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Kiani Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kalami
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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“3 stars hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Nice hotel with some good animations for kids. Really close to the sea! Has two pools - one for adults and one for kids. Has two kinds of rooms - sea view (better one) and a mountain view (more quiet, but less good for my opinion).
Food is not really good. If you take an "all included" deal, you find yourself eating all the time ;) but a level of food is not really good :(
You won't find any free space on the pool benches, for the reason, that people just leave there towels there during their whole vacation and ketch a good places this way, so you just find yourself looking for a place to seat near the pool for a long time :(
You have a pool activity (like dancing in the water in the group with a trainer) and it is really cool. A trainer is very energetic and a music is good! All the workers here are very kind and always smile and try to help!
We had a parent bad and a sofa for kids, it was not comfortable to sleep at all.
But the room was clean and looking good!
This whole place is family oriented! You have nothing to do here after 22:00. It is rather quite. We were with two kids (7 and 2 years old), they really enjoyed it here, because of the pool! And we (parents) were happy, cause they were happy. But if you have grown up kids (15 +), go find another place.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view if you want a nice view and be a part of the activities. Choose mountain view if y...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Anya M
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort and choosing our establishment for your summer holidays. We particularly thank-you for your many positive comments and praise regarding our animations team, cleanliness of the rooms and staff.

All you comments have been taken into consideration and we thank you for taking the time to write your review.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Molde
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

We spent two weeks at Kiani Beach Resort and had a great time. Great service, very friendly staff (almost every review here says this, and they are right!) with smiles all around. No complaints, but If I were to pick on something I think a 5 star resort could benefit from an in--house spa/massage area. We found out later that you could order massages in the room at specific times. Also, all sunbeds were taken by 9am, so you have to get up early and put some towels out because everyone else does.

Food:
All inclusive buffet style meals with a good variety of vegetables, salads and meats. Every dinner there was at least one Cretan speciality, and healthy options with kcals specified. Fresh bread to every meal and a kids menu with spaghetti/meat/sauce, pizza, fries, fish sticks etc. Most night there were additional food stations with grilled foods being prepared. At breakfast, the fresh pressed orange juice was a big hit, and a good selection of jams and eggs (I think there were 5 different egg dishes) as well as cheese and sliced meats. Skipped the cakes, puddings, ice creams and jellos as we were on a diet, but plenty of healthy alternatives in fruits, greek yoghurt and honey.

Drinks:
Red/white wine (drinkable, but not great), beer, sodas and and water were available at all meals and beach bar. The water tasted great and on par with good bottled water. Drinks in the bar were mixes of vodka/gin/rum with tonic/soda or whiskey/raki/ouzo with ice. Not bad at all! Cocktails were around 7€ if you want imported goods.

Activities:
Football/volleyball/water polo/water gymnastics/zumba arranged by the animation team. Mini-disco for kids at 20:30 (great fun, we only missed one night), a show at 21:15 (the oriental dance was the highlight of the week, magician was nice for kids)

Practical information: The mini market is at floor 0 so you don't even have to leave the building to buy whatever you'd need like sunscreen, water, swimming equipment etc. A 15 minute walk towards Kalyves along the beach brings you to an In-ka supermarket with a wider selection. Another 7 minutes to get to an ATM inside Kalyves. A few local taverns on the way, but with the quality of the buffet we didn't find a reason to look elsewhere for food. Beach is directly outside the hotel area and is sandy with only a few rocks.

Room Tip: We chose a seaview room which overlooks the pool and football/volleyball area. This room was divided...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort. We particularly thank-you for your many positive comments regarding our rooms, buffet and activities.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I've spent 2 weeks at this hotel. It's nice, quite, fantastic sea.

Also I liked a lot sport activities, dancing, Zumba with Sandy. Sandy is very cheerful, friendly and professional trainer. She does excellent job. It was really fun to do sport with her.

