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Grecotel Caramel

  • About this holiday

    Grecotel Caramel is a combination of picturesque boutique hotel and high-quality luxury family resort. All the sporting facilities you could ask for are located near to, or at, the hotel, while the hotel itself is beautifully designed to evoke a sense of sophistication and seclusion. Expressions would recommend the Grecotel Caramel to families looking for an idyllic stay by the seafront in Europe.

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    Our opinion

    Grecotel Caramel is a boutique property in a stunning location that effortlessly channels the style and charm of the island of Crete.

    Hotel description

    The Grecotel Caramel is a picturesque boutique hotel that, without the impressive central swimming pool, would have the appearance of a quaint white-washed Cretan village. The central seawater swimming pool is atmospherically lit in the evenings and is surrounded by loungers with accompanying parasols and luxurious canopied daybeds. The effect is similar to that of a tropical paradise, but, of course, without the long-haul flight. Palm trees create a sense of privacy for the rooms in the hotel buildings, and also provide shady areas in the water below. Inside the hotel, traditional furnishings, such as the curled-back green sofas, elaborate bronze vases, and gold mirrors and lamps, cast guests back to the opulence of the island’s history, while the sleek marble and glass walls, floors, and doors, keep things contemporary. The hotel’s two main restaurants offer authentic and tantalising cuisine. The unique feel of Caramel Restaurant compliments the seafront setting with its bold flavours and bright colours, while the informal Gourmet A la Carte Restaurant offers food beside the pool. For a relaxed and sophisticated evening, retire to the Panther Piano Bar. Further afield, guests can dine at the Agreco Farm, for a truly memorable and traditional experience, with vineyards and olive groves all around. At the Caramel Wellness Centre, guests can enjoy a range of specialised treatments, or blow off some steam in the Fitness Room. At nearby Grecotel resorts, guests can also make the most of the Ayurveda treatments. Accommodation at the Grecotel Caramel follows a very bright and fresh theme. Everything is kept white, from the walls to the upholstery, but with rustic and characterful furnishings, and rich blue floral coverings on the beds. The tall windows of each room open out onto sensational views of the pool, the lush landscape behind the hotel, and the sea in front. The open plan style of the room ensures that they feel very spacious, and that many of the rooms can accommodate additional guests. One of the highlights of your stay here will be the 300m stretch of private beach, where guests can relax on one of the soft loungers or paddle in the water. The Grecotel Caramel is the perfect choice for long- or short-stay breaks in Europe, particularly if you are looking to combine a beautiful natural setting with a dose of culture and traditional style.


    Adele, Crete

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    4 May to 4 November

    Distance from airport

    47 miles

    Closest airport

    Heraklion Airport

    Room types

    69 rooms with balcony or terrace, and air-conditioning, flatscreen television, direct dial telephone, minibar, safe, coffee and tea-making facilities, Nespresso machine, and hairdryer.
    Open Plan Junior Suite with sea view
    Open Plan Junior Suite with private garden
    Caramel Junior Suite
    Family Suite Main House
    Open Plan Bungalow Suite
    Caramel Luxury Suite with private outdoor Jacuzzi
    Luxury Bungalow Suite
    Two-Bedroom Beach Villa on the seafront
    Two-Bedroom Caramel Villa with private pool
    Two-Bedroom Luxury Villa
    Three-Bedroom Luxury Villa with direct access to the beach
    Four-Bedroom Villa on the beach

    Hotel facilities and services

    Caramel Restaurant, A la Carte Restaurant, Panther Piano Bar, Beach Bar, outdoor seawater pool, Holiday Boutique, Elixir Wellness Centre, Fitness Room, and outdoor Jacuzzi.

    Water sports

    PADI Diving School, windsurfing, canoeing, pedal boats, and aqua aerobics.

    Land sports

    Mountain-biking, tennis, table tennis, and gymnastics.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Rethymo Town is an excellent place to sample local cuisine, to pick up a souvenir, such as a traditional Cretan knife, or to simply wander down cobbled streets past fantastic architecture. You may also want to venture out into the wild countryside, stopping off at the Arsani and Arkadi monasteries to explore these beautiful structures.

    Sports nearby

    Motorised water sports.


    Grecoland offers three children’s clubs that are tailored to different age groups.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Children’s Club: The Caramel offers 3 children’s clubs which cater to children of different ages, all housed within Grecoland. GrecoKids is for children aged between 4 and 6 years, and blends Greek culture, history, the environment, and fun. It runs 6 days a week, with arts and crafts, team games, and cinema. GrecoJuniors caters for children aged between 7 and 12 years, offering everything from organised sports to creative crafts throughout the day. GrecoTeens is designed for children aged 13 years and above. Teens can enjoy the water sports and evening parties available to older guests. GrecoTeens runs from mid-June to mid-September.
    Babysitting: Babysitting in your room is available on request.
    Baby Listening: Listening devices can be pre-ordered.
    Pre-Ordering Services: For babies under 3 years old, GrecoBaby can provide everything from potties, buggies, and trainer steps, to changing mats, bottle sterilisers, and bouncy chairs.
    Children’s Entertainment: Shows and discos for the whole family are held regularly.
    Medical Services: A paediatrician is on-call at all times.
    Family Dining: Highchairs are provided in all restaurants, and baby food can be prepared on request.
    Family Rooms: The Junior Family Guestroom can sleep 2 adults and 2 children and has a separate master bedroom. The Two-Bedroom Suite Mandola can accommodate 6 people in total, or smaller families may opt for a One-Bedroom Suite Mandola. The on-site villas can sleep up to 10 people, some with private pool. The largest has 5 individual bedrooms.
    Children’s Amenities: In addition to the kids’ clubs, children can enjoy healthy snacks from Tasty Corner and Environmental Days that are designed to educate them on protecting the natural environment.
    Highlights for Families Nearby: Families should visit the Rethymo Old Town for a real taste of traditional Crete. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants here, as well as interesting buildings in the Creto-Venetian style. It is also a good place to pick up souvenirs. You can also visit the Agreco Farm to try out being a farmer for the day, experiencing Cretan life, and then enjoying some fantastic Cretan food in the evening.


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