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Apollon Hotel Apartments
Ranked #47 of 175 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is our second visit to the Apollon and we still cannot complain. If you want 5 star accommodation pay 5 star prices..If you want good clean accommodation at a price you can afford with friendly staff then come to the Apollon. Within walking distance of the beaches and many nice restaurants but if you want a truly Greek taverna try Pagonas Meze Place opposite the end of the road, and the bakery. The food is amazing and Pagona and her mum will make you feel welcome. We came across it shortly after they first opened and have come back 4 times to see them. If you don't try it or the Apollon you won't know what you're missing. Pat & Chris

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Chris C
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

2 adults and 2 small childeren stayed for a week.

Clean, great value for money, really lovely friendly staff couldn't do enough for us.

Bit of a walk to the main strip but no problem.

Breakfast was great just what we wanted.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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7  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Love this place been many times and hope to stay many times to come there was 9 of us 7 adults my mum my husband my two daughters and there partners and 2 children my granddaughters age 4 and the little one was 3 months. We had 3 rooms between us.

Staff there are very friendly and would do anything for you and over the years have become friends as like many more people who return time and time again.

The location is perfect about 20 mins walk to the main strip and beach we got a taxi some nights as my mum has trouble walking reception will order for you it's 5 euros.

The rooms are basic but clean and the cleaners come every other day.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants on the main strip and two at the bottom of the road that the hotel is on only went to one it is fantastic.

Lovely holiday lovely welcoming people never lets me down.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
3  Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

In terms of the location, the apartment/hotel is good. 8 euros into centre of Rythmenon and a small village and beach near by to go for meals get your amenities etc. However...my friend and i walked into the apartment after a long flight and a four hour delay ..hungry and tired to find a welcome back of rusks, cream cheese, juice and water. We were pleased untill after we tucked in discovered we have to pay for the welcome pack. The room was only cleaned twice during out 7 day stay and by cleaned i mean...the cleaner made my bed and there was still sand on it...the cigarettes were emptied from the ashtray in the outdoor patio but there was still ash in the ashtray. Our towels were only changed ONCE the ENTIRE WEEK.
Breakfast is where i really want to make a point. So we were staying bed and breakfast . The first day i came downstairs ..expecting continental as that's what the hotel was offering. However being in Crete i was hoping for some yoghurt and honey ...maybe fruit or some salad. NO. Two cold pieces of toast, a small cold croissant with chocolate in that you would but in a packet from a pound shop, two slices of cheese(were were rationed) and two slices of cold meat.(which i didnt eat as i'm a vegetarian but ill come to that in a minute) Apiece of cake that crumbled when you tried to pick it up and tasted of nothing.Cold tea and no milk only a sachet of cream. Anyway no nutritional value there. Not even a tomato or cucumber in sight.
I asked the waitress who seemed a bit short tempered from the beginning to put the cheese on a seperate plate to the meat. She shouted "i DO IT TOMORROW.." and then started rambling on about a baby she has to see and how busy she is. I was shocked she then proceeded to remove the meat from the plate and said "there," So by this stage i was rather disillusioned and went to complain to the lady on the reception who seemed to have authority, i informed her i was very upset and i made a simple request for two slices of cheese to be put on another plate. She said sorry,,but that lady has a lot of stress today tomorrow will be different. I enlightened her in the fact that my friend and I work in London and our lives are also stressful, we have come away for one week to relax and this is the treatment we get. She said don't worry i will do it for you and went into the kitchen and put two slices of cheese on a plate by this stage i had lost my appetite.
The next morning she did put the cheese on a separate plate but i was watching her in the kitchen and i saw she handled the meat first and then put the cheese on the separate plate afterwards. I gave up at that stage and that evening purchased my own granola yoghurt and honey to enjoy at breakfast time.
The pool area was quite nice and as i said cant fault the location but if you want friendly welcoming staff and a hearty breakfast ..oh and clean towels don't go to stay at apollon.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank ketzia15
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Booked this a week before going, got back today 25th, so glad I found this place, will be going back next year, basic rooms but clean and functional everything that you need, price so reasonable for what we paid, saw review on here that it was dirty, we were self catering and there for 7 nights and cleaner came 3 times, pool was spotless cleaned everyday, friendly staff very helpful, (only a 10 to 25 minute walk dependant how fast you walk) to beach and main road for restaurants and shops, but best restaurant is only a 2 minute walk away Pagona's Place has to be experienced lovely host best food we had, will certainly be going back, not the place to go if you want loud nightlife, but if you want fairly quiet time going to bed before 12 or sit up chatting and drinking til 3 in the morning then this is the place

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Room very basic , no kettle no toaster only a two hob camping stove, bathroom dirty , shower blocked after each use over flowed on to floor , shower curtain very dirty.two very uncomfortable single beds ,balcony ok but got bit to death with mosquitoes every night, air con expensive , late check out was 14 euros, sun beds round pool was impossible , every morning woke up to every bed taken up with towel on , some put them on at night.walked in to resort , had some nice meals but were over faced each time, massive portions, beach was ok sea very rough, overall nice holiday but room could be better e. g at least a kettle.,every meal was a gyros in some shape or form.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Allison B
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed at this hotel which is located in the middle of a run down housing scheme, 10 mins into resort which has all you need, found all the tavernas menus all the same though. Rooms are very basic & bathroom tiny. Booked this hotel on reviews, and honestly say i would never trust them ... lucky if the maids came in after 3 days, bear in mind about loo paper rules in Greece!!!
Staff very welcoming and give a good breakfast, (same every day) pool a good size and plenty sunbeds.
Air con was 5.90 euro per day , safe only 1 euro per day and 14 euro to keep room till 6pm.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank drovidha
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Address: Nees Fokees Street | Platanes, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Rethymnon
#36 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range: $24 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Apollon Hotel Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Platanes of Rethymno, one of the most beautiful areas of Crete, a quiet and hospitable place was created for you and your family. Traditional villages surround Apollon Apartments and they are within 10 min walking distance from the sandy beach of Platanes. Our apartments offer you a friendly, pleasant and hospitable environment with excellent and modern facilities including a fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, phone, radio, safety box and air-conditioning. ... more   less 
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