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7 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely few days at the Old Phoenix. The location is great for swimming, kayaking, hiking and relaxing. Hiking is excellent (Loutro, Aradena gorge, Marmara beach, etc), rent a kayak and explore beaches, and enjoy the Greek food ..

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Thank Peter S
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay here. For us this place was all about location and food! The location is excellent - a secluded little bay just around the corner from Loutro, right on a small pebbly beach, with plenty of shade or sun, and sun lounges. It's an easy 25 minute walk to Loutro, or you can catch a boat. We... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Loved it so much last time we booked a week this year. Exactly as we found it last year except the doors and windows of all the rooms have been upgraded. Hire car (VW Tiguan 4motion) coped well with the dirt track down the mountain. I would advise that if you don't have a good 4x4 hire car or have... More 

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Thank B M
Perth, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Small stones beach very clear blue/green water great shady trees near the water. The hotel is elevated about 10 metres above the small protected bay within 1 km walk from the ferry service from Chora Sfakion. There is a water taxi available from the ferry port but we chose to walk which was enjoyable. Food at the restaurant was elk... More 

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Oberursel, Hessen, Germany
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73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

For me, the best thing about the Old Phoenix is its location on a small cove on the west side of a peninsula that is covered - literally covered - with ancient ruins. It is accessible by boat or an easy path (30 minutes around the peninsula) from Loutro, where the ferry boats dock. The rooms are simple, and kept... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We rented a brilliant villa on a hill top on the North of the Island, remote, outstanding views, brilliant sunsets. Sea to the front, snow topped mountains to the back, everything we had at home, TV, WiFi, good kitchen and a perfect pool. I’m not going to review this villa as it’s already hard to secure due to it’s ability... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

This is a quite and remote place perfect for relaxing vacation. Rooms are basic and food is ok but ,,,, service is not good. Waiters do not give you the feeling you are welcome. They get upset very often due to heavy work load and make it uncomfortable guests. Food is very limited and variety should be larger. Can't be... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

My first trip to The Old Phoenix Hotel located in the perfectly formed Finix Bay in South Western Crete, where the mountains descend to meet the Libyan sea, was by canoe from Loutro. I had read an article about this ‘hush hush hideaway’ in the Sunday Times Traveller Magazine and I had paddled over from Loutro to Finix for a... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Great location if you want to get away from it all, do some gorge walking (Aradena and Imbros very accessible) and generally relax. Reasonably sized rooms with commanding view of Finix Bay, air conditioning if required (not necessary as overhead fan) my only criticism as such being no shower cubicle i.e. the usual hand held shower. Beautifully clear water (saw... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

I had been looking forward to staying at the Old Phoenix for a few years now, having stayed at Loutro and Hora Sfakia in the past, and having heard so much about it. After a night in Loutro last week I walked over to the Finix Bay, and asked for a room at the Old Phoenix. It took them 15... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Old Phoenix

Address: Loutro, Crete 73013, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Loutro
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
The Old Phoenix Loutro, Crete, Greece
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“Book early, request a top floor room as they have the best sea views”
  • view half way down the cliff track
 of 5 bubbles bm617, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book or reserve early, keep trying if phone unavailabe or not answered, check web site”
  • view half way down the cliff track
 of 5 bubbles bm617, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor have the best views and the corner rooms offer the most privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles BarefootTiger, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“None as understand all face the sea”
 of 5 bubbles wolw2014, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles Dave3263, 18 Oct 2014 | Read review
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