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 355 reviews

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  • 3Floors
  • 199Rooms
  • 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 garden side and balcony or terrace

Decorated in bright colours and modern furnishings, these twin rooms come facing the garden, with either a balcony or a terrace, offering that extra space outside. They include an extra bed, a shower in the bath, and air-conditioning.

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A very relaxing holiday.

My wife and I have enjoyed our visit to Crete and in particular, the Arminda Hotel and Spa. Very comfortable room. The public areas were attractive and the restaurant offerings delicious. We never felt rushed or hurried and there were ample tables indoors and outdoors for each meal. The décor was beautiful and modern and the views delightful. The staff could not have been more friendly and helpful and we would heartily recommend this hotel to others and look forward to a return visit.More

russell n,

Best holiday hotel ever!

I have just returned from my 3rd visit to this awesome hotel. Everything is perfect including the quiet location , yet close enough to interesting places to visit. I first chose the hotel because I wanted to visit Spinalonga having read Victoria Hislop's novel "The island ". My husband wanted to visit Knossos which is also nearby. We fell in love with the hotel, the lovely staff, delicious food and the brilliant facilities. Every time we go it gets even better. The new water slide was fun and we both tried it, despite being in our 60's. I recommend this hotel wholeheartedly. You will not be disappointed. We are counting the months until we return.More


Nice family holiday

We had 2 lovely weeks at the arminda hotel. All inclusive was a first for us but I was very surprised at the selection and the choice of taking lunch out. We were slightly dissatisfied about the children's entertainment ending midway through our stay but it did give us a nice opportunity to make our own fun and relax if we wanted. The beach was lovely and having it so close to our hotel made it easier to take our son back to the room to get changed. Snorkeling is a must! Try not to step on anything or grab sea urchins. Also don't trust those little fish they can nip. All in all I would say we would definitely recommend this place and possibly come again if we came back to crete.More

Darrell F,

Excellant location and brilliant staff

We stayed here at the end of September 2015 and it was a lovey place to stay and very close to the beach! The beach attached to Nana Beach Hotel was quite expensive to hire sun beds but a short walk towards Star Beach (left) takes you to cheaper beds and also some rocky areas to sit but these are the best for accessing the sea. This walk is ok in the day time but I would not recommend it at night as its a rough path and varied while close to the sea. Around the pool there is an area covered by 'sheeting' over the kids pool so there are areas to keep put of the sun a bit while they are playing. The restaurant had lovely varied food daily, we recommend the pan cakes in a morning! The outside bit is nice to sit for food but because its a smoking area it can get a bit smoky when other tables have finished eating and light up so can be better inside sometimes. Coming out of the hotel onto the road, turn left there and walk around 15-20 minutes to Stallis. There are a few shorter ways off the 'main road' (this is a foot path next to the main-main road) to the beach with signs, the road itself though does have cars, buses and mostly quads and bikes on it so be aware. We found some lovely bars and restaurants in Stallis along with many places to book trips, keep walking round as some prices can vary quite a bit! Most trips for us went from Nana Beach hotel (right next door) or straight across the road. Everyone we met on our trip were extremely friendly, would highly recommend this place.More

Josephine721, 186248

Not good

Hotel seemed fine and was in a good location but after a few days the hotel seemed to be closing down first the children's club and the evening entertainment stopped. Then the selection of food diminished. The play equipment was removed from the playground I understand that it was the end of the season but there were still paying guests left with nothing to do and nowhere for children to play. I felt sorry for the guests who had just arrived as we left as at least we had a couple of days that were fun at the hotel they were going to get nothing. Had we been told that the hotel was closing we would have gone elsewhere and maybe got better value for money.More


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Arminda Hotel & Spa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 355 customer reviews
from £498.70