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.
All day dining with waiter service.
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double room with garden view
Double room with garden view sleeps up to 3, with a kettle, bathrobes, slippers, a daily bottle of water and a natural latex upper mattress.
double room with shared pool and sea view
Double room with shared pool and sea view sleeps 2 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 2 rooms.
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Great place to chill !
My wife and I have just spent a week at The Island, celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. After a stressful time at work this was a great place to unwind ! The weather was hot and the sky cloudless throughout the week. At a couples hotel you really notice the absence of little people; everything is calm and peaceful ! Others have noted that Kato Gouves is a bit quiet / boring but the hotel is a real oasis of calm. Regular buses allow trips to Hersonnissos and other local towns. The Thomson reps offered a variety of conducted trips across the island and arranged car hire too. The hotel staff were fantastic; polite, helpful, friendly and so efficient and keen to please. The hotel itself was very clean and well organised. The variety of food at breakfast and dinner was great and it was all well cooked. Negatives ? The Wi-Fi coverage wasn't great in some locations and the air-conditioning (much needed in such a hot location) could have been better. The Thomson reps, Hannah and Becky, were very attentive, helpful and friendly. The musical entertainment from Big City Swell (aka Alex and Hannah) and from Adam Croft was fantastic. We made a point of seeking out the three of them most evenings - very talented people. We were very sorry to leave The Island today after a great week being looked after by the lovely staff, reps and entertainers...More
Graybags2014, Bracknell, United Kingdom
10 Day stay . Great Hotel for Couples
What a find . Booked two weeks before we went, Anniversary treat . Hotel is everything that people say it is . If you follow my posts my I travel world wide and this is what you expect a Hotel to be . Wi fi is the only weak spot but food , reception staff, rooms and facilities are spot on. Beach is small but if you take your blue towels you dont pay for a lounger. Bars out front are worth a small walk,prices are cheaper and you do get some flavour of the area . PS when they found out it was our aniversary the placed Fruit and Wine in the room as a presentMore
wescott195, Sutton Coldfield
Wonderful, luxurious hotel in a bit of a boring location
My husband and I have just returned from 10 days at the Island Hotel. It really is a great place for unwinding and feeling pampered. You could not fault the food, the cleanliness, the service, the facilities... It was just what we needed.We had a couple of days lounging by the pool and a few days exploring using the local buses and hiring a car. Whilst there is a lovely beach immediately opposite, this is not a picturesque location, and it is a long way from anywhere that is picturesque or interesting. If you want to just switch off, sit by the pool and relax then it's perfect. If you want to explore some of the history and culture of the island and enjoy the scenery, then it may take a bit of effort.More
Sal2923, East Yorkshire
I stayed at The Island with my wife for 11 nights starting on 3rd August. First impressions: Excellent - the hotel is immaculate, reception staff were efficient and provided all necessary information. Bags were left in reception and delivered to the room. Room: Room was clean and comfortable on the whole. Fridge and safe provided free of charge and the complimentary bottle of water each day was a nice touch. Generally an excellent room with a couple of small negatives - the air con was poor and the shower has no privacy due to the layout of the bathroom area. Wifi was free to all and was pretty reliable. Pool areas: Again very clean and look great. Lots of sunbeds available and as many people have said, staff remove towels from sunbeds that people are trying to reserve whilst at breakfast etc. At first we found it really strange how quiet the pool area was. Despite being really busy, there was absolutely no noise! We soon got used to it. Staff aren't bothered if you buy drinks from the on site shop or off-site and drink them by the pool, I would suggest doing this if on a tight budget. Complimentary watermelon at poolside was another nice touch. Food: On the whole, the food was excellent and the selection was really good. We found that the majority of the salad options were the same or similar each night, but the main meals varied daily. My only criticism would be that the food from one particular container was cold each night, but this accounted for only one dish and the rest of the food was hot. The a la carte restaurant was good and a nice change from the buffet. Breakfast was the same each day but accounted for pretty much everything you could want so no complaints there. Entertainment: The duo that played/sang each evening were really good, however we did find it quite repetitive. Didn't take part in any of the activities offered throughout the day so can't comment. On the whole an excellent holiday with only a couple of minor faults. I have to say that the staff were really good and were very helpful when I was organising a surprise for my wife's birthday. It was a nice touch that nearly all the staff we spoke to in the restaurant made a point of saying happy birthday. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a very quiet, relaxing holiday.More
spellmania, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Excellent all round
Spent a week here last month and it was excellent; the staff are friendly and helpful and the place is spotless day and night. I thought the buffet food in the restaurant was good personally and there was a good selection every night so even fussy eaters could find something! We went to The Taverna for a 5 course meal one night and that was excellent. The entertainment was a nice addition and the guys were pretty funny too. If you walk out the back of the hotel you're on the beach so it's a great place to stay if you just want to chill out.More
Sean H, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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