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“A real nice surprise” 5 of 5 stars
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Galini Beach Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Teloneio Beach, Kissamos, Crete 73400, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Kissamos
Sezana, Slovenia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A real nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Upon arrival we were spoiled by Jorgos, the late receptionist, with yogurt, cakes and fresh real orange juice to welcome us.....we fell immediately in love with the place! It's a well maintained, very clean, quiet, family-run, front-beach hotel with very friendly staff , always ready in helping and giving advices on the places to visit around or any information about Greece in general. I would suggest this hotel to everyone, better than any other hotel we went in two weeks in Crete. For 6€ you will get a very big and nice breakfast -highly recommendable-. A very good restaurant also at walk distance and the most beautiful beach of Crete at 50km of distance. Renting a car is the best solution to explore all the area. We will go back to Galini as soon as possible!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you have not experienced the Greek hospitality, this is the right place for you. Hotel staff will do their best to help you with anything you may want, and tirelessly advise you about anything you may need to know about the island.
The location of the hotel is another great advantage - right at the beach, 5 minutes by foot from beachfront tavernas, and 10 minutes by foot from town center. There is large enough parking for guests too. Kissamos is a good starting point for visiting the 3 most famous beaches in Western Crete: Falassarna - 15 minutes drive; Elafonissi - 1 hour drive, Balos Lagoon- 5 minutes drive to the port where boats to Balos depart. Everyone in Kissamos is friendly and helpful with tourists, which contributes for a relaxing holiday.
The beach in front of the hotel is sandy, but with some stones mixed with the sand. They are round shaped and walking is not hard. There is also 1-2 meters wide stripe of stones in the water, that is not hard to pass. Behind it sea is perfect - shallow and clear waters, clean bottom, almost no waves.
The hotel rooms are not large, but very cosy. All of them provide sea view and good sleep quality. It is very clean everywhere.
Whenever I visit Crete again, I will stay at Galini Beach hotel again. The excellent service, friendly and relaxing atmosphere are exactly what I need for my family's holidays.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kinnegad, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

quiet, very clean hotel, perfect for relaxing on beach {on doorstep} with cool clear waters.
staff are friendly and very helpful. great selection of restaurants on seafront only 5 mins walk.
suggest you hire car at airport as it covers cost of a taxi and you can explore the area

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Cascais, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good rooms, beachfront hotel. Friendly family hotel, with amazing beaches nearby. Easy recommendation. Will not go to any other hotel if returning to Kissamos. Unfortunately only stayed for one night.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed there for 4 nights, it's a quiet and calm family run hotel, with extremely friendly and welcoming atmosphere! The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean, with amazing sea view! The owner and his family are really nice and friendly people, always willing to help and provide information. One of the things that we enjoyed the most was the breakfast - not only because it was tasty (delicious pancakes!), but also because it was served on a terrace right in front of the sea - the perfect start of the day. The view is just fantastic - the bay and mountains, what more do you need? :)
Hotel is located about 5 minutes from the center of Kissamos, taverns and restaurants, but at the same time far from crowded touristy hotels. The beach is nice, there are umbrellas and sunbeds provided, the place is also in close distance to main attractions, like Falassarna or Balos beach.
We are a couple that prefers calm and peaceful atmosphere, and that is what we found at this hotel. Next time we will for sure choose it again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We spent 6 nights at a sea view double room in this family run hotel, and it was okay overall. The hotel is very clean, quite, and the bed is very comfortable, because they carefully add a soft bed-topper to it.

The downside is the beach outside hotel is too rocky to walk on. Breakfast is another horrible thing - it offers 'salty' and 'sweet' breakfast for you to choose from. however, the only difference between 'salty' and 'sweet' is simply eggs vs. pancakes. The rest of the things come with breakfast are all deadly sweet, and they didn't bother to change their breakfast menu and so we stopped using this service. Towels are old and hard, nearly like sand papers.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Como, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Galini Beach was really a "peacefulness" hotel...very kindly staff, delicious breakfast, cleany room, wonderful view.
According to other review it was an excelent choice, near to town centre and easy to major interesting site (city and beaches).
Already recommended to friends and acquaintances.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Galini Beach Hotel

Address: Teloneio Beach, Kissamos, Crete 73400, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kissamos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kissamos
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kissamos
#2 Family Hotel in Kissamos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Galini Beach Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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