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Everything, especially the staff. Rose, our waitress, was absolutely wonderful. We can't wait to go back! The beds were a little uncomfortable, but this wouldn't deter me from going there again.
For a a start, the name Balos Beach Hotel should not be applied to this hotel as it is located around 7 km from the famous beach (very misleading). No point of going there if you don't have a car. The road to the beach is a perilous dirt track on the cliff. The hotel did not offer food but it had a beautiful menu in the room. Breakfast which was not an option on Booking.com was offered to us for £7.00 after the lady said she had only toast. The nearest village Kaliviani is 1km away with 1 tavern and lots of dogs and the nearest supermarket 5km away. 3stars???? The owner did not want to refund us the last night as we wanted to leave one day earlier, saying Booking.com would not allow it in their contract. It's a no go for me..
I liked its position, the view from the balcony The kitchen was scarcely equipped; at a rate of more than 80 euros per night one expects to be shown the room, to be explained how things work, etc.. but they simply took us to the room and bye; the fridge was disconnected when we arrived; they offered a free wifi access to customers with a laptop but there was no pc available to the public, which is strange since nowadays all hotels provide this service
greek hotels are not normally as comfortable in the islands as the libyan princess. I enjoyed the comfort the thing there could have been were maybe a couple of computers which could be paid for by the hour or half hour
Nice hotel,great swimmingpool! breakfast ok, but a same that the fruits came out a can,crete has wonderfull fresh fruits.
The staff was great!!! The smoking
Great value for the bucks -- overall awesome! I read a few negative reviews regarding the resort's rocky beach, but we found the rocks no hinderance and enjoyed it all the same. I also read that there weren't many other venues around, but we found that beachside boardwalk and other venues (behind/next to resort) there to be delightful. A truly wonderful holiday--many thanks!!
Staff courtesy and efficiency, great swimming pool complex, food plenty and of reasonable quality. Lounge and common areas climate control (air conditioning was available only in rooms and dinning areas), needs refurbishment in many areas, as most facilities are quite old, room service is an issue.
front desk staff was terrible.
The room was clean . The wait staff was very efficient. They don't turn the air conditioning on until June regardless of the weather. The temperature in our room was in the 80's. The food was very average and should be warmer.
beach is not prepared as hotels facilities, a lot of rocks, only few beach umbrellas
Staff execllent, food varied, good quality and plentiful. Great pools for all the family. Nice quiet location, great for families with kids as everything was close. Rooms a little small for a family and need renovation. The animation team were ok, but could have been a little better esp. the evening show.
there were activities thru out the day for children and adults; also evening activity for children and adults. kids LOVED it!
Lots of space, good swimming pools, all-inclusive Worn-off, noisy and crowded, poor catering
Location- close to nice town Chania, but in the same time isolated from the street croud. Entertaiment was applicable for all generations. Sometimes, food was not tasty!
good and clean environment, pleasant swimming pool, good food and large servings at hotel restaurant, spacy rooms, attentive to the rooms by the cleaners Stinginess in toilet paper, nasty smell around the garden- dirty beach by the hotel
staff were very friendly and helpful, prices of food items served was very reasonable the music played at the pool area was too loud
The staff were invariably friendly and helpful. The ppol was always clean and it was very close to the beach. It was very remote and a warning that it would be difficult without personal transport would have been very helpful. Although we didn't eat dinner in the hotel, the buffet food looked very unappetising and overpriced. The hotel was incredibly difficult to find at 11pm with appallingly inadequate sign; we drove past it 3 times without seeing it.
We were at Asterion in the last week of season and practically had the hotel to ourselves! The people at Asterion were very friendly & polite & helpful! Thank you! Please heat the pool!
It was quiet and exellent swimming pool and benks and the rooms very nice. no
Size of 2bed appt and quiet location on beach
Bianca, the receptionist. She was delightful. We stayed at the hotel during a petrol strike and she was very understanding and helpful. Out of the way with very little else around the area. Long way from Plateneas.
The staff is friendly very much. The rooms are quite big. The pool is very pleasant and except for a short not deep area 2.8m deep. To swim in it is very good activity. The restaurant and reception building is situated in front of the pool, and the buildings of all rooms stand very close to them. If you demand something the staff help you right away. The internet access is operating but sometimes the connection is broken in the hotel and the whole village area too. The food service and the cook woman both are good but may be the variety of foods may be larger. This hotel is a wonderful starting place to travel around the whole Hania and Rethimno prefectures. The only not so good thing the little expensive breakfast fee. In Rethimno in an elegant restaurant anybody can get a large continental breakfast for 5€.