Room Tip: I would choose room upstairs.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Екатерина Т
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort. We particularly thank-you for your praise regarding our sports as well as the quality of the sea. Kiani Beach Resort has been awarded the Blue Flag year after year for this reason.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Good hospitality,friendly people in all levels from arr:until dep.When you on top consider this a "charter" tourist resort,it is quite remarkable incl:the very tasty indeed all incl: the breakfast,lunch and dinner buffets.I honestly did not even miss a alacarte menu.The room clean,spotless and
the size of a small apartment w/balcony facing the beach.No traffic noise.Crete is an island with
an ancient history and proud local people.Ideal place for families,Not a "night party" place for
those who need that.Quiet and peaceful,with good beds to dream the night away

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the beach if view important
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ola M
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort. We particularly thank-you for your many positive comments and praise regarding our rooms and buffet.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had a great vacation at Kiani Beach Resort! The Kids club was very good! Our kids participated in a lot of different activities and they really loved the staff working at the kids club. Even though our kids only speak Swedish the communication was not a problem. Great fun for the kids with T-shirt painting, mini-disco, crab-fishing, building sand castles, face painting, creating masks etc.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Anette B
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort. We particularly thank-you for your many positive comments and praise regarding our kids club and the activities held there.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Drammen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a great ressort, beautifull hotell and pool. The room was clean, and the maids was serviceminded and smiled. :-) The beach was a dissepointment, and the service staf was not serviceminded. The food was o.k, but we eat from the childrens buffet, because we wasen't satisfied with the buffet.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank RobertBo85
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort. We particularly thank-you for your many positive comments and praise regarding our maids. pool, and hotel.

We are sorry to hear that you did not find our buffet to your standard. Our chefs at Kiani place great emphasis on creating tasty and wholesome dishes of variety daily. Equally, just to note that Kiani Beach Resort has been award once again this year the Blue Flag award for the quality of its waters and shores.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. Our staff continually aim to help and assist all guests no matter what their request or need. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Maryville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a great resort. Not too small, not too big. Fully inclusive including great drink selections at the cabana bar. Nice pool, with grassy area nearby along with beach areas including chairs. Difficult to get lounge chairs but overall, the food selection on the buffets were great at all meals, coffee was awesome and we were delighted at the activities available especially football for our boys. A quiet and peaceful place and easy drive to Chania or Kalevas restaurants. Front desk staff were sweet and welcoming. Rooms were nice. Website photos do not do them justice. Beds were comfy. Bathrooms…well, you're in Europe so don't expect big American hotel bathrooms or amenities. They could work on that, but overall we were so satisfied I really hope we can get back!

Room Tip: All front rooms have beach view. half of the rooms do not have a beach view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Monica G
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KalyvesBeach, General Manager at Kiani Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your recent review of Kiani Beach Resort. We particularly thank-you for your many positive comments and praise regarding our size and pool area.

Thanks to your feedback and the reviews of many others, we here at Kiani Beach Resort are able to constantly monitor our services in order to provide a quality holiday experience for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again wish you well on your future travels!

Kind Regards
The Team at Kiani Beach Resort.
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Property: Kiani Beach Resort
Address: | Crete, Kalami, Apokoronas, Crete 73003, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Kalyves > Kalami
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kalami
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Kiani Beach Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kiani Beach Resort is a modern family resort situated directly on the award winning blue flag beach of Kiani Akti, just outside of Kalyves village in Chania.Bathe in the crystal clear waters of the Cretan sea, or relax by the large swimming pool, dotted with sun-beds and umbrellas where you can enjoy fresh beverages and snacks. With a chilled atmosphere and the sound of the sea waves in the background, surf on our free WiFi, or marvel at the idyllic scenery. The whole family is kept entertained at Kiani Beach Resort! Children can enjoy our animations programs and activities throughout the day, swim in the children’s pool or simply have fun in our games room and outdoor pirate’s ship! With their minds at ease parents can relax in the sun, or take part in numerous fitness and recreational activities such as volleyball, football, aqua gym, zumba, tennis, morning stretching sessions and our gym. Our location, paired with outstanding accommodation, facilities, daily programs, and Cretan cuisine at our “Symposium” buffet restaurant, make Kiani Beach Resort a class above the rest for an unforgettable fun filled summer vacation. ... more   less 
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