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SunConnect Marina Beach

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Pool & Beach (46)


With the beach right on the front step, the 4 star All Inclusive SunConnect Marina Beach is positioned on the seafront promenade of Gouves , a popular holiday beach resort. Only 19 km from the city if Heraklion, 15 km from the airport and a short drive away from Hersonissos, makes it an ideal base to explore the beauties of the island, enjoy the vivid nearby nightlife or simply soak up the sun on its long sandy beach. The hotel's style is a mixture of Greek architecture with local charm, simple and relaxing. All 396 rooms are cozy and spacious, most refurbished in 2018, while the bungalows are designed with the architectural inspiration of a Cretan Village and are supreme for families. The fully renovated main restaurant serves a variety of Greek, Mediterranean and International Cuisine, signed by our talented chef. For another interpretation of the Mediterranean and local cuisine, the new a la carte restaurant on the waterfront is not to be missed!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Golf Course
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Park View


Full view
56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 1 km
7Attractionswithin 1 km
3Room tips
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I spent a week here with my partner at the begining of may, its a beautiful and clean hotel, with friendly staff, reception staff were helpful, we were quite impressived with the all inclusive espically at meal times there was always a good choice on offer, and nice to see some
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Response from frontofficeM16, Public Relations Manager at SunConnect Marina Beach
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time in posting this review on tripadvisor and for your high rating! We are happy to read you have enjoyed your stay with us and are planning to visit us again in the future! The nationalities of the guests can vary from period to period. We do have a very mixed public from many different nationalities all season, so we are confident that your next experience will be an better one! All animation is announced in English, German and French so all guests can participate. We want to thank you again for choosing us for your holidays and for trusting us for your next holidays. Looking very forward to see you again soon ! Kind regards, Sunconnect Marina Beach
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The property is 4* but apparently is undergoing some major changes and was already better when we visited in May! Our stay was 2 weeks and we had an all inclusive package, The food was very good, the beach is alright but the hotel can do with some renovation! the staff is nice
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We spent a week in this hotel by end of September and had a very good stay. First, the accommodation was very well equipped. We stayed in the bungalow, just a couple of meters from the activity pool. The music starts to play around 9:30 or 10:00am, so this may wake up
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This is a lovely hotel. Modern public areas and clean facilities. The pool area is amazing and the relaxed nature of the hotel made the trip very enjoyable. The food is nice with a good selection most nights. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Rooms are basic but
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Response from frontofficeM16, Public Relations Manager at SunConnect Marina Beach
Responded 6 Nov. 2018
Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time in sharing this review with us and for your high rating! We are excited to read your experience at our hotel and glad you enjoyed our facilities. We have noticed your comment and will take it into consideration for the future. Please note that in any case, we also have bungalows available in our hotel which are more private so you might choose this option upon a next visit if you wish. We hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in the future, Kind regards, Sunconnect Marina Beach Team
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Amazing place the staff off Eden viaggi is really amazing... good for family ... Absolutely recommended. If you like some animation talking about Carmelo if you have some children talk about Giulia ....
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Response from frontofficeM16, Public Relations Manager at SunConnect Marina Beach
Responded 23 Oct. 2018
Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your holidays and for posting this review on tripadvisor. We are very happy with your highest rating and recommendation! We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future, Kind regards, Sunconnect Marina Beach Team
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Photo provided by managementSunConnect Marina Beach
Good afternoon from Crete! Thank you for choosing our hotel for your holidays! We are delighted that we will be having you as our guests! Regarding your questions kindly note: Seaview rooms are all with a frontal sea view and are situated close to the sea. The garden/land view rooms are situated on the back side and are facing the mountains and gardens. It is a very nice feeling to wake up in the morning and to see the Aegean deep blue sea from your balcony which of course is the ultimate holiday sensation. In any case the final decision is up to you if you wish to upgrade into a sea view room. Kindly note that we do run on full occupation in August so if you wish to change into a sea view room, it is better to change that now as in August on the spot, they will not be available. Kindly note that only a part of the hotel is a French club, but all activities are always announced in German, English and French. The Thomas Cook kids 'club has British animators as well as German and Dutch. There are so many activities to choose from so that you definitely don't need to be bored! You can have a workout in our brand-new fitness room, play tennis or participate in boccia, archery, pingpong, beach volley, aquabike, beach soccer, darts, cocktail games and many more. Different games and various equipment for sports can be borrowed free of charge from the animation box. In the animation area around the pool there is young and vibrant pop music playing in the morning and afternoon which brings in a very nice upbeat atmosphere. And last but not least: a super strong WI-FI connection around the property up till the beach is at your disposal free of charge. We are confident you will enjoy your stay with us, See you this summer! Kind regards, Sunconnect Marina Beach
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Does the garden view open plan family rooms have nice garden views or basic grass/land views please?
The grounds in general are very pleasant, I’m not sure where the family rooms are but there are gardens, pools and activity areas all around the complex. The bungalows all have their own terrace or balcony which look out onto a pool which is surrounded by plants and gardens. I hope this gives you some idea
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Is there any family friendly bars in walking distance that have music and any that have kareoke. Thanks
Not that we found I’m afraid. We were quite surprised by the lack of entertainment off resort
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"stay somewhere else"
"Top floor is quiter and great views"
"Cant comment on other rooms, but the hotel generally was quiet from 11pm onward."
USD 101 - USD 281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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