Having opened in 1986, the hotel's most recent renovation was completed in 2004. Once inside the grounds, you'll really get a feel for the sheer scale of the hotel, which consists of clean white buildings that blend a Mediterranean style with Hispanic influences. Spacious and distinguished, the lobby is bathed in a cool half-light, with marble floors, wooden furniture and a rustic chandelier hanging from the ceiling. Take the few steps down and you'll find yourself in the bar, which is open from 5:30pm until midnight. It faces a comfortable and spacious lounge area furnished with large, soft sofas and a large television screen, with slightly outdated but inoffensive decor. There is also a large covered outdoor terrace where you can take a seat at one of the many tables provided and survey the grounds before you. The hotel's one and only swimming pool, which is a shame given the number of guests the hotel can accommodate, is nevertheless large and basic and has a children's section. It is surrounded by flower beds and a few trees, though the greenery is rather sparse. There is also a pool bar, open from 10:30am to 5:30pm. The complex continues further down with a series of buildings arranged in the style of a cute little Cretan village, complete with blue shutters, little alleyways and small tree-lined squares. You'll find little in the way of sports facilities here, but there is a well-equipped games room complete with a ping-pong table, (charged) Internet access and video games.