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Abaton Island Resort & Spa

Themistokleous Avenue, Hersonissos, Crete 70014 Greece
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Bask in the comfort of contemporary seafront accommodation! Abaton Island Resort & Spa is a five star luxury hotel that opened its gates on April 2018. Located in spacious grounds with a magnificent sea view, Abaton Island Resort & Spa offers an ultra – stylish accommodation complete with luxury services and a variety of restaurants that will indulge your senses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Free internet
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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57Somewhat walkable
Grade: 57 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
224Reviews58Q+A33Room tips
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Abaton is an Resort you do not want to miss if you are on the island of Crete. It is beautiful with amazing views. The staff goes on and beyond the normal staff duties. I misplaced my sunglasses. They found them and brought them to me. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly. The owners are there in sight and keep it running very smoothly! When we come we will definitely stay there.
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Response from GeorgiosK15, Public Relations Manager at Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Ann, thank you for your lovely review and nice comments about your recent stay with us. We would be happy to see you again!
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This was probably one of my favourite holidays. Around the time we stayed last year it was probably the quieter season which was great. The rooms are lovely, very bright, the design is a bit odd with a bathtub by your bed and the shower right behind the front door, but it's instagramable haha. We had the jacuzzi suite which now thinking about it was pointless, too hot to use. Would say to either get a standard room or the pool room. The jacuzzi room was probably the only rooms that give you true privacy which was a benefit, all other rooms have can be looked into from the outside. Also, our room had no view, except a giant white wall of the rooms in front. I think if they built the hotel to be a bit higher, then each room would be able to get an amazing view of the sea. All the staff are lovely, made us feel really welcomed, Gave us recommendations for places to visit and stay, the restaurants give you a good amount of options to choose from. I liked the beach club, their chicken and mushroom spaghetti was amazing. Breakfast was great, had a lot of options, we were always met warmly by the servers who even gave us recommendations of places to go, and even went as far as making reservations for us, which was great. We went to all the restaurants, some were great some were ok, some can be expensive, so if this isn't for you, there are lots of great local restaurants available. The spa has to be one of the highlights of the trip, truly tranquil. There's a hammam and an indoor pool, which we mainly used as it was always empty at the time we were there, so it meant we had the place to ourselves. The ladies always gave us great recommendations for treatments and skincare and were really lovely to talk to. There was even water aerobics offered in the indoor pool which was great. The bar also makes some lovely cocktails, probably the nicest dry martini I've had. The beach by the hotel is also lovely, lots of comfy sunbed sofas and you can order food to your beds from the beach club. Also, check out the local beach clubs, I'd recommend the Beachcomber bar, great cocktails, food and beach beds, plus the beach itself is beautiful. Overall I'd definitely recommend people to go and would happily come back.
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Response from GeorgiosK15, Public Relations Manager at Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, thank you for your nice and detailed review. Always happy to hear that our guests left satisfied!! We look forward to welcome you back in the future.
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We were picked up at the agreed time at Heraklion airport. During the half hour drive the friendly driver supplied us with waterbottles, cold towels and some general information about the hotel and the area. Our arrival at Abaton was a little less pleasant. The staff seemingly didn't make much of an effort in the noble art of making guests feel welcome. With a half hearted "Welcome to Abaton" and a stiff smile we were asked to sit down at a desk in the stylish lobby. After collecting our passports and credit card the receptionist left us at the desk without any information about what would happen next. We had finished our welcoming-drinks and were starting to get that unpleasant feeling of being ignored, when the receptionist finally returned with passports, credit card and the usual hotel form. Without expressing the slightest regret, she then told us that they didn't do a tour of the hotel area after dark, but we could request a tour the next day. It seems that the hotel policy is to maintain a very formal tone towards guests, and that should usually not pose a problem. But in this case it came at the expense of the guests feeling welcome. But the following days our Abaton-experience improved significantly. The room was even better than we expected. Spacious, tastefully designed with furniture and amenities of seemingly high quality. We also discovered that we in fact had received a room upgrade. