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Aquis Arina Sand

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kokkini Hani, Crete 71500, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in Kokkini Hani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Ignore all the bad reviews for this hotel because it is a fantastic place, we couldn't fault it at all! Didn't want to come home wish we had of booked for 2 weeks instead of a week! Meals were nice, staff friendly and helpful everything was really good about this place. Would definetly go back.

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somerset uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

This has to be the worst hotel/ holiday that you could imagine, to keep this review short and to the point . Think of a old basic hotel ; double your thoughts then double them again and your half way there. IT WILL END IN TEARS

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Aquis, Marketing Manager at Aquis Arina Sand, responded to this review

Dear guest,, we were really disheartened to read your short but sharp review. We truly do strive every day to make each guest feel welcome, and appreciated. Thankfully, most of our guests have really responded to this and we are deeply sorry that you left feeling differently. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

This was excellent value for a last minute holiday. It ticked all the boxes . the location was amazing . Right on the beach totally private !! with all beds and brollies free for all and plenty of them too. The pool was massive and deep for any budding scuba divers talking of which snorkeling is a must.. plenty of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

After a 10 Minute drive from the airport, we were dropped at the entrance of the hotel, great to be so close after a long flight. We checked in with the friendly and welcoming staff and a porter showed us to our room which was adequate size and extremely clean. The soft furnishings were 'tierd' and needed updating, but the... More

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Just got back this morning and was looking forward to writing this review as we had a lovely time here. Arrived at 5am and were checked in immediately by a really friendly (at that time of the morning) member of staff. Rooms are basic but very clean. Shower was a bit low for me but I am 6 foot 2.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

Arrived in the early hours of the morning, little disappointed with the room as there were 4 single beds!! Great sea view made up for that when we awoke. Air con was average and managable. The hotel location on the beach is what makes this hotel stand out. Golden sand, crystal clear water, beach bars on the beach. The food... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

We arrived back from Crete on wed 1st September after experiencing a fantastic holiday. We were at Arina sand for 2 weeks and could have quite easily stayed another 2. We arrived late at night and did not get the best impression as after being swiftly shown to our rooms, we realised that the rooms were quite basic and in... More

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Wiltshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2010

I travelled to Arina Sands in August with my wife, adult daughter, our two teenagers and OAP in-laws and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The hotel's location is great, directly on the beach and only a fifteen minute coach ride from the airport. The rooms were not luxurious but they were very clean and the air conditioning worked well.... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

We spent a really enjoyable week at this very comfortable hotel. Only booked the holiday 3 days before we went and still managed to get a room with a sea view and saw some lovely sunsets. Room was clean and spacious, towels changed every day. Food was plentiful and good variety with a few speciality days eg Italian. Had one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2010

We have just returned from a week at the Arina Sand hotel in Crete and were very impressed .I will echo all the other reviews and praise the delicious food highly.There was so much variety and such good quality that we seemed to be eating constantly!!Fortunately there were aqua aerobics and stretch classes available to help work it off!! The... More

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Address: Kokkini Hani, Crete 71500, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Kokkini Hani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquis Arina Sand 4*
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The Aquis Arina Sand Hotel has a superb beachfront location and it is famous for its good food, spacious accommodation and entertainment. It is spread out in 10 acres of beautiful gardens and lush vegetation making it an ideal choice for both families and couples. The Aquis Arina Sand has been designed with the emphasis on relaxation and fun and is set in magnificent gardens, dotted with palm trees and colorful flowers, overlooking the stunning Cretan sea.It is only 12 km from Heraklion city with frequent bus service and easy access to the main points of interest as Knossos, Gortys & Festos.Aquis Arina Sand invites you to celebrate the perfect holiday! ... more   less 
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