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Aldemar Royal Mare

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  1. Anissaras
  2. Crete
  3. Greek Islands

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  • Low Deposits
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  • Excellent Family Hotel
  • Excellent Luxury Hotel
  • Excellent Wellness Hotel
  • Great Beach Hotel

What guests say...

Bar 5/516 reviews
Bar is awesome
Service 4.7/5200 reviews
Fantastic service
Amenities 4.7/5117 reviews
Great amenities

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  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Professional service
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The stunning five-star Royal Mare Hotel is positioned right on a sandy beach in Limeneas, Hersonissou on the famous island paradise of Crete. Situated near to cool water and lush green gardens, this luxurious retreat offers 341 guestrooms in total, with the world’s finest thalassotherapy centre (a Greek tradition of using sea water for wellness treatments), gourmet dining with Cretan and international cuisine and traditional Cretan hospitality. The hotel has its own private sandy beach set on Crete’s northern coast and just 2km from the pretty village of Hersonissou.

The Royal Mare Hotel offers beautifully decorated suites decorated in a contemporary style with king size or double beds, air conditioning, marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, satellite TV with music channels, mini bar (on request, extra charge), telephone, safe and free Wi-Fi. Rooms and suites come with coffee and tea making facilities, a welcome package with bathroom amenities including slippers, bathrobes and more.

You can opt for a double bungalow with garden or sea views (max 2 adults and 1 child), double bungalow VIP with sharing pool (max 2 adults and 1 child) and double bungalow with garden views. VIP sharing pool rooms will receive breakfast daily in the gourmet restaurant Candia with tea and coffee facilities, fresh fruit, mineral water and afternoon maid service.

This is a fantastically well-equipped hotel with two large outdoor pools, one open-air whirlpool bath, a heated indoor pool and no less than 25 outdoor pools (shared and private) for VIP rooms and suites. There is also a private sandy beach with pebbles, pool and deck chairs, outdoor showers, games room, two table tennis tables, Aldemar Golf Academy, beach volleyball, fitness centre and bridge room. Families with children can make use of the buffet, Mini Club, a children’s restaurant, outdoor children’s pool, play area, sports and entertainment activities as well as babysitting and baby cots available on request.

Top Facilities
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Indoor Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Hire
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gym
  • Playground
  • Room Service
  • Terrace
    • Facilities

      • Air conditioning
      • Barber/beauty shop
      • Bridal suite
      • Car hire
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Free WiFi
      • Garden
      • Gift shop
      • Lift
      • Newspapers
      • Room service
      • Safety deposit box
      • Shops (on site)
      • Shuttle service (additional charge)
      • Terrace
      • VIP room facilities
    • Sports

      • Aerobics
      • Banana Boat
      • Beach Volleyball
      • Billiards/Snooker
      • Canoe
      • Catamaran
      • Children's Pool
      • Cycling/Mountain Biking
      • Diving
      • Entertainment Programme
      • Golf
      • Gym
      • Indoor Pool
      • Jacuzzi
      • Jet Skiing
      • Massage
      • Minigolf
      • Outdoor Pool(s)
      • Parasols
      • Pedalo
      • Pool bar
      • Sailing
      • Sauna
      • Squash
      • Steam bath
      • Sun loungers
      • Sun terrace
      • Surfing
      • Table Tennis
      • Tanning Studio/Solarium
      • Tennis
      • Water Skiing
      • Windsurfing

What's this hotel doing to help you have a safe stay?

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Mini Club Aldy (4 to 12 years, 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm), mini buffet at the mini club (snacks in the morning and afternoon), children's Restaurant Aldy with special menu, outdoor childrens pool, play area, sports and entertainment activities, multilingual supervisors, babysitting on request with charge, baby cots available on request.

Room facilities

The Royal Mare Hotel offers 341 guestrooms decorated in contemporary style with a king size or two double beds, air-conditioning, marble bathroom with bathtub and separated shower, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, Satellite TV with music channels, direct dial telephone, Mini Bar upon request / extra charge, safe and free Wi-Fi. VIP Rooms and Suites with coffee and tea making facilities, welcome package with bath amenities, bathrobes, slippers, and more.

