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“Very pleasant holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece (Formerly Apladas Beach Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 56 Hotels in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very pleasant holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2006

We stayed at this hotel in June 2006 for 10 days (me and my wife, 42 years old). The hotel is built in a very quiet area at the end of Platanias village towards the west. The hotel architecture is excellent - all (or almost all) rooms have a view of the sea. Rooms at the 2nd and 3rd floor are more expensive but much better because the 1st floor is about 1 meter below ground level.
There is an independent air-condition with remote control in the room together with a refrigerator and a TV set. One brilliant feature - two doors to the balcony: a glass door (closing is necessary for switching-on the A/C) and a net door against flies. You get new towels every day (not take them on the beach). Bathroom is spacious (for one person) with a hair-dryer but without a plug for an electric razor. One Crete rule in every hotel – do not throw a toilet paper into a toilet bowl but into a litter basket only.
Meal is very good, both breakfast and lunch - you can choose from 6-8 main dishes and lots of salads, fruits and sweets. Drinks served during dinner are paid. Waitresses and waiters are very pleasant.
Sunbeds and parasols are paid on the beach (5 Euro a day for set 2+1) but at pools are free and their number is sufficient. Pools are very clean but too warm (for me). The beach is nice (sand and pebbles) and water is pellucid without any seaweeds.
The hotel offers one PC with internet connection. It is located next to a reception and costs 1,5 € for a quarter of an hour. There are not any animation program in the hotel (but I was very pleased with it because there was a pleasant quiet in the hotel all the night - except of noisy russian tourists).
A bus stop towards Chania (8 kilometers) is located 200 meters from the hotel and air-conditioned buses goes every 15 minutes (the terminus is situated in the center of Chania 10 minutes walk from beautiful old port).

  • Liked — A quiet and a kind of structure - three floors only, open corridors.
  • Disliked — A noise from a room upstairs.
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2006

Everything is really clean and comfortable (except for the beds are kind of hard, but that's okay.) The food is AMAZING times a billion!!!! The dinner buffet is UNBELIEVABLE and there is food for everybody and all different tastes.There is a VERY BIG WIDE VARIETY of food. The pools are good, and the ocean is REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY clean. It's a nice walk out to town, (about 7-10 min) The staff are really kind, and service for drinks during dinner is excellent. The air conditioning in the rooms works fine, and the mosquitos arent a problem if u keep ur balcony closed throughout the day. Theres also a table tennis table (hard to find, but ask where it is) and a pool table. There is only one computer for internet access, and it is kind of expensive, but thats okay because everything else is just FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D

  • Liked — EVERYTHING
  • Disliked — not enought internet access/too expensive internet
  • Tips/Secrets — bring your own beach towel
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2006

M. Koch, Vienna, Austria, 45 years with wife 33 years.
We have been 14 days at this hotel. We loved it.

Especially the breakfast and dinner buffet is perfect. The service personal is very friendly.

Everything is clean. The room and bathroom are large. We had a sea view room. You can see sun rises directly from the balcony.

The 3 pools are very clean. One is for kids, the other ones perfect to swim (1,3 to 1,8 m deep). The pool bar is very nice with lovely personal.

The beach itself is partly with sand and little stones. It would be perfect if it would be cleaned every day. This was not the case. The water was clear will small waves.

The distance to Platania centre is 10 - 15 minutes. You walk along one busy street. You could use a bus to the centre. The station is just opposite the hotel entrance.

Platanias itself has a lot of restaurants, bars and high live. We enjoyed the ones on the little hill of Platania. People are everywhere friendly.

For trips it is easy to take the bus two Chania bus station. From there you have plenty possibilities for journeys.

We rented for tree days also a car with one day break between this three days to travel to Elafinisi and Paleochora.

We definitely recommend this location and that hotel.

Feel free to contact me.

Regards
Manfred + Elena

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2005

A brand new and a perfect sea view resort very close to Chania (10 minutes by car), which is very clean and very quiet. The rooms are large and comfortable and very well decorated (Our room was perfect with a great balcony viewing the pool bar and the sea in 50m. distance). Two swimming pools (one for children), a playground for children and a very relaxing and beautiful pool bar between the pool and the aegean sea.
It was a perfect choice for me and my husband, and the price was very nice, too.
If I have to mention a few cons, breakfast was included but it is not their strong point - believe me. You see a variety of food, but so few of them can make you really happy, i.e.: no tasty sweets included. They offer only two kinds of bread which you suppose to slice one by one. (In the meantime, a whole queue is standing behind you waiting for you to finish slicing). Apart from eggs and a certain variety of ham, there' s nothing more interesting to it. Of course, dinner for us was not included, so I cannot really judge it.

