Iberostar Creta Panorama Hotel
Lavris, Crete, Greece
P.O. Box 32, Rethymnon 74100
“ Very clean hotel with friendly staff. Food very good and varied never the same food twice, good choice of children s food (pizza, chips, hot dogs and burgers, no fish fingers or chicken nuggets). Rooms could be better, mattresses very hard and pillows very thin, shower is over bath in the rooms and no thermostat so be careful as the water temperature changes without warning.8.5 Excellent
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“ Hotel was spotless and staff friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic & location by the beach just perfect - our best holiday yet!9.9 Exceptional
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This hotel stands on the shore of the Aegean Sea, an elegant and peaceful complex that is perfect for families. The complex is flanked by two coves and surrounded by extensive, well-kept grounds.
A superb location and the perfect starting point for those wishing to explore the delightful island of Crete. It is situated some 3 kilometres from the quiet town of Panormo and 18 kilometres from the city of Rethymnon. Discover this marvellous island from this prime location.
A dream setting offering a wide range of the very finest services. The hotel’s extensive facilities provide guests with the chance to practise numerous sports, including table tennis, mini golf, volleyball, basketball, archery, petanque, aerobics, aqua gym and billiards. You can also swim in any of the hotel’s six pools or continue with your regular workouts in the fitness room. Take your pick from the wide range of sporting options.
Guests at the hotel may pide their time between sports and less energetic activities by making full use of the Jacuzzi, sauna and wellness zone, the peaceful pools or beach. The facilities and services also include day and evening entertainment programmes, the children’s area and the Miniclub with an extensive programme of activities for kids.
If you’re a lover of fine food, then the restaurants in our hotel offer you the opportunity to taste the finest Greek and international cuisine, as well as our delicious buffet in the Main Restaurant, with a wide range of starters, main courses, salads and desserts, or our Italian Restaurant and its famous pasta dishes. Alternatively visit the Zorbas Tavern and sample its wide selection of traditional Greek dishes. A paradise for gourmets.
And if you’re visiting us on business, the hotel’s modern facilities and high standards of professional service will guarantee the success of your event: impeccable décor, fine food and drink, professional staff, well-kept facilities, rooms offering the full range of comforts, large meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, a wellness service, and a fabulous beach just a short distance away.
This hotel has everything you need for a truly unforgettable stay in Greece.
This hotel stands on the shore of the Aegean Sea, an elegant and peaceful complex that is perfect for families. The complex is flanked by two coves and it is surrounded by large, well-kept grounds.
This hotel’s outstanding location makes it the perfect starting point for those wishing to explore Crete, a truly delightful island. It is situated some 3 kilometres from the quiet town of Panormo and 18 kilometres from the city of Rethymnon. Discover this marvellous island from this prime location.
A large complex with 172 rooms in the main building and bungalows. All rooms have an elegant and peaceful atmosphere and some boast a sea view.
Set in attractive grounds apart from the hotel’s main building, they boast spectacular views and all the comforts of a luxury hotel, whilst offering added privacy. All the bungalows have a spacious sitting room, as well as a balcony or terrace.
The spacious and comfortable double rooms have a double or twin beds and a balcony offering stunning views of the sea or well-kept grounds.
The restaurants in our hotel offer you the chance to discover the best in Greek and international cuisine. The Main Restaurant serves a delicious buffet menu including a wide choice of starters, main dishes and desserts. The Italian Restaurant is the perfect choice for lovers of this type of cuisine. The Zorbas Tavern offers a wide selection of traditional Greek dishes. A paradise for gourmets.
1. Take the New National Road and turn right towards Heraklion/Rethymnon/Chania.
2. After some 60 km you’ll go over the crossroads between Panormo and Peraza.
3. After another 3 km, turn off the National Road. The hotel is on your right-hand side.
Our customer reviews
Kerry from Daventry
Very clean hotel with friendly staff. Food very good and varied never the same food twice, good choice of children s food (pizza, chips, hot dogs and burgers, no fish fingers or chicken nuggets). Rooms could be better, mattresses very hard and pillows very thin, shower is over bath in the rooms and no thermostat so be careful as the water temperature changes without warning. Entertainment excellent and very varied, plenty of activities during the day for all ages. Children's entertainment all day up until 9 pm including a mini disco and special children's non alcoholic cocktails.
Plenty of swimming pools with sunbeds and umbrellas, also 2 private beaches with sunbeds and large grassed area overlooking the sea with sunbeds (no umbrellas). The only thing that spoils the hotel is that they do not have a no smoking policy so smoking is allowed everywhere even in the outdoors restaurants, swimming pools, bar area and the balcony's of the rooms, I found people having to move to other areas to avoid the cigarette smoke. A lot of the rooms with a sea view are over the bar area so be prepared for noise and cigarette smoke drifting into your room from around 10 am until 02.00 am daily.
“ Top Tip: Ask for a mattress topper and extra pillows upon arrival as the beds are very hard and pillows very thin. If you can when you arrive ask for an upgrade to a bungalow, these are much better than the rooms. To save valuable weight and room in your suitcase don't take beach towels with you you can loan them free of charge at the hotel (one per person). You need to check out by midday but if you have a late flight you can stay at the hotel and use the facilities including food and drink until your transport arrives to take you to the airport, this includes a secure luggage storage area and a room where you can change and shower before you leave, even towels and shower gel are provided, so you do not need to pay extra for a late checkout which is around 40 euros (late checkout is 5pm) so not worth the extra expense.
Darren from Bognor Regis
“ Hotel was spotless and staff friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic & location by the beach just perfect - our best holiday yet!
Christopher from Bideford
Thoroughly enjoyed our week in September ( 2012) at the Iberostar Creta Panorama.
Our highest praise goes to the animation team who worked tirelessly all day organising games and competitions and then produced an excellent show every night at 9.30. The standard of singing ,dancing and comedy was high and much better than we have previously experienced in similar resorts.
All the staff were friendly and helpful, particularly at reception.
The breakfast buffet was first class and the lunch and dinner buffets were varied and good value.
The resort is a little isolated and a hire car is useful if you don't want to enjoy the delights of the resort all day.
The beds were a little hard but this was put right by a mattress topper which was provided on request.
Would certainly book here again through Travel Republic who provide numerous date and flight options.
Hire a car through a local firm : not on line from the airport where horrendous deposits, excesses and onerous conditions are applied.
Best Cars from Panormo provide cars with excess free unconditional insurance.
Julie from St. Albans
“ Great holiday! The hotel is quite isolated but if you are happy to relax in a beautiful hotel with amazing views, good food and a great entertainment team then pick this one.
Lisa from Bolton
“ Garden bungalow was great although could do with an revamp clean tidy and lovely views of the ocean
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