We were the first guests of the season and got a lovely warm welcome from the reception staff! In fact all the staff at the Santa Helena were extremely helpful during our stay - they are a real asset to the hotel. Our room was clean and comfortable - and well maintained by the cleaners each day. Despite booking a self catering stay, we decided to eat breakfast at the hotel as it was good value and served in a lovely setting overlooking the beach and sea (and Thodorou Island). The pool and grounds of Santa Helena are very inviting (e.g. the hedging is the 'Daphne' shrub which gives off a lovely scent in the evenings), and the hotel itself is well situated to the west of Platanias which is a low-key resort near Chania. I'd definately recommend the hotel and would happily stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Santa Helena Village Platanias, Crete