Despina Studios
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Despina Studios

Agia Marina Main Road, Agia Marina, Crete 73014 Greece
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5.0
#1 of 7 guest houses in Agia Marina
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal romantic beachfront hotel in Agia Marina does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Despina Studios, an ideal option for all travelers visiting Chania, Crete. Rooms at Despina Studios offer a kitchenette, Microwave oven, a refrigerator, and air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi while being 30m from Agia Marina sandy beach. A sun terrace, express check-in and check-out, proximity to the beach, sea views, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at Despina Studios. A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Despina Studios, free parking is available. When you’re feeling hungry, lots of shops, restaurants, and taverns are right next to the hotel in order to accommodate you. Beachfront hotel Despina Studios looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Agia Marina.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Canoeing
Hiking
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Shops
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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1.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek

Location

Agia Marina Main Road, Agia Marina, Crete 73014 Greece
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 87 out of 100
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Souda Airport
N. Kazantzakis Airport
72.4 mi
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Agia Marina
9 minAthens Metro
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Adriana N. wrote a review Jun 2021
Bucharest, Romania
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excelent location, just a few meters from the beach. The rooms are really comfortable, immaculate and equipped with everything you need (including a full equipped kitchinette). They pay close attention to all COVID-19 measures and provide disinfectant and wet wipes in all public spaces.

The studios look way better than in the photos. Access to a nearby swimming pool is provided and guest can also serve excellent breakfast at the neighboring hotel.
George is a fantastic host, very friendly. He helped us with recommendations on where to eat, local attractions, shops, rent-a-car, cruises and other local trips etc. Excellent value for money! I strongly recommend George and Despina Studios!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Αποστόλης Πανηγυράκης, Μάρκετινγκ at Despina Studios
Responded 26 Jun 2021
Dear Adriana, Thank you very much for your kind and sincere comment. Happy guests, and honest reviews is what me and my cleaner , Valentina, are always trying for! Waiting to welcome you again in the future! Best Regards, George, Despina Studios
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Piotrek Łabacz wrote a review Jul 2021
Police, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you wonder where to stay during your vacation in Agia Marina – choose Despina Studios, you won’t regret it. The host, George, is a really kind, scrupulous and hardworking person. It’s visible he pays special attention to cleanliness in the studios. No dust, no mould or stains – everything is clean and neat. The rooms are fully equipped, you can find all the amenities you might need. Air conditioning works better than fine, so you won’t melt from all the heat outside when you’re in your room. When we needed an umbrella or a screwdriver, George lent them to us. In fact, he is really helpful in general. When we arrived in Despina, he handed us a few maps and told about the best taverns, restaurants and stores in the area. Anytime we needed an advice about some place or a bus, for example, he was always there, ready to help. That’s a perfect example of the Greek hospitality, I guess. And the prices are really decent as well, so many people will be able to afford a stay in Despina. And the location… I think it couldn’t be better. Just a minute away from the beautiful, sandy beach, with many taverns around, next to the bus stop and many, many shops and ATMs.

To sum up, we had an incredible time in Despina. It was comfy, equipped, well-located and the host was excellent. I highly recommend stay at the George’s place.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Αποστόλης Πανηγυράκης, Marketing at Despina Studios
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Thank you very much for your kind and sincere comment, it really is an honour!
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staceym204 wrote a review Aug 2022
hull
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked 2 apartments for our stay, one for my family and the other my sister and her teenage daughter.
Unbelievable value for money, the photos don't do it justice. Great location as the beach is on your doorstep, loungers are available at 2.50 Euros each. There is a shared pool with the hotel next to the apartments that you can access as long as you order drinks (which is fair enough).
Bus stop is directly opposite the apartments, and there are plenty of shops, supermarkets and restaurants along the road in both directions. It's also reasonably quiet on a nighttime if you are a light sleeper like me.
George the manager of the apartments is friendly and helpful with everything from advice on where to eat, shop and excursions.
The place is kept meticulously clean every day by George and the lovely Valentina.
I cannot fault this place at all, the apartments themselves have large comfortable beds, great air conditioning, large balconies, great showers, all the extras from toiletries, to iron, microwave, kettle and kitchen needs. And upon arrival there was orange juice and water in the fridge, fruit and chocolate bread. Excellent hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Colin & Lynne wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the second time we stayed at Despina studios and like the other reviews this is ideal location, the rooms are spotless have everything you need, lots of tavernas to choose from. George the owner is so helpful nothing is to much trouble for him. We would definitely return again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Loredana N wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The studios are situated few meters from a well organized beach and there are plenty of tavernas and shops nearby (walking distance). The rooms are very spacious, equipped with anything you could possibly need and everything is spotless! Covid-19 measures are strictly respected. George is always there, ready to help.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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soojim wrote a review May 2022
Phan Thiet, Vietnam
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner George really takes great care of his property and is a very welcoming and caring host.
Rooms are spotless, a good size and have good facilities, nice big fridge and the shower is really good.
Close to many restaurants and shops.
Beach is only just over 100 yards away and the use of the pool nearby is a boon.
Free taxi from airport.
George himself is a really nice man and I must also add that Valentina who looks after the rooms is wonderful.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: sea view rooms are good
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Response from Αποστόλης Πανηγυράκης, Marketing at Despina Studios
Responded 26 May 2022
Thank you very much for this honest review, it really helps me and my sea view hotel become better in the future. Yours faithfully, George, Despina Studios Hotel Director
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kyraaa2203 wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very pleasant stay at despina studios. The host is very caring and makes sure everything is taking care of. Also, we highly appreciated the cleaning lady, who left the room perfectly clean every single day. If you want to have a good price/quality hotel, then i would definetely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jut35 wrote a review Jun 2022
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow... these self catering rooms are simply superb. Everything you need, kettle, toaster, oven, microwave, hairdryer, proper shower cubicle with sliding doors, hot water, free aircon, flat screen TV, Washing up liquid, clothe, t-towel, beach towels, mozzie machine, salt and pepper, and all the usual bits you expect. But on arrival to have bread, water, fruit and orange juice in the fridge was just a class touch.

