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Amirandes, Grecotel Exclusive Resort
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Kato Gouves
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I am spending since three years one week in July at the Amirandes. It's a fantastic hotel, an unbelievable architecture. The service is near to perfect, friendly staff, always ready to help. The rooms are quite nice, and clean.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed 10 days with wife and 2 small kids.
The hotel is more on the romantic side, no good entartainment for small kids. However, dining for kids is well organized, free kids lunch is quite helpful, so no problem.
Design is impressive, decorated with plenty of water and stone. Nice outside bar with live music and coctails nighttime.
Family suite at ground floor is nothing special, at some left backyard with no design and no view, with a small piece of gason. Also it is difficult to climb the stairs with baby trolley, so avoid it.
Seaside is clean and baby-friendly, we rented a beach pavilion for the whole stay, was 50E/day, very useful.
Good restaraunts (fusion, eastern-food) with amasing seaview, drinks and food. Breakfast-no complaints, everything well presented, sitting area a bit scarce.
Staff is friendly, and helpful but no extra.
Guests-half former USSR, Eastern Europe.
Generally, great place, would go again and recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is very nice, service amazing
We booked a sea view delux room but were upraded to sea front bungalow, which was great :)
We went for HB option which i recommend as the food is very very good and healthy, lots of options, for kids too
Sea-water pool whicj is handy for those who dont like the sea
The sea is not of the azur colour like in pica because the hotel is located in the east part of the island and the best water and beach ia on the west side
Nevertheless the actual hotel i highly recommend also for those with kids

Stayed: July 2014
2  Thank Olitza B
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

The building is an architectural beauty, the staff is very friendly.The swimming pool is amazing and the sauna and wellness are completing the infrastructure.The beach is private and you can enjoy the beach and the sea while enjoying a nice drink served on your beached.

The choice of food is tremendous, too much to explain in this space.If you don't feel comfortable overhere you will never find a better place.Wi-fi is all around and there are even routers in each room.Friendly staff is opening your bed in the evening and the surprise with chocolates or flowers
are justifying the 5 stars rating.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Just about to leave and can't rate our experience highly enough. The service has been impeccable from arrival to our leaving gift. The staff go out of their way to constantly deliver. The facilities are as described and of superb quality. The environment is beautiful with different views at each hour of the day as the sun changes. We stayed with a la carte and the restaurants had fantastic quality. The kids enjoyed the beach & the pool. While there wasn't always an available lounger by the pool the staff would help you find one. We've relaxed more than ever because everything has been so well delivered and so blissfully easy.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Amazing architecture. Lots of space on the beach, and the staff very willing to help out at busy times. The beach is private, too. Different types of beach 'accommodation' available.

Virtually all of the staff were utterly charming. Speaking some Greek probably helps a lot, but they obviously all speak English, too.

Peaceful and beautiful grounds.

Breakfast buffet absolute heaven.

Water features throughout.

Gym actually reasonably OK. Pretty usable even for a two-week stint.

We were quite charmed.

We have made the decision only ever to go on our summer holidays to Greece and only ever to stay in Grecotel hotels.

This is not just the best hotel and resort we have ever stayed in; it was leagues ahead of anything else we have tried, and we have stayed in many, many fancy hotels over the years.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is the second time that we've stayed at the Grecotel Amirandes and it has possibly the most consistently good customer service that I've experienced. Any issues or requests that you have are taken care of so quickly, it's amazing.

For a relaxing break, I recommend this hotel 100%.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: PO Box 106, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 71202, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kato Gouves
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kato Gouves
#1 Family Hotel in Kato Gouves
#1 Spa Hotel in Kato Gouves
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kato Gouves
Price Range: $251 - $1,095 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amirandes, Grecotel Exclusive Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 212
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amirandes 5 star 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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grecotel Amirandes Hotel Gouves
Grecotel Amirandes Amnissos
Grecotel Amirandes Hotel Amnissos
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