We have been in hotel Creta Palm for 2 weeks from the end of september to the 2nd week of october. We've booked a studio with all inclusive arrangement.
The studio was located near the 2nd pool on a quiet side of the complex into building block G. The hotel was fully booked, but we didn't had the feeling that is was, pretty nice. Maybe this is relative to the time of the season.
Every day in exception of sunday the rooms are cleaned and we got a fresh set of towels and shower gel or shampoo when needed.
It's possible to use the laundry service for about 10-12 euro for a full plastic bag of clothes.
The all inclusive arrangement was good, above our expectations actualy. Every day of the week there are plenty dishes and every day a different live cooking dish to choose from. The breakfast and dinner are located in the restaurant on the first floor of the main building. The lunch is mostly served on ground floor near the bar at the pool, depending the weather. For example the breakfast includes: Greek yoghurt, fruits, dried fruits, muesli, little cakes, different breads, cheeses, hams, jams, salads, pancakes, eggs in all shapes, sausages.. plenty choises for everyones need i guess.
Don't forget to taste the mouthwatering pork and chicken stews when they are offered at lunch or dinner... really nice.
The staff of a hotel can make or break your holiday.. in the case of Crete Palm they definitely make your holiday..at least in our case. Some are smiling more then others, i guess it’s the Greek temperament. But they all seem to love their jobes and ready to serve the customer, and that gives some positive energy. Be kind and receive kindness. Special warm thanks to Dimitris, Katrina and Grigorios who make the bar alone worth for a stay, chat, drink and food.
About the area, the hotel is located just before the main centre of Agia Marina.
There are a few small markets, pharmacy, restaurant and bars nearby, but if you walk about 10-20 minutes, you're in the middle of the main street full with eating/drinking possibilities and bigger beach bars when needed. If you go further you’ll find the more crowdy Platanias.
Much people wrote about a busy road in front of the hotel, maybe it's more busy in the high season, i prefer to call it lively in this time of the season.
The beach is nice for sunbathing, snorkling or a walk or chilling in one of the bars located next to the beach.
When you want to go on a romantic spot for the night with good food… Rustic Garden is definitely worth it at Agia Marina in about 20 minutes walk.
Because the upcoming ending of the season it's a little more quiet in this time of the season but definitely not dead.
When you have the financial possibillities to hire a car for exploring the island or part of the island on your own, i really recommend it. Balos Beach and Elafonissi beach alone are worth the trip. If you enjoy winetasting i also recommend a visit to Dourakis Wineries and Manousuakis Wineries. The old town and harbours of Chania and Rethymnon are worth a visit. Bit touristic but the setting is nice with Venetian influances and small alleys with small restaurants and bars. For a nice historical trip visit Milia, the monastries above the airport of Chania, Agia Triada and Katholiko and ancient Lappa near Argiroupolis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Creta Palm Hotel is situated in a small village called Kato Stalos and it is only 7 km far away from the city of Chania, 19 km from the port of Souda and 23 km from airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Creta Palm Hotel Kato Stalos
- Creta Palm Stalos, Crete - Chania