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Loutro, Crete 73013 , Greece
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The Old Phoenix
Ranked #5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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Address: Loutro, Crete 73013 , Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Loutro
Also Known As:
The Old Phoenix Loutro, Crete, Greece

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