The Royal Mare is set in the peaceful, more tranquil area of Anissaras on the stunning island of Crete, Greece’s largest island.
Here are our insider “Best Bits” The Royal Mare Resort
- Luxurious hotel and feel to the place
- Beautiful tennis club & club house
- 7 Awesome red clay courts
- Fantastic local town – Chersonissos
- Guaranteed great weather
- The resort has a quiet and relaxed feel to it
- The most incredible spa
That famous Cretan hospitality is yours for the taking at Aldemar Royal Mare, a 5 star resort in Hersonissos, Crete, featuring all the facilities and comforts you expect from a luxury hotel. Expect spectacular surroundings with sea views, landscaped gardens and a private beach, and count on a world of relaxation either around the many turquoise pools or in the world’s best thalasso therapy centre. Exercise in the fitness centre, serve up a winner at our tennis club and then enjoy the secrets of Cretan cuisine with its exceptional ingredients and light Mediterranean flavours. And did we mention the first-class service? At Royal Mare, we want to make sure that pleasure is all yours.
Beach & Pools
The Royal Mare has it’s very own Private Beach as well as 3x large pools, and the indoor heated Spa pool.
We have two types of rooms available:
Double/Twin Garden View (30m2) –
Beautifully furnished rooms 30m2 with gorgeous garden and a list of facilities designed for your pleasure and convenience. Include a double bed or two twin beds, sofa-bed, bathroom and separate shower, satellite television with music channels, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, safe deposit box, direct-dial telephone, refrigerator (mini bar: on request / at extra charge), free Wi-Fi Ιnternet access and furnished balcony or veranda.
Double/Twin Sea View (30m2) –
Beautifully furnished rooms 30m2 with gorgeous sea view and a list of facilities designed for your pleasure and convenience. Include a double bed or two twin beds, sofa-bed, bathroom and separate shower, satellite television with music channels, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, safe deposit box, direct-dial telephone, refrigerator (mini bar: on request / at extra charge), free Wi-Fi Ιnternet access and furnished balcony or veranda.
Dining & Bars
Asian Restaurant Royal Palm – Asian Garden
A la carte. Serves a range of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine for dinner with show cooking (open between 02 May and 27 Oct). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn and that gentlemen wear long trousers.
Albatros Beach Restaurant
A la carte. Serves a range of Greek and local cuisine for lunch. Located on the beach (open between 22 Apr and 27 Oct, depending on occupancy). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn.
Candia Gourmet Restaurant
A la carte. Serves a range of international and Greek cuisine for dinner. Located on the poolside (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, depending on occupancy). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn and that gentlemen wear long trousers.
Main Restaurant Symposio
Buffet. Serves a range of international and Greek cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Show cooking at dinner. Highchairs and kids buffet available (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn and that gentlemen wear long trousers.
Buffet. Serves lunch. Located on the poolside. Highchairs available (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, depending on occupancy). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn.
El Greco VIP Restaurant
Buffet and a la carte. Serves a range of international and Italian cuisine for breakfast, dinner and lunch. Highchairs and kids menu available (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, depending on occupancy). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn and that gentlemen wear long trousers.
Snack bar (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.15am and 5.45pm, depending on occupancy). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn.
Albatros Beach Bar
Beach bar located on the beach (open between 25 Apr and 25 Oct, between 10.00am and 6.00pm, depending on occupancy).
Delfinia Pool Bar
Pool bar (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.15am and 11.00pm, depending on occupancy).
Minos Main Bar
Lobby Bar (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 6.00pm and 1.30am, depending on occupancy). Please note that the hotel requests that beach wear is not worn.
Kalypso Pool Bar
Pool bar (open between 22 Apr and 31 Oct, between 10.15am and 5.45pm, depending on occupancy).
Tennis Court Description
- 9 Tennis Courts
- 7x Red Clay Courts
- 2x Astro Turf Courts
Our Louis Cayer Designed Tennis Programme!
Who Is Louis Cayer?
In short – we believe Louis is the world’s best Doubles Coach.
Louis has been working with the GB Davis Cup and GB Fed Cup teams as well as the LTA Coach Development department since 2007.
Louis has also worked with 10 top 100 singles players; however he is internationally re-nowned for his expertise in doubles, having worked with 6 number 1 players and 24 top 50 ATP. In 2016, Louis worked with Jamie Murray whilst he was on route to becoming the world number one in doubles.
What does the programme consist of?
22 Hours of Tennis – Morning Coaching Sessions / 30 Minute Afternoon Masterclass Sessions / Doubles Social Afternoon with Top Tips from the Coaches / End of Week Champagne Tournament.
Based around improving your Doubles Play – with a programme designed by the world’s best Doubles Coach.
