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“Brilliant family run apartments”

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Christina Apartments
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
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217 reviews
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“Brilliant family run apartments”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We were given a warm welcome and a complementary drink on arrival and then shown to our room. We stayed in room 104 which had a lovely terrace and was nice and quiet. The room was a good size for a family of four and was kept clean with regular towel and bedlinen changes during our two week stay. The location of the Christina apartments was brilliant, near to the beach, supermarket and a nice stroll took you to lots of super tavernas.The swimming pool was lovely and kept very clean, there was always a good atmosphere around the pool on the occasions we were there. The pool bar was great and very reasonably priced and the atmosphere during the day and of an evening was very friendly and welcoming. For us the icing on the cake with these apartments is the family that run them, they could not do enough to make sure our holiday was fantastic. The effort they put into evenings such as the BBQ night is so good. They were great at recommending places to eat and things to do on the island to ensure we saw the best of Crete and got real value for money. They also took us to a couple of tavernas in the mountains which really were evenings to remember. We like to try different places and so don't often return to the same place however if we did return to Crete we would stay here again without a moments hesitation. We loved everything about Christina apartments.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

What a great holiday we all had staying at the Christina, we had a party of 6 ranging from 12 years to 64 years and could not ask for a better welcome by all the family who run the hotel, Nikos especially, the apartments were very nice and clean, the pool was great and the bar especially, recommend the breakfasts served and lunch which set you up for the day, lots of resturants nearby and shops so very local to everything, including the bakery just opposite, cakes galore !!!! All the staff were so lovely to everyone and really did make you feel you was part of the hotel could not fault them at all they were fantastic, Nikos arranges nights out in the mountains to see a typical Greek village with food provided this is a must if you have never seen it great night had by all, also there is a weekly BBQ which is a must also as everyone gets involved with Greek dancing too !! all in all the hotel caters for every age by the end of the first day you know most of the people as the bar is buzzing of a night time and you cannot help but stop off and have a few drinks before bed, the kids can go into the games room and hook up to the internet or play pool which turned out to be a good place for the kids all to become friends whilst the adults are having a drink or two !!!! Great holiday at a fantastic hotel......!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed at the christina appts with my family in oct 2011. We all thought that it was excellent value for money. The appts were spacious and clean. The staff were all very helpfull and my 7 yr old daughter cerys fell in love with nikos and costas they made her holiday. When speaking to other guests we found a lot of them had been before and had kept returning year after year because of the friendly atmosphere. The greek night they put on is excellent and the tradional greek meal in the mountains was a great night out and value for money. We stayed in and around the pool in the day and ate out in the restaurants around the christina all giving good value for money especially the one across the road.and excellent meals. I would definately come back here again and am thinking about returning in 2013. The only downfall is the beach unless you travel. Annmarie the barmaid was very helpfull and informative with what was going on and location of things. Another must was the full english breakfast that they done it would set you up for the day. Hope to see nikos, costas, and annmarie next year.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Had family hol here after reading good reviews and we loved it. nikos is full of energy and whole family makes you welcome. great location and pool spotless clean. good restaurants in the area. even staff took us for traditional mezes in the villages and mountains. suitable for all ages. we understand why people go year after year. thankyou we will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Arrived at 1.45am to a lovely warm welcome, free drink and showed to our room 201, bit of a disappointment I have to admit, very basic and a view of a fire escape. On waking went to the pool snack bar for breakfast everyone seemed so friendly, yes there was the odd few who got there towels out first thing taking the large parasols every time, but that's not as annoying as the welsh family who was so loud and so was there kids, and the gran of the family who spent her last night on the balcony next to us till 4.30am drinkiing, singing, laughing and being a nuisance. Having never been to Greece was not prepared for the poo bin, which was only changed twice in our weeks stay, we had to ask for fresh towels on our 3rd day then got 1 more change of towels and bed linin changed once, but for a cheep last min booking was ok for the money ( worked out half price ) don't think I would have been happy paying full price for the holiday though, would only return IF it was a cheep late deal again !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Stayed in Christina apartments for 2 weeks, greeted by a very welcoming couple (Joan and Aiden) who look after the place during the day, serving hot food and drinks at affordable prices. The first free drink was a nice touch.
Room was spacious, clean and house keeping staff changed the bins and bed linen regularly.
The only criticism about the room was the shower, very poor shower as attachment was broken and the shower head needed to be held (big deal?)
Christina apartments is in a great location with many restaraunts, bars, tavernas all around and within walking distance, a bus is available every half an hour to take you into the main town of Rethymno where the Venetian Harbour has some lovely restaraunts (although these are rather expensive) take a walk around old town and visit the numerous souveiner shops and boutiques.
The apartment was right next to the beach, although the beach was not sandy and the pebbles very hot under foot, the water sports area 200 yards down the beach kept me happy with Jet Skiing, boat rides, bannana boats etc.
The main disappointment of the holiday would be the lack of live music, bands, tribute acts, general entertainment in both Platanes and Rethymno which is something i look for when booking a holiday.
Costas, Nikos, Christina and Ann-Marie are all great staff and they look after the bar of an evening, staying open till 2am with Grecian dance nighs, bingo, quiz and bbq nights.
Overall, a great, family run, friendly apartments with a great atmosphere!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Just back from a fortnight with my daughter, we had a great time albeit it was very hot and the only comfort was on the beach that you are unable to walk on as A, Too hot. B, It's very pebbly. When we arrived we went into room 209 but this just looked out on to a fire escape. We asked to move to another room 304 which was much better. The family are truly lovely people and will do anything to help. Nikos, Kostas, Christina and all the family are great. Ann-Marie, Joan who run the bar are also lovely people. There is a good atmosphere in the bar area Nikos turns the music up, Kostas turns it down.....Funny as :-) Rooms are clean and the air con is a must, 4.50euros a day, we had ours on all night and kept the door shut during the day which worked. My real only criticism was the bloody people who got up at silly o'clock to put their towels on THEIR beds and then shot off down the beach for the day but nothing was done about this! "FACT" it's not the Germans any more it's the British SHOCKING. Turn right out of the apartments and head down the road until you reach The Academy for food! Lovely and inexpensive....Most of the others are over priced. You will have a great time! Enjoy!!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Christina Apartments
Address: Adelianos Kambos, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon > Platanias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Platanias
#8 Romantic Hotel in Platanias
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Christina Apartments Hotel Platanias
Christina Apartments Rethymnon
Christina Apartments Hotel Rethymnon
Christina Apartments Crete, Greece

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