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Latania
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Stalis
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sheffield
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85 reviews
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“Still great,but”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed at Latania at the end of September. Great place to stay and in a fabulous spot. We've stayed twice this year and both times were spot on, BUT, please sort the hot water problem out. Other guests have also mentioned it. Otherwise very good

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LataniaOwner, Διευθυντής at Latania, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear britishSheffield,
Thank you for your review and positive feedback.

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at Latania twice this year.

We would love to serve you once again without any hot water problem this time !

Best regards,
Bakalis Efthimis (Tim)
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is one of the most complete digs I've EVER stayed in. Constantly clean, very friendly, right near beach, right near shops/pubs etc but a little set back so its not in your face. And then there is Manos, who will go down as a Greek god. Looked after us and every other resident, you feel more part of a family then just another guest. We'll be considering coming again. Only thing is, mossies are a pain !!!! Tony, Leighton, Josh and Bill

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We spent the last week of September, first week of October at Latania, having already been in June, so different kind of weather. Even so, very warm, apart from some days of wind, but we still managed to enjoy ourselves, although not so many days on the beach. We go to Coco's which is lovely.

Once again we had a wonderful time at Latania. As always the staff are excellent and make you feel very welcome. Manos, even says 'welcome home', when we arrive, which is very apt!! Tim, the reservations manager, is extremely helpful and whatever you want he will arrange it for you, with a nice big smile on his face!! Alexsandra who works with Manos also lovely.

Stelios and Litse, the owners, are also very friendly and Litse gave me her recipe for her potato dish which is served up at the BBQs every Saturday. Will definitely give that a try!!

The cleaners, Anna and Tara (hope that's her name) are two lovely girls who are always bright and cheerful, even though they start work at about 7.30am!! Plus they always recognise us when we arrive and we get a kiss and a hug!!

Anyway, autumn now here and then the dreaded winter!! So we are busy saving our pennies for another visit next year. So once again a wonderful holiday and we would definitely recommend these apartments to anyone who goes to Stalis.

Room Tip: We usually have room 208, which overlooks the swimming pool, so don't know what other rooms are...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LataniaOwner, Διευθυντής at Latania, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear Viviene & Colin,

thank you very much for your review.

We are happy to hear we were able to meet and hopefully even exceed your expectations.

Looking forward to accommodate you again next year!

Best Regards

Efthimis (Tim)
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yorkshire
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

we really love stalis and so far have stayed in different hotels or apartments everytime but ive got to say location wise these were the best, lovely apts very clean very friendly people, would definitely go back

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to stay in Stalis, the staff are friendly and give good advice on what to do and where to go. Lots of people come year after year which is a good sign, the beach and bars are seconds away but it's not too noisy either. Recommended

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We arrived early afternoon and were quickly shown to our room 302 with a sea view and the El Greco and Lambros restaurants! The terrace is very big as was the room with a table for 4 small kitchen including a microwave and very cool fridge! bathroom was quite small especially the claustrophobic shower cubicle! We did of course get used to it but it was amusing at first! Lots of hot water...beware it can get very hot if pushed all the way to the left in the evening...oh and when leaving the shower push the tap all the way to the left (off position) otherwise the door when being opened will turn the shower back on again giving you a blast of water....again quite amusing!

Bed was very comfy with two pillows each. Air con is available at 5 euros per day which worked well. Note this room faces North so doesn't have direct sunlight which in some ways is a blessing as the rooms at the back, with great views of the mountains behind, do have sunshine ALL day!

Pool is excellent with fabulous mature Palm trees which are approx 45 years old!

Beach is literally a short walk across the road which looks overcrowded at times but when you get onto the beach there is plenty of space....and the sand is SUPERB! Very soft and deep...great to push your feet into as you relax with a Kindle. The young man from the Anatolia restaurant is very friendly and cheerful and will fetch food and drink for you at very reasonable prices. By the way the Anatolia restaurant is a very good choice in the evening...great food and service...top notch.

More beaches are a short walk to the left and are larger...again the sand is fantastic!

Pool bar at the Latania is a very friendly place to relax in the early evening with Alexandra looking after you. she and Manos are very friendly and attentive even after a long season. Bar was quiet at this time of year but the well stocked shelves indicate some great nights when more guests frequent in the long hot summer days no doubt?

Breakfast buffet was a little basic but a hearty full breakfast was rustled up when requested (approx 5 euros)

Stalis is a great place to wander in the evening with a wide choice of restaurants and tavernas to suit all tastes and wallets. Watching the two guys across the road early evening attempting to gently encourage folk into their restaurants was usually entertaining. They were very friendly and not pushy...but alas some folk are quite rude and simply walk by and not even acknowledge their presence. They only want to say hi and explain what they have on offer IF you choose to listen as they don't push too hard. We ate lunch at both and were very pleased.

Finally back to the Latania...we would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone who want peace and tranquility, clean and pleasant pool, relaxing reception, large clean rooms, friendly staff with attention to making your holiday a pleasure and as stated above a great place or base to explore Stalis (left or right) and of course the wonderful interesting island of Crete! Several car hire establishments nearby...we used Autohire just passed the Beachomber taverna to the right of the Latania and were very pleased.

Fabulous holiday!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ironbridge
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Just returned from a marvellous 19 days at Latania. On arrival I received a fabulous welcome from Manos the bar manager & Aleksander his lovely bar assistant! My room, cleaned daily by two lovely friendly cleaners was 210 very clean & big & airy, together with a huge balcony facing the sun most of the day. The bed was very comfortable & sheets changed every other day, together with the towels. Tim who looks after reception always had time for you & always made the effort to come & say hello in the morning. Stelios the owner was always busy doing something or other but once again always had the time to make you feel very welcome! I hadn't booked breakfast just room only but always found the continental breakfast laid out in the morning to look very appetising was was offered coffee & chocolate cake on the house some mornings. The full English on other occasions was just the ticket to set you up for the rest of the day. I spent a lot of time around the pool & pool bar area especially in the evenings & always found fellow guests very friendly & chatty ! Drinks & bar food served by Manos & Aleksander (thanks for the shots & the chats) was always beyond expectation & good value especially during happy hours 7-9pm. I can recommend the special mixed toast, frappe with ice cream & Aleksanders frothy coffee. Cocktails in the evening are very professionally served & taste marvellous, I can recommend the Sex on the Beach very highly.I really enjoyed the Saturday night BBQ nights, plenty of fabulous food to fill you up, great salads, fabulous Greek oven potatoes together with chicken, pork & beef steak, all finished off nicely with a quiz, bingo & karaoke & great value at 10 euros a head. I had absolutely now problems with this accommodation at all but if I had I am positive that it would have been dealt with efficiently & quickly. Will be returning very soon. Thank you Latania!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Latania
Address: Beach Road, Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Stalis
#3 Family Hotel in Stalis
#3 Romantic Hotel in Stalis
#5 Best Value Hotel in Stalis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Latania 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated, Latania Apartments provide large apartments and studios in Stalis, just 50 meters away from the 4 km long Stalis Beach.Latania Apartments features a large pool and pool bar that includes a satellite TV. Wifi is free of charge to all the public places. Free parking area is also provided free of charge.A variety of taverns, shops, and a medical center is within walking distance from the property. To further explore Crete, there is a bus link 200 meters away that heads to all major cities. ... more   less 
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Latania Hotel Stalis
Latania Hotel Stalís
Latania Crete/Stalis, Greece

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