Great hotel, possibly not suited to younger couples/friends
Reviewed 26 September, 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at the Blue Aegean - the staff were super friendly and helpful, food was great and varied, and the rooms were nice and clean.
What disappointed us was the lack of entertainment in the evening (however I think there was a restriction in place for the first few days of our stay which meant music wasn’t allowed to be played out loud which might be the reason). For this reason we don’t think the hotel was suitable for us as a young couple, it’s more for families or older couples, but I don’t think the time we spend was a true representation of what the hotel is normally like unfortunately, which left us quite bored in an evening.
Another major thing for us which I will look into more before booking another holiday going forward, was the lack of drink options. I understand that only cheap local drinks are offered to all inclusive customers in order to keep costs down, but this is the first hotel where we’ve had such little drink options, and they didn’t really suit us. It was also quite frustrating that all other branded drinks were behind the bar for half board customers to buy, however if you wanted to purchase as an all inclusive customers you had to pay full price (€7+ for cocktails, similar price for other drinks) rather than an upgrade fee.
Overall I would say this hotel definitely has way more positives and we would definitely recommend, however it might be worth going half board and either paying for drinks or going to other local bars if you’re fussy with your drinks (a lot of local bars offer cheaper drinks than the hotel too).
Reviewed 23 September, 2021
Outstanding and very friendly staff at every level especially Steff and all the dining area/bar who couldn’t do more for guests, whole site well managed, spotlessly clean and comfortable , lovely relaxed atmosphere, loads of beds available at pool, couldn’t recommend it more highly
Reviewed 21 September, 2021
Clean hotel , great staff but food really bad !!! The staff couldn't of been anymore helpful especially the cleaning ladies who done a wonderful job every day. Reception ladies tried so hard to sort out problems and covid testing was no problem . There was no entertainment due to covid restrictions in crete but you could just do a 1 minute walk to the beach where there was restaurant's and bars .
Now back to the food at the hotel..... very poor quality, potato with every meal and not tasteful at all . Basically the same food every meal every day , got to the point we couldn't eat there anymore after the 1st wk of staying there so after paying 2wks all inclusive we ended up paying out alot more money to eat out every night !!! Was not best pleased with this . This hotel could be excellent if the food was more edible , more variable and better quality and I understand they tried hard to please all nationalities but surely no one wants boiled potatoes morning noon and night with veal in a brown runny sauce .
Reviewed 18 September, 2021
This is a great hotel run by a lovely family the food is very good the drinks are good and the rooms are clean and comfortable bar staff are fantastic Stefanos and George are a fantastic pair of guys work very hard and always make you feel welcome but to be honest all staff are really nice I would recommend this hotel if you want a relaxing break in the sunshine just eating and drinking pool is nice size with plenty of sunbeds never had a problem getting one . overall we had a lovely holiday and would stop at this hotel again
Great 2 week holiday!
Reviewed 1 September, 2021
Last day of a very enjoyable 2 week stay at the blue Aegean!
We stayed over the road in apartment 75 & 70 family stayed in main hotel.
We especially loved the smaller quieter pool over the road from the main complex but did spend time at the main pool too.
Reception staff - brilliant and helpful!
Cleaning team in our block were fab! The lady in the pink trainers- so friendly! Ample fresh towels daily, beds changed regular just great!
The food! Great! Lots of variety!
Breakfast- a huge range! Fruit, pancakes, crepes, hot breakfast, plentiful!
Evenings again huge variety! And themed evenings! Perfect!
We didn’t go hungry and the desserts were delicious too!
The waiting staff are great!
Our rooms were comfortable and spacious!
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday- Thank you