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Grand Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
Certificate of Excellence
Antwerp, Belgium
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2 reviews
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“Wonderfull, serene and charming hotel at the beach”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We've stayed at the hotel mid September. We booked a Junior suite with access to the private shared pool. The room was large, comfortable and very clean. The beds were of good quality. The area at our terrace was always very calm and had a nice sea view.

We booked all-inclusive and were very pleased with the quality of the food and drinks. The breakfast was delightful and varied and lunch and dinner were always delicious. It was a nice mix between local food (which we loved) and international dishes. The staff both in the restaurant and at the bar were always helpful and very friendly.

A special thanks to the receptionist (Amalia). She helped us with the booking of various trips and gave us a lot of good and interesting information about the area. She was always very friendly and helpful.

We're definitely going to recommend this hotel to our friends and family. And we're definitely visiting again on our next trip to Crete.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear Stephanie P

Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
The first priority of the management and the staff at our Grand Bay Beach Resort is to sustain a friendly and relaxed environment in the hotel and to provide our guests with a most pleasant stay.
We also thank you very much for your preference and for the recommendation of our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Resort on your next visit at Crete.

Best regards
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at this hotel from 7-21th of September 2013; we being me and my husband and our 2 boys at 8 months and 3 years. . We stayed in a Junior Suite With sea view and we had a really great time. The place was very clean - both our room and the outdoor areas was cleaned daily. I was a bit worried about the food since this was an all-inclusive, but there was a wide range of choices, both for us and the kids. The people are really service minded and they love kids. We felt really at home there. Georgous(in the bar/restaurant) in particular was always very polite and did a very good job.
The small village is really cosy, but it is no place if you are looking for bars and discos. But if you are looking for a quiet place - this can be recommanded. There are nice restaurants by the sea, close the hotel and 20 min by taxi if you want to go to Chania.
The one that that was irritating was that you had to pay to use the safety box in your hotel room - that doesnt seem right in a 4 star hotel. But again- just a detail.
We enjoyed or stay and will not hestitate to go back.
Thank you for a really nice holiday! We will remember this when the Norwegian winter hits us.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Bodil1979

Thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor.

Regarding your notice about the location of our Resort, we would like to inform that is the ideal for peace and quite holidays, and it is near to areas with powerful nightlife like Platanias and Chania.

The management and the staff of our Grand Bay Beach Resort always do their best to provide you a pleasant stay.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Resort.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Just returned after 2 weeks stay.What a lovely holiday. We had room 231 directly over looking the sea. Great location,lovely decor,the staff well what can I say smiley ,friendly and genuinely happy to help. Cristos makes great cocktails (knows how to make a great B52 ) .
The main pool is lovely and even though the hotel was full it never felt busy but the hidden gems were the smaller pools as we had them virtually to ourselves. our 10 year old twins loved this aspect! The restaurant served consistently high quality food(shrimp saganaki/squid/octopus) as well as a wide selection of other Greek and international cuisine.this kept all of us happy for the whole holiday. The restaurant overlooks the sea and the a la carte is upstairs really enjoyed this too. We really don't have any complaints about Grand Bay and would recommend it to others especially if you want a relaxing holiday with lots of different nationalities. Evening entertainment is very low key. PERFECT

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Tvturbo

Thank you very much for your wonderful review.

The management and the staff of our Grand Bay Beach Resort, always do their best to provide to our guests a pleasant stay.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Resort.

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Norfolk, UK
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent a week in Grand Bay in Aug 2013 and couldn't praise it highly enough. We have been to other all inclusive resorts but this was the best so far. The rooms were super clean , and kept that way. The food was excellent with a good choice for all and the location was superb. Most of all the staff were amazing. They were welcoming, helpful, and courteous, even when faced with difficult customers. Well worth the money to stay here. We had children, but it wasn't inundated by children and that was a good thing as far as we were concerned. We had a private pool which added to the experience. Wifi wasn't great, but this is Greece!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Catherine W

Thank you very much for your excellent score on Tripadvisor.

