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“Lovely hotel at a reasonable price”
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Yakinthos Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Agii Apostoli
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Athens
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4 reviews
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“Lovely hotel at a reasonable price”
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Lovely little hotel with great pool, garden and breakfast.

The hotel is very clean, sheets and towels are changed every two days. Do not expect extreme luxuries within the room. Personnel is extremely helpful, very hospitable.

The hotel is on the main road, so do not book a room facing the road, if you are planning on sleeping through the night. Rooms facing the pool are very quiet.

One drawback: the fridge is very small, we couldn't store our fruit in it! It also didn't fit more than a couple of bottles of water. Buy larger fridges people!!!

Other than that.... highly recommended!

Room Tip: Book rooms facing the pool (they are more quiet).
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2011

rooms are very clear and cozy, breakfast is fantastic, swimming pool with very clear water, personnel lovely and open hearted, easy-going, helpfull. I love this place.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We stayed at the Yakinthos Hotel for a week. Overall, Yakinthos is a very charming, sweet and friendly hotel. It is simple and functional and in a great location (4km from Chania, not 13km as one review states) The hotel is run by very friendly staff, who were very helpful recommending places and giving directions, and the hotel is kept beautifully clean. The swimming pool is really lovely, and never over crowded.

HOWEVER... we did have a few problems.... on arrival, the shower was broken, so didnt work unless you held the shower head with your hand (this was fixed the next day) there was also only one pillow each, which was not satisfactory - they were very flat pillows, so you needed two! Also, there was no hairdryer - they did supply me one after I asked a couple of times, but I hadnt packed a hairdryer as it states on their website they are supplied in each room. There is also NO carpark although their website gives the impression there is. There is room for parking for 2 cars at the front of the hotel, and the hotel advised when this was full (most of the time) we could park down the road by the side of the hotel... which we did, and subsequently got our hire car vandalised. This clearly was not the fault of the hotel, but two other couples experienced the same thing while we were staying there, and obviously this experience leaves a sour taste in the mouth!
Also - the breakfast was OK... but really not particularly exciting - there were lots and lots of cakes, pastries, cheeses, chocolate biscuits etc, but no edible cereal (some stale cornflakes and some questionable chocolate coated flakes) and very very little fresh fruit.
The beds are incredibly hard and very uncomfortable. I am a fan of hard beds, but this was ridiculous - after 3 nights my back was killing me. Our bed was also incredibly noisy so when one of us moved (even slightly) we were both woken up! The air con was also very weak, so the room was constantly too hot, and our toilet broke twice during the week, we were told by the plumber on the second occassion that there was nothing wrong with it - which was infuriating as the toilet did NOT flush, clearly this in my mind is classed as not working! Also - the bathrooms were tiny, which was fine, expect for the showers, which were SOOOO tiny they were useless. The shower curtain stuck to your body while you stood in the shower, and there really was no room to wash yourself... we ended up getting in the shower, turning the shower off to clean ourselves, and then turning it back on again to rinse off. Not satisfactory. There was no bath, and its a shame that this wasnt stated on the website. Anyhow - all those little issues taken into consideration, we really did have a lovely week, and enjoyed our stay. I guess you get what you pay for, and the hotel was very reasonable for the time of year. Just dont expect any luxury and prepare yourself for a tough nights sleep!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2011

We enjoyed our stay here. Breakfast was generous. Rooms were simple but functional as you would expect from a 3 star hotel. The best thing to be remembered is its location. It is much better than staying downtown Chania where there are too many tourists and service is not so good. The Yakinthos is only 13 km away from Chania so you can visit the city any time while enjoying a relaxing environment a short walk away from a nice beach.
The swimming pool is not as big as it looks on the photos but it is ok and being so close to the beach, it is fine.
Don't miss the sunset on the little Venitian Harbour in Chania. Avoid the restaurants on the waterfront.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

This hotel was just what we needed: very neat and well-kept little hotel with a cosy pool area, located just by the beach with good bus connections. The service was prompt and friendly, breakfast plentyful. Great value for money!

  • Stayed June 2011
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2011

The staff here were very friendly and helpful. It's really close to the beach and we also enjoyed the pool. Our family adjoining rooms were clean and comfortable with a handy terrace area for sitting out. The rooms were a bit dark but that kept them cool when the weather heated up. The breakfasts were the highlight of my children's holiday with a selection of everything including Cretan dishes like cheese pies with honey, fruit, yoghurt, cheeses, as well as bacon, eggs, sausages that my kids wolfed. There was even rice pudding.
We were there off season and it was quite quiet which suited us. The other guests were mainly French, German, Dutch I think. I imagine the rooms at the front might be a bit noisy with traffic on the main road, but where we were at the back it was very peaceful.
This is not a grand hotel but a friendly, relaxed mid-range place with fab breakfast.

We would love to go back.

Room Tip: ask for by the pool or at the back. avoid front.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

Nice, clean, quiet, good location. Not right on the beach, but a 30 sec walk to it. Located directly beind a hotel that is on the beach so the rate is little less expensive than a beach front place. Close to many shops, restaurants, and little groceries. Had a little fridge in the room so we were able to keep bread and lunch meat on hand for beach lunches. Very nice and helpful staff. Had a relaxing stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Yakinthos Hotel
Address: 1 Irakli Avgoula, Agii Apostoli, Chania Town, Crete 731 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Chania Town > Agii Apostoli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Agii Apostoli
#3 Romantic Hotel in Agii Apostoli
#4 Family Hotel in Agii Apostoli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Yakinthos Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHANIA HOTEL YAKINTHOS Near city and only 50 m. from the clearest sandy beach of Agii Apostoli. Yakinthos is very good solution for those people who want to enjoy their stay away from the crowds but still very close to all sights of interest and the resort hot spots of Chania. ... more   less 
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