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Mononaftis, Agia Pelagia, Crete 71 500 Greece
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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#5 of 29 hotels in Agia Pelagia
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Sea Side Resort & Spa is amongst the best that Crete has to offer. The resort is situated at the top of a hill in Mononaftis bay in the quiet area of Agia Pelagia. You can find us in a serene oasis with panoramic views just 22 km away of Heraklion airport and 28 km away of Heraklion city center. Our 248 rooms and suites with breathtaking views are ready to offer you the tranquility and comfort you are asking for your holidays. All rooms are fully equipped with: free Wi-fi, mini fridge, 32-40” LED satellite TV with International channels, air-condition, safe deposit box (free of charge), direct dial telephone, hair dryer, kettle, coffee-tea making facilities, balcony or terrace, sea view or side sea view. Guests may enjoy a relaxing Wellness experience (on extra charge) in our Spa center with a wide range of services such as Massages, Sauna, Steam room, face treatments, manicure & pedicure, Adults Only Indoor Hydropool. The Adults only pool of the Spa, is heated from the beginning of the season till May 15th and again after October 15th till the end of the season. Our Main Theme buffet restaurant along with our top notch 3 a la carte restaurants (“Jasmine” Asian Restaurant, “Minoan” Cretan Taverna, “Kullinarium” Gourmet Restaurant) are ready to offer you with a fine dining experience. Our Pool bars serve daily a choice of imported international and local spirits, cocktails, long drinks, local beer, local wine, filter coffee, Nescafe, espresso, cappuccino, ice coffee, cacao, tea, soft drinks and fruit juices. Free Parking area, Complimentary use of Gym, 24 hour Reception, Mini Market (on extra charge), Jewelry Shop (on extra charge) are among the extra facilities we offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Diving
Snorkelling
Kids pool
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Aerobics
Billiards
Darts
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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grimy1 wrote a review Yesterday
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium4 contributions
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This is the perfect hotel for us the taxi service for my wife was perfect and the people there were so friendly and helpful the food was perfect and something different every day we will definitely come back and it was only for adults so it was very quiet in this hotel thans for all the staff for the good vacation!!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Emma C wrote a review May 2022
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
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Everything about this place is 5 stars. The staff, the food, the drinks, our room, pool bars, service could not be faulted. Popi at the pool bar was lovely, she really cares that guests have a good stay and she made us feel at ease immediately. The buffet style restaurant was amazing every meal, even the pickiest of eaters would be spoilt for choice. The omelettes for breakfast, pizza for lunch and themed evening meals were a particular highlight. Maid service everyday, as many fresh towels as your heart desires and the most beautiful scenery and views I’ve ever experienced. Thank you Seaside we hope to return soon 🤍💙🤍
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Securing a sunbed can be a slight issue. Take a walk to the beach and visit Vasilis Taverna you...
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Response from Sea Side Resort and Spa Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Sea Side Resort and Spa
Responded 9 Jul 2022
Dear emmacG7085PO, Thank you so much for the absolutely perfect rating and the time spent to share your wanderful experience with the tripAdvisor community. Our effords focused on providing our guests with a unique holiday experience and your kind and sincere words, fill us with pride in order to continue with the same passion our hard work. We just can't wait for your next stay with us! Sincerely, Seaside Resort& Spa Management Team
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paulinelovesaholiday wrote a review 23 Sep
Edinburgh, United Kingdom23 contributions11 helpful votes
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We had a lovely time at Seaside,staff,food,accommodation all lovely. My fitness level has increased greatly by staying here for the week as there are stairs and hills to climb unless you call for a buggy but if you do have any probs with walking please make sure you are put in suitable accommodation as it can be fairly hard if you have mobility. Issues. The only issue we has was the music by the pools. It was bad... I know we all have different tastes but what they played in both pool bars was a bit heavy. The ladies in the top pool and the snack area were lovely. Food to suit everyone. Desserts to die for. Buffetrestaurant staff were very attentive and cheery.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Book speciality restaurants on arrival
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Clare K wrote a review 21 Sep
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This was our first girly Holiday, me and my sister went on, the hotel the staff the view's the food was all outstanding !! I could not fault any of it and did not want to leave, it is well worth the valve and the staff are so welcoming and helpful especially Alexandra and Elina And Elena (please forgive me if i spelt your names wrong !!) i will definitely be booking for next year !! Can not wait to be there again from Clare and Lynn x
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Sea Side Resort and Spa Team, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Sea Side Resort and Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Clare K, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and share your beautiful unique experience. We are delighted to learn that had an enjoyable stay and were sattisfied with what our resort has to offer. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again one day! Sincerely Yours, Sea Side Resort and Spa team
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M8eld wrote a review 17 Sep
Haacht, Belgium1 contribution
Amazing location and delicious food! Really enjoyed our stay. Espacially our visit to the Kullinarium gourmet restaurant was extraordinary. We had a beautiful room with a nice view on the sea and the sunset. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Taking the bus to Heraklion or making a walk to Agia Pelagia is nice.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Dreamer57269600609, Thank you for having shared your experience with us further to your very recent stay at Sea Side Resort & Spa! We are delighted to read that you had a pleasant stay and hope to welcome you back again in our beautiful island soon! Kind Regards, Sea Side Resort and Spa team
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Edge49 wrote a review 15 Sep
King's Lynn, United Kingdom65 contributions28 helpful votes
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Excellent hotel, situated with wonderful views of the sea. The staff here are amazing, very professional, friendly & polite. The buffet food was superb quality with many options to choose from, this hotel has three a la carte restaurants on site, Umi ( Chinese) Kulinarium ( Mediterranean) & Minoan ( Traditional Greek Taverna) Outstanding food & service at all three which you have to book on advance. There are two swimming pools within the hotel, our favourite was the Pelagos pool & bar with the beautiful Magda ably assisted by Dimitris . Such a sweet young lady making amazing cocktails etc with a smile. The restaurant staff were exceptional, always clearing tables & very observantly topping up wine glasses. House keeping came everyday & kept our fridge filled with bottled water. We were here for our Anniversary & received a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine & other treats. A very nice touch from the management, We are ready looking forward to returning next year.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This lovely hotel is set on a mountain side, May not be suitable for people with any walking...
