Clean ,quiet, small hote,l all the facilities are provided at sister Hotel sunset Beach! Breakfast with enough variety where you can enjoy your breakfast by the sea. Many thanks to all staff that made my vacation unforgettable.
We visited almare for 1 week and everything was perfect. The rooms super clean and spacious. Almare is located 2 minutes from Sunset Beach hotel where you use all the facilities there like pool breakfast dinner etc. Super friendly stuff! And best location right on the see. Would definitely recommend it.
Note that this is not a hotel, but a block of rooms. All facilities are in a different hotel down the road (reception, restaurant, swimming pool). Difficult access for prams/ strollers and wheelchairs. In addition, the rooms we were given were not as bright or clean as advertised. Needless to say we still had to pay 50% of the whole fee eventhough we chose not to stay there (as per booking.com policy).
I chose a stay in August 2021 at Almare Beach Shotel with breakfast and dinner included. the rooms were very clean and spacious. the beach close to the hotel. the staff not very smiling ... the food received at breakfast and dinner was WRONG. The same food every day. The little breakfast consists only of salami and cheap cheese. no sausages, no hot dogs, no scrambled eggs, no local specialties. Very dry dinner, no taste, no local specialties, no fish. I will nevere choose Almare Beach shotel again because of the terrible food.
We arrived there on a Friday at noon only to be met by nobody at the hotel. The hotel does not have its own reception area and visitors must assume that they must check-in at another nearby hotel called Sunset Beach Hotel. So we went to that hotel and were told that they'd call a person to show us the room and that person would meet us at Almare Hotel. Of course, the person was late and we had to wait for her in the sun. We were then shown our rooms, which were different from what we paid for. The woman who gave us the keys almost ran out of the rooms afterwards so that we don't have time to figure out we're given the wrong rooms. When we went to the receptionist to tell him this. he told us we won't be able to contact her before next Monday. What we assumed happened is that they overbooked the hotel (sold the same rooms to different customers) and the rooms that we paid for were already occupied. Nobody took responsibility for this, they all pretended they didn't know what happened, there was nobody in charge at the hotel. We spent one night in this outdated hotel, in two separate rooms, one of which faced the neighbor's courtyard, where he played karaoke all night long, making a lot of noise. The other room faced an ugly building and had a sea side view. Both rooms were very small and outdated, we barely had space to move around. There was no restaurant at the hotel either. It looked abandoned completely. After a long saga that implied a lot of phone calls and drama, the manager gave us the possibility to check-in at the main hotel, Sunset beach, in an apartment facing the sea. However, we were two couples and the apartment had one bedroom and one common area with two twin beds. Only the bedroom had air conditioner and the apartment had only one small bathroom. Everything inside was outdated. The restaurant of this hotel served both Almare and Sunset Beach hotels guests. The breakfast food was ordinary, the same breakfast every morning (slices of very cheap cheese, salami, boiled eggs, jam and some fruits). The dinner for was just as bad, usually overcooked.…
I arrived after midnight and hotel staff were very helpful. The room I had was spacious and neat, and close to the sea; so very relaxing. I found all the staff friendly and helpful and I was pleased to see vegan options both at breakfast and dinner. The pool was very clean, and the sea is only metres away. I enjoyed my stay so much that I'm now learning Greek, and hope to visit again soon. Thank you Almare and Sunset Hotel for your very good service and hospitality.
Lovely stay, brilliant staff ✓( Polish waitress was very friendly and top energetic Bulgarian girl at breakfast too). Clean rooms, daily housekeeping did lovely job, food tasty (we had half board, open buffet style at hotel 40 metres from Almare), pool area clean with sunbeds and umbrellas without extra charge, hotel located right infront of the sea, beautiful view. Recommended for couples who are looking for quiter area to spend holidays, even for smaller kids as sand beaches are around. Nearby plenty shops, supermarkets, bus stops. Heraklion airport just 15mins from village where hotel is, frequent flights crossing so be ready for it.
Great holidays in a perfect hotel... great hotel rooms... all you need are nearby... excellent food... very nice and polite people around you... the keyword is hospitality... marvelous sea view... we love Crete... we love Almare... we love shotels.gr... I'll be back in the same room