We have had an amazing holiday staying in the Amirandes Hotel in Gouves, Crete. We love Greece, the weather, sunsets, beaches and food are all amazing. We chose to stay in the beautiful Amirandes Greco hotel, which was incredible. We stayed in a sea view villa with a private pool and garden. Having a private pool and garden was amazing for Blythe, it can be a real effort to haul all the things you need to the pool or beach so this was perfect for us. It also meant that every day when Blythe had her nap we were able to put her down in her cot and enjoy some relaxation by our pool and a room service lunch in our garden which was lovely. Quite a few of the rooms at the hotel have private pools ranging in size but there was also a beautiful main pool and private beach to enjoy. Blythe loved collecting stones and shells in her bucket, building sandcastles and jumping in the waves.
The hotel is very child friendly, they welcomed Blythe with balloons in our room, a teddy bear and sweets and snacks especially for her. Every day in the main restaurant between 12.30 and 1.30 they offer ‘tasty corner’ which is free and catered especially for children. There is a wide variety of food to choose from everyday including more healthy options, fruit and desert. This was brilliant and all the kids loved it. We took Blythe here and then enjoyed our own lunch when she was asleep most days. There is also a kids club, football and tennis school. Blythe was a bit young to be left at the kids club but we were still able to use the facilities, a lovely outdoor park and play area as well as an indoor room for arts and crafts. Blythe loved to spend time here and get out of the sun.
There was yoga every morning, a gym, spa as well as other classes available throughout the day. There are a good range of restaurants at the hotel, including a traditional greek restaurant, an asian restaurant, a fine dining Italian, grill restaurant and a buffet style restaurant. We really loved the traditional Greek restaurant as we love Greek food and it was cooked beautifully. We were even surprised that Blythe enjoyed the fresh octopus! We also loved dining on the water deck at the grill restaurant it is such a beautiful setting. The lobster spaghetti at the Italian was incredible! All the restaurants also offer really lovely children’s menus with good proper food. The staff were all really lovely and sweet and paid Blythe lots of attention. We would really recommend the hotel to anyone, it is a really beautiful, well thought out hotel with lots on offer for everyone. We had a really amazing week and loved every minute of it.
Love M xx