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Plakias Bay Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plakias rethymno | Agios vasileios, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece   |  
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Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Plakias
Rethymnon, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“If "The Hospitable Zeus" would ever come back,he would have stayed here!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Plakias Bay Hotel in Plakias is the place you come back over and over again cause you can't just get enough of the beautiful village the hotel is build in,you can't get enough of the friendly/hospitable people working and you defenately can't get enough of the beautiful view (it's in the very edge of Plakias up on a hill offering you the whole Plakias in your plate) and the silence you enjoy there (it's not even a kilometer from the center of Plakias,far enough to be quite and close enough to go for a drink at night) as the only that might desturd you is waves spashing at the beach (the beach is about 100meters from the hotel ;-D) or the old guardian dog called "Bouzoukis" that is daily roaming Plakias and when he get tired comes back at the hotel to bark at random people or cars for no particular reason to show to his boss that he earns meal he eats :-)

The hotel in being run by the family mostly and some friends of the sons of the owner,everyone is friendly and worths having a raki or two with them.

The decoration is beautiful showing that the artistic side of the Aris & Natasa (Owners) is pretty rich and full of colors (the windows and doors are difrent colors with nice combinations of them all in a greek island white walls) which this hotel unique in Plakias (also in that perspective).

The cuisine they have is pretty tasty,result of the creative minds of Natasa (most of those years but also her son's Klearchos that has been added to the cooking team recently).

The prices are pretty decent for the overall experience and you gladly would pay even more in the near future to go back again for some more.

Defenately looking forward to go back again...!!!

Room Tip: I stayed in room 202 but I can say that the next (to each side ) rooms are having the same view. As...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We (2 adults and one 2-year old daughter) were at Plakias Bay hotel the last week of May 2013. The hotel and rooms are good quality for the price (low season prices). Room with enough space, good mattresses, good bathroom and nice balcony. Breakfast is ok, nothing special but different choices. We had lunch a couple of time and fish was very good and greek salad good. The balcony of the hotel is very nice because one can have have meals under the tree with a beautiful view to the sea. Also from rooms on the sea side front, nice view of the sea.
I would spend some very good words on the hospitality: it was very good. They waited for our arrival until 1 am and were very nice all the time and they let me print my boarding passes from their print at no cost.
The location of the hotel is also strategic: on top of a small hill, just 150m from sea and away from the village which can be reached by walking in 15-20 minutes. Beach with beds and big umbrellas at 200m. Nice place for meals at 300m.
I would recommend Plakias Bay hotel.
Very nice places/beaches to visit around.

Stayed May 2013
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

we were very satisfied, the hotel has big rooms (with air conditionair, refrigerator, terasse), was clean. For breakfast (bufet - good choice) you had to go to the next hotel Myrits (one minute from Porto hotel). Five minutes to the hotel restaurant Kri-kri which is situated in the centre of the village. The weather was very hot (for mid-September), about 29 degrees each day with very warm evenings. Any time again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Came back yesterday after a wonderful week in Plakias. Plakias Bay hotel has the best location in Plakias, at the south end of the bay, with wonderful views of the bay and the town of Plakias itself.
A bit of a walk to the center of Plakias (20 minutes?), but the beach is only one minute away.
Four out of six evenings we had dinner at the hotel. Excellent. The best local red wine we have tasted in Crete. Breakfast is included, and has everything we wanted, including fresh warm bread. Very nice rooms with great views. Basic as always on Crete, but very clean. Great balconies. The mattress was on the hard side (as I usually find them in Crete). Plakias Bay hotel seems to be a family operation, and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. We emailed the hotel that we were arriving late, and the owner called us on the way making sure we were not lost. We arrived around 11pm and he was out greeting us on the front steps. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston-upon-hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Very good hotel, situated in a quiet location, but only a few minutes walk away from the beautiful bay at Plakias and the shops, restaurants, bars etc.

Would recommend rooms on the 3rd floor, as these give the better views - Room 304 does provide views of the sea (even though not advertised as a sea view), and also panoramic views of the surrounding hills/mountains.

Although the hotel does have a swimming pool and pool bar on the roof terrace, residents may also use the lovely pool at the Myrtis Hotel next door, which is where breakfast is also served.

Although the Hotel Porto Plakias does not have a restaurant in the building, it is linked to the Kri- Kri restaurant/taverna which overlooks the stunning bay at Plakias, and where the food is first class, and service excellent, and which is only situated less than 5 minutes away.

Would highly recommend both the Hotel Porto Plakias and the Kri-Kri Restaurant/Taverna - the staff are very efficient, friendly and professional.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor (top floor)will provide more panoramic views (some with sea views) - lower fl...
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Very nice hotel, good service, staff is very friendly and helpfull.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

A nice hotel but not 4 stars.

The bedrooms have a high specification but the views from them are not great (with the ground floor particularly overlooked.

The best feature is the extensive (building-wide) roof terrace with pool (though this is smaller than the photos suggest). Both are quiet and not overlooked. The pool bar is never open.

The hotel is very convemient for the centre.

Room Tip: Higher floors are less overlooked. Rooms at the far-end to reception get the sun later.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plakias rethymno | Agios vasileios, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Plakias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Plakias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Plakias Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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