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Hotel Emerald

2.0 of 5 Plaka Apokoronou, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
29 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and stayed a few doors away and soon discovered the beautiful vine-covered terrace with wonderful views over the bay and Almarida beach, cooled by sea-breezes even in the hottest days. In the evenings you can dine watching the sun set over the bay. But what will live in our memories longest is the amazing food we had during... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My husband and I have been visiting this gem of a place for approx. 10 years now and it just gets better and better. This year it has a new management team although you will still see Spiros around and about. Their prices are more expensive now but in fairness they do have a new chef and an extensive menu,... More

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bingley
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We arrived at the Emerald Hotel to a warm welcome from the Hotel staff. Our room was lovely, very clean with the most amazing ocean views to Almyrida and the mountains from a lovely balcony where we liked to play backgammon over an ice cold mythos! The room was very spacious and kitchenette was very well equipped. You could easily... More

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Scotland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

we were staying locally and came up here three times for wine and the sunset- absolutely stunning- looked at one bedroom- with self catering facilities and decided we will come back and stay here! staff were really helpful. didn't eat ( wished we could have! but saw others and heard their comments and they seemed pretty happy!)

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The staff are extremely friendly and always went out of their way to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. The hotel chef offered a delicious variety of cuisine at bargain prices, and the sommelier helped us select just the right wine for every meal. The apartments were bright, tastefully decorated, and very comfortable. The Emerald Hotel is that special place that... More

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northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We only stayed here for three nights and can honestly say this place is a little gem.The views from the pool and terrace are breath taking and the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.The hotel is in a excellent location overlooking the bay and the exterior and gardens of the hotel are very well maintained and beautiful. The rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

The owner of the hotel and the owners of the restaurant make you feel like you are in paradise. The hotel is a hidden gem: amazing location, wonderful, quiet and roomy apartments. The view is hard to beat! The restaurant, with new management and an incredible chef, really has the best food, offering outstanding traditional and fine cuisine. We tried... More

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Emeraldmanager, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Emerald, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments, we ll keep up with the good work. We really look forward to see you next year. You both are wonderful people. More

melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Up the hill so incredible views, beatiful vines dotted across the apartment complex, like a serviced apartment with kitchen facilities and spacious. Great staff! 5 min walk to shops and great restaurants. 20 min walk down the hill to more shops, restaurants and lovely beach.

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Dorset, uk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

If you are looking for a low cost, family run and quiet aparthotel that is located in a relaxing location with stunning sea and mountain views this is worth considering. The pool was never busy, no noisy fellow residents. It is located on a hillside above Almyrida, so expect a uphill and downhill terrain and is a 20 minute walk... 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*
Number of rooms: 11
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