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“Emerald Hotel, Plaka, a true paradise with the best food in Crete”
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Hotel Emerald
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Plaka
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“Emerald Hotel, Plaka, a true paradise with the best food in Crete”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

The owner of the hotel and the owners of the restaurant make you feel like you are in paradise. The hotel is a hidden gem: amazing location, wonderful, quiet and roomy apartments. The view is hard to beat!

The restaurant, with new management and an incredible chef, really has the best food, offering outstanding traditional and fine cuisine. We tried other restaurants around Chania but kept returning to the Emerald Cafe, as the food is exceptional. Also, the fine wine selection and excellent recommendations of the trained sommelier and restaurant manager are a delight. We love Crete and its incredibly lovely, lovely people, and the Emerald Hotel and restaurant are an amazing additional treat to your holiday. We will return for sure! In fact there is no other place we'd stay or eat. We were treated like royalty here, and the owners add a wonderful, caring touch to this amazing place.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Emeraldmanager, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Emerald, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for your compliments, we ll keep up with the good work.
We really look forward to see you next year.
You both are wonderful people.
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Up the hill so incredible views, beatiful vines dotted across the apartment complex, like a serviced apartment with kitchen facilities and spacious. Great staff! 5 min walk to shops and great restaurants. 20 min walk down the hill to more shops, restaurants and lovely beach.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

If you are looking for a low cost, family run and quiet aparthotel that is located in a relaxing location with stunning sea and mountain views this is worth considering. The pool was never busy, no noisy fellow residents. It is located on a hillside above Almyrida, so expect a uphill and downhill terrain and is a 20 minute walk to the beach, or 5 minutes into Plaka that has a selection of 4/5 good quality tavernas. Please don't expect 4* quality, this is rated as a 2* and therefore the apartment furnished simply and the furniture/kitchen is a little dated, the bathroom is a traditional "wet room" style, the rooms were kept immacuately clean. The continental breakfasts were a pleasure, with options like home made fig jam and seasonal fruit on offer.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

The best sunset in Crete, friendly service and the best red wine in Crete

  • Stayed June 2011
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Property: Hotel Emerald
Address: Plaka Apokoronou, Plaka, Crete 730 08, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Plaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Plaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Emerald 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Emerald Hotel is set high up on the cliffside of Plaka village of Apokoronas in Chania – just a 25 minute drive from Chania centre and its must see old Venetian harbor. With 11 spacious apartments (each with a separate bedroom), a snack / cafe-bar-restaurant open terrace area with cretan creative cuisine and a large swimming pool (80sqm), Emerald Hotel is just the place to relax and unwind; open each year from 1 April to 31 October. The views from Emerald Hotel are both to the sea (to the village of Almyrida and beyond) and to the White Mountains – simply breathtaking. These same views can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own self-catering apartment. Equipped with a kitchen, the apartments are spacious, practical and perfectly functional. The large swimming pool also has a shallow section for children (0.80cm -2.4m depth). Trees, plants and flowers surround the hotel and give it a home-like feel to it. Focusing on families with children, Emerald Hotel has also a children’s playground. ... more   less 
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