As other reviewers have said, Yiannis is a brilliant host - he met us from the airport and even stopped off at the supermarket so we could stock up on essentials on our way to the apartments. We stayed here for 7 nights in September and had a one bedroomed apartment with a small balcony overlooking the apartments next door (Extremely noisy family next door for the first few days!). Although we got the morning sun with breakfast on the balcony, unfortunately this meant our only sea view was from the shared stairway and not the sea view balcony we thought we had booked, as the kitchen area window looked out onto the side of the next apartment. The apartment next to us would have been lovely with it's wrap around balcony of a decent size with good views - I don't know the number of this one but it is above the main reception.The facilities and equipment in the apartment are very good, the bathroom having the usual mixer tap over a hip bath, and the kitchen had a full sized fridge and kettle, two electric rings, coffee maker, toaster etc. Twin beds in the bedroom, which was air conditioned, and flyscreens at all of the windows and heavy metal blinds also in the bedroom. The apartment was kept spotlessly clean, and we had good quality towels (including tea towels) provided every day. Kalathas itself is little more than a hamlet, with the nearest of the 2 supermarkets within an easy walk. The beach was just over a mile away, and would have meant an uphill walk for the return journey so if you have any mobility issues you would need to use a car (as we did). The beach itself is great, as are the others on Akrotiri peninsular. There are some airbases nearby so there is quite a bit of noise from aircraft, but we didn't find this a problem. Chania old town/harbour is a very easy drive and a must see. Eating out can be a bit of a chore, as there is virtually nothing within walking distance, so this meant driving every evening to either neighbouring Chorofakia (Irenes for Greek food, Ramblers for steaks) or Kounoupidiana (Burakis for Greek food). Personally, I think 7 nights was too long in Kalathas, but it obviously depends on what you want to do and if you don't mind not having facilities within walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esplanade hotel-apartments is located in Kalathas, 9 klm from the center of Chania in Crete and only 850 meters from the sandy beach of Kalathas. All 13 apartments are comfortable and have all amenities that tourists will need while their holidays. Private bathroom, swimming pool, children's pool, Free WIFI INTERNET, AC, TV, fridge, kitchenette, telephone, etc. There are big apartments with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 balconies, about 110m2/each one, which are suitable for big families or a group of 4-5-6 friends! Of course, there are smaller apartments for families with 1 or 2 small children and studios for couples. We can ensure our clients that we offer very clean and confortable apartments and an enjoyable holiday. ... more less
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- Esplanade Hotel Apartments Chania, Crete