Low-rise and peaceful are the watchwords for this little Cretan hotel in easy reach of the beach.
This small, whitewashed hotel has a couple of pools and a low-key activities and entertainment portfolio.
It’s quite an away-from-it-all place, though the sandy beach is just a few minutes’ walk away. The local bus can take you to laidback Stalis in about 10 minutes, or the livelier Hersonissos in about 20 minutes.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks 10.00-18.00. Afternoon cakes, cookies and ice-cream.
Locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including gin, vodka, raki, ouzo - until 23.00, thereafter*.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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2 outdoor pools
Both with a terrace dotted with loungers.
Take a dip and then cool off at the poolside with a refreshing cocktail.
The hotel-run club is for ages 4 to 12 years.
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1 bedroom family room with pool view and balcony or terrace
1 bedroom family rooms with pool view come with a digital TV.
1 bedroom family room with garden side and balcony or terrace
1 bedroom family rooms with garden view come with a digital TV.
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Best first holiday ever!
This was an amazing all inclusive holiday. Cheesy but brilliant entertainment. Good variety of food and drink and spotlessly clean! And it was right on the beach ...Great value for money! I would return without a doubt! More
2nd visit would definitely go again
It the 2nd time I've been and I would definitely recommend to anyone with family young children and or if you just want a nice fun relaxing holiday. The hotel is very clean and if there is any mess the staff clean it up asap. The staff from the reception to the restaurant ro the bars to the cleaners are very friendly kind and very eager to help in anyway possible and are always up for a laugh and a joke the stand out 2 for me were Yanis in the restaurant and Angelo in the snack bar both great guys always up for a laugh and a joke and even a serious conversation if they weren't too busy. The food was brilliant lots of variety and cooked to perfection and presented well. Breakfast - from cereals to toast to a full English to omelettes to boiled eggs and toast soldiers Lunch - lots of variety and different every day Dinner - same as lunch One day we went on a trip to santorini with the pick up at 6:30 the hotel gave us an early breakfast and even made us a packed lunch. Now to the entertainment team(animation). There are one of if not the BEST entertainment team I have ever seen, all very friendly kind and always making time for you if you had any questions or problems. The daily activities were well organised and fun and unlike most entertainment teams I've encountered they aren't at all pushy if you wanted to participate that's great if you didn't no problem enjoy your day was very much the approach. The night entertainment was different every night from karaoke to bingo and quizzes and from comedy shows to casino night to live music and even a battle of the sexes competition. The lead entertainer Povilas was a bit of a perfectionist (in a good way) and always made sure the entertainment was at the highest quality and made sure every single person enjoyed themselves and made sure every single one of his staff did the same and also in competitions he and his staff made absolutely sure it was a fair contest. Overall if you want a great holiday the Arminda Hotel and Spa is the place to go thank you for a lovely holiday and I will see you again very soon I hope More
A great choise for holiday
Wonderful choice for All-inclusive holiday. Nice, helpful and kind personnel. Good aquapark and wide choice of food. Perfect service, the food is different each day and choise is very wide. It's a very pleasant place for a holiday with children, expecially due to the great Aqua Park which is much more attractive than some children pool at the nearby 5-star hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful.More
Great family resort
We were 2 families with 4 kids: 8, 5, 4, 3 and enjoyed the hotel a lot. It has everything it is needed for family entertainment, especially the water park. Besides that there are 2 big pools and one really small for toddlers. Also there is a children room, with games and operators, but unfortunately is opened only from 10-12 and 15-17... The hotel is very clean, the service personal is very polite and supply a good quality service. The ladies in the reception are extremely helpful and nice. We arrived late (9:30 PM) and the hotel arranged a special dinner for us. As we also had a very late flight back, we asked if we can keep our room till 7 PM and not to checkout at 12:00. They agreed, even free of charge, although I was willing to pay. It was a grate gift and ending for our wonderful vacation, as we could get sleep, shower and eat before the flight. The location is also great: it is just in between Hersonissos and Malia, outside the noisy areas, but still you can take taxi and in 5-7 minutes your are there. The beach near the hotel was less enjoyable... It belongs to other hotel and the water is not that clear. Even there are stones on seabed and you can heart yourself. Since the hotel offers a lot and there is plenty on sunbeds, there is no actual need to go anywhere. The SPA was also good with great service, although Jacuzzi was disappointing since it doesn't have hot water as it suppose to have... The things I would approve though: the food... as I understood all Crete hotels of this standard has the same food to offer, but still you may improve the cooking. The meat and the fish were just not tasty, overcooked and dry... Everything else was bearable, but still require an improvement. Breakfast was great, a usual European one. In the rooms there are no Shampoo/Soup for a shower... It was a surprise for me, since every hotel offers this service this days so that you don't have to carry those bottles with you. Especially if the hotel is a SPA one... So in bottom line, I would defiantly recommend this hotel to families with small kids and may consider to comeback myself one day.More
good layout, activities and food
Location on main northern road roughly between Hersonissos and Agios Nikolaus, frequent buses costing about 6 euro to either end of island. Nearby beach is pay for beds and shades, but not great for kids as there are sharp stones - instead walk 15 mins to Stalida for gentle sloped beach. Stalida also has nice seaside feel without being too raucous like Malia. The activities team at hotel are great. All rooms have aircon are very clean and have a little fridge to store your aftersun and water. All inclusive is great value and there is always something to eat. Basic spirits and beer/wine included. There is a lovely little waterpark open 10-4 for the kids. The staff are great.More
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