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Libyan Princess
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Palaiochora
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip to Crete at the last minute....and it was not able to be claimed on insurance. As it was at the last minute even those who say they refund, didn't. EXCEPT The Libyan Princess, who when I explained the situation, refunded immediately even though they said right from the outset that all charges were non refundable.
This is not a reason to book with them, but their attitude alone says it all. They are there for the customer and in this world that is a credit to them.. We will go to Crete soon and a booking with LIBYAN PRINCESS HOTEL is top on my list!

Room Tip: Talk to them.....what lovely people they are.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but there doesn't seem to be an official standard for hotels in Crete. This has 5 stars etched onto the marble steps and also engraved on the doors. No way to be considered a 5 star hotel, but it's very comfortable and clean, with a nice pool and honest breakfast, easily 3 star standard or better.

The staff were very helpful with Restaurant and "things to do" choices. We had a superior room, but the decor, while tasteful, is very sobre, and with the relatively short days at the end of the season it was a bit gloomy in the rooms. Tea and coffee making facilities.There were shutters and a thick curtain to make a nice dark room for sleeping (might not bother most Brits, but certainly bothers my wife if the first rays of dawn wake her up, or there's too much light from the street).

It's the first hotel that you go past on the main (if you can call it that, for such a small place) street.

I think it's the most luxurous choice in Paleochora, but I haven't stayed anywhere else, so can't say for sure. It looks that way, however.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool view, but the street is hardly an autoroute, so not that much passing traffic.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel the first night we arrived in Paleochora. The staff was very friendly and the hotel was very modern and clean. The breakfast around the pool was great. The location is very central. However, it feels like a business hotel and did not have the Cretan ambience we were looking for.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

First, decide if Paleiochora is your kind of destination. It's not a party town for the kids. It's not completly asleep either. A small but distinct town centre offers restaurants and bars more enjoyable than most other places in Crete. There is a long sand beach for the kids on one side, and a rocky pebbles strech on the other - with crystal clear water & no sand at all in your nickers!! You are a bit cut off from the rest of Crete, so if your goal is to travel a lot, Paleiochora may perhaps be a bit off your track. For a lazy great Cretan week in one place, or just a few day trips on a rented scooter, or perhaps bus-hike-boat the long Samarian Gorge, Paleiochora is perfect in so mant ways.
If you are a real Scrooge, of course you will find cheaper hotels than the Libyan Princess in Paleiochora! What ever. Than maybe I don't even want you to stay at the Lib, because I might meet you there the next time I visit Paleiochora. -And there will be next times!! OK, I'm a Norwegian. But I don't have a personal oil well just because I am... A better hotel in this area isn't available. Nope. The Lib IS the best, by far. And as such, it is not expensive!! You get much more than you pay for. Easy choice for me. Enjoy your stay. We sure did!!

Small, discrete, comfortable, new, good beds, great service, good breakfast included, 100-200 meters to walk to "everything"... What more can you ask for?

Beds are much better than we've ever had in Greece. The reason we're not giving a full score for sleeping quality is probably because we're spoiled from home. Beds are great for hotel beds indeed. We still got up several times during the night for reasons unknown. Maybe it was the heat. Maybe sleeping with just light sheets was odd to us from up in the cold north. I don't know. But I can't really blame the hotel for that.

Hey, we even got a 6.4 earthquake thrown in for free during our stay - what a bargain!! :D

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Reidar H
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

It's an amazing hotel and one of the only places in Crete with comfortable beds :-) The staff is super friendly, the rooms are well equiped, the breakfast is good and the pool is great. Also very family friendly. Just an amazig place to spend vacations in Paleochora!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for 4 nights at August 2013. The area is quiet but with easy access to beach and central Paleochora. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, everyone is friendly and accommodating for all needs.

Our room was very clean and comfortable with a living room, mini-bar, internet, air-condition, CD-player, radio, satellite t.v., hydro massage bath, bathrobes and slippers. Breakfast was delicious with huge variety of local products The pool was very clean with great relaxing pool side.

Libyan Princess is the best place to stay if you're visiting area of Paleochora and the South of Crete. A place i'd recommend to visit is Elafonisi beach (it's about one hour driving), but you shouldn't miss to go there. That's the best beach I ever seen! Hotel has an up-date and very informative site libyanprincess.gr you can have a look for special offers, events, online reservation and info about hotel's accommodation.
We enjoyed every second at Libyan Princess hotel and we highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We loved this small small but nice hotel hotel located in the charming city of Paleochora. The rooms are nice and clean and the staff is very service minded. The included wifi could definitely have been quicker, but our needs were covered. Breakfast is very good with a big variation of dishes. We are quite sure that we will come back here some time in the nearest future.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Palaiochora, Crete 730 01, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Palaiochora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Palaiochora
Price Range: $89 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Libyan Princess 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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