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“Great place to just chill :)” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alianthos Suites
Newcastle, UK
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great place to just chill :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Well we arrived into Chania airport and it took only ten mins after landing to be in a taxi on our way to Alianthos Suites.

When we arrived we were promptly shown to apartment 11 which was a one bed apartment as opposed to the studio we had booked. The apartment was lovely. Simply furnished and clean. The veranda had nice views across the sea and mountains. We simply couldn't believe what we had got for our money. I'm reluctant to share how great it was as We'd like to keep it all for ourselves.

After an early dinner in the seaside taverna we came back and had an unbelievable nights sleep. We live in the city and couldn't believe the quiet.

On waking on our first morning we were worried that as we didn't have a car we'd struggle to find somewhere to buy groceries. Our fears were unfounded. After a fifteen min walk to Chorafakia we found a supermarket and stocked up on staples, returning back to the apartment to feast on a breakfast of the most amazing bread and fresh eggs/bacon.

What I would add to the reviews that say a car is essential. Well it depends on what you are looking for. We came here to find peace and relaxation, that's exactly what we found. We explored the vicinity on foot. The local village is 15 minute walk and the beach town of Stavros 40 mins walking through farms and countryside. We didn't feel at all isolated and found a couple of regular tavernas that we visited each day for lunch and dinner. There's also the bus to Chania about 5times a day it you want to experience a little hustle and bustle.

The complex itself is concentrated relaxation. The pool area is beautiful and the gardens surrounding the apartments are just delightful. You can get drinks at the pool bar but the service was somewhat erratic and it's pot luck whether it was open or not but who cares? Our tip is to go to the supermarket and get some beers for 80cents each and enjoy them at your leisure. We would take a bottle of wine (3.30€) to the little private jetty next to the sea and watch the sun set. Sheer bliss.

So in summary a little gem of a place. If you are looking for nightlife it's not the place for you. However if you're after tranquility, peace and quiet then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank NewcastleDave
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indigo m, Manager at Alianthos Suites, responded to this review, 18 May 2013
Dear Guest,

We greatly appreciate your comments and we would welcome any further suggestions
as you are a very experienced traveller.

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again at Alianthos Suites.

Respectfully yours,

Manolis Georgiou
Hotel Manager
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Very nice staff, we booked at 1 hours notice, very spacious, clean apartment, lovely pool, very helpful staff. Extras are a little pricey but overall excellent value for the high standard. Gardens are wonderful, lovely cove nearby with charming taverna. We hope to come back. The Akrotiri is a special place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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indigo m, Manager at Alianthos Suites, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Dear Guest,

We greatly appeciate your coments and we would welcome any further suggestions
as you are a very experienced traveller.

Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again at Alianthos Suites.

Respectfully yours,

Manolis Georgiou
Hotel Manager
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Crewe
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

I found Alianthos fairly easy to get to without a car - there is a bus from Chania that runs to Stavros several times a day, stopping at about a 15-minute walking distance from Alianthos Suites. The site is beautiful - the landscaping is so nicely done, with a square and sloping paths, and the plants are so lush and well cared for. Walking down one path leads to a tennis court and a breathtaking stretch of the coast. My room was clean and spacious and had an amazing view. At the bottom of the hill Alianthos Suites are situated on there is a private, gentle bay with sun beds and parasols, which were never over-populated during my stay. The pool at the hotel was large and clean and perfectly situated within the grounds. Zina and George were so kind and helpful and polite and contributed massively to making Alianthos Suites such a nice place to stay in. I loved staying here so much and will definitely stay again and thoroughly recommend it to others who prefer a quieter, relaxing holiday.

Room Tip: The rooms at the far end of the swimming pool from the reception have a beautiful view of the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

A 10 day family holiday (son 13, daughter 11) couldn't have been centred more perfectly than at Alianthos. A car is essential. We had a studio apartment for the kids and a one bedroomed suite next door. Sea views from the little terrace. Eating out once a day and happily using the simple facilities - basic, kitchenette stuff - suited us down to the ground. Mid August, it was 34-38 degrees most days but we avoided air conditioning, gradually getting used to the heat. Alianthos was spotless, a shady haven of elegantly kept peace. We seldom shared the pool with more than two other families, but actually were out most days at local beaches. An unspoken code seemed to prevail that people kept themselves to themselves, in a good way. New managers George and Zina were relaxed, helpful charm itself. We weren't looking for luxury but found ourselves dreaming of a return...

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Will A
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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

Alianthos is a lovely quiet location near Chania. You will need a car to get it. The rooms are basic [priced accordingly] but very clean and comfortable. Ours had a small functional kitchenette and balcony. During our stay it was nice and quiet. A lovely pool which was often deserted was very welcome most days. Nice local beaches/restaurants nearby. G and R the hotel staff were lovely and were really helpful. We would stay there again and have no problems recommending it. Paul & Carrie.

Room Tip: no room service or fitness!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pjs2k
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

I decided to stay at this accomodation based on the fact that I was looking for an authentic non-touristy place to stay. As a solo female , it was important that I find somewhere to stay for a week that didn't involve copious amounts of bars or clubs. I found exactly what I was looking for here.
I stayed in a studio apt- no 24, with the most awesome views, but note- you will need to come prepared for self catering- right down to washing up liquid etc. as these are not supplied. Its a 15 min walk to the nearest village- Chorafkia- where there is a supermarket for your essentials.
I did not hire a car,as the basis of the trip was to un-wind , relax and soak up the local greek hospitality. It did not disappoint. The beach cantina serves good food , cold drinks etc, and the only other taverna on the other side does a lovely souvlaki. I found everyone friendly, and George and Zena, the young couple working at Alianthos , are helpful and offered to run me into the village for shopping etc. If you are looking for a holiday where you very rarely encounter another British person, this is the spot for you. The beach is idyllic and the pool area clean and comfortable. One thing, bring ear plugs- the local wildlife are noisy!

Room Tip: rooms 23 and 24 have the best views, catch the breeze and are less noisy as there is less trees and...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LORNAIJO
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Wellignton
Level Contributor
87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

Alianthos has a marvellous position in the tiny Tersanas, with wonderful views, a lot of quiet and a superb garden. Evie at the reception is extraprdinary helpful and speak a perfect English. Definitely recommended to both couples and families. Only a little drawback: can't go there if you don't have a car!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank elipuccioni
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Property: Alianthos Suites
Address: Tersanas | Chania, Tersanas, Crete 731 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Tersanas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Tersanas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alianthos Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alianthos, meaning flower of the sea, represents the ideal environment of our complex with a flourishing garden next to the magnificent blue of the Cretan sea.Alianthos Suites are located a little further north east of Chania, approximately 13 Km at the seaside village of Tersanas in the beautiful and historical Akrotiri peninsula. It is 5 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes away from Souda port. ... more   less 
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