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Golden Rose
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“excellent value for money”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We spent one week at Golden Rose in September 2013. I would definitely recommend this hotel:
everything was as described and the staff, Sofia, was so professionally helpful and welcoming that we felt at home all the time.
The area is perfect if you want to explore the western part of Crete, which in our opinion is the nicest and least touristic.
Sofia, thank you for all your patience and support! Hope to meet you again soon!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at the Golden Rosé in May and although we certainly cannot fault the hospitality, which we would agree is excellent, we think it is vitally important for a hotel review to be balanced in order for other travellers to be able to make accurate and informed decisions.
The hotel is located on the side of a busy road with the noise of the traffic heard in our room day and night.
The nearest 'beach' is a good 1/2 hours walk away and is pebbly, we would not swim there.
The main tavernas of Kolmybari are far to far away to comfortably walk for a night out.
Hot water for a shower in the evening turned out to be a bit of a lottery.
You'd be lost without a car, which thankfully we had.
We stayed for 3 nights and then decided to move on and although we do not wish to be unnecessarily harsh can honestly say that if we had known the above, we wouldn't have booked.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Naples, Campania, Italy
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Me and my partner stayed for just 10 days here: Sofia and all the staff were always exquisite, friendly and helpful with us. Room cleaning and breakfast ok. The only flaw: the room facing east and on the road, so very hot and noisy.Thank you Golden Rose, Angela e Giovanni!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We spent a wonderful week at this well run family hotel in the west of Crete. Sofia was an excellent front of house hostess who was always available, helpful and cheerful. She was fantastic at suggesting interesting and unusual places to visit locally as well as further afield.

The communal area and facilities were always clean and the grounds and sparkling pool were exceptionally well-maintained by quiet, calm Cosmas. Our room was clean and spacious with a mini living area with a table and comfy chairs which were great for evening card games with family. Our balcony overlooked the pool which was perfect.

The quiet village location was ideal for a peaceful and restful stay and having a car meant that we were able to drive to nearby Balos Beach- a definite highlight of our holiday.

Our week at the Golden Rose confirmed that the Greek Isles are still beautiful, idyllic and not overrun by drunk young people.

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Highly recommended after staying as a couple. The hotel is modern, clean and not excessively 'bling' or glamorous in a good way - just ideal for couples or families wanting a quiet, relaxing and/or romantic trip away. Sophia and her team were just excellent, very nice, friendly and helpful, being accommodative without being overbearing. In terms of location, this is very well placed for exploring west Crete, with some stunning beaches, walks and villages within easy driving distance away (hire car definitely recommended), but also close to Chania if you want a more lively evening out too. 5 stars overall.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I suggest this hotel for family or couple to find nature and beautiful places, this hotel is in a central position to reach the most three beautiful beaches in Crete ( Balos ,elafonisi etc)
Mss Sonia the manager of the hotel is perfect in all aspect and can resolve any problems giving the best suggestion if you want to taste typical Cretan food moreover the proprietary of the hotel are very kind and available for anyone
at the end I suggest this hotel

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Tampere
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed at hotel for 1 week and it was very beautiful and calm hotel. The hotel itself was in quiet village with locals living in it mostly. However shops and services and good bus connections were available.

Our room was very large with extra room for sofas and it felt more like home than hotel room. The hotel was full of flowers with nice garden and blue pool.

Also the hotel service was excellent. It was family owned and thou for being small hotel, you could always get service or question asked from reception when needed. They also arranged many things for us and thus saved lot of time :)

Room Tip: I recommend the pool view as it opens view to a nice garden...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Golden Rose
Address: Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias > Kolymbari
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Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
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Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Rose 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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