I purchased a Groupon for a week's stay at this hotel last summer. Having read the reviews about discrepancies with Groupon and bookings, I was a little apprehensive prior to our visit and got my partner to call up in advance to ensure our booking had been honoured, which it had.
We flew into Chania airport and picked up our hire car. The hotel is a little isolated and difficult to find at night so we arrived a little later than expected. On arrival, we were promptly greeted with a couple of complimentary Mythos beers before being taken to our room.
The rooms were quite plain, nothing too exciting but had AC which was necessary in the heat and a lovely balcony overlooking the garden next to the pool. The showers are very basic and flood the whole bathroom but the water evaporated quickly due to the heat. However, we planned to spend very little time inside so this wasn’t really a problem. The pool was lovely, really well maintained and plenty of deck chairs to relax after an action-filled day. There is also a beach right next to the hotel where we rented a canoe for a couple of hours.
Only a 10min walk from the local village which had a few lovely little restaurants for us to sample. To fully appreciate and explore Western Crete, you really need to rent a car.
We had a fabulous holiday and the staff at the hotel were very friendly/helpful when looking for restaurants and excursions. Thoroughly recommend finding a good vineyard for wine tasting and a local olive orchard to sample the famous olive oil of the region. We also hiked the Agia Irini Gorge and found some lovely snorkelling spots in Phalasarna. Nightlife in the next town, Agia Marina was also fabulous (drive for about 20mins down the beach road – fantastic views); thoroughly recommend the frozen strawberry daiquiris at the Utopia bar.
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