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Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort

Palea EO Irakliou Agiou Nikolaou 12, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 71110 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 05/29/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/29/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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A Luxury hotel in Crete, is a sparkling exclusive resort on the coast of east Crete. Themed around the lagoons that swirl through its centre, the luxury hotel in Crete covers a 70,000 sq m beachfront estate comprising of eight restaurants, sandy beaches, Elixir Spa with authentic Ayurveda treatments, outdoor Olympic-size seawater pool, over 60 private pools and extensive children's facilities. The sophisticated guestrooms suites and villas feature indulgent details such as private gyms, home cinema and state-of-the-art bathrooms with colour-therapy and aromatherapy Jacuzzi bathtubs. Refined and considerate service mirrors the Resort's meticulous attention to detail and utmost respect for the privacy of its guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Natalia P wrote a review Jun 25
Bratislava, Slovakia22 contributions
I wish to share my experience about Amirandes hotel. I was looking a hotel that located on a sandy beach with good and direct access to the sea, stylish, and with all inclusive offer. I wanted just to have a body and mind relax. I have to admit this property has everything. First day of my vacation, when I came to the hotel, my check in was in a lobby area with a fresh juice, it was very fast. Alexandra showed me the territory and told the hotel story. My room was with a small pool and nice sunbeds. But I still was stressed due to ongoing projects that I was finishing, and can't enjoy this day in full. .....My next morning, started from very warm welcoming for tasty breakfast. The main restaurant has good variety of food, even that it seems a bit small, but I found everything I like to eat for breakfast/dinner. Than I went to the beach and also met a warm hospitality, with fresh towels and every hour water. I think already from the morning, I start in full enjoy my vacation, due to the atmosphere and people who all time treat you by warm smile and small talk. I love a lot that you can have as a full relaxing day by the beach or pool, or you can have full schedule of activities. Also for me was important sport activities, Kostas and amazing team can be a professional company every day for you in volleyball/football/tennis and Niki do a pilates and yoga lessons twice a day open air. I had a chance to visit a Yoga on a Sup, how great it was!!! Also I visited gym every day, it's required a reservation in advance and I was so lucky that Stella was taking care about my schedule and comfort in gym. It can fit only 3 persons in same time, but it was comfortable. Amirandes has a lot of beautiful photo locations, the territory is quite big/clean, green with a lot of flowers. I can add nothing, it has a sunset spot, pool with a sea water, mini church and in a lobby some days live music... what else is needed to spend a vacation great? I was totally relaxed and can tell that it was greatest time for me. Left a hotel with a feeling that I visited not only a five star resort, but also very close friends of mine who was waiting for me a long time :-)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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James M wrote a review Jun 24
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom208 contributions121 helpful votes
Stayed in early June 22 for 14 days. Wonderful facilities, 50m pool, 3 tennis courts, spa, indoor pool, 4 restaurants etc. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful in every location. Jannis and Stas at the pool, Eleini and Vaso at breakfast and particularly Geeta who keep everything immaculate. The hotel was very quiet after 9pm. The nearest town restaurants were 5 minutes by taxi or a 20 minute stroll. The stroll, however, was via narrow roads or along 250m of beach with no lighting until reaching the well lit sidewalk into town. Tennis coaching was available at €65/hour. The coaches were unwilling to provide information to guests about other players who just wanted to play. This was a weakness as the hotel attracted tennis players. I found a tennis partner whilst hearing him rage about €65 for a 30min knock-up offered by a coach with no mention of the cost. Overall a wonderful holiday at a great hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The bungalows by the pool were lovely.
