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“Great stay in Paelochora”
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Oriental Bay
Ranked #3 of 14 Paleochora B&B and Inns
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Great stay in Paelochora”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Oriental Bay Hotel is situated slightly away from the main town, which is good as it can get noisy in the town (village) - it is situated on the sea front.
It is a short and very pleasant walk by the sea into the main part of Paleochora with its tavernas and restaurants -
Room was just fine - typical of Greece - no complaints at all..... Hosts were friendly, but low key, and the Hotel itself didn't really have the feel of a hotel i,e there was no real 'reception area' to speak of, we just knocked on the door of the owners who looked after us....

In short - well positioned and good value accommodation

We used Paleochora as a stop off for our trip to other south coast villages...it was ideal....the town has two beaches - when we were there the west beach (sandy) was quite windy - the east beach (pebbly) was sheltered - The Oriental Bay is on the sheltered side of town....

Room Tip: We were in Room 1 - Good view to the side of the sea.... no complaints
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

My husband and I go quite often to Paleochora for holidays and the place we usually stay was full, so we decided for oriental bay. We had been there before for lunch and dinner, and really loved their food, but never at the hotel, and we were also so happy to have chosen this place for staying. The owners (sorry I don't remember their names) were fantastic. The room and the whole place was spotless clean and quiet. The lady would spoil us with sweet goodies she'd make herself, like cakes and cookies, and we really appreciated the fresh water we were offered at our arrival. There is a coffee/tea machine in the room, and if I recall well there was also an iron. They serve breakfast at the bar/restaurant.
We are certainly staying here on our next trip to Paleochora!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

Stayed two nights in high season August at Oriental Bay. Wished we had stayed longer. In the whole month that we travelled the Greek islands, we never stayed in another hotel that had the same level of cleanliness, access, view, size, and amenites for the price we paid. Really, we could have stayed the whole month here and it would have been great. Too bad we listened to Lonley Planet and switched hotels in Paleohora. Oriental Bay is all that anyone would want (unless it's sandy beach you want---it's on the rocky beach side).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We arranged a room in hotel vostro, but when we came the guy gave us a room in oriental bay. I guess he owned both or they had close relation both hotels. Anyway, it did not make a difference for us. Room was small but clean and air conditioned. It is right near the cool stone beach. Price was only 35 for a double room. If you go there don't forget to try the restaurant of oriental beach either.

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Property: Oriental Bay
Address: Paleochora, Chania, Crete, Paleochora, Crete 730 01, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Paleochora
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Paleochora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oriental Bay is a three - story building which is located just 20 meters from the beautiful Halikia Beach and only 200 meters from Paleochora itself. We provide both double and triple rooms. The owners live in the same building so they can be at your service 24 hours a day if necessary. Very close to the sea and the center of Paleochora, Oriental Bay is located in an area of unlimited calm and serenity. All our rooms are decorated with taste and are equipped with everything you might need for a comfortable stay in a very hospitable environment. ... more   less 
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