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Hotel Emerald

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaka Apokoronou, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Emerald Hotel is an outstanding location to enjoy the local life of Plaka, near Almyrida, Crete. We stayed here 12 years ago and came back in 2014. A lot has changed, particularly the restaurant, which is now open to non-residents. You won't be disappointed. The food and wine are of the highest quality and and the setting just amazing.... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed near Plaka where we found a number of very good tavernas, but one day someone at a nearby winery mentioned the Emerald restaurant and we decided to venture in to give it a go. Wow, what a good decision that was! Down an uneven, steep track you suddenly come across the most picture-postcard terrace overlooking the bay,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in need of some serious respite from busy working lives and thank goodness for tripadvisor as we found Emerald Hotel on it. If you are visiting the area this is the place to be. It's on the brink of becoming a boutique hotel without an air of pretension. The apartment was quiet, spacious, simple and clean with great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small apartment hotel with great views of the bay and sunset. Lovely pool area surrounded by pretty gardens. Apartments spacious and adequately furnished. Plaka village with places to eat is 5 minutes up the hill but the attached restaurant is way too good for eating anywhere else!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Me, my wife and my 3 children stayed in the emerald hotel for 5 nights and i must say, it was fabulous! The view from the balcony was stunning and the pool was perfect for the kids. The restaurant was lovely and had a beautiful view over the sea, and the staff were very nice. It was also beside a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Our house overlooks Emerald, and for 10 years we have only popped in for the odd evening drink.....until last Sunday. We had lunch there, wow, it was great, I had lamb, not something I would normally eat. Lamb has never tasted so good. My husband had belly pork and that too tasted heavenly. Impressed and I hadn't even thought about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We chose this hotel for a four-night stay because it was competitively priced, looked gorgeous and the view - from the rooms and pool area is nothing short of sensational. Also, there's a fabulous restaurant attached, with an enchanting and romantic terrace area overlooking Almyrida and Souda Bay. From the moment we walked into the grounds, at night, we knew... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Don't miss the culinary creations from Christos which made our holiday. We had the almost impossible mix of normal, piscatarian and vegetarian but the challenge was overcome easily and with a shy smile. Very imaginative with fusion influences from all over the globe topped by the most awesome 5 layer birthday cake. Fantastic support team from Stella and Katriana; always... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a beautiful location on the cliff above Almirida in the village of Plaka. Our room was very adequate, only gripes were water could be a bit hotter and maybe time to refresh the decor/ bathroom- having said that the pool is lovely- clean , plenty of room for guests, with a nice intimate feel. The view from our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We first heard of this hotel/restaurant via an email from a friend who lives locally. As we know the area quite well, we just couldn't imagine where it could be. Our friend took us to dinner at the restaurant the other night and we were in shock. The service, the food, the wine and the fantastic cocktails were incredible. You... More

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Address: Plaka Apokoronou, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Plaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Emerald 2*
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Emerald Hotel is set high up on the cliffside of Plaka village of Apokoronas in Chania – just a 25 minute drive from Chania centre and its must see old Venetian harbor. With 11 spacious apartments (each with a separate bedroom), a snack / cafe-bar-restaurant open terrace area with cretan creative cuisine and a large swimming pool (80sqm), Emerald Hotel is just the place to relax and unwind; open each year from 1 April to 31 October. The views from Emerald Hotel are both to the sea (to the village of Almyrida and beyond) and to the White Mountains – simply breathtaking. These same views can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own self-catering apartment. Equipped with a kitchen, the apartments are spacious, practical and perfectly functional. The large swimming pool also has a shallow section for children (0.80cm -2.4m depth). Trees, plants and flowers surround the hotel and give it a home-like feel to it. Focusing on families with children, Emerald Hotel has also a children’s playground. ... more   less 
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