We stayed in this hotel from June 1st till June 12th. Everything was just gine, plenty of choice of food at the buffet. The theme restaurant we didn't like so much, we were barely finished with our food or they would bring in the next round, the music was gone all of a sudden as well at the end. Panormo is 3 km away, can be done on foot but not during the hottest part of the day. There's a bus to Rethymon (18km), ticket costs 1.70 per person, can be bought at the souvenirshop of the hotel. Large domain with a lot of green, in the evenings you can have some nice quiet walks there and just enjoy yourself. The domain of Creta Marine is adjacent, there were some fences but it wasn't closed down. Satisfied!
We just got back form a lovely week at Creta Panorama. A fine hotel with good food, beautiful rooms and a quiet location. The terrain is hilly so for elderly people or bad walkers it's not ideal. The hotel has several pools but if you want a sun bed you need to cover them early in the morning. The residence is located by the sea and has 3 landscaped bays where you can swim, snorkel, etc. Last week there weren't many Dutch. I don't know if that's the same during the high season. Most guests are French, Italian and Eastern European. In the area there's not much to do but the hotel offers plenty.
My husband and I got back 2 days ago and we stayed at this fantastic hotel; we had booked the same room as we already had twice before. We have enjoyed ourselves, the weather was wonderful. Fortunately it wasn't as hot as it was in 2007; we were in the middle of a heat wave then. Now we swam and walked a great deal; the area is great for that. All en all we came home very pleased. We're not sure if we want to back for another year but this wonderful hotel but it's surely recommendable for everyone.