Morning Sessions – 4x 2 Hour Sessions through your 1 week holiday. Quality Rallying – Doubles Positioning – Being Comfortable at the Net – Serve & Return – Spin to Win – Doubles Fast Paced Drills.
Masterclass Sessions – 4x 30 Minute Masterclass sessions lead by your host. An opportunity to take away some top tips from a host personally trained by Louis Cayer. Doubles DNA – Serve & Return – Playing Australian – Louis Cayer’s Top Tips.
Doubles Social Afternoon Sessions – 4x 2 Hour Organised Doubles Social Afternoons. Organised by your host, with coaches on hand to give tips based around the masterclass sessions.
Will I be able to remember it?
12 Part Guide to Doubles with Jocelyn Rae & Anna Smith – After your holiday, you’ll be sent a video series with 2 of Louis’ trained players (who’ve competed at Wimbledon & in the Fed Cup)! So you’ll be sure to take away some top tips
Listed among the 10 best Thalasso Centres worldwide and voted World’s Leading Thalasso & Spa Resort.
The Royal Mare Thalasso/Spa Centre seduces with its size, luminosity and serenity. In a space of 4,000sq.m., visitors can enjoy the treatment rooms, swimming pools, beauty and fitness centres, dedicated to their well-being. Our expert, multilingual staff, the exceptional quality treatments, the meticulous cleanliness, the prestigious surroundings, in a “big blue” backdrop… are an invitation to a place of wellness & utmost relaxation!
- 5* Hotel Accommodation
- All Inclusive Basis
- 22 Hrs Professional Tennis Programme – Designed by Louis Cayer
- Active Away Hosting – Fully Hosted Itinerary
- Organised Evening Meals & Activities
- Day Trip Options
- WhatsApp Group with others on the Trip
- Concierge Booking Service & After Sales Support
- Fully ATOL Protected
- Base Price (Per Person Price) is for 2 Sharing a Garden View Room (you must add your Single Occupancy Supplement if you are a Single Traveller)
Available to Book
- Return Flights (from any available airport)
- 20KG Luggage per person
- Return Private Airport Transfers
After a hard day on the courts you can soak up some sun on the beach or by the pool. If you feel like you have any energy left, there are plenty of other activities that are on offer:
Free of charge
- 2 table-tennis tables
- Mini golf
- Beach volley
- Fitness centre
- Exercise programmes with trainers
- Music and dance evening four times a week
- Games room
- Large-screen TV & DVD room
- Bridge room
At extra cost
- 2 squash courts
- Sauna, hammam oriental steam bath
- Water-sports centre with diving, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing, pedal boats, parasailing, catamaran sailing, banana-rides and ringos
- Thalassotherapy programmes at the Royal Mare Thalasso.
- Private sandy beach with water sports
- Restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant (buffet)
- Seafront restaurant
- Sushi bar
- 29 swimming pools including whirlpool bath & indoor pool
- Pool bar and snack bar
- Lobby bar with evening entertainment
- Tennis Club with 7 red clay courts and 4 quartz sand courts
- 2 squash courts, volleyball courts and mini-golf
- Games room with pool tables, table tennis and billiards
- Thalasso spa and gym
- 3 indoor and 1 outdoor heated thalassotherapy pools
- Kids’ pool, playground and playroom
- Kids’ club (4-12yrs)
- Boutique shop’s, mini market and hair salon
- Heraklion International Airport - 25 km
At Aldemar Royal Mare, the experienced chefs are proud to serve inspiration on every plate. And no wonder: they insist on local produce and are passionate about using classical recipes to make the delicious, fresh, healthy cuisine that has become an Aldemar trademark.
Main Restaurant “Symposio”
From the veranda of the Symposio, meanwhile, you can enjoy dramatic views of the Cretan Sea while indulging in a lavish buffet, prepared with locally sourced ingredients.
Gourmet & Diet Restaurant "Candia"
Our At the gourmet Candia Restaurant, style is always on the menu as is a range of Mediterranean dishes and fine wines. And because Royal Mare is famous as a Thalasso spa resort, a wholesome diet is the order of every day at the Spa Cuisine restaurant, offering healthy eating options made of entirely natural ingredients.
Traditional Greek Tavern “El Greco”
Among the bougainvilleas in a cobbled yard you’ll find the El Greco restaurant where authentic Cretan cuisine is a mouth-watering specialty.
Beach Bar & Restaurant “Albatros”
Don’t forget the beside-the-seaside charms of the Albatros Restaurant, for a real taste of the sea..
Asian Gourmet Restaurant “Sushi Bar”
Welcome to Asian Gourmet Restaurant "Sushi Bar", where we bring you the best flavors from the Orient and offer a unique atmospheric setting that combines details from the East with a refreshing modern taste.