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 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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Fruit and Wine Offer
If you're celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or are a returning customer, you'll receive a bottle of wine and fruit basket in your room.
If you're celebrating a birthday you'll receive a cake - either in your room or served with breakfast or dinner.
Food & Drink
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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.
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 Duplex Suite with Pool View, Shared Pool and Balcony
Modern furniture and warm earthy tones add a cozy and inviting feel to these swim-up duplex suites. They feature a shared pool and a balcony offering outside space. Air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and bathrobes and slippers are all included. There's a double bedroom plus 1 sofa bed in the lounge, plus the bathroom has a rainfall shower.
Double Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Styled with modern furniture and warm tones, these stylish sea-view double rooms come with 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 armchair in the bedroom.
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Another Great Holiday at The Island Hotel
This is the second year we have stayed at the Island Hotel at the beginning of June. This time it was for a fortnight (4-18 June). On arriving we were greeted by Barbara on reception along with her other very friendly and efficient colleagues. At our request we had the same room as last year and were still very pleased with the amenities and location, with the exception as pointed out in my previous report of the totally inadequate air conditioning. The only cool air to be found is immedfiately below the unit, with the remainder of the room remaining very hot. I also consider that the tv could perhaps have Sky News to allow the British visitors another channel beyond BBC World News. There ends any negative views. The hotel provides great swimming pools, excellent food both at breakfast time and at the evening meals. Such a great welcome as always from Julia at the entrance to the restaurant We saw less of the lovely waitress Eva this year as she now works in the first section of the outside restaurant, which was often too busy for us to find a table. However, we were very pleased that we did see her on a couple of occasions and on leaving. The hotel is opposite a very nice beach with free loungers and an umbrella. The relaxed evening entertainment provided at the Tholos Bar is also very pleasant. What makes this hotel so special though is its calmimg atmosphere and such very friendly members of staff who go out of their way to make your holiday very special. I feel I must also just say how friendly and efficient our lovely lady was who kept our room 935 so spotlessly clean throughout our stay. This hotel clearly has many returning customers such as ourselves and we would be very happy for future holidays at this very well run hotel.More
We have just spent a week at the Island Hotel and the greatest recommendation I can give it is to say we booked again within 4 hours of getting home!! My husband and me have now stayed in 5 different adult only hotels and this without a shadow of doubt is the best. We stayed in room 103, a cool sea view room with stunning views of the hotel grounds, beach and sun sets. Although the bathroom was a little on the small side, the room was immaculate, with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on! Also free wifi, free air con and free safe, a bonus. The staff are a credit to the hotel from the efficient reception staff to the lovely Julia welcoming everyone into the restaurant and not forgetting our waitress Marina, who served us all week. Thank you all of you. The food choice and quality was of a very high standard, with lots of choice, theme nights and puddings to die for!!! The waist line has expanded somewhat. We spent our days around the tranquility pool, our personal choice as we just wanted to chill, read our books and have a swim when we wanted. The pool, area was spotlessly clean, and what a refreshing change not having to get up at a ridiculous time to reserve your sun beds. The removal of towels actually is enforced and why on earth cant other hotels follow this example? We found the hotel drink prices very reasonable compared to other hotels we have stayed in but of course still slightly higher than local bars, which you expect. If you are looking for a bar to spend your evenings then go to Georges across from the hotel, where the hospitality, drinks and food are second to non. All in all, the best holiday we have had for many years and can't wait to return next year.More
Jane M, 186356
My daughter and I recently returned from The Island. Cannot fault our duplex, swim up room. I love the fact the door opened onto our own patio with sun beds and direct access to a shared relaxation pool. Which considering the amount of people using the pool was nearly always so peaceful. The room was cleaned very well and because we had two bathrooms there were plenty of towels. The restaurant is right by the ocean with lovely views. It can at times become rather crowded but, the staff do their best to clear the tables and we never had a problem finding a table with a view. The food is a buffet unless you eat in The Taverna which is waitress service. There is a good choice of food for breakfast and evening meal. Although, as others have mentioned it is nearly always luke warm so maybe do what we did and eat from the grill and wait for the chef to put out freshly cooked food. I hate to say anything negative about The Island but, I have to say the evening entertainment maybe not to everyone's taste. Or should I say the lack of entertainment. There's not much to do outside the hotel either. There are a few bars outside the front and a couple on the beach at the back of the hotel. Maybe it's because we were there quite early in the season but, it really was very quiet. This hotel is perfect for a weeks total r&r or for older clientele or maybe honeymoon couples . I think I would have gone mad if I'd been staying there for two weeks. Our flight back to the UK with Thomson was quite severely delayed. We were due to take off at 23.00 but, in the end we took off at 3.30am the following day. Thomson reps were totally useless. My daughter had a friend back in the UK who tracked our flight for us and he appeared to be more informed about what was going on than the reps. They took to hiding away outside the terminal in the smoking area to avoid questions from the passengers. Thomson had better be prepared for flight delay compensation claims from some rather angry passengers. Such a shame this happened as this rather spoilt our very restful week. I would highly recommend our room and this hotel but, if you are looking for somewhere with even the tiniest bit of nightlife I'm afraid to say this maybe not the right place for you.More
Just returned back from our 4th stay at The Island Hotel and wow it didn't let us down. Great location Great Staff Great facilities Great food Great cleanliness The staff welcomed us back with open arms and the room, well we could fault it. If you can go for the room 314 or 315 you will not be disapointed. The food was as good as ever with a nice selection and views for an evening or breakfast meal are outstanding. What I do find hard to tolerate is when hearing conversations from other guests being negative about this gem of a hotel. My advice to those minority is stay away and don't come back which will make my life easier when we will be returning for our fifth holiday which we can't wait to book. If the staff do get to see or hear about this review then thank you for making our holiday so complete and give yourselves a pat on the back you deserve it. More
Balcony over looking building site
This hotel is lovely, pools are stunning clean plenty of sun beds during the day this feels 5 star. We picked a garden view room such a shame building work going on this morning at 9am constant banging really annoying when you wake up with a head ache. We did ask to move on the first day due to this we viewed room 994 However this room seemed smaller and was quite a long walk! Breakfast and dinner ok . Gouves very quiet no nightlife. Would i come back prob not hotel yes gouves no . Run down area no where to walk to . Air con in room very poor . Rooms cleaned every day . View while having breakfast overlooking sea lovely More
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