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Hotel Emerald

Plaka Apokoronou, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel emerald is situated on the cliff tops of Plaka overlooking the pleasant resort of Almryida in the bay below. The hosts are all pleasant and friendly and very well-informed about the excellent food and wine in their popular restaurant. Nothing is too much trouble and we enjoyed a very comfortable 8 night stay. The town centre of Plaka... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

By Greek standards very good,spotlessly clean Great views. Good location,only criticism, restaurant over priced and pretentious, much better to be had locally, Would definitely recommend and return to this hotel ,great views, friendly staff, nice clientele, only downside, restaurant a bit pretentious and ove

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1 Thank Noel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in early September - entirely by accident. We were looking for a place with a similar name in Malia and were misdirected to this hotel, two and a half hours away - at 4.30am in the morning, after having landed in Crete at 2.30am! We drove all the way across to Plaka in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We had a family meal with 6 of us and decided on the restaurant at the Emerald Hotel on a Tripadvised whim. The waiter, Christos (probably spelled with an X!) went the extra mile for us in every way. We asked to move to a different table (with the amazing view) and he obliged. He talked us through the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Emerald for 16 nights. One of the nights we celebrated our wedding at the hotel. We had both family and friends staying with us at the hotel. We planned a long time in advance so that we had more or less the whole hotel with guests for the wedding. Hotel Emerald is unique in a way... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our second year to visit Emerald and I'm hoping it won't be our last! If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with superb views, good accommodation, lovely pool, welcoming hosts and a wonderful restaurant you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a villa over the road from the Hotel Emerald and so decided to go for dinner on our second night, we loved it so much we returned again for our last evening. The food is absolutely stunning, a modern take on Cretan cuisine with some Asian twists, the waiter was exceptional, some of the best service we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We arrived late at 1230am as our flight was delayed but Esmeralda had kindly waited up for us and took us to our room where the towels had been beautifully arranged on our beds and the windows were opened to show us the stunning view. Our room was ideal for our family of four and the views from both windows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We really love this little hotel and have visited it several times. With a fantastic wiew over the Souda bay, an amazing sun set, a lovely pool and very beautiful garden, this is a perfect place for a pleasant relaxing stay in Crete. Emerald is a family run hotel and the place also has an high quality restaurant in its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I love this little place. It's set on the clifftops overlooking Almerida and is perfect for an evening meal to watch the sun set over the bay, or to grab a refreshing glass of white wine over lunch. There's always a nice breeze. The service is amazing and the food is stunning. Can't wait to go back!

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