But, in general terms, for me it was the best hotel you can find in the area in such a good price, very clean, very nice, I give it 5 stars because it had everything I had dreamt of a hotel...

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2005

i would say that everything was above the standard that i was
expecting for a 4* hotel (especially during the high season where
greeks leave their cities and everywere was so noisy!). i left from
my home in athens and i found paradise....

the hotel is situated in the most suitable and convenient area of
platanias (and chania). 10 km from chania, 500m from platanias
village and directly after the national highway exit and exactly on
the beach of platanias...

if not all, most of the rooms have SEA VIEW and many front sea view.
as far as the rooms in the lower level that i read in a previous review i know that these are much cheaper since i have been asked
about the vacation package from my travel agent!!!

rooms were tidy and quite large (since they are hotel rooms and not apartments). i met some friends of mine in that hotel and they told me that their room was connected with the next room in order to have the space they wanted for their children (but in that case he paid for their children...).
personnel was really friendly, helpful + discrete (and multilingual which is not easy to find).

3 large swimming pools next to the beach with plenty of space in the
pool area and more space in the beach although sunbeds were charged
2.50 euros (the cheapest we paid in all chania beaches we visited)

the ala carte menu in the beach bar was very good (grilled dishes to fresh fish and lobster spaghettis...), whilst the restaurant buffett was really good (14 salads to choose + 9 main dishes: more than enough!). breakfast we always missed since we just could not wake up!

something negative was the lack of entertainment! no live music and no animation. however, this proved to be good since what we really wanted was to get rest...

in other words:
*highly recomended*

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2005

If you're looking for a 4 star hotel, it's better to look for another one.

It's considered at most a 3 star hotel and according to the people we were talking about, it is a good 3 star hotel.

Before, you book your room ask for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor, otherwise they will put you on the 1st floor which is under the ground (no kidding, the garden is above the place you have to sit outside and you look at the wall in front of you). If you stand up you have a nice view of the gardern.

The area of the hotel has many mosquitoes in case you are interested, You cann't sit outside at night. The room has many killed mosquitoes on the wall as a mosaic art. The room has screen for the insects. You are lucky if they operate well.

The safe costs €2 per day and the chairs on the beach cost € 2,50 each.

You have to have your own towels for the beach.

Food is for a 3 star hotel simple nothing special.

No playground for kids, only a swing just to demonstrate they have play ground.

The rooms are good for 2 persons, if you have one kid no problem he can sleep on a sofa, if you have two kids then above the sofa they have made a funny construction and all of them in a small room as the one for two persons.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2005

New and nice hotel. Beautiful gardens, nice pools and beach. The food at the main restaurant (breakfast and dinner) is very good. The personnel is very helpful and kind. It is a quiet place and next to the busy area of platanias cafeterias, shops and bars (10 minutes on foot). The only disadvantages are the food at the beach bar and the charge at the beach sunbeds (the sunbeds at the pool area are free).

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunprime Platanias Beach Suites & Spa

Address: Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece (Formerly Apladas Beach Hotel)
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Platanias
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Platanias
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunprime Platanias Beach Suites & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The municipality of Chania is an ideal tourist destination that offers a beautiful natural environment, culture, history, exceptional cuisine, high quality of life and of course endless sunny beaches with crystal clear waters. Apladas Beach Hotel is located directly on the beach of Platanias Village, only 12km away from Chania. The hotel is built on a land of 18.000 m2 at the most privileged site of Platanias: a quiet location directly on the beach and only 5 minutes walk from the lively village center. Stylish and relaxing, spacious and comfortable. Apladas Beach Hotel is a 4 star resort that provides high quality service & facilities. The 'modern' and 'smart' hotel architecture creates two great advantages: spectacular sea view for the majority hotel rooms and spacious public spaces and gardens. The hotel's modern facilities, the room's comfort and design, the fine cuisine, the relaxing atmosphere and our professional and friendly service, ensure that you will have an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Apladas Beach Chania
Sunprime Platanias Beach Suites & Spa Crete - Chania

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