Girl Talk With Laura

INSULA ALBA | CRETE | THOMSON HOLIDAYS | REVIEW




















// THOMSON HOLIDAYS  // INSULA ALBA // CRETE //

I know I know, its taken me so long to write this review!

So, if you seen on my Instagram then you would know I went to Crete last month and my hotel was the most photogenic hotel ever and I got loads of messages about it so I thought I need to write a review incase any of you are looking to book. And holidays are expensive so you need to know what to expect or if its worth your money.

But this we booked through Thomson as a package holiday so with flights and hotel which was half board, We would have loved to have been all inclusive but unfortunately thats not an option. Thats the only thing I would say is missing from this hotel is the lunch and free cocktails. If it was all inclusive then we would have had cocktails on tap and the service. So because we didn't get drinks included then we took our own and bought things to make cocktails with which I highly reccomend as it breaks your day up and you're not just drinking the same drink. We made mojitos, pimms (which we took) , champagne, wine and gin cocktails. You only had a little mini bar fridge in your room tho which was a struggle fitting it all in.

Anyway the hotel, reception is a dream, a white dream. Its all white which is totally Grecian with their gold features. The hotel has amazing interior and I couldn't fault it on that side. Everything was so clean and crisp.

Our hotel room was THE BEST EVER. Its very simplistic but the views and our sun bed area is the best i've ever had. And you guys know I like to holiday a lot! You had your own private double sun bed on the pool where you can lie on your sun bed and dip your feet in the pool. All the rooms around our pool (our pool wasn't the main pool) had their own sunbeds so everyone wasn't fighting for beds. You're guaranteed a sun bed which is perfect and good so you don't have to wake up early and go to nab them.
The room that we stayed in is the Double room with pool view, shared pool and terrace.

'These stylish double rooms will have lots of natural light from the patio doors - plus you'll have access to a shared swim-up pool with views of the pool from your terrace. Inside you'll find air-conditioning, a double bed and a sofa-bed or armchair bed in the bedroom. There's also Wi-Fi so you can stay connected and a minibar, bathrobes and slippers.'

So our pool was private and only we could use it which was great for us because we like to be more private from the main pool. The main pool was still nice with double four poster beds and bean bags around the pool with a bar.
The restaurant is so cool and the decor is spot on! The food - is a bit random. One night I seen Brussel sprouts. Thats the main factor I would change because I felt it was the same food every night so one night we actually went out to the beach restaurant just outside our hotel which was so lovely to have pizza on the beach watching the sunset. But after that night the food was really nice so its not a massive deal because it is nice, I just like to change it everynight.

The service is amazing and I couldn't fault it whatsoever. They do anything for you, they even help you break into your suitcase when you accidentally get locked out of it!

The area that the hotel is in is so cute and dainty, you've got the typical Grecian streets which are lovely to wander in. The beach isn't anything special but its very photogenic. The coach trip from the airport to the hotel is about 45mins which isn't too bad.

If you wanna see more of my snaps the search the hashtag #gtwltravels on Instagram - @girltalkwithlaura

Hope you enjoyed this review & let me know if you guys book because of my recommendation!

Laura x

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