We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Marikas Kapsi, Agia Pelagia, Crete 71500 Greece
E-mail hotel
Hotel direct offer!Hot Offer -10%
Official Site
View all 11 deals
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (382)
Pool & Beach (79)
Videos (2)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Read more
Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Happy Cretan Suites
Updated 24/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 30 hotels in Agia Pelagia
Travellers' Choice
Every one of our 26 luxury rooms in Agia Pelagia, have a balcony or terrace with astonishing panoramic sea views. The sea vistas that pour into our interiors are simply magical and are something you should experience in person. Whether it is during or day or the evening, you will be utterly captivated by watching the sun, the sea, the island of Dia, and the Cretan coastline. All rooms of Happy Cretan are air-conditioned and are designed with a modern take on the traditional local architecture. Some accommodation types are stone-built with a slanted ceiling and some are fitted with an indoor or outdoor hot tub. Relax in the outdoor hot tub or on the sun loungers by the Thalasso pool (chlorine-free), enjoying the panoramic views over the Cretan Sea. A sea-view fitness centre is provided while massage treatments can be arranged upon request upon arrival or in advance via direct booking.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
Hotel links
Special Rate:Hot Offer -10%
390Reviews15Q+A36Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 315
  • 57
  • 14
  • 1
  • 3
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
lilyamseven wrote a review Jun 2022
somerset england218 contributions125 helpful votes
We are here at the moment. Room 217. Sea views and spa bath. Lovely welcome by Dimitri on reception, who gave us all the information we needed and then showed us to our gorgeous room. Rose petals on our bed with welcome fizz and gorgeous pastries in our room. We have eaten dinner twice already at the on site restaurant, food delicious and staff are just amazing. There is a sign saying stairway to heaven leading up to the pool, and that really does sum up the pool area. Beautiful beds, no need to be up at the crack of dawn to reserve one! We came here for some very much needed R&R and are having just that . 100% recommended this beautiful piece of paradise and it’s somewhere I know we will return to. Thank you to everyone at Happy Cretan Suites❤️
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Charlotte B wrote a review Sep 2020
Holbæk8 contributions21 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Wonderfull stay at Happy Cretan suites, beautiful settings, beautiful view from the room and surroundings, excellent beds and suites, very pleasant staff, great breakfast , great dinner, great music and great drinks at the poolside. We will definitely recommend this as a perfect getaway for couples ❤️❤️
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Suparaz wrote a review Jun 2022
Whitehaven, United Kingdom32 contributions57 helpful votes
Had the stone house with hot tub and sea view (235) excellent accommodation kept very clean. Restaurant food was great too with all staff on the site very professional, welcome at reception warm , friendly and genuine as most Cretans we’ve ever met always seem to be.Would definitely go back again, handy for Airport too about 20 mins ( € 40 Taxi booked from reception ) On an elevated site with great views to sea, gardens immaculate. Ongoing work as hotel is doubling in size below but not noisy or intrusive to your holiday. Due to be finished by next summer. Would still go again now with that going on but definitely go back as soon as possible.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
antonlytvyniuk wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
It was great hotel with tasty food. Nice view, and warm jacuzzi. Staff are very friendly and hospitable. Green and beautiful territory Also you should try their massage, it is not relax but really good
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2021
Sophie M wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom27 contributions5 helpful votes
After reading lots of overwhelmingly positive reviews for this place, I made a booking here to treat ourselves for the last two nights of our holiday. There were some positives to our stay - the rooms are lovely, with very comfy beds and great views towards Agia Pelagia and the sea from the balcony. However, there were many things about our stay which were hugely disappointing and didn't meet our expectations at all. Many previous reviews highlight the welcoming nature of the staff - unfortunately this was not our experience at all. As an example, at no single point in our stay did the owner ask us if we were enjoying or had enjoyed our stay, or whether we'd enjoyed our meal in the restaurant - not even when we checked out. As such, there was no opportunity to pass on any of the feedback that I have noted here. This place describes itself as a luxury hotel, however there are lots of things which are not done particularly well or small attention to details which are lacking. As one example, when we turned up for breakfast on our first morning, there was no one there to greet you or explain how things worked. Someone came over and asked if we wanted an omelette and we said yes - then she just looked at us and waited for more information, without first providing any options about fillings etc (as if we were simply supposed to know what the kitchen had!). When the omelettes arrived they were put down in front of us and the waitress walked off, not checking that we had any cutlery or napkins (we didn't - the tables aren't set for breakfast when you arrive) etc. The omelettes were incredibly salty. The buffet part of the breakfast was no better. The hot food selection was limited: a plate of fried or scrambled eggs and a plate of some sort of sausage or bacon - neither looked appetising at all. Also only a small amount is put out and it gets taken very quickly, with a long wait until it is replenished. Similarly the juice bottles do not get refilled and there aren't always plates to serve your food onto. The fresh fruit selection was also very poor - one morning it was simply a plate of old grapes. One morning the coffee machine was broken and there was no offer of any other coffees. Overall, the breakfast - food and experience - was very poor, and certainly not what you would expect from a 'luxury' hotel. We had dinner in the restaurant one night and I would strongly recommend against eating here. The food is highly overpriced (15 euros for a main) and is of very poor quality. The pork souvlaki was mainly fatty meat and the pasticcio was salty and had very little flavour. It is worth being aware that you will need to walk at least 15 mins on a main road or get a taxi down to the town to go somewhere else to eat. Other small details - there are lovely toiletries in the bathroom, but the bottles were half empty, as if a previous guest had used some and they'd been left for the next guest rather than being replaced. The rainhead shower looks great, but the pressure isn't good, and the way the shower is designed means that you will get the whole bathroom floor wet every time you use it. The towels are