We stayed one week in Platanias with a family + grandparents (4 adults, 2 small kids).
The hotel has very central location, yet it is in a quiet neighbourhood. It takes only 2 min to reach the main shopping street and a supermarket is just 20 meters away from hotel main entrance.
We had 60 sqm, 2-story apartment, "maisonette". The apartment was clean and it was the farthest away from reception. It was a quiet spot, with own balcony and small area in front of the door. No passing through visitors.
Apartment had two washrooms with showers and bedding for six people.
Good things about the hotel were location and the fact that rooms were very clean. Price was also affordable (we had a package trip). We also got all of our group in the same accommodation, so that was nice.
Things that I did not like in the hotel
- small kitchenette did not have sufficient equipment (i.e. no microwave oven, stove was slow)
- almost non-existent storage for luggage
- no doors anywhere inside the maisonette. This means every sound inside was heard around the apartment. Talking downstairs meant that upstairs no-one could sleep
- no carpets or any "soft" material to absorb noise
- pool was filled with cold water. The pool was almost 3 meters (9") deep, so the huge amount did not warm up even during hot days
- no microwave oven anywhere in the hotel -> we could not heat baby food properly
I recommend this hotel for budget travellers. While this is recommended for families, there were almost nothing for kids (OK, a rusty swing outside and a small area in the ice-cold pool).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotele Evropi is located near the centre of Platanias , 200 m away from the sea .Our apartments are very spaciou equipped with ceiling fan , A/C , WIFI , fidge and small kitchenette. We have studios , separate bedroom apartments . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Evropi Platanias, Crete