12 Jul 2015

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Overview
Aquis Blue Sea Resort and Spa is a luxurious 5* property located directly on a very fine, long sandy beach of Stalida, just a few meters from the sea, and 32km from the Heraklion city, between two famous for their night life resorts, Chersonissos and Malia. It has been fully renovated and thus achieving the highest standards of hotel services and facilities respectively. Holding an ideal location and being set in 25 acres, the hotel is surrounded with beautiful gardens with all kinds of flowers, trees, and indigenous herd bushes. The deep blue sea and rich sunlight create a harmonious environment, which along with the peaceful Cretan atmosphere is ideal for both relaxation and fun.

At the Aquis Blue Sea Resort and Spa, guests will enjoy a unique seaside location and the most attractive facilities and services. This property as being part of Aquis Hotels and Resorts is aiming to exceed guests' expectations by providing superior quality of services and facilities within an advanced concept of beach holidays along with its unique location.

Aquis Blue Sea Resort and Spa is also ranked in the top positions of the most highly recommended resorts, in tripadvisor.com

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located directly on the beach.

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 177km from Chania Airport and 28.5km from Heraklion Airport.

Rooms
The property consists of 225 rooms, all fully renovated and nicely decorated to deluxe standards targeting the up market clientele within an elegant environment with private balconies overlooking the deep blue Sea and a wide assortment of amenities to provide to its guests a comfortable stay within a luxurious surrounding. All rooms offer: air-conditioning, marble bathroom and shower, hair dryer, fridge, balcony or veranda (furnished), satellite TV, direct dial telephone, safe (free of charge). In all rooms upon arrival: a welcome fruit basket and water.
In room types: Junior Suite with private pool and Suite with private pool there is a filled mini bar with soft drink once on arrival

Food & Drink
MEALS
Breakfast Buffet (Main Restaurant: 07:00-10:00)
Lunch Buffet (Main Restaurant: 12:30-14:30)
Dinner Buffet (Main Restaurant: 18:30-21:30,

**One dinner complimentary at the a la carte restaurant is included once per stay.**

During meals, local drinks (Draft beer‚ carafe wine, soft drinks, still water, tea and filter coffee) are included.

Afternoon Tea & snacks 16:00-18:00 hours (tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits, finger mini sandwiches and mini rolls)

Beverages & Ice cream 10:00-23:00 hours:

- International brand spirits

Aquis all inclusive drinks apart from the local (alcoholic and non alcoholic) offer to AI guests one predefined international brand for the following spirits (Whisky, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tequila)
- Local Drinks
Draft beer /carafe wine, liqueurs, soft drinks, still water.
- Cocktails menu: including five alcoholic and two non-alcoholic cocktails.
- Hot Beverages: tea and filter coffee.
- Ice cream: selection of different flavours

Sports & Entertainment
Day Time Activities
Evening Shows & Entertainment: Daily animation programme.

The hotel offers a reception, television room, main restaurant & bar, snack bar, tavern, disco, spa & wellness centre, mini market, hairdresser, free wireless internet, internet corner and a theatre. Some of them operate periodically & according to weather conditions. There is also a well equipped multiuse conference room.

Please note the following:
- Welcome fruit basket, water and a bottle of wine in the room on arrival (for all room types)
Sunbeds and Umbrellas are free of charge only at the pool areas
- Billiards and Jacuzzi, disco (open occasionally), water sports, baby – sitting, laundry service, doctor on call, internet corner are subject to charge
- PCs and laptops are available for rental
- mini-club 4-12 years old
- young club 13-18 years old (01.07-15.09)
- sun beds and umbrellas are free at the pool side and subject to charge on the beach
- wellness Spa consists of a beauty centre*- Hairdresser*, Fitness room,saunas*, steam bath*, Jacuzzi*, shower jet, different programs and facial treatments*, massage*, facial and body treatments* - all facilities are with charge.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 419 reviews
 

Very good

2 July 2015

We just came from a 7 days Holiday from Sentido Blue Sea Beach. We enjoyed every single day there and we already missing the good times we had. Now, for a more detailed review I will use positive...

