The real delight of our trip to Crete was the Hotel Axos in Platanes, Rethymno. It is a family run Hotel and justifiably popular. The hotel was full but never seemed overcrowded. Nothing seemed too much trouble for the family & staff. We had an apartment with everything needed including a microwave. The pool was great and the whole place very clean. Breakfast cost 5 euro and was good and great value when we tried it. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Axos and would definitely return. It is also a lively and friendly bar in the evening to which the discerning gravitate.
Platanas may be 6km from the delightful Rethymno but there is plenty going on there - good food, supermarkets, beach (5 min. walk) and only a short easy hop to Rethymno by car or regular bus. We hired a car from the airport for the week for c £160, a similar price as a return taxi to Rethymno from the airport. Be aware that petrol is c 1.90+ euros a litre!
The Marem restaurant opposite the Axos is a place we returned to a number of times for good food and service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Axos is a cozy and pleasant apartment hotel, in a beautiful location and with a great variety of services. Highly recommended as an alternative for those who want to explore majestic Rethymno and its surroundings but don't want to be confined within the city. Its name comes from the village ‘AXOS’ where the family that runs the hotel comes from, works since 1989 and been fully renovated in 2009. It is built in an L shape that encloses the pool and garden. There is also a gift/gold shop near the entrance where guests can benefit from an exclusive discount on every purchase. Axos is located in Platanias which is the most well known seaside village for the holidaymakers with restaurants, supermarkets, bars, stores with clothes or souvenirs and with a very good bus and taxi transport. To its guests it offers free Internet WI-FI at the public areas (lobby, pool, bar) (Wi-Fi) or they can use the PC provided in the lobby are and its target is the friendly atmosphere since it is a Family Run hotel. Last but not least, Axos is very pleased and proud to announce that the National Jury of programs ''GREEN KEY'' decided to reward ''Axos'' hotel, after having evaluated their application for participating in this ecological label for tourist units. So now Axos is officially a ''GREEN KEY'' hotel.''Axos hotel offers 44 Studios and Apartments that recently have been renovated (2009). Modern furnishing, spacious rooms and big balconies suitable decorated in a pleasant atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with central heating, self controlled air-condition, balcony, satellite Flat Screen TV, direct telephone line, radio, cooker with 2 rings, microwave, kitchen kettle, coffee & tea making facilities, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, wake up service, hair dryer, bath tabs and very relaxing bed mattresses with ISO certifications for you to enjoy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Axos Hotel Rethymnon
- Hotel Axos Crete, Greece