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The Old Phoenix

Loutro, Crete 73013 , Greece
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented a brilliant villa on a hill top on the North of the Island, remote, outstanding views, brilliant sunsets. Sea to the front, snow topped mountains to the back, everything we had at home, TV, WiFi, good kitchen and a perfect pool. I’m not going to review this villa as it’s already hard to secure due to it’s ability... More 

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Shanghai, China
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122 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a quite and remote place perfect for relaxing vacation. Rooms are basic and food is ok but ,,,, service is not good. Waiters do not give you the feeling you are welcome. They get upset very often due to heavy work load and make it uncomfortable guests. Food is very limited and variety should be larger. Can't be... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My first trip to The Old Phoenix Hotel located in the perfectly formed Finix Bay in South Western Crete, where the mountains descend to meet the Libyan sea, was by canoe from Loutro. I had read an article about this ‘hush hush hideaway’ in the Sunday Times Traveller Magazine and I had paddled over from Loutro to Finix for a... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great location if you want to get away from it all, do some gorge walking (Aradena and Imbros very accessible) and generally relax. Reasonably sized rooms with commanding view of Finix Bay, air conditioning if required (not necessary as overhead fan) my only criticism as such being no shower cubicle i.e. the usual hand held shower. Beautifully clear water (saw... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I had been looking forward to staying at the Old Phoenix for a few years now, having stayed at Loutro and Hora Sfakia in the past, and having heard so much about it. After a night in Loutro last week I walked over to the Finix Bay, and asked for a room at the Old Phoenix. It took them 15... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We found the standard of the rooms to be excellent. The big downside of this hotel is the quality of the staff, all but one of the staff ( a mature staff member) were unfriendly and not at all welcoming. Unfortunately we only met the only friendly member of staff when we were leaving. When asking a question or ordering... More 

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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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Sunny South East
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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