Arminda Hotel & Spa

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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 roof garden bar that makes the most of the sunset.

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.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 189 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.

Roof garden bar

Open June-October weather permitting.

Pool bar

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

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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.

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.

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Great value for money

Stayed for a fortnight and have no complaints. Food wise there was plenty of choice and it was nicely cooked and presented, something different every night. Drinks in all inclusive were only beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks. Drinks were self-service in the dining room and the bar which meant no queueing to be served. All Inclusive drinks ended at 11-ish but the bar stayed open and drinks were then reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Stavros, the barman in the roof bar. The entertainment team were very good. There was a good mix of nationalities among the guests and a great, friendly atmosphere prevailed. The room was basic (Greece) but very clean and did its job. The mattresses were comfortable. There was both a bath and a good shower. It was cleaned 6 times per week. TV only had 2 English channels , both news, but who goes on holiday to watch TV? We were right underneath the roof bar but when windows were closed there was no noise, music or anything heard. Air conditioning was in all public rooms and bedrooms and was free. Wi-fi was free in the lobby and 3euros for 24 hours elsewhere. Had a great holiday overall and would go again. Recommended.More

Jan C, Pontefract, United Kingdom

Fantastie

We stayed two weeks, as mentioned the reception staff are fabulous, also we had vegetarians in our party,restaurant staff and the chef couldn't do enough to ensure they had something on the menu every night, sometimes to order and the food was lovely. We were in what was the old block, but it was really nice. Its a short walk to the nearest town with lots of bars and restaurants, and lots of stores selling local produce. What really made the holiday was the locals, they're genuinely lovely people. Sometimes we went down to the pool about 10 am and still got a sunbed, there was water polo, darts, water aerobics and an really professional looking yoga class. The only thing I would do different is to plan some outings, we had a lazy two weeks we came back really refreshed. I'm sure we will be back.More

br12_2008,

Great Resort for Family with kids

Very helpful, polite hotel's stuff. They speak in Russian, English, German, Greek and other languages. Great Greek cuisine in the restaurant tree times a day (this all inclusive hotel). Great Animation team. Not far from the see, but if you like a good long sandy beaches you will not find it in Hersonissos. Also hotel doesn't have their own beach, but you can not officialy use the neighborhood hotels beds by the marina. The hotel is 15min walk to Hersonissos center with souvenir, beach shops, teenager parties. And 15 min walk away from center of Stalida beach town. I am 30 and spent 7 day vacation in the hotel with my parents (they are in their late 50's). The hotel was swarming with young couples with small kids. Those who are couples with kids might enjoy staying in the resort more than those who don't have kids.More

t-ingsquirrel, New York City, New York

Relaxing holiday

Nice welcome at reception, directed to our rooms. Late arrival due to flight delays missed AI (all inclusive) bar, but a meal was thankfully saved for us. Only AI drinks wine brandy oozo beer; fizzy soft drinks. Cocktails extra €2. Roof top bar, beer only, in AI. Food fantastic and plentyfull. Room clean tidy quiet, some noise from roof top bar. No bottle water. Is close to beach, but payment is expected per sun bed. Shade limited. 2 pools. Would be nice if the smaller less shade top pool was made adults only. Get up early to place towel on sun lounger..More

twynhamt, Coventry, United Kingdom

A LOVELY HOLIDAY

Arrived home yesterday having spent a lovely fortnight at the Arminda Hotel. The staff were all friendly and we were made to feel very welcome- we would particularly like to mention the ladies at reception- we felt as if we'd made some very good friends-nothing was too much trouble. Every evening we spent time in the Roof Bar-we went up on our first day to have a cocktail, made by the wonderful Stavros and to look at the amazing views. Every evening after that we went up to have a selection of cocktails-Stavros was able to make whatever cocktail was asked for and had invented some of his own- a delicious SS(? can't remember the rest) once I'd tasted this I had one every night and have been given the recipe so that I can try to make my own at home. The only negative about the holiday was nothing to do with the staff at the hotel- the Thomson / First Choice reps were a total waste of time Matt and Jess (why 2?) we saw them on day 1 at the welcome meeting but after that if we wanted to see them we had to go to the hotel next door-they made us feel like the poor relations. We would love to return to the hotel but we will NOT be using ThomsonMore

Adrian B, stanford le hope

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