We just came from a 7 days Holiday from Sentido Blue Sea Beach. We enjoyed every single day there and we already missing the good times we had. Now, for a more detailed review I will use positive and negative signs : + The staff is great, from the cleaning lady witch comes daily, to the chicken and restaurant staff and the animation team (my daughter was very happy at the mini club), they all smiles and salutes you. Rating: 10 + The location is right across a secondary road from the beach. Rating :9 - That secondary road is something to take in consideration if you have small children. + The food is good, with many salads, traditional (I like the cheeses especially) and European foods, great deserts,fresh orange juice, you have always something good to eat and a la carte restaurant is great. Rating :9 +/- The beach is a mix between sand and rocks. The right side is fine sand and somehow narrow (1-5 rows of sunbeds), but with a gentle entrance in the see. The left side is rocky and narrow. The waves are moderate to big, especially if is very windy. Rating: 8 +/- The room in the main building that we had was on the second floor with a very nice sea view but the negative part is the noise from the road, especially at night. 8 Mine recommendation to the hotel is to have more sunbeds on the grass areas. All in all we had a great time and we recommend this hotel.

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Good Quality Hotel

30 June 2015

We have been to this hotel a number of times and it is a nice hotel, set in great surroundings and is always kept SPOTLESS. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. There have been a few changes...

We have been to this hotel a number of times and it is a nice hotel, set in great surroundings and is always kept SPOTLESS. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. There have been a few changes since our last visit, the choice and quality of drinks on offer is much better, the food was of a better quality, particularly breakfast where the re-introduction of cooked to order omelette's and pancakes was welcome. There has been a card system introduced and it must be displayed when ordering drinks etc, and I am aware that a lot of hotels now use that system, but one of the outstanding points of this hotel was always that it was relaxed, unfortunately the card system makes for long delays at the bar, not something I enjoy. All in all a good hotel which has seen an improvement in quality but to the detriment of the overall laid back atmosphere which drew back so many people year after year

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Fantastic resort

27 June 2015

Just got back from a fantastic 11 days at this resort.Set in lovely well kept gardens in traditional greek style,lovely pool and across the road from the beach all very relaxing. The rooms were very...

Just got back from a fantastic 11 days at this resort.Set in lovely well kept gardens in traditional greek style,lovely pool and across the road from the beach all very relaxing. The rooms were very clean with soft and fluffy towels changed every day.We had a room with sea view and it was beautiful to see the sun rising.The food was really good with plenty of choice and the a la carte restaurant was just amazing with Maria and Irene that just can't do enough for you.But most of all was the welcoming and friendliness of the managers and all the staff. Always smiling and helpful.It was my friend's birthday and Sofia (the lovely waitress)suggested a birthday cake at lunchtime,the manager took it to our table and everyone sang happy birthday making it very special and the happy barman at the Blue Bar always making sure we had our drinks before running to catch his bus at 11pm. One downside was that we never spent a day round the pool because of people putting their towels very early in the morning before going back to bed and often not going back till 11. I think the management should consider a policy where towels cannot be left unattended till 8am or they will be removed as I have seen in many other resorts so we can all have the chance.This issue has not putting me off going back to this resort.

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holiday@Sentido Blue Sea Beach

22 June 2015

We've had a fantastic holiday! Rooms were very clean, very good service in the restaurants and bars. We also want to thank the girls from the animation team and mini club. They are very friendly and...

We've had a fantastic holiday! Rooms were very clean, very good service in the restaurants and bars. We also want to thank the girls from the animation team and mini club. They are very friendly and good with children.

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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

  • Aerobics
  • Bar
  • Beauty Salon
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Mini Market
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Sport Facilities
  • Steam Bath
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • TV Lounge
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Tourist Information

Weather

Heraklion enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with glorious hot summers characterised by blue skies and blazing sun. The summer months are the best for getting on the beach, while spring is fresher with bursts of wild flowers in the countryside. The autumn is pleasant, and it is only in the winter that the weather turns grey, wet and sometimes cold.

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

Many visitors to Greece will not need to obtain a visa for visits to Greece of up to 90 days.