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Edge49, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and share your beautiful unique experience. We are delighted to learn that you overall had a truly enjoyable stay and were sattisfied with everything our resort has to offer. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again one day! Sincerely Yours, Sea Side Resort and Spa team
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BeeBoden92 wrote a review 14 Sep
57 contributions86 helpful votes
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I’d start by saying don’t be fooled by social media for those of us that have looked forward to our holiday from the hotel posts which always look great. On check in we were told to go to the restaurant as it was due to close in 15 minutes and that we could come back to check in. We were grateful of this service. Check in was easy but you’re very much given a map, timetable and left to work things out for yourself. Beautiful scenery, but you’ll find views similar in most greek islands/hotels. We didn’t find a problem with getting sun beds, we used the ‘top pool’ and even at 10/11am there was still beds available, the bottom pool seemed busier and might be more of a struggle. The sneaks at the pool bars during the day are convenient - crisps, sandwiches, small salads and fruits available. The room was comfortable, the beds are really comfy and we found the maids to be the happiest and most pleasant of all the staff. There is mould growth around the sinks/taps due to design. We paid near on £700 for a privet pool room upgrade from a sea view. The rooms are far away from any bars and you have an extremely limited minibar service, basically no service. You have 3/4 small bottles of soft drink on arrival, once they are gone if you request any others you’re charged for these per item + a €10 charge per service/refill. No wine, beer or snacks in the mini bar. When you are paying a premium to have a privet area you’d think they’d make these rooms accommodating, even basic rooms In a 5 star hotel have these amenities, with a daily stocked mini bar with soft/alcoholic drinks and snacks included. This was a massive disappointment for the price of the holiday and upgrade. Due to the inconvenience of nothing being included in your all inclusive room upgrade I’d say any form of pool room isn’t worth it. Save your money and sit by the pool where you can easily access facilities. The drinks service is very mediocre. A very minimal list of included drinks. Anything such as aperol spritz, Prosecco, branded drinks is all charged extra. There is no service around the pool area and a very limited waiter service of an evening. You’ll wait a good 20 minutes + for a drink. I had an awful spa experience, were loud pop music, chatting/coughing therapists outside the door, a cold room, indecent covering for the client and a dangerous move preformed by the therapist made for the worse spa experience I’ve ever had. As a therapist myself I made a complaint about this. I was offered another spa visit for free but after my experience, little time to rearrange and a lengthy complaint I didn’t wish to return. This was charged on my bill even though the complaint I’d made was rather lengthy, serious and had safety implications. I was told by the hotel manager that it is hotel policy “around the world” not to refund money but as a gesture of goodwill he had said I could return to the spa for free. I let him know that the treatment had not been paid for yet, so I wasn’t asking for a refund but should not be getting charged full price for this experience, I was happy to pay for the therapists hourly rate. He point blank refused giving an excuse of “if I went to a restaurant and had bad food, they would not refund me for sure just a gesture of good will maybe” this to me shows this manager doesn’t have much experience at all. The pool resembles a pond more then a pool. It has an incredible amount of algae growth throughout the whole pool and spa. The walls are completely green and the water is green due to this. This is a breeding ground for bacteria and needs to be addressed before guests are becoming ill. The walls are damaged and broken and all of this is left in the pool which will easily cause an accident. See pictures. The Wi-Fi connection is poor. Pool/games are extra charge. Rooms are not equipped with iron and ironing board, upon asking we received one 24 hours later and it’s a travel set. You can not book a la carte restaurants before arrival but then they are fully booked when you arrive. We did manage to get into the taverna and Asian restaurant. These restaurants were a much better experience for food and service. Yes, you do pay extra for drinks but this is quite often the case at many hotels a la cartes. You are restricted to one buffet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s plenty of choice but it’s very random and repetitive. I’d suggest more 3 star food/restaurant service. The best food we had all week was at the vasilis taverna bar on the beach, the family that own this are amazing. It was the best service, food and atmosphere we experienced during our whole stay. It doesn’t seem they have enough staff, maybe only 1/2 people working at the pool bar and for evening night bars. Many Staff aren’t hospitable and don’t smile, assuming they are probably over worked. All in all this holiday was really disappointing. I’d imagine it’s nice enough if you have no comparison or expectations of 5 start hotels perhaps. We’d not return or recommend this hotel sadly. I’d suggest to put your money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karol H wrote a review 10 Sep
Krzepice, Poland8 contributions1 helpful vote
THE hotel is Ok, but in my opinion, the Wi-Fi network to connect to the internet is the worst of things in this hotel. They should improve it. Specially in the private areas. I have been in many hotels of the “third world” and there they had a better network than here!!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maria F wrote a review 10 Sep
9 contributions3 helpful votes
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We have just returned from a vacation in this beautiful resort. I have stayed in some beautiful all inclusive resorts all over the world but this is one of the best! The views are beautiful and the staff genuinely want you to have the best time. The food is outstanding! I’ve never stayed at an all inclusive resort where I felt there was no point eating anywhere else for fear of being disappointed that it didn’t match what was being offered!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: There are rooms located over large area - amazing views, some are a distance from the main hub...
