days a week (excluding Sundays).

Food & Drink
The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a buffet format which can all be enjoyed with the spectacular view of the sea. The Menu is greatly influenced from the traditional Greek and Cretan cuisine however certain more contemporary choices are also available. During breakfast, lunch and dinner a number of live cooking stations operate and as well as live grill station that operates every day during dinner. Drinks, snacks and light meals can also be enjoyed at the 4 bars available:

The Lobby Bar - located in the hotel main building, near the reception and offers coffee, drinks, a variety of cocktails.
The bar operates throughout the entire season from 18:30 – 24:00.

The Snack Bar – The Snack Bar is located next to the central pool under a large pergola. It operates in the daytime and offers coffee, drinks, a variety of snacks, and light meals. It is ideal for relaxing and enjoying your coffee after a dive in the pool.
The bar operates throughout the entire season from 09:00 – 17:30.

The Pool Bar – The open-air Pool Bar is the hotel’s largest bar and includes the theatre and dancing stage. It is where the animation team performs each night and where all our guests gather in the evening. This bar also offers a great panoramic view of the sea and offers a variety of refreshments and exotic cocktails.
The bar operates throughout the entire season from 17:00 – 01:00.

The ‘Tsimento’ Beach Bar – Our beach bar is unique in that it is a concrete platform situated literally next to the sea. It is very popular amongst locals and may get quite busy on weekends. It is the ideal place to swim, relax under the sun, and enjoy your coffee with the tranquil view of the sea. It is ideal for those who do not like pebbles and sand and just want to swim. The bar offers a variety of dishes, drinks and cocktails and operates during the summer months from 10:00 – 19:00. Sun beds and umbrellas are available at an extra charge.

Sports & Entertainment
There is 2 outdoor swimming pools (one with fresh water and one with sea water and both offering excellent sea views and 2 adjoining children pools).
Sport facilities at the hotel include pool games, coffee games, table tennis, 2 tennis (prior reservation), 1 multi-use court, darts, tournaments, competitions, selection of board games, volleyball, billiards (except 14:00-18:00), water ball, gymnastics, etc. The Peninsula Hotel has elevators, registration / hospitality, tour desk, money exchange and a chapel. A local bus service connects the hotel to town. A variety of beauty and wellness therapies can be found in the Spa and Wellness centre, there is also a indoor heated swimming pool. For the little ones there is a children’s mini club and playground. Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the hotel and is free of charge. The animation program organizes a variety of different activities everyday for both children and adults.

Chargeable Extras
Espresso coffee, the Pergola bar, the beach bar, all drinks after 23:00, Scuba diving courses, umbrellas & deck chairs at the public beach & on the plateau in the hotel area, laundry service, doctor or medical services, car rental, telephone, fax, email service, safety deposit boxes and mini market are available at a charge.

The AI guests must wear the special bracelet in order to benefit the AI concept. All drinks are self service.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 495 reviews
 

avoid peninsula resort and spa

2 July 2015

no room available on arrival put in cell in cellar promised room first thing in morning, didnt get until after lunch only after kicking up a huge fuss. upgraded to sea view room if that their best...

no room available on arrival put in cell in cellar promised room first thing in morning, didnt get until after lunch only after kicking up a huge fuss. upgraded to sea view room if that their best room then was not impressed it was ok.very hard beds, very few seats at meal times due to most tables being reserved, food ok bit repetative, short staffed long time clearing tables mostly did ourselves to get a seat. Extreme shortage of sunbeds at main pool and loud banging music, think done delibratley so you went to beach bar where all inclusive only covered lemonaid, orangeaid and bear everything else payable including sun beds. Charged for towels, charged for water and milk to make in room beverages, very limited all inclusive drinks at bars if you could get served as often unmanned, very rude staff, evening entertainment dreadful, 2nd pool no bar at all so couldnt get refreshments unless go up or down many many steep steps. reception staff coping well every morning with queues of people complaining, a very bad hotel, lovely area fab views but go to CHC Seaside resort 100% better.

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Beautiful beach, but not all inclusive

1 July 2015

We loved the location, but it's not all inclusive - more like a half board w. lunch. I would not recommend it to a friend. Positives: -clean, w daily room service -beautiful beach -friendly...

We loved the location, but it's not all inclusive - more like a half board w. lunch. I would not recommend it to a friend. Positives: -clean, w daily room service -beautiful beach -friendly staff -food on arrival (11 PM) -courtesy room (as no option for late check out) -close to local restaurants and bars-15 minutes on the path down the car rental. -nice dining area Negatives: -first night in a different hotel, 5 min away but we had to wait 1 hour to be transferred(we could not carry all our luggages up the hill so we had to wait) no late check out as a compensation. -food: good range but poor quality, and not too tasty.Better options has not been re-stocked - (in the first hour all the nicer fruits were gone and not re-stocked,same as nicer foods and deserts) No real juices available just watered squash type things,alcoholic drinks were okay,but you could not get all the drinks at the beach bar-only beer & coke, but you could get a few simple coctails at the bar next to the diner. -Beach: if you want to stay on the sunbeds on the beach, you need to pay 10 Euros-except for the french people as its incuded in their price.Only the ones by the pool are free of charge.No beach towels so take yours. The hotel should not advertise as all inclusive as it's not, Maybe charge a bit more & be honest about what is included.

