The owners of the hotel are very friendly and helpful. They made us feel at home. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and adequately equipped. The hotel is located in a suburb of Chania; the beach is just a few minutes' walk away. There are supermarkets and several shops nearby. The centre of Chania is easily and quickly reachable by car or public transport. Overall, the value for money is very good. I would definitely recommend Kalliopi Studios-Apartments.
We stayed here for 10 days and it was just what we needed: a good night's sleep away from the hustle and bustle of the centre and easy access to the beaches and places we wanted to visit. We did not rent a car and the bus stop is just 4 minutes walk away from the hotel so it was easy travel all the way through. The rooms are big and very clean with a regular cleaning service which was excellent. There was a table and chairs in the room that you could use in the balcony, a good size kitchen and bathroom. The manager was always accessible and very friendly. If you are looking for perfect simplicity then I would recommend this place - We would come back anytime!
We spend a great week at Kalliopi Studios where the beach is just a 5 min walk away. The rooms are big and very clean, with extra bathroom and toilet. There is a kitchen and a nice balcony for breakfast or drinks. The beach with a nice bar, where we spend a long funny evening, is just 5 min of walk away. The city is just 10 min of walk away, partly on the beach and the venetian harbour is about 20 min, which was nice to get really hungry on our way to the city and to digest the way back. But if you have rented a car you can easily explore the excellent restaurants outside of the center. They are always good in telling you where to find amazingingly good, authentic cretan food, if you ask them nicely about it :}
The place is quite isolated, in a group of 2-3 other small hotels. Very nice beach with sunseats and a grand new bar is only 300 metres away. Big supermarket 500m and a couple of cafeterias 1 kilometre away, distance to closest food tavernas in Kato Daratso more than 2 km. (Kalliopi is actually situated in small village called Makri Stihos, not in Kato Daratso exactly.) My room was on the third floor with a seaview, try to get that one. Room was spacious and spotless. Had the only bathroom in Greece with shower curtaing long enough. Owner, Swiss origin lady, is nice and helpful. Now, bear in mind this is a low budget place and what I'm going to tell is just advice how to be prepared, not criticizing: - ear plugs, because it's not soundproof inside and the noises of oher guests echo loudly (such a shame, because no noise coming from outside) - scissors, serrated knife, bowl, pasta rinsing grille...the kicthenette is modestly equipped (no kettle, no toaster etc) - bottled water, the water from the tap is always warm (close by is a minimarket, from where you can drag the water from) - the set of a plastic table and two chairs must be carried back and forth to balcony, because there is no furniture there - wifi keeps collapsing All in all, it was a decent place. The lack of tavernas and the modest kitchen ware plus no soundproof keep me from giving four stars. Still, I recommend it, especially if all you really need is a good beach.…