Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only)

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Info Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort is a luxurious, adults-only boutique resort located on the sandy and pebble beach of Kolymbaria in Chania, Crete. The resort features 78 spacious rooms, some with private shared pools, and upgraded facilities for solo travelers and couples seeking a peaceful getaway. Guests can relax by the main swimming pool or the Blue Flag awarded beach with sun beds and umbrellas. The fitness room and playroom are available for guest use, while the Jacuzzi Room and beach kiosk offer massage services and facial treatments. The resort also features an exclusive a la carte restaurant, Azzuro, and a pool bar. Kolymbari, a quiet fishing village at the foot of Crete's Rodopou peninsula with panoramic sea views, is just a 2-minute drive from the resort. The Grand Bay Beach Resort is the perfect base for exploring the rugged and untamed peninsula and soaking up the warm sun of Crete's summer.
Summary of reviewsGiannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) is a great vacation spot for those seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway. The hotel's prime location right on the beach and breathtaking sea views make for an ideal romantic retreat. The staff is attentive, friendly and always willing to help, while the hotel's exclusive adults-only policy creates an intimate and serene atmosphere throughout the property. While some amenities may be slightly outdated, the hotel's facilities and services are nonetheless functional and well-maintained. Guests appreciated the extensive and tasty breakfast selection, although some felt that the quality of the dinner could use improvement. The pool options and beach both offer beautiful views of the ocean, while the rooms are spacious and comfortable with many being equipped with private infinity swimming pools overlooking the sea. Overall, Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) offers a memorable and enjoyable vacation experience.
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Resort for Adults Only,
With a minimum age of 16 years old, this seaside resort offers the most luxurious and serene scene possible. Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort has several pools, 2 bars, and a fitness room. The close-by beach and child-free environment allow for lush rejuvenation and exciting adventure. The resort also offers many special wedding packages to create the perfect day.

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Spa facilities:
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Facial treatments
Body treatments
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Back massage
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Hand massage
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Couples massage
Signature massage
Body scrub
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Infinity Pool    Panoramic View Pool    Outdoor Pool  


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4-Star Resort

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Room Types
Standard Double Room with Garden View These air-conditioned rooms have balconies that offer views to the hotel's landscaped gardens. They include a small seating area, minibar, LCD TV with satellite channels and hairdryer. Guests are offered complimentary bottle of wine and fruit basket upon arrival.

Standard Double Room with Sea View These air-conditioned rooms have balconies that offer views to the sea. They include a small seating area, minibar, LCD TV with satellite channels and hairdryer.

Junior Suite - Sea Front This seafront, open-plan suite opens to a balcony with pool and Cretan Sea view.

Junior Suite-Sea Front with Pool Access This seafront suite features a balcony with Cretan Sea views and has access to a sun terrace with private sun loungers and umbrellas.

Junior Suite - Sea Front with Sharing Pool This seafront, ground-floor suite opens to a terrace with Chania Gulf views and offers access to a sharing swimming pool.

Suite (4 Adults) Located either on the ground or the upper floor, this suite features a master bedroom with a king size bed and a spacious lounge. Some offer access to the garden or swimming pool.

Superior Double Room with Garden View and Sharing Pool Opening to a shaded terrace with private sun loungers and umbrellas, this spacious double room offers a sharing pool and garden views.

Superior Double Room with Sea View and Sharing Pool Opening to a shaded terrace with private sun loungers and umbrellas, this spacious double room offers a sharing pool and unobstructed sea views.

About Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only)Escape to a luxurious adults-only haven of tranquility at Giannoulis Grand Bay Beach Resort, situated on the beautiful sandy and pebble beach of Kolymbaria in Chania, Crete. With 78 luxuriously furnished and spacious rooms, some with private shared pools, this boutique resort provides upgraded facilities for solo travelers and couples seeking a peaceful getaway.

Relax by the main swimming pool or take a few steps to the Blue Flag awarded beach with sun beds and umbrellas. The fitness room and playroom are available for guest use, while the Jacuzzi Room and beach kiosk offer massage services and facial treatments. For a special dining experience, visit the exclusive Azzuro a la carte restaurant or enjoy refreshments at the pool bar.

Kolymbari, just a 2-minute drive from the resort, is a quiet fishing village at the foot of Crete’s Rodopou peninsula with majestic mountainous backdrops and panoramic sea views. Grand Bay Beach Resort offers the perfect base to explore the rugged and untamed peninsula and soak up the warm sun of Crete’s summer.
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Location
Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort enjoys a prime location right on the beach with breathtaking views of the sea and beautiful scenery. The peaceful and quiet seaside location is perfect for those looking to relax and unwind. The hotel offers direct access to the beach and sea view rooms are available. The surrounding village boasts a variety of restaurants and supermarkets within walking distance. However, some guests advise renting a car to explore further afield, as the hotel is a bit hard to find. Despite this, the location is considered perfect for its stunning sea views and close proximity to the city center. It's important to note that the beach may not have the best conditions in Crete. Overall, guests agree that Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort offers an excellent location, providing full value for the money spent.

