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Indigo Mare

Kykladon Street, Platanias, Crete 730 14 Greece
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#20 of 75 hotels in Platanias
The Indigo Mare hotel-apartments complex lies on the most beautiful part of the golden sand of Platanias beach. It offers hospitality, comfort and serenity giving the unique opportunity to relax right next to the sea. Indigo Mare is one of the most famous complexes in Platanias village. It is 15 minutes drive from Chania town. The airport is 30 minutes drive away and the port of Souda in 20 minutes, both through national road.
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Kykladon Street, Platanias, Crete 730 14 Greece
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N. Kazantzakis Airport73 miSee all flights
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Hajar K wrote a review Aug 2021
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I am currently staying at indigo mare hotel, I have been here for 3 days. After one day I lost money from my Wallet after cleaning service. I tried to talk to the woman who cleans and she didn’t want to talk to me. I then asked to see the hotel manager. He wasn’t available, so I talked to the hotel owner. I explained calmly what the problem was. The receptionist had to translate Cause he can’t speak english. From the beginning of the conversation who was uncomfortable. He startes asking what I do for a Living and how much money I make. He then starter yelling at me and acting threatening. I never tried something so uncomfortable. To anyone who is going for Crete, for you own pleasure dont go to Indigo Mare hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Dora Skarkala, Ιδιοκτήτης at Indigo Mare
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mrs Hajark, I would like to mention that our priority is to have happy guests and creαte beautiful memories. The fact that one day you lost some of your money, indeed is something sad, but the owner explained to you, that our cleaning ladies are working here for many years and we never had faced issues like this. Furthermore, we believe that anyone would like to lose his job for 20 euros. The owner of the hotel, who is a 76 years old man, is 70% deaf from his one ear and this is the reason he speaks loudly. The fact that you felt uncomfortable wasn't our aim and we are very sorry for that. With best regards, Theodora Skarkala
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Alina I wrote a review Aug 2020
13 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed in many locations in Greece and trust me when I say, this one was amazingly good. Location is perfect, on the sandy beach of platanias. The rooms are very nice and worth every penny and unlike other hotels in Greece, there is no extra charge for the air conditioning. The breakfast has various options, anyone can find something that they like. Check out hours very reasonably. This year being different because of covid, we also appreciated how they handled that: masks were given every day, room cleaning was made at customers choice. Unlike other hotels, the sunbeds were free of charge (in zakinthos at a 4 star hotel we had to pay the sunbeds every day). There is a little playground for young children. Staff is very friendly, i've got nothing negative to say about this complex of apartments. Everything was great.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
3 Helpful votes
TheBuffys wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom107 contributions108 helpful votes
This is a good 3* hotel but the communal areas are far too small for the number of rooms. Hotels are only allowed 40% occupancy due to Covid yet still hard to get a sunbed. Only 12 sunbeds by the pool but quite a few on the beach. Bar service on beach & round pool was very good. Staff are very friendly. Rooms are basic but clean & tidy. We had a nice balcony & side sea view. TV is good - a few English channels. Our door was very difficult to lock - we had to bang it quite a few times till it locked. We told them 3 times and it was still not fixed when we left. We lost a key card and were given a new one, only when we checked out were we told we had to pay 5Euros for an additional card. You are only allowed 1 card/room. Think they worry about people leaving the air con on. Breakfast was OK - plenty of food but overcooked and cold. There are 88 rooms and if only 40% occupied then only 35 are in use. It felt like more. If all 88 had been occupied breakfast and sunbeds would have been dreadful. Bearing in mind only 40% occupancy we were still refused a late checkout and no showers - out flight was at 11:00pm so a very unpleasant day was had. The room was required that afternoon which is not allowing the 24 hours required to be empty. We booked very late and actually had a good holiday taking into consideration all the issues with travel at present but under normal circumstances we would not stay at this hotel - it is a 3* and it cannot accommodate the number of rooms it has Do not go in high season when times go back to normal.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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195h_vardn wrote a review Aug 2019
Alesund, Norway18 contributions35 helpful votes
There might not be available sun beds so be early at the beach or the pool. Menu in the restaurant does have very few options. The rooms is ok. No luxury. Can get rooms in the back yard with no wind. But all in all. Ok hotel. Ok breakfast. Excellent service at the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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LyM81 wrote a review Jul 2019
Northern Norway, Norway15 contributions23 helpful votes
Nice hotel, friendly staff, clean and tidy. Bit dated but nothing is bothering. Beach right behind the hotel. Pool area, mainly taken over by kids. Breakfast bit boring, but no bad food. Quiet area, easy access to centrum, good bus connection
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indigo Mare
Which popular attractions are close to Indigo Mare?
Nearby attractions include Manteio Cafe Cocktail Bar (0.1 miles), Social Cafe Bar (0.3 miles), and New Planet (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Indigo Mare?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Indigo Mare?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Indigo Mare?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Indigo Mare?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Indigo Mare?
Conveniently located restaurants include 50 Shades of Grill, Sonio Beach Restaurant, and Almiras Family Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Indigo Mare?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Indigo Mare?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Indigo Mare?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Venizelos Graves (8.5 miles), Firkas Fortress (6.4 miles), and Cave of St John the Hermit (7.3 miles).
Does Indigo Mare have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Indigo Mare accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.