I decided to do a last minute trip to Crete for a couple of days, without doing a lot of research on where to stay. One of the first advantages that I saw, was the hotels’s location. It is right in front of the water and has easy access to transport, restaurants and shops. Second, the views that you can have from the property and the hotel’s restaurant are wonderful. It is a great experience to enjoy a meal and drinks by the sea. Third, and the most important thing for me, was the excellent service that I received. I travel a lot on business or for leisure. Having work in hospitality before, I pay attention to details. Although, I tend to stay in all types of accomodations from big hotel chains to family-run properties, I saw that this hotel has great reviews and five star ratings but did not know what to expect. My check-in process was easy and the staff super friendly and welcoming. They called me by my name during the entire stay and all the staff from managers, receptionists and waiters greeted everyone by their names and asked about how their day and stay were going and if they needed any help. I took the half-board which included breakfast and dinner. The quality and variety of the food was great. I loved the pastries! It felt like I was visiting friends rather than a hotel. If you needed help or information, they were ready to jump in and help. You can tell that the team was genuinely happy and takes pride on the work they do. Can’t wait to come visit again! Thank you!