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Sonio Beach Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
Crete, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“excelent place”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

nice place and quiet
the wonderfull seaside is only 50 metres from my room and we walk under the trees to go there
wonderful people working at the bar and the food is excellent so we eat every day
there is a big menu to choose anythink we like to eat.
recommend for your holidays..


john

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your reviews. We appreciate and reading with big importance at all kinds of comments. You are the one who makes us better!

We hope to have you back with us soon again.

Best Regards,
Sofia with family
Sonio Beach Apartments
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Clean decent with nice garden next to the sea,with nice little spot for breakfast viewing to the beach,with a spacious super market ,friendly service!My room was on the first floor with a small fridge and some kitchen utensils for our use!we had had two boby towels and two face ones and there was a safety box in our closet as well!there was cleaning of the room every morning!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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6 Thank Aristeidis M
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your reviews. We appreciate and reading with big importance at all kinds of comments. You are the one who makes us better!

We hope to have you back with us soon again.

Best Regards,
Sofia with family
Sonio Beach Apartments
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Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed July 22, 2012

i stayed at sonio beach on the 13th to the 20th for a week with my fiance i found the room very basic and beds were really uncomfortable we were given separate beds(which took the point of our romantic getaway away). the AC was 7 euro a day! which is ludacris as all the hotel i have visted never charged for AC the hotel had only scandinavia guests which made us feel out of place so its not for britsh or irish people.Neither was there any atmosphere. another thing we found odd was there a 24h reception? however the manager sofia was lovely person and made us feel welcome when we met her.food was very basic but cheap all in all it was not what we chose it for as the website depicted a completely different experience than what we received.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate in reading with great attention all your comments, always striving to improve our facilities.

Some of Sonio Beach Apartments text on line:

• SONIO Beach Apartments is open from April till November. The Reception is open daily 12 hours. There is Wireless Internet in the Reception area and the apartments nearby, a free Scandinavian library as well as the possibility of renting a car/ bicycle, changing money, information and excursions in the area. A free parking place is also available.

• Studios and Apartments

All apartments are decorated in a bright, tasteful and fresh country style. They are equipped with air-condition (at extra- charge), shower or bathtub, heating, fridge, kitchenette and safety deposit box.

• Family Run Hotel

The characteristic of this hotel is its family feeling. If you also want to feel the famous Cretan Hospitality, a visit to this place will not disappoint you!


Photos of Sonio Beach Apartments can be seen as well.

Many guests take contact with us for their stay before their arrival, if they have any kind of wishes (for example second floor, sea view, double bed).

Sofia Smirlaki
Hotel Manger
Sonio Beach Apartments
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 21, 2012

beds uncomfortable and separate,not ideal for couples.room basic but cleaned daily.we were below rooms with screaming babies that disrupted our sleep every morning and night.1 night we were kept awake until 4am with loud voices and music caused by a group of girls!if you are searching for a romantic and relaxing getaway-this is anything but. however,the pool was v.clean , but quite small,which had a tendency to get crowded very quickly for most parts of the day,with mainly children. The restaurant served good food with cheap price tags, so you could eat all your meals there if you wanted!its location couldnt be closer to the beach,which was great. The people staying here are ONLY swedish and norweigen so if you are from britain or ireland etc, you will feel quite out of place,even in the town.There is also a 7euro a day charge on air conditioning,which is ridiculous ,as it is a necessity for most people in their temperatures which reached 42degrees Celcius during our 1 week stay.this is fair to say as i am a very well travelled person to places in Asia to united states to africa,where A/C is standard.its like saying heating is extra in cold climate hotels!Sofia,the manager was very nice and helpful. the male staff in the restaurant were very friendly and good fun too,but the female waitress was very unwelcoming,she made us feel as if we were putting her out,just for placing an order! there is also no tv,so if you wanted to relax in your own comfort ,and stay in,on certain evenings,this was not possible,especially on a 2 week or more holiday,being in the sun and going out gets too much,you would easily just want to relax indoors on some occasions.there was also no activities ,nothing to do,yet supposed reps just walking around now and again. there is only one basic small water park about 30mins away,which we found out about ourselves.we didnt mind doing nothing but sunbathing by the pool or beach for the first day or two,but it would have been nice to have had activities when the pool was crowded.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate in reading with great attention all your comments, always striving to improve our facilities.

Sonio Beach has over 40% repeaters annually and the main reason is because we solve all guests’ needs and problems during their stay. Further we would like to inform that:

• Sonio Beach offers services which are flexible for our guests needs during their vacation.

• One of Sonio Beach concept is to offer guests quality time with relaxation. By not having TV in the rooms insures a quiet atmosphere. Wi Fi is offered throughout our hotel.

• Sonio Beach arranges Mixed Exercising every morning around the pool area. Just 30 meters beside our hotel, guests can enjoy many different kinds of water sport activities. In the reception, guests also has the possibility to have information about excursions like walking in gorges, bicycling in the mountains, Go-kart, horse-riding, boat-trips, diving etc. The famous water park which is very popular fills your day full with fun activities.


Sofia Smirlaki
Hotel Manager
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Silkeborg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice and clean hotel, cleanded evert day, good family atmosfer.Perfekt for a relaxing holiday

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Jytte J
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, August 11, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your reviews. We appreciate and reading with big importance at all kinds of comments. You are the one who makes us better!

We hope to have you back with us soon again.

Best Regards,
Sofia with family
Sonio Beach Apartments
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Spacious apartment, cleaned every day, with swimming pool and restaurant, right on the beach - very convenient, everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Sonio is family operated which gives a cosy and welcoming air to the place. It's location is very good if you wish to explore the area, so - the best sandy beaches nearby are in Apostoli and the best restaurant Mylos. To top it off the view from our room was beautiful!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Zvezdana P
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your reviews. We appreciate and reading with big importance all kinds of comments. You are the one who makes us better!

We hope to have you back with us soon again.

Best Regards,
Sofia with family
Sonio Beach Apartments
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Stavanger
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We did not stay at the hotel, but used their taverna several times during our stay in Platanias.
Family-operated (Sweedish wife and greek husband) and you feel becoming a part of their family as guests. Located at the beach and open both for lunch and evenings. Their menu is big and includes food for every tongue. Their pizza is home-made and can really be recommeded. A good place for every occation, a cool drink or a full meal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank kjelliStavanger
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Sofia S, Manager at Sonio Beach Apartments, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your reviews. We appreciate and reading with big importance at all kinds of comments. You are the one who makes us better!

We hope to have you back with us soon again.

Best Regards,
Sofia with family
Sonio Beach Apartments
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Property: Sonio Beach Apartments
Address: | Chania Crete, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Platanias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sonio Beach Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SONIO Beach Apartments, a Greek-Swedish Family Hotel, is situated in Platanias, the most popular tourist destination in Crete, 10 km west of the city of Chania and 20 km away from the airport. It's marvelous location, nearby the sea, with a beautiful garden and relaxing atmosphere makes your stay an unforgettable experience.Sonio Beach consists of 38 apartments located in three buildings surrounded by a peaceful garden, two swimming pools , a Pool Bar Restaurant in in front of the sandy beach & sea.All apartments are decorated in a bright, tasteful and fresh country style. They are equipped with air-condition, shower or bathtub, heating, fridge, kitchenette and safety deposit box.SONIO Beach Apartments is open from April till November. The Reception is open daily 12 hours. There is Wireless Internet in the Reception area and the apartments , a free Scandinavian library as well as the possibility of renting a car/ bicycle, information and excursions in the area. ... more   less 
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