I found the Esplanade from Trip Advisor and really want to add my praise to the other reviews to encourage people experience this great place. We were expecting clean and basic, but the Esplanade delivers more than this, especially in the 3 double bed apartment we had. The rooms are spacious and airy each with a balcony and the 3 (!) bathrooms were an amazing bonus. Our daughter has a lot of food allergies so we ate in quite a bit and the cooking facilities, whilst simple, were more than adequate. Even more impressive is the cleanliness with linen changes every other day and cleaning every day. Definitely more than 2*. The pool is larger than it looks in the pictures and was so inviting we couldn't walk past without taking a dip. The small children's section is perfect and with Yiannis' hospitality makes for a real family feel. Having a car is definitely an advantage with a 2 minute drive to Kalathas beach and 10 mins to Stavros (with an amazing windmill restaurant). Chania old town is about 15 minutes by car so easy for a drink or dinner. Other guests were rarely seen as this is also a great base for exploring Crete, but everyone was always very friendly. We had a fabulous holiday and really recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing beach holiday.