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Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #10 of 68 Hotels in Platanias
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The Hotel was very good overall. Exceptionally clean with several pools to choose from including an Adults only pool, however a lot of the area around this pool was in shade by around 4:00pm. Although there were signs about not leaving towels on beds this was still widely done without any issue from the hotel. Having a private beach across the road was also good, although the beds were chargeable (8 euros for 2 beds plus a parasol). Staff were very friendly and the service was excellent. Pool towels were available with a deposit altough quite small and thin. On the downside there were very few Brits at the Hotel as it is a mainly Scandinavian resort. There was only 1 bar for the all inclusive which was a bit restrictive and the cocktails were poor. In order to get a reasonable strength drink you need to ask the bar staff to hold back on the ice and give you a double measure which they were quite happy to do. The evening entertainment was also not very good. Maybe it's better during high season? The only other complaint we had was that there was no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. Generally the food was very good with a wide selection. Overall I would still recomend this hotel.

Room Tip: Disappointing that there are no tea or coffee makinf facilities in the room.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

What can I say. From start to finish I could not fault the resort and staff. I requested a room upgrade and what a room I got... Over looking the beach and a fabulous corner room (room 301) with a balcony.
The SPA is out of this world. Maria was fantastic. We used the SPA on our last day and it was the perfect finish to a great week.
I could not fault the food and Katarina in the restaurant was outstanding.
To name but a few of the staff that made my holiday the best.
Yiannas - Check in
Evegina, Yiannas, Katarina and Anastasia and Alex
If you want a great holiday with great food and nothing a problem this is the place to stay.
Thank you Porto Plantanias for a wonderful stay

Room Tip: Room 301 has the best views and is quiet
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

The quality of service at this resort is excellent. Staff are friendly without being overly familiar, very helpful indeed going out of their way to serve guests, and genuinely interested in guests welfare. My room was functional but well maintained and clean. A good experience.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2013

This is a nice hotel with kindly staff. The activities and the leaders of the activities are great, such as stretching, dart, volleyball :-) The cleaning of the room was not the best, i wonder if they wash the floor? Again if it werent for the dart and stretching i would be bored.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Porto Platanias Resort is a great Hotel and Resort. Nice rooms, friendly staff, good buffet meals, nice pool side bar, several nice pools, and about 75 feet from the ocean. The Spa is beautiful with great selection of treatments! An all around great place to holiday on Crete!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

Stayed at this hotel in Crete booked through Thomson Holidays. Book direct and forget Thomson. This is a great hotel on the beach and withn 2 minute walk into Platanias itself. Hotel is great for families and peace andf quiet. We found a perfect spot away from the pool which was peaceful and had a great view. Rooms very large and the restaurant food was buffet style help yourself with plenty of choice.
To be honest I like traditional Greek food so we did venture into one of the local restaurants where I satsified my craving for Saganaki, Tyrokafteri and Feta salad.

Would i go again yes!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Stayed at this hotel in September 2012 for our Honeymoon.
We arrived in Chania airport thinking that we would be on a smelly transfer coach! However we were met by our rep, who then got us into a nice black Mercedes, which took us on a 30 min drive to the hotel.
The hotel reception was open, light and welcoming

Our room overlooked on of the many pools, there was a nice selection of Greek fruit and a chilled bottle of complementry Proseco. We were also provided with a free voucher for the relaxation suite.

We stayed half board which gave us the opportunity to eat out. From what we could see the food looked very nice and fresh, however it did look the same each night.

We ate in one of the many restaurants just outside the hotel each day.

The pool area's were very clean, prob the cleanest we have seen at any hotel. There were plenty of loungers around the pools, so there's no need for get up early! Something that we did like was the fact there was an adult pool.

We only went to the hotel beach once, as we hired a car and travelled along the coast.
I will say it is worth doing this as there are many nicer beaches on the Island, which are less crowded.

I would say this is a 4 star hotel and we would stay here again.

For us this was the perfect honeymoon destination! We had no issues with the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa

Address: The Beach Front, Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Platanias
#7 Luxury Hotel in Platanias
Price Range: £103 - £222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Porto Platanias Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 322
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