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“Nice but isolated”
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Balos Beach
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kaliviani
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
1 review
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“Nice but isolated”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Large rooms, clean, simple, good breakfast. Close to Balos Beach and pretty close to Falassarna, but the hotel is very isolated. In fact, you can't reach any place, both restaurants or the closer small village of kaliviani without the car. The staff at the reception was gentle.

Room Tip: The apartments close to the pool could be more noisy that the studio at the 2nd floor with the sea v...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

It's a good place to visit the West. Our room was simple but large, and we enjoyed the sea view every breakfast/diner in our balcony.
There is a beautiful pool and a beach where you can do some snorkeling.

The snack food is not very tasty but you can cook in the apartment. We didn't try the restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Settimo Milanese, Italy
1 review
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Very comfortable hotel with a wonderful view on the gulf and relaxin atmosphere. Perfect as a point of departure to the astonishing beauty of Balos beach, but also close to Falassarna and not far from Elafonisi. We were there five days in mid July with my wife and our two daughters. The room was comfortable and wide the view on the sea fantastic. The food is good and both breakfast and dinner offers wide choices. Service at the hotel were perfect and all the personnel extremely friendly

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Positive aspects :

Welcome
Big room
Swimming pool
Easy parking

Negative aspects :

Low water pressure / no warm water
Breakfast oriented on quantity not quality
Room very impersonal

Would not return again

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Siauliai
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I would recommend this hotel for those who want an escape from noisy cities.The best for families with youngsters and older people. The area is away form noisy roads, next to olive tree farm and some lovely goats graze across the hotel. A car is a must here, because there is no other way to reach the nearby town or beaches.

The hotel looks like it was very popular some time, but now it feels a little bit too quiet. The room was clean, but old fashioned, bed mattress was too hard, bathroom smelled of damp, almost no internet connection :(. Sadly, there was no beach next to the hotel, but the pool was big an nice.

I really liked the staff, especially the smiling guy in a restaurant and the ladies in reception, who tried their best to print our flight tickets with almost no wifi connection :)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Very good location. Close to the Balos Lagoon and Falassarna Beach. Not too far from the Chania Airport ( about an hour by car ). Good starting point to your holidays. Over an hour to the Elafonisi Beach. Very good restaurant at the top of the village.
All staff from Balos Beach Hotel...very friendly and helpfull.
Rooms are clean. Swimming Pool big and deep enough.
Close to the port from where you may take a trip to Gramvousa and Balos Lagoon.
We really like that place :)))

  • Stayed June 2014
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Ansbach, Germany
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

To stay here, you have to have a car.
Then you could be easily connected the town with appr. 7~8 minutes drive.
The staff is really nice and helpful. The fridge helps a lot store the fruits and drinks in summer time.
The swimming pool is very big with nice sea view.
Huge balcony with table and chairs, it would be very good for visit of a group of friends.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Balos Beach
Address: Kaliviani, Kissamos, Crete 734 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kissamos > Kaliviani
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kaliviani
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Hotel Class:3 star — Balos Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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