As a result of a double-booking elsewhere we spent 5 nights half-board here. It is a very modern, quite vast hotel. The entrance hall is huge. The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. The food choice and quality was excellent. We ate outside for breakfast and dinner. I saw the comment about the coffee and breakfast, it can take a while for it to arrive but wasn't a major issue. I was slightly surprised at how many very young children there were there. It wasn't a problem but it was noticeable. Most were pleasant and entertaining. Kolymbari itself is a small village with a reasonable range of shops and tavernas.
The beach is a bit of a walk away and the swimming is good. There were some interesting jellyfish! There are tavernas at the end of the beach and a small fishing harbour as well.If you want a change from the bar in the hotel - and draught Mythos - turn left out of the front of the hotel.
Our room was excellent with a large balcony and huge bathroom.
We took the bus from Kolymbari to Platanias and to Chania. We know both well from previous visits and it was an easy trip.
A lot of people were using the large swimming pools at the hotel. They were pretty spectacular. I used the gym - it was ok but some of the machines were in need of repair.
As mentioned in other reviews the wifi is a bit of a problem. It was best in reception but distinctly patchy at best.
All in all, we enjoyed our short stay here, the food was a highlight and the staff were very good.
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- Also Known As:
- Avra Imperial Beach Resort And Spa
- Avra Imperial Beach Hotel Chania Town
- Avra Imperial Hotel Crete/Kolymbari, Chania