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Julija D wrote a review Jun 23
7 contributions5 helpful votes
Fantastic time at the Amirandes Grecotel. I have been staying at the hotel for 7 times with my family. We will definitely come back again next year. My daughter adorable with the kids club staff. Want to say a lot of thanks to Haroula, you are the best ! Big applause to Kostas , he is really nice guy, your Family disco are superb! Thank you Niki for your fitness and disco! Hotel staff are all lovely. Food at breakfast is delicious . Hotel location is fantastic! Will definitely be staying here again!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
DaniWE10 wrote a review Jun 22
Bristol, United Kingdom3 contributions
Our first time in Crete and we could not have picked a better hotel! The room: Beds are super comfortable Bathroom was designed well with a very powerful shower We upgraded to a sea view which was completely worth the price. We fell asleep each night listening to the sea. The hotel and grounds: Beautifully designed and perfectly maintained. The pool is gorgeous. Sunbeds are comfortable and loved not having to carry towels with you. Giannis was fantastic and bought us a bottle of water before we'd even led down. Food: This is where Grecotel went above and beyond. I have a gluten allergy and I am normally poisoned when I go on holiday. That didn't happen once. A massive thank you to Eleni M at the restaurant who made sure I was safe each day. I had gluten free crepes made for me every morning and bought to my table along with anything else I wanted. Eleni took my order for lunch and dinner after I had eaten breakfast and made sure this was ready for me. I was able to eat at the ala carte restaurants too without fear as Eleni spoke to them beforehand to make sure I would be safe. First class service!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Daniel wrote a review Jun 21
1 contribution
This was my first time in Greece, and what an unbelievable lasting impression Amirandes has left, this was the more luxurious hotel I have ever stayed in. You know when you book somewhere and think to yourself “pictures look good but probably won’t be as good as that when we get there” well this was EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURES if not BETTER! The price is well worth it as well, best money I’ve spent in a long time and right from the first night we arrived the levels of service were unmatched, never have I felt more welcome. The staff were so friendly and helpful, I really want to go back next year and take my parents as they haven’t been to Greece before either, I haven’t stopped telling all my friends about this place and will ALWAYS recommend it! Thanks again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Stuart M wrote a review Jun 18
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Excellent hotel, perfect for a relaxing break. Good service in the hotel, all the staff were very friendly. Fanis (could be spelt wrong) in the main restaurant was exceptional. Special mention to Kostas and Stas for organising the sports activities. Really well organised, good fun and helped keep us healthy on holiday! They both provided excellent service, not just for the sports but advice on what to do during our stay. Thank you both very much 🙏🏻
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from VASSILIS MINADAKIS, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear V5444NIstuartm, Thank you for taking out the time and posting such a positive review right after your stay in Grecotel Amirandes Boutique Resort. We are delighted to read that your overall experience was excellent and our people here pampered you with our authentic Cretan hospitality. Customer experience and satisfaction are our priority, and your review reaffirms our daily efforts. Fanis our Maitre in the Amirandes Mediterranean Main Restaurant, Kostas & Stas from the entertainment and sports activities as well the rest of our staff will be happy for praising the hospitality you received. We will gladly pass on them your kind compliments. Thank you once again and we do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Vassilis Minadakis General Manager
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Fadimatou O wrote a review Jun 16
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The hotel was one of the best I have ever been to. Just magical. The staff was just so lovely, kind and welcoming. I honestly did not want to leave. I particularly enjoyed the sports program too as they had a variety and super kid friendly as well. Shout out to the sports director Kostadinos who really does an amazing job with the sports program and is a super nice person. I really recommend to visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from VASSILIS MINADAKIS, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort
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Dear fadimat0u0, Thank you very much for choosing Grecotel Amirandes Boutique Resort as your travel destination. Your feedback is much appreciated and thank you for sharing it with the rest of the TripAdvisor community. Your comments are very important to us and it is the best reward to keep moving forward, going above and beyond our guests' expectations. Our gratitude for your kind words dedicated to the excellent service our colleague Kostantinos offered you. We will gladly forward your comments. We certainly are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Vassilis Minadakis General Manager
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Amy K wrote a review Jun 14
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We came to Amirandes for the 1st time for our half term holiday with our 2 young children, since we have come back all we have been talking about is how much fun we had and when we can visit again! The hotel itself is beautiful and very open plan, allowing you to take in the views, breakfast is held in the most beautiful area with a very large water feature which is stunning. Our highlights of the holiday was most definitely the villa and the incredible staff we met. The villa was spacious and had a lovely garden linked to the private pool area and direct access to the private beach, this was so practical for us and the kids. We have to mention the icing on the cake for us was the staff at this hotel, Kostas and his team were truely special and became more like friends with my husband and son Dylan playing football every afternoon....they are both missing him and his sense of humour! Likewise Niki and the girls were incredible in the evening disco (we are still singing the songs we learned!) We were also really impressed with the general manager, nothing was too much trouble for him and he did all he could to make our stay as comfortable as possible! thank you Amirandes and the team for such a memorable stay - we really hope to come and visit soon... Sanj & Amy Kumar (Villa 8)
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Date of stay: June 2022
Room Tip: villas were quiet and spacious - with a pool - ground floor are great for added garden area
