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Avra Imperial Hotel

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#4 of 4 resorts in Kolymbari
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Nestled alongside the picturesque shores of Kolymbari Beach, Avra Imperial Hotel offers an indulgent retreat amidst enchanting gardens and crystalline waters. Our resort features 328 opulent rooms and suites, complemented by an array of premier amenities. Dive into our inviting swimming pools, savor exquisite culinary delights at five distinctive restaurants, and unwind with cocktails at four vibrant bars. From sports and leisure facilities to a dedicated crèche and children’s club, every need is catered to. Indulge in retail therapy at our boutiques, rejuvenate your senses at our uniquely designed spa, and host impeccable events at our conference center. With panoramic views of the azure Cretan sea, our sanctuary promises an unparalleled blend of luxury and tranquility. Escape to Avra Imperial Hotel and discover your own refined haven in the heart of Crete's beauty.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Boating
Game room
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 4 more
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Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06 Greece
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Avra Imperial Hotel
2,137Reviews168Q+A100Room tips

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Maria Asa C wrote a review Nov 2023
Stockholm, Sweden11 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful hotel and friendly, serviceminded staff & nice to kids, especially Dimitri & the girl who ran the poolbar and the cleaningstaff, but allot of quite tasteless big cantina foods, fewer but better options in the buffe would be better and the beds needed their extra matrass to work
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Steve D wrote a review Sept 2023
Frome, United Kingdom374 contributions123 helpful votes
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A stunning hotel away from the busier resorts on Crete but with some good shops, restaurants and bars nearby. We stayed half board in a deluxe suite with a private pool. The room was luxurious and the private pool was fantastic. The hotel had everything you would expect of a 5 star hotel in Crete. The hotel main pool is probably the largest hotel pool I’ve ever seen and there was never a problem with getting a sun bed. The indoor pool was equally as impressive. The hotel grounds and beach were also great. The buffet restaurant where we had breakfast and dinner as part of our half board package had a great selection of food at each meal all of very good quality. The only slight issue was my wife struggled with gluten free options at some meals and half board doesn’t include any drinks with the evening meal. Finally the staff within the hotel were excellent and even when we had a few minor problems these were resolved quickly. The staff are always there to help and make sure your stay meets your expectations. Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Half board doesn’t include any drinks with the evening meals even soft drinks
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Response from Konstantinos Stroutzos, General Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel
Responded 9 Oct 2023
Esteemed Guests Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience here. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. We make every effort to provide service that is above and beyond your expectations, so we are pleased to see that you loved your stay. It was our pleasure accommodating you, and we hope you will make Avra Imperial Hotel your home away from home whenever your travels bring you back to Crete I remain at your disposal for any further requests you may have. Feel free to contact me anytime at kstroutzos@avraimperialhotel.gr Best Regards, Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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Oren O wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions6 helpful votes
Subject: A hotel vacation experience at the Avra Imperial Hotel, Crete, Greece September 24-29, 2023, we stayed at the hotel as guests. We were thrilled and even upgraded our room to the one with the pool. When we arrived at the hotel, we were informed that we were not staying at the hotel itself but on the other side of the hotel, across the road. We were very disappointed and felt neglected. At the same time, we requested to immediately change the location of the room to the central hotel rooms since we are no different from the other hotel guests. We begged to move a room and fell on deaf ears. We booked a room in a 5-star hotel and not in a hostel outside the hotel. We immediately called the front desk and asked to change a room (name # Maria) she told us that we might change it the next day and they would get back to us and let us know. No one got back to us! After about half an hour the air conditioning in the room did not work. We called reception and they sent a team to clean the air conditioner ducts while we are out of the room. The next day, when we asked to change our room again, we were refused in the name of "sorry" without any explanations. Towards the evening you decided to change our room to a bigger room: a family room called: "Suite" in the same complex. We wanted to change the area not the room. We even offer to waive the pool without a refund Here are the flaws that were in the "Suite": * The entire time we were in the room, our room was not cleaned. Only on the third day after we informed you (picture attached) * During that entire period, the towels in the room were not changed until (again) only after we reminded you on the second day at 16:00. The towels arrived at 19:30. * The room was located next to and behind a large garbage can and we The smell stank all day and night (picture attached) * At the front of the room today are 2 huge generators / refrigerators that continued to make noise (photo + video attached) - 24/7. We couldn't open the balcony door or sit there or talk to each other at all (; * Around and near the room there are constantly workers making noise all day (we asked and understood that a large group should arrive in the next few days to this complex and we need to work there to arrange the "SUKA building" place for them) - as a result the bar by the pool is closed for the entire period. *The shower and toilet in the room were dirty - full of corrosion (picture attached) * The bathroom lock, which is an intimate place - broken (attached photo) * The trash can of the toilet - also broken (picture attached) * TV remote control without batteries. * Mini bar half empty. Until we asked to fill it. (I even ask to pay for the other 2 we drank in the first room) * There is no soap in the dispenser - O.M.G it's basic! * No internet; Because we are not in the hotel itself, there is no internet reception, so the ability to connect the iPhone to the TV fails *The reception service was long, tedious and continuous/ *When it rained, how did you expect us to get to meals at the central hotel? * 3 times power outages in the room. In conclusion, was very disappointing! not recommended!!! We received a reply from the hotel that they are sorry, and offer us a 40% discount for our next vacation at their hotel. Who wants to visit them again? it's joke? They should be ashamed!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Giannis wrote a review Oct 2023
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I strongly recommend Avra Imperial hotel for summer holiday. Overall a value for money all inclusive package with lots of choice of restaurants and bars. Open spaces, great ambiance, clean and well maintained property ideal for relaxation. Staff is friendly and helpful. We will surely come back
