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Hotel Costa Mare Hotel 3 star
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This small, Francophile, very convivial hotel is located on the seashore, 2 miles from Hersonissos seaside resort. You will appreciate its calm and the famous Cretan evenings, which are the friendliest of the whole island's hotels.

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    Location 5.0 /10

    The Costa Mare is located on the seashore, in Anissaras, 2 miles from Hersonissos seaside resort. Heraklion airport is about 12 miles from the hotel. Count about thirty minutes for transfers.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The rooms are spacious and have two levels. They are brightly coloured, and the rattan furniture is simple and functional. On the upper level are the beds and bathroom, while the lower level is arranged into a sitting room with a French window opening onto a large balcony or terrace. The view is oriented towards the sea, gardens, or swimming pool. All rooms have air conditioning from the 1st July to 15th September from 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM. They have a direct telephone and a safe (for a fee). The bathrooms have a sink, small tub or shower, hair dryer and toilets.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    Built in 1988 and renovated in 2001, the Costa Mare hotel is small, with 57 rooms, and looks almost new. It is organised in 3 one or two storey buildings forming a U open to the sea. The main building includes the lobby, the bar, the breakfast room, and a small sitting room. The rooms are in both wings, separated by pretty flower beds that add colours to the white, light blue and navy blue façades. On the front of the hotel, inland, fifteen rooms have been created in charming Cretan style cottages, with pretty pergolas decorated with flowers. On the side, a fresh water 2,152 feet² swimming pool, extended with a children's pool, is spanned by a small bridge. It is surrounded by lawns with a few deckchairs and parasols (free). A little further, a small one-level building hosts the restaurant.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    Breakfast is served buffet style in the small dining room of the main building (about one hundred seats). Breakfast is simple and unpretentious. Dinner is served at the tavern. Here again, buffets offer little choice, although the food is decent. Don't miss the Cretan evening, organised once a week. The entire hotel staff (including the manager) goes out of its way to help you enjoy the local folklore. With the sound of the sirtaki and of hundreds of broken plates (a bizarre local tradition!), you will certainly enjoy one of the best evenings of your vacation. The hotel's small size is, without doubt, a plus to make this folkloric evening even more friendly and intimate.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    The hotel is built along a large public beach fairly isolated from the big hotels, and not systematically crowded in season. To access the beach, one must simply cross a small quiet coastal road. Despite the relative peacefulness of the place, the environment is not very pleasant: the fine sand is not particularly clean (rocks, twigs, etc.), there are sound nuisances (planes, cars, etc.) and one extremity of the beach has been abandoned. The beach offers deckchairs, parasols (for a fee), shower, and beach volley court. For water sports, there is a water sports club at the Anissa Beach, 985 feet from the hotel.

    To know

    With the exception of the bungalows, all rooms have a side view of the sea, more or less direct.

    Equipment

    • Internet access
    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, beach volley, jet ski, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, canoe

    advantage

    • It is a human scale, convivial hotel.
    • The tranquility.

    disadvantages

    • Lack of amenities on site.
    • The hotel's remoteness.
    • Greenfields should be redesigned.

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