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Porto Kalyves Hotel Seaside Apartments
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

An Idyllic Retreat.
I have been travelling to Crete at the end of May for more years than I can remember, but this was my first time in Kalyves. What a result! The apartment was immaculate - light and airy, with the kitchen diner opening onto a balcony with an uninterrupted sea view over the bay. From my extremely comfortable bedroom, with crisp linen and plump pillows and mattress, I could open the french doors onto the balcony overlooking the hillside; I wish I could have bottled the aromatic smell of oregano, cypress and rosemary. This place is a glorious, peaceful retreat from the bustle of life; it is a sensory experience in every way. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and obliging, and I was given a useful welcome pack, containing tea, coffee, butter, marmalade and french toast . It was a 5 minute walk along the road to the nearest taverna, although I favoured the Pipperia which was about an 8 minute walk, virtually across the road from the supermarket which stocked everything you could possibly need. The Pipperia is a quirky painted farmhouse, owned by a family of organic farmers. I used to do a 'Shirley Valentine', sitting by the water's edge, eating the delicious food and drinking their home produced wine. Can't wait to return.

Room Tip: The apartments have a better view than the studios.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed for only 5 nights unfortunately at the end of a 3 week road trip around Western Crete. The hosts George and Ioanna, plus housekeeping were the best! We were even presented with a complimentary bottle of wine as we'd mentioned it was our wedding anniversary.

The apartments are situated just outside the village, close to what we considered the best beach - within easy walking distance and also to a couple of great tavernas.

The rooms were spotless, amazing beds and pillows, each room with a balcony overlooking the sea and the bedroom with a balcony overlooking the cliff garden.

We were travelling a lot, and these were by far the best for self catering and location. Easy to explore other destinations from there.

Would highly recommend to anyone wanting clean, comfortable accom at a great price, coupled with friendly, knowledgable hosts :)

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We have just landed back from a week at Porto Kalyves Apartments and we couldn't have found better. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished with everything you could need. Location wise was amazing really close to the beach and restaurants and supermarket! All walking distance!
Taxi to Chania is 25€ and definitely ask the hotel to organise transfers as it's far better than anything online. What made the trip was the warm welcome we received from everything and helping with everything we could possible need. Kalyves is a lovely little town, not too busy in June, about half the sun beds are occupied and the food everywhere was excellent! We would definitely come back and always stay here! Loved it!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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PortoKalyves, Owner at Porto Kalyves Hotel Seaside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank you Agusta for your review. You were very nice guests, as well. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were at Porