I came home last night after a week at the Selini Suites. I traveled by myself and went to Crete just to relax and read, so I didn't really require an exciting place but just a nice hotel, so I suppose the hotel met my needs. BUT... There are small, quiet villages and then there's Rapaniana. It's just a half empty street, really. There are some goats and 2-3 souvenir shops and a few empty restaurants, and that's it. There is a bus stop right across the street from the hotel, though, and the bus runs every half an hour. But still, it would be nice to at least stay in a village.
However, the dealbreaker for me was the beach. There's nothing there, just a lot of rocks/pebbles. So I had to take the bus to get to a beach as well.
But, that being said, the hotel in itself is very good. The food - ahh! I couldn't believe it the first time I walked into the restaurant and saw the amazing buffet. I looked forward to every meal, and most of the waitresses were really nice.
The service at the reception was good most of the time, but it really depended on who was there. Some were extremely friendly and smiling all the time while some looked like they couldn't care less about the guests.
The rooms are okay. At first, I got a room with a window to the trafficked street. It was really dark and gloomy, so I asked to change it. It took one day before they could actually give me an answer to whether or not I could change it, and two before I could move into the other room. But when I got there, it was much, much better. I had a sea view and the room was brighter. The bed was a bit hard and I didn't like the sheets but I'm sure the billion mosquito-bites and icky insect repellent played a part with my bad night sleep.
All in all, I had a pleasant stay, but I'll make sure to stay somewhere near a nicer beach the next time.
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- Selini Hotel Kolymbari