We chose this place to stay because of its large apartments and its location near the beach and the town, but the map at the hotel's web-site (http://www.simon-apts.com) makes the location look like it's closer to the town than it really is. We made our booking by sending them an e-mail, but we got no confirmation or other kind of responce. After a few weeks we made another try by filling out their booking form, but we still heard nothing. Finally, I called them up by the phone and got to talk to the manager. I got confirmed that our booking was OK, but he seemed not to be interested in our questions or special needs.
This experience reduced our expectations for this hotel, but we got pleasently surpriced when we finally got there. As we had some problems by finding the hotel, we called the manager, and he met us on his scooter and showed us the way. The hotel is located a bit uphill from the beach road on the road to the Petras minoan site.
The apartments have different sizes, and because we were traveling with two small children we chose the largest type (75 m2). Our apartment had one large bedroom with two double beds and a baby cot (on request), a well equipped kitchen/living room with TV and a long, but narrow balcony with a splendid sea and town view.
The hotel is located about 1 km south of Sitia town - a bit to far to walk with small children, so we ended up by taking the car every time we went to the town. The beach is right across the street, but a bit difficult to enter at this place. Because of the windy weather at the time of our stay, we prefered to stay closer to the town, where the wind is more calm.
Our apartment did cost 65 euro per night, but when we checked out, the manager first wanted to charge us more, but showing him a printout of the rates from their website effectively ended the discussion.
Conclution: Great apartments and views, but poor service. Could have been located closer to the town.
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