George is amazing, the cleaning of the rooms and the small block is exceptional, totally spotless throughout for our whole stay.

We had a 2 bed studio looking out the back towards the sea and the shared pool, both of which were fine, and the pool has a bar and restaurant that services the hotel that the pool belongs to.

Just cant rate this accomodation highly enough, well located to walk into either Agia Marina or Platanias, good restaurants nearby, bakery almost next door, and supermarket as well.

George is a great host and knows everyone in the area so a fantastic knowledge and is just so helpful. And on leaving even got a bottle of home produced olive oil, which is very nice I must say.

Highly recommended and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 101, 102, 201 and 202 look out the back of the property over looking the sea.
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Elisabeth B wrote a review Aug 2022
Montmorency, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two weeks in a studio with sea view. Everything is perfect in this small hotel: the hospitality and kindness of its director, George and of Valentina; the cleanliness of the hotel and in general of the all property, direct access to the beach and its location near all amenities. The bus stop is at the bottom of the hotel allowing to quickly join the surrounding localities or to go to Chania.
The studio is very well equipped and the bedding is excellent. In short, the quality-price ratio of this accommodation is unbeatable! This was our first stay at Despina Studios, but we intend to return as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jut35 wrote a review Jun 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
George, you have continued the excellent standards you set for these lovely apartments, Absolutely spotless, you could eat off the floor its kept that clean.

I have left a previous review with all the details of what you can expect from the Despina, and I can guarantee one thing you wont be is disappointed.

We book the rooms that look over the sea, a little smaller that the other rooms but nice to have the view when guzzling 1 euro wine from lidl in the evening as the sun sets before heading off to one the fantastic restaurants within 10 minutes walk.

We really hope to be back and when we do George we will be in touch as always. Thank you again for a fantastic time.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The pool for the hotel next door is yours to use, and George provides beach towels as well as...
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cath36wine wrote a tip Jun 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Platanias was a better resort .agia marina was quieter. "
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Sharon wrote a tip Jul 2023
29 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Large balcony's at the front with street view ,smaller balcony's at the back with sea view and quieter "
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Jut35 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom237 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool for the hotel next door is yours to use, and George provides beach towels as well as bathroom towels so don't bother packing them."
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Leena wrote a tip Apr 2023
Imatra, Finland17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking availability."
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Jut35 wrote a tip Jun 2022
Portsmouth, United Kingdom237 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 101, 102, 201 and 202 look out the back of the property over looking the sea."
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PRICE RANGE
£33 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureAgia Marina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Despina Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Despina Studios?
Nearby attractions include Platania Beach (0.1 miles), Kahlua Cocktail Bar (0.1 miles), and Artemis Greek Art Novelties (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Despina Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Despina Studios?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Despina Studios?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Despina Studios?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Despina Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include EAP Restaurant Cafe, Cugini the Italian Restaurant, and Gousto Seaside Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Despina Studios?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Despina Studios have airport transportation?
Yes, Despina Studios offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Despina Studios?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Despina Studios?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Firkas Fortress (5.5 miles), Venizelos Graves (7.8 miles), and Cave of St John the Hermit (8.1 miles).
Does Despina Studios have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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