Arminda Hotel & Spa

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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Based On 302 reviews

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Full Board buffet meals. Snacks 10.00-18.00. Afternoon cakes, cookies and ice-cream.

Drink

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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Outdoor pool

These premier sea-view suites are decorated in natural tones throughout. They feature a TV, lounge, balcony, and kitchenette. Additional benefits include an iPod docking station, Wi-Fi*, bathrobes and slippers, plus VIP amenities. These sleep 3 with 1 sofa-bed in the lounge.

Pool bar

These bright, stylish junior suites come with a balcony or terrace offering views of the ocean. They have a twin bedroom, and a lounge area with a sofa-bed. And you'll also find air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a minibar, and satellite TV available.

Kids' club

This plush family suite sleeping up to 5 adults, includes a double bedroom and 2 extra beds along with flat screen TV and terrace - perfect for entertaining.

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twin room with pool view for up to 3

Twin room with pool view sleeps up to 3 with twin beds, extra bed is permanent. Table and chairs come with the balcony or terrace. Cots are available on request.

twin room for up to 3

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with twin beds, extra bed is permanent. Table and chairs come with the balcony or terrace. Cots are available on request.

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Family Holiday - Jul/Aug 2015

We enjoyed our 2 week stay at the Arminda at the end of July and beginning of August. The Airport experience and transfer is fairly efficient, but waiting for luggage at the airport was rather dragged out, beware it can take a while to reach the hotel as the Coach drivers have to get down some rather challenging roads to reach most of the other hotels on the way. The check in is good and efficient, something that was a relief to us having arrived after 2 in the morning and there were people on hand to show us to our rooms. The hotel is very clean and our room was cleaned 6 times each week, the cleaning staff were very good and even managed to clean around our 5 year old having a nap one afternoon. There was more than enough choice of food at every meal, although some items were repeated a little too often, especially the desert choices. Salads were all good, however there was a distinct lack of Cheese for the people who dont eat sweet things. The pools are salt water, this was a surprise to most people, but everyone got used to them quite quickly. The all inclusive experience is generally quite good, however the entertainment did not really live up to expectation and as most of the entertainment crew were from countries such as Lithuania and Czech republic, some things were a little lost in translation and indeed some things came accross as a little to Risque or offensive. One down side was the organisation for getting the drinks that were part of the All inclusive package, if for instance you were watching the entertainment at the Botego bar, you have to walk the length of the hotel complex to get a Spirit or Red wine from the other bar as there is clearly an attempt to push the Coctails at €5 each. Furthermore, out of the choice of spirits, most were OK, however the Brandy had the strength of a used Tea bag. Overall a good enjoyable holiday and we would recommend it, however we would not recommend the Airport experience, leaving the Country on a Sunday night. When you arrive at the terminal, all they do is basically say "see that queue? thats where you have got to start" That queue is the length of the terminal building and you havnt even reached the check in yet. After just over an hour, we moved to the check in Queue, then after checking in we had to take our suitcases and put them through the X-ray machines ourselves, this took about another half hour. From here we then had to join (Yes, youve guessed it) another queue to go through passport control and have our hand luggage examined taking about 3/4 of an hour. The only good side of this was as soon as you reached the Gate, you didnt have time to sit dawn as your flight was boarding.More

Michael G, Letchworth, United Kingdom

Great place for vacation with friends

Tasty food, every day was a bit variable. Soft drinks and coffee were not tasty - too synthetic and coffee was not from the beans. Administration and service staff were very kind and always helped when needed. Always smiling. There did not like that was a salty water in the pools. The only place where there was not salty water had a jacuzzi and showers. But in general I and my friends (we were 10 together) enjoy our vacation in this hotel. Near the hotel is beach, where can see beautiful sunrise. Thank you for great all-inclusive service. Cocktails, which is for extra pay, they are very tasty and very well presented.More

Tigerbriedis, Latvia

wonderful friendly staff

could not fault any of the food served at this hotel. it was full at the time , high season but the range of dishes could be in a 5 star hotel.well done to all the staff. Towels on sun beds could annoy you but relax and go with the flow, always the sand on the beach to lie on, or the terrace with sunbeds away from the pools, less noise as well. drinks on the all inclusive rather mean, not in quantity but only spirits free in snack bar away from evening entertainment. soft drinks and water plentiful for all , help yourself. only one thing let this hotel down the smell from the drains , not able to sit out at times in the very hot weather. please do not let this spoil a very good hotel do something about it. Praise to all the staff, Yiannis and Katerina in main restaurant and Paul our waiter in the bar, I think he thinks the English are crazy and also not forgetting our lovely cleaner VOULA always a smile and a few words with my poor greek language We MAY RETURN ALMOST FORGOT free air con was a boon really needed itMore

snava19, cornwall uk

Friendly staff, great hotel!

This is a very nice all-inclusive hotell. Very nice, friendly and helpful staff. The food is good and fresh and the restaurant and snackbar is very clean. The king-size bed is our room was quite small. The pool-area is very crowded and a large amount of the guests is russians if you have issues with that.More

Pär O, Hassleholm, Sweden

Great Hotel

rooms very clean towels changed daily, Staff faultless, food plentifull can be repetitive, pools are great , entertainment not in your face , safari trip with thompsons well worth the money . Santorini trip waste of money in peak season too hot , too busy and with 2.5 hrs spent on a ferry each way . inside as they wont let you out on deck . waste of money and timeMore

Lisa M, Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

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Arminda Hotel & Spa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 302 customer reviews
from £373.00