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 suite with sea view, private pool and terrace

Modern furniture and warm earthy tones add a cozy and inviting feel to these sea-view suites. You'll have a large veranda with grass area, and outdoor furniture. Inside, there's a whirlpool bath plus an additional bathroom with rainfall shower, bathrobes and slippers. There's also a double bedroom, and 1 sofa bed in lounge.

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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Absolutely loved this hotel

My best friend and I wanted a chilling holiday and we certainly found it here at The Island Hotel. The room was lovely and clean with plenty of space for two people. There were three pools to choose from with plenty of loungers and beds and even though there was plenty of people there it was lovely and quiet. The staff were always very helpful and friendly especially the woman who met everyone at the entrance to the restaurant, she made an effort with everyone and even recognised people returning from previous holidays. We would definitely go again to stay but if we did hiring a car/bike would be a must as there wasn't much to do in the area itself however for us this time it was perfect for the chilling holiday we were looking for. A big thumbs up! More

Mags G, 186222

Anniversary holiday

Upgraded to a sea view which was great, beautiful sunset & great view of the beach and Dia Island however room not very big and bathroom tiny. Not enough storage space & balcony quite small.Staff very good, pleasant & eager to help, food was good,great variety, themed evenings & Greek food.No need for anyone to go hungry.More

Margy N, 1770907

Great holiday

Having a great week in the island hotel in Crete . As per previous reviews the hotel is superb. The staff are always friendly and helpful. It was hilarious watching the pool attendant lifting the towels in the morning of all the newbies who thought they could reserve the best beds. The entertainment is ok but a bit boring. We found a new place(only been open a week) called Oasis, out the front door to the right. The lady running the place is called Kalya and she is funny and friendly. The music is a good and varied selection and at a volume where you can hear the music but still have a lively conversation. One tip that we found after 5 days, there is a waterfall off the main pool. At the bottom is a shallow pool with hydro jets . Just press the button and you get a couple of minutes of water massage More

John D,

made very welcome on our return

once again we have been to this wonderful hotel and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Many of the original staff were there and made us feel so welcome it was like visiting old friends.This time we ventured a little further round our immediate little village and found many more small bars which offered good friendly company.Although the hotel offers good bars etc do try these others and meet the local people and find the warmth they offer. On the coach back to the airport it was found i had left my wallet in the safe.The manager followed by car and returned it to me.Tell me how many other hotels would do this.Thanks again my friends and hopefully we will see you again soon.Dave H Kendal.CumbriaMore

DAVID H, 186326

This will take some beating.

Just returned from our second visit to the Island Hotel Kate Gouges Crete. This hotel just gets better and better, Fantastic service from an excellent team of staff, Rooms very clean and smart with fab air conditioning. Food varied and to a high standard. Gluten free options available and clearly signed daily. Can't fault this hotel it will take some beating, Kate Gouves is very quite with just a handful of tavernes/bars and a couple of small shops and supermarkets.Small beach directly opposite the hotel with beds etc. More

Peter M,

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The Island Hotel
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 1475 customer reviews
from £464.19