REVIEWS

“We spend two weeks at Hotel Zorbas and we had fantastic time at this place. The hotel has the best sandy beaches in the area just in front of the rooms. Also, the swimming pool is huge with marvelous views and sunsets. The big playgrounds are perfect for children. Our room was big, very clean, well equipped for cooking and comfortable. Gardens are beautiful too. I think that the owners are the most friendly people in Greece that took care for everything we needed! If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay, this is it!” Jones S. – Sweden, 2012

“We stayed at Hotel Zorbas for 7 days. This hotel is peaceful and everyone was friendly and service minded. We enjoyed very much the beautiful, quiet place, the swimming pool and the food that was served by Maria at the pool. The seaside at the hotel is wonderful and the service by Apostolos and George is excellent. Room was good and comfortable and was cleaned every day! We had great moments in this paradise location and we definitely will return next year. We highly recommend it to everyone who want to relax and feel like home!” Peter J. – London, 2012

“Ottima vista mare, piscina con acqua di mare, vicinissimo all’ aeroporto e sopra tutto tutti molto disponibili. Grazie George e Maria.” Andrea M. – Italy, 2012

“My parents and cousin stayed here in September for a week. I was a bit worried about the sea water pool burning my kids eyes so I booked in a nearby hotel instead. This was a big mistake. Luckily the owners were so friendly and understanding they told us we could come and go as we please using all the facilities. We spent all day there. The pool is amazing and didn’t burn the kids eyes. The playground kept the kids amused for hours. The view is unbelievable. The staff is very friendly and always ready to help. The rooms have everything you need and are kept spotless daily. A car is a must if you want to do some sightseeing that is if you can drag the kids away from the hotel. The location is in the middle of nowhere. You are surrounded by mountains, greenery and a rocky sea. All you hear is the waves and birds. A lot of effort was put into the gardens; every section of the hotel path has its own natural flora and fauna. The rooms have everything you need for comfort and have been kept traditional. If you are a bit funny with cleanliness this is the place for you. The rooms are spotless and kept that way every day. This trip was a family trip and Zorbas managed to keep my kids amused all day and the adults got to relax and enjoy the most amazing views. I have booked for next year already!” Melina P. – Cyprus, 2012

“Nous avons trouvé à notre arrivée, un endroit tel qu”il était décrit sur le site, l”environnement est paisible, la mer à quelques mètres des studios ou appartements. Une vue imprenable…. L”équipement est largement suffisant pour des vacances où nous passons notre temps à savourer la douceur de vivre.. Le personnel est très gentil, les propriétaires très accueillants et bienvaillants, Le ménage a été fait chaque jour afin de garantir un confort optimal aux vacanciers… Les enfants ont pu profiter des baignades à la piscine autant qu”à la mer à quelques mètres de l”hotel… Nous avons été enchantés de notre séjour à Zorbas.” Séverine B. – France, 2012

“We had good time in Zorbas, well adapted for children, nice and big pool with quiet and relaxing environment.” Antonio D. – France, 2012

“Really beautiful hotel for people who want to spend peaceful and relaxing time just in front of the sea. Very helpful and friendly staff that provide excellent service and took care of special requests that we had. Apartments are comfortable, daily cleaned and well equipped. Sandy beaches in just 5 meters, big playground, luxury swimming pool with perfect food by Maria. We will come back.” Mirka K. – Greece, 2012

“Fantastiskt läge! Parkanläggningen som avskärmar lägenheterna från varandra och ger möjligheter till skugga. Vilket ställe för barnfamiljer! Stor pool & lekplatser (även om jag föredrog havsstranden).15 minuters körväg från Chania Airport och ändå lugnt och avskilt. By med utmärkt affär och bageri. Egentligen bokade jag bara för att bo nära flygplatsen sista natten. Verkligen overkill för en ensamresenär – men ändå billigt knappt 300 kr, vänligt, hjälpsamt. För den som vill besöka ortodoxa kloster finns tre inom 15-20 minuters körväg. Agia Triada rekommenderas för sin shop. Gouvermento för sin avskildhet, för vandringen dit, för gästfriheten och det andliga allvaret.” Kjell B. – Sweden, 2012

“Hotel Zorbas is a family owned and operated hotel that is clean and friendly. Maria is an excellent cook that prepared authentic Cretan food at an affordable price. The facility was on the beach and a manageable distance from Chania. My family will frequent this establishment for its accommodating and welcoming nature.We highly encourage all to visit Hotel Zorbas!!” Stephanie R. – USA, 2012

