The Island Hotel  

Part of our Thomson Platinum range, The Island Hotel scores a double coup – a beachside setting and design-led interiors.

This beachfront hotel has a pared-back exterior of whitewashed walls and mosaic-stone pillars. But the style’s ramped right up inside. Think contemporary furniture, polished wood floors and spot-lit ceilings.

The dining scene is made up of a buffet restaurant, an Italian place, a traditional taverna and a laid-back eatery by the pool. You’ve got a good tally of activities in the day, and there’s easy-going entertainment come sundown.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner, with 1 visit to the Taverna à la carte restaurant per stay.   

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3 outdoor pools

With showers, double daybeds, sunbeds, parasols and double hammocks.

The Kitchen buffet restaurant

This is the main restaurant serving Cretan buffet breakfast and dinner. Just so you know, there's a smart casual evening dress code here with long trousers for men.

The Stone*

This eatery is contemporary in style, with natural tones running throughout. It offers Mediterranean dishes all day with waiter service.

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swim-up double room with sea view, shared pool and terrace

Styled with modern furniture and warm tones, these sea-view swim-up double rooms feature a terrace with a shared hydro-massage pool. They also come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers. The private terraces are shared between two rooms.

double room with limited garden view and balcony or terrace

Styled with modern furniture and warm tones, these stylish double rooms boast limited garden views, plus a balcony or terrace offering outside space. They feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers. There's also a sofa-bed or an armchair bed in the bedroom.

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Another great stay!

This would be our 2nd time that we have visited the Island Hotel [the first time for our honeymoon] this time it was to celebrate our first anniversary. From the moment we arrived, the welcome that we received from the FOH team was brilliant! After a long flight it was just the pick me up we needed. Food was great, breakfast & dinner were excellent - dinner were very varied and always fresh and replenished. Staff here were brilliant and it exceeded our expectations that we were remembered. Bar service was prompt and nothing was too much trouble. It was a very relaxing week and both throughly enjoyed it! The team here are just brilliant and nothing is too much trouble. Katja you run a great hotel and your staff are a asset to you! There would be no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. Absolutely relaxation - if you want to relax and you want a peaceful break this place is for you! Thank you for another excellent stay More


Adult only

We had a great time here. The staff are lovely and nothing is too much bother. We had a "swim up room" but it's not its got its own pool! Which I thought was even better. Only thing I'd say is the room we had was very noisy due to the outdoor loungers etc above us moving about all the time and we had a few very windy days so hard to sleep. I liked the food but my partner didn't like the "dinner hall" feel it had. I don't think I'll visit Crete again (4th time there) but the hotel itself was beautiful. Early May doesn't have everything open so if you want it with a bit of life go a bit later. Overall the hotel is beautiful and the staff are very nice 😊More


Great for short stay

The resort is very welcoming and relaxing, the beach is a step away, the food is great. there are some nice family restaurants around. During our stay, we needed some medical help and the staff was very cooperative and got us medicine from a nearby pharmacy. We had a nice time but for a whole week stay, we got bored and sun burned...More

JayKLM09, 294005


Good Day , we stayed here May 9-16th 2016 , first time to Crete . WOW what a Beautiful Hotel and Staff !!! We have stayed in Hotels in Europe and America and The Island Hotel is by far the Best we have ever stayed in . Very clean, Love the design , many pools, there is the Beach right across the street with free sunbeds and umbrellas . We had a Sea view room which was AWESOME ..plenty big enough , comfortable , the Balcony overlooks the pool and we would sit out at night and listen to the Band :) It even has a curtain for privacy and the coolest part is, you cannot see your neighbors Balcony it seems even more private. There is a gift shop\ mini store on site. The Food was Excellent !! Hats off to the Chef and his cooking staff . Lots of choices , a different theme every night, yummy Pizza , salads, desserts, Gluten free choices , Omelette station in the morning , cereals, hot food, breads, fresh fruits and all the vegetables are locally grown and used here. I loved the Band " Naked Stereo " Chrissy and Paul are amazing , very talented. Great couple :) OK The Staff , Front desk ...Eva , Kallia, Anthi guys Rock ! Nothing was too big or too small to handle with a smile :) There are 2 main bars , Christina is cool and sweet and very friendly with a smile. Panaglotis and Galatios at the Pool bar always very helpful and friendly...The Hotel even has its own Mascot Cat with his own bed :) The staff in Dining room WOW , Julia greets everyone in there Native language and always on her Groove ! Marina, VICKY , The Chef always smiling, helpful, We have never stayed in a Hotel where the Entire staff treats you like a Friend and makes you feel sooo welcome ! We feel privileged to stay here. We would highly recommend this Hotel and will come back again . The sunbeds were comfortable and no children running around makes for a Quiet vacation :)))) There is sooo much more to say and not enough room to write it all. Go and stay here you will not be disappointed . CiaoMore

Daniel K, 187337

A beautiful hotel, relaxing, clean and extremely helpful staff

We have just returned from a week here and we will be going back asap. It is a beautiful hotel, sunbathing on day beds with attentive staff to bring you drinks, you can't go wrong. Always able to get a subbed as towels are not allowed to reserve a bed until after 10am and staff remove any before that time. Very reasonable prices for drinks and food lunchtime, breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant very good, unlimited salads, fruit, desserts, cheeses, and a good choice of main meals, always replenished quickly. The only very slight negative was the air conditioning in rooms is not very good and I think the entertainment duo are a bit repetitive. We had a problem with the hot water at 2am which was sorted straight away, very good staff here. If mobility is a problem for you this hotel might cause you some problems as it is a large site but it is wheelchair friendly. Overall cannot praise this hotel enough, loved our holiday and we will return.More

Karen1962041, 1962041

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The Island Hotel
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1425 customer reviews
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