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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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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Including sunbeds and parasols. Towels are available with a deposit.
Take a dip and then cool off at the poolside with a refreshing cocktail.
The hotel-run club is 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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End of season AI break.
Just before our holiday I had an accident and was on crutches, Monarch arranged for a wheelchair at each end of the journey to help (thanks). We arrived at the hotel after the evening meal and they had plated up a salad for us in the dining room, so that was our first stop. The receptionist changed our room on arrival so that it was nearer the lift to make moving around the complex easier for me, however this room was behind trees in a corner so we changed to one with a sea and pool view the following day. The rooms are big, more of a mini suite, with a king size bedded room and another room with 2 singles which were used as sofas. A large bathroom with plenty of hot water and regular fresh towels plus a fridge in the twin room where you can store your own items. 2 wardrobes in the passageway between the rooms gave ample hanging and drawer space and there was lots of room on the balcony to leave anything you had washed to dry. A safe is available for a small extra fee. As with most Greek hotels it is not luxurious but clean and comfortable. Food was good quality, mainly buffet but also having a short order chef on the grill at breakfast and evening meals(after a week it gets repetitive but there's plenty to choose from). Friendly waiting staff cleared up after you and would also bring your food to you if like me you were on crutches. Beer, Wine, Soft drinks with meals. As it was the end of season only 1 bar was open (there's 3) serving fee beer on tap, wine, brandy, ouzo, raki and soft drinks. You can snack all day on pastries, crepes, ice cream and burgers in the snack bar if you want. And any nor free drinks were reasonably priced. We got a car deal 4 days for 3 arranged by the hotel and made good use of it touring parts of the island we had not been to before. In all a restful holiday but good value hotel with staff that cannot do enough for you. Will we go again ? Yes!.More
Dorothy H, Leeds, United Kingdom
What a fabulous holiday
We traveled on a late flight to Crete, by the time we reached the lovely Arminda Hotel it was after midnight, as soon as we were booked in we were shown to our room as we stepped into lovely room I asked "What time is breakfast" I was told all information was in the pamphlet on the dressing table and please follow so that you can eat. We were shown to the restaurant where food and drink were set out for us. This is a service never offered to us before and was a lovely surprise. All meals were of a high standard with plenty of variety from roast beef to grilled fish with plentiful amounts of salad and vegetables and the sweets were to die for. All area of the hotel were kept to a high standard of cleanliness and each and every member of staff went out of their way to be helpful and polite. The manager and the reception staff were friendly and we will stay in touch. This was altogether the best holiday we have had and we will be going back next yearMore
Joanne E, Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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
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