I have reviewed the Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare before, but since moving the website to a new server the post has been lost at the bottom of the Internets. Seeing as we went back again for our Honeymoon recently I thought I would pop another post up.
As our second trip we already knew what to expect, awesome service from incredible staff with delicious food and drink. For a second time this hotel delivered in abundance.
We slipped straight back into holiday mode quite easily, knowing where everything is from our week here 6 months before. We even knew a few staff members and a lot of the animation team, and they recognised us too.
One of the staff members, Marian, must be a robot. I’m 99 percent sure he doesn’t sleep as we seemed to see him at all hours of the day, every day! He’s there at 1 in the morning chatting to new arrivals and making sure they’re fed and watered, and there again all day, particularly at meal times waiting on people in all of the restaurants.
Doris is another member of staff we made friends with, welcoming us with a massive hug, and greeting us with a big welcome and drink each day when we saw her. She mainly looks after the late night bar where most people head to after the animation show in the outdoor theatre.
We of course saw our Animation friends again and made new ones, but there’s a separate post all about that 🙂
The food was fresh and different everyday, with something for everyone. The restaurants have theme nights, such as Italian or Greek, and the menu changes to reflect that. The live cooking stations were still there, and there was never a shortage of food. With the amount of food on offer I’m sure they must be cooking all day and night!
The Animation Team did a great job keeping everyone entertained, both around the pool and at the shows in the evening. The main pool is very popular so unless you get up at 5am to stick your towel down, you’re gonna be shit out of luck. Luckily there’s sun beds dotted all around the grounds so you will get one, but not where the action takes place.
I absolutely love this hotel, and all it has to offer. I’ve come away with new friends and it’s great to see how well they’re doing on Facebook. I will definitely go back – I can’t wait 🙂