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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 14 in Kokkini Hani
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Arina Beach 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 313 rooms all fully renovated with sea view and sea front bungalows furnished with modern style and all the necessities for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Waterslide
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Greek and 1 more
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Becksandwayne wrote a review 23 May
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We visited here my son and I in May and the hotel was very quiet mostly older couples and a few families , I would say mostly German on the week we stayed. We were very happy with the location it is literally on the beach and you can walk into the village of kokkini hanni which isn't touristy. The beach area isn't massive but was OK for when the hotel is quiet. The pool and water slides were excellent as was the lifeguard who was fully first aid trained he even put cream on my sons burnt feet and shoulders which I thought was lovely. There is a further kids pool with slides and a main pool to enjoy so plenty of choices. We had a family room in the main building which was spotlessly clean, the maids come every day . But I was a little dissapointed with the outlook as our room had no sun on the balcony and overlooked the roof of the Asian restaurant. After asking at reception they were able to swop us to a much nicer location in the annexe looking out on the heart shaped pool . The bar staff were great shout out to Antonis and Costa who were always friendly and smiling. The food in all the restaurants was plentiful and tasty maybe a bit limited for kids but we went to the dia bar for lunch were they always had chicken nuggets or tuna wraps. And un the Asian restaurant they had fish fingers so there is stuff to ve found for those picky eaters. The restaurant manager georgios is always there and even gave us a sandwich for the plane. Would recommend this hotel and would stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a nice review about your stay at the Arina Beach Hotel. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. It is our aim to meet all our guests’ expectations and it is a reward for our efforts when we read that our guests have had such a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.
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Jane E wrote a review 18 May
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Just returned from a week at the Arina beach resort and well I have nothing but praise for them. Hygiene was impeccable everywhere. Rooms were lovely, view amazing and the location was great. Extra special mention for Maria from the Kalypso pool bar, she was great! Nothing was too much trouble. She was helpful, friendly and provided an excellent service...an asset to the hotel. Also Albi from the main bar, excellent customer service with a smile which is quite rare these days. Both made the holiday just that little bit more special as they made you feel special!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your ratting feedback! Our staff feels very honored to hear that you were very happy with all aspects of your stay especially the cuisine, the room, as well as the level of hospitality provided-it is a genuine pleasure for us to receive your comments as it is our aim for all of our guests to feel this way. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Arina Beach for a future stay.
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Cam F wrote a review 17 May
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Just returned from a 7 night stay at this hotel with my boyfriend. When we arrived around 11pm they had left some food at the buffet for us. Room: We had upgraded to the penthouse sea view. The view was gorgeous and we got to watch the sunset from the balcony. Upgrading to this room (or bungalows I believe) also means you get unlimited access to the a la carte restaurant in the evening (providing you book) and can just turn up to breakfast at the a la carte in the morning. Also free late checkout if available as opposed to 50€. Room was clean and stylish, beds very comfortable. Espresso machine and bathrobes provided. Clean towels and bottle of water daily. Repleinshed softdrinks in the fridge. Food and drink: The food in the main restaurant is lovely, SO much selection. Omelettes and create your own noodle stations. Pizza oven, salad, Greek dishes...the list goes on. We loved the avra a la carte restaurant too, ate there most mornings and evenings. The Asian restaurant was also lovely, great sea view. Also a snack bar by the beach. Beer and wine on tap in the restaurants, both tasted nice. The red wine nicer than the white in my opinion. Communal areas: Pool areas were lovely, plenty of sunbeds, no one reserving sunbeds. Down a couple of steps to the sandy beach where there is also lots of sunloungers and big double beds. Water was clear. Lots of nice areas around the hotel to sit and have a drink. Bar: Bar staff were great, good selection of drinks and cocktails. We loved the frappés. Entertainment: Entertainment team good, lots to do during the day. Volleyball, aqua Zumba, water polo, darts. Enjoyed the Greek night, got everyone up dancing. Also tennis and water park. Location: There is a supermarket across the road from the hotel and a few shops and tavernas in the centre of kokkini hani about 5-10 minute walk. We took the bus to Heraklion from outside the hotel 1.90€ each. 15 minutes from the airport. Was great to be the first drop off. (Saw a review about their being children, this is a family hotel so their is bound to be children. Go to adults only hotel if you hate kids so much. There is an adults only pool though. And most kids tended to be at the splash park.) Overall could not fault this hotel, cleanest hotel I've ever stayed in and staff great. Would definitely return for a week in the sun!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a nice review about your stay at the Arina Beach Hotel. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities. It is our aim to meet all our guests’ expectations and it is a reward for our efforts when we read that our guests have had such a wonderful stay with us. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.
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Mass28 wrote a review 15 May
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Visited for 1 week with partner and 2 young kids (2 & 4), all Staff were amazing so helpful & friendly. Management staff always out and around the hotel making sure everything and everyone is having a great time. Food was amazing and something for everyone, they had kids plates Pool areas were amazing and splash park was great for kids under 6 year olds need arm bands for bigger sides, rubber rings at bottom to take up for bigger slides Beach great and has showers. 2 options for lunch buffet restaurant or else smaller restaurant along near the beach has lunch snacks. Bus outside hotel takes you into Heraklion every 30 mins €1:90 per adult each way. Shop in the resort is good and quite cheap also a shop across the road. Different entertainment each night. Pool towels provided ask reception for towel card. Amazing time and can’t wait to return, don’t have any faults.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback following your recent stay at the resort. We are pleased to read that your overall experience at the Arina Beach Hotel was to your satisfaction. Our beautiful location and stunning sea views are elements of the resort that we are extremely proud of and it is always a pleasure to read positive comments regarding these. urthermore 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 best efforts to make every stay as enjoyable as possible. We are thankful for your recommendation and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future
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Edyta P wrote a review 13 May
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What an amazing holidays we had! We went to Arina Beach mid April and stayed for two weeks. We absolutely loved our time there. Starting with lovely rooms and beautiful hotel grounds just by the beach, through delicious food and most importantly attentive and kind staff. There was nothing we would have wanted that was missing for us. Every detail was taken care of. Hotel and restaurant managers were present all the time making sure everything was running smoothly. Entertainment throughout the day and on the evenings well organised and something for everyone. Just place for nice and relaxing stay. We loved to spend mornings looking out at the sea views. Spa pool was fantastic for a swim on the cooler days. There is just too much to write but we would recommend this hotel without any doubt. Special mention for Costas and Marina from the pool bar and Valentino who was on a mission to make sure entertainment was nailed to perfection and to restaurant manager who was always checking on everyone keeping even the little ones happy! And many more- too many people to mention. Well have a great time if you are chosing Arina Bach We sure will remember foundly our time there. And enjoy Crete
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on this website. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really very happy to read that your had a memorable holiday experience & we take pride in being able to create the perfect holiday for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Arina Beach for a future stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$133 - US$282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aquis arina sand hotel kokkini hani, hotel arina sand, arina sand kokkini hani
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Arina Sand Resort
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureKokkini Hani
NUMBER OF ROOMS
313
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arina Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Arina Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Supermarket Dictamos (0.7 miles), Arena Beach (0.3 miles), and Beach Vathianos Kampos (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arina Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Arina Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Arina Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Arina Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arina Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Tzo, Kafe Meze Pratsinis, and Pan Asia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arina Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arina Beach Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arina Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Arina Beach Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (5.2 miles), Castello del Molo (Koules) (6.1 miles), and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (6.3 miles).
Does Arina Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.