It is great to hear that you had a pleasant stay in our Resort.

Regarding your notice of the wifi internet connection we would like to inform that it is works perfect. If you encounter any problem during your stay may be due to the internet provider and it was certainly transient.

Thank you very much once again for taking time to comment on Tripadvisor.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Grand Bay Beach Resort on your next visit to Crete.

Best Regards
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Tel-Aviv
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Looked like a promising spot.. was even better when we got there. Great location.. such a great group of staff / employees.. Everyone was polite.. gave great service with a smile.. and made our 4 night stay special and enjoyable. Thank you all...!

Room Tip: We chose the Jr. Suite sea front for 2 parents and 2 kids. Unless you need privacy (door) this room...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Artyshock

Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor, and for the shared photos. They are great!

We are incredibly pleased that you had a pleasant stay in our Resort

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Grand Bay Beach Resort.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights , we are a family with a child and an infant.Dont expect something luxurious, don't expect something big and fancy like the Avra imperial ( 2steps away) but expect a descent hotel in a better location than its 5star neighbour..Firstly of all the food is fantastic for families and is a hotel tha all inclusive does not mean poor food quality on the contrary..Everybody in the hotel is polite smiling and ready to give you tips that will make your stay comfortable.The main pool area is nothing big but it's clean and apart from the pool it offers you a wonderful sea.Our room was located in front of the main pool ( junior suite instant pool access) and we strictly recommend it fr families with small children because everything is close from the pool and sea to the min restaurant.The gym I didn't try it but I checked it and its mediocre, they can do more for the quality of sleep because I found the mattresses rather hard, but you forget everything in front of the cleaness of the rooms and the smile of the personnel...So for us this hotel must be a family's first choice in the area..

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear steo

Thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor.

Regarding your comment about the food, we would like to inform that the quality of food and beverage is one of the main priorities of our Resort.

According your notice of the mattress, you should ask to the front desk to change it. All of our guests have this option.

Thank you very much once again for all your kind words.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Grand Bay Beach Resort.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Tip: Get up 07.30 am to get a sun bed,if you are lucky you get a sunbed with a umbrella near the pool..Often you will only find sun beds,no umbrellas,since there is a lack of umbrellas. Wind is blowing often in on the hotel beach,making it imposible to lay on the beach since the waves drowns the beach/sunbeds. Fitness room has 1 working machine,the treadmill. The 1 spinning bike and 1 weightlifting machine is broken.

Wifi does not work in the hotell rooms,only outside.

All meals were great,big selection. Staff is polite. Service in pool bar can be a bit slov at times,since the bartender often was not in the bar.

Local kids came often to play in the pool,making a lot of noise,not what you expect when you pay to stay in an hotell like this.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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GiannoulisHotels, Διευθυντής at Grand Bay Beach Resort, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear travellernorway2013

Thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor.

Regarding your comment about the wind, we would like to inform you that there are some days mainly in August that the weather can be windy at the Aegean Sea. We call this kind of wind the ‘Meltemia’. On these particular days the sea can be wavy as a consequence of the wind.

As our Grand Bay is a Beach Resort we are forced to remove all the sun beds from the beach towards the grass area just to avoid the waves and the little accidents that can happen as there is a great risk of loosing all the sun beds and sun umbrellas into the sea.

In relation to the spinning bike at the gym, we have already checked it and it works perfectly, and the weightlifting machine has been fixed.

The wi-fi signal is strong in all of the rooms of the property. If there was a problem at your room you could have reported it at the reception so as to give us a chance to fix it by sending our technician. However, we have never had such a report during your stay.

The access of people in our Grand Bay Beach Resort is not permitted to everyone except from our guests. The Greek kids you saw at the pool, was kids from our Greek guests.

Thank you very much for your kind words about our food and our staff.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in our Grand Bay Beach Resort.

Best regards
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Property: Grand Bay Beach Resort
Address: Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kolymbari
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kolymbari
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Bay Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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