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5 Koufonisi Str, Amoudara, Crete 71500 Greece
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 24/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 26 Speciality lodging in Amoudara
Travellers' Choice
Emi Seaside apart hotel is located in front of the Blue Flag beach of Ammoudara and offers direct access to the private area on the beach with loungers and parasols and a deck with sofas to enjoy your drink or snack. For guests who prefer a more relaxing stay, there are sunbeds by the pool area, a great choice for a refreshing cocktail or a locally-produced ice cream. The bright and modern rooms at the Emi Seaside feature a small kitchen with kitchenware and a mini fridge. Air conditioning, safety deposit box and a Flat screen TV with satellite reception are included. The hotel is just 6 km from downtown Heraklion, and offers free private parking. Water sports facilities are provided on the beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Shared bathroom
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Electric kettle
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek
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Heidi wrote a review Oct 2021
United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
Just returned home from a 2 week stay here, and what a wonderful place the Emi is! Situated right on the beach in Amoudara, it's the perfect place to kick back and relax. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the bedding and towels are changed very regularly, there's plenty of storage space and in the kitchen area there is a kettle included. Out on the balcony there is a table and chairs to enjoy the fresh air after a day in the sun. Air con is available at 6 Euro per night and there's also a flatscreen TV in every room, even though I never switched it on. There is a lift at Emi Seaside, which makes it perfect for those who struggle with stairs and those (like me), with 'Heavy' suitcases. On arrival, we were greeted by George, who welcomed us to Emi and showed us to our rooms, he told us to make ourselves comfortable and when ready, come to reception to check in and be served a welcome drink, this was well received after a long day travelling. George's Parents, Manos & Erasmia were also really lovely people and the whole family worked extremely hard to make our stay a perfect one. We felt so 'at home', and it's the special touches that makes Emi Seaside a real gem of a place. Everywhere was so clean and well kept, with a small pool to the rear of the property, along with parasols and plenty of sun loungers. There are also tables & chairs in the shade for a bite to eat from a really good menu and an outdoor shower and toilets. Inside there is a beautiful bar area, tastefully decorated. Not far from the pool area you reach the beach, there is a large covered pergola area with tables and chairs to sit out of the sun for lunch or a drink with a dedicated area of the beach for guests of Emi Seaside, again with sun loungers and parasols. You can be served drinks and food on the beach without having to move from your sun lounger..... fabulous! All in all this is a wonderful place to stay, perfect location, close to tavernas, restaurants and small supermarkets for essentials. There is also a bus stop directly over the road from the front of the property, where you can catch the bus to Heraklion. We as a family can't thank George, Manos and Erasmia, not forgetting 'Little George' (who served us our drinks and food), enough for making our stay here one of the best Greek holidays we have ever had. The family go above and beyond and we will definitely be going back!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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NAKELLIS8 wrote a review Sep 2021
Wales, United Kingdom389 contributions46 helpful votes
Just returned from EMI Seaside. We honestly didn't want to come home. Made to feel so welcome by this lovely family. Food prepared by mamma was delicious, coffee to cocktails all made and served by the best host you could wish for. Papa Manos still works hard, always has a smile and completes this family team. The EMI is kept spotlessly clean, and nothing too much trouble, you only have to ask. Thank you for helping to make our holiday perfect.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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grantsusan122 wrote a review Sep 2021
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom2 contributions
Spent 14 nights here, from start to finish everything was just perfect. Nothing is to much trouble for George, his mammy and daddy. Not forgetting wee George and young girl. Quite, peaceful location, spotless clean and adhering to all covid related measures. Left after 14 days feeling like we were part of their family. Well done and will see you all again very soon
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Elaine L wrote a review Aug 2021
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Well what can I say about emi All the rooms was very clean and beds and towels where changed every 2 days and cleaned.the food was fantastic especially the pizza . The beach was private and free sun beds and you do not have to move from the sunbeds as Lisa will bring drinks and food to you if you want. And the same around the pool. There is a supermarket next door and plenty of places on your doorstep to eat . The bus stop is next door and you get the bus ticket from the shop very cheap and straight forward . George is fantastic and mum and dad they will do any thing to help you they make EMI. We stayed 11 days and would go there again differently. Thank you George and mum and dad we will be back with Lucy .
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
KB1904 wrote a review Aug 2021
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom24 contributions20 helpful votes
We've just returned home after a fantastic week staying at the wonderful EMI Seaside apartments! The room was spacious and incredibly clean! It had everything we needed and a lovely balcony with a side view of the sea. EMI Seaside is in the perfect location; it's close to all the local amenities, there's the bus stop to Heraklion outside the hotel and it's right on the beach! The private beach area is brilliant - there are sun loungers and umbrellas and a covered pergola area with additional seating. Thank you George and the whole EMI team for a lovely holiday!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureAmoudara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emi Seaside
Which popular attractions are close to Emi Seaside?
Nearby attractions include Ammoudara Beach (0.4 km), Reef Sound Cafe & Cocktails (0.07 km), and Blue N' Blum Beach Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Emi Seaside?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Emi Seaside?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Emi Seaside?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Emi Seaside?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Emi Seaside?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kritiko Spiti, Taverna Creta House, and Lotos Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Emi Seaside?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Emi Seaside have airport transportation?
Yes, Emi Seaside offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Emi Seaside?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Emi Seaside?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castello del Molo (Koules) (5.6 km), Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (5.0 km), and Loggia (5.4 km).
Does Emi Seaside have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.