We stayed in this hotel for one week (half board). I was with a friend and the purpose of our trip was to unwind and relax.
As promised by the brochures, the hotel is tucked away far from all the nightlife and pubs in a very secluded part of northern Crete. However, if you want more excitement it's easy to catch a bus to Platanias or Chania and this will cost you just a few euros but it will take between a half and one hour single journey.
The hotel is clearly new and it's superclean. The staff are very, very friendly (Nicos at the bar is lovely) and the service is impeccable. The rooms are spacious but I thought our room was not very stylish (you'd expect more modern decorating in such a new hotel). The hotel is located by the sea and has a nice pool and sunbed area.
The food was okay, sometimes even really good (desserts are heavenly) but it needed a little bit more variety. I thought there should be more variety of fruits for breakfast (and not every day the same choice of two).
So far, this all sounds great. Yet I do have mixed feelings about this hotel.
First of all, the spa is overpriced. We picked this hotel because of the spa which we thought might come in handy when the weather would be not so good. The treatments are however way too expensive (115 euros for a 60 min massage) and the one treatment we had was not good at all.
Secondly, the hotel is next to some undeveloped building grounds, which makes it all look quite sad. I'm sure this will be better in time when the garden will be fully grown.
Thirdly, although the hotel oozes relaxation and peace and quiet, I found it particularly disturbing that they played music around the pool area (which you could hear from every angle).
Last, we also experienced a little robbery at the end of our stay when we were uncareful and left open the terrace door on the ground floor. Although this was probably our own fault, I still don't understand how it was possible that our money was stolen within less than 5 mins after we left the room. It just seems odd and one would think that our room was being watched. So be careful if you have a room on the ground floor and be sure to lock the terrace door at all times!
Did we have a good stay? Yes. But would I go back? Probably not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa is located 18kms west of the picturesque city of Chania. Its location combines in a unique way the beauty and tranquility of the Cretan Archipelagos with the unsurpassed charm of the famous Old Venetian town which is only a short drive away. Positioned on the west side of the Gulf of Chania, the hotel is built on a long stretch of beach, offering magnificent view of the Gulf of Chania and of Cape Spada. The latter is a spectacular rocky cape after which our hotel was named. The hotel is spread over a 65,000 m2 private property, hence offering ample space for all the guests to enjoy their holidays in one of the 150 rooms that the hotel has to offer. Being part of one of the oldest and most respected hotel companies of Chania, the Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts, Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa is the epitome of our experience in providing holidays of unprecedented quality and comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cavo Spada Luxury Resort And Spa
- Cavo Spada Luxury Hotel Chania Town
- Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa Crete/Kolymbari