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“Excellent self-catering accommodation near Chania”
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Esthisis Suites
Ranked #8 of 68 Hotels in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Lovely modern apartments. Very well equipped and clean. Delightful owners. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

My husband (on conference trip) and I stayed here the first week in September and had a wonderful time! We had a one bedroom suite that was lovely. We felt like we were residents with our own apartment! The living room and kitchen makes you feel very much at home. Everything has a very clean, streamlined look to it--modern and comfortable. It is close to grocery shops and a bakery (olives and seeded bread sticks--yum!). Also, the pool is wonderful, as is the area that surrounds it, with luxurious linen covered cushioned lounge chairs and beautiful views of olive orchard hills. Though we loved to swim at Platanias' beaches, we preferred to go into Chania for exploring this ancient city, entertainment, and food (Tamam!). This was so easy because the bus to Chania's city centre was a short walk down the hill from our suite and was only a euro, ninety per ticket--such an easy and enjoyable ride. Last, but certainly not least, the hospitality of the owners is unparalleled, and we're well traveled. Effie is so kind and cares so much that you enjoy your stay. She recommended a great seafood restaurant by the water and boat docks. If we go back to Platanias, there is no doubt I will stay at Esthisis Suites!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

First of all a word of appreciation to the owners who sent me an email few days before arrival with helpful directions for finding the hotel. Setting: Beautiful, modern and spacious studio apartment buidling surrounded by olive trees, with all amenities we could have wished for. Room: Lovely bright colors, tasteful decoration with no frills. The large screen tv (32 inch maybe) in the living room area was a lovely touch. The pool is good size and the rest area around it very well planned with lounging chairs & umbrellas all around. The owners are extremely helpful and polite. The premises are new and the price is absolutely right. Ok, there is no shower curtain in the bathroom, but i didnt find this to be a major fault. Beds were firm but comfortable and we had no trouble resting a good night's sleep. Rooms were cleaned daily and bedsheets and towels were changed every 2 days. Wifi to access emails and basics was just fine and free of charge. Just don't expect lightning speed connections; the phone lines in the area are not the best.
The hotel is situated higher up on a steep hill which may not be ideal for families with babies and strollers, yet i could not imagine staying in the area and not renting a car to get around. Platanias area is quite busy and basically ugly with the main streets cluttered with souvenir shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, mainly designed to be tourist traps. There is nothing pretty about this, so your best bet is to get out of this area and visit some less crowded villages and beaches; there are dozens around.
I hope the owners keep up the good work and maintain the property in top condition. I enjoyed every day of my stay and recommend it wholeheartedly

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

We were guests (2 adults and 2 children) in this wonderful apartment hotel for a week in July. We were very pleased with our stay, the hotel owner is very service oriented, the apartments are bright and well planned. We got an apartment with two large bedrooms, a balcony and a little toilet on the ground floor. Upstairs there was a living room, simple kitchen, bathroom with bathtub and two large balconies. The view from the main balcony was gorgeous over Platanias and the sea. Position of the hotel is near the old Platanias village where there is a mini market and several nice restaurants. For those who do not like to walk up hills and in stairs this is not place to stay. The distance to the beach was just over 600 meters in my GPS. The hotel stated 300 meters on booking.com
The negatives that we experienced with the hotel was that the towels and sheets were changed only one time all week.
If we return to Chania / Platanias, we definitvit stay here again.

Room Tip: Room 304 has the best view. Family room for 4 persons.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank Mr_Georgi
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed at Esthisis in one of the 2 floors apartments with our 2 sons, ages 1.9 and 4 years old and it was extremely inconvenient since there were stairs everywhere. The location is not so far from the beach but it is all the way up the hill so imagine walking up the hill with the stroller and all the beach gear. Platanias beach is overcrowded and not very nice so we just rented a car and travelled to other beaches. I have to say that the staff was very nice and helpful. WIFI (one of the reasons why we chose this hotel) was a nightmare from the day we arrive, they kind of fix it but the connection was very slow. The kitchen has a poor design wich makes it not functional and it lacked a lot "basic" kitchen utensils and gadgets. There was only 1 full bathroom for a 3 bedroom apartment and it was upstairs; we were shocked to found out the shower doesn't hve a curtain or a door to prevent water from spilling out which turned the bathroom floor into a slip and slide. The shower head does not have a stand on the wall so you have to hold it w/ your hand while u do the hair/body at the same time. The bed was soo hard we had a very speel on the sofa.The hotel aesthetically speaking is perfect but it lacks a lot of features to make it fully functional. I would not stay here again!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank lasei79
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

We (2 adults and a teenage son) had a great holiday at Esthisis Suites in Platanias. The property is new - opened in April 2011 - and very well laid out. We had a two-floor apartment with two large bed rooms, a large elegant living room with kitchen facilities, bath room and a toilet at the same floor as the bed rooms. Most of our time was spent on the balcony (and we even had two balconies that we did not use), and in and around the lovely pool, though.

The hotel is a short walk, but up a steep hill, from the centre of Platanias, and within close walking distance from excellent tavernas - we can in particular recommend Vigli and Astrea in the old village.

The owners did everything in their power to make this a holiday to be remembered, including staying up until 02:30 am on the day of our arrival after a 5 hour delay, and arranging for their son to drive us to the airport on departure, when local taxi drivers were on strike.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Esthisis Suites Chania is excellent hotel. we stayed there for 1 week. Owners are very nice. The place is in the center of Platanias so it is easy to get in may stores and restaurants. At night there are many people outside enjoying there night with families & friends.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Esthisis, Owner at Esthisis Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2011

thanks for your good words.

we hope to enjoy it really and see you back soon.

Efi & Nikolaos Tsiskakis

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Additional Information about Esthisis Suites

Address: Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Platanias
Price Range: £50 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Esthisis Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the crystal clear blue sea and the island of Thodorou, this well placed hotel is perfectly located to explore the surrounding area and enjoy all the amenities among with the hospitality and the serenity Platanias Village has to offer. Relax on your private balcony with the great view on the Cretan sea. Every maissonette has at least two balconies with gorgeous panoramic sea views. There is a swimming pool and the guests can relax on the complimentary sun beds while gazing at the views of the Cretan Sea. Start your day with a ride to the Venetian port of Chania, enjoy the traditional Cretan cuisine in restaurants and relax at the sandy beach just 300m from Esthisis. After one busy day, relax by the pool, admire the magnificent sunset from your individual verandas and enjoy the rich nightlife of Platanias. The city of Chania preserves all the features of the Venetian rule times. The minoan, roman and byzantine archaeological sites are tempting for those interested in cultural and historical explorations. ... more   less 
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Esthisis Suites Chania Hotel Platanias
Esthisis Suites Platanias, Crete

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