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Alonia Apartments
Skoutelonas | Chania Kolympari, Kolymbari, Crete 73006, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Kolymbari
5.0 of 5 stars 74 Reviews
Paris
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“great place to stay !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I took my 6 years old daughter for first proper holiday end of may 2013. booked through travel agent as it was first time. we are coming back end of may 2014. mike is great host and I can't wait for another breakfast!! car hire is advised but not essential... if you can walk to the bus stop lol
Alonia apartments - my holiday destination for next few years <3

Room Tip: sea view rooms are good but if you want to sun bath on the balcony, pool view is recommended. midday...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Burnley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We travelled to Crete at the beginning of September, The Alonia Apartments were just as we'd hoped. The rooms were really big, clean and bright. The self catering equipment was limited but this didnt bother us as we normally eat out any way. Although the complex was relatively fully occupied we found most afternoons we had the pool to ourselves which was heavenly. The owner Mickey was lovely, welcoming and friendly but not in your face. It was a good walk into town (but that kept us fit!) however there are bars and a couple of tavernas nearer to the complex. Kolombari was quiet but there are enough tavernas to go at. All in all it was one of the most relaxing holidays we have had, I would thoroughly recommend this accomodation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The hotel is clean and quiet. Not a party location although the owner goes out of his way to make you feel at home. I am told this is typical of people who live in crete, they are extremely hospitable. We were invited to eat with the family and offered LOTS of Raki :)

Please note, directly opposite the hotel is a FANTASTIC organic butcher. He sells amazing Raki and Feta which was Delicious.

The hotel is located in a remote area so a car is recommend if not essential. A great location for exploring the west side of the island. One of the best nearby beaches is Falasarna a small drive approximately 30 mins away by car. The local beach is pebbly water is not a clear as Falasarna.

There is a bus stop 2-3 min walk from the hotel which is serviced in summer 20- 30 min intervals, until midnight. The bus goes to Chania via the old road which runs along the edge of the island which is a 40- 50 min journey air conditioned buses and approximately 2.50 euros. Chania is a quick 15 - 20 min drive on the motorway.

There are two local supermarkets nearby turn left out of the hotel and walk about 15 mins.

Room Tip: Top floor facing the sea if possible
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  • Stayed July 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 August 10, 2013 via mobile

Clean, comfy rooms. Fantastic host, great pool. Fantastic value and atmosphere in weekly bar b q. Nothing too much trouble. Slightly further to walk to harbour than expected, 25 mins. Wasnt expecting the wind and waves on the beach, but have since discovered normal in july, august. A great base for hiring a car. Try the travel agency over the road. Decent value trips from there too.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Can add nothing further about the wonderful host and the running of the place - it's all been said before. Just wanted to point out that I arrived stressed, fed up and very ready to find fault.
Within a couple of days I was cruising through the pool delighting in the smell of freshly cut grass and watching dragonflies inches from me. Early July was very hot but oh so relaxing.
We.re going back in September! Thank you Mike and staff.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Arrived at alonia apartments after 8hr delay to be greeted by the host mikey it was my birthday with only 3min remaining mikey kept the bar open what a wonderful man he is the greeting was great and the whole stay was brilliant we where made to feel like we where part of his family so welcoming and friendly nothing was to much trouble the rooms pool and bar area where spotles I will like other people we met be returning thanks mikey for you generosity see you soon john and margarita

  • Stayed July 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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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

To stat off I would like to mention are host, mike, a very nice man who is more than happy to help you in anyway possible be this giving you free food as you sit by the pool or bar, sitting down for a meal with his friends and family or driving you out for a look at the worlds oldest olive tree or to Kolymbari to see their fish festival. The room was also great, very clean and spacious. The local area is more than enough to keep you busy throughout your trip, with restaurants and bars only a ten minuet walk away, two convince stores just across the road and two supermarkets just a short walk the other way. The nearest beach is only across the road and while it may be pebbly not sandy still as crystal clear waters. If you want a sandy beach or to visit Chania then just jump on one of the regular buses going either way. This is a really nice place with a great host. 10/10

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Skoutelonas | Chania Kolympari, Kolymbari, Crete 73006, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kolymbari
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alonia apartments allocates swimming-pool and reception while the personnel speaks fluently the English and Italian language. Twelve from the apartments they have view the sea while four from them they have view in the swimming-pool. Alonia apartments is a familial enterprise and your accommodation there, you will make to feel as at home. In small distance from the apartments they are Bars, Cafe, restaurants and Supermarket. ... more   less 
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Alonia Apartments Kolymbari
Alonia Apartments Hotel Kolymbari
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