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Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
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Brussels, Belgium
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“We like to had additional information regarding a stay at the Cavo Spada resort.”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We like to had additional information regarding a stay at the Cavo Spada resort.

We wish to stay with a baby of 8 months. The baby sleeps at 7 pm, because the evening buffet starts at 7 pm, we can not consuming the dinner in the restaurant. So we are forced to take our dinner to the room. Is this a problem in this resort?

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We have spent several days of our vacations in this re-opened hotel : it was just perfect. We were in all-inclusive formula (with drinks and evening bar): the food was just perfect with a large choice (and some choice of the local food, which are interesting to taste during your stay in Greece). The staff is very nice, the room is clean and spacious. The whole design of the hotel and rooms are very beautiful and full of nice details.
Some suggestions: the natural orange juice for the breakfast would be good. And the girls in the spa should not yawn so loudly during the massage :)

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manager98, General Manager at Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 September 2012
Dear IS,

Thank you for choosing the Cavo Spada. We’re glad that you had a great time and we’re very thankful for your nice comments. On Crete we have a lot of oranges and at breakfast we have fresh orange juice.
I already inform the spa department to be more quite.
Hope to welcome you back again.

Sincerely Yours,
The management
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

we had a delighful seven days stay in Cavo Spada. The room was elegant with shared pooland cleaned two times a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks were delicious. All the staff was helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!

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Manager98, General Manager at Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 September 2012
Dear Mrs Sylvia J.

We really appreciate that you chose the Cavo Spada for your vacations and that you took the time to share your experience with other travelers.

Sincerely Yours,

The Management.
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Hallsberg, Örebro Län, Sweden
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Service, food, standard, everything top notch. The staf helpful, cheerful and always up for a laugh, could'nt have had a better week.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Manager98, General Manager at Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa, responded to this review, 16 September 2012
Dear Mr Julian K,

I’m excited that you had a lovely experience at Cavo Spada and I like to thank you for the kind words about our rooms and the friendly and happy team.

Sincerly Yours,

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Having been originally booked in at the Santa Marina Plaza situated in Aghia Marina, we were disappointed to hear that the room with a sea view we had booked was not available therefore the reception staff said they would place us in their luxury sister hotel a few kilometres away.

Upon arrival, we were initially concerned as the hotel appeared to be in the middle of nowhere however our disappointment soon dissipated as the hotel appeared to be luxurious and decadent and we were informed we were on an all-inclusive by way of apology. Not one for being all-inclusive we were sceptical but the drinks and decent food soon seemed to make sense as we alternated nights out which we had to take a taxi to (€17 to Platanias - neared town with some life) with nights in sipping lovely local wine in a great hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Our room was perfect, very spacious and modern with a great view of the sea. What we lacked of location with some nightlife we made up with a great room, hotel and free food and drinks.

The pool area was lovely, plenty of sun beds and a pool which was perfect plus a great pool bar. Plenty of time to read some books and sip drinks - some cocktails were also included on the all-inclusive plus staff would approach asking if we wanted anything at regular intervals. Again, the hotel was stylishly designed and provided a perfect backdrop to the mountains and sea.

It was a very quiet hotel, not too many children and appeared to be geared towards the Scandinavian market but we quite liked this, very peaceful and serene plus the staff could not do enough to accommodate us. The rooms were regularly checked and fresh towels seemed to appear throughout the various times of the day without any interruption to us whatsoever.

All in all, we decided that the location was made up by the quality and serenity of this fabulous hotel, smart and quietly grand without losing customer focus with brilliantly attentive staff. We will probably return if we visit West Crete again.

Room Tip: If you want to get away from it all and lovely a beautiful location and peaceful hotel, this is the...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We had originally booked the Santa Marina Beach hotel, which was close to my daughter's conference site, but were told the boiler/water wasn't working and we would be relocated to the Cavo Spada. We were less than thrilled because the location, although quiet and lovely, was a few more miles out of our way. But since we had a rental car, we decided we could make it. We were given a basic room with a sea view, and the all inclusive option. Hotel was lovely, and the clientele looked like they were really enjoying themselves, but we were out and about during most of our stay, so we weren't really the typical 'all inclusive' relaxing/spa customers. We visited Chania and the Venetian Harbor 2x, we toured the Karavitakis Winery, visited the Afrata and Marathi beaches, touched the 3000 year old olive tree, watched soccer games at the bars in Platanias.. etc. We did partake of breakfast all three mornings, as well as one lunch and one dinner.The food was very good, and the dining atmosphere very relaxing. In short, nice hotel for those who want to stay on the property and eat and relax. But, I have a few suggestions.
1. Please put a light up with your sign on the road.. it is extremely difficult to find the turn off for Cavo Spada at night. (If you get to Carrefour, you've gone too far!).
2. Please stop the arcane practice of requiring a towel deposit. People are paying hundreds of dollars/euros a night.. go ahead and put out piles of big puffy white towels like resorts all over the world do. How many people will really smuggle your towels back to Germany, Italy, Finland and the U.S.?
3. Invest in a few truckloads of sand for a little sandy spot on that beach. I have NEVER walked on a more uncomfortable beach at a resort. There was no place for the little children to play on the beach, and they were pretty much stuck with the grassy lawn (which is alright if you don't have a beautiful beach 10 yards away!).

In summary, I have to admit that the 'all inclusive' concept has just too many rules for me (You will eat breakfast at this time, lunch at this time, dinner at this time. You will pay 1 Euro for 10 minutes of internet access, you will have only certain drinks with your dinner, the pool bar will close at 6:00, you will give us a 10 Euro deposit for your towel, your mixed drink menu consists of 10 specific cocktails... AAAgh!), but everyone else seemed to enjoy the freedom of just relaxing and not constantly pulling out the wallet for every meal and drink. The hotel is lovely, the food is very good,the staff was professional and polite and the atmosphere very soothing. But if I returned to the island, I would try again for a beach hotel in a livelier part of the island; just a personal preference. But if you like the availability of a spa, and want to be pampered in a pseudo-isolated, luxurious location, this is the spot for you.

Room Tip: Although we did not have a room with the attached pool access, that looked really inviting.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2012

The cavo spada is a hotel to relax.
Our room was elegant with direct access to a very very large pool!
The food was excellent with a lot of choices, fresh salads and deserts. We had the "all inclusive package" and we taste the Italian restaurant and the beach tavern. Drinks are OK. The staff was friendy and very good service.
I recommend Cavo Spada to anyone!

Ellen

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa
Address: Rapaniana, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kolymbari
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kolymbari
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa is located 18kms west of the picturesque city of Chania. Its location combines in a unique way the beauty and tranquility of the Cretan Archipelagos with the unsurpassed charm of the famous Old Venetian town which is only a short drive away. Positioned on the west side of the Gulf of Chania, the hotel is built on a long stretch of beach, offering magnificent view of the Gulf of Chania and of Cape Spada. The latter is a spectacular rocky cape after which our hotel was named. The hotel is spread over a 65,000 m2 private property, hence offering ample space for all the guests to enjoy their holidays in one of the 150 rooms that the hotel has to offer. Being part of one of the oldest and most respected hotel companies of Chania, the Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts, Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa is the epitome of our experience in providing holidays of unprecedented quality and comfort. ... more   less 
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