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Summer Lodge

Pirgos Psilonerou Chania, Crete, Platanias, Crete 730 14 Greece
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Family-run vacation lodging, ideal for relaxing & budget holidays by the beach in western Crete. The luxury of paying less on accommodation and spending more on fun. A good Wi-Fi network, a clean/hygienic place to stay, nearby take-away meal options, laundry service and a friendly environment to chill on the weekends/work-offs is all that a person seeking workation needs and Summer Lodge got all of it, making us an ideal place for digital nomads.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary welcome drink
Bicycle rental
Boating
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek, Swedish

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Pirgos Psilonerou Chania, Crete, Platanias, Crete 730 14 Greece
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Summer Lodge
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samberrisford wrote a review Jul 2023
Doveridge, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Summer Lodge was a great base for me to visit friends in Kissamos and Chania. It is a true family run establishment, quite small with a genuine sense of personal care and friendliness - from the managers to the cleaner. My room was simple but had all the essentials. It was quiet, private and stayed cool in temperatures over 30 deg. Wifi was available throughout. The pool was clean and well maintained. Swallows were nesting undisturbed in the buildings. The whole place had an atmosphere of calm and peace. The beach is a short (400mtr) walk away and there are shops and restaurants within easy reach. I relied on the bus service to get around. It runs on an hourly basis between Chania and Kissamos. Buses are punctual, clean, air-conditioned and incredibly cheap. Overall, if you are looking for a unique and special place to stay in Western Crete, that is not a busy commercial resort, I can highly recommend Summer Lodge.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Thank you for your preference to our guesthouse during your recent visit to Crete. We greatly appreciate your review and recommendation of Summer Lodge. Guest satisfaction at the lowest possible prices is our primary concern and it pleases us to learn that you enjoyed the facilities and service at Summer Lodge. We thank you again for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to our house during your next vacation in Greece. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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Suzy Lamba wrote a review Dec 2021
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Was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks here at the end of September. From the start till the end the family who runs the place were perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble. My room which was only a single but perfect for my stay, had a little fridge to keep drinks cold and a balcony with view to the garden. Great facilities for bike storage and assistance with a nearby bike hire company. All in all a truly magical stay and if my job lets me I'm back next year. If not I shall bring my laptop with me to work from there, as a few other long stay guests were doing.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Next time I shall ask for a room upstairs with balcony for more privacy while remote working.
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Dear Suzy, Thank you for staying at Summer Lodge during your visit to Crete. We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in our guesthouse and that the comfort of your room, the surroundings with our garden & swimming pool and friendliness of our family members & staff lead you to share your kind comments and recommendation. Once again thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our place and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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Jane L wrote a review Nov 2021
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If you’re looking for a cool place for long stay in Crete, look no further than Summer Lodge. Close to some of Crete’s most popular landmarks and beaches, this guesthouse is a great choice for travellers on a budget who combine work with pleasure. You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered here, including direct beach access, swimming pool with a sun terrace and garden with outdoor furniture. In addition, guests can enjoy a reliable WiFi, a common workspace or a laptop friendly table and chair in their room. As an added convenience, there is free private parking, while the bus stop is just 2 minutes walk away. The guesthouse private rooms and common outdoor areas are kept clean and tidy whily room cleaning is available upon request, according to the new health facts. Highly recommended accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms on upper floor have private balcony with laptop friendly folding table+chair
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Responded 14 Dec 2021
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience while staying with us at Summer Lodge and of course with TripAdvisor fellows and future guests. In particular we are happy to hear that you were satisfied with the overall set up service for remote working during your month stay with us. We highly appreciate your review as well as your recommendation and hope that your satisfying feedback means that we will get the chance to welcome you back to our guesthouse for another enjoyable stay in the not too distant future.
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McFarland wrote a review Dec 2019
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution1 helpful vote
Being already here in at September 2017, I am really looking forward to return this summer with my girlfriend. Simply you can not beat their rates at 30 EURO for a double room with private facilities. The family which runs this place will do anything to make you feel most welcome and will pleasantly explain you where to go and what to see around. As others said no much luxury to be expected, but the place is tidy and safe. The beach is just 5 minutes walk away and there is a long pathway for morning jogging. The bus stop is around the corner and there is frequent service to the airport all day long at 5 EURO. Even if you do not hire a car, you can book a number of tours and excursions from their info desk and the bus will pick you up right in front of the reception. All tours are reasonably priced and there is always a tour leader with you, highly recommended the day tour to the southern beach and the boat trip to Menies. Really looking forward to escape the cold and return back to this little paradise !!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: upstairs seems to be a little warmer but with better view
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Responded 26 Dec 2019
Dear mcfarland_travelling, Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Chania and for taking the time to share your comments with future travellers. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your holidays in our guesthouse and that you found our family members & staff courteous and helpful. In particular we are most happy to hear that the sightseeing tours offered at our place were to your satisfaction. We would like to thank you once again for your valuable feedback and we look forward to accommodating you again on a future visit to our island. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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Joanne Miller wrote a review Dec 2019
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Excellent budget guesthouse with good sized pool, very clean and tidy garden with very pleasant and helpful staff. Plenty of positives here with negatives being some traffic noise and rather small shower room. That said, would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others, especially the excursions and sightseeing tours booked at reception at really low prices compare to those given on-line or at travel shops. Full breakfast with great coffee served daily at 5 EURO per person.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Responded 26 Dec 2019