Room categories available are Double Bungalow Garden View or Sea View (max 2adult and 1 child), Double Bungalow VIP Sharing Pool (max 2adult and 1 child), and Double Bungalow Single Use Garden View. VIP Sharing Pool Rooms receive daily: Breakfast in gourmet restaurant Candia, refill of tea and coffee facility, fresh fruit, mineral water and afternoon maid service.

All Inclusive


  • Early Breakfast, Continental, Main Restaurant; Reservations Required, Daily: 07:00 - 07:30.
  • Breakfast, Buffet; American, Main Restaurant, Daily: 07:30 - 10:00.
  • Late Breakfast, Continental, Snack Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 11:00.
  • Lunch, Buffet, Main Restaurant, Daily: 12:30 - 14:30.
  • Dinner, Buffet, Main Restaurant, Daily: 18:30 - 21:15.
  • Dinner, Greek; BBQ; Reservations Required, Restaurant, Once per stay: 18:30 - 22:15.
  • Dinner, Children Only, Restaurant (Aldy ), Daily: 18:30 - 20:00.
  • Ice Cream, Pool Bar, Daily: 10:15 - 17:45.
  • Snacks, Bar (Calypso, Beach Bar: Albatros); Snack Bar (Allegro), Daily: 15:30 - 16:30.


  • Locally produced non Alcohol, Soft drinks; Cold drinks; Juices; Tea; Coffee, Bar (Beach Kiosk), Daily: 10:15 - 17:45.
  • Soft drinks; Beer; Wine; Juices; Mineral water, Restaurant, Meal times.
  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol; Imported Alcohol, Soft drinks; Hot drinks; Cold drinks; Wine; Spirits; Juices; Liquers; Draught Beer; Bottled water; Mineral water; Tea; Coffee, Pool Bar, Daily: 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Locally produced Alcohol; Locally produced non Alcohol; Drinks, Soft drinks; Wine; Spirits; Liquers; Draught Beer; Brandy; Raki; Ouzo; Bottled water; Mineral water; Fresh juices, Bar (Minos), Daily: 18:00 - 00:00.


Bed and Breakfast accommodation with an option for Half Board and Full Board. A La Carte is also avaliable at the restaurant at an extra charge.  There are several dining choices with the Candia gourmet Restaurant for international cuisine, Symposio Restaurant with terraces overlooking the sea, the cool seaside restaurant Albatros serving lunch, and the Taverna 'El Greco' as a traditional place for dinner. Bars including poolside and restaurant bar (Sushi!). Music (live and DJ) and dance evenings during the week. Guests are kindly requested to ensure that they are appropriately dressed in all restaurants and bars (shorts and bathing costumes are not permitted).

Other Information

Famous attractions include the archaeological sites at Knossos, Phaistos, Gortys. However, many other places, such as the Venetian castle in Rethymno, the Samaria Gorge and many other minor gorges (Agia Irini, Aradena, etc), are also of interest. 

24-hour reception services, Personal Guest relations service, organized excursions, late checkout upon availability, 24 hour security, first aid kits, beach lifeguard, luggage service and room, Limousine transfer to and from the airport (upon request at extra charge), laundry and dry cleaning service (at extra charge), VIP Breakfast in the Candia Gourmet Restaurant (only for VIP rooms & Suites), Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel(free of charge), Internet corner, transportation to and from Knossos Royal Conference centre, daily bus service (once a day) to and from Hersonissos, daily coach services to and from Heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos (with charge), taxi on request, car, motorbike and bicycle hire, two business meeting rooms (capacity of 80 people each), Aldemar Knossos Royal Conference Centre at the neighbouring sister hotel Knossos Royal with capacity of 900 seats.

Overnight Stay Tax, charged per night, per room. The amounts are detailed below and are to be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in:

Hotel Accommodation:

5 Star: €4.00

4 Star: €3.00

3 Star: €1.50

1-2 Stars: €0.50

Furnished Rooms/Apartments:

4 Keys: €1.00

3 Keys: €0.50

1-2 Keys: €0.25

Points of interest
  • Chania Airport 2h 40m
  • Golf Course 7km
  • Heraklion Airport 1h
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