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Amazing hotel!!! Wow!!!
We spent one week at Amirandes hotel. Perfect service, great food, very big rooms. I strongly recommend you to go there and spent some time on the beach /very close, perfect service there, great Beach Manager/. You should try also breakfast - very nice area and dinner.
I have traveled to many wonderful places but the service here was impeccable! Every detail was seen to. Our personal guru, Effi orchestrated all of our needs. We were upgraded to a wonderful suite that had a private pool and a gym! Yes, a gym! The food was also outstanding. Breakfast was overwhelming and delicious. We had a 3 course tasting meal that was to die for. Every person at the resort was lovely and friendly. We saw many families with children also which were all enjoying as we were. This is a beautiful place on a wonderful island!
Beautiful Hotel with a Beach
Spent a lovely few nights at the Amirandes recently. They'd responded well to the requirements of Covid, which really puts your concerns at rest. This included spreading tables and restaurant bookings, face covering use and sanitiser station and an absolutely ingenious arrangement for obtaining hot food for breakfast. Sadly, not all of the guest upheld the same high standards set by the hotel and its staff. The hotel is well designed and offers numerous beautiful views as you walk around it and its well kept grounds. The room was large and well, if not perfectly, maintained. The staff were always professional, attentive and helpful which extended to advice on hire cars, stamps and posting, dinner recommendations and booking. Many thanks to you all. We benefitted from an upgrade to a sea view room which was wonderful. Less appealing was the smoke drifting across the balconies from the neighbours and the wrinkled German pensioners sitting on the couch at the end of their balcony, peering into our room at the of every day. We're all guests and people are entitled to enjoy their breaks but that one bit of design did seem a bit odd in an otherwise well considered property. We ate in most of the restaurants and I have to say that the Petrino fish restaurant open for lunch only stood out. Classic Greek (if not necessarily Cretan) cuisine with friendly service and a wonderful view. The Lago de Candia fine dining was actually very good and didn't fall into the pretention but no substance trap which expensive hotel restaurants often succumb to. The Blue Monkey pan-Asian cuisine was also well made if not as authentic a version of tempura as I had. Still, why go to Crete for Japanese food? Breakfast is pretty impressive but gets quite busy so maybe better to go earlier. I would recommend getting a taxi to Saradara restaurant. The receptionist recommended it and it was a great experience. Arguably better than the on site options. A great tip. The connected beach is ideal if that's your thing. A selection of loungers, seats and a beach bar at hand for a nice sandy beach and decent enough waves. Busy but in no way crowded. It's obvious that many people went there just for this. All in all, a beautifully designed and well run luxury resort.
Very, very disappointing...I wouldn't spend my holidays here..
The architecture of the place is amazing and most of the staff are super friendly but apart from that... Very, very disappointing... Due to COVID they have installed some real bad morning breakfast facilities , waiting times are long (the serving staff is very friendly but can't manage it all on their own while at the same time tree managers watching their phone .... ) , no spa/ wellness service ... Food at breakfast food was cold or it has lying there so long on the heating plate it is totally dried out Dinner and lunch : High prices for mediocre food. You eat much better at other places in the island In fact it all comes down to bad management, and they are very lucky with their waitresses that trie to make up for it So my deepest "thank you" to the waitresses that do their outmost best here. And to the management of this hotel I say , please search somebody that knows his job if you want to be in the high end and ask for this prices... because the ones doing it now lack the skills... Very, very disappointing...
A little slice of heaven
I have just returned from a week away with my daughter at this hotel. It is a truly beautiful place, so relaxing and tranquil and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this hotel and I will definitely return.
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