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“The food is terrible and the management arrogant”
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Vagia Mare Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Gerani
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Vagia Mare is the worst kind of hotel there is. They hide their arrogance behing a fancy facade. The hotel looks nice, clean and well kept. They claim to serve food, but really - I wouldn't feed animals what the tried to serve me. When we complained the manager just said that the hadn't had any prior complaints. The day after we ate there I heard at least one more complaint.

They serve microwave heated food, the pizza is made out of bread, tomato ketchup and cheese. Just pop that into a microwave oven and you have a pizza you can serve your customers... At least that's the way Vagia Mare treats the food and customer.

I would never pay them a visit again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jakis
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

We spent one week at this hotel june 2010, and thought we really got value for our money. Everything was very clean and beautiful including the rooms and the hotel and the swimming pool area. We found the stuff very friendly and helpful, and this is why we chose to dine at the hotel restaurant almost every night. The food was quite simple but ok, as it was much easier to stay and eat there with the kids who were exhausted from all the swimming... I can really recommend this hotel & would go there again anytime!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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4  Thank ammaRovaniemi
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Reviewed 27 September 2009

On arrival the place seemed nice. The apartment was in two levels, with an extra bed in the downstairs/entry level kitchen. Two small balconies, both facing north - fit for two but not three. But the area looked much like an abandoned building site, combined with village dump.

The pool area was as advertised but there was not enough sunbeds for the number of guests and the area offered no options - the beach was very dirty.
The tile close to the pool had broke and the management had covered it with dirty rugs.

The immediate area did not offer any restaurants and the hotel offered no information on where to find any. The hotel restaurant was a joke - souvlaki made of three teensy pieces of meat and a sliver of onion, a teaspoon's worth of rice, and some french fries... We only ate there once, when it rained so much it wasn't possible to go anywhere else.
Instead we, and most other people, went to Platanias, a 2+ kilometre hike along a main artery.

We then discovered that the village Gerani was in the other direction, hid behind a 800 metre expanse of bamboo and further inland from the sea. Not that that changed much, it was still a good walk to get food and this time along a small road without enough street lights.

The hotel was an apartment hotel but the options for finding anything to cook was limited. The supermarket at the hotel offered sweets, fruits, breakfast foodstuffs and alcoholic beverages - the other supermarkets wasn't much different.

During night the guests had to live with the sounds of the entertainment offered at the nearby all inclusive resort.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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3  Thank Busifer
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Lasse A
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vagia Mare Hotel

Address: Gerani, Crete 731 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Gerani
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gerani
#3 Family Hotel in Gerani
Price Range: £57 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vagia Mare Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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