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 387 reviews

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  • 199Rooms
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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.

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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1 bedroom family room with pool view and balcony or terrace

1 bedroom family rooms with pool view come with a digital TV.

twin room with pool view and balcony or terrace

Twin rooms with pool view come with a digital TV.

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Perfect Honeymoon

I spent a week in this hotel with my wife for our honeymoon. The hotel is excellent and truly matches the 4 star standard. There are three pools and plenty of activities to do within the hotel. The hotel caters brilliantly for families also, with on site water park and children's entertainment. I'm hoping to return here for a family holiday in the near future. More

j_melthis, 186337

First time all inclusive

Exzellent experience. Food exzellent everyday a different selection. Very clean. Staff helpful and very friendly and always smiling. Always sun beds available. Quiet. Even though there are lots of families we travelled as a couple and it was very quiet by the pool because there are 3 pools of which one is a water park for children. Very close to beach. Excellent spa on siteMore

Ann_and_Mary, 186640

It would be difficult to imagine a more friendly, hospitable or better appointed hotel.

Having spent a great deal of my time in hotels when I was younger on business, I have experienced a wide range of customer service and hospitality, from some of the top hotel groups, but this is different! The staff at the Arminda have reset the bar others now have to meet. I was initially surprised by the clearly genuine friendliness I encountered, with nothing too much trouble or effort, and with a range of foods to suit every whim. However, once the chef found out my wife was a vegetarian he immediately asked if the daily selection was adequate and was there anything he could add to improve her stay? The hotels clientele is very cosmopolitan, with a pan European mix of German, French, Dutch and Scandinavian visitors, ideal if you would like to try out your dormant skills. However, the facilities would meet anyone's needs or expectations so theirs a brilliant atmosphere to enjoy. With pools and bars on different levels and a sea beach to choose from, or sports facilities and a kiddies water park available for the more energetic, you might be tempted to just stay on site for the whole holiday; but you would be missing out? The hotels location is perfect, not to close to the action in either direction but within easy walking distance when you fancy something else? With car rentals available from the desk and a bus service most towns in Britain would kill for the island is there to explore. Having enjoyed 3 holidays there already, I've booked our next visit and can't wait.More

Kieran-DD, 186338

A wonderful hotel, I'll definitely be going back

I walked in to the reception and I was received with a very warm welcome, from then on the reception staff, and indeed any of the other staff I encountered, couldn't do enough to help me. I would say the hotel is a 3.6 star, very clean and tidy and you can tell it is looked after well. There are 3 pool areas 1 of which has lots of apparatus for children. I have very nice relaxed holiday there and I would definitely recommend it.More

Ant86, 187054

Excellent holiday

Best holiday. Staff were amazing!!! Weather great!!! Arrived at 1 am and had lovely food and wine and beer on tap. Animation team were great. Only negative is that if you don't like cheese the food selection is limited. Apart from that cannot rate this hotel highly enough.More

michelleolley7, 186338

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Arminda Hotel & Spa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 387 customer reviews
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