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South Brent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

From the moment you arrive you are met with charm, friendliness and a genuine feeling that you matter. The reception staff are very keen to make sure your arrival is smooth, trouble-free and professional. The accommodation is clean, well serviced and comfortable. There are numerous activities for young and the 'not so young' and the team of entertainment organizers work...

2Thank paulastalstain
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Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. We greatly appreciate your loyalty to the Arina Sand and enjoyed reading that you had good memories with us once again. Furthermore we would like to thank you for your kind words with regards to our team. They all truly care about the well being of our guests and always put their...

Burnley, Lancs.
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely place but another schoolboy error, we have gone to Greece at this time of year (End of October) and the place is on wind down for the winter! The food was not very varied but you would not starve. The nights entertainment was nothing. We were not looking for a full on concert but a bit of background...

Thank AandAinBurnley
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Arina Sand Resort is a modern luxury 4* all-inclusive hotel right on the beach including a fabulous variety of fresh, clean foods cooked by one of the best talented Chef's in Iraklio Crete, Andreas. The Restaurant Manager, Giorgos is a dedicated professional assisting to the needs of customers and the smooth running of the restaurants making sure all foods and...

2Thank George S
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

After returning to the hotel after my holiday last year i still can't fault it, the staff are friendly even when you can see they are run off their feet they still make time to be polite and have a chat. The restaurant had a nice selection and few changes each day gave us more choices and was delicious. Samy...

4Thank Jason B
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay. Staff very helpful and friendly. Had a great sea view room which was a good size and cleaned every day. Great selection of food. Bit disappointed that the entertainment was finished for the season. Lovely pool and beach so close. The water is so clear and you can walk out into the sea for ages without it...

2Thank Tinks2108
Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I'm currently at the resort whilst writing this review. On my arrival my first impression was old folks home. I've now worked out why and it must be the mustard curtains and drab sofas in the reception. The resort isn't large but of a very good size. I personally wouldn't bring children here as there is not alot to do....

2Thank pin4apple
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Last day of a really relaxing week. Set on long private beach. Easy acesss via local transport to Heraklion(2€)Hersonassos (1.90€)Mallia (2.40€) Room was large with balcony sea view.Bed very comfortable with good a/c .Good staff,food/drinks(cretan beer&Manhattan's ) Although close to airport and on flight path this did not bother me at all. Infact it was nice to se the planes...

1Thank Rob A
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I stayed at this excellent all-inclusive hotel over the Columbus Day 3 day weekend. I stayed at another all-inclusive hotel up the street a few months ago, at 3 times the cost, and was disappointed because it definitely was NOT all-inclusive. I’ll point out here what IS included so you can comparison shop other places. I booked my room through...

Thank jdport
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I was a little bit afraid of the distance from the airport, but there was no problem with noise at all. Yes, of course, you can hear passing airplanes, but it is not disturbing and after few airplanes you start to ignore this sound. I would summarize hotel's advantages: - truly amazing meals, I cannot say anything bad about chefs...

3Thank Laliska
Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I received a 15 min free massage ticket at arrival and after talking to the Aegeo Spas team about my preferences I chose the "Cretian massage". It was wonderful and very professional! First I thought it would only be a relaxing massage but afterwards I found out that they are educated physiotherapists. On top of that all of them are...

3Thank crazyboyjulius

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arina Sand Resort - 4* comfortable beach front hotel in Kokkini Chani, ideal for couples and families. The resort is set in beautiful gardens, dotted with palms and colorful flowers overlooking the stunning crystal clear waters of Cretan sea. Consisting of one Main Building with additional wings and bungalows, the resort offers 236 rooms all with sea view and sea front bungalows furnished with modern style and all the necessities for a comfortable and pleasant stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arina Sand Resort

Address: Kokkini Hani, Kokkini Hani, Crete 71500, Greece (Formerly Aquis Arina Sand)
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Kokkini Hani
Price Range: $162 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arina Sand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 236
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Also Known As:
Aquis Arina Sand Hotel Kokkini Hani
Hotel Arina Sand
Arina Sand Kokkini Hani
Arina Sand Resort Crete/Kokkini Hani
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kokkini Hani
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kokkini Hani
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“Rooms 5001-5023 have the best view overlooking the ocean. Walk right out to the beach from there.”
jdport, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“definitely worth to have a beach side room”
crazyboyjulius, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms and bungalows have sea view”
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, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bungalow 4010 away from the noise, but loads of woodlice every morning on the floor!”
susieh109, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Beach bungalows are perfect”
Suestember, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
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