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 250 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

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

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. 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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Nice stay in a nice hotel.

We (2 adults and a 2,5 year old) booked a package deal for 9 nights in the Arminda hotel. Check-in was quickly performed and we were guided to our room on the ground floor close to the main road. It had 3 rooms (1 master, 1 living with 2 extra beds and of course a bathroom (shower in bath). Spotless clean and ample space. The location was fine for us as it was not too close to the 3 swimming pools (so our daughter could sleep well in the afternoon) but noise from the main road could be an issue (not for us as it wasn't that bad). As said, 3 swimming pools (1 for relaxation close to the bar, a bigger one close to the restaurant and of course one for the little kids). Areas were all clean, the only thing you saw happening each morning that sunbeds were taken although not used until midday and nothing was done about it. Due to that hotel towels (that you had to pay a small fee for) and the refund you would only get back when returning them, the hotel may be a bit more onto it (to take them away) as then those sunbed lovers would loose their refund. Anyway, it's always the same, everywhere and to be honest there was not a single day that we could't get a sunbed (but then far away from the kids pool as people without kids loved the sun shield).. anyway not a real big deal. The all-inclusive formula worked very well, breakfast, lunch and dinner, all abundant, good temperatures, quite some choice and tasteful. The only drawback, if you can say it is, would be that you needed to guard your food on the table because as soon as you would leave the table for 1 minute everything was taken by the waitors. So if you want to join the kiddy disco (adjacent to the restaurant) make sure you wouldn't be eating. The lovely sand beach is very close (it's from the Nana Beach hotel and takes a 5 minute walk down to the see), where you will find a playground (also one in Arminda hotel) and sunbeds and parasols. 2 beds and a parasol would cost you 15 E but I think it's worth. If you don't want to pay there's ample space on the beach to lay your beach towel without any cost. Overall: Nice and clean hotel, located between Hersonissos and Stalida (so you would need bus, car or taxi to get to either one of the city centers). I could definitely stay here again but be aware that during 6 of our 9 nights a large majority of the guests were from Russia, Lithuania and Latvia... this changed after the 6 night but be aware this may happen when you are celbrating your vacation.More

Gerhard A, Overveen, The Netherlands

Stayed here for two Weeks, would go back

Had a problem with Cosmos transfer from the Airport. When we arrived we were greeted like long lost friends. The staff are amazing, never in all our travel experience have we come across such friendly and caring staff; add to this quality food and a comfortable room. Plenty of excursions if you wish and helpful staff to advise; or just enjoy the coastal walks. Would definately go again.More

Robert M,

Fantastic hotel

A group of us spent a week here and had a wonderful stay in the hotel. The staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for you. The all inc buffet and drinks are great, lots of variety of food, fresh and tasty. Giannis in the restaurant went out of his way regarding our birthday cake and Angelo , Edrin and Stavros looked after our cocktails excellently. Elef ( Freedom) was great on reception. We felt so welcome and enjoyed the karaoke and music quiz, great fun. I would highly recommend.More

Maria M, London, United Kingdom

What a wonderful surprise

I stayed here for a week with six friends at the beginning of June. Given how little we paid for the holiday and the fact that the hotel has a 3 star rating, we weren't expecting very much. How wrong we were! We had the most fantastic week. From the moment we arrived we had the best experience. We arrived late at night and were welcomed by really friendly people on reception. Even though the restaurant had closed hours earlier, they had opened it just for us and had food ready for us. The food was great and this continued throughout the week. Given the quantities of people being fed, the variety and quality of food was excellent. The two vegetarians in our group were really impressed as they had a good choice of food too. The staff throughout the hotel were wonderful. So helpful and friendly. Some special mentions for Stavros at the downstairs bar - ask for a Stavros special cocktail and you won't be disappointed! Angelo and Michalis in the upstairs bar also make great cocktails. Thank you to Giannis in the restuarant who was always on hand with a smile to clear our table. Really enjoyed meeting Freedom too - she had a Greek name that I have no hope of spelling but told me her name meant freedom. Hopefully she will see this and recognise herself! The bedrooms were always spotlessly clean and perfectly adequate. The housekeepers do a great job of keeping the hotel immaculate. The accommodation isn't the best I've ever had, but certainly had everything you needed. One of our group had a birthday whilst we were there and she found wine and flowers in her room on the day. What a lovely touch. If I had one small complaint, it would be that the 'adult only' pool had a few children in it at times. Not too many, so it didn't seem worth causing a fuss about. However, maybe this is something that the hotel could keep an eye on. Overall we had a fantastic week. Thanks for making it such a great holiday.More

Sarah P, Tramore, Ireland

Loved every minute. We will return.

We stayed at this hotel 24th May for 1 week. Booked through First Choice Holidays. We loved this hotel. We had a family room with a lovely view of the main pool. As I am on crutches the reception staff on arrival changed our room to one more central to reception. Which was a great help and much appreciated. Room was clean with no issues at all apart from only 2 plug sockets which was a bit of a nightmare to charge devices/ straighten hair ect... Reception staff were lovely and very helpful. So we're the restaurant and bar staff. I have a long list of food intolerances and one of the chefs was amazing (totally forgotten his name eek) He made me dishes I was able to eat. He went out of his way to help me. I'm truly grateful for this ESP as I was so worried I wouldn't be able to eat anything. Pools were clean and my mum & sister enjoyed the aqua aerobics sessions. Slightly gutted though that the cocktails were not in the all inclusive package but the mojitos were gorgeous €5-€8 euros depending on if it was happy hour. Shame there wasn't a bar on the beach though. Only downside to sunbathing on the beach. Over all we loved it and will certainly return. Oh and for anyone shopping for souvenirs on holiday be warned Crete airport charges heafty amount for excess luggage! Make sure you are within your luggage limit. XxMore

JayniePLondon, London

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Arminda Hotel & Spa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 250 customer reviews
from £409.90