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Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa

Rapaniana, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06 Greece
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#5 of 14 hotels in Kolymbari
Certificate of Excellence
Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa is located 18kms west of the picturesque city of Chania. Its location combines in a unique way the beauty and tranquility of the Cretan Archipelagos with the unsurpassed charm of the famous Old Venetian town which is only a short drive away. Positioned on the west side of the Gulf of Chania, the hotel is built on a long stretch of beach, offering magnificent view of the Gulf of Chania and of Cape Spada. The latter is a spectacular rocky cape after which our hotel was named. The hotel is spread over a 65,000 m2 private property, hence offering ample space for all the guests to enjoy their holidays in one of the 150 rooms that the hotel has to offer. Being part of one of the oldest and most respected hotel companies of Chania, the Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts, Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa is the epitome of our experience in providing holidays of unprecedented quality and comfort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Valet parking
Fitness classes
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek
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Definitely not 5-star quality. Better options elsewhere. Bad: 1. No HOT WATER for showering during peak times. 2. Annoying dress code in the evening; 3. 13 euro minimum charge for laundry; 4. rooms desperately need updating; no drying wrack in bathroom for clothes; robes and towels looked worn—need to be replaced. 5. prices in the resort are quite expensive—tip, get your drinks from the taverna next door. 6. 10 euro deposit for pool towel and you have to return the towel before the spa closes otherwise you have to keep it with you until the next day. 7. All inclusive drinks do not include top-shelf liquor e.g. you get Gordon’s instead of Tanqueray. 8. bar’s food menu is very limited 9. Laundry was not delivered at the promised time. Had to follow up with reception. 10. rude/aloof staff. Only one person greeted me good morning on one of the days in the breakfast room. 11. Buffet breakfast was greasy 12. Felt like everything had an asterisk e.g. we have towels but you need to pay a deposit. You can dine at the a la carte restaurant but you have to book at least x days in advance... and so on 13. There is not much to do in the surrounding area and a bit scary to walk by yourself when the sun is setting. 14. No poolside or beachside service. 15. Far from airport (and expensive by cab, about 55 euro one way) Good: 1. Food at the hotels seaside tavern 2. The room service grilled prawns 3. Right by the beach—tip, bring aqua shoes because it’s a pebble beach. 4. Good for those who like physical activities like gym and tennis. This hotel gets 3 stars mainly because of the natural surrounds, otherwise I’d say it’s a 2 given the price you pay. When I spoke to locals, they said some of the other nearby resorts were better quality and value for money.
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Response from GiannoulisHotels, Manager at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Dear ChrissyDiscovers good morning from Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa, We are much obliged for your kind review and the time dedicated to make your statements as well as surprised . We have received numerous reviews for our excellent Customer Service , our facilities , the quality and quantity of our food and beverage that seems very awkward the list documented , However be rest assured that everything stated is getting firstly through top consideration and secondly everything is checked by myself and my team whose main purpose is to deliver high standard service . Welcoming you back the near future will be a pleasure and getting knowing you is my personal wish. Always yours sincerely, Manager
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Went in late October, with Jet2 holidays, for 11 nights, before the hotel was closing for the winter, so some events were finishing. The buffet food was varied and good in the main restaurant and the staff attentive. We booked into the a la Carte twice, where the food was well-presented but a strange mix of ingredients which we didn't take to. Some of the other guests were raving about it however, so maybe just us? The lamb was really good. The pool was very cold but we were livened up by the aqua aerobics sessions, after which, the sea felt quite warm. It is a very short step to the pebbly beach and clear water. You could walk along to Kolymbari, but we took the local bus. As it was late in the year, most shops were closed. One issue we had was that we had booked and paid extra for a room with a sea view and direct access to the pool. The room we were given on the ground floor (114) next to the small walkway from the stairs had no sea view at all due to the partitions between the patios. We were offered another room by the friendly manager but decided to stay where we were. The weather was very good, although several people mentioned that it was unusual for October. All in all, a relaxing holiday which we enjoyed.
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Response from GiannoulisHotels, Manager at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Dear Sally O, we would like to express our gratitude for having you here in our Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa. Our purpose is always to make our dear guests holidays memorable , trying always to meet their preferences and keep their satisfaction in high levels. Your kind review is much appreciated . Welcoming you back in our resort , sharing more beautiful moments is our wish!! Yours sincerely, Manager
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We had booked in to a sister 4* Hotel but on arrival was told that it was to close 2 days later. Coming to the end of their season and guest numbers were to low to justify keeping it open. Advised that we were being moved to Cavo Spada. As it was a 5* we were not to upset but at our arrival at Cavo we were advised that we had been upgraded to all inclusive. What a bonus!! Food selection at all meals was exceptional. Drinks were first class and the accomodation was faultless. We had flown in to Heraklion and had hired a car from Abbey car hire at the airport. Great service from the staff with absolutely no pressure to buy excess insurance. Car was fine - an economy 4 door Chevrolet Spark - but the hire price..... an amazing £69 for our 12 day hire. Return was as straight forward as collection. Our experience of the hotel company and car hire firm wes fabulous.
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Response from GiannoulisHotels, Manager at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Dear FarAway300806, We are extremely happy that your stay in our Giannoulis Cavo Spada Resort & Spa met your standards and your kind review is much appreciated. We want to secure that all our guests will have memorable holidays with us. This is our main goal and we give all our efforts to accomplice it. Welcoming you back , in the near future , will be a pleasure for all our team. Best regards, Manager
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This Hotel is perfect for a quiet holiday in the sun. If you want to go crazy at night then book somewhere else! The food was excellent quality and plenty of choice, they even have gluten free options so you won't go hungry. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff work very hard to make sure that your holiday is perfect. I stayed in a deluxe room that was right next to the huge pool and would certainly say these were the best rooms. Well done and " Thank you for a lovely holiday!"
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Response from GiannoulisHotels, General Manager at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Responded Nov 12, 2019
Dear alison w, Giannoulis Cavo Spada Resort & Spa is much obliged for your kind review. We are extremely happy for choosing us to spent your precious holidays and we will be thrilled in welcoming back the near future making sure for new memorable holidays to be created here with us . All our team sent you their warmest greetings. Sincerely Yours Manager
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The hotel, staff and facilities were 5* - especially as it was coming to the end of the season. Food was excellent, customer service second to none and the facilities brilliant - thank you for a relaxing time just what we needed
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Response from GiannoulisHotels, Manager at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Dear Michelle S, we thank you for being a part of all our dear guests that Giannoulis Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa was their choice for their relaxing holidays. All our team is much obliged for your kind review and welcoming you back , would be an honor for us. Best Regards Manager
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$162 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
cavo spada luxury resort and spa, cavo spada luxury hotel chania town
GreeceCreteChania PrefecturePlataniasKolymbari
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Bar Alexandros (Assotos Yios), Esperides Restaurant, and Paliria Cafe Ouzeri.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Giannoulis - Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cave of St John the Hermit (1.9 miles).