Me and my partner are just back after spending an amazing week in Chania and are so glad we booked a studio room at Smaradgi as can now definitely say it was an excellent choice!
First of all, previously to our trip we had a few email exchange with Georgia, the owner, as our flight time had changed and also to ask her for other information. She always replied really promptly and clearly, so starting from the communication we were having no problems at all.
On our arrival (during a very hot 2nd week in July, up to 40 degrees!) we were greeted by the lovely Georgia with a map, a glass of iced wated and a fan to cool down. We were given all the information needed for our stay in Chania and felt immediately very well welcomed. Georgia then escorted us to our studio: a nice decent sized bedroom, with kitchenette and bathroom and (much needed) air conditioned system (well working, so we could sleep with no problem despite the hot weather outside). On top of that, we were also very pleased with how clean are the studios (cleaned every day!) and also had free wifi internet connection so we were able to plan our trips and stay in touch with our friends. As we did not have a car, the location of Smaragdi studios is ideal as it's only about 10 minutes walk to the bus station. Bus travel is Crete is very cheap and from Chania you will be able to visit many places such as Elafonissi, Balos, Falasarna, Stavros etc. Also, the trip to and from the airport by bus is only 2,30 euros (suggested by Georgia, rather than spending 25 euros by taxi). Moreover Chania old town is such a lovely place to stay: there's plenty of choice for tavernas to eat, shops, cafes, supermarkets.
Another thing to mention is during our stay we accidentaly managed to break the shower head. Needless to say this was promptly replaced and fixed and despite our offer to contribute the cost, we were told it was not our fault and to not worry about it at all. I think this was really nice of Georgia! And last but not least, on our departure we were also given a lovely souvenir gift (actually 2 gifts!)! We just felt so sorry to leave and will definitely recommend Smaragdi to all our friends and tripadvisor readers. We hope to be back to Chania again, and in that case our accomodation choice will surely be the same as this year.
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- Also Known As:
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