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The Old Phoenix

Loutro, Crete 73013 , Greece
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The Old Phoenix
Ranked #2 of 8 Loutro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I just cannot understand the negative reviews for this place - it is amazing. We were initially booked into a hotel in Loutro. After staying in a beautiful hotel in Chania Town I wanted to cry when I saw the place we had booked. It was beyond basic and not particularly clean. Loutro was also a huge disappointment. It's just... More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is the second visit here. We were staying in The north of the island and came here with friends for 1 night. The accommodation is spotlessly clean but very basic. Food and drink excellent and very inexpensive. We used the sun beds and canoes for which there is a small charge but well worth every penny. A very relaxing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is an idyllic peaceful setting in a small pebbly bay on the southern coast of Crete overlooking the Libyan sea with a mountain backdrop and the gentle sound of the sea, goat bells and the occasional cry of birds of prey. Be aware that the bay is facing southwest, the predominant direction of the wind, which at times can... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed here and we loved it. The hotel was clean, simple, the food was fresh and absolutely fantastic; the staff attentive yet not pushy. It is ideally situated for hiking and reaching some of the best and uncrowded beaches in the area. We appreciate that when we were there it was not high season, even so the hotel was... More

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Aegaen Sea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Had to do this area...just had to...but yes you ARE a captured audience and unfortunately that is something I cannot bear nor bad attitude and service. Our waiter raised his eyes to the heavens after a few seconds of serving us 6 girls,admittedly there was some ummings and ahhings but mainly because everything we chose was "off" so the waiter... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Matter of fact, I cannot complain about anything serious, but our stay at the „Old Phoenix” just left a bitter aftertaste. To start with, the hotel is not as secluded as most of the reviewers here claim. I don’t know about off-season, but Loutro and Finix are definitely overcrowded during high-season and thus kind of “fake”. It’s that kind of... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is the hidden gem that you can only dream of. Crystal clear water at the beach, family run business, very remote, rejuvenating, incredible food, relaxed atmosphere, hiking all around (if you want it), a short hike to Loutro. They make their own honey, yoghurt, meats, catch their own fish, harvest their own salt. The rooms are very basic, but... More

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We choose The Old Phoenix because part of our family were here earlier this season. There are no words to describe this little corner of paradise. The sea is clear, calm and beautifully cool. There are no roads leading to the hotel, so no noise even with kids around. It seems this place is known and chosen by people who... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We arrived in Chania and decided to escape the north pretty quickly. We were so lucky to find the old phoenix!!! perfect start to the holiday. If you want to relax, enjoy a good meal and swim in clear blue water, go to the old Phoenix!!! It's very secluded, but it really is a little gem. A hidden paradise. PS... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Found the old phoenix courtesy of the Sunday Times (top 50 simple hotels in Europe - or something like that) and what a find! Sadly it is now possible to drive to Finix but much better to arrive by boat from Loutro (hotel will come and collect) or walk which I insisted we did. Boat the better option when you... More

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Address: Loutro, Crete 73013 , Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Loutro
Also Known As:
The Old Phoenix Loutro, Crete, Greece

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