I stayed at the Silver Beach with my mum in June and had a lovely stay. The rooms are basic but very clean. I have to agree with what everybody else has said about the a/c - it's just a heater that you can turn on to 'cold' which is rubbish when it's so hot. We asked at reception if we could pay to have proper a/c but they said no. We left the windows and patio doors open as it was quite windy when we were there to get a breeze. Reception staff weren't very helpful but the bar staff were.
The pool is very nice but hot and crowded - more bearable at the shingle beach but you do have to pay for loungers and there aren't very many.
We went into Chania almost every night which took about half an hour on the bus )you get on at the main road in Gerani and was really cheap. Chania if a gorgeous Venitian town with loads of shops and restaurants. Plantanias is within walking distance (about 20mins) and has a lot of restaurants but they were nowhere near as nice as Chania. There is one restaurant opposite the hotel which was ok, we went there the first night. There is another further up the road which had a greek night one night and there seemed to be a lot of people there. Supermarket 5 mins away. Really is worth going to Chania though, some people in our hotel hadn't got past Plantanias which is a shame 'cos it's really tacky!!
Don't be frightened to use the buses, they're great value (much, much cheaper than scheduled trips) and will take you almost anywhere e.g. Kalamaki beach (lush!)
The hotel was a quite nice base for all of the lovely places we went to on the fab island.
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- Also Known As:
- Silver Beach Hotel Crete/Gerani