“Freundlicher Service, geräumig und gut ausgestattete Wohneinheiten Meerblick mit geschütztem Strand. Kindergeeignet. Sehr ruhige lage.” Falk S. – Germany, 2012

“Super hotel with the best beachfront and swimming pool in the area. Very nice and very clean, comfortable rooms, huge playgrounds and beautiful sea views. Kind and friendly staff. We will come back at summer time.” Kostas P. – Greece, 2012

“Mirno mesto u blizini plaze, dobar bazen na plazi i lep vrt sa mediteranskim biljkama u okviru bungalovskih kucica. Osecaj da letujete u sopstvenoj vikendici. Lep pogled na more iz vecine kucica – apartmana. Jednostavni domacini nekonvencijalnog ali ljubaznog pristupa. Autetnticno selo Stavros udaljeno od komercijalnog turizma. Veoma pogodno za one koje zele miran odmor u domacoj atmosferi. U blizini se nalazi cuveni grad Chania.” Ozren M. – Serbia, 2012

“Excellent value for money. Got a nice big apartment instead of the booked studio. Hotel site is nicely arranged with playgrounds and pool overlooking the sea in a big garden. We had the pool to ourselves. Dramatic landscape nearby. Good Wi-Fi connection.” Anonymous – Sweden, 2012

“Die Anlage mit viel Grün und viel Lebensraum, sorgfältig gepflegt. Großer, tiefer Swimmingpool. Spielplatz gut eingerichtet. Das Zimmer optimaler Größe.” Leszek B. – Germany, 2012

“Very good place for families with little children. There were two nice playgrounds for children. Very close to the sea and a lot of space.” Maciej P. – Poland, 2012

“Grande piscine, appartement spacieux. Hotel bien plaçé pour visiter la presqu’ile ainsi que Chania.” Anonymous – France, 2012

“We enjoyed very much our stay at this beautiful, peaceful and quiet seaside hotel. Rooms are big, comfortable and were cleaned every day. The food that is served at the swimming pool is excellent. We wish all hotels worldwide could offer the same hospitality and kindness. We definitely recommend this hotel.” Anonymous – Greece, 2012

“Ottima posizione con sistemazione indipendente e confortevole. Si sente solo il rumore del mare! Lo staff è cordiale e disponibile. Un grazie a Maria per le cene deliziose al ristorante del residence.” Alessandra T. – Italy, 2012

“Very relaxing” Tillmar L. – Sweden, 2012

“הבעלים אנשים מקסימים, מסבירי פנים והוגנים. הפשטות השקט ותחושת המשפחתיות מעולים. נוף מדהים ומזג אויר נהדר (באוגוסט).” Anonymous – Israel, 2012

“мы жили с 29 июля по 20 августа 2012 года. место тихое, спокойное, красивое. идеально для отдыха с маленькими детьми. до ханьи и окрестностей все же далековато, без машины ездить не будешь. но если вам хочется уединенного пляжного отдыха – могу смело рекомендовать данный отель.” Ольга Н. – Russia, 2012

“Fantastic location right on the sea, very quiet. a beautiful garden. Good homemade food. Bedding is good. Great place for children. The pool is big with a fantastic view. We felt at home!” Marc D. – England, 2012

“We were very welcomed from the first minute. The Hotel is family owned. We enjoyed the beach (our son made his first snorkling experience), the salt water pool and the calmness – no big parties, loud music etc. It’s an ideal place to rest and enjoy the vacation with your family. We really recommend this hotel/apartment!!!! We had a car for two weeks and I would recommend this.” Holger S. – Denmark, 2012

“My family had a great time at Zorbas. Very friendly, family owned complex. Great value for money, quiet and peaceful location. Good food at the pool.” Tomasz L. – London 2012

“La posizione e’ incantevole, direttamente sul mare con una piccola spiaggia non attrezzata incastonata tra gli scogli ,acqua limpidissima, una bellissima piscina di acqua salata,nessun rumore ,appartamenti nel verde di un grande giardino,veramente rilassante. Accoglienza da parte della famiglia che lo gestisce ottima. Cibo buono e ottimo prezzo sempre disponibile.” Anonymous – Italy 2012 

“Ottima e strategica posizione per visitare chania e Creta occidentale, vicino all’aeroporto, ottimo prezzo qualita’. Conduzione familiare fatta di persone cordialissime e ben disposte per ogni necessita’.” Giuseppe P. – Italy, 2012

