We stayed at the Atlantica Caldera Bay Hotel from 18th of May to 25th of May 2013. We stayed at the room number 224. Here's the good and the bad we found during our stay.
+Location is perfect right on a sandy beach, but still in the centre of Platanias, at the end of a quiet back street. The bus stop is also very near to the hotel.
+The apartment was large (especially for two people) with three balconies and one double and two single beds. It had a living room and a bed room.
+The air conditioner was very effective. There were two units, one in the bedroom and one in the living room.
+There were free sunbeds at the beach.
+The hotel had a minimarket and a restaurant, so it would have been very easy to just stay at the hotel for the whole holiday. Perfect for families with children, I guess.
+The hotel buffet breakfast was very nice with large variety of food from scrambled eggs to vegetables and a table of fruits.
+The rooms were cleaned every day (except for Sunday) and sheets changed every other day.
+The staff was nice, in every occation at least polite and mostly friendly.
-The bed was way too soft to sleep well in. Our backs hurt really bad for the first too nights, after which I think I got used to the softness but my boyfriend didn't. They said the matresses had just been changed to new ones, but it felt like there was no springing.
-The airconditioning was quite loud. As I wore earplugs, it didn't bother me but my boyfriend found himself turning it off on many nights.
-The elevator (used only by staff as far as I noticed) started to work around 7.30 am each morning and the sound was so loud you could clearly hear it in the hotel room.
-You could hear the sound of people talking as they walked by our hotel room. Again, didn't bother me with earplugs on.
-We took the all inclusive for one day (with 50% off the normal price) and found that the lunch and dinner weren't nearly as good as the breakfast. I would not take the all inclusive when booking a room, at least not with the full price of 38€/day. Though the good thing was, all cocktails and milkshakes from the pool bar were included in the price :)
- Also Known As:
- Atlantica Caldera Bay Platanias, Crete