Kastelli-Kissamos is a small working town in the far west of Crete where the locals tend to speak Greek with little concession to English speakers. In recent years it has made efforts to attracted tourists by building a small esplanade on the seafront lined with tavernas and some cocktail bars.
There is an attractive crescent shaped sandy beach within walking distance to the west backed by tavernas and small hotels. The town tends to attract mostly the independent traveller although the tourist side does cater for activity holidays including walking and yoga.
Revekka Rooms is situated in the next parallel street to the esplanade so is ideally placed with regards to the seafront tavernas. It is approximately ten minutes’ walk from the building to the sandy beach and there is a parking area in front that can accommodate approximately six or seven cars.
My partner and I stayed for three weeks at the Ravekka in room 10 which is on the upper floor. It was a spacious room containing two large single beds, a sofa, a fridge and kettle and wardrobe and dressing table. Patio doors opened into a large balcony with views over the houses to the sea. Some reviewers have criticised the near view, but we always found plenty of interest in looking down on to the street to what is after all a working town. Air conditioning, which worked very well, came as standard as it was an upper floor room. The bathroom was fairly large with a flexible shower head in the small shower area.
Bedding and towels were changed frequently and the room and building in general were kept very clean throughout our stay. This was due to Kasia who is in charge of the day to day running of the rooms. Kasia is a small bundle of energy who when not carrying out her cleaning chores will be dealing with arrivals and departures, assisting with problems, advising on local tours and is always the cheerful face at the front desk. Early morning, fitted with her little black wellingtons and armed with her hosepipe she can be seen watering the plants around the building.
The excellent included buffet breakfast was taken at the Cellar Taverna situated on the seafront. As this is one of the best Tavernas in Kastelli-Kissamos it is certainly an important factor when considering the Ravekka Rooms.
Our only complaint was the non-availability of hot water early morning and late evening during the whole of our stay. This we were told was due to problems with the boiler/pipes that are part of the heating system that supplements the solar one. Our holiday was not adversely affected due to our preferred showering times but I can appreciate that this would not be the case with others. It is an area that seriously needs addressing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently situated only 150 metres from Kissamos centre, 25 minutes from the spell bounding town of Chania and 20 meters from the cosmopolitan Telonio beach the charming Revekka B & B accommodation ensures a tranquil escape in its 4 fully equipped twin rooms, 4 double rooms, 2 triple rooms and 2 beautifully appointed studios. Revekka can accommodate 25-30 people in its 12 rooms that are equipped with modern conveniences and amenities ensuring a relaxing stay beyond expectations. Guests are welcome to unwind indoors while watching TV or bask in the sun in the privacy of their balcony. Wi-Fi internet connection is available in all rooms for travellers who wish to browse the web or connect with their peers while on holiday. The Cellar Tavern is a beachfront restaurant on the seafront promenade, at Telonio beach of Kissamos that has been established in 1992 alluring diners with its prominent location and mouth-watering specialties of Cretan cuisine. Specialties include stuffed vegetables, roasted meat in wine sauce, a scrumptious assortment of titbits as well as a great selection of fresh fish and seafood including the special Cretan fish soup Kakavia, all accompanied with local wine or raki. The Cellar Tavern is rightfully considered one of the best restaurants in Kissamos blending the authenticity of Cretan cuisine with tradition and good quality service. Every day begins fresh with the deliciously prepared buffet breakfast made by the restaurants professional chefs. For early starters there is an early bird breakfast option allowing them to relish homemade breakfast in the privacy of their room before 08.00. The Revekka B&B accommodation offers the perfect starting point for island excursions. The 24hour onsite service, the parking next to the rooms and studios as well as the travel and transportation arrangements that can be made by the stuff allow guests to plan their island excursions to the nearby beaches and attractions with absolutely no hassle. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Revekka Rooms B&B Kissamos, Crete