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Response from VASSILIS MINADAKIS, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sanj & Amy Kumar, First and foremost I appreciate the time you have invested and I would like to thank you for sharing your valuable feedback. It was a true pleasure having you here with us and I am happy to read how much you enjoyed our authentic Cretan hospitality overall. It is always encouraging to receive feedback as we are continuously striving to maintain the highest quality and service standards. I am thrilled to know that the friendliness of our people and your spacious villa along with the beautiful ambiance of Grecotel Amirandes are your highlights. We take pride in having such a great team of individuals that go above and beyond on our guest's needs. I will gladly forward your kind comments to Kostas and Nikki and the rest of the team members that made your holiday time an unforgettable one. The team and I are certainly looking forward to welcoming you back soon not only as guests but definitely as friends too. Kind Regards, Vassilis Minadakis General Manager
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DylanPinheiro wrote a review Jun 14
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very pleasant stay! A warm welcome, very friendly and always attentive staff and a magnificent architecture! Special mention to the handsome Kostas, the cute and shy Stas and the woman of all trades, Niki. The animators are just excellent!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from VASSILIS MINADAKIS, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear DylanPinheiro, A warm thank you for choosing Grecotel Amirandes Boutique Resort and for sharing your positive review following your stay. It is always encouraging to receive positive feedback as we are continuously striving to maintain the highest quality and service standards. Your kind comments towards Kostas, Stas, and Niki are greatly appreciated and we will gladly forward to them. We are delighted to know that the combination of the magnificent Amirandes architecture and the attentiveness of our people created a holiday feeling to remember. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, Vassilis Minadakis General Manager
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Luke H wrote a review Jun 12
Nottingham, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
OK where to start… The Amirandes hotel itself is beautiful with a grand entrance, architecture and grounds. It is a great combination of modern & classic Greece giving you your comforts while retaining that authentic feel. There are many times whilst walking around you will just be in awe of the views, design and the immaculate greek grounds. The room is clean and comfortable with everything you require and a great range of activities if you want to mix it up. I will also mention quite a key point that this venue has probably the best beach around. Which may sound a bit obvious as you would expect that of a five star hotel however alot of hotels close by had little to no beach which we would certainly of missed! Food selection is great with top quality. You get to enjoy some amazing dishes in some stunning surroundings. The spa was also amazing, having experienced many places this is certainly a high level of service so thoroughly recommend you go. (Shoutout to Marianna!) Now, onto the service. The only way I can explain it clearly is like this If customer service came with a Michelin star these guys would have it. The whole team was fantastic and literally made this holiday - already with an amazing resort and tasty food - truly special. Few key people id like to mention: Fanouris - this guy's level of care and commitment could only be measured in cubic square meters. He ensured our holiday was perfect and nothing was ever too much. You could feel he is truly passionate about your experience. He was like the terminator, he will find you, he will make your stay perfect! Anna (future manager!) - if fanouris was the beat of amirandes then she is certainly the heart. This woman does not miss a thing and she holds herself, her team and the hotel to an extremely high standard. She is a great role model to the staff and heartwarming to the customers. What a fantastic representation of the hotel to have in this lady, they are certainly lucky to have such a titan in their ranks. Konstantinos (future captain!) - what a great and pleasurable guy to be around. Such a warm personality and always ensured our dining experience was amazing. You could feel his passion and can certainly feel a mini Anna here with alot of potential. Thanks for our conversations, enjoy fishing with your uncle! Zinon & Manolis - these guys kill the beach bar with their fantastic service and well made drinks going above and beyond at every opportunity. Nikos & Angelina - best barman in the venue his drinks are just that good with excellent service to follow. This duo is exactly what you need after a day in crete. Happy, warm smiling faces and some good laughs. Kostas & Stas - the dynamic duo themselves! These 2 cheeky, happy pair are fantastic entertainment for amirandes and exactly suited for what this hotel needs. Both are extremely nice and friendly guys and really enjoyed their company. Kostas has a big heart and made me laugh alot and Stas and I are the table tennis tag team champions still undefeated baby!!!! What a pair of diamonds. To reiterate this is just some shoutouts and all the staff (i struggle with names) were ALL fantastic. Thankyou for leaving us with a fond memory of Greece in our hearts as we continue to explore the world. Yamas, Luke & Lauren
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from VASSILIS MINADAKIS, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Luke & Lauren, It was a pleasure to have you stayed in Grecotel Amirandes Boutique Resort and thank you for sharing such a detailed enthusiastic review following your visit. Your comments are our best reward, along with the acknowledgment that we have provided you an ultimate experience to relax and an unforgettable overall accommodation Our people are the heart of Amirandes and we do have an excellent team of individuals who are determined to make your holidays beautiful. It is a reward for our team and the “philoxenia” you received to remember so many names. Marianna, Fanouris, Anna, Konstantinos, Zinon & Manolis, Nikos & Angelina, and Kostas & Stas are humbled by your comment. We thank you for being a part of your Greek escape and if your travel plans bring you back to Amirandes we will be happy to welcome you back. Kind Regards, Vassilis Minadakis General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Nearby attractions include Central Bar ( formerly Sports Cafe Central) (0.3 miles), Maria Yannis Cafe Bar (0.3 miles), and KonDimAr Cocktail Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Medusa Restaurant, Limanaki Cafe Restaurant, and 2 Friends Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Amirandes Grecotel Boutique Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.