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows we had a beautiful view of the sea and on the other side of the sliding doors was a big balcony with table and a comfortable sofa. Air Condition was efficient with low noise level. Internet speed was sufficient for streaming movies and the 40 inch smart-TV had a good selection of channels. The rooms were held impeccably clean by the friendly and service-minded maids who supplied us with extra towels when needed. The Nespresso coffee was limited to three free cylinders but every evening we received complimentary bottles of water and a small snack. We had breakfast on the main terrace with a great view towards the sea. The breakfast buffet and menu had a varied and tasty selection of food. All four of the hotel-restaurants held decent quality concerning both food and service, although the dinner buffet was a bit overpriced. Although the hotel allegedly was full, we had plenty of sunbeds to choose from along the cliffs and small beaches, but you had to come early to get sunbeds by the swimmingpool. There were strategically placed boxes with beach-towels and buzzers for ordering drinks or food at the beach. Our favourite beach-waitress Rea, always enthusiastic and smiling, really made an effort to give us the best possible service. A "mini-market" was situated in the main hotel building adjacent to a couple of design-clothes stores and an exclusive jewelry store. The mini market offered hotel souvenirs and the usual goods like water bottles, chocolate, cigarettes, etc., but as expected at a significantly higher price than markets in the neighborhood. We used the relatively spacious fitness room regularly. It was well-equipped with more than the basic work-out equipment and water and towels were always available. The Abaton Spa and Wellness centre was one of the highlights of our stay and we give the spa concept and treatments our highest recommendations. The very skilled and professional massage therapist Maria, did a superb job relaxing my tense muscles. My wife was equally impressed by the massage therapist Vaso. The spa manager Rania contributed to the positive experience with her irresistible charm and heart-warming enthusiasm. The hotel undoubtly qualifies for the category modern boutique hotel. Every building, as well as the surroundings, have a minimalistic and luxurious design. All in all the Abaton ranks among our best hotel experiences in Greece. We had a great stay and will most likely return.
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Response from GeorgiosK15, Public Relations Manager at Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, thank you for devoting your time and for your detailed review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your holidays and that you are thinking of coming back. We would love to welcome you again at Abaton!
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We chose Abaton as the destination to get married based on the photos of it's beautiful design and stunning views and it did not dissapoint. We stayed for 2 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel, the staff, the food and mainly our wedding day. Around 60 people attended and they were all overwhelmed with the venue. Abaton pulled out all the stops and is extremely high end. The grounds and interior design are flawless and elegant. The rooms are beautiful and beds are extremely comfortable, housekeeping was thorough and regular as you would expect at a 5 star hotel. There are nicer areas in Crete and the surrounding area around the hotel isn't great but the actual ground of the hotel are incredible. The swimming pools, the greens and the natural covey beaches are breathtaking. This isn't a cheap hotel, the room rates are reasonable however food and drinks are expensive but it doesn't claim to be cheap so as long as you have this understanding prior to arrival I do not see this as a problem. The gym is small but high end and the staff member there is helpful. The fact it is open 24 hours is absolutely brilliant and all hotels should take note of that! What takes this review from a 4 star (very good) to a 5 star (outstanding) is 3 members of staff. First of all Sofia the events manager. She looked after us for our entire stay and managed our wedding day. Nothing was too much to ask with Sofia. She worked tirelessly to ensure we had the perfect stay and wedding. She constantly went the extra step and made everything possible. She is brilliant at her job. I don't know what we would have done without her and we will forever be grateful. Secondly Vasilis. Vasilis is the food and beverage manager but in fact is so much more. This man works day and night to ensure the Abaton performs at the standard it does. Even with his busy schedule he always found time to talk to us when we saw him and he was extremely comforting. You know your safe in Vasilis hand's, when something needs to be done, he gets it done. Our mother became ill after our wedding day and Vasilis and Sofia were always on hand to help with whatever we needed, these guys truly care. Lastly is Rania from the spa, she was a great part of our experience and someone we will never forget. She done everything she could to make my wife's day perfect and always done so with an infectious smile. My wife has come away with memories and friends. I hope these comments are passed on to these members of staff and they get the praise they deserve from the company. They are true assets and the hotel would not be what it is without them.
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Response from GeorgiosK15, Public Relations Manager at Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear David and Rachel, Thank you for devoting your time to give us this amazing review! We are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations on such an important and special event as your wedding. We would like to wish you an amazing lifetime together, filled with love and happiness! We sincerely hope to welcome you again!!!! Our warmest regards, The Abaton Team
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Stayed one night here transitioning from a Villa in another part of the island. 14 of us came for lunch, rented spots at the pool, and enjoyed the beach. I spend one night staying at the hotel. The property is gorgeous, the staff friendly, helpful and professional. The room was lovely and the views are spectacular.
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Response from GeorgiosK15, Public Relations Manager at Abaton Island Resort & Spa
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, thank you for your positive review! We hope to see you again for a longer stay with us! Kind regards, The Abaton Team
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$269 - $698 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureHersonissos
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