Top Crete Hotels with Connecting Rooms

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Traveling with a large family or a group of friends can make it challenging to find the ideal accommodation.

However, on Crete Island, several hotels with interconnecting rooms (sometimes called adjoining rooms) are perfect for bigger travel parties.

In this article, I present a list of the best hotels with connecting rooms in Crete. Choose the one that perfectly suits your needs!

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Crete Hotels with Adjoining and Connecting Rooms

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Connecting Rooms and Adjoining Rooms… Are they the same?

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(Courtesy of Galaxy Hotel in Heraklion)

Most large families prefer connecting (or interconnecting rooms and communicating rooms) and adjoining rooms when booking a hotel.

These rooms are also popular among friends who want to stay together. According to some hotels, though, it is important to know that adjoining rooms are not the same as connecting rooms

Adjoining rooms are usually located next to one another; to access one room, it’s necessary to leave the other.

Connecting rooms, on the other hand, are also next to each other, but they are connected through a dedicated door that can be locked (and might share the bathroom), and there is no need to leave the room through the main door to access the second room.

When to Choose Adjoining Rooms

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Choosing hotel rooms close to each other is perfect for groups of friends traveling together, several couples traveling in the same party, or families with older kids (young adults).

Adjoining rooms can also be located across the hall from each other, but they are not connected through a door. They are close but separated (either by a corridor or a wall).

These rooms are ideal for groups of friends that want to stay close to each other

When to Choose Connecting Rooms

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A good example of connecting rooms (the door is open).

These rooms are located next to each other on the same floor of a hotel and share a connecting door (which can be closed and sometimes even locked), but you do not need to exit your room to enter the other interconnecting room

These rooms are a family’s favorite, giving parents peace of mind and a little privacy. A connecting room helps you ensure your kids sleep (or play) in their room without any risk.

Ok… now that you know the difference, let’s check out some of the best Crete hotels with connecting rooms preferred by families

Best Hotels with Connecting Rooms in Crete

In no particular order, these are some of the hotels in Crete with connecting rooms. Check them out when it’s time to book accommodation on the island.

Kiani Beach Resort

  • Region: Chania
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This family-friendly hotel is located in the Kalyves, close to the sea, in the Chania region, which features maisonettes and suites with interconnecting rooms.

The all-inclusive property also features a small water park with slides and a children’s pool that kids adore! There’s also a pirate ship playground and an open theater that features shows for the whole family There are 2 pools, a sea-view restaurant, and a tennis court on the premises.

Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa – All Inclusive

  • Region: Heraklion
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Located in Hersonissos, on the northern coast of Heraklion, this is another family-friendly, all-inclusive hotel in Crete with interconnecting rooms.

The hotel is situated on the pebbled beach of Anissaras and features sports and leisure facilities such as a free-access tennis court, a mini soccer field, and a spa center. There are five pools, including a seawater pool, a freshwater pool with a slide, and a complex of three pools.

Interconnecting rooms and bungalows feature air conditioning, LCD satellite TVs, a mini-bar, and a Nespresso coffee machine. There are seven restaurants on-site and five bars.

For children, there is a full entertainment program, a children’s pool with water slides, an outdoor playground, and a playroom.


Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

  • Region: Heraklion
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I’ve stayed at this enchanting city hotel in Heraklion… and my kids loved it! They offer special treats and unique details for children that can make all the difference!

The hotel is in an elegant quarter in Heraklion, steps from the heart of town. It offers two gourmet restaurants, a free wellness center, and a large freshwater pool.

Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with pure Egyptian cotton linen. Hypoallergenic rooms are also available.


Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa

  • Region: Heraklion
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Situated on the beach of Ammoudara, a few minutes from the center of town, this family-friendly hotel features connecting rooms that are ideal if you travel with small kids.

The hotel sits on a private beach area, and it features one indoor and three outdoor pools, two children’s pools, three slides, two tennis courts, and a wellness center. There are also four on-site restaurants and a pool snack bar.

The rooms and suites have balconies, most with side sea views, and come with a smart TV and a mini fridge.

The resort’s spa includes a fitness room, a sauna, and a hammam. The on-site entertainment staff organizes daily activities, games, and shows.

Grecotel LUX ME White Palace – All-Inclusive

  • Region: Rethymnon
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This beautiful hotel, located near Rethymnon in the lively village of Adelianos Kampos, features adjoining and interconnecting rooms and lies right on a sandy beach. It offers a unique holiday concept combining great design, 24/7 concierge service, fine dining, activities, and entertainment.

Each elegantly decorated room and bungalow offers views over the sea or the garden. On-site, guests can choose from various dining options, including a Mediterranean buffet-style restaurant, a Greek taverna, a poolside Italian restaurant, and a guest restaurant with Lebanese Cuisine.

Kids can enjoy the 1-km-long sand and pebble coastline or the 17 pools, including one specially designed for children. They will also love the entertainment programs, the Aqua Park, and the resort’s traditional farm and mini zoo.


Sunshine Crete Beach

  • Region: Lasithi
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Located in Koutsounari, not far from the city of Ierapetra, on the island’s southern coast, this hotel features rooms with communicating rooms for families and friends traveling together.

The beachfront property has a spa center, four swimming pools, a restaurant, a water park, and a seasonal outdoor pool. The property features evening entertainment, a kids’ club, and a dedicated playground. All rooms have air conditioning and are open to a balcony or terrace.

For further entertainment, the hotel offers table tennis and mini-golf, tennis courts, beach volleyball, and watersports are also available.


Civitel Akali Hotel

  • Region: Chania
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Featuring family suites with seating areas and comfortable bedrooms, this is another Crete hotel with communicating rooms, this time a few steps from the old town of Chania.

The hotel is also close to Nea Chora Beach. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, a balcony, a swimming pool, and a lovely furnished courtyard with a snack bar.

Breakfast is a buffet with hot and cold dishes and seasonal fruit salads. The restaurant also serves traditional Cretan cuisine, while the hotel’s indoor bar features an open fireplace and a stone archway.


Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel

  • Region: Heraklion
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Courtesy of the property.

This hotel is in the village of Hersonissos, about 5 km from the center. It offers 5-star accommodation with connecting rooms only 20 meters from the beach. It has a swimming pool, a wellness center, and 2 restaurants.

Parents will love the Euphoria spa, which offers massages and facial treatments, manicures, hot tubs, steam baths, a sauna, and a gym. Guests can participate in wine tasting, Greek cooking lessons, and a relaxing seaside café bar.

Creta Maris Resort

  • Region: Heraklion
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The hotel in Hersonissos, right by the sea, features beautiful connecting rooms and suites dedicated to families. It is an excellent place for a summer vacation with the kids.

This all-inclusive property offers a green-oriented environment with ten outdoor swimming pools, a heated indoor swimming pool, five children’s swimming pools, a waterpark, an open-air cinema, various sports facilities, a diving center, a fitness center, and a children’s playground.

Spacious rooms come with comfortable armchairs, a mini-bar, tea, and coffee-making facilities, as well as balconies or verandas.

Children can enjoy their pools, game rooms, and playgrounds. There is a baby room with toys, a kids’ club, and a teenagers’ club.


As you can see, there are many interesting options when it comes to hotels with connecting rooms in Crete, they are located in every region, and also feature incredible amenities for families which – in the end – are the ones often seeking out hotels with communicating rooms. Which of these Crete hotels with connecting rooms did you like best?

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Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the Crete. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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