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Konstantinos Stroutzos, General Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear Guest Thank you for such a generous review on your recent stay at Avra Imperial Hotel. We are glad you had a fantastic stay and that your overall experience was an enriching one. We are especially happy to read you were impressed with our culinary program and that you recognise our high sense of hospitality. Your kind compliments will definitely be shared with our team. We appreciate your compliments and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cordially Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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kostas t wrote a review Oct 2023
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During the summer season of 2023, we had the pleasure of choosing Avra Imperial for our holiday getaway. The level of service we received was nothing short of exceptional, leaving us with unforgettable memories. The accommodations were simply breathtaking, seamlessly blending luxurious design with top-notch amenities. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the entire team at Avra Imperial. Their professionalism and warm smiles made us feel truly welcomed and taken care of throughout our stay. It's rare to find a place where every staff member goes above and beyond to ensure guest satisfaction. We are already looking forward to returning next year, as the value for money at Avra Imperial is truly remarkable. Highly recommended by discerning travelers like us, this resort offers an unparalleled experience that surpasses expectations. Choose Avra Imperial for your next vacation and indulge in the epitome of professionalism, luxury, and exceptional service.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience here. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. We make every effort to provide service that is above and beyond your expectations, so we are pleased to see that you loved your stay. It was our pleasure accommodating you, and we hope you will make Avra Imperial Hotel your home away from home whenever your travels bring you back to Crete Best Regards, Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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laertis g wrote a review Oct 2023
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We stayed at Avra for a week. It is our second time here and we love it. Weather is always warm and the massive pools are paradise on earth 🌎 Our suite was spacious, well equipped and clean. Housekeeping went the extra mile to please us. Concierge team made our stay special by organizing our trips and booking dinners for us. Service is always attentive and the locals very friendly. It surely worth every euro we spent
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear laertisg2023 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience here. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. We make every effort to provide service that is above and beyond your expectations, so we are pleased to see that you loved your stay. It was our pleasure accommodating you, and we hope you will make Avra Imperial Hotel your home away from home whenever your travels bring you back to Crete I remain at your disposal for any further requests you may have. Feel free to contact me anytime at kstroutzos@avraimperialhotel.gr Best Regards, Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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Maria Daskalaki wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Great property with wide open spaces, vibrant atmosphere and massive pools and beautiful pool lounge. Staff is friendly providing great service especially in housekeeping. The cleaning service is impeccable all over. The rooms are super clean and well maintained. Good quality is in high levels, especially in a la crate outlets. Overall a great holiday package in good price range
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for selecting our hotel for your stay and for sharing your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that your expectations were surpassed. Our team works diligently to provide exceptional service, so we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time here. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Avra Imperial Hotel on your future trips to Crete. Sincerely, Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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Yota wrote a review Oct 2023
Athens, Greece3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our week in Avra Imperial Hotel was wonderful. We received impeccable service. Our rooms were clean and the restaurant menus were unforgettable! We had a great time all day long and we will definitely go back!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear yota_diar Thank you for selecting our hotel for your stay and for sharing your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that your expectations were surpassed. Our team works diligently to provide exceptional service, so we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time here. It was our pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Avra Imperial Hotel on your future trips to Crete. Sincerely, Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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Rania S wrote a review Oct 2023
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My stay at Avra Imperial Hotel was an absolute delight and, without a doubt, worth the money. The moment I entered my room, I was met with cleanliness that spoke of meticulous attention to detail. But what truly made the experience exceptional was the impeccable service. Every staff member exhibited professionalism and genuine care, going the extra mile to ensure guest satisfaction. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Konstantinos Stroutzos, General Manager at Avra Imperial Hotel
Responded 31 Oct 2023
Greetings from Crete, Thank you for choosing to stay at Avra Imperial Hotel. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed our helpful staff and excellent services. Your positive comments about the cleanliness, delicious food served in our restaurants are much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Konstantinos
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Anastasia Dim wrote a review Oct 2023
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Avra Imperial offered a fantastic experience during our visit. First off all, the prices were super reasonable. The rooms were phenomenal, always neat and tidy, creating a calm environment after our day trips. But what really stood out was the staff. Their service was consistently friendly and attentive, making us feel both welcomed and valued throughout our time there. My bf and I loved every minute of our holidays at Avra Imperial Hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 31 Oct 2023
Dear Guests Thank you for your choice of Avra Imperial hotel during your visit to Crete and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you have enjoyed our hospitality and experienced excellent service from our efficient team. Our staff takes great pride in providing exceptional service, making every guest feel valued, respected and well cared for. The entire team at Avra would like to express our sincere appreciation for your kind review, and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Konstantinos C Stroutzos General Manager | Avra Imperial Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
$305 - $547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
avra imperial beach hotel chania town, avra imperial beach resort and spa
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Avra Imperial Beach
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefecturePlataniasKolymbari
NUMBER OF ROOMS
328
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avra Imperial Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avra Imperial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ioannis Kafenagogeio, Palio Arhontiko, and Edem Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Avra Imperial Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Avra Imperial Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Avra Imperial Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Avra Imperial Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avra Imperial Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, and Greek.