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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Stylish adults-only holidays, designed for two
- Contemporary style
- Great settings
- Top dining scenes
- Relaxed atmospheres
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Adults-only hotels
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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.
This eatery is contemporary in style, with natural tones running throughout. It offers all day dining with waiter service.
Rooms► View all
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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We stayed at The Island in September 2014 for a relaxing one week holiday in the sun and cannot recommend this hotel enough. Every member of staff without exception was friendly, professional and helpful. From the moment we arrived until the day we left, we were well informed about the hotel facilities and made to feel welcome. Unfortunately we experienced very stormy weather during our visit, however it was all very well managed by the hotel team and didn't take away from our break. There are plenty of comfortable indoor lounge spaces and bar areas to make the most of - offering delicious cocktails too! Our room was modern, clean and spacious, with a small balcony overlooking the gardens. We would recommend opting for a sea or pool view room if you can, however we didn't spend much time in the room so this didn't make much difference to us. The location of the hotel is fairly remote, however there is a small beach just across the road which is ideal for swimming, and there are also a few small bars, restaurants and supermarkets just a stone's throw away. We would definitely return to this stylish hotel again if visiting Gouves - thank you so much to the team for making our stay so wonderful!More
MLD0602, Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
One week stay in October
We stayed for a week in Oct 2014- booked through Thomson; we both needed a relaxing quiet break to get away from it all. We had a really enjoyable break. The location was secluded and quiet and just what we were after. There are a few shops nearby, but not a huge range. Our room overlooked the beach which was just across the road and we loved the view across the sea to the other islands. Rooms we clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was very good; there were 'themed' evenings' however I would have liked a traditional Greek night given a preference. As we went towards the end of the season, not all the bars were open, but as there was plenty of space around the pool so we tended to relax in that area most of the time. The pool was clean and inviting. We probably won't return, as we will be exploring new places, but I have no hesitation in recommending. If you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday to get away from it all, this fits the bill perfectly.More
Bill_STH500, Colchester, United Kingdom
A fabulous hotel with wonderful staff
Well, where do I begin?! Having booked last minute and secured a very reasonable price we were surprised by the quality and class of The Island hotel. Despite the craziness of Heraklion airport we were welcomed to the hotel by a bunch of lovely staff. This friendliness continued throughout our stay with a high standard of customer service everywhere you went from the maids wishing you a 'Good Morning' to the restaurant staff especially Julia and Gianni who were always pleased to see you. We also thought Adam and his loop pedal were brilliant (entertainment). We thought that we would hire a car and explore Crete but with the superb facilities, relaxing atmosphere and convenience stores situated near to the hotel there was no need to venture any further. Although the location was slightly secluded (there are buses that run and a train that ran frequently out of the town) this did not phase us in the slightest. We had an amazing holiday and have highly recommended the hotel since our stay and will certainly continue to. Hopefully we will return in the future for another relaxing week away!! Thank you for a fantastix holiday to all at The Island Hotel.More
Relaxing beyond belief
My wife and I stayed here for a week in September 2014. It is a couples only Hotel. It was a beautifully relaxing week for both of us. A Lovely Hotel for chilling out. Food was lovely and the whole place was absolutely spotless. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you need a week R&R.More
OUR FOURTH VISIT TO THE ISLAND
My partner and I returned to the Island Hotel for the fourth time in late October. As on all previous visits we had an excellent week. Even at the end of Season the Staff were full of energy and Customer Care. Throughout the hotel and grounds all was spotlessly clean and tidy. The restaurant was very good and frequently held "themed evening meals". all to a high standard. Anyone considering a stay at the Island should not hesitate- you will not be disappointed. You will find it relaxing and very well Managed indeed.More
EDDY W, Hereford, United Kingdom
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