This hotel does not cater for the british. The hotel serves cold food three times daily. when you complain the answer you will get is the food tastes better when served cold. I find this very strange as the restaurants all around serve hot food, no complaints there. If you want to go on any excursions you are out of luck, you will have to sort it out yourself. the excursions you can go on are with the german, belgium, french, or other european countries, which i dont mind but i would like to be able to understand what the excursion is all about. the entertainment is non existant. unless you call setting fire to the bar by the head barman every now and again in the evening a bit of fun, i find it a bit dangerous. if you have any teenage children you may as well have stayed at home. the only thing for them is swimming and playing draughts. the gym consists of rusty equipment that does not work. the indoor pool is empty not a drop of water to be seen. the same goes for the water feature outside. we paid for three adults and my son was allocated a fold up bed fit for a child. after two days we moved room. the shuttle bus will cost you one euro each way. if there are not enough people to go down to the town it does not go and you will have to walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARION PALACE HOTEL is situated in the southernmost town of Europe, the beautiful Ierapetra on the southeast coast of Crete with panoramic and spectacular view to the town and its magic bay.The centralized position of the hotel along with the infrastructure of the island, provide an excellent opportunity to arrange trips and walks to the nearby towns and villages.The hotel is situated about 1,5km outside the town centre, 600m from the 2km long sandy/pebbled beach with crystal clear sea waters, on a hill overlooking the town and the bay of Ierapetra, an ideal recreational resort. Arion Palace Hotel owns a private beach with sun beds and umbrellas.Ierapetra town centre, public bus service, taverns, café, bars, jewelers & souvenir shops are a few minutes’ drive with the shuttle bus. Our Hotel combines friendly atmosphere, comfort and good location. It is ideal for fast access to Crete’s main assets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arion Palace Ierapetra
- Smartline Arion Palace Ierapetra, Crete