“Poolområdet var fint med havsvattenbassäng, vattnet byttes 2 ggr/dygn så det kändes väldigt fräscht. Närheten till havet. Bra frukost. Mycket generöst när det gällde att lämna rummet inför avresan.” Lise-Lotte S. – Sweden, 2012

“Great place for a family holiday, spacious rooms and really great swimming pool! People in this place are very nice and helpful! Anna K. – Poland, 2012

“здравствуйте. отдыхали семьями с детьми. нам понравилось! местоположение отличное, море чистейшее. владелец отеля и его сын( он администратор) очень приветливые люди.” Yulia G. – Russia, 2012

“Nice place, nature, sea etc. The hotel is a family property and our stay there was very comfortable, in really family atmosphere. Many thanks to Apostolos, Maria, Takis and George for their assistance during our holidays.” Anonymous – England, 2012

“Ci siamo trovati benissimo, accanto al mare, si sveglia con il suono del mare. Bellissimo. Grande camere e molto pulito. Staff cordiale e disponibile. Grande piscina, ci potremo ritornare.” Martina G. – Italy, 2012

“Hotel Zorbas is a family-run business. The owners are extremely nice and welcoming. The location by the seaside is beautiful and close to several spectacular sites. We highly recommend it.” Marc G. – France, 2012

“Positioned right by the sea with even a small sheltered beach. Helpful and friendly staff. Quiet. Child friendly with a playground and giant chess. We were given an extra adjoining room for the same original price when we asked for an extra bed. The pool was clean and uncrowned and well serviced and had a 0.75m pool for toddlers. We did not eat at the resort or have anything more than cold breakfast in the room. Hot and cold water all day although the shower fittings were a bit tired.” Philip S. – London, 2012

“We stayed here for almost a week after arriving in Chania airport, before visiting the town of Chania. Great customer service from George! He helped us with anything we asked. He is the person to talk to! The rest of the staff is nice but more “relaxed”, which is also reflective of the character of the area. We stayed here in late September and it was quiet, we had a lot of privacy and access to their nice saltwater swimming pool. We cooked for ourselves and had adequate facilities for doing so; we did not sample the restaurant food. Overall a great spot if you don’t like crowded ugly resorts or bustling towns.” McCarthy P. – Ireland, 2012

“The welcome by the owner Apostolis was first class and made the brief stay all the more pleasant. He really is a very nice person and adds value to the well situated apartments.” Bodil P. – Denmark, 2012

“I am Swiss and philhellene. For many years I come regularly at this hotel that shows us the real Cretan hospitality. This breathtaking location offers tranquility, relaxation, good food and clean water to a small beach. A large swimming pool with salt water and outdoor games complement our pleasure. Moreover, for me is very important that the hotel is at original sites turning the legendary film “Zorba the Greek”.” Julien G. – Switzerland, 2012

“The hotel is in an ideal location, ideal for rest and relaxation for short trips by bus or your own car. We went there and we enjoyed relaxing and very good food and we experienced an excellent Cretan hospitality from the owners of the hotel main mission, Taki, Mary and George. We thank them for inviting us to this week and will surely revisit.” Kostas K. – Cyprus, 2012

“I paid 35€ per room and what I get was more than I expected for this money. Every apartment has its own view of the garden, the pool is really big, the complex is right at the sea. Stavros beach is wonderful and its at 2 minutes by car (you can go walking). The only “negative” thing is that is that you need a car.” Anonymous – Spain, 2012

“Upon arrival we were greeted by George who offered us a larger room because we were 3 people George thought it was more comfortable for us. The food as Maria do in pool bar restaurant is some of the best homemade food we have ever had in Crete. You feel really welcome by these incredible warm-hearted people. The swimming pool is clean sea water is the luxury of it. And the location is superb with stunning views and beautiful sunsets. I can recommend this place to all who want peace and quiet scenic views and stay with the beautiful people. During our stay we decided to adopt a dog to Denmark, and we were very excited if it was welcome at the Hotel. But everyone was again very helpful and understanding and really some true animal lovers.” Christian H. – Denmark, 2012

“It was a wonderful holiday! Thank you Maria and Apostolos Lagonikakis! We had a peaceful holiday in their studio apartment. There was a windy nights, and stormed the sea. It was part of the atmosphere. We got along well with vegetarian food, because Maria did food by request.” Mika & Mirka M. – Finland, 2012

