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 230 reviews

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  • 3Floors
  • 180Rooms
  • 3Lifts

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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Outdoor pool

Including sunbeds and parasols. Towels are available with a deposit.

Pool bar

Take a dip and then cool off at the poolside with a refreshing cocktail.

Kids' club

The hotel-run club is for ages 4 to 12 years.

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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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Fantastic stay at Arminda hotel. May 2015

We had two wonderful weeks in the beginning of May. We mostly use to travel to big cities and far away from Sweden but this time we decided to go to Crete. Almost everyone of our friends has visit Crete and are very fond of it. Food, people, beaches etc. We got a very nice welcoming at check-in, staff/owner were so friendly and lunch time was extended just for us that arrived late for lunch. So how was our stay, well we got a nice and clean room with the most wonderful seawiev and with fantastic beds! I like hard beds and these very perfect for me, I haven´t sleept so good for a long time! The all-inclusive food consept was in our eyes really, really good. Fish, meat, chicken in different combinations every day, vegetables in first quality, deserts and sweets. The staff worked very hard to make the food taste good and was genuine interested in cooking. All other staff around the all-inclusive/lunch/dinner concept was very helpful and friendly and I was very nice to meet the and with them every day. And finally, as mentioned above about the staff, thats the main reason to go back to crete again, the hotel was very, very nice, food fantastic but best of all was the staff!! We felt very special when we stayed at the hotel, and that was because of the friendly staff and owner!! Thanks so much for that!! and we are already thinking of going back together with friends and parents so that they also will meet all the wonderful staff and to try their fantastic food!!More

Hans B, Oskarshamn, Sweden

Perfect place

I have recently come back from a week in he Arminda hotel with six other ladies. We arrived around 2pm when the lunch time restaurant was supposed to close. We handed our passports in and were told to leave the cases there and where shown to the restaurant as they had held it open so we could eat. The staff could not have done enough for us. Any issue they over came. The entertainment team were hard working and made good report with the customers. The food was amazing and a different variety every night. The location was perfect, only aaa €7 taxi to hersonissos and €12 to malia. A short walk and you are at the beach with plenty of water sports, snak bars and sun loungers. You stand on the beach and you have the sea in front if you and the mountains behind you. The water sports staff are very friendly, I recommend the speed boat ride, the views are breath taking! The only down side is with the all inclusive, you can only get spirits in the snack bar and the entertainment is in the bar the other end of the complex. Also the sofa beds in the family rooms take a bit of getting used to to sleep on. Amazing hotel, amazing holiday, I'm looking at going back later in the year already.More

Danielle T, Colchester, United Kingdom

Amazing vacation! :)

We stayed in Arminda Hotel & Spa in May 2015 and we really enjoyed every second of our vacation. The hotel is very nice, the staff is so sweet and friendly, food is delicious and I can't imagine better location for a hotel :) We are definitely going to visit this great hotel again :)More

Cathi J, Tallinn, Estonia

Average, average...

We traveled there a couple years ago to celebrate our honeymoon. On first impressions wasnt very happy but after a week here wasn't too bad. The staff are fine, they are not unpleasant but nor are they amazingly curteous either. They just do their job. The rooms are clean, bed clothes changed daily and new towels provided. If you want luxury go elsewhere, but honestly, if you are just looking for somewhere to lay your head, stay here. This is a fairly basic hotel. The hotel is quiet but maybe too quiet... Near the hotel is generally little action. Location was ok. Close to the bus stop and the beach. They don't have their own large and beautiful beach...We did have a lovely honeymoon (at the beginning of september), but unfortunately we feel that this hotel is missing basics to make it a four star. We would not return to this hotel but would definitely return to Crete as there is lots to see and do and the people were so nice!!!More

Gita Å ,

End of season AI break.

Just before our holiday I had an accident and was on crutches, Monarch arranged for a wheelchair at each end of the journey to help (thanks). We arrived at the hotel after the evening meal and they had plated up a salad for us in the dining room, so that was our first stop. The receptionist changed our room on arrival so that it was nearer the lift to make moving around the complex easier for me, however this room was behind trees in a corner so we changed to one with a sea and pool view the following day. The rooms are big, more of a mini suite, with a king size bedded room and another room with 2 singles which were used as sofas. A large bathroom with plenty of hot water and regular fresh towels plus a fridge in the twin room where you can store your own items. 2 wardrobes in the passageway between the rooms gave ample hanging and drawer space and there was lots of room on the balcony to leave anything you had washed to dry. A safe is available for a small extra fee. As with most Greek hotels it is not luxurious but clean and comfortable. Food was good quality, mainly buffet but also having a short order chef on the grill at breakfast and evening meals(after a week it gets repetitive but there's plenty to choose from). Friendly waiting staff cleared up after you and would also bring your food to you if like me you were on crutches. Beer, Wine, Soft drinks with meals. As it was the end of season only 1 bar was open (there's 3) serving fee beer on tap, wine, brandy, ouzo, raki and soft drinks. You can snack all day on pastries, crepes, ice cream and burgers in the snack bar if you want. And any nor free drinks were reasonably priced. We got a car deal 4 days for 3 arranged by the hotel and made good use of it touring parts of the island we had not been to before. In all a restful holiday but good value hotel with staff that cannot do enough for you. Will we go again ? Yes!.More

Dorothy H, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Arminda Hotel & Spa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 230 customer reviews
from £376.00