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Avra Imperial Hotel
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
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“We had a great time!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The avra imperial hotel is a beautiful resort with lots of facilities. Water is everywhere in its architecture: in pools, private pools, fountains and basins. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. This hotel is excellent soothed for families with children. The staff does everything to please its guests. There is a wealthy of choice of food in the main restaurant however the Italian pool restaurant has room for improvement. This hotel is not a club hotel, however for the entertainment of the guests it has an excellent animation team. Three Italian and Polish entertain with games and sports from morning until evening. Without being pushy they invite you kindly to join in a game of darts, waterpolo, beach volleyball or the cocktail game. At night they take your children to the minidisco and half hour later they entertain you with a show that is yet comic or has the beauty and the performance like the Cirque Du Soleil. Animation Demonstration! Steven as animation lead is an inspiring character who leads his team well and joins the guests in many games. Lovely Sandy takes your children to the miniclub while you have a relaxing time at the beach or the pool. Charming Roberto is a great support with games, sports and entertainment. Dancing Anja is hard to follow with aquagym and waterpolo. This is girl is fast, yet you should see her dance. Aplauso!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
Your kind words on our team members and premises are shared with everyone and, of course, well appreciated.
We are doing our best to keep the quality of our services excellent and your feedback is more than welcome! We would be delighted to welcome you back in our premises during your next visit!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We went twice yere for massages - we loved it! From Anna's kindness in the reception to the girls doing the masages; such kindness, proffesionalism and so eager to do a good job. The place is beautiful, calm and very clean. I recommend this place to anybody who wants to spend some rlaxing time in a beautiful place, getting massages, facials and just relax in the sauna, hamman or pool.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
Your kind words on our team members and premises are shared with everyone and, of course, well appreciated.
We are doing our best to keep the quality of our services excellent and your feedback is more than welcome! We would be delighted to welcome you back in our premises during your next visit!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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Crete, Greece
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I along with my daughter and mother in law stayed at Avra for 2 weeks in July 2013. The room we stayed in was spacious and tidy. Within the hotel there are plenty of leisure activities both for adults and for children. The village outside the hotel is very small, I recommend to take a trip into Chania nice town!!
The hotel had a team who entertained the guests all day long with water aerobics, water polo, beach volleyball, darts and other games. In the evenings you could see amazing performances from the team! A big thanks to the team Steven, Ania, Roberto and Sandy you all did a great work. I strongly recomend to go to this hotel and hopefully the team is back next year!

Hugs from Matt (dart champion) and Olivia (tennis champion) ;)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
Your kind words on our team members and premises are shared with everyone and, of course, well appreciated.
We are doing our best to keep the quality of our services excellent and your feedback is more than welcome! We would be delighted to welcome you back in our premises during your next visit!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Excellent: Childrens Club (great staff, kids loved it), cleaning, pools and pool areas, location, facilities, animation team, breakfast.

Good: The Food is expensive compared to local restaurants. If the Food was better, the service great it would have been justified. But it is not (except for the breakfast).

Not so good: With an unemployment rate of 65 % in Greece (for Young People) one should expect an employee to really be on their toes, but no. Of course there are exceptions. This is a five star resort People. So stay Sharp, be friendly, smile and be helpfull.

Personal: Mattrasses are rock hard (Close to Futon). If that is Your preferance you would be fine, if not you end up pretty slepless (like us).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!
We do appreciate your kind words and we are happy you enjoyed our facilities and animation!
Looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel, we remain at your disposal!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

It was unforgettable holidays!
Hotel is located in a beautiful place on the Crete, what making your relaxation better!
I spend so much time with animators. These are a wonderful people that fill the hotel a good mood. I am a sportsman and the best animator for me was Roberto ( sports animator). I want to say thanks each animator, Sandy, Ania, Roberto, Steven, it was the best 10 days of my "holiday life"!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!
We do appreciate your kind words and we are happy you enjoyed our facilities and animation!
Looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel, we remain at your disposal!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for one week. Hotel was beatiful, staff was friendly, food was great. Kolympari is a little town, and not much to do. But we where here for a pool holiday. The fantastic animation team made it 100% thank you Ania, Sandy, Roberto and Steven. This place is great both for kids and adults. We will be back :)

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Andreas L
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment!
We do appreciate your kind words and we are happy you enjoyed our facilities and animation!
Looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel, we remain at your disposal!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We spent a fantastic two weeks at the Avra in Crete. One of the best hotels I've stayed in for a long time but what really made it were the staff. Especially Sandy and her team in the kids club and the Animation team. My daughter had the best time ever and even cried when she had to say goodbye...which was a first.. It really was the holiday that dreams are made of. I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Avraimperial, Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Crete and for taking the time to write this comment.
Your kind words on our team members and premises are shared with everyone and, of course, well appreciated.
We are doing our best to keep the quality of our services excellent and your feedback is more than welcome! We would be delighted to welcome you back in our premises during your next visit!

Yours sincerely
The Management of Avra Imperial Beach Resort & Spa
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Property: Avra Imperial Hotel
Address: Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kolymbari
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kolymbari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Avra Imperial Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 328
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Avra Imperial Beach Resort And Spa
Avra Imperial Beach Hotel Chania Town
Avra Imperial Hotel Crete/Kolymbari

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