Sea Side Resort & Spa

Sea Side Resort & Spa is amongst the best that Crete has to offer. The resort is situated above Mononaftis bay in the quiet area of Agia Pelagia. You can find us in a serene oasis with panoramic views just 25 km away of Heraklion airport and 22 km away of Heraklion city center. Our 244 rooms and suites with breathtaking views are ready to offer you the tranquility and comfort you are asking for your holidays. All rooms are fully equipped with: free Wi-fi, mini fridge, 32” LED satellite TV with International channels, air-condition, safe deposit box (free of charge), direct dial telephone, hair dryer, kettle, coffee-tea making facilities, balcony or terrace with land view, sea view or side sea view. Guests may enjoy a relaxing Wellness experience (on extra charge) in our Spa center with a wide range of services such as Massages and body treatments, Sauna, Steam room, face treatments, manicure & pedicure, hairdresser, adults only Indoor Hydropool. The Adults only pool of the Spa, is heated from the beginning of the season till May 15th and again from October 15th till the end of the season.Our Main Theme buffet restaurant along with our top notch 3 X a la carte restaurants (“Jasmine” Asian Restaurant, “Minoan” Cretan Taverna, “Kullinarium” Gourmet Restaurant) are ready to offer you with a fine dining experience. All our Guests with minimum stay 7 nights, can enjoy dinner for free once per week (Reservation is required 3 days at a minimum in advance) in our “a la carte” restaurants. (alcoholic drinks during a la carte dinner are at extra charge)Our Pool bars serve daily a choice of imported international and local spirits, cocktails, long drinks, local beer, local wine, filter coffee, Nescafe, espresso, cappuccino, ice coffee, cacao, tea, soft drinks and fruit juices.(premium drinks at extra charge) Free Parking area 24/7, use of Gym, 24 hour Reception, Mini Market (on extra charge), Jewelry Shop (on extra charge) are among the extra facilities we offer.

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Agia Pelagia, Crete, Greece

Address: 71500, Ag. Pelagia, Aghia Pelagia, Greece

Phone: +302810811000


Tripadvisor rating



3004 reviews






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Feel-good vacation

Oct 2021 | antoniaroos
I stayed at the Sea Side Resort for 2 weeks at the end of September and the beginning of October. What stood out to me especially was how friendly all of the employees were. They were always happy to help with whatever and were constantly smiling. Something else I would like to point out is how friendly Lilly and Alessandro from the animation team were and what a great job they did during the day as well as during the nighttime program. With them around it never got boring. Other than that, the food in general but also the large selection of vegetarian and vegan options in the main restaurant was incredible. They also did themed nights in the restaurant with food from different cultures which I loved, as I like trying out new foods from time to time. I had the pleasure of meeting the two chefs Kastanakis and Kavallos and I could really notice how passionate they are for their job, which created a whole new kind of appreciation for the food that was offered.

Stunning Hotel Fantastic Holiday

Oct 2021 | J3371KUrobm
We spent 10 days at Sea Side in a se view junior suite. The hotel location is utterly stunning. Perched upon a cliff face and top it looks out to the ocean and it takes your breath away. The hotel is immaculate. Super clean in every area and well maintained. There are two main pool areas which do get busy every day so my advice is to set an alarm and pop a towel down early (6am). The staff are incredible. There is a great culture at the hotel which is definitely set from the GM and the duty manager, Andreas. Staff are happy, friendly and by the end of our time at the hotel we were super friendly with so many of them. HUGE thanks to Andreas, Poppi, Demitris, Maria, Mana, Kostas the cocktail king, Michilis and many more. The food is really good. There is a huge selection in the main buffet with all kinds of salads, hot foods, traditional Greek food and a wood fired pizza oven which was on every day. There are a number of a la carte restaurants which you can use if you are staying longer than 7 nights. This helps break up routine. Lobster night on Wednesdays is excellent. At the pools there are always crisps, ham and cheese rolls, cookies, pastries and fruit boxes. We never felt hungry and didn’t need to buy anything from the hotel shop. Drinks choice is fabulous. All international brand spirits and local beer. There are a number of cocktails included and a range of wines. Kostas the barman is a legend! Location is great. A taxi from the airport takes about 20 minutes and is €40. We booked one via for €28. There is a small beach next to the hotel with a couple of excellent little tavernas and a bar. The water in the bay is amazing to swim in. Agia Pallegia is 5 minutes in a taxi and €10 EUR each way. There are lots of restaurants here. Heraklion is by bus or taxi and takes 20 minutes. We used the Spa and had a couple massage which was excellent. Would I come back - yes! This place is great and we have had a brilliant holiday. Thank you to all the fantastic staff

We loved it

Oct 2021 | P8933CTannetted
We have just returned from a really great week at Seaside. The views from the resort are outstanding and which we’ll never forget. We had a superior room with sea view and independent pool (room 80) which was at the lowest point of the resort and had not only the fantastic view but a reasonably sized terrace area with sun beds which got the sun until around 2pm then we would make our way to one of the pools for the remainder of the day. Despite sun beds already being reserved - which happens in EVERY European hotel you go to - we never had a problem finding a sun bed. We enjoyed the buffet restaurant food which had plenty of varied choice and also ate at the Minoan Cretan (thanks for the birthday cake) and Kullinarium bookable restaurants both of which we really enjoyed (wine was extra but we didn’t mind) and the food at Kullinarium was actually of outstanding quality. We chose not to eat at the Chinese restaurant but there was availability. All of the restaurant staff were very hard working and happy to please. There isn’t much available in way of snacks that you’d normally expect from such a resort but we honestly weren’t bothered by this. We preferred to drink at the Thalasso pool bar, the staff were very friendly and again the bar area boasted the views across the bay and towards the beach. The only negatives we experienced were that one of the receptionists was a little lacking in the ‘friendly’ department (but the other one was lovely), some poor evening entertainment although the Greek dancing/music night was very good. We also had a small issue with the main Panorama bar staff in terms of not such great service. Some things also needed a little attention here and there, a broken sun bed for instance, but we put that down to it being nearly the end of the season. We were told the minibar in the room was restocked everyday, it was, but only with water, some extras would have been nice. However these little negatives did not spoil our holiday at all. It’s not what I personally would class as 5 stars but then in all honesty not many European hotels that say 5 stars are true 5 stars, but it’s a very lovely modern hotel in a very quiet area ideal for a total chill out which is what we went for but if you’re looking for nightlife this hotel and area’s not for you. Also the hotel is built into a hill - as you can clearly see from the photos - so it’s great for getting your steps in but if you’ve mobility problems it might not be for you. There are golf carts available for dropping off you and your luggage when you arrive and leave the resort but they’re not a taxi service and the resort isn’t big enough for you to need them for that anyway. Please don’t be out off by the bad review below as it’s not a true reflection of the hotel.