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Horizon Beach Hotel
Ranked #5 of 26 Plakias B&B and Inns
Belgrade, Serbia
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183 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“A perfect place for relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

First of all,the location of the hotel is excellent - close to the center, but far enough to be quiet. We have very nice room, with unobstructed sea view; clean and comfortable. Wifi was working quite well. The breakfast was almost same every day, but good choice of food. The owners were very kind and helpful, so we had nothing to complain. Of course, it is best if you have a car on Crete to visit all interesting places. All in all, very relaxing place with excellent value for the money.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms on the upper floors, they have unobstructed sea view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Analipsi, Greece
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is not centrally located in plakias, but it is close enough, and at the same time it is in very quite location. The view from a sea view room in the second floor is absolutely amazing! Also the room and public areas are very clean. Not too keen for the welcoming from the woman owner, but we do not mind for that a lot... Also wifi internet wasn't very fast.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

400 metres from the village of Plakias and within 25 metres of the shore, The Horizon is comfortable, quiet and a joy in which to stay. The rooms all face the sea and have balconies from which to enjoy the spectacular views of both ends of the delightful bay.

Food wise they do only breakfast but thwy are so close to the village that a ten minute stroll had us amongst 20 or so different places to eat. (Not all of them were open as we went before the season but there was still lots of choice)

Bed was big and comfortable, breakfast was all for which I could wish. I'd recommend this hotel to any one.

Room Tip: Top floor is probably better from a view perspective.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

The location is great. It is not more than 5 min walking to the center. The view is amazing and, what is more important, they have excellent breakfast! Stayed there for one month, and experienced NO problem at all. If we come back, we will definitively consider staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed in the Thalassa Apartments in Louisa Apartment. It was a spacious two bedroom with a large fabulous deck with amazing views. The owners we gruff and unaccommodating. When I checked in, the owner immediately told me that I was getting a good deal and had been upgraded because of a double booking. I knew this already as I had booked it on booking.com. My reservation at booking.com said breakfast would be 5 euros per person but he told me that it would be 7 when I checked in.
They had no information on anything to do in the area except for horse or donkey riding.
The following day when we returned the rooms had been "done". No fresh towels, the beds looked like a 5 year old had made them and nothing had been wiped down. After the second day of the same I went to the front desk and had to ask for clean towels which I was grudgingly given. I asked for beach towels and paid a 20 Euro deposit, when we left I returned the towels and asked for my deposit back. The owner immediately said "the cleaning girl said we used so many towels..... it sounded like he wasn't going to give me my deposit back because on one day we needed extra towels because the shower curtain (which was way too short) had come out of the tub while showering and the bathroom floor was wet and slippery so we used the towels to sop it up.

After staying in Chania and having such excellent, friendly service we were quite disappointed in the way the hotel was run, but that said, the deck and view made it worthwhile.

The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from the town center.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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new york new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

As other reviewers have noted Horizon Beach is clean, very modern with decent sized rooms, nice views from the balcony (some rooms have a huge terrace). The hotel is family owned and a personal touch is apparent. the location is good too - as it is an easy walk to town and a beach is just across the street - however it is not noisy. ?The rooms have refridgerator and coffee maker which is handy. Overall Horizon Beach was an excellent value.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We had a nice experience in this place. Although, in the beginning, they did not understand that we are a gay couple, we got a very nice room. The hotel is nicely apart of the „big town“, close enough but quiet for sleeping. Very nice breakfast. Nice beach just in front. We really recommend.

Room Tip: All of them are in front of the sea. So... all are very nice.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Horizon Beach Hotel
Address: Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Plakias
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Plakias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Horizon Beach Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Horizon Beach Hotel is located in Plakias Rethymno, Crete. Just 400m west from centre of Plakias the Horizon Beach Hotel, set by the sea enjoys splendidly open views across the bay.Right below is a sand and shingle beach, with clear water (BLUE FLAG certified beach), from where you can swim. The sea bed is exclusive and ideal for snorkeling or underwater observations. (The beach umbrellas and sunbeds are operated by a private company and not the hotel, charges may apply)Villages in the foothills, of the mountains, behind have wonderful views and a taverna or a kafenio to be delightful destinations for different walks.Horizon Hotel is set by the sea and enjoys splendid views across the bay.The hotel is light and airy and the twin and double bedrooms, all of which have a private sea facing balcony and polished stone floors, are comfortably but simply furnished and have their own shower room (or bathroom)As well as having glorious sea views, the Horizon beach enjoys a very peaceful position yet shops and tavernas are within easy reach by foot and the main beach is about 5 minutes walk away. ... more   less 
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