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“A nice weeks holiday at Kiani Beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Kiani Beach Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Chania, Kalami, Kalyves Village | Crete, Kalami, Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kalami
Helsinki, Finland
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“A nice weeks holiday at Kiani Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had an all inclusive stay for a week at Sept. 2013. The location of the hotel is as described by hotels own info: very good beach, nice and quiet surroundings, with a small distance to the nearest village and apr. 30 min drive with taxi (25E) to Chania. So if you want to party in the evenings this is not your place, but if you prefer a nice relaxing stay it is good choice. Also there was programs in the evenings for some entertainment.

The room was in good shape, bed was very good to sleep in. Enough space and the seaside view was great. Bathroom was also in good shape. There was also a well equipped small kitchen closset. Room was well kept during the week, some days the floor was not wiped so well but allinall good roomcleaning. Only thing we found funny was that the hotel advertizes to be environmentally aware, but still the towels were changed everyday even though not left on the floor as instructed..

The beach is good, some small stones depending on how much there are waves in the ocean, but mostly it is sand. Pool area is also well kept. Enough sunbeds for all quests.

The size of the hotel is good: not too big but not too small either, nice mood. Staff was friendly and plenty.

Food was a bit boring for a weeks all incl. Salad buffet was fresh everyday and good ingredients and good choises. Also desserts were good and plenty. But the warm buffet was mostly the same from luch to dinner and day to day with only small variations. Snacks served on the beach restaurant were good.

Animation team was organizing all kinds of activities during the day and also evening program. Good job.

All in all if the food section would have been better this would have been a top point place!

If you are brave enough rent a car and go for a drive in to the small villages in the mountines. We would recommend also eg. Imbros gorge, which was a nice 2,5 hour walk. Take good shoes!

Room Tip: Seaside view is really magnificent, beautifull sunrise, make sure to check it out atleast once :) On...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We,especially our 7 year old son liked the fact that the resort wasn't too big,but rather compact,so everthing was close to each other.From our ground level room,we had to accesses,one to the garden and one to the reception area which was very convenient.The bar was just across our room,the amphitheatre was next to it,the playground was next to the amphitheatre.Next to the bar was the swimming pool which was quite nice and on the other side was the field where you can play football and volleyball.
The sea was perfect and it was very close too.The restaurant was in the middle of all these and the food was great.It was all inclusive and everyday we had great food.We are Turkish,if we say great food,it really is great food because we have a great cuisine,so we are picky eaters :)
Lat,but not least, the staff was perfect.From the reception,to the waiters in the restaurant and the bar,also the animation team, all of them tried their best to mak our stay pleasant.
of course there were some small complaints, but who cares :)

Room Tip: try to ask rooms at the ground level which have access directly to the garden.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We 2 adults and 1 child (4 years) had a really good stay in Kiani Beach Resort. Great staff, nicer kidsclub, well animation, good food, clean room and magnificent sunrise every day at 7am. Hotel well located to visit Chania about 15 by bus for EUR 2,30 per adult per way. We'll come back!

Room Tip: Seaview room to get magnificent sunrise
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Excellent location just by the sea side. Beach not big, partially sandy but also with stones. Sufficient amount of sun beds and umbrellas so there was always something free both next to the pool and on the beach.

Food not too varied unfortunatelly. There were very good moments with for example huge shrimps, tasty lamb or delicious barbecue chicken served but usually nothing special. It is of course not that you were leaving the restaurant hungry but I would expect more after a 5 star hotel. As for the fruit: water melon and oranges always available. Other like grapes or peaches were there only at the beginnig of each meal. Traditional Greek sweets: I saw only twice.
So I ended up eating tzatziki with some baked aubergine or other vegetable and some fish 2 weeks long and was happy anyway because I didn't have to cook myself:)
For breakfast fresh orange juice! Lovely idea. But you had to wait for it in a line for a couple of minutes because the machine was slow and each guest was taking several glasses!

The restaurant clean, a table always available. Fast and nice service.
All inclusive drinks: just what you can expect from them: the best thing about them is that they're already paid:) White wine was ok.

Room quite spacious. Clean. Huge bed but with one uncomfortable materace in my opinion. A shower in a bathtub.

Great animation team and program. Always something to choose from. Animators with great sense of humor, very friendly. Thanks Momo, Eva, Partycja, Anita and all!

Hotel nicely situated only 45 minutes bus drive from the city of Chania. Bus tickets: 2,6 Eur one way. Car rental in a hotel. Daily price I think it was 55 Euro. I recommend going to Elafonissi, which looks like some laguna in Hawaii. Beautiful place around 110 km from the hotel.

In my opinion the hotel is best for families (as least there were only families during our 2 week stay).

I would recommend it for sure.

Kiani Beach staff: thank you for the relaxing time we had with you. My only suggestion is that you could work on the food a bit. Thanks again & best regards.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Haifa, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have just return from Kiani beach Resort,
We had a great time (2(adults)+3(kids 9,7,5)
The hotel is excellent for kids on a butiful beach
the food is great,
the service is great, and the room are very nice and clean.
I wish we could stay more....
I will come back!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Hotel is perfectly located in a tranquil area right in front of a 2.5 klm long beach with white sand that leads to the village of Kalives (great tavernas) passing through the beautiful river of Kiliaris . A small rocky part of the beach just 5 min walk from the Hotel is THE place for toddles to explore safely and watch small fish and crabs. For those who prefer the swimming pool, there is an excellent one with a great view of the sea. The pirate ship in the garden overlooking the sea kept the children happy at all times. Excellent service by a very friendly staff. Definitely a good value for money hotel for families!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hello,

Very very cool resort! Will I come back, YES... Will I recommend Kiani Beach Resort, OH definitely.

Keep up the great work, awesome service and great value and when paired with the epic location, what more could anyone ask for on their holiday.

Thanks again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KianiBeachResort, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services and amenities in order to provide the best quality holiday experience for all our guests including that of the buffet and all-inclusive program.

We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Address: Chania, Kalami, Kalyves Village | Crete, Kalami, Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Kalyves > Kalami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kalami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kiani Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kiani Beach Resort is a modern family resort situated directly on the award winning blue flag beach of Kiani Akti, just outside of Kalyves village in Chania.Bathe in the crystal clear waters of the Cretan sea, or relax by the large swimming pool, dotted with sun-beds and umbrellas where you can enjoy fresh beverages and snacks. With a chilled atmosphere and the sound of the sea waves in the background, surf on our free WiFi, or marvel at the idyllic scenery. The whole family is kept entertained at Kiani Beach Resort! Children can enjoy our animations programs and activities throughout the day, swim in the children’s pool or simply have fun in our games room and outdoor pirate’s ship! With their minds at ease parents can relax in the sun, or take part in numerous fitness and recreational activities such as volleyball, football, aqua gym, zumba, tennis, morning stretching sessions and our gym. Our location, paired with outstanding accommodation, facilities, daily programs, and Cretan cuisine at our “Symposium” buffet restaurant, make Kiani Beach Resort a class above the rest for an unforgettable fun filled summer vacation. ... more   less 
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