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#14 of 21 hotels in Crete
If you’re looking for a budget friendly hotel in Platanias, look no further than Cretan Sun. Guest rooms offer a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Cretan Sun makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk and a sun terrace. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and a poolside bar during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. If you like barbeque restaurants, Cretan Sun is conveniently located near Lakis Beach Bar. The staff at Cretan Sun looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Golf course
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 67 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We needed accommodation late on for a weddingwithin the family and having already planned our year of holidays - most at timeshare resorts where we have points allocations - we needed a cheap but reasonable place. For the money this place is a little GEM! The breakfasts, at only £45 for 2 people for the week, were excellent and nothing - absolutely nothing - was too much trouble for the ladies setting it out. Thank you so very much ladies! There was fresh and dried fruit, cold meats & cheese, bacon, sausage & eggs in the buffet plus all the cakes, toast jam etc you can eat. A plentiful supply of good coffee plus fruit juices - enough to keep you well fed until early afternoon. The grounds are superbly kept being tended every day, the pool is clean and also attended to daily. There are plenty of sunbeds - enough to mean that nobody ever needed to put towels on them at dawn! There is a nice little bar area & terrace, Sheets and towels replaced every day and no problem - as one reviewer moaned about - with toilet paper supplies; if you've got a mouth and ask it will be supplied! The extended family who run and look after this little oasis 5 minutes from the beach are all gems. I have an accident on day 2 of the stay & had to be rushed to hospital; their care and thoughtfulness was amazing. Thank you to you all. Despite being regular users of 4/5* timeshare resorts we WILL be back for an early or late season holiday next year or the year after desite some of the very minor faults which are just not worth mentioning or worrying about. Do NOT worry about the sad 1* reviews; if you can find fault with this unpretentious resort you'll find fault with anything. ONE TIP - I suggest you ask for a room facing the pool as a number face a narrow road with a variable view. If you have to have a room away from the pool a higher floor would be a better bet.
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The Cretan Sun is a great hotel that’s run by a extremely hardworking family who go above and beyond to make your holiday relaxing, enjoyable and FUN. Yes it might need a few tweaks here and there but for the price it is more than adequate. Who cares if it lacks a few kitchen essentials in the cupboards??? It’s got a kettle, a fridge for milk, water and a bloody tea spoon. What more do you want??? Anyone can knock up spaghetti and meatballs on the two ring hob, pans, plates and cutlery provided. No more than a 5 minute walk you can be at any number of great tavernas. Notably Pagonas and Taverna Stratos to the rear of the hotel, a 2 minute walk max. The rooms are cleaned every other day, clean sheets and fresh towels all by a very friendly cleaning staff. You can have a breakfast at the hotel for €5 from 7.30-10am. All fresh and all you can eat. Basic bar snacks and cold drinks are available throughout the day if you decide to relax next to a fantastic pool area with ample sun loungers. Well looked after gardens with palm trees to escape the afternoon heat. The bar provides good beer and cocktails in the evening and if your lucky Demetrius (Jimmy) will give you some good advice on some places to visit. Manos is very funny and Marilena take his jokes with a pinch of salt🙄. A great hotel with an amazing family that look after you. It’s 5⭐️to us😎 Thank you Manos, Marilena, Jimmy and the rest of your lovely family. Mr Martin & Sara.
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This is a very relaxed family run place.It is very convenient to beach shops and restaurants. All you can eat breakfast for only 5euro.The staff are wonderful.Especially the lovely lady that serves breakfast in the morning. The pool area is small and charming. For the price you can't beat it. If you are looking a quite relaxing place to stay it's ideal.I will definitely come back here to stay.Marguerite and Robert.
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Pleasant basic accommodation, friendly staff, room kept clean and tidy. Not far from supermarket lidl. Near to village. Not hassled to eat there,which isn't always the case. Quiet area, ideal for couples.
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We always go away at this time of year to a Greek island. This hotel was in a great place to visit the east, west and south coast with a car - which we hired in Platanes - just a short walk from the hotel- recommend a Jeep for open top travel ; Venus travel The pool was very clean and we swam every day - sometimes am and sometimes in the late afternoon. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh with a good variety - coffee was good but avoided the orange juice. Our room was huge as we had booked a two bed apartment still within our budget - all very clean. We had great views of the hills and countryside. Very quiet with doors shut at night. Beds comfortable. Platanes has great restaurants- too many goods ones to try in a week Altogether a great venue - no complaints from us. For the price it is 5 star,
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$34 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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