Louis Creta Princess Beach Hotel
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Our rooms in Chania are not quite as spacious as those in Zaros. In Zaros, we had an upstairs and a downstairs, a lounge room and an outdoor deck (we were very spoilt!).
So today, as we really don't have space to work except in bed, we are sitting at an outdoor café, overlooking the harbour, catching up on correspondence, bill payments and the blog. Oh yes, very tough :-)
We had clear blue skies for the first few days ...
... the narrow, windy roads that look like scribble and which there is a sheer drop to one side, it is correct etiquette to wait until the very last possible moment before veering to the far side of the road to allow the oncoming car to pass. I screamed only once. Proud of that.
We arrived mid afternoon, only mildly traumatised ...
... more than I can recall consuming in such volumes and with such consistency before. Staying awake after dinner is too much for me.
Tonight is a formal night so I will dust off the tuxedo one final time. The ship will be hopping all night, commencing at 5:00pm for our sail away party at the Sunset Bar on the fantail, Deck 10 which, tonight, is themed as: “Margarita Tasting.” There is a ...
... Chania. We did some shopping, picked up some gifts, and I picked up the rest of the things for my trip. We had dinner with Effie at a really neat restaurant by the port. The food was delicious!!! We order a whole bunch of little things so that I could taste out the different foods. We had planned to go to a bar for my last night in Crete, but we ate so much, and dinner ran so late, that we decided to ...
Day 30 Being able to get settled into the apartment is such a treat. I don't have to worry about packing every morning. It's the little things. We were picked up by a shuttle which took us to today's excursion. We went on a big boat to Gramviuse and Balos, two amazing small islands. It was about an hour cruise in between the islands and we got to spend about 2 hours at each island. The first ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Louis Creta Princess Beach Hotel Chania
It was absolutly great i had great fun. I went with a lot of people and we had a great time.
We were mostly dissapointed with our holiday to the Creta Princess Hotel, in Chania. We are a family of 5 and had to have joining rooms.
my first holiday away from mum and dad with my boyfriend and we couldnt have gone to a better place!the hotel was spotless and the rooms very nice.along with the biggest heat wave reaching 110'f it was without a doubt the best holiday of my life, so much to do - the animation team in charge of day time and evening entertainment were FANTASTIC! THEY DESERVE MEDALS! they work non stop and deffinatly made our holiday!the disco was good better with the animation team there i wanted to take them all home with me! the area is great! 1 warning "dont use the hotel shop" go across the road SO much cheaper! cant wait to get back there in a few months! i recomend you have your photos taken prof. with marco he is amazing! and make sure you try all the coctails! have fun. char x
This place hardly be faulted, other than the size of the rooms, those of you into swinging cats will be disappointed. We have visited 1999, 2001 and 2002, and plan to go back in 2004. I would challenge anyone to not enjoy themselves. The animation teams are very,very good, as are the kiddy club reps. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food is good, there is plenty of it, and always varied.
I could go on at length, but cannot spare the time at the moment.
A very satisfied customer.
Game for a laugh?!
While there i had the best time ever. The staff were very helpful and gorgeous! Overall a very unforgetable experience hense the reason i'll be returning next year!
Been twice loved it once
been there twice the first time was the best holiday ever everything was amazing. unfortunately the second holiday here was terrible the animation team was awful the entertainment at night was non-existent the disco was really bad the dj just played music that him and the animation team liked. then my son got food poisoning and we spent 4 days in a greek hospital and got no money back. The best thing about it is the beautiful swimming pools which are kept very nice. The food was practically the same every night and the shops in the complex are very expensive, it is much cheaper to go to the shop over the road, apart from the animation team the staff were very polite and helpful. it is a perfect family holiday but as long as you are lucky and get a good animation team.
Visited this hotel week commencing 7th June 2003, and had a lovely time. Just myself and my little boy.Facilities - a variety of pools that should satisfy anybodies needs. Good for toddlers, youngsters and olds. Tennis, basketball courts but way too hot to make use of them. Plenty of bars for drinking throughout the day.Entertainment - hotels activation team encouraging participation in activities throughout the day, water volley, water polo, and the rest. The germans take these things too seriously.Beach - some sand but a lot of pebble as soon as you move away from the hotel front.Food - fair to good. All tastes catered for and its all very well presented.Rooms - not the biggest, but who wants to stay indoors eh???Resort - Maleme is not ideal for culture vultures. Its way too far from heraklion if you want to hit Knossos etc, probably three hours by coach each way. Chania 20 minutes away, very nice to visit for shops and a nice harbour.
Together with my wife, daughter, son (11 years old), son-in-law and grand-daughter (3 years old) we stayed in bungalows in this family complex directly on the north west coast. The location was excellent, a quiet part of Crete, but easily access was had to the old capital (C)Hania via a courtesy bus, where old venitian houses are in abundance. It was an all inclusive deal and despite our various dietary requirements more than adequate food was to be had from 7 am to midnight. The pool was magnificent and always clean. All the staff were extremely polite and friendly and they all worked well together. The independent 'Animation' team provided entertainment and encouragement from morning to midnight and ensured that everyone knew what was going on. For the two weeks that we were there the whole family just had a great time.
An excellent place for a family holiday
The Louis Creta Princess is an outstanding hotel, catering to families and couples alike. The accomodations are well kept, the service is great. You won't be dissapointed! There is an animation team to provide both day and night time entertainment every day of the week. Shows are provided each evening by the animation team which they create themselves and audience participation is a must! Don't forget the excellent food.
I have just returned from Crete having spent two weeks there with my wife and two sons. The hotel itself has excellent facilities but the rooms are a little small with not much room to move. The food is very good with always something to choose from the menu. The animation team are a fantastic advert for the hotel and the evening shows are well worth the money alone. A special mention to all the team of Steffano, Allesandro, Bjorn, Antonio, Elena, Lisa, Nadia and Irene. Who kept us entertained for the whole of our stay. Thanks guys.