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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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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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 bed in the bedroom.
suite with sea view, balcony and whirlpool bath
Modern furniture and warm earthy tones add a cozy and inviting feel to these sea-view suites. You'll have a double bedroom plus 1 sofa bed in lounge. Further features include a whirlpool bath, additional bathroom with rainfall shower, bathrobes and slippers. Plus, there's a balcony for additional outside space.
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Nice week away
Beautiful hotel with lovely food. Area outside isn't typically Greek, more the neon signs cheap bars kind of place. Hotel seems to have a few repeat guests. Ideal for a relaxing weeks though. Bus stop 10 mins walk away to get into Heraklion to see the harbour which is pretty. More
Lovely place, great people, great service and very good value
Been back a few times and each year has been better than the last. The hotel is always looking to improve, be that in their food or their service to the holiday maker. Pros The rooms are all well furnished, the beds are to die for! The cleaning staff do a brilliant job and are in every day The restaurants are very good and the service, second to none. The pools are really good (I can't keep using the word amazing or brilliant), clean and well serviced The hotel staff are very professional, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The ambience around the whole place is one of relaxation, friendliness and making sure they do their best for the visitor The beach isn't even a stones throw, it's basically a large hop from the front door The beds are free on the beach, with an Island Hotel towel of course The shop within the complex is very competitively priced when compared with the local shops Relax on one of the Hammocks that are dotted around, they're definitely for falling asleep on Main Gouves shops, 10-15 minutes walk away Cons Some people find the food bland but in my opinion, it's fine,and there's always something different every night Hard to find anything else... The team that work there (management and staff) have a great understanding of what's required and are exceptional in all aspects of their roles, they are very good! It's a grand place to go, give it a chance and I'm sure you'll enjoy it...More
The Island Hotel - Best holiday in a long time!!!
Came here with my boyfriend, mum and her partner end of june 2016 for 10 days, half board. Well what could I say, the hotel was beautiful, all of the staff were very attentive and seemed to be working all the time with no quibble or problems at all even in the heat! The 3 pools were nice to have, meaning you could flick around a bit for a change. The sea was a mere 10m from the hotel, with free sunbeds to use. The food was AMAZING, with a different theme each night to keep you interested. The choice was immense, and meant we kept having to go back for more just to make sure we tried everything, including build your own fresh omelette each morning. We had lunch at the hotel most days, which again was very tasty. Some days it was very busy and we did have to wait a while but it doesn't matter when your sat in lovely clean surroundings. The rooms were very nice and modern, with really comfy beds and bedding, which were cleaned every day. The hotel entertainment was also good, from water aerobics, to wine and food tasting and cooking lessons to live music in the evenings (which did get slightly repetitive). Lovely holiday and constantly think about it all the time! Thank you very muchMore
Four of us visited this lovely hotel in June/July 2016 and I cannot gush enough about how relaxing the hope is its a real gem. Great location right by the beach and easily accessible to local shops and restaurants bars who offer great service. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel grounds etc were very well maintained. Whatever pictures you see on here don't do the hotel justice and it is much larger than you give it realise. The pools are great sun traps to top up that tan. The only gripes I have would be 1) the quality of the restaurant food but it serves the purpose so it's not a deal breaker. 2) when checking in the whole process seemed disjointed in getting people to their rooms with no-one really knowing what they were doing/going this may have been sorted by now and 3) the checking out system when we were told we could keep our rooms for longer and failing that use the washroom area (big no to booking the room and the facilities were only available in 30mins slots) with everyone departing that day fighting over them hours before leaving, meaning it would have been more hassle than it was worth to book them. Really lovely place would go back and shame we were only there for 7 days. More
Alex G, 186402
Amazing holiday ð
Me and my boyfriend stayed at this gorgeous hotel for a week and everything about this place was amazing! The staff, food, cleanliness and the hotel itself was to die for! I highly recommend this hotel!More
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