very small and the bathrobes are very old and worn. A few things that I was not keen on (as personal preference) and therefore I would have liked to have been aware of before booking: As the pool area is next to the bar, there is constantly music being played which can be heard while you're sitting by the pool. On one afternoon there was a live band (upbeat pop covers) by the pool. Again, I am sure that some people enjoyed this, but we found that it meant that the pool area wasn't as relaxing as it could be. Also, the fancy sunbeds aren't as good as the pictures make them look - some of them aren't very clean. The rooms are cleaned each day and it's quite an 'intrusive' clean - that is, they will move your things around to tidy everything up, so nothing will be where you left it. We also found a dirty cleaning rag in our suitcase after they'd cleaned which we didn't appreciate! The balcony area is nice, however there is no privacy - you will always be overlooked by other rooms or people walking past. Regarding the bikes for use - there are four mountain bikes, and they are very large. I am just over 5ft and would not have been able to use one. Overall, I'm so disappointed that we did not have the same experience as the majority of other guests seem to have had based on all the previous reviews. Perhaps we visited on a bad weekend, or because we were only there for 2 nights we weren't deemed as valuable or welcomed guests. Whatever the reason, unfortunately it means that I really would not recommend staying here.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not eat in the restaurant
See more room tips
Emma G. wrote a review Aug 2021
16 contributions3 helpful votes
Very pleasant stay in Agia Pelagia ! Review of Happy Cretan Suites Pending review I spent 3 days with my family at Happy Cretan Suites as part of a rather itinerant stay in Crete. No negative remarks: the view is splendid, the place is very quiet, and the facilities are quite satisfactory (very nice swimming pool, small gym, possibility to have a massage). The rooms are spacious and impeccable and the restaurant is high standard. As often in Crete, we have no reason to complain about the hospitality of the staff. I highly recommend it!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Cosmin N wrote a review Aug 2021
Bucharest, Romania5 contributions
After staying 8 days at Happy Cretan i have the following conclusions: - the location is superb. It consists in mini villas with a superb view to the cretan shore at Mediterranean, gingerly situated on the slope of the mountain. The rooms consist in a roomy sitting area, bathroom (ours had a tub), bedroom with a large bed and a superb terrace where to be honest i could stay for the entire week i paid and i would not be that sad. The view is really great. - The cleaning staff do a great job and they tend to leave little personal attentions that really brightens your day like: deserts , personal message about the weather, notes etc - The location has a roomy hot tub, pool with depth from 0.7 to 3 m and great sun beds that are cozy and secluded - They have a gym with boxing bag, running band, weights etc. you can also order massages. - They have lock boxes and minibar - The staff is really friendly and attentive with the customers(we really liked Dimitri from reception) - The breakfast is open bar and with large variety of sweet and salty food. - They have a lot of info about activities that you can do in Crete - we took two trips around the island to Chrissi Island and to Spinalonga Island. The buses took us from the hotel and the trips were great. Also they recommended a great location for snorkeling.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
609Vincent007 wrote a review Oct 2020
Lyon, France1 contribution2 helpful votes
We spend one week from 12th to 19th October 2020 in Happy Cretan Suites in Agia Pelagia. All the hotel, the fantastic sea view from all the bedroom and suites (we were in the stone suite), a very friendly staff and all the prevention against covid-19 were perfect by anyone working there. The restaurant is also really delicious, with different Cretan and Minoan cuisine... with an excellent cocktail bar in front of the swimming pool. We will comme back with a great pleasure! Vincent Pantelis
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Tuki23 wrote a review Sep 2020
Vienna, Austria142 contributions131 helpful votes
· We promised to return last year, so we did. I did not think that it is possible to make our stay better then last year, but the owner brought it to a new level. Again I have never received this level of service in any 5 star hotel. From the small deserts every day, to the small touches that absolutely blow every other accommodation out of the water, this is hands down one of the best places that you can stay in Crete! Breakfast is great, the pool is warm, the rooms are comfortable. I can only recommend this place, you have to experience it again! Thank you again Dimitris for the great stay!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Choose a room with spa bath and see view
See more room tips
4 Helpful votes
Natalie wrote a review Aug 2020
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions14 helpful votes
The hotel is absolutely beautiful. We had a room with a garden view and it was lovely. The balcony was a great size and the room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The pool and area around the pool was beautiful. The food was delicious. Every meal we had was amazing. The best thing about the hotel was the service, everyone was so nice and friendly and always happy to help. As it is a small hotel you get to know all the staff which is lovely. Dimitris was also an absolute delight and so helpful. We were there during Covid times and the health and safety measures were fantastic. The staff were constantly cleaning and wearing face coverings the whole time. I’d go back to this hotel in a heartbeat. Amazing value for money.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
$105 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
happy cretan agia pelagia, happy cretan hotel
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAgia Pelagia
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Happy Cretan Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Happy Cretan Suites?
Nearby attractions include Ligaria Beach (2.7 km), Nefeli Bar (1.5 km), and Psaromoura Beach (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Happy Cretan Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Happy Cretan Suites?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Happy Cretan Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Happy Cretan Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Happy Cretan Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Bar Vasilis, Taverna Bar Stelios, and Bravo Seafood Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Happy Cretan Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Happy Cretan Suites have airport transportation?
Yes, Happy Cretan Suites offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Happy Cretan Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Happy Cretan Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Happy Cretan Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Enetiki Epavli ton Monidon (5.6 km).