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Response from Sea Side Resort and Spa Team, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Sea Side Resort and Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Dear K3519IWmariaf, Thank you for the great review of your unique experience at the Sea Side Resort & Spa! We're very excited to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and rest assured that your compliments for our staff members will be shared with the entire team here. We appreciate you choosing Sea Side Reosrt & Spa for your summer vacations, and hope to welcome you back again one day! Yours Sincerely, Sea Side Resort and Spa team
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Pat wrote a review 7 Sep
1 contribution3 helpful votes
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We've just returned after spending 7 nights here and it was unreal, best holiday we have ever had. From the moment we got to the resort until we left, the service was top class. When we arrived it was a bit late, instead of having to go through the whole check-in process, we were told that we could just go to the bar (shoutout to Jonny, Alex, and Sophia at the bar) and have a few drinks /relax for a while, while filling in the single form needed for check-in. Also, on arrival they had food ready for us which made it better. After you check-in, you'll be given a quick tour on the golf buggy and brought to your room (Thanks Leonidhas). We were shocked when we got to the room because we expected a simple sea view room with a balcony but we got the sea view with balcony but it was a duplex which made it even better and the view it self was amazing (Not sure if it was a Junior Suite that we got upgraded to). Our first day was spent at the pool and getting to know the place and people. We chose an all-inclusive package so we were keen to test out the food and drinks. There's a great selection of drinks available at the bars, they do provide a menu so feel free to choose from that or, if you want something you might know from back home, you may have to pay extra (if they have it). Food - They always have it at the pool bars; so sandwiches, crisps and some other stuff. For lunch breakfast and dinner, they have a huge selection, basically all you can eat. Entertainment - Theres something on every night, for us, the pool party mid-week and Karaoke (last night) were the best but they try to provide something for everyone. You'll find, classical, piano, opera, dance and more. Activities - We thought there was a a lot to do, so much so that we didn't get to do everything. They have an on-site gym, pools, pool tables and a spa to list some. Also, you can do a lot at the beach nearby. We rented a boat and Jet Skied. Missed out on the Safari drive though which looked class. Cleanliness - Our room was cleaned everyday and everywhere we went at the resort was spotless. Housekeeping staff are really friendly. Staff - They made it really special, it doesn't really matter if they are having a bad day, if you need something, they are professional, kind and always trying to make your holiday special. We met so many people and loved the staff that much that we spent an hour or so saying by to people before we left. Other - The really great thing about the resort is that it's adults only, there were no children. Most people just wanted to relax at the pool/beach during the day with a book. I'd say that if you're expecting it to be a partying resort, to go elsewhere. It is a luxury holiday. Lastly, we want to say thanks - Johnny, Alex, Sophia, Alexandra, Housekeeping staff, management, The DJ (Antonakakis), Aliki and anybody we missed. We hope to see you all again. Pat and Grace
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Lower ground rooms near the bottom pool. Perfect views
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear rebootholiday, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property further to your recent stay with us! We are thrilled to read your compliments about our dedicated staff and give us great pleasure to know that they had such a significant impact on your personal satisfaction. We work hard to ensure that our guests will enjoy a memorable holiday experience! Thanks again for the awesome review and we just cannot wait for your next visit at the Sea Side resort & Spa! Sincerely yours, Sea Side Resort and Spa team
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PRICE RANGE
$161 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sea side hotel agia pelagia, sea side resort and spa, sensimar sea side hotel
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAgia Pelagia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
248
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Side Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Nefeli Bar (1.0 km), Mononaftis Beach (0.2 km), and Psaromoura Beach (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Bar Vasilis, Taverna Bar Stelios, and O Nikolas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sea Side Resort and Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Sea Side Resort and Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sea Side Resort and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sea Side Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.