Breakfast
The breakfast options at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) are a highlight for guests with many describing it as great, tasty and with a large variety of food. The buffet is praised for being very good and quite varied with lots of options to choose from. However, some guests found the options poor with cold and not fresh food, defrosted fruit and weird frankfurter sausages. Some suggest improvement in the variety of food, but overall, many enjoyed the breakfast with dessert and complimentary coffee. Some guests noted that only coffee is included and the service can be slow, making it feel like it's only worthy of a two-star hotel. Still, many appreciated the snacks in the afternoon and the inclusive breakfast with unlimited water and drinks. The quality and selection of food are loved by most with local and international cuisine and even wine. The only downsides were the limited choice of desserts and no fresh pastries. Overall, guests have a spacious and tasty breakfast selection at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort.

Dinner
The Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) offers various dining options during your stay. While the buffet dinner receives mixed reviews with some guests saying it was just okay and not of the highest quality, others enjoyed the good quality and range of options available. The ala carte dinners, however, receive nice comments and are said to be well-prepared and of excellent quality. Some guests express disappointment with the restaurant overall and suggest that it could use some improvement. There are recommendations for more seafood and regional/local options for lunch and dinner and some guests note that the salad bar needs better access. The prices are also criticized as being too expensive for what is offered. However, there are positive comments about the food and drinks with guests enjoying the great quality and variety of the meals, as well as the local wine. Some suggest that the roof-top restaurant is worth the extra cost for some variety. The entertainment, however, is said to need improvement. Guests mention that the evening events at the bar can be a bit too alcohol-focused and suggest that the presentation and taste of the food could be better. Overall, the staff at the restaurant is praised for their efforts to keep the food varied and cater to guests' preferences.

Rooms
Looking for a comfortable room with a fantastic view of the sea? Look no further than Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort. Guests have complimented the hotel's spacious and well-maintained rooms, especially those with balconies or private infinity swimming pools overlooking the sea. Some guests did find the decor outdated, but the beds are comfortable and the rooms are cleaned twice daily. Upgrade options are available and some guests were pleasantly surprised by them. While some rooms may be tired and in need of renovation, guests appreciate the functional amenities such as comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. Guests also rave about the hotel's intimate and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for a romantic getaway or peaceful retreat. The hotel's exclusive adults-only policy ensures this type of atmosphere is maintained throughout your stay. The hotel is beautifully located with direct access to the beach and pool from some rooms. And foodies will be pleased to know that the breakfast is hearty and delicious with great options. Overall, guests enjoyed their stay at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort with some even describing it as a hidden gem.

Beds
The beds at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) are consistently comfortable, according to guest reviews. Along with plenty of beach beds for relaxation, guests were also pleased with comfortable beds within their rooms, which were often described as large and cozy. While some reviewers noted a shortage of comfortable poolside beds, the hotel provided pregnancy pillows and small soft cushions for added comfort. Despite varying preferences for mattress firmness, most guests found the beds to be very comfortable. With spacious rooms and comfortable sleeping arrangements, guests can rest easy during their stay at this resort.

Cleanliness
The cleanliness of Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) is highly praised by guests with many describing the hotel as spotless and immaculately clean. Rooms and common areas are cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis with some guests reporting twice daily room cleaning. However, while some guests note that the hotel is simply in need of updating, others did find some aspects lacking in cleanliness, such as broken sun beds and occasionally dirty pools. Overall, though, the hotel's hygiene is great and efficient cleaning services are provided.

Staff
The staff at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) are truly amazing! Guests have described them as attentive, helpful, lovely, friendly, knowledgeable and always ready to help with a big smile. The front desk staff, bar staff and reception staff in particular have been praised for their exceptional service and friendliness. The spa staff have also received high praise from guests. The hotel's attention to detail is outstanding and guests have felt valued and appreciated by the staff's small touches throughout their stay. From guest relations to surprise treats, the staff has gone above and beyond to make guests feel at home. Overall, it's clear that the staff at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort are the best of the best!

