I carefully selected this place with my trusted travel agent in Riga, and we weren't disappointed. Dimitra (the owner) and her family are super nice people and very welcoming. Plus they speak perfect English. The location is superb -- the hotel is located right on the waterfront in Stalis, but on its quiet stretch and a bit away from its busiest part and bigger hotels. The rooms are simple but very clean. A nice sandy beach is only about 300 meters away. And everything else is close by as well -- the shops, various taverns and bus stops, from where you can easily get to any other town of the Northern coast of Crete. This hotel is perfect for families, couples or friends, who are not looking for an all-inclusive deal but want a relaxing place to stay and are interested in exploring the area. I would return to this hotel over and over again. I stayed there with my elderly mother and it was a perfect place for us. P.S. Since the weather was simply perfect throughout our stay, we didn't actually use the hotel's swimming pool. But, they have a pool too, just in case! As well as their own convenience shop, where you can buy all kinds of goodies, including snacks, souvenirs and wonderful (and very inexpensive) local wine. Enjoy!!!