Balos Beach

Kissamos , , Main Street (Show on Map)


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Info This 3-star hotel consists of 4 buildings that lead down to a private and tranquil beach in Kissamos. As a seasonal property, Balos Beach operates yearly from May until the end of October and is the ideal base from which to explore western Crete and everything that it has to offer.
Summary of reviewsOverall, Balos Beach Hotel is a fantastic family-friendly destination with great facilities and a warm atmosphere. The staff is incredibly friendly and always available to assist guests. The rooms are spacious and well-equipped with modern amenities. Kids will love the teddy bear gift and the pool, although some guests suggest adding a children's playground. The food is excellent and the personnel is accommodating. Despite a few minor issues, guests mostly rave about the hotel's kids' activities. Couples may not find it as ideal, but families will feel right at home at Balos Beach Hotel.
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Balos Beach is designed for the perfect holiday getaway right in front of the beach. The accommodation options the hotel features include apartments, studios and suites at a low cost. The hotel is open from May to October and guarantees tranquil moments of relaxation.

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Size of the gym: 40 m2 (431 ft2)
Gym equipment:
Treadmill(s) - Stationery bicycle(s) - Rowing machine(s) - Elliptical(s) - etc. Number: 3
Exercise machine(s) - Multi exercise station(s) - Special-purpose exercise device(s) - etc. Number: 2
Training bench(es) - Dumbbell sets - Barbell sets - Kettlebells - etc.
Resistance bands - Balance trainers - etc.
Yoga aerial
Cost for using the gym: Free for guests
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Room Types
Studio Sea View Overlooking the sea from its terrace or balcony, this open-plan room offers a private bathroom with a bathtub. Please note that this room type can accommodate up to 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Apartment with Sea View Apartment with separate bedroom and large living room with kitchen.

Junior Suite with Sea View Suite with separate bedroom and large living room with kitchen.

Suite Sea View Spacious suite with 2 separate bedrooms and large living room with kitchen.

Superior Double Room with Sea View The double room's kitchen, which has a refrigerator and kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. This air-conditioned double room is comprised of a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as a balcony with sea views. The unit has 3 beds.

Superior Suite Guests will have a special experience as the suite offers a pool with a view. The air-conditioned suite features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Featuring a balcony with sea views, this suite also provides a tea and coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit offers 2 beds.

Executive Suite The pool with a view is the standout feature of this suite. This air-conditioned suite is comprised of a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as a balcony with sea views. The unit has 2 beds.

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8.6
Very Good
Location
Balos Beach Hotel is situated in the ideal location for travelers looking to explore the stunning beaches of western Crete. The hotel overlooks the sea and offers breath-taking views from its rooms and common areas. Its location as the last building before entering Balos Beach and proximity to secluded beaches make it perfect for those seeking a more peaceful environment. Nestled between a plethora of beautiful spots, it's the ideal starting point for travelers who want to visit Balos Beach, Elafonissi and Falassarna. The hotel's unique location is loved by guests who seek a peaceful haven and appreciate being away from the crowded zones. Despite being a little decentralized, it's well-located for exploring the beaches of the west coast. Guests also loved the stunning views and some appreciated their private little beach. For those planning to visit Balos beach, the Balos Beach Hotel is the perfect location, being the last hotel at the end of the road and the start of the path to the beach. The hotel is convenient for exploring the charming village of Kissamos, which is home to some nice restaurants.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Balos Beach exceeded our expectations - it was consistently delicious, tasty and rich. With plenty of options to choose from, the buffets offered both breakfast and dinner varieties that were absolutely amazing. The food was great and the staff at the breakfast buffet were attentive and accommodating. Though there was a language barrier with some members of the 'personale della colazione', we were still able to enjoy a diverse and satisfying meal. The hotel also offers a small bar with a beautiful terrace that's perfect for catching the sunset. While most reviews speak highly of the extensive breakfast buffet, some guests were disappointed with the quality of the food or the lack of Greek options. However, these cases seem to be the exception, rather than the rule. Despite a handful of negative reviews, the majority of guests have praised the variety and quality of the breakfast, which is served buffet-style and includes fresh and freshly cooked options. Overall, we would definitely recommend Balos Beach for its punctual service and excellent breakfast buffet.

Dinner
The dinner at Balos Beach hotel received mixed reviews from guests. While some described it as delicious and varied with plenty of options to choose from, others found it mediocre and disappointing, preferring to eat at nearby tavernas. The breakfast and dinner buffets, on the other hand, were consistently praised for their amazing spread and quality with lots of fresh and freshly cooked food options. The hotel restaurant itself was a subject of controversy with some guests advising to avoid it altogether, while others found it to be acceptable. Lunch at the hotel seemed to fare better than dinner with good propositions available. Overall, the half-board option with breakfast and dinner served as buffets was considered a good value for money, offering plenty of choices and a mix of Greek and European cuisine.

Rooms
Guests rave about the lovely, modern and spacious rooms at Balos Beach. Many mention the sea view from the rooms which is breathtaking. The beds are said to be very comfortable and the bathrooms are equipped with everything you need. Some reviewers note that the rooms could use a bit of decorating, but overall, the accommodation is first class. The housekeeping staff is praised for cleaning the rooms daily with impeccable attention to detail. Guests also appreciate the well-furnished studios and apartments with kitchenettes. However, some guests noted that some of the rooms are outdated and require maintenance. Despite this, the staff is praised for being welcoming and helpful.

