Crete is a lovely island to visit in the Autumn time. The sun is still hot enough to enjoy your days by the pool and wrap up for evening walks on the beach. We absolutely loved our visit to Kiani Beach Hotel this October Half Term with the whole family. It had everything we needed and more for a relaxing, entertaining, family holiday.
10 Reasons you should book Kiani Beach Hotel
for your next family adventure…
1. Special Offers
At a time when saving every penny is so important for families, special offers are a must when booking your next family holiday. Why not get a huge 20% discount by booking direct via Kiani’s website www.seaceretehotels.com. We had direct flights with a cheaper airline and travel insurance to cover us so it worked out cheaper to book directly than buying a package holiday for us. You shouldn’t pay more when you can find cheaper for the same luxury.
We were excited to find out that not only does Kiani Beach Hotel have numerous pools to satisfy everyone at the hotel but it also has a heated indoor pool for those cooler mornings and evenings in October. We utilised both the outdoor pools during the day and the indoor pools for evening swimming.
The Indoor pool is massive and so warm. The kids loved being able to swim when the outside pools got too cold. I loved that there was lounge chairs surrounding the entire pool so I can relax and read in the same space.
They have a little pool with slides and stairs for toddlers next to a play ground for little ones as well. My youngest particularly loved the slides here.
With two massive big pools on each side of the property, there was plenty of room to get a lounge chair next to the pool so don’t worry about waking up early just to find a spot. We preferred the pool next to the beach only so that we could have the same lounge chairs in between, playing on the beach and playing by pool, all day long.
3. Kids Club
Booking a hotel with a kids club is always a must for us, with three children, on holiday. Not just for us but for them too. They want to meet friends and hang out with other kids not just their parents. They also loved all the activities that were created each day at kids club. Our two older kids made lots of new friends that they played at the pools the next day when they saw them. It also gives parents that little break from entertaining little ones and have some adult time…like at the spa.
4. Kids Activities
If you don’t want to put your kids into kids club that’s ok there is still plenty for you to do at Kiani Beach Hotel with them. We especially loved the magic show and the evening kids discos by the pool. Although my youngest would say he loved the daily bouncy castle time before dinner time, each night. Most of the kids evening entertainment is right next to the beach/pool bar so you can get drinks all evening whilst the kids are having fun.
5. Beach Access
I love a good hotel pool but my kids are beach babies. They prefer the sand between their toes and building sand castles whilst jumping wave after wave. It’s their ideal holiday.
So the fact that mom can sit on a lounge chair next to the pool and watch them play next to me on the other side in the sand on the beach was a highlight for us all. I loved hearing the waves and dipping in the pool. We have never stayed where they are so close you can just station yourself in one spot. I truly didn’t want to move from there.
The beach itself has lounge chairs along it. It’s slightly rocky in parts but soft sand in others so you can still build lovely sand castles and take walks on the beach, bare foot.
It’s Greece so it’s going to be Greek food. It’s a great chance to try all the local cuisines here. Don’t worry there is so many options too, there is something that will spark those tastes buds.
We couldn’t resist the amazing deserts each night either. We were on holiday to be fair. The choices were so hard to make as it was different almost every night. You don’t want to miss the chance to try something.
Kiani beach Hotel even has a Roof Top restaurant that wow’ed us. From the view to the a la carte menu to the friendly service it was perfection. We really felt treated and special. I tried so more new Greek foods I had never heard of but it turned out was my favorite meal of the whole week.
I had the lovely chance whilst the kids played with granny on the play area near the beach (a firm favourite spot of theirs) to have a massage in the Aegeo spa. The staff were absolutely amazing and friendly and the facilities were clean and cozy. Just what you expect from a luxury spa. And it was! I have never felt so relaxed. If only I could have stayed longer to try more of their services which you can scope out here and plan your spa visit when you go.
Upon your arrival I would recommend or perhaps even before you go…to get in touch with the helpful staff in the excursions office in the hotel. They are brilliant out helping you plan a whole day out for the family. We booked a day out in Chania town and a whole day out to Elafonisi Island with them. From packed breakfast and lunches, to transfers and tours, to getting to our location with everything we needed, they sorted it all for us.
9. Vip Options
As amazing as it is to have an all inclusive family holiday, it’s even better to have the VIP option to all inclusive. You can upgrade your stay to VIP status. Trust me, it’s worth it. Check out what the VIP upgrade gets you here.
10. Room Options
With a family of five we always have to have two interconnecting rooms. But we have never experienced a loft style suite. The kids were ecstatic when they arrived and got to sleep upstairs in the loft with their very own bathroom. It was as exciting as the rest of the hotel to them. It also meant I could keep a better eye on them when it was bedtime from down below. We had a huge balcony as well with a view of the sea and the pools. We spent most nights after the kids went to bed out here, looking out and sipping wine. We couldn’t fault our room at all.
We can’t wait to go back to Kiani Beach and visit more of Crete. There is so much to do on the beautiful island, you won’t be disappointed, any time of the year.
Book now direct for 20% discount with 10 day free cancellation…book www.seacretehotels.com and don’t forget to tag us and them on social media and tell us what you think of your stay too. We love hearing that our readers have loved a place just as much as us.
*This was a pr trip but all photos, opinions and recommendations are our own. Any questions regarding our stay please just contact us, we will be happy to help with anything that might not be mentioned above.