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“A very basic hotel near the beach.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Mary
Ranked #36 of 69 Hotels in Platanias
Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A very basic hotel near the beach.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

I spent a week in this small and peaceful hotel in early June 2013. The hotel has two buildings, an older and a newer one. Me and my husband stayed at the older one, my parents stayed in the newer and nicer one (which was closer to the 3 star rating that the hotel has).

Me and my husband had a single room with two separate beds and a sea view. We pulled the beds together :) The sea view was really wonderful, but I must say I was quite dissapointed with the room, because the trip cost 600 euros / person and for that price I would've expected a little more, even if it's "only" a 3 star hotel. I've been in a 4,5 star hotel for that price :D

Anyway, the bath towels and the bed linen were very worn, with holes even. The towels were also as small as ever, and the blankets had long hair in them. The tiny bathroom's air conditioning was really old and loud (or maybe it was broken?). The shower didn't have any curtains or walls so the whole bathroom was obviously all wet after taking a shower, but there was a small spatula to wipe the floor with, hidden behind the toilet seat. That's something you might not want to do on your vacation, because the bathroom floor was alrealy quite dusty.. The kitchen was equipped OK.

Besides the quite poor linen and pillows the beds were ok to sleep in. The problem was that the hotel staff started cleaning very early in the morning (around 8 AM) and all the noises, yelling and rattling came through our paper thin door. It was hard to get a good sleep for someone who wakes up to sounds easily. The staff was very friendly, though.

The hotel swimming pool area was really clean and very nice, however. The location of the hotel was great, too. The beach was right outside the hotel and there were shops, bars and restaurants just around the corner. A short walk to Platanias' "center".

I would recommend this hotel for someone who is satisfied with a lower standard hotel with basic services. Also try to get a room from the newer building, if possible. This hotel is for you if you get a good deal with the price :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kragero, Norway
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

Stayed here in May 2010 for a week. 2 adults and two children. We had a basement apartment, wich was partly under groun. This was good with a 3 yr, no problem climbing.
The apartment was not wery well equipped, but OK. OK pool and short walk to nice beach

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Mary has nothing in common with luxurious hotels, well that's obvious. See the rates. However I don't understand complains of other reviewers. Hotel is very clean, has basic services.
Beach is 2 minutes away, a lot of restaurants and shops around.

If you are looking for a place that is cheap, clean and close to the beach, Mary is a right deal.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Mary
Address: Platanias, Crete 730 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias
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Ranked #36 of 69 Hotels in Platanias
Number of rooms: 16
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Hotel Mary Platanias, Crete

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