Flights under 6 hrs
Suitable for babies
Grecobaby is a baby equipment hire service
Suitable for toddlers
Suitable for children
Grecoland 3-12yrs plus teens club
Minimal jet lag
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This is one of our favourite hotels in Europe for families.
It may not be a boutique hotel but for stressed out parents wanting a hotel to cater perfectly for families whilst still being the type of hotel they want to stay in then this is it. Based an extremely easy 20 minute drive from Heraklion airport means that there is no lengthy transfer for tired children. The hotel is very similar in style to the fantastic Mauritian or Indonesian hotels that are so popular with our clients. It's chic without being uptight and with plenty of space you aren’t going to feel awkward having your children here. The rooms are contemporary whites and creams and have plenty of space for extra beds. They also all have good sized balconies for you to escape to after the children have gone to bed for a well earned drink whilst watching the sun go down. The whole of the front wall of your room is sliding glass so when it is open the room feels bright, airy and much larger.
For children we loved the Kids club which unlike so many European hotels is complimentary for 3 – 12 yrs old. For younger children parents can either stay and look after them or if needed the hotel can organise baby sitters to look after them in the club.
For adults there is a huge (and we mean fantastically huge) swimming pool dripping with glamour. And just next door (in view from your sunbed) the shallow children’s pool has grass around it and a large shade over it. The other benefit, and for young children probably the most important aspect of the hotel, is their sandy beach. Perfect sand for building sand castles and all within an easy walk down from your room. There are very few good hotels with their own beach so this is a real find.
Eating here is a real joy with 7 different restaurants. For children and families there is a delicious buffet each night from 6.30 pm. And unlike most buffets we have seen this one really is delicious and you also have the option of eating inside or ‘al fresco’ around one of the numerous rather artistic water features! Much of the food comes from their own organic farm which you can visit for a half day trip to see how the livestock are reared, olive oil is made, wine is crushed etc before road testing the food there and then at the taverna on the farm.
We are often asked what makes the best family hotel and we think that whilst you can go anywhere with one child by the time you have 2 or even one lively one you really want a beach close by, easy access to good food at a reasonably early hour, somewhere with toys for them to use, rooms that can fit families and most importantly somewhere you would stay even without children. In which case this is THE hotel in Europe.
RoomsTOTAL… 212 rooms in total.
There is a large range of suites and villas on offer to suit every family size so please do ask for further details as we have listed only those most suited to families
Superior Guestroom – Sea or Garden View (31sqm indoor, 5.5sqm outdoor) sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child
Luxury Guestroom – Sea or Lagoon View (35sqm indoor, 6sqm outdoor) sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child
Deluxe Guestroom – Garden View with Private Pool (31sqm indoor, 72sqm outdoor, 21sqm pool) sleeps 2 Adults Only.
Junior Sunset Suites Side Sea and Garden View (40sqm) sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children
Family Suites Sea / Garden View (40sqm) sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children
Amirandes Family Suites with Individual Pool & Garden(40sqm indoor, 22sqm pool), sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children.
Luxury Bungalows (33sqm indoor and 35sqm outdoor) sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child
Family Bungalows semi private garden (38sqm indoor and 30sqm outdoor) sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children
Luxury Beach Villas with private pool and garden (53sqm indoor and 40-90sqm outdoor, 20sqm pool)sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children
FAMILY ROOMS… Family suite with sea or garden view and the Family Suites with semi private pool and Garden View. These rooms have ample space and are ideal with families with two children. The family suites with private pool are located on the ground floor and have a spacious garden furnished with sun beds and umbrella. The Garden or Sea View Family Suites have a living room which can be separated by sliding doors to become the children's sleeping area.
Things to do
I’M BORED (…& for children)…
Children will struggle to get bored with the great childrens club – Grecoland but there is a lot to explore nearby including Crete or visiting CretAquarium or Watercity.
Grecoland – a fairytale resort within a resort, Grecoland childrens club was created entirely with children in mind. Brightly coloured benches and tables, shelves overflowing with paints, crayons and toys and a world of costumes, crafts, activities and games create a magical holiday experience for children aged 3-12years. Grecoland is divided into three age groups with different activities to suit each group, Grecokids (3-6yrs old) Grecojuniors (7-12yrs old) and Grecoteens (children aged 13+) Children under 3 are welcome to use the Grecoland facilities but must be supervised. They also offer Grecobaby which has a large range of baby equipment which you can rent including cots, high chairs, potties, buggies, bouncy chairs and baby monitors.
SUITABLE FOR… All ages.
ARE WE THERE YET?... 20 minutes drive from Heraklion Airport, Crete.
I’M HUNGRY… 'Kids go free' in the "Tasty
Corner"! From morning to evening, mini buffets offer a constant supply of
fresh, tempting food and drinks exclusively for children. From 11:00 to 17:00
kids (from 3 - 12 years old) can eat as much, and as often, as they like and
it's all free. The hotel is happy to
heat any baby food or milk that you provide and their shop provides a range of
baby food. Childrens menus are also provided.
BABYSITTING & COSTS… Babysitters are available and 24 hours notice is required.
COSTS FOR CHILDREN… Rooms are priced per room so children sharing don't pay extra
PRICES FROM… £130 per person per night B&B
WHAT YOU DON’T NEED TO PACK… The hotel can provide almost all baby equipment, they offer Grecobaby which has a large range of baby equipment which you can rent including cots, high chairs, potties, buggies, bouncy chairs and baby monitors. There is also a mini market in the hotel.
Six restaurants plus room service and poolside dining.
Amirandes Main Restaurant: Open for breakfast and dinner
A buffet restaurant serving an extensive choice of local and international cuisine.
Lago di Candia: Open for dinner
An à la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.
Blue Monkey: Open for dinner
An à la carte restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine.
Petrino: Open for lunch
Located beside the sea serving seafood and local delicacies.
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