Wi-Fi
Many guests have had mixed experiences with the wifi at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort. While some have praised the excellent speed and reception of the internet, others have found it to be very poor and frustratingly unreliable. In particular, many have complained about the poor reception in their rooms with some describing it as terrible or non-existent. Overall, the quality of the wifi signal seems to be a hit or miss with some guests having a smooth connection while others experience slow and intermittent internet. Regardless of your experience, it may be best to prepare for potential frustrations with the wifi and to have a backup plan in case you need reliable internet during your stay.

Pool
Guests at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) have varied opinions on the hotel's pool options. Some rave about the great swimming pool, offering private sun beds and a bar, while others note that ordering drinks poolside was not always reliable. Some guests loved the infinity pool with its bar in the middle and beautiful sea view, while others found the dated and sometimes dirty community pool disappointing. However, there are plenty of options here with various swimming pools available including a sharing pool, private pools and even a pool with a swim-up bar. Overall, the pools provide stunning views of the ocean and beach and guests appreciate the adults-only atmosphere. Though some find the public sunbed situation lacking, others note there are plenty available by the beach or in private pools.

Beach
The Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) boasts a beautiful beachfront location with direct access to the sea. The sea view rooms provide stunning views of the rocky sand beach, which is equipped with comfortable sun loungers for guests. While some reviewers found the beach area to be untidy and not up to Greek isle standards, others appreciated the private and tranquil setting that the hotel's beach provided. With plenty of room for guests, the beach was praised as great and a top feature of the location. The hotel's proximity to the beach also allowed for a unique dining experience with international breakfast served right by the sea.

Parking
Guests staying at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) can take advantage of the free parking available directly in front of the accommodation. However, some guests noted that the parking lot is not supervised and located on an unpaved surface. Nevertheless, it was mentioned that parking in the surrounding area is generally easy. For those looking for transportation options, there is also a bus stop in front of the resort, but some guests recommend renting a car. It is worth noting that some reviewers complained about being charged for a safety box, so this is something to keep in mind when booking. Overall, parking is available and convenient for those with their own vehicle, but improvements could be made to the parking lot at the resort.

4 Star
The Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) has been rated as a four-star hotel, but some guests were disappointed with the quality, feeling that expectations were not met. The facilities and services were considered outdated by some, although functional and the drinks were not up to scratch according to one guest. While some found the hotel beautiful, for others it did not live up to the four-star rating. However, some were satisfied and rated the hotel four stars.

Adult Only
If you're seeking a peaceful and relaxing getaway, 'Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only)' could be the perfect choice. As an exclusive adult-only resort, guests loved the serene and tranquil vibe throughout the property. The stunning sea-view terrace at breakfast also impressed many guests. However, some found the pool area noisy and crowded during the day, but the private pools and spacious rooms compensated for it. The staff was overall very welcoming and friendly and the adult-only atmosphere enabled guests to feel free and unrestricted. The hotel's location right by the beach was a big draw for some guests, while others appreciated the breathtaking views from their balconies. The food, served in a buffet style due to COVID-19 restrictions, received mixed reviews. The selection was expansive, although some found the quality average. Overall, 'Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only)' offers a great vacation spot for those looking for an adult-only experience.

Outdoor Pool
Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort's outdoor pool is a large community pool that offers plenty of swimming space. Although there aren't many pool options available, guests can enjoy a free bar service offering local beverages poolside. Accommodations with pool access, such as junior suite 125 and junior suite fronte mare, are spacious and comfortable, allowing one to fully relax and enjoy the beautiful sea view from either a private or shared pool. The main pool is also very long and perfect for those who want to get in a good swim. Overall, the resort offers a great pool experience along with beautiful surroundings.

Romantic
Indulge in a truly relaxing and romantic getaway at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only). With its perfect spot by the beach, enjoy the super quiet surroundings and unwind with your loved one. Honeymooners can even enjoy complimentary wine and sparkling wine to celebrate their special occasion. The ambience of the resort is perfect for couples seeking some peace and quiet with no children's noise to distract from the romantic atmosphere. The hotel pays special attention to guests on their honeymoon with thoughtful surprises prepared just for them. The beautiful structure of the hotel makes it an ideal destination for couples seeking a romantic escape.

Beachfront
If you're looking for a beachfront escape, Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) could be the ideal destination. The hotel sits right on the beach with guests commenting that they were almost feet in the water. Many rooms and suites have direct sea views and private terraces or balconies, allowing you to wake up to stunning scenery every morning. The hotel is also perfectly positioned for those who want to explore further afield with easy access to dreamy beaches and the surrounding area. From the ample rooms with beach views to the top-notch facilities, this hotel is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a luxurious beachfront vacation.


Yes, Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Infinity Pool, Panoramic View Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only). For more information, read the answers to the Spa questionnaire

No, Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only).

Yes, Giannoulis - Grand Bay Beach Resort (Exclusive Adults Only) has a gym.
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