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Orpheas Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007, Greece   |  
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Ranked #7 of 45 Hotels in Georgioupolis
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
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“Authentic hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

ATTENTION: There are some of negative reviews on here which does not reflect the truth. The staffs from reception to waiters and bar staff are really lovely. Excellent food, great choice in the main restaurant. The dining room is large enough and never have to wait for tables, the waiters are very friendly and do a brilliant job. Pools and garden well kept and cared for, PERFECT sandy beach. We had a fantastic stay, we cannot fault the hotel in anyway and would defiantly recommend the Orpheas resort. If you are looking for a beach hotel in West Crete this is the place to go.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Ashford, Kent
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great location just off the main Chania to Rethymno road and just a stroll through the hotel grounds to a good quality sandy beach. Great for swimming as sea is warm (was in Sep anyway) and clear and only chest deep for some way out. Only slight downside re beach is a stony strip just as you enter the water which is rather tough on the feet, but sand for the rest of the way out. This hotel does not pretend to be glitzy or particularly smart instead it provides a relaxed homely atmosphere with friendly & helpful staff throughout, and exceptionally so in the reception area. The buffet style food is adequate without being exceptional but there is plenty of choice. Rooms are fairly basic but cleaned every day with fresh towels provided daily if required. Our ground floor location only had views of the hotel wall next door but this was no problem as we we didn't spend much time inside. A cafe/bar in the grounds provides an adequate all-day selection of food & drinks at reasonable cost for those spending the day on the beach or by the pool. Opposite the hotel entrance is a reasonable selection of gift shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants but we found no night life to speak of and as there was no in-hotel entertainment, early nights were the order of the day. We picked up a car and made our own way to the hotel but although we knew its approximate location we had difficulty finding it as the only external identification is a very small nameplate beside the main entrance. For those in similar difficulty it is between the well signed Vantaris Beach and Happy Days hotels. A car is certainly an asset as the village itself was too small to hold our attention for long but we were able to visit nearby Georgeopolis, the much larger local capital Chania, the beautful & moving Allied War Cemetary at Souda Bay as well as taking an interesting drive across the mountains to catch a ferry to the unique village of Loutro. Crete is a beautiful island and given more than 7 days we could certainly have found many other places to visit. In summary, the Orpheus is a great place if you are looking for a laid-back, relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hessen
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

simply a great hotel,that is why we are going back again this september.the staff are pretty cool,the food is well tasty and loads of it,first hotel i have ever stayed in and i wasn't dissappointed,iwe were so relaxed after a year of stess i nearly started walking backwards,as i said relax pure just what the doctor ordered.

Room Tip: rooms overlooking the sea are perfect.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The location is great - on a sandy beach and close to Retimno and Chania (if you rented a car). Most of the days the sea was very pleasant and quiet. The room was spacious with a balcony where one can see the sea, with aircondition. Very good beakfast. Good facilities such as a pool and a pool bar where we ate lunches. The staff was very friendly and helpful and they let us have a late checkout as our flight was delayed. Very recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kent
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This was such a lovely hotel; decor might not be to everybody's taste, but it certainly showed individuality and care.
It was the friendly and caring atmosphee which struck us immediately as soon as we arrived. We were also upgraded to superior rooms which had a gorgeous view of the snow capped mountains and the sea.Tthe rooms were large with comfortable beds and good sized balconies with good furniture.
we had Half board and the food was very good, in particular, the salads.
The wine which we chose most evenings was Greek and really very good value; not plonk at all. On the last evening they gave us the wine free which was a nice touch.
Not many Brits at the hotel, which helped to give it a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
We hired a car and spent much of the week birdwatching and looking for wild orchids. some splendid wildflowers could be seen everywhere. It was my first visit to Crete for thirty years and there was none of the disappointment which one can sometimes feel on a second visit. We went with Thompson and if you want something different from the usual run of the mill resort I would strongly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floors are better for views.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We travel to Crete twice a year, travelling around the different prefectures, instead of staying in one location. This hotel was very surprising. We booked it while in Elounda on the Eastern end of the island, planning to only stay one day, but ended up staying four. The rooms are really long and narrow, and all seem to point down towards the beach. The hotel itself has a very Moroccan aspect to it, but also with a lot of Greek styling. The hotel is on the beach(well you walk the path from the hotel to it, about 100mtr), where you will not be disappointed with what you find. The golden beaches in Rethymon stretch for miles, and probably the best stretch of it is right outside this hotel. You do have to pay for the sun loungers though, even if you are staying in the hotel(at least we did).
You are only 5 mins from Georgioupolis which is a fantastic little village. You would miss it if driving along the main road, as the turn off for it does not suggest a beautiful town is close by, but it is. There are dozens of great restaurants(and I mean great) sprinkled all through the town, along with some nice outdoor bars. Lake Kournas is also not far from here which is the only lake on the island, and well worth a visit. Just don't wear your best clothes as the banks can be quite sluggish. I spent twenty minutes helping a tourist pull his quad bike out of it !
This hotel will not disappoint.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

