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A Papandreou str 301 Gazi Ammoudara, Amoudara, Crete 714 14 Greece
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#22 of 37 in Amoudara
Built in 1990, with extensions added in 2001, 2002 and 2006 , CASTRO hotel lies in the middle of Amoudara town only 300m away from the famous sandy beach, just 5 km away from the centre of Heraklion. The hotel Castro has 78 rooms and 4 apartments all recently renovated. There are rooms with sea, mountain and pool view. All rooms have their own bathroom, private balcony, colour TV, telephone device, hairdryer, refrigerator and air-condition.The Hotel offers the conditions to fulfil all the needs of a memorable holiday. Maxim is the name of the restaurant inside the hotel where people can taste the famous and healthy Cretan cuisine. It also has a bar and serves Greek and international dishes as well. Restaurant recently awarded with the specialized “License of Greek Cuisine” by GNTO(EOT).Restaurant is also licensed by Greek Food Quality Control dpt. ( ΕΦΕΤ). By the swimming-pool you will find our pool-bar, where guests can enjoy, apart from a relaxing swim, many refreshments and various cocktails. Our customers can also enjoy our beautiful sunny swimming-pool and sunbath in our garden. The hotel also has reception with 24 hours check-in, a dining room, and a TV Wide screen projector corner. Hotel provides wireless Internet connection Wi-FI (Free) and Internet Corner(surcharge). The Hotel offers various services and facilities, such as a reception, multi-lingual staff, a dining room, Projector wide screen TV, Billiards, Internet Corner, Wi-Fi, an open-air parking area, children pool and a spacious garden. Useful Information -Location -It is very close to the city of Heraklion (only 5km away)-There is a city bus to Heraklion every 20 min-Bus station in front of Hotel -The international Airport is in 11 km -The port is in 8km-Cinema is 800 m -It is only 100m away from the restaurants, bars and supermarkets, rent-a-car
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Kids club
Kids pool
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Hand massage
Massage chair
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Bulgarian, German and 2 more


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Andreea M wrote a review Sep 2021
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1 contribution1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel in an excellent location, 5 minutes walk to the beach. Rooms are spotless & cleaned daily, breakfast is plentiful. The hotel staff was beyond exceptional, very helpful and always kind. The food at restaurant Maxim was absolutely amazing.Absolutely the best meal we had while în Crete. Best quality/price ratio, highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded 28 Sep 2021
Dear Andrea, We would like to express our sincere gratitude for taking the time to leave your lovely comments regarding your recent stay at Castro Hotel . Nothing can be more gratifying than the gentle appreciation coming from our Guests. It would be a pleasure to host you again. Sincerely, Castro Hotel Team
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Ieva G wrote a review Aug 2021
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I can highly recommend Castro hotel in Ammoudara for various types of travellers and purposes of economy type of travelling. You will definitely get the maximum value for a price you pay. Perfect location: hotel is close to the Heraklion city center (airport also), so you can easily reach it by car, by taxi, or by public bus, which will bring you right next to the hotel's door. Hotel has a Beachfront. The beach itself is wide, not crowded, with mesmerizing views. Hotel is surrounded by tavernas, restaurants and mini markets. And I want to add, that the place is absolutely safe and quiet. The Staff makes the hotel even more special: I've never met such a friendly, respectfull and helpfull staff. Here I felt like as if I visited my own friends. BTW, they are fluent in many languages! Accomodation: Rooms are spacey. Rooms have balconies, private bathrooms, wide beds and basically what you might need for your stay. Plus Hotel has a beautiful backyeard with a pool. All in all, I want to say that I had a wonderful experience and I know for sure that I will come back here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded 8 Sep 2021
Dear Ieva, Words cannot describe how delighted we are to read this lovely review regarding your stay at Castro Hotel ! We are so happy to know that you had a great time and that you left Crete with adorable feelings which made you share those amazing compliments. We would like to express our gratitude for this wonderful description about our hotel’s facilities and services. What we would consider as the most important point is the fact that during your stay you felt excellent in the arms of our courteous team. Thank you for praising our team ! Your compliments are a great motivation for all of them who are daily striving towards one goal; your satisfaction. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Castro Hotel in the near future and wish you health and happiness in the meantime. Kind regards, Haris Prinari Castro Hotel
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Otny D wrote a review Jun 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Very good hotel, friendly staff, good food ! Within a European funded project, we were on a business trip with 30 students from Romania and we stayed at the hotel for a week through Adonis Travel of Crete and Ultramarin (Romania). Hotel location at about 300 m from the beach. Everything was great !
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded 27 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this lovely review regarding your recent stay at Castro Hotel. It is such a great feeling for the entire team to know that you came back home with plenty of positive memories from the hotel itself and its services. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel, hopefully in the very near future. Kind regards, Haris Prinari Reception desk
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Raluca B wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions3 helpful votes
My friends and I had a great time. We made friends with the staff and the manager, they have safe and clean rooms and the food was great (and plenty). It is close to the beach and other facilities, yet not in a crowded area. If I'll visit Crete again I would choose the same hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Castro Hotel, Ιδιοκτήτης at Castro Hotel
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, We would like to express our gratitude for this wonderful description about our hotel’s facilities and services. We are delighted to know that you left Crete with so many great memories and we deeply appreciate that you mentioned our hard work to keep you in a safe environment . It will be our pleasure to welcome you again and please feel free to contact us in case that you might need any assistance in planning your next vacations. Sincerely yours, Haris Prinari Reception desk
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Minxtra wrote a review Sep 2019
Westmaas17 contributions43 helpful votes
Basic hotel, clean, basic rooms. Bathroom clean but with a nightmare shower curtain. We were unable to keep water from going everywhere. Location not much to write home about. Hotel was full of Russians who just do not seem to be able to close a door quietly, they can only throw the doors shut, even in the middle of the night! Breakfast was very basic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant Maxim for dinner was very nice.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
4 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castro Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Castro Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Senses Club (0.2 km), Ammoudara Beach (0.6 km), and Reef Sound Cafe & Cocktails (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castro Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Castro Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castro Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Castro Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castro Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Mourelo Cretan Food & Drink Philosophy, Kritiko Spiti, and Heaven Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castro Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Castro Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Castro Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castro Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Polish, Greek, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Castro Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castello del Molo (Koules) (6.5 km), Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (5.9 km), and Loggia (6.2 km).