Rooms a step away from the sea and very well cleaned The most smiling staff we have ever met in a hotel.
the location The price for lunch was far to high for what we did receive.
terrible very expensive for what they offer
Amazing Hotel at the suburban of Chania in a great location at seaside with great surrounding pools everywhere almost in frond of every room !!! Parking in big parking area in frond of the hotel. Our room and bathroom was very clean and in a good size. Really polite stuff and good quality service. Good value for money.
Great breakfast, very helpful staff.
The general family atmosphere for the hotel , the pool was fantastic and well organized .. The food was not so good both breakfast and dinner. The lady staff were so at all friendly.. The room that we stayed in had a broken toilet but we didnt report since we were there for a short time , and very untidy rooms..
the training of the staff and the overall organization
The hotel is very beautiful & clean.The view from the hotel is good & its just 10 steps away from a beautiful sandy beach.The staff is very nice & helpful.Wide variety of buffet.I Highly recommend this hotel to everyone.Its bear to the airport.Rooms are very spacious & very clean.This is the best place to stay in crete!!!!!
good facilities, nice friendly staff breakfast was the same every day. expensive internet
Daily room cleaning, special decoration in the room, variety of foods served, nice view, closeness to the sea. It's not convenient the daily program of breakfast serving. It's impossible to get up too early to get your breakfast, while on vacation. Most hotels extend this service till 10:30am and not 9:30!! At Chrispy, all visitors were used to get up at about 9 o'clock to be in time for breakfast and that caused an unbelievable "traffic" in the restaurant, noise and obvious stress to the staff.
nice room, and all instalations staff
I booked a room with a private pool which has fantastic The personnel is uneducated and there almost no services. The food is terrible do not book a package that will include food it is better to select a Bed and Breakfast package.
Nice rooms, good food guality, nice poolarea. Cleaning not perfect, towels and garbage not taken care of daily. Some of activities/eguipment not included (fairly expensive) in the price, for example tennis, air-conditioning, etc.
Friendly hotel with great service. Quiet location yet still convenient to road network. No fresh orange juice at breakfast
Value for money, clean. I would recommend this hotel if you want a place to stay in western Crete and want to visit the Chania area (very beautiful places around). We didn't like the fact that when we arrived there was nobody to help us take the luggage to the rooms and there was no elevator.
Hotel staff was nice and helpful, room was nice, quiet and clean. We certainly enjoyed our stay.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and pool/bar/restaurant terrace areas were lovely. Breakfast was good (although could do with more variety of fresh fruit). Rooms were large, clean and adequate (although the little kitchen could do with a kettle and maybe a microwave). Nice balcony and we had a lovely view of the sea. The hotel advertises that it has a gym (there's even a photo in their glossy brochure) but this is very misleading. The "gym" consisted of about 5 pieces of very old delapidated equipment - most of which didn't work.
Very good hotel with a very good price,highly recommended! A lot of mosquitos, i don't know if they can do anything with that!
Quiet and close to the beach with a sea view from the studio Being mothballed for winter so no facilitiies
the pool far from the village (by foot)
Friendly owners! Simple but nice breakfast served next to the pool in open space. Nice pool and very quiet beach with free beds and parasols. Rooms/terrace are spacy and recently build. For us the location was very good because the hotel is situated at the countryside (quiet/nature), but if you want to go to Kissamos town you need to be motorised because the road is not adapted for pedestrians, a taxi could bring solution here. We havn't got any complains but it would be nice if the towels would be changed e.g. every 3 days.
If you look for the luxury, the apartments Mediterraneans don't do for you. The Mediterraneans apartments have the main point instead, together with the cleaning, to the climate, and above all to the gentleness of the Sig. Dimitri, of his wife and of the waiters.
Quiet place near the beach, perfect for the relaxation. The host is very friendly, and all hotel has amicable atmosphere.
Everybody was really nice. They clean the rooms everyday. Simple but well preserved furniture. The sheets were superclean and the beds a bit hard but comfortable. Fridge on the room, AC not included on the price. The breakfast was great and you can have it next to the amazing and clean pool. Quiet rooms. Easy to find from the main road of Kissamos, for us was the perfect spot to investigate the West coast with a car. If you don't have a car this is not your place unless you plan to stay here or around Kissamos. Tje restaurant wasn't very cheap.