Spacey, very clean that is a very nice familiy-run hotel in Platanes! Situated close to the street but still fine in terms of noise. The kitchenette in the apartment was fully equipped. Close by are many tavernas and bars as well as small supermarkets, where you can get almost everything from fruits to water, vine, snacks and bread and whatever you may like. The staff is very kind and helpful :-) The pool area is also nice, though we spent most time on the beach close by. It's only a 5 minute walk from the Katerini hotel. The bus to Rethymno stops just right across the street. You can probably not find any better accommodation at this rate with this kind of service and facilities.We will most likely come back here very soon.
"Hotel in great position, close to beach and town"
Had a ovely stay here. Staff are all very friendly and helpful and the hotel is spotlessly clean and the food is really good with something for everyone and the pool bar snacks are great at lunchtime if you can't be bothered to move! The hotel is fairly quiet with entertainment every other night but it was so close to town there is always plenty to do. Swimming pool area is well kept, plenty of sunbeds and although the sun is gone from the pool by around 4pm, it is quite a welcome relief! Rooms are clean and well kept and beds are comfortable!
Backpacking, we opted for this place because of the kitchenette and cheap rate. We were more than pleased, the people at the front desk were super friendly and spoke english quite well. Although this isn't a requirement for us it was a nice change to not have to use hand signals and whatnot to check in or ask questions. The room was very spacious, it had a coffee maker, fridge and two burners with pots/cutlery/etc. First bathtub we have seen here in greece so no water on the floor after showering! Since it is the low season we're pretty sure they gave us the best room, top floor on the corner had an upper loft and big balcony. Seemed like they genuinely wanted us to have a nice stay, which we did. Lots of places to eat and grocery stores around, can see the water from the location. I would recommend any of my friends or family to stay here.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The plunge pool area where we took our breakfast was like a little oasis. Breakfasts were varied and generous and the extended time slot for breakfast was appreciated. The location of this hotel was perfect, right in the pedestrianised streets of the old town but it wassn't at all noisy. There were numerous dining opportunities within a very short walk of the hotel and within five minutes walk a supermarket. It took approx seven or eight minutes to walk to the harbour, fortress and seafront.
We had a car for the ten days of our stay and found plenty of free places to park. Our room at the hotel was a standard room but was spacious, there was a small kitchen area with a fridge which was useful.
I would recommend this hotel for comfort, location and staff.
We enjoyed our stay, our room was modern and the main bed very comfortable however the third bed that doubles as a sofa was hard and not comfortable at all. For the majority of our stay our room was not cleaned until late in the day, this was not an issue for us but may be for other guests. We had a top floor apartment and this caused an issue with hot water at peak times. I would recommend a lower apartment as I believe the hot water pressure priorities from the ground floor up. Restaurant food was very god and we ate in the restaurant on a number of occasions. Breakfast was a simple but good traditional continental buffet choice with one hot selection that is served. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful speaking very good English. I would recommend the Palm Beach and should I return to this resort I would be happy to stay again.
We arrived at Achillion and had a lovely greeting at reception. The room was clean and the beds were very comfy. Achillion is only 2 mins walk to the beach and to town so a great location. We had a front room which looked out onto the road, it was quite noisy at night. I think the rooms at the back of the hotel would have been much quieter. There is a nice roof top pool with a great view. There wasn't much entertainment or atmosphere for a younger group but we liked it. The staff were friendly and we would definitely stay there again.
Nikki from Cambridgeshire
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