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).
- 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