We have just returned from a week at the Ledra. The studio self catering appartment that we stayed in with our 15 year old son was clean, very basic but adequate for our needs. The shower left a little to be desired but as stated in previous reviews always plenty of hot water. I would not even attemp to cook on holiday as this is not a holiday to me?? But for anyone who does cater for themselves, the ammeneties are very basic and very limited. We ate in at the restraunt three times. The food was good, you will enjoy local cuisine and plentiful supplies of FREE Raki after every meal. All the food is cooked fresh by the owners wife and Mum and its really nice, as good as you will find in any of the local restraunts and cheaper too,. The location is very quiet. You are away from all the main tourist parts of the Island but close enough if you want it. A short and cheap bus ride will take you to the more lively resort of Platineous (Which I may well have misspelt)We chose to visit all the local beach front restraunts, which are literally beach front, I mean 25 yards from the gorgeous crashing waves. The sunsets are amazing. All these Taveners are a 5 min walk from the accommodation. Free ice cream,, fruit and Raki seemed standard at all the restraunts after you had eaten. Not just a shot of Raki, a whole small Carafe. At anything from 40-70% proof at various places this will knock your socks off! Hotel owners were very pleasant and willing to help at all times. our rooms were cleanded and beds made every day except Sunday (hey everyone needs a day off) There is free internet access in reception. We made use of the pool, which I will point is is very deep, the shallowest part is 1 metre and the deepest is 2.8 metres. Granted there is a "Childrens" pool but this is only sutable for paddling really.
There are an adequate number of sun loungers. There is a little pool side bar and snacks are availabe as resonable prices. A Must is a trip to the beautiful Harbour in Chania. You need to find the old town. This is a ten min walk from the main bus station. This is a lovely little place, very pretty - take you camera. There are ,boat trips that leave from here, horse and carrage rides, very authentic little taverners and the more expensive restraunts along the harbour. Watch the prices here. We sat at one restraunt and the cost of a price of beer was £8.50 !!! Obviously we did not stay. There are plently of other restraunts that are a lot more reasonable. We did pay £14 for 3 soft drinks in another place, so ask beofre you order as there are cheaper places. The little train trips that are on offer are worth a look, we went on one, most of them are about £15 per adult - they take you to lovely little villages that you would not get to even if you hired a car. We also vistited the oldest Olive tree in the world 3,000 years old. The place were Raki is made and a Church in Cave at the top of a mountain which was very interesting to see. All in all a very relaxing holiday, we all enjoyed ourselves, our 15 year old never had a great deal to do but still had fun in the pool.The accommodation does exactly what it says on the tin. We were very impressed with Libra holidays who we booked with and our rep in resort, Melissa was lovely and very informative.We met some lovely people too.
Gill, Billy and Adam from Liverpool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LEDRA MALEME HOTEL is located 15km outside the town center of Hania, 30km from the airport, 20km from Souda port and only 150 meters away from the beach. Not too far from the hotel you can fish, water ski, scuba dive, wind-surf, etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ledra Maleme Hotel Maleme
- Ledra Maleme Chania
- Ledra Maleme Hotel Chania
- Ledra Maleme Crete