“C’est un site idéalement situé, au bout du monde et en même temps à 15 min de Chania en voiture. On est au bord de la mer, au calme, et les environs sont magnifiques. Les enfants ont pu jouer dans une aire qui leur est dédiée, avec des balançoires et même un échiquier géant. Les propriétaires sont hyper gentils, et on repart de cet endroit avec un pincement au coeur. Sur demande, Maria nous a préparé de succulents dîners typiquement crétois, notamment une moussaka à tomber par terre ! Les chambres ne sont pas luxueuses, mais très propres, et on y a très bien dormi. Bref, une excellente adresse à un rapport qualité / prix imbattable !” Isabelle C. – France, 2012

“Quiet, clean, comfortable at a very good price. I’ll be back summertime for more vacation. Excellent place to relax with a wonderful view of the sea and nice beach. Not too far from the city of Chania. Offers you a good sightseeing.” Anonymous – Russia, 2012

“Excellent place for people looking for the place far away from the crowd and noise. Great atmosphere created by the Greek family. Outstanding food prepared by Maria – owners daughter. Rooms simple but clean. Air-conditioning working properly. Pool with saltwater is big enough and clean with direct view to the sea.. We love this place. Our children do not want to go anywhere else for next vacation.” Ursula W. – Polland, 2012

“Our original plan was to stay in this hotel as a convenient base for Chania airport: we’d arrive late in the night, sleep there and leave in the morning to explore Crete. Same thing with the way back: as we had an early flight out of Crete, we’d arrive the previous night in the Akrotiri peninsula, sleep at the Zorbas hotel, then go to the airport.

As chance would have it, our bags were lost on the way in. We finally got to the hotel very late at night, angry, depressed and hungry. The staff made it all good. We were invited poolside for a shot of raki, Maria was called to made us something to eat (wonderful souvlaki), and we went off to sleep reasonably tipsy and thoroughly satisfied.

When we woke up the next morning the place was so beautiful that we just decided to stay one more day and see if the bags would arrive from the airport.We spent the most relaxing day in a long, long time, with a wonderful Cretan dinner by Maria again (plus raki). In the end our bags arrived a couple of days later, but we were so satisfied with Zorbas’ hotel that we simply gave up on our exploration ideas and stayed at the hotel for the whole of our holiday. We never regretted it. The sea is fantastic (I’m a passionate snorkeler), there’s an underwater cliff going down to around 22m deep just 2 meters from the coastline. It’s so deep that from the surface you can’t really see the bottom, which makes for the “Big Blue” effect. Fascinating.” Leo L. – France, 2011

“Отдыхали семьей: мы и 17-летний балбес. Очень довольны при том, что в процессе планирования поездки и самого отдыха наделали немало ошибок. Природа и душевные греки помогли об ошибках забыть напрочь. Про цену не говорю – два смежных номера с туалетами-душами и кухонными уголками по цене российского дома колхозника. Но вместо ароматов коровника и московских децибелов – Средиземное море на все органы чувств. Сон под рокот прибоя и пр. Море в 50 метрах, если напрямую, через бассейн с морской водой. Последний глубокий, с аккуратным лягушатником, так что для малышей тоже занятие найдется. Рядышком (100-200-300 метров) песчаные пляжики с выходом в открытое море. Кормежка у бассейна по весьма божеским ценам с пылу-жару от хозяйки Марии. Никто не осудит, если будете сами кухарить. Вообще семья, которая держит отель (папа Апостолос, дочка Мария, зять Такис и сын Георгий) исключительно доброжелательная. Впрочем, на Крите, похоже, все греки такие. Всегда готовы и незаметны. Фантастическое отличие от турецкой фабрики пляжного отдыха и назойливости тамошнего сервиса.” Sergei B. – Russia, 2011

“Que du bonheur, bungalow de grande taille, calme, collé à la mer avec une petite plage. La piscine d”eau de mer est très bien. (2 adultes & 2 enfants)” Loic T. – France, 2011

“Nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement par le Directeur de l’établissement et ses collaborateurs qui ont su nous conseiller dans la préparation de nos excursions. Cet hôtel situé dans un lieu très tranquille en septembre permet vraiment de se détendre après les visites touristiques dans la partie ouest de la Crête. Les deux bungalows que nous avons loués étaient d’une très bonne tenue.” Gerard B. – France, 2011

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