We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caretta Beach

Kydonias, Gerani, Crete 73100, Greece
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Caretta Beach
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Caretta Beach
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    65
    12
    5
    1
    0
See reviews for
45
28
2
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (6)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (83)
  • Mar-May only
    (2)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (53)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (16)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (12)
All months
Rome, Italy
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been 1 week in this hotel very close to Platanias. The staff is very kind and always for help and suggestions. Rooms are ok. The hotel has direct access to the beach, where you can get 1 umbrella and 2 beds for 2.5 €. Also, the location of the hotel is very convenient since it is easy to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very friendly and attentive staff, fantastic/picturesque location, couldn't ask for more. Room was small/basic, but had everything we needed & really only treated as a place to crash at night anyway. My daughter was over the moon to have seen a turtle on the beach - even though it was an injured one being re-released after treatment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rauenberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Caretta Beach in Gerani is a fantastic small family hotel with superior service, great appartments, a beautiful pool and close to a super sand beach with clear water. The hotel team with Barbara, Thea, Klara, and Vera is always friendly and helps you in all matters. The food served at the restaurant is gorgious. It's the perfect base for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birkenfeld, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed for a week at Caretta Beach and enjoyed complete relaxation. The rooms were always clean. You can pick between pool and beach (lifeguard was present). The food is excellent. Adults and kids, everybody was pleased and enjoyed the meals. Always fresh, always a great taste! We experienced a high level of service and thoughtfulness during our stay. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Birkenfeld, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were two families that stayed at the Caretta Beach Apartments in July 2013. We would like to thank Thea, Barbara, the family Kapsalakis and the whole team for their amazing hospitality. As always the rooms were kept very clean and tidy. We had a really beautiful view over the sea. The kids loved the pool and there were plenty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ellenborough, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed here as a family of four. It is spartan, and a little tired. We stayed for a week in an upstairs two room apartment. The "kitchen" is really just a sink with a hotplate and the kitchen equipment was probably matched and complete about ten years ago...sad. We like to book this category of accommodation - 1 or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Paiania, Greece
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Once arrived at Chania, called for instructions on how to get there. Thea, the hotel manager, said "... after the reeds, turn right. No signs, no road name". Suddenly I felt somewhat uncomfortable, till arrived. Just follow the instructions and you will be rewarded. Beside the beach, a complex of self-catering apartments, with huge rooms and terraces. In absolute tranquility.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Schenectady, NY
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We WILL return here. Going off-season in May was nice as only us Northern types were there. Pool is nice, they serve food/drinks overlooking the Med. and the beach is large like in Florida, which is quite rare in Greece as most beaches are either small or short or owned by the bars. This is a walking beach for, literally,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bergen, Norway
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were a Family of 4(3 adults and 1 child, age 13) that stayed at Caretta Beach(room 207) for 16 nights from 29/6 - 17/7-13. The small complex is away from the hustle and bustle of Platanias and Chania, but close enough should you feel the need for more action. The apts, pool and restaurant are very clean, and extremely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The pros are endless, our stay here was mark with day in day out attention to details and we felt more like family than guess. The Staff goes the extra mile to make you feel as comfortable as humanly possible and just when you think they can do no more, they do!!! Caretta Beach has everything that is expected at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Caretta Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Caretta Beach

Address: Kydonias, Gerani, Crete 73100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Gerani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Caretta Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Caretta Beach Gerani, Crete - Chania

57 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (43)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (21)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (15)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay