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“Family Holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Axos
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Maxis kritis 167, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Platanias
Market Overton, England
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Family Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Service at this hotel was excellent. It is a family run business and they obviously worked hard. Accommodation's were basic but comfortable and clean. Pool area was nice. Restaurant and Bar were good although we liked to try a new place evey night. Crete wasn't really for us so we won't be returning, but the staff at Axos really were friendly and I hope they continue to do well.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Spacious room, with two beds and a couch which could be changed to a third bed. Personnel were very friendly people, breakfast was average to good. Every day cleaning, except on Sundays. Nice small kitchen every Friday live music in the bar. Free wifi in the bar and the hall. In your room you have no access to wifi. Bathtub was too small and in the evening there was no really warm water. Overall my satisfaction is average to good.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed for two weeks at the Axos Hotel in September, and we had a really wonderful time. Our room was spacious, quiet, comfortable and clean, and the kitchenette was useful for preparing quick meals or snacks. The pool was great for when we wanted a bit of chill-out time and the hotel is also a stone's throw from the beach. In terms of location, Axos really couldn't be better situated. Buses regularly go to Rethymnon from a bus stop that is almost directly opposite the hotel and tour buses that go to all of Crete's major sites and beauty spots will pick you up from outside the hotel (you can book these tours through the reception desk at the hotel). The hotel is also surrounded by lovely little restaurants which are very friendly and reasonably priced. The hotel bar is great fun in the evenings (especially on Fridays, when there's live music) and the cocktails are delicious. Last but not least, the guys that run the Axos Hotel are incredibly friendly and really helped to make our stay a great one - thanks in particular to Manos, Natalia, Sophia and Yiannis!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We had a brilliant holiday here in August. We arrived at 1 AM in the morning and manos the hotel owner was ready to greet us and gave us complimentary drinks and made us a toasted sandwiches. He and his family were warm and welcoming for the entire stay. There were plenty of sun loungers and the pool is an ideal size if you have children.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was our second stay at this wonderful hotel and returned with friends who were delighted at our recommendation. The warmest welcome awaits you and the home from home feeling means you settle in immediately and the holiday is off to a great start. Manos and his family work hard to please their guests and to make your stay enjoyable The well appointed studios and apartments are designed to make sure your stay is comfortable with excellent air conditioning and comfy beds. The bar has a great vibe and atmosphere created by Yiannis who entertains you with upbeat sounds and makes fab cocktails especially the Mojitas. I can highly recommend this hotel for couples and families as the handy location and facilities will appeal to both. We are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Well what can you say about this family and this hotel that hasn't already been stated by previous reviews.
Family are extremely friendly and helpful.
Nothing is to much trouble for them which helps you to relax and thoroughly enjoy your stay and your holiday.
We stayed on room only basis ,but on our last morning we asked if we could have breakfast before leaving to catch the plane---'no problem'. In fact nothing was a problem for the family during our stay.
Cannot recommend the Axos Hotel highly enough.--and of course the cocktail bar
Gold shop attached to Hotel was one of Wife's favourite haunts
Pool area always clean and relaxing,but if you felt like having time on the beach it is only a 2 minute walk away.
We would like to make a special mention to Maria,her Momma and her sister. These three women were always at hand and always smiling ---Long may they reign.
Now that we have given our review we would advise people to book this hotel early

Tony and Steve

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

After visiting Crete many times in the last 12 years I am shocked that it has taken us this long to find such a lovely hotel. We have always chosen beach side hotels or villas but those days are over now that we have found this little gem!!! I can honestly say we had one of the best holidays ever this year when we stayed at the Axos for 2 weeks in September. The rooms are large and very clean with one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in whilst being away from home. The shower was powerful enough to get the thumbs up from my hubby and the water was constantly hot.. On top of that we had wonderful aircon to keep us cool and a very large balcony to relax on and enjoy our breakfast...bliss!! The location was very central and within walking distance of many great tavernas - the supermarket and taxi rank were close by as well as the beach.

The hotel has a great bar where the music is fantastic and different, promoting a really buzzy atmosphere which makes it stand out from all the bars along the strip. This is helped by the attentions of Yiannis and Manos who run the hotel with their family - such lovely people who will do everything they can to make sure you have a fantastic holiday. Some of the bedrooms have been named after guests that return year after year and I can understand why... A nice touch!!! :)

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough and we will definitely be back again as soon as we can..

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Axos

Address: Maxis kritis 167, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon > Platanias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Platanias
#4 Family Hotel in Platanias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Axos 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Axos is a cozy and pleasant apartment hotel, in a beautiful location and with a great variety of services. Highly recommended as an alternative for those who want to explore majestic Rethymno and its surroundings but don't want to be confined within the city. Its name comes from the village ‘AXOS’ where the family that runs the hotel comes from, works since 1989 and been fully renovated in 2009. It is built in an L shape that encloses the pool and garden. There is also a gift/gold shop near the entrance where guests can benefit from an exclusive discount on every purchase. Axos is located in Platanias which is the most well known seaside village for the holidaymakers with restaurants, supermarkets, bars, stores with clothes or souvenirs and with a very good bus and taxi transport. To its guests it offers free Internet WI-FI at the public areas (lobby, pool, bar) (Wi-Fi) or they can use the PC provided in the lobby are and its target is the friendly atmosphere since it is a Family Run hotel. Last but not least, Axos is very pleased and proud to announce that the National Jury of programs ''GREEN KEY'' decided to reward ''Axos'' hotel, after having evaluated their application for participating in this ecological label for tourist units. So now Axos is officially a ''GREEN KEY'' hotel.''Axos hotel offers 44 Studios and Apartments that recently have been renovated (2009). Modern furnishing, spacious rooms and big balconies suitable decorated in a pleasant atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with central heating, self controlled air-condition, balcony, satellite Flat Screen TV, direct telephone line, radio, cooker with 2 rings, microwave, kitchen kettle, coffee & tea making facilities, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, wake up service, hair dryer, bath tabs and very relaxing bed mattresses with ISO certifications for you to enjoy. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Axos Hotel Rethymnon
Hotel Axos Crete, Greece

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