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Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fodhele
Reading, United Kingdom
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“Family Friendly Resort”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Just back from a warm and sunny holiday at Fodele. The family really enjoyed the place - the food, the pools, the seaside, the Animation team, water sport. The food is plentiful, variety is immense and the taste good. The staff at the resort are very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much effort for them. The weather was perfect as was the walk to nearby Fodele Village. Would definitely recommend very highly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

We travelled to Fodele Beach hotel with a bit of apprehension having read several reviews and where some were not good. But I have to say that Fodele Beach is a fantastic family holiday. The food was excellent and in great supply, the staff were so nice and helpful and the water sports facilities were fantastic with several lifeguards watching over your safety at all times.

I have stayed in 5star hotels throughout the world and would rate Fodele Beach as a 4star-plus. We went all-inclusive and it is well worth the money.

Buggy trips wherever you live within the complex and you do not have to walk far. If you do it is downhill. The beach is off the large hotel veranda area and there is a large bar on the beach as well. The sea is turquoise blue and clear.

The swimming pools are marvellous with plenty of chairs and sun shades.

There is even a shop there for all the small holiday bits. During the day if you don't want a four course meal, there is a snack bar where the kids can eat as much chips, hot dogs, ice cream, fruit, etc, etc plus cold drinks as they want and as often as they want.

Our family will certainly go back again as you can eat as much varied food as you wish and the rooms are clean, tidy and modern (even the basic rooms that we had booked).

Dr David Hill & Family
West Yorkshire

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

This hotel is the best hotel me my husband and two children hav ever been to. This is our 9th time of going now. The staff are so familiar and freindly and they treat you like family- with respect, kindness and care. When we first went there, there was no water park but on the 3rd time there was this great place of fun added to the perfect experience of our holidays here. With the all inclusive buffet our children never go hungry no matter how fussy they are and the snack bar whcich is always filled with pizza, chips, fruit, ice cream and drinks never fails to please us. The pools are calm adn beautiful, the water sports and beach are immense. The animation teams are absolutley amazing and never fail t entertain us throughout day and night. The rroms are as exactly as described in the website. Although some people say they didnt get a sea view, i have to say that the rooms are still impecable and crete is a mountanious place so not everyone one can be right by the beach. However whether your at the top of the resort or down by the beach the staff run around in golf buggies taking you to your room at all hours. This place cant be faulted and you can never enjoy a true holiday until you vist The Fodele Beach Hotel and Water Park!

Room Tip: Superiorsuites are nicer than standard but only a little bit more in terms of price!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

yeah just booked our 3rd holiday to fodele beach.fantastic holiday so relaxing safe and secure for the children.Cant wait to go back.need to book superior sea view room as its close to hotel pool and beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Its a fantastic place to relax right next to the beach ,a paradise for the children with the water park and lots of space to play by the sea and the pools. Excellent service from very skilful smiling staf.
The food is very tasty in all 3 restaurants and is the first time we eat so good in hotel all inclusive. They serve proper tasty local food.
We strongly recommend and we will go back soon!!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Turku, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2011

All inclusive works very well in this hotel. Food available all day, drinks as well. For children water park, pools and the beach. One pool with heated water 1,35 cm deep, other pools (including water park) were not heated.
The hotel is situated 25 km from Iraklion but there are buses (Chania-Iraklion) going once per hour and the trip takes 30-40 min (ticket price for 2 adults, 2 kids and a pram - 4,80 eur one-way).
In the main bus station in Iraklion, there are only 2 places you can buy tickets (the bus driver will not sell you), so either you buy the return tickes directly after arrival or come almost 1 hour before your bus departure! The bus driver will not sell you the tickets on the bus if the starting point is the main bus station!
All in all the hotel is very children friendly, I recommend it especially for families!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2011

The hotel was quite large, with a variety of rooms and 3 swimming pools as well as a 1 min walk to its own private beach.
You could tell the hotel had some age to it, however the room was a good size and very clean as was the hotel area in general.

The hotel is placed in a secluded area in the mountains with beautiful views, the rooms are close to the beach ranging from a 1min walk to a maximum of 5 min walk. Next to the hotel is a small village about a half an hour walk away, where there are some local shops and you can buy some authentic greek items. There is a small house turned museum, dedicated to the artist El Greco who was from there which was a pleasant trip. There are not many shops in the area if you don't have transport, but the hotel offers most things you need anyway.
I was renting a car while staying there so made a couple of excursions, I saw that the hotel offered trips and I definitely recommend going to Xania for a day.

The staff was always friendly and helpful and seemed to be from all around europe. The room was cleaned everyday and always to a satisfactory standard. There was a sign on the wall asking to keep the towels for more than a day if they were not dirty to help the environment, pity I didn't see it till the last day, but it's always nice to know there are people out there who care.
They also offer a pick up and return ironing service which was quite handy and quick as well.

The food to be honest was one of my favourite parts of this holiday!
With breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet served daily I can say there was not a moment where I went feeling hungry.
The breakfast was standard, with eggs, sausages, bacon, cereals, fruit, chocolate pancakes and all the rest you can think of.
Lunch and dinner, both had a good variety of hot and cold foods. They had many options to choose from and you could pile your plate as high as you want or just go back for more, my personal best was any dish made with the eggplant, whatever dish it was in, tasted great!
For desert there were usually three or four options and no matter how stuffed i was from the main course, I always managed to make room for them because they were so tasty, especially the cream ones, mmm just thinking about them now is making my mouth water. They also had fresh fruits and ice cream if you wanted to be a bit more healthy but I never did :)

They had three swimming pools, one in the shade which seemed good for the kids and two other bigger ones. I personally only swam in the pool once, it was very clean and the water was chilled to a nice temperature. I spent most of my time on the beach which had the hotel on one side and a mountain on the other side. The beach was shared in half with another hotel but you wouldn't notice, the shore was a bit rocky but once you got a bit further in the sand was nice and soft. They had plenty sun beds and umberallas for shade. There is also a small beach bar for drinks and snacks so you don't have to walk far if you got thirsty.
there was an array of activities from yoga, to table tennis, beach volleyball and many other activities for kids and adults.

The room was quite spacious and had all the basics such as, couch, tv, shower, A/C, minibar, safe etc.
All the sheets and pillows were clean and room service changed them daily if you wanted. There was a balcony overlooking the beach with beautiful views in the day and night. If you left the window open you could hear the waves, I couldn't think of a better way to fall asleep. Just remember to close the mosquito guard as I learned the hard way not to forget.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort
Address: PO Box 1354 | Heraklion, Crete, Fodhele, Crete 715 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Fodhele
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fodhele
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 412
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort, is situated 25 km west of Heraklion international airport in Crete, and lies in a unique location with a breathtaking view, on the exquisite sandy beach of Fodele area (birthplace of the world-wide famous painter Dominikos Theotokopoulos, well known as EL GRECO) Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort is built in the Renaissance style, the rooms in the form of bungalows, spring up from gardens of incomparable beauty. Guests can relax with a full-body massage and sauna, or lounge on the sunny terraces enjoying cocktails at the poolside bar. This All-Inclusive resort includes various amenities in the room price. One of our key mission is to create an exclusive, private ambience for you, an atmosphere that will make you feel truly at home, from the very first moment. An island; a hotel; a self - contained paradise-yet; Yet it is something more than this ... a care-free heaven....... a world apart. ... more   less 
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