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The Old Phoenix

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  • Excellent45%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinated by the island, its inhabitants, the quality of its welcome and its taverns, we were eager to spend a good time in Loutro. Chance brought us to Old Phoenix. A very bad experience, incompatible with what Crete proposes. In French I'd say: null to...More

Thank Jean57990
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is not for everyone, and I understand those who would rate it lower because the wi-fi - even the mobilenet - is unreliable and only available in the restaurant. Because the amenities are just fine but not luxurious. Because nothing is happening in the...More

1  Thank Anja I
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We walked there from Loutro last night with a full moon lighting the stoney path. Had tasty dolmades followed by delicious charcoal grilled swordfish steaks The swordfish had been caught by the owner that morning. Excellent and friendly service and an easy 15 minute walk...More

Thank kiwibev73
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on the hike to Loutro. The setting is beautiful. Everything else: not so much. The food was bland and extremely overpriced and service was indifferent at best. Either stop for a meal earlier or wait until you reach Loutro to eat.

Thank Eacata G
Reviewed September 15, 2017

A faint air of conspiracy prevails, half-way between an Agatha Christie set and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. You find yourself exchanging complicit glances with everyone you meet: you are all in on the secret. This is a truly wonderful place to spend a week...More

1  Thank Charles053
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"There are stairs. Let the waiter recommend your choice of dinner!"
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"Book early, request a top floor room as they have the best sea views"
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"Book or reserve early, keep trying if phone unavailabe or not answered, check web site"
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"The rooms on the top floor have the best views and the corner rooms offer the most privacy."
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