We loved this hotel, which is really perfect for families with small children. They have a great variety in the selection of rooms, from ordinary double rooms, to exclusive suites with great pools, all rooms lovely decorated. The hotel has altogether 165 pools, most of them private (connected to rooms or suites). The pools were great, nice & clean, various depths, and it was a really good temperature in the large pool.
Our bed was soft, and the adults in the family slept great! But the extra beds they put in for our children had really thin mattresses, and our oldest son complained about his sleeping quality. We discovered that they had various types of mattresses on the extra beds, so ask for a thick mattress if possible.
Our daughter (7 y.) loved the miniclub. The miniclub was lovely situated in a quiet area, with a small outdoor playground, and a nice “baby pool”. The staff in the miniclub was really wonderful, especially Sandy was great with the kids. We also loved the minidisco (with Sandy) and all the entertainment from the animation team. Great enthusiasm in a small animation team (4 people), with lots of great activities.
The food in the restaurant was also great. A really delicious breakfast buffet with great selections, and great buffets for lunch and dinner. There was always good options for children as well, with different sorts of pasta, grilled chicken fillet, french fries, different sorts of ice cream, lots of fresh fruit, etc. The only problem was staff capacity. We often had to wait for drinks, because the staff wasn’t able to handle the orders quick enough. The restaurant was also a bit noisy, and crowded most of the time. This was not a place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine after dinner, because it was too busy and noisy.
The beach wasn’t that nice. But we knew in advance that it was rocky, so we didn’t expect much.
Anyway – we loved the hotel and the atmosphere. It was a great place to spend holiday for families. And our personal favorite was the great pool and great private terrace outside our room.
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- Also Known As:
- Avra Imperial Beach Resort And Spa
- Avra Imperial Beach Hotel Chania Town
- Avra Imperial Hotel Crete/Kolymbari