We have been to Crete a few times before, but this was the first time with our 10 month-old daughter. When we booked our trip (charter), we researched the hotels available and decided that Geraniotis had the best options for us. I will not discuss the charter-trip bit here as this is something for another day. I will focus on what the Hotel had to offer us and our little one. We had one of the apartments (one bedroom) with a large bathroom and an adequate kitchen. Some nights we went out for dinner and some we stayed in and cooked. Both worked just fine, although I wish the kitchen had more working space. There is a TV in the room, but it is nothing to brag about. However, we never felt the need to watch TV anyway. The hotel offers all-inclusive, half-pension or breakfast only and we decided to have breakfast only included. Nice breakfast buffet, although not as many fruits as we thought there would be. Maybe later in the season there might be more options. Nevertheless, we had plenty to choose from. The staff was very nice and friendly and attentive. And I mean, not only the breakfast staff, but everyone that we met. The hotel has a nice green lawn all the way to the beach, with swimming pools and enough sunbeds. The option to stay on the beach or on the green lawn (grass) and take the short walk to the beach/sea is yours. There is a supermarket (Lidl) just on the other side of the street and even a small groceries store within the hotel with enough products and good prices. The attending lady is very friendly and speaks good English. Our daughter was well received anywhere in the Hotel and the staff seemed to honestly care about kids and make the effort to play with them. We truly appreciated that. The walk into Platanias is fine and takes no more than 10/15mins. Just remember, it is an all-inclusive Hotel and serves a big charter company. You will meet all kinds of people in such place. There are plenty of other hotels in the area to choose from and certainly better ones. For our holiday, this one was perfect and very easy going. And that is exactly what we wanted. Would easily return to Geraniotis beach Hotel.
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