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“A wonderful family hotel”
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Hotel Axos
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Platanias
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“A wonderful family hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We rested in June. The hotel AXOS we chose reviews on the website TopHotel. On the day of arrival Greece, met us with the bright sun,blue skies and friendly Greeks. The hotel exceeded our expectations, there has everything you need for a good rest : big room with kitchen, nice swimming pool ,bar, shop. We went for Breakfast - liked yogurt,pastries, cheeses and jams. A small selection of fruits. Lunch and dinner prepared in room. Own hotel 2 brothers, Jiannis and Manos, very friendly,open-minded and friendly people.They help the two girls are very hospitable.In the evenings took place various musical performances.The hotel is located in a quiet place Platanias.The beach is 5 minutes walk from the hotel ,entrance to the sea of pebbles. Just take the free bus to the sandy beach with sun loungers. The bus Rethymno for 10-15 minutes, a very beautiful city with many shops, taverns and active nightlife. In the next vacation in Crete we choose hotel AXOS.We recommend to all/

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We've just returned from a week's stay at Axos following a last minute booking. Platanias is a lovely little resort, some nice shops selling handmade jewellery and organic toiletries plus the usual supermarkets (and a Lidl!) Good beach 5 minutes walk away (try Yiannis beach bar - very hospitable man and tasty, very reasonably priced food. While we were there the water was quite rough so no good if you want to go in the water but don't like waves much! Hotel pool very nice if you want a swim and usually quiet though plenty of sunloungers (no bagging a place with a towel) Rooms were good and clean and the beds were sooooo comfy. Had everything you need for self catering although we ate out most of the time and never had a bad meal (microwave, toaster, toastie maker etc.....) Rethymnon is easily accessible by bus (buy your tickets first in most shops) or walking takes about an hour. Nicest walk is if you walk downhill at crossroads past camping sign as this takes you along prom at Rethymnon - lots of people watching possible! Hotel owners are friendly and really helpful. Highly recommended all round.

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed for a week in mid May 2013 - After a long transfer (2 hours by coach from Chania Airport), obviously last drop as usual, by this time 2:30am in morning we finally arrived and greeted by the friendly night receptionist.

We chose Axos through the reviews from Tripadivsor, and can not complain at the service and quality of this lovely hotel. The rooms were definitely affordable luxury as they state themselves, especially for Self Catering, the facilities in the room were what you need to get by for a week (although we ate out every night, just used Self Catering for snacks). Would definitely recommend requesting a Pool View room, however the sun does not stay on your balcony, but doesn't matter as down by the pool, where there are plenty of sunbeds and close to the bar you get a days worth of sun!!!

The family at Axos are very welcoming and helpful, and easily approachable. Needing emergency dental treatment in the week, Manos was extremely helpful and sorted a dentist and taxi for me, which we couldn't be more grateful!

The resort itself is quite quiet, but with a fantastic selection of Greek Restaurants, with friendly and efficient service, plus fab food! The beach is a couple of minutes away, great to bathe and watch the sunset.
Plenty of shops, bars and supermarkets, and only a 15min bus ride into the main town of Rethymnon, which again is lovely.

Would definitely return and highly recommended!!!

Room Tip: A high Pool View Room give a better view, and face away from main road!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

First of all nice owner's family, very kind and thoughtful. Tasty homemade cakes on breakfast and good cocktails in the evening with friendly talks. Room is clean, cleaning every day, big and comfortable with a place for cocking with all of utensils needed and even more. Nice pool place, good wi-fi signal. A short quite promenade to the beach. Near is a bicycle rent a supermarket and lots of cafes. Not very far from Rethymnon. Didn't try the bus, but 20 minutes by bicycle to the center, half way along the beach. No deck chairs on the beach, but near lots of the other hotel's chairs so you can lay on the sand or take a chair for 2,5 euro with the possibility to use a swimming pool on the beach. Beach is half sandy and beachy.

  • Stayed May 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Just home from staying here with my husband. Great place to stay. Just 5 minutes from the beach (if visiting the beach we also used Marinos beach bar who let customers use the pool)

Very clean. Family was so friendly and welcoming. The location is on a busy road. Not sure how great it would be for young families. But for us it was fine. €8 for a taxi into town. Lots to do. Or around €30 to hire a car for the day.

Thanks for such a lovely stay :) would recommend and stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is OK. It has good location, close to the beach, quite nice rooms. Owners are friendly. We never tried the pool though. I would say that for it's great price it is quite nice. The bathroom is extremely small and had no shower gel/shampoo. For 2 days we never had room cleaning but that was an Easter Days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

We wanted a cheap week away in the sun with a nice hotel near the beach. Everything was lovely, the bar the best bit! Amazing cocktails, nice breakfast and on a nice small strip of shops and hotels. The staff were very friendly and helpful..if we stay again which I'm sure we will the only thing is I'd say we would book a room by the pool as we didn't have much of a view from our balcony. But overall a good experience :)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Property: Hotel Axos
Address: Maxis kritis 167, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon > Platanias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Platanias
#1 Romantic Hotel in Platanias
#4 Family Hotel in Platanias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Axos 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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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