RCI sent ne an email the week before our stay to advise me that they had changed the accomodation because the RCI silver crown one I had booked was closed for the winter. Leoniki is not of the same standard a I was expecting to be disappointed.
Arriving at 11pm was not an issue and the staff were very welcoming. It needed a drive to the Grand Leoniki entrance at the back of the hotel which is where the off site parking is. The good news was that we had a full cooked breakfast included daily! In the end we had no need to cook in the appartment at all. A good breakfast will keep you going until 6pm and then it's time for an early dinner. Most days we were sightseeing / driving and we were often the only people in the tavernas we visited.
Our room was at the back of the hotel. Others have commented about the intrusive noise from the main road which is close by. I didn't have a problem with it, but as the resort seemed to be well under occupied, they could have moved us elsewhere, I guess. The room was clean and well appointed and cleaned daily except Sunday. All the staff, especially those in the restaurant, were very friendly and helpful. They charge for a safe key and I didn't bother with it: I kept our valuables locked in the suitcase when I remembered. The cleaning staff are so busy that they wouldn't have time to go rummaging in your stuff anyway!
October is late in the season and be aware that many restaurants are closed for the winter. (More so on the south coast!) That suits me fine as you can get around and park and the tourist attactions are far less busy. No queue for Knossos, even :-)
This was my 2nd trip to Crete and I love the place.
There is free wifi in theguest lounges - bandwidth can be a bit variable. But it was quite good enough for FB, email and all my photos to download from my phone to my ipad daily via the cloud. I used the indoor and outdoor pools (outdoor pool was way colder than the sea) ut didn;t bother with the sauna / steam rom as they were swiched off. (I'm sure they the staff would have fired them up, but they would have needed ages to get up to temperature and it seemed a waste.)
Overall a great holiday and I was pleasantly surprised (especially with free breakfast daily!)
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- Also Known As:
- Leoniki Residence Hotel Platanias
- Leoniki Residence Rethymnon
- Leoniki Residence Hotel Rethymnon
- Grand Leoniki Residence Crete, Greece