Hotel Arina Sand Hani Kokini

, Crete, Greece
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Hotel Arina Sand Hani Kokini

, Crete
4 star

Rooms: 233

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3/10
Not that bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by: Karan Turner in 04/06/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Upon arrival, very impressed, lovely entrance to the hotel, luggage collected and then taken to our room which was a bungalow, first thought oh my god it is a dungeon, very clean though, didn't unpack we thought we would take a trip around the hotel, to see what was on offer, seemed to be really nice, so we unpacked, if you are looking for a relaxing holiday then don't go there because the animation team drive you insane they want you to join in the games and will not take no for a answer, even if you are half a sleep!!! ALL the hotel staff are very miserable hardly a smile out of any of them, the local drinks are like paint stripper, so we went out and bought are own and just used the mixes, there is no professional entertainment brought in to the hotel of an evening it is just the animation team all day every day, they do work very hard for there money, but also we worked hard to pay for the holiday, all in all we had a good holiday, because we made the most of our time off together as a family! Would I go back to this hotel? The answer is NO, we have been to far better all inclusive hotels than this one, however we will definitely be going back to Crete.

Top Local Tips for Crete

The airport The airport is only very small, and also very busy, so just be warned that on arrival you have to queue to get into the airport (don't worry, its sheltered!) then queue to be checked in, then queue to put your luggage on, then queue for passport checks, then queue for hand luggage checks - overall a lot of queueing! If you want to buy duty free's I'd try to get there earlier if you can - obviously this can't be helped if you're travelling by organised coaches. Just try to be patient, and maybe take a drink, you have to get rid of this before passport control, but we were there 30 - 45 minutes before we got to this bit, so the drink was worth it!

Buses If you are staying at the Arina Sands you are so close to Kerkalion that you will find you can do most of the reps trips at a fraction of the cost by bus. we did Knossos for 12 Euros and spent the day, the rep wanted 37 Euros plus the 6 euro entrance fee and they had 2 hours. You can get an English speaking tour guide for another 10 Euros. You can travel the length of Crete on the buses which run every 15-30 mins, are air conditioned and have conductors who are happy to let you know when you have reached your stop.

Knossos Take a taxi and not an organised trip to knossos. Taxis are relatively cheap from Kokkini Hani. Get to knossos early morning - it opens at 8.30am and closes at 3pm. By 11am the place is heaving and because of all the stone work, in summer, it is sweltering by midday. early morning is ideal.

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