From day one for the whole 2 weeks, the hotel, staff, food, poolside bar, beach were all fantastic, we had a bottle of champagne & fruit awaiting us for when we got there, as we are in our 50's this all made our honeymoon stay excellent. We went on the on all the little coloured trains into the mountains to see the bee hives and olive groves, the man-made lake, it was very spectacular.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 73007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Georgioupolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Georgioupolis
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Georgioupolis
#5 Romantic Hotel in Georgioupolis
#9 Family Hotel in Georgioupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Orpheas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orpheas Resort set off to change from a simple beach hotel to something different… we felt the time had come to create a space for travelers ready to experience the unexpected, searching for a place to unwind and relax, a resort to appeal to all senses. The playful dialogue with the architectural history of Crete provides wonderful surroundings, carefully selected materials, arty design, harmonic colors together with some funky details result in a feel of laid-back luxury with a bohemian twist. With gardens and lounges filled with tranquility, inspiration and the smile of our staff, Orpheas Resort is a true oasis on Crete. Location: Directly on Crete's longest, and most beautiful beach, 18 kilometers long, beneath the impressive White Mountains. Kavros, a little village with some shops, tavernas and cafes is a short walk, Georgioupolis, once a fishing village and now the vivid touristic center of the area, is 4 km away. In 20 km you reach Rethymnon, the beautiful city with its romantic old town. There's a bus station nearby. 50 km to the airport of Chania and ca. 100 km to the airport of Heraklion give you the choice to select the most convenient flight. Our rooms: Expect a selection of beautiful rooms, each with a different, unique style and set-up, all of them designed to offer maximal comfort and a homely embrace. Arty and inspired, in earthy colors and with unexpected details, they elegantly interpret the local traditions. All our rooms feature: Bathroom with Bathtub / Shower Hairdryer Slippers / Bathrobes Air conditioning (cool/heat) Telephone Mini bar Safe deposit box Satellite TV 26" or 32" LCD Wi-Fi access ( free by the lobby area & with extra cost in the rooms) Beach/pool towels Sound proof windows Furnished balcony or terrace Double cat. A Ca. 16-20 m², with double or twin beds and side sea view, accommodates 2 adults. Double cat. B Ca. 13-16 m², with double or twin beds. Less privileged space, view and location than Double cat. A, accommodates 2 adults. Junior Suite Additional features: Tea & coffee making facilities and daily replenished bottled water included, extra comfortable beds with natural latex cover mattress. Ca. 20-25 m², with a bedroom with double bed and a cozy lounge or sleeping area with side sea view, accommodates up to 3 adults. Suite Spacious and airy with beautiful direct sea view, our suites offer upgraded comfort and feature a terrace with sunbeds and umbrella, a DVD-player, an extra comfortable double bed with natural latex cover mattress and a separate lounge or sleeping area. Ca. 22-30 m², accommodates up to 3 adults. Tea & coffee making facilities and daily replenished bottled water is included. Pool Suite Each of our pool suites features additionally a shared or private plunge pool on the balcony or terrace, with direct sea view, 25-35 m², accommodates up to 3 adults. Food & Drink: Start your day with a sumptuous and healthy breakfast and enjoy your dinner with a big variety of Cretan, Greek and international dishes, all cooked with local ingredients. Both breakfast and dinner are served as a help-yourself-buffet, and our staff will be happy to introduce you not only to Cretan cooking, but also to a rich wine list with mostly Greek labels. During the day our Pool Bar provides a'la carte light snacks & meals, fancy salads and all kinds of refreshments. We can serve also on our beach! ... more   less 
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Orpheas Hotel Georgioupolis
Orpheas Resort Crete/Georgioupolis

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