We booked a week at Leoniki through our time share. We arrived in the afternoon, parking was really unclear so we waited until a spot opened in front of entrance which was chaos. I went in to get checked in and one of the employees showed my husband where to park. The reception was nice and cozy-modern furniture and the employees welcoming. A fresh glass of juice is served to you right away. Seemed like a great start! Check in was easy and we were offered the half board which we declined. We were assisted to our room and it ended up being a huge disappointment. The room was large-a great size with double twin bed (on the hard side), large couch, coffee table, TV, desk, kitchenette and dining area. There was a closet and some drawers and a bureau.The bathroom was separated- toilet and sink from shower and sink ( nice setup!). The room decor was very dated, but comfortable,which is fine, but the room overall was dingy and dirty.The floors were filthy and the bathroom tile, showers etc were gross. I kept slipper or socks on at all times and tried to clean the bathroom floor with towels and the water that soaked the floor from the shower. I'm not sure about the housekeeping, it was sporadic as to whether they came daily or every other. There were a lot of areas in the room left in disrepair and I had to call the front desk to get a couple things fixed-broken garbage can for toilet paper, broken handle on cupboard & they were promptly taken care of.We were just off the main pool next to the time share sales area. It was unexpectedly quiet for all of the activity and we had calls about a tour but were not harassed and did not participate.
The main pool was nice but closed early-usually by dinner time, there were two others but we did not use them. There were two pools in our complex and the other in the Grand Leoniki area where the sauna, hot tub and other amenities were located. Unfortunately, somewhere the amenities for the resort were listed incorrectly and we had expected washers and dryers at least on site and wi-fi in rooms but had neither. Wi-fi was available at the pool and lobby. There ended up being NO self service laundry on the whole island and so we were forced to pay for service as we had saved our laundry to do there. It ended up being reasonable and no problem-get laundry bags from front desk, drop off and pick up next day. The beach is a bit of a hike from the hotel, fine for anyone able to walk but I'm not sure how you would do with any disability-we didn't explore other paths, just took the path across the street. The town has only a 2 lane road so traffic can be hectic, parking is difficult along a one lane, one way road and full at times so you can end up walking a distance-the street is also dark at night so I would never leave anything in the car and stay alert when walking in the dark-it was never a problem but made you feel a little vulnerable. There are plenty of restaurants and a great bakery just a short walk away that we stopped at for breakfast. We had dinner at the hotel one evening and it was a nice buffet-prices are a little high but it was convenient and had a nice selection of Greek dishes. My husband and I decided to have a massage one day at the spa and it was quite different from American massage-if you don't mind lack of privacy and several interruptions during your session you'll be fine. Unfortunately, my massage was interrupted several times by people using the sauna or spa facilities, I had only a towel covering me and the door was open the entire time with people standing there talking to my masseuse, it was not relaxing at all and a little disturbing. My husband had the same interruptions upstairs. Overall, this establishment did not provide me with any reason to return. I was very disappointed.
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- Also Known As:
- Leoniki Residence Hotel Platanias
- Leoniki Residence Rethymnon
- Leoniki Residence Hotel Rethymnon
- Grand Leoniki Residence Crete/Rethymnon Prefecture