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Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)

Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006 Greece
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#6 of 14 hotels in Kolymbari
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Like an island within an island, this is GRAND BAY BEACH RESORT. Understated design, attention to detail, instinctive hospitality, tasteful food and a personalised approach are only a few of the ingredients which make our small "island" a very special getaway, ideal for those who seek tranquillity and calmness, excellent cuisine, and upgraded spaces and services.GRAND BAY BEACH RESORT is located directly on the 3 km long beach of the scenic fishing village of Kolymbari, amongst scenery of unparalleled beauty, and near settlements that retain their traditional Cretan character, just 23 km west of the most picturesque town of Crete, Chania and about 35km away from its international airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Car hire
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
German, Greek


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We spent a week at Grand Bay for our honeymoon in October of 2018. Had absolutely zero issues with booking/reservations like it seems other people who have written reviews have. The hotel itself isn't the most luxurious I've ever been to, but it was completely adequate and exactly what we wanted. Weather was a little chilly so we weren't able to enjoy the Mediterranean and swimming pools as much as we would have wanted to, but that obviously is because of the time of year we were there. The food was great.There weren't multiple restaurants on site to choose from like other all-inclusive resorts typically have, but the buffet style meals were great and had a lot of variety. All the different bar locations were great as well. The hotel overall could use some updates as far as aesthetics go, but nothing to keep me from going back. The best part of the hotel was the staff. Absolutely amazing workers who worked extremely hard and were always friendly and attentive to anything we needed.Alex at the front desk was amazing and extremely helpful and polite. Would definitely recommend this hotel to any newlyweds who want to get away to a nice quiet relaxing place with no children and good value for the money. Make sure you get on a bus and check out Chania at least one day!
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As we had booked front room with shared pool we were ekstremely preoccupide on getting a confirmation from the hotel that the booking was ok. Severeal emails later we were assured so. At arrival, sadly, the receptionist had to inform us that there has been a doble booking and that we had to have another room for one night. With great regret we accepted, as we found that we did not have any choice. Finally, when we got the promised room, we settled in, and got very happy with the room, the location and the hotel in general. Word of advise to the management; stop overbooking, and stop pushing the staff in front of you. The hotel is much to nice to be teinted with such practice! Look through the reviews and you will find a pattern; we are not the only ones......
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My honeymoon, best place and hotel I’ve been to. The staff we’re amazing, the food was really good and rooms clean. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Always smiling. They had some mistakes with our booking so we had to wait for 3 nights at another hotel closer to Chaina, but when we were able to get our room they sent a car for us, treated us with an amazing upgrade to our room. Fruit basket and warm welcome. Can’t wait to be there again.
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Lovely all inclusive resort with the kindest, most attentive staff I have ever come across. I stayed at Grand Bay from 10/12-10/19 and I cannot recommend the resort and surroundings enough. Due to a minor problem in booking, the room I had reserved was not available so instead the very sweet staff at the front desk offered an upgrade to one of the hotel's suites. Room 235 was beautiful, clean and very quiet which was perfect for a relaxing holiday. The resort itself is situated right on the beach with striking views. The entire staff was brilliant and and made this holiday the loveliest experience.
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We booked through Secret escapes and cannot find a single complaint about this hotel! As mentioned in other reviews the staff really make this hotel, they are friendly, competent and just make you feel so welcome and are always on hand when you need them. Every member of staff is a credit to the hotel. There are 2 different types of food. Buffet and a la carte. Both excellent! Buffet is filled with traditional greek cuisine and everything we tried was delicious. People have complained about it being luke warm but we came down at 7 and everything was hot, but thats the nature of buffet I suppose. We had a junior suit looking at the sea which was more then spacious and housekeeping were fantastic and even gave us fresh towels each day. The village itself is rather small and relaxing but has all the shops and things you could need, with a bus stop outside the hotel for day trips to Chania. We decided to hire a car for a couple of days and reception sorted it out efficiently and quickly. Everything was perfect for our honeymoon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)
Which popular attractions are close to Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Nearby attractions include Gonia Monastery (0.7 miles) and Kolymbari beach (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Conveniently located restaurants include ioannis kafenagogeio kolibari, Palio Arhontiko, and En Elladi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults) have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults) offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults)?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cave of St John the Hermit (1.6 miles).