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 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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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 double room with sea view, shared pool and terrace

Styled with modern furniture and warm tones, these sea-view swim-up double rooms feature a terrace with a shared hydro-massage pool. They also come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers. The private terraces are shared between two rooms.

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.

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Lovely peaceful hotel

Had a lovely stay here in 2015 went with a friend as we wanted a child free location to chill! Lovely little beach, plenty of sun beds at the pools you can't reserve them with towels the waiters move them if you do. Bar service around the pool is fab! Lovely cocktails, staff are helpful. Room was clean hairdryer broke and was replaced immediately. Weather was fab! Very quiet area a few shops and bars. We went on two trips spinalonga and on a food and village tour! Was fab we're only in our 20s but found the trips fun and a good way to chill away from the hotel and explore the island. If you want a night out malia is not that far we didn't bother but other guests did. Good food plentiful mine wasn't cold my friend is mega fussy and always found something to eat . Each night is country themed. Restaurant is lovely sit outside on the terrace we did for every meal taking in the view all in all fab place just a little isolated if you want to explore More

Zandra Al W,

Amazing location, great hotel

This hotel has a great location, extremely great staff in all areas and the room we had was well furnished and clean. Buffet service in the restaurent at breakfast and dinner was ideal for us, good variety of options, all replenished frequently. If you sit outside your food will cool quickly - which may explain other reviewers comments. It's very hard to choose a room from the brochure or by description only. The complex has been designed around a Cretan village theme, so the rooms hace a different layout and outlook. A garden room may look onto a footpath or be in a dense part of vegetation. A sea view room in the main block may be over a bar. That's the only reason for 4* instead of 5*. We ended up in a great rm at the end of the complex, but wouldn't have known it was great by it's class or from the map! More

Tracey K,

total relaxation

Our first stay in an adult only hotel and it will be hard to beat. No scramble for sunbeds there were plenty around the 3 pools and nobody reserved them with towels. I did see a member of staff removing towels from 2 sunbeds a couple had tried to reserve before 10am, so this was enforced. You also had the option of the free sunbeds and parasols on the beach outside the hotel. Meals were lovely, good choice, always a Greek option, pizza and fresh grill and also a country specialty each night e.g. mexican,Indian. Cashless system so you just gave room number and settled bill when you liked. The room cleaned daily, most comfortable king size bed ever with fridge, free safe, free daily water and free pool towels. The balcony only downside in the garden room as it was small with low glass partition so no privacy from joining room. Staff very friendly and remembered our drink preferences. Pool waiter excellent and had good rapport with customers. On our last day we were given a fruit platter with our drinks by the lovely waitress. Entertainment low key, you must book the once a week free a la carte experience, food even better than the hotel restaurant, highly recommended. There's a few shops,bars and restaurants around the hotel but area is quiet, a 15 min walk gets you to Gouves with more choices but still a small town. Would definitely recommend this hotel.More


Heaven on earth

Went here with my mother in September 2015 for a 10 day stay. It was absolutely fabulous, we had a sea view room with quite a large balcony (we were on the end so had a bit extra than the other ones) overlooking the main pool. During the evenings you could listen to the entertainment (though not all were great - the male duo was fabulous, but a woman another night REALLY needs to learn how to play the keyboard while singing and not lose track). Staff were really friendly, walked around with slices of watermelon during some days (maybe all but might have missed them as we didn't keep to the hotel continuously). The hotel buffet is good, continously added to and they list what they have on the door so you can decide before going in. If you want something different / authentic Greek food go across the road to George's Taverna. Be mindful though that there is not much going on in the immediate vicinity of the hotel and if you want a more lively area I'd not recommend this hotel. For us however, it was perfect. We just wanted quiet, listening to the sea, reading a book in the shade, have good food holiday. Do pay more for the sea view - it is very much worth it.More


Excellent Holiday

Beautiful peaceful hotel. Lovely views, particularly enjoyed sitting by the sea for my evening meal at sunset. Comfortable well appointed rooms. Fantastic host in the restaurant- Julia I think her name is. Lovely resort. Plenty of choice for food to suit all. One of the best holidays I have had.More


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