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Alonia Apartments
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Kolymbari
Certificate of Excellence
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Great holidays at Alonia”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Great holidays at Alonia. It was first time at Alonia Apartments and I am sure that we will come back one day. The rooms are very clean. Pool open 24h/day, good size and very clean. Lovely flowers all around the hotel. Mike and Julia you are the best :) I would recomend this place to everyone who want's relaxing holidays. Great atmosphere. Kolimbari is very quiet but If you want party there is a place called Platanias (only 8 km from Alonia Apartments). Even at 1.00 am you will find many night clubs and restaurants open. Most of them are open till morning.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We have just arrived back from a very nice stay at the Alonia Apartments. We were given no.18 which was a 1 room apartment on the ground floor. The rooms were spotlessly clean and quite big. The balcony overlooked the sea (about 5 minutes walk away) and the road which was not too busy. Bins were emptied daily (except Sunday) and towels were changed every three days. Although the kitchen area was small it had most things you would need on a self-catering holiday. The shower had a curtain but it did look new and there was a hairdrier which worked perfectly.
The pool area was lawned and very private with plenty of sunbeds and shades, the pool, although not huge was very nice with a separate area for children. The pool bar was always open and I can recommend the breakfasts which are huge! Mikey the host was usually around and spoke good English as did the girls on the pool bar and on reception.
We tried quite a few restaurants but the best was only a short walk away from the Alonia towards Chania, just off the main road run by a friendly family with excellent food.
Kolimbari is only about a twenty minute walk away, on a quiet road along the seashore, lit at night. Kolimbari has quite a few restaurants and bars along the seafront and a few overlooking the small harbour, the best of them being the Argentina with a balcony overlooking the harbour.
There is a bus stop about 5 minutes walk from the Alonia with regular buses running along the coast and to the popular places on the west and south coast.
To make the most of this pretty area of Crete you do need a car, which we had for 3 days.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is our third time back at Alonia over past few years. We had another good time- love the quietness of the immediate area and Kolimbari itself which still manages to retain the feeling of bieng a fishing village despite a couple of hotels on its edge.Although we do not usually hire a car, have not found this a problem as there is a bus stop few yards down the road. Apartment as usual very clean and good size although compared to other years we did have problems with faulty air con, and few other maintenance glitches plus kitchen area and equipment is quite basic but we knew this anyway.Would agree about previous comment re loudness of music plus new bar person seemed to be quite stressed on several occasions if left by herself without Mikey's usual calm persona at her side

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

This was our 5th trip to the Alonia, staying with extended family. As many have noted Mike treats all guests as family and spoils you with his generosity. The rooms are well prepared and clean with usual basics one would expect. The pool is one of the cleanest you will find anywhere and the grass surrounding it is a nice setting for sunbathing. The nearest beach is a few minutes away but is pebbled though a 30 minute drive takes you to the stunning beach of falasarna. Kalives is a typical local beach resort and well worth a 30 minute drive. You can walk to the harbour tavernas of kolymbari if you are moderately fit in about 20 minutes and there are many good places to eat. A few hundred yards from the apartments takes you to the esperides taverna which is probably the best local place to eat with infectiously friendly staff.
We had a great holiday with the only cloud on the horizon being the overly loud dance music that seems to,sadly, be the favourite of the new lady who helps run the pool bar. Room 16 would be one to avoid if like us you like a quieter holiday as the speaker is on the outside wall some inches away from one of the beds. I did ask to have it turned down a couple of times, and it was, but at my age I liked the more traditional and quieter music Mike used to play.

Room Tip: avoid room 16 if you like peace.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

My daughter and I booked this holiday based on Tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. It was my daughters birthday on the day we arrived at these beautiful and spotlessly clean apartments.

Mikey (the owner) was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble and his hospitality was incredible.

We stayed for one week and loved every minute of holiday.

Will definitely make it 2 weeks next time!

Room Tip: We had a sea view on 1st floor - Perfect!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

This was our 1st visit to the Alonia on recommendation off our daughter who's visit this time was her 3rd, there were 9 of our family went and we had fab time, Mikey is a brilliant host, nothing was too much trouble, the apartments were lovely and clean and the pool area was great, it was like sunbathing in your own back garden. Mikey gave us a lift into Kolymbari and later took some of the young one's clubbing. We met some lovely people and they had all stayed here before. Would recommend these apartments and would definately go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

We stayed at the Alonia Appartments in June 2011 for 2 weeks and had done so the 2 years previous. We had emailed Mike in advance and he confirmed that the appartment on 2nd floor overlooking pool would be ours. When we arrived he put us out the front facing the road and had given the room to some other couple. The road can be noisy, so not that nice if you want to relax on your balcony. Also our room was not kept as clean as before, floor washed only twice during fortnight when used to be every day. The toilet bins only every other day as previous reviews. Drain in bathroom kept blocking when you had a shower, so water went all over the floor, and I slipped over and hurt myself because of this. Hairdryer kept falling apart in bathroom too. The rooms are of a good size just basic.
During the time we were there Mike would have family or friends round and they and his sons would use the pool, so really you couldn't use it then as they were jumping in and splashing around. I thought I am paying to stay here not them and was a bit disappointed. So much for peace and relaxation. The drinks at the pool bar had gone up in price but you can get your own from supermarket across road.
All in all the rooms really could do with updating and new fridges and a microwave would be really handy as self catering facilities are limited. You really do need a car to get around as it is a few miles to Kolymbari sea front where the restaurants are, and there is a bigger supermarket about 2 miles down the road.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alonia Apartments
Address: Skoutelonas | Chania Kolympari, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias > Kolymbari
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kolymbari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alonia apartments allocates swimming-pool and reception while the personnel speaks fluently the English and Italian language. Twelve from the apartments they have view the sea while four from them they have view in the swimming-pool. Alonia apartments is a familial enterprise and your accommodation there, you will make to feel as at home. In small distance from the apartments they are Bars, Cafe, restaurants and Supermarket. ... more   less 
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