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The Old Phoenix

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Loutro, Crete 73013 , Greece
The Old Phoenix
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We flew into Chania on the north side of Crete, took a taxi down through the mountains to Svakia, then a ferry around to Loutro before final leg of the journey on another ferry to The Old Phoenix, which is nestled in its own bay. Was it worth the effort? Yes, of course! So what's here? TV - no. Radio... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On our walk from Loutro to Marmara we came to the Old Phoenix where we enjoyed a nice cool drink and a small snack while looking out over the beautiful harbour. On the way back we decided to eat something more substantial there. The first 3 things we asked for from the menu were not available. And toast could not... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Old Phoenix and the small bay around it is a truly magnificent place. We have returned there almost every year since our first visit in 2003. Do not expect haute cuisine but simple good food as the family also states on the website. However, Loutro is just a 20-25 min away, if you need more choice as is Nikos... More 

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Tel Aviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A beautiful lonely beach, that can be reached only be boat. Even in the peak of the high season (we were there on August) there are not more than about 10 families. All you can do there is swim, read and eat in the lovely taverna. If you feel like, you can walk 20 minutes (or take a kayak) to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Tiny beach with lovely clear water. Restaurant has great food and a lovely balcony to sit on in the evening sun. Only downside is rather nasty poo/rotting smell on beach -- never discovered why!! You can walk there from Loutro past amazing ruins and lots of goats. Or you can canoe round if you are feeling energetic!

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Rethymnon, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The hotel is in a lovely quiet bay 10 minutes by boat from Loutro. It is better to stay here than in Loutro which is crowded and noisy, but it is possible to find more authentic experiences elsewhere. You are a trapped audience and you get the feeling that their main concern is to make as much money from you... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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 helpful votes 22 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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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
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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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