We stayed as a couple in a standard studio with breakfast only. Rooms are basic, clean and spacious with a small kitchenette and enough cutlery. Thin uncomfy pillows in some rooms. We did not use AC (6 Euro per day). Breakfast is all the same, all the days: boiled eggs, youghurt, jam, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese (so you can make yourself a Greek salad), biscuits, butter, watery juice and coffee. Rooms 11-18 (building closer to the reception) are worse than the others and the reception staff is reluctant to change if asked (getting hot in the afternoon sun so had to keep shutters always closed and not possible to use the tiny terrace at the entrance). We did change #15 to #56 and it was much nicer with shady patio. Be aware that the reception is only available 9-15 and 18-21. Safety box is available at the reception, we paid 15 Euro for 10 days. Beach was 2 minutes away, it was fine, sunshade and 2 beds at 6 Euro, couple of trees with natural shade if you do not want to pay for the official sunshade. The entrance to the sea often has pebbles and a bit deep for kids. September was windy and rather large waves too. There are two pools and a small playground for kids, but we did not use them. Bus stop 5 minutes away, Platanes is a nice quiet place with rent-a-cars, supermarkets, souvenir shops and tavernas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Galeana Beach Hotel is an apartment complex located directly on the sandy beach in the village Platanias, 5km east of the town Rethymnon. The captivating island-style bungalows are kept in blue and white and create a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by lush gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galeana Beach Hotel Crete, Greece