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Sofia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Plakias
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Nice, clean family-runned hotel.
Cretan hospitality offered by Kostas and his family.
Very good location, 100m from the beach and restaurants and bars.
We've seen the quality of the hotel been improved every year.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We spent 3 days in Plakias and stayed at Sofia Hotel!
It's a small and beautiful B&B a little bit old building but recently renovated. It's located just 50 meters away from Plakias main beach! Saddly there is no parking space nearby, but you can park the car on the main street!

Room size was small but very functional! If we have had a babybed in, then I'm affraid ther would have been no space to move! Also matress could have been better in our double bed.

Our balcony overlooked at next door "Cat Cafe", a diving club in which obviously the owners love cats! Don't forget to ask for the AC remote control from the reception, in the morning the sun is making the room SO hot!!! Also be aware that if an electricity failure leads to a blackout in the area there are not any safety lights in the room, only at the main stairs. Luckily this happened to us early in the morning!

Bathroom was large and very new! Lime green color tiles made it look so fresh! Water pressure could have been better though!

Overall cleanliness was very good, almost spotless.

Breakfast is served every morning on an atrium full of flowers in the middle of the premise and it felt homemade, but we missed some eggs and sausages...

The hotel offers wi-fi connection, all you have to do is to ask for the password from the reception. There is also a PC at the Reception that you can use.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

This small family run hotel was a great pleasure to stay in. The room was small but very clean and well maintained. The balcony was comfortable. The breakfast was very satisfactory and could be taken in the pleasant courtyard. I did not find the hotel noisy in June despite having a balcony on the side nearest the road. The hotel's location could hardly be better with good bars and tavernas and the beach less than 2 minutes walk away. The hotel's greatest asset is its staff. Everyone was very charming and helpful. It would be fair to say that it is less suitable for those with mobility problems.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Stayed at Sofia Hotel for 1 week in September 2011 and would not go back. We had a room onto the road opposite a supermarket so very noisy and we had the neighbours from hell!!!! Complained and they promised to move us onto the back of the hotel and then gave the room to someone else!! They did offer a suite but it was still onto the main road so didnt bother moving rooms. Breakfast is very poor. We had 2 weeks in Plakias but only booked a week at Sofia. I emailed the hotel when we got back to England and asked for 2 nights refund due to the loss of sleep and upsets but they would not give us a refund only a coupon to use next year for 2 free nights. Definately wont be using the coupon.......

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We were planning to drive to Plakias for weekend, found Hotel Sofia via internet and made the reservation online. We wouldn't have expected more for a weekend! Our room was on the ground floor, not very big but nice, clean and well equipped. The view to the garden was lovely although there were about 20-25 cats into the next house's garden laying all day long!!! The breakfast although not very rich was tasteful, basically homemade and served in a kind of atrium in the centre of the facility that I liked very much. The spot I didn't like was that a tree besides the hotel where I parked my car made it a mess with the stuff that was seeping of it. Be sure to park in the parking area that is about 300 metres away from hotel. Generally I would recommend Hotel Sofia to anyone who would like a 2-3 days escape and I plan to stay there again when the opportunity arise!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Locatioon is ok, clean rooms. Glad we had room to the back garden, the front would have been rather noisy. A poor brakfast, could have improved with small things. An elevator would be nice. Not suitebal for disabled persons of that reason.
The reseptionist should be able to use the creditcard machine. I don.t think we got what we paid for. Difficulties to park the car.

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

A small family hotel, with renovated rooms and bathrooms. The rooms in the front are on the main road and it can get a little noisy, not so from the cars but from the neighbours and staff of the supermarket across the road who speak loud and feel as if they're in the room with you. The back rooms, however, are quiet and more spacious. As for the breakfast, pretty simple. Filter coffee, fake juice, a few slices of ham, cheese and tomato, yoghurt and cereals... That's it! Oh, first day boiled eggs, second day fried eggs. One per person plus you felt bad taking it cause there were only a few on the platter... Good location though, a few min walk to the beach, restaurants etc. Good value for money.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Sofia Hotel

Address: Plakias, Plakias, Crete 740 60, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Plakias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Plakias
Price Range: £29 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sofia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a few steps from the long sandy beach of Plakias, Hotel Sofia offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Taverns and stores can be found within a few feet of the hotel.All rooms at Hotel Sofia are air conditioned and offer private bathroom with hairdryer and private balcony. Some enjoy views of the Libyan Sea.Sofia Hotel has a terrace where guests can have their breakfast, as well as a lounge area. Free parking is available nearby. ... more   less 
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