If you’re looking for a small and friendly hotel, at a good price – then this fit then Pardalakis fits the bill!
Stelios, Anna and Yannis will welcome you with open arms, and make you feel right at home. They treat you like one of the family.
The hotel is small and basic – but remember this is Greece!
We were in the old block, which didn’t have air-conditioning – but they were able to give us fans for the room, and it was so safe we used to leave all the windows open. We had the usual in the room – kitchenette and fridge, and a small hob (who wants to cook on holiday???? Esp when you can sample Anna’s home cooking. The hotel is clean, and well maintained.
We ate in the hotel quite a lot as Anna’s cooking was lovely, and there are lots of good restaurants in the area. As you would expect the Greek salad was beautiful – and very plentiful - we used to share it between two. All drinks, food and ice cream were chargeable, which having recently been on a budget all inclusive I think this is preferable as the prices here are NOT expensive and you get proper brands!! Far nicer than having everything included but getting inferior products!
To make life easy – we used to run a tab all day and settle in the evening. It saved us having cash, the children could go and get drinks (including our beers and G&T’s) and the hotel/family/Stelios didn’t have to worry about finding change. I witnessed a man buy beer for €3 and give over a €50 note, and then go back ten minutes later and do the same again! This is a small family run business, and anything you can do to help – they appreciate!
There are some great restaurants in the vicinity – mainly on the beach, which is a short walk (10 mins). And the family don’t mind if you don’t eat there.
The hotel is on the main road, so lying by the pool you did get a little traffic noise, but not that much. We were there for a week – and stayed around the pool every day, so it wasn’t that bad!
They put on a greek night every Friday – which is great fun!!!
I have to say we had a great holiday here, and yes if there weren’t other places to go I would certainly go back – as it appears many, many people do. When you arrive you are warmly welcomed and introduced to the family, and when we left – we felt like we were part of the family.
I whole heartily recommend Pardalakis and cannot thank Anna, Yannis and Stelios for their hospitality, Yannis for the fresh figs - which were BEUTIFUL and for my birthday cake – that I think Stelios had to go out on his scooter to get. Apologies – this has taken me a whole year to “get around to”.
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- Also Known As:
- Pardalakis Studios Hotel Chania Town
- Pardalakis Studios Gerani, Crete - Chania