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Hotel Kernos Beach Hotel 4 star
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The Kernos Beach offers luxuriously comfortable bungalows just a stone's throw from the resort of Malia. Although the hotel has few facilities, it does have direct access to the beach and is perfect for a peaceful beach holiday, provided you manage to avoid the unrenovated rooms in the main building.

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      Kernos Beach   -   © Gutton / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 6.0 /10

    The Kernos Beach is one of the furthest hotels from the lively hustle and bustle of the resort of Malia, which is swarming with tourists and shops, and around 22 mi east of the city of Heraklion.

    Accommodation 6.95 /10

    Half of the hotel's 271 rooms are in housed bungalows, whilst the main building houses the rooms in the superior and standard categories, as well as four suites with sea views. There aren't many standard rooms left as they are currently being renovated, but those that remain should be avoided at all costs for they provide a stark contrast with the luxury of the bungalows and superior rooms. Their worn wicker furniture and dilapidated facilities would look more at home in a boarding school. Nor are the corridors leading to these rooms any more attractive, what with the total neglect of their carpets and walls. At the other end of the spectrum, the impressive and luxurious renovated rooms are identical to those in the bungalows. They are decorated in fresh colours and furnished with beautiful bedding and brown wooden furniture, whilst some of the bathrooms have a bathtub that looks through a glass partition into the main bedroom. All of the rooms are very well-lit thanks to their large picture windows. The superior rooms (bungalows and main building) are fitted with a plasma-screen television, mini refrigerator, and an individual ventilation system. If you're staying in the bungalows, you will also have a private terrace and maybe two sun loungers. The curtains can be opened electronically and adjusted from the comfort of your bed.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    From the outside, there is nothing that really catches the eye about the Kernos Beach, its brown brick buildings making for a rather unattractive block, at odds with the local style. However, once inside, this very same building seems to click with the well-maintained vegetation, blending in with the brown ochre mountains in the background. You are guaranteed to feel the change of scenery in this arid setting. There is also a little Cretan-style square surrounded by plane trees where you can relax with a Cretan coffee or a glass of Ouzo, whilst those prefer to keep active might prefer to head to the swimming pool, which overlooks the sea and is accompanied by a smaller pool for children. There is not a great deal of communal space in the hotel buildings, and even the tastefully-decorated lobby is particularly small. Having said that, there are two tennis courts, as well as a rather shabby mini-golf course and a little lounge to play cards in.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    The main restaurant serves breakfast and dinner either inside or in a disappointingly unwelcoming outside area. The buffet consists of an unvaried selection of hot dishes dominated by Greek and international specialities. Otherwise, you can concoct your own salad. To finish your meal on a sweeter note, there are local pastries and a selection of fruit on offer. A second restaurant devoted to seafood is located on a sea-front terrace, and the hotel also has a sea-front cafe and a snack bar where a variety of dishes are served à la carte at lunchtime. Our favourite place was Kafenion, though, a small and typically Cretan cafe full of irresistible, authentic charm. It serves only Ouzo and Greek coffee which can be enjoyed under the shade of plane trees on the square.

    Beach 7.20 /10

    The 980 ft-long beach is of very generous proportions, considering the hotel's capacity, and is equipped with deckchairs and parasols for guests to use free of charge. The water here is crystal clear and there are no rocks to worry about, even though the surrounding area is mountainous. On the other hand, you have to wade out quite a way before finding water deep enough to swim in comfortably. There is also an independent water sports club nearby where pedalos, canoes and jet skis can be hired.

    To know

    The Kernos Beach was built in 1978, and the renovations carried out in 2009 missed out a number of the rooms in the main building, and these should be avoided at all costs. The hotel operates on a half-board basis and opens from the end of March to the end of October, hosting guests from Germany, Switzerland, France, Russia and Italy. There is no entertainment team here, but there is a lot going on in the resort of Malia.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, stretching, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, volleyball, beach volley, golf, mountain bike, step, bums and tums, water-polo, sports

    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The bungalows
    • The private terraces
    • The typical little Greek square

    disadvantages

    • The unrenovated rooms
    • No Internet access
    • Very little in the way of entertainment

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