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Hotel Candia Maris Hotel 4 star
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AMMOUDARA 71414 Crete Greece Heraklion, Greece -
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This upscale hotel is perfect for a family seaside vacation. Children will enjoy the long slides, while adults can enjoy the wellness and seawater therapy centre. An all-inclusive formula.

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      Candia Maris   -   © Olivier Lechat / EASYVOYAGE

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      Candia Maris   -   © Olivier Lechat / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.5 /10

    The Candia Maris is located on the seashore, in Ammoudara, the closest sea resort to Heraklion (1.86 miles). The hotel is located 6 miles away from the international airport. Count about fifteen minutes for transfers.

    Accommodation 7.70 /10

    The rooms are spacious and clean. Decor is attractive, with patchwork fabrics and rattan furniture (2 or 3 beds). The rooms are comfortable and include all necessary amenities: air conditioning, satellite television (TV5), safe (for a fee), refrigerator, and direct telephone. The bathrooms are large and equipped with a sink with make-up mirror and hair dryer, a bathtub, toilet, and telephone. In all rooms, a large balcony with a table and 2 rattan armchairs enables you to enjoy the seaview (side view in standard rooms). For a supplement, it is also possible to stay in a bungalow or a junior suite accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children. Suites and bungalows are directly oriented towards the sea.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    Built in 1995 and renovated in 2001, the Candia Maris is an ochre brick building with 3 storeys, shaped in a ''W'', extending over 4 hectares, and facing the sea. The reception desk and lobby are located on the upper floor. The wellness and seawater therapy centre is also located on this floor. On the intermediate level are the restaurant and access to the first swimming pool (450 square meters). The latter is round and ornate with a bridge leading to a central islet. It is surrounded with a large tiled solarium with deckchairs, large parasols, showers, and a children's pool. Access to all amenities is free (beach towels available in the rooms). This is where most activities take place. This platform communicates with the lower terrace (beach level) where you will find another large swimming pool with 4 long slides. The hotel's lower level hosts shops, a fitness room, showers, and changing rooms. At a small distance from the main building, you will find a running track, a small fitness centre under a glass rotunda, a minigolf, and an amphitheatre.

    Food and drink 8.20 /10

    Your stay is all-inclusive, which means that all meals and drinks are included in the price. The main restaurant (650 guests) is a large, bright room, extending into a large terrace with seaview. All three meals are served buffet style. These buffets offer a large choice of starters, main courses and sweets of a very nice quality. Regarding drinks, you have a choice of mineral water, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Once a week, this restaurant hosts a theme evening. The hotel also has three à la carte restaurants (Greek, Italian, and grill). All three are included in the all-inclusive formula. For a small hunger, you can go to one of the hotel's 4 snack bars.

    Beach 7.70 /10

    The beach is located behind the hotel, 100 to 150 meters away from the rooms. It is fenced with barbed wire and reserved to the hotel guests. It is a beach of fine, grey, clean sand, isolated from the beaches of the other hotels. It is guarded from May 15th to September 30th and offers deckchairs, parasols, changing rooms, showers, and a beach volley court (all free). A small yacht club offers a wide range of water sports in season.

    To know

    The hotel has a modern, very comprehensive seawater therapy and wellness centre on 600 square meters. It includes 2 indoor, heated seawater pools, a hammam, a whirpool bath, a sauna, a solarium, a beauty centre, and several sports rooms. Various packages are available (1 to 12 days): relaxation, weight-loss, circulation, anti-stress..

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, (paying), beauty salon, sauna, hammam, thalassotherapy, stretching, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, golf, mountain bike, jet ski, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, canoe, dance, step, bums and tums, squash, water-polo, fitness

    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • An all-inclusive formula.
    • Swimming pools
    • The wellness centres.

    disadvantages

    • Environment
    • The lack of conviviality.

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