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This luxury hotel, the latest acquisition of the Swiss Mövenpick hotel group, is sure to please holidaymakers looking to relax and unwind. Its rooms are incredibly comfortable and there are numerous services to guarantee that your stay is a relaxing one, with a fitness and thalassotherapy centre, entirely designed for your well-being. Whether you have chosen the full-board or half-board option, your taste buds will go wild with the refined and varied cuisine on offer. Moreover, the hotel's swimming-pools and mini-club are sure to delight families.

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      Movenpick Resort Thalasso   -   © Gutton / EASYVOYAGE

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      Movenpick Resort Thalasso   -   © Gutton / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.65 /10

    The hotel is located in Gazi near the little village of Amoudara, some 3 mi from Heraklion and some 7 mi from the airport. Peaceful and calm, this little seaside resort is full of taverns and boutiques, along with a couple of nightclubs. It is centrally located on the northern coast of the island, which makes it an ideal stop for people who are travelling along the east-west axis. The beach of Amoudara is the second biggest in Crete, and surrounded by mountains. Although it's quite an uncommon occurrence in this mountainous region, the beach is made of fine sand rather than the usual pebbles.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The hotel offers a total of 285 guest rooms that offer an optimal level of comfort. 217 of them occupy the main building and cover 25m². The bedding is of excellent quality and the dark wooden furniture offers a nice contrast with the beige and orange bed linen. There is a desk and a little lounge area where you can relax. The other rooms occupy a series of luxurious standard or studio bungalows, or different categories of suites. There are 59 bungalows that are decorated in blue-green Mediterranean tones. Guests staying in them enjoy access to an exclusive swimming pool and 7 of them even have their own private swimming pool. The bathroom has a bathtub and a shower tiled with little pieces of turquoise mosaic. All the rooms are impeccably kept and fully equipped: mini bar with a fridge, a fan, individual air conditioning, a hair dryer, flat screens, a safe (as a supplement in standard rooms), and tea and coffee-making facilities. The only drawback is the rooms are poorly insulated and there is an incessant hum due to the air conditioning in the corridors of the main building. All of the rooms also have a balcony or a terrace with a glass table and some very nice wicker furniture. The terraces, however, offer absolutely no privacy, especially those that are next to the swimming pool.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Belonging to a large hotel chain, this Cretan Mövenpick offers a standardised layout. The style is elegant and pure, highlighting a simple and neutral design. Only the villas are slightly more Mediterranean in their layout. The hotel has 4 swimming pools, one of which is indoors and another that is a round-shaped outdoor pool, surrounded by comfortable wooden deckchairs with mattresses. Access to the gym and the jacuzzi in the well-being centre is free for guests of the hotel.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    Every meal that you take at the Mövenpick will make you discover new flavours. The Swiss identity of the hotel is definitely revealed at breakfast, with the gourmet muesli with red fruit. For dinner, hot dishes are served according to various themes: Greek specialities, but also Asian dishes and many other recipes from all over the world. The desserts are sophisticated, constantly renewed and very difficult to resist. The service is impeccable and the elegant and pleasant setting, which affords a breathtaking sea view, will make every meal taken here unforgettable. The hotel also has a gourmet restaurant with fine food, but a very steep bill. A more affordable option is the typically Greek tavern or the snack bar.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    If you walk past the swimming-pool, you will arrive at a long and sandy beach. It has deck-chairs and parasols, its water is crystal-clear and it is relatively undisturbed. There is a nearby water sports club which offers a large choice of motorised water sports, including windsurfing, pedalos, etc.

    To know

    The Mövenpick Resort & Thalasso opened in 2008. It is the latest establishment owned by the Swiss Mövenpick group and it offers top of the range services to the same standards as those in other Mövenpick establishments throughout the world. Its clientele are predominantly German, Swiss, Dutch and Russian. The hotel offers a half-board and a full-board option. It is ideal for families looking for a luxurious setting, and for people on business trips. So when you toddle through the corridors in your bathing suit, on your way to the pool, don't be surprised to meet people in business suits with briefcases. Be warned, the hotel's staff freely admit that the interior of the hotel is not romantic enough to make it a chosen destination for honeymoon couples: newlyweds should go elsewhere... However, the hotel is very suitable if you want a good rest and some pampering. For your well-being, you must not miss the spa, where a huge variety of massages, water therapies, electro-therapies and treatments await you. The fitness club is also very renowned. People come from as far as Heraklion to receive the dietary programs that are proposed by a specialist, but also to play squash, follow a yoga lesson, or pilates, etc.

    Equipment

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

      keep fit, sauna, physiotherapy, massage, thalassotherapy, Turkish bath, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      fitness, beach volley, squash, tennis, paddle boats, canoe, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • The food is of excellent quality
    • The calm
    • The thalassotherapy centre
    • The luxury and comfort
    • The service

    disadvantages

    • The soundproofing
    • The absence of a Cretan identity
    • The austere atmosphere

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score 5.00/10
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