Dear ja-miller-1984, Thank you for your preference to our Summer Lodge during your recent visit to our island. We greatly appreciate your review and recommendation of our place. Guest satisfaction at the lowest possible rates is our primary concern and it pleases us to learn that you enjoyed the facilities and service at Summer Lodge, as well as the day-tours and excursions arranged at our reception. We thank you again for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to our guesthouse during your next vacation in Greece. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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marie1985 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Little paradise close to the beach, run by a friendly family which really cares about their guests. Not much luxury to be expected, but is tidy, safe, with a beautiful pool in the garden a a wide choice of sightseeing tours organised at reception. Good value breakfast served every morning with the best coffee ever tasted. A place to return !!!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 9 Nov 2019
Dear marieoilwood1985, Thank you for staying at Summer Lodge during your visit to Crete earlier this summer and for posting your review. We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay in our guesthouse and that the surroundings with our garden & swimming pool and friendliness of our family members & staff led you to share your kind comments. Once again thank you for taking the time to share your experience in our guesthouse and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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beazle72 wrote a review Mar 2019
Weymouth, United Kingdom13 contributions11 helpful votes
Me and my 2 children (15 + 10) had a lovely holiday here. The family are really helpful and welcoming. The accommodation is basic, budget...but comfortable , cool and clean. Beautiful garden, with a great swimming pool. It is so handy for the bus into Chania and on to the airport...Also a few minutes (walk) from the local beach, supermarket and eateries .For those holidaying on a budget this is a great find ! Stay here....support the local economy!!!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Mar 2019
Dear beazle72, Thank you for your review and for sharing with TripAdvisor fellows and future guests your comments from your family holidays at Summer Lodge. Guest satisfaction at the lowest possible prices is our primary concern and it pleases us to learn that you enjoyed the facilities and service at Summer Lodge. We highly appreciate your feedback as well as your recommendation and hope that your overall satisfying experience means that we will get the chance to welcome you back to our guesthouse for another enjoyable stay in the not too distant future.
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sandra1988uk wrote a review Feb 2019
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Nice, budget accommodation, small and friendly.. The owner and family very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Good shower although, like anywhere else with solar heating, water is cooler first thing in the morning. Good restaurants close by and just five minutes walk to the long quiet beach. No much luxury, but each room has a fridge to keep your drinks cool and a safety deposit box for free. We had a really relaxing holiday and will be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Responded 11 Feb 2019
Thank you for sharing your vacation experience while staying with us at Summer Lodge and of course with TripAdvisor fellows and future guests. We highly appreciate your feedback as well as your recommendation and hope that your overall satisfying experience means that we will get the chance to welcome you back to our guesthouse for another enjoyable stay in the not too distant future.
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Andrea wrote a review Jan 2019
Krakow, Poland2 contributions
Room was rather small, but had a balcony that looked out onto a beautiful view of the garden & pool. Minibar allows you a free bottle of water, and a glass of fresh orange juice awaited us upon arrival. Staff was very friendly and helpful, they flagged us down as we came into the lobby to let us know "beach party tonigh" A number of sightseeing tours were arranged daily at reasonable prices. Enjoyed the boat/snorkelling trip to Menies and the Samaria gorge trekking. Breakfast served at 5 EUROS including delicious coffee. 100 meters outside the front gate there are shops for daily supplies, a hairdressers, and the bus stop. Within a five minute walk, a selection of Tavernas and supermarkets. Expect a bit traffic noise since Crete is a very popular summer destination, but still a great location for exploring the Western side of the island.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Responded 11 Feb 2019
Thank you for your preference to our guesthouse during your visit last summer to Crete. We greatly appreciate your review and recommendation of our place. Guest satisfaction at the lowest possible prices is our primary concern and it pleases us to learn that you enjoyed the facilities and service at Summer Lodge. Apart of the breakfast served at reasonable price and the nearby facilities, our guests can benefit from our services including the following. Organised tours and activities at low prices Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability Airport transfer by our own licenced taxi Free Wi-Fi in all rooms Free car parking Free safety deposit box in each room Bicycle rental at low prices We thank you again for your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you back to our house during your next vacation in Greece. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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tomcat712 wrote a review Aug 2018
Warwickshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
We don't normally write reviews but on our way back from a lovely holiday we wanted to make sure Summer Lodge got the credit it deserved. Apart from it being an ideal location as a base for exploring Crete, it has the added warmth of it being both a traditional and family run hotel that makes you feel incredibly welcome. The owners were extremely helpful with recommendations of places to go, excursions (which you can book through the hotel) and the local bus service which allows you to visit various places of interest. It was lovely venturing out for an evening meal (lots of restaurants to choose from) and being greeted by the family who sit together while the children play. Their rescued, ginger kitten is adorable too! Thanks for making our holiday a special one :) Tom and Cathryn (Room 16)
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Aug 2018
Dear Tom and Cathryn, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Summer Lodge whilst visiting Greece and for taking the time to share your detailed review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your accommodation at our guesthouse and that you found our family members & staff courteous and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to our place in the very near future. With warmest regards from sunny Crete, Vassilis & family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Summer Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Apostolakis Handmade Ceramics (0.3 miles), Reggae Pub (0.5 miles), and Vasilis Farm (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Summer Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Summer Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Summer Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Summer Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summer Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Lantern, Taverna Maleme Beach Bar, and Mythos Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Summer Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Summer Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Summer Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Summer Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Summer Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Greek, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Summer Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cave of St John the Hermit (4.6 miles).