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.
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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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Had a very relaxing holiday here
My wife and I went to this hotel together to recharge our batteries (young kids at home) (summer of 2011) and we stayed here for 7 nights. This is truly a couples hotel, very quiet, very clean. The rooms were spacious and well maintained. The garden was very nice and groomed. We had different food every night and the food was fresh and tasty. Hotel is right on the beach , sand is nice and water is clean. We rented a car (was around 40 euros per day for a fun mini citroen convertible) and went all over the island. I recommend going to crissy island for snorkeling! Hotel is within walking distance from krete aquarium which was very niceI recommend this hotel to people that want a relaxing holiday with very few kids around :DMore
Stefan C, Brasov, Romania
Not bad at all, maybe a bit too quiet for me...
Luxury, that's for sure. Very nice rooms (we had sea view), friendly staff, enough seats at the pool, large buffet... This hotel is ideal for everybody that wants to enjoy sun, quietness and luxury. There's a spa where you can book massages, beauty treatments and so on. The buffet is big enough to choose a different type of food every night, but in the end, it stays buffet food. In my experience, it's never hot enough. I avoided this to choose the fresh made pasta -delicious. The hotel is 50 meters awy from the sea, so if you want, you can always go for a romantic walk in the end of the evening. A bus stop is also near (about 800 meters) to take you to the more bigger cities. I loved my stay, but in the end, you feel a bit like a number instead of a real welcome guest... More
Fantaflesje, Ghent, Belgium
We stayed for a week in May 2014 which we booked through Thompson and it was a piece of cake. A great relaxing week, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, we cancelled the night we had booked for the a la carte as the buffet offered a variety of different food which was fresh, hot and delicious, so we wanted to enjoy it while we could! There was a range of facilities and activities to keep us occupied. Our room, the hotel and the pools were all spotless. If you want a relaxing week, then look no further, it was perfect!More
Bambino7, Bristol, United Kingdom
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
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