The Island Hotel  

Part of our Thomson Couples 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, a traditional Greek 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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  • 31Buildings
  • 298Rooms


Stylish adults-only holidays, designed for two

  • Contemporary style
  • Great settings
  • Top dining scenes
  • Relaxed atmospheres
  • 20kg luggage allowance
  • Adults-only hotels

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
Half Board

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

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2 outdoor pools

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


Main restaurant for Cretan buffet breakfast and dinner, with a smart casual evening dress code.

The Stone*

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

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double room with shared pool and sea view

Double room with shared pool and terrace with sea view, sleeps two with a king-size bed, open-plan bathroom, hydro-massage bath, a kettle, bathrobes, slippers, a daily bottle of water and a natural latex upper mattress. You'll have access to a shared hydro-massage pool and private terrace, with sunbeds and a parasol. The private terraces are shared between two rooms.

double room with sea view

Double rooms feature soft caramel and cream palettes, with light wood furniture. They boast sea views and sleep up to three. You'll also have a chair that can be used as an extra bed. With a kettle, a daily bottle of water and a natural latex upper mattress.

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I loved the hotel

Great hotel in every aspect. Comfy rooms and beds, nice staff, good food, no screaming kids around. It's just that Gouves is not my favourite place. The property is very vast so you might end up walking quite a bit but it is a lovely walk and you are on holidays. Just don't expect to be online. As usual there should be free wifi everywhere but it barely works.More

Kelly S, London, United Kingdom

A Wonderful Friendly Hotel on an amazing Holiday Isle

A fortnight stay at this marvellously welcoming hotel was a holiday my wife and I will always cherish. The scenery and setting at this hotel was wonderful. The greeting just as good and the food was just what we had wanted and imagined. Loved itMore

jeffy0771, UK


This was my first proper couples holiday with my girlfriend and the lack of screaming children at the hotel was bliss. From the moment we got there we were welcomed by friendly reception staff and took our bags to the room. All of the staff were great especially the waiters at night who we were not afraid to tip. The daily games were also a highlight of the holiday who were hosted by Alex who made the holiday what it was, he was such a great rep!! The hotel was great and so was the Island restaurant that was just up the road as it overlooked the sea and was a pleasant and friendly place. If you're looking for a relaxing place in the sun this is definitely the place to go!More

GNixon94, Haslingden, United Kingdom

Amazing hotel, incredible staff, fabulous holiday!

I've never been motivated to write a hotel review before, but this one really deserves a huge recommendation. My wife and I stayed at The Island Hotel for 2 weeks in August 2014 and It just wasn't enough! Star ratings can't accurately reflect the sheer pleasure we found in staying here. We've stayed at many 5 star hotels that weren't anywhere near the overall standard of excellence that The Island sets in every department. The setting is perfect, the entire hotel and its gardens are immaculate, the rooms are spacious, stylish, clean and comfortable, with the quietest air conditioning system ever. Although we stayed during peak season, the staff were incredibly friendly and the standard of service in all the bars, restaurants and public areas was truly special. They always took time to chat and were genuinely interested in providing everything that we needed, whatever time of day or night. The hotel owner and Katja, the Hotel Director, were frequently visible, sitting and talking with guests and dining in the same areas. The food, therefore, was always excellent - fresh, hot and delicious, whether it was breakfast, snacks, lunch or dinner. The evening entertainment was pitched perfectly with chilled, laid back music on the main terrace and upbeat club music in the hotel's Yacht Club, which was cleverly situated a short stroll away from the main buildings. The pools are wonderful, too and even in high season, they were never crowded. The clean and life-guarded beach is literally just across the quiet road from the hotel. The Island's situation is blissfully quiet at night and with wonderfully comfortable beds, was really perfect in every possible way. It proved to be a perfect location for exploring the beautiful island of Crete - hire a car and see as much of it as possible. The airport is only about half an hour's drive away. We spoke to so many other guests who were also amazed at the incredible value for money in relation to the sheer quality of this amazing 'find'. I've never met so many other guests who all agreed that we would definately come back to this very special hotel.More

Bryce C, Ayr, United Kingdom

Brillant Stay at the Island Hotel

We stayed at the Island Hotel in May 2014. Overall the hotel met all expectations and we throughly enjoyed our stay. Food The food was generally good. Breakfast was our favourite with a wide array of hot and cold foods available. Like breakfast dinner was buffet style with a chef cooking up a fresh dish every night. Room The room was clean and spacious. The bed was amazing! Facilities provided include a flat screen tv, safe and mini bar. We had no problems with the room. Pools There were two pools, the main pool and a smaller quiet pool. There was always space around both pools and generally a nice place to unwind and relax. Beach The beach was our favourite part. Its located right across from the hotel and again there seemed to be enough space for all. Location The hotel is located in a quiet spot which made for a relaxing holiday. We did venture out to town and to visit the sites via bus. We took a short walk up to the main road, hopped onto the bus which took us straight into the town. The hotel staff at the front desk were happy to provide us with a bus map and answer any questions we had. We had a brillant stay and would definitely come back. More


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