Beds
Guests of Balos Beach have mixed opinions about the beds at the hotel. While some found their postel velmi pohodlná (very comfortable), others felt that the mattress was uncomfortable and in need of an update. A few guests also noted that the pillows were not up to par. Despite this, a majority of reviewers found their beds to be comfortable with one guest even describing their lit as gutes Bett (good bed). Overall, while the quality of the beds may vary, guests noted that the room decor was stylish and practical, often with amazing views of the sea and mountains.

Cleanliness
Guests staying at Balos Beach can expect a clean and well-maintained hotel. The majority of reviews highlight the exceptional cleanliness of the rooms with daily cleaning ensuring a spotless environment. However, a few reviews mention poor maintenance and the need for some improvements, such as cleaning under the sink, cobwebs and outdated fixtures. Nonetheless, the staff is efficient and pays attention to the details to keep guests happy and the hotel has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere.

Staff
If you’re looking for a hotel with welcoming and helpful staff, Balos Beach should be your top choice. The staff is professional, attentive, friendly and always ready to assist you with anything you need. Most of the guests raved about the service provided by the staff throughout their stay. They felt warmly received by the pleasant reception staff who did their best to ensure a smooth check-in despite some guests describing the receptionist as being tired. Silvana, Magda and other breakfast staff were mentioned for their excellent service while some guests noted an unpleasant experience with breakfast staff. The hotel has a memorable personnel della colazione. Anna was singled out for her super helpfulness and giving suggestions and other information. Guests described the staff as życzliwym, serdecznym, très agréable, gross, net, freundlich, milý, accueillant and efficient. The gift basket when leaving was particularly appreciated.

Some guests did point out a few exceptions with their interactions with some members of staff such as restaurant staff being unhelpful, the receptionist being the worst they have ever met and young staff always on their phones. However, most of the reviews were overwhelmingly positive about the staff. Balos Beach is a well-designed hotel with a friendly and helpful staff ready to make you feel at home. So, If you are looking for a fantastic getaway in a hotel with superb personnel, then Balos Beach should be at the top of your list.

Pool
The Balos Beach hotel boasts a gorgeous outdoor pool with clear water, perfect for a refreshing dip. Families with children will love the separate children's pool. The views from the pool area are breathtaking and guests can even enjoy a drink from the pool bar. However, be aware that the pool is not heated and some guests have reported missing tiles and broken glass. Despite the occasional snake sighting, the pool area seems safe and well-maintained. While the hotel's beach area may not be the best, the pool is definitely worth a visit for a relaxing stay.

Beach
Nestled in a beautiful location on the coast, the Balos Beach hotel offers easy access to some of the most stunning beaches in the area. While the hotel is not situated directly on a beach, guests can easily get to secluded stretches of shoreline nearby. The hotel's beach is not ideal for swimming, but the boat to Balos Beach is an amazing experience. Balos Beach itself is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with a fantastic landscape that is not to be missed. While there is no sand at the hotel beach and lots of rocks and stones on the beach, a car rental is a must-have to explore the fantastic surroundings. Visitors can find plenty of restaurants and attractions nearby and the hotel's location is perfect for reaching Balos Beach, Chania, Phalassarna and even Elafonissi. Overall, the Balos Beach hotel is higly recommended for travelers who want to explore the lovely west coast of Crete.

Parking
Guests of Balos Beach will be guided to a spacious parking area where they can park their cars for the whole day before beginning the descent to the beach, which is approximately 2km away. The parking area is both uncovered and unpaved, located on the route to the Balos Beach, which can be very busy during the day causing constant dust and noise. The parking situation might be a concern for those arriving late as space is limited. However, some guests have found parking available either on the street or in a clearing. It is suggested that a proper parking area would be a nice addition to the facilities.

Family
Balos Beach Hotel is a wonderful family-friendly getaway located in a beautiful setting. The facilities are great and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The staff is outstandingly friendly and helpful, always available to assist guests. Families will feel right at home here, although it's not as ideal for couples. The room sizes are generous and able to accommodate up to five people with a comfy bed and great amenities, including 55-inch TVs and air conditioning. Kids will delight in the teddy bear gift and the pool, which is perfect for them. However, some guests note that the hotel could use a children's playground to complete the kids' activities. The food is excellent and the personnel is accommodating in any help that they can offer. Despite a few hiccups, like finding extra charges on their bills and a daily injury, guests mostly sing praises of the Balos Beach Hotel when it comes to kids' activities.

Beachfront
For those who crave the ultimate beachfront experience, Balos Beach is your perfect retreat. With a terrace that overlooks the magnificent sea, you'll find yourself being captivated by the breathtaking views that stretch out before you. Situated directly on the beach, you'll never be far from feeling the soft sand beneath your feet or the refreshing water welcoming you in. The hotel is uniquely positioned at the edge of the sea with an inviting pool perfect for soaking up the sun while facing the mesmerizing water. Although some reviewers have mentioned that the private beach is not sandy and is instead made up of rocks and pebbles, that doesn't detract from the beauty of it all. With no shortage of awe-inspiring scenery, the beachfront location of Balos Beach is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and energized all at once.


Yes, Balos Beach has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Children's Pool, Panoramic View Pool, Outdoor Pool.

No, a spa isn't available at Balos Beach.

No, Balos Beach doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Balos Beach.

Yes, Balos Beach has a gym. For more information, read the answers to the Gym questionnaire
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