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On the beach
A stay at this hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Orthodox Academy of Crete and 6 miles (10 km) of Afrata Beach. Platanias Beach is within 9 miles (15 km) and Agia Marina Beach is within 12 miles (20 km).
This smoke-free hotel features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. Relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas, and cool off with a drink at the beachside bar. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities.
Free Internet, soaking tubs
The 328 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as minibars. Other amenities include furnished balconies or patios, deep soaking bathtubs, and LED TVs.
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About the Avra Imperial HotelLocation Kolymvari, Platanias, Crete Island 73006
Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Avra Imperial Hotel you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 5 restaurants on site. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 4 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. This luxury hotel also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free self parking and valet parking are available. This 5-star Platanias hotel is smoke free.
- 328 guestrooms or units
- 3 levels
- 2 buildings
- 5 dining venues
- 2 bars by the pool
- 4 bars or lounges
- Built in 2011
- Breakfast available (free)
- Bar on the beach
- Swim-up bar
- Kid's club (free)
- Supervised kid's activities (free)
- Childcare (surcharge)
- Beach lounge chairs
- Towels for the beach
- Umbrellas for the beach
- Poolside lounge chairs
- Umbrellas for the pool
- Conference center
- Dry cleaning
- Self-service laundry
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Express check-in
- Staff is multilingual
- Storage area for luggage
- Tour and ticket information
- Wedding services available
- Game room or arcade
- Pool or billiards table
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Television in lobby
- Onsite shopping
- No smoking on site
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Free self parking , Free valet parking
- Airport: Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) (43.6 km / 27.1 mi)
- Parking: Free valet parking and self parking
Avra Imperial Hotel offers 328 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, rainfall showerheads, and hydromassage showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. This Platanias hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
- Private balcony or patio (furnished)
- Deep soaking tub
- In-room dining (limited hours)
- HD television
- Premium channels
- Egyptian cotton linens
- Hypo-allergenic bedding
- Separate shower and tub
- Hydromassage showerhead
- Cribs (free)
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Nightly turndown service
- Childcare in room (surcharge)
- Massage in room (surcharge)
- Hair dryer
- Laptop safe
- Toiletries (free)
- Blackout drapes
- Sound-insulated rooms
- Climate control (air conditioning)
- Ensuite bathroom
- Connecting rooms available
Food & Drink
Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Basilico - Overlooking the pool and garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Blue Dong - Overlooking the pool and garden, this sushi bar specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Al Fresco - This poolside restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Xatheri - Overlooking the pool, this fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Taverna Origano - This poolside restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch only. Open daily.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
- Number of treatment rooms 9
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body treatments
- Body scrubs
- Facial treatments
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Sauna in spa
- Steam room in spa
- Thai massage
- Minimum age to access spa is 14
- Check-in time starts at 2 PM
- Check-in time ends at noon
- Check-out by 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- No pets allowed
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
- No rollaway/extra beds available
- Property Registry Number - 1042K015A0208201
- Number of children who can stay free - 2
Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
- Tourism fee: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night
We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.
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You should know
- Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
- The seasonal pool will open in April and close in October.
- Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
- Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
- Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.