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Beautiful place, great staff

29 June 2015

Great and helpful staff, we bought a local sim card (2G data) at the reception for 15 euro and the receptionist really helped us activate the card. The location is great only 20 minutes from...

Great and helpful staff, we bought a local sim card (2G data) at the reception for 15 euro and the receptionist really helped us activate the card. The location is great only 20 minutes from Herkalion airport and very easy to get to the hotel. The hotel has 2 lovely beaches, but need to pay for beds and umbrella (!!) Funny entertainment staff every evening there was a Cabaret show.

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Peninsula Hotel in Crete is a beautiful hotel

25 June 2015

I stayed at the Peninsula Hotel in Agia Pelagia, Crete for four consecutive days. The hotel is situated in a beautiful place, I may say, "the most beautiful place" I saw in this trip. I received a...

I stayed at the Peninsula Hotel in Agia Pelagia, Crete for four consecutive days. The hotel is situated in a beautiful place, I may say, "the most beautiful place" I saw in this trip. I received a spacious suite called a Bungalow Room with a fantastic sea view from the main and adjacent rooms as well as from the balcony. The hotel has three swimming pools including one inside the spa building that is separate from the main building. one of the swimming pools is filled with sea water and spots a fantastic view of the sea and the beach below. You will find a coffee bar adjacent to the swimming pools as well as the hotel beach. The pools are very clean as is the whole hotel, the rooms are kept impeccable clean day by day, In the room you will find different amenities like a small fridge, a kettle, shampoo and soap and clean towels. There are tea bags in the room but it lacks ness-coffee or any coffee at all. If you are a heavy coffee drinker like myself this may become a problem but you can go to the bar and ask for a nice cup of filter coffee if you are not able to overcome this need of yours. (one of a few weak spots) The hotel has a beautiful dinning room looking into the sea. It is also adjacent to the main swimming pool. Most dining tables were in a beautiful open and roofed balcony that made the place real special. The service of the waiters and waitresses was very good, my wife and I stayed under an "all inclusive" meal program that included meals as well as soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer and wine. this was also applied to the different bars scattered smartly in different places of the hotel. The food was good and abundant but it lacked imagination, with the same products a real good chef could have done a lot better and put the hotel in a status of a superior high class Deluxe hotel but, again the food was ok for a short stay. The team at the reception was one of the highlights of the hotel, always smiling, constantly looking how to help and assist giving the guest at all times the feeling that he is part of the family. This is by far a superb professional team who knows how to manage every situation. I salute them personally, they are a first class team. The bars are ok, you will find beer and cocktails, soft drinks and filter coffee as much as you want, but if you wish to drink a ness-coffee you have to pay extra. You will find at the bar small bread canapés and other amenities like olives and popcorn, but you won't find any nuts or almonds or beigels that may go well while drinking a cold beer. I looked at this issues as mistaken hotel policy. The same with different sorts of food, like fried potato chip's at the beach bar, the lady there asked me to pay extra. The entertainment team was excellent, they had a great attitude towards kids and grownups, the entertainment programs were great, not boring and performed by a real good and professional team. I will state loud and clear, you have everything you need for a real good holyday. In my personal opinion the bars and food policy is not generous enough, this disturbed me quite a bit. I travel a lot and I think that I understand how to compare and rate different places where I stay. What I write here, was expressed by me to the reception manageress personally. The strong and good points as well as those I thought could be better. This policy I believe, is fair and honest and doesn't bring a surprise question like "why didn't you tell us?" to the hotel management. To summarize I will say : A great hotel, with a great professional team, situated at a very beautiful spot in Crete about thirty kilometers from Heraklion city. A great deal for a nice holiday, you have parking places if you rent a car, There is a small shop were you can buy different products or stuff you may have forgot at home. The food is ok and abundant. I recommend this hotel warmly and heartily, without doubt a place I will love to go back.

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Additional Information

  • Timezone Europe/Athens
  • Language Greek is the official language of Greece and is spoken by about 99.5% of the population.
  • Currency Euro

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Beach Bar
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Darts
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Football
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Mini Market
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Private Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • TV Lounge
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Tourist Information

Jabs

All travellers are advised to ensure that tetanus and polio vaccinations are kept up to date. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from all travellers over one year of age coming from infected areas.

Electricity

The power supply in Greece is 220 V AC at 50 Hz. You may require an adapter for the round two-pin sockets in use in Greece. Power cuts are not uncommon.

Visa

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