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“Hotel of your dreams” 5 of 5 stars
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Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kolymbari, Kolymbari, Crete 73006, Greece   |  
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“Hotel of your dreams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Like the title is this hotel the hotel of your dreams.
Delicious varrying food, very clean rooms, pools and so much more.
The most important thing of the hotel was the animation with chief animator Steven! He, together with Ania, Alina, Elena and Roberto are a perfect team! They were the best animators! Nice shows and games throughout the day! We will definitly come back to this hotel in the hope that Steven, Roberto, Ania, Elena and Aline will be there again.

Ps. It's nice to win the cocktail game!

Lotte

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 2, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
We are delighted to read that you had a blast during your vacation in Crete, with the contribution of our Animation Team.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in our premises very soon!

Yours sincerely,
Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The buffet in the main restaurant was the best we have visited. The quality is the same you can find in a good restaurant. And you can find fresh vegetables, fresh fish, a lot of kind of cheese, a lot of kind of desert, of course a big variety of greek food... all you can imagine. It was amazing.
The rooms and all common areas of the resorts are new and very clean.
It has private beach but with stones.
There are a lot of activities for kids.
In the night for adults we missed some activities:music, disco... maybe is more focus to young couples with kids.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!

We are very happy to read that you found our welcome warm and enjoyed our rooms and facilities! We do show extra care to our restaurants, through which guests may be introduced to Cretan food culture.
We are grateful for your personal recommendation as a place to spend your holidays, relax and enjoy summer!

We look forward to welcoming you back during your future visits.

Yours sincerely,

Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 1 week, and we absolutely loved it.
Territory: Pretty large with 2 swimming pools(one with sea water), both have glass sides. Beach is pretty small, but there always ware vacant sunbeds. Keep in mind one thing thou: the beach and part of the hotel are separated from the "main" part of the hotel by roads. It's not a problem as there is a bridge to part of the hotel where rooms are, and road near the beach is quiet.
Rooms: We had standart room and it's very good. You can see it on any pictures on the internet. Hotel also has rooms with "semi-private" pools(you share one pool with four rooms) and private pool rooms(you share it with no one :) ).
Food: All in all pretty good choice in food. There is always fish and meat, lots of greens and so on.
Service: It was great, with one tiny exception - there are not enough waiters. So you have to wait just a little bit, before they bring you drinks.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!
We do appreciate your kind words, comments and recommendation and are indeed happy you enjoyed our facilities, services and food! In our premises we offer 10 different Room types, plenty of which offer a private or shared pool, to cover everyone's needs and wishes. Maybe next time you can try the Private Pool!
Looking forward to welcoming you back in our hotel, we remain at your disposal!

Yours sincerely,

Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Such a wonderful hotel!!! Great service, super-friendly staff, amazing atmosphere. Rooms were beautiful and everyday clean into perfection. I am really satisfied of my stay in Avra hotel would definitely recommend it to everyone, though because its a 5* hotel prices can be a bit overwhelming. But for those who can afford its a perfect choice and in a great location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
Your kind words on our team members, food quality and premises are shared with everyone and, of course, well appreciated.
We are doing our best to keep the quality of our services excellent at the high end and this is viewed by our guests, as well. We would be delighted to welcome you back in our premises during your next visit!

Yours sincerely,
Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

+ Fantastic breakfast with everything you need
+ Very large and spectacular pool (60 m long) with lots of sunbeds
+ The whole hotel is very well designed with high standards on everything

- No enviromental or ecological thinking
- The rooms are not soundproof so you will hear your neighbours and sounds from the corridor

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
Dear Sir/Madame,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!

We were glad to learn that you were satisfied with your recent stay with us and you find our hotel a great placeespecially for children. It’s also nice to know that you loved the breakfast in our Basilico Restaurant and have enjoyed the food and service in our premises.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Chania very very soon!

Yours sincerely,
Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Rested in late June - early July family - myself, my wife and son of 4.5 years. Hotel and conditions will not describe, except to say that they are gorgeous. I want to sincerely thank the staff of the hotel and restaurant for the presented briefly tale. A special thank you to employees of the restaurant Stella and Yannis for the care and participation. Such people as they create the image of the hotel and a desire to shape the customers become guests of this wonderful place again and again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!
We do appreciate your exceptional comments, your warm words and we are happy you enjoyed our facilities.
Your recommendation to other travellers is sincere and we thank you for this.
Looking forward to welcoming you back in our hotel very very soon!

Yours sincerely,

Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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Bucharest
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed very much our stay at Avra Imperial. Very clean, nice facilities and except a little misunderstanding at the beginning of our stay, when we received deluxe suite instead of superior private pool, everything was ok. We appreciate Athena Mathieu for help and support to change the room and lots of thanks to all restaurant staff, very nice and helpfull. Especially Yannis Andreadakis, by far the most special and sweet restaurant superviser, thx for noticing when a customer is a cigar smoker and needs a special ashtray ;)).
Thx Athina and Yannis for all the hints and special support you gave us about surroundings and stuff you can do near by, what places are worth visiting on a stay in Chania and Kolimbari. P.S. Stella from the restaurant could use a smile on her face when she is serving a five stars hotel customers.. until then, it's better to serve at the beach bar, where people are not so much on high standards.
Note: they should improve the strenght and quality of the wi-fi connection.
We are looking forward to visiting this place again in the near future...

Stayed June 2014
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A_Chaniotaki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
The whole team of Avra Imperial is indeed very pleased to read that you have enjoyed our premises and services to the fullest.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to Chania!

Yours sincerely,
Athina Chaniotaki
Managing Director
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Address: Kolymbari, Kolymbari, Crete 73006, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kolymbari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 328
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Also Known As:
Avra Imperial Beach Hotel Chania Town
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