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“Great Holiday”
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Tsalos Beach
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Analipsi
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Holiday”
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Just back from 3 weeks at Tsalos Beach Apts. Accommodation fantastic, sheets changed every 3 days, towels every other day. Staff very helpful and friendly couldn't do enough for you. Pool bar staff did everything to make your holiday enjoyable. Accommodation opposite beach and within walking distance of village, lots of great traditional greek resturants. Had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2010

You get what you pay for,
knackered air-con (which by the way you can switch on wihout paying 40 euros a week for the remote, just lift the front panel and switch on manually!)
uncomfty beds, linen only changed once in 2 weeks.
only ate in 3 times as the kitchen area was crap and the fridge opened all the time.
overpriced food, and not that great, try along the road or in the old village a few minutes away.
overpriced shop.
pool was not bad, though the guy in the pool bar would constantly ask if you wanted a drink which made you feel as if you had to buy something to sit there.
the pool and bar are open till midnight, with the pool lit up, nice to sit there and even get a night time swim.
you'd also think that seeing as you pay to stay there you'd get in to their own greek night free, but its 20e for adults and 15 for kids, there are better and cheaper nights throughout the place, look around.
good being right across the road from the beach though.
the place could do with some serious updating, but if you dont expect too much from it you should be fine.
be sure to check out the old village and have a wander down the road for some nicer bits of beach.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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5 Thank ddaGlasgow
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Reviewed 25 June 2009

The information on the hotel's web-page, while not exactly false, is certainly misleading. About half the rooms have a sea or mountain view; the others face the other apartments in the complex. 'Most rooms' according to the website, have a TV, private balcony and air-conditioning, but our self-catering apartment certainly didn't - the air-con - charged at an extra room rate of 40 Euros per week - was broken and though we asked for it to be mended this wasn't done. Neither did the hotel have an electric fan we could borrow. It is almost impossible to sleep in an enclosed room in June in Crete without cooling ventillation, and the numerous mosquitoes in the area made sleeping with the window open a real trial. Our 'balcony area' - part of the landing serving three different apartments - had very wide gaps in the guard rail, through which even a farily large child could easily have plummeted. This was very dangerous, especially if you have toddlers or younger children.

The decor - of our room at least - was entirely unlike the bright, new pictures shown on the website; our bed linen and soft furnishings, while clean were old and in some cases quite shabby. The bathroom also had elderly fittings but was clean although the drain blocked routinely making the shower flood the entire floor area. I suspect that the hotel had a make-over for it website photoshoot as this applies throughout: the clean new sun loungers and painted furniture shown by the pool on the website were certainly not in evidence during our stay. The furniture there was exceedingly old and some of the sun-beds repeat-mended and rickety. As was the 'kitchen area' in our apartment - serviceable but the cooker and fridge were patched / rusty and the drawer units bashed and dented. There was only one saucepan provided - an enormous stainless steel stockpot - and a lot of flat plates but no bowls. The overall shabby conditions in the complex were not what we'd expected from the rather misleading-looking website, which makes the Tsalos Beach Complex look quite bright and new, and I was rather disappointed when we arrived as a result.

On the plus side, the rooms were very well maintained by the housekeeping staff - cleaned and provided with fresh towels / bed linen every two days. Elderley sun loungers aside, the pool area was nice enough to relax in - though it was not supervised; we heard of one young man jumping in off a nearby roof, so it would pay to be extra vigilant in this area, espcially at busy times. Admittedly, we got a pretty cheap deal for our room - which may account for its various shortcomings, but having seen the hotel's website, I was unprepared for its actual condition.

The shop next door, also part of the complex, sells a good range of not overly-priced groceries and booze as well souviners; the hotel restaurant is fairly mediocre and not good value, and the beach sunbeds (which are as shabbby as the ones by the pool) regularly dusted and sprayed but are charged at a extra rate of 6 Euros per day, for two sunbeds and parasol. (We were initially told the sunloungers were free for hotel guests, but later on in the stay this apparently changed, so possibly this was a misunderstanding from the first - either that or they realized we weren't eating in the restaurant, nor were they getting any extra money from us due to the faulty air-con, so they decided to try and raise a little additional revenue in that way).

I would recommend this hotel for people looking for budget accommodation, who aren't particularly bothered about the condition or appearance of their lodgings. It undoubtedly has rooms even worse than our one; the one downstairs for example, that we were originally allocated was shaded and dingy-looking as it received no sunlight, being on a lower floor.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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6 Thank draylon
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Property: Tsalos Beach
Address: Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Analipsi
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Analipsi
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Hotel Class:1 star — Tsalos Beach 1*
Number of rooms: 52
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