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 212 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 3Floors
  • 180Rooms
  • 3Lifts

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

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

Hotel-run kids' club

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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Nice hotel, though a little disappointing

My boyfriend and I have just spent a week at the Arminda hotel. Our room was on the ground floor which was quite close to the pool and restaurant, it was very clean and quite spacious. The TV in the room was quite small and we could only get 2 channels, both of which were news channels whereas there were numerous German channels. The music in the restaurant was turned on very early whilst the staff were setting the restaurant up for breakfast, this woke me up every morning. The all inclusive drinks were very limited compared to other hotels I have stayed at, hot chocolate and cappuccino were only on offer at breakfast and the remainder of the day there was only tea and coffee. The food was very varied and plentiful with many vegetarian options available along with a very wide dessert options. This hotel is completely self service and for that reason I would say that it is more a 3 star. The staff at this hotel are all very friendly and always happy to help, particularly at the reception. In all, we had an enjoyable stay.More

coralreef59, Berkhamsted, United Kingdom

a great holiday

Spent two weeks here at the arminda hotel, like the reigning Mr Arminda (steve) said it not the poshest or top of the list for fancy decor, but it was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the company of the other guests and the staff were wonderful and attentive to our needs. The 5 euro cocktails were the best. and the spa was so good (Massages were heavenly) The enterainment team really worked hard to keep all the guests happy, the three of them were very skilled at making all the guest of all nationalities and ages enjoy their time at this hotel. well done to pavlo, vita and austeria.. We hired a car to explore the crete island which i would recommend. The reception staff were amazing, any problem they were there straight away to assist. nothing was too much trouble. We will be returning hopefully next year... and look forward to seeing our english, swedish and lithuanian friends, which friendship we made whilst we stayed at this hotel. From Sharon & Gordon.More

Sharon B, Telford, United Kingdom

A special holiday

Well a lot of what has been said in other reviews is very true.its not the poshest or fanciest hotel in the world but it's got a friendly atmosphere that you certainly don't get everywhere. The location is good and the food very good.the staff are lovely as everyone else has said Good beer and booze and fruit juices etc for the day.oh and the cocktails which you can buy for 5 euros after the all inclusive bar closes are the real deal. For us though it was the staff and other guests that made our hol.because it has a great animation team, pavlo, veeta and austeria, 3 lovely young Lithuanians.because they keep activities going throughout the day to suit all ages, we found that everyone got to know each other so a real family feeling was what was felt. Football volleyball waterpolo darts yoga table tennis etc.all good fun.the foreign guests we met were wonderful people.germans swedes Russians. All great . The night time entertainment is provided by the animation team and is varied, funny, clever and gets everyone together yet again A cracking holiday indeed. From Mr steve (the reigning Mr arminda 2014) and helen More

Steve P,

Avarage hotel with friendly staff

Very friendly hotel with 2 good pools and a childs pool. The restaurant had a good choice of meals if not of the best quality, sometimes not very hot. This is a quiet hotel with no real entertainment in the evening although you can nip next door to the sister hotel and enjoy theirs. There's nothing in the immediate area, Stallis is the nearest which is about 20 mins walk. There are bus stops just outside the hotel which makes exploring further easy, and they are cheap. Hersonissos is about 40 mins walk along the sea front or 10 mins on the bus. Overall a good place to stay but its the evenings that are a complete let down.More

richard p,

I would say "yes" to this hotel but...

We decide to choose it because it has good opinion and was placed close to beach. What we have read about the hotel was equal with the reality. Nice pools (one with the salty water), good food (not extraordinary but ok), very nice garden, if you want to move by bus across the island, location is perfect. Why not perfect? Because of ants at rooms, because of not really good working internet (I know - it is not maybe the most important issue on a vacations, but indeed - should work better). TV at rooms is extremly small. it is more than 150 meters to the beach (of course it depends where is your room). Just next to this hotel is Nana Beach. What I was missing is just a small bar at the beach. Nana does have and what's more - don't have to pay for the sunbeds, so you feel a little bit "worse" client ;-). From the positves again : Snack bar - very good hamburgers! good snacks in general. What is the strongest part at this hotel is people who works there. Very, very friendly and helpful! I have asked for a quite room (because of coming with a yearly child) I got it. I wanted a ketler, I have it for 7 days. Rooms could be equiped better and decorated more than only with a shells. There is a market (even two) in the closest area, renting car. Anyway I would recommend a short / long stay in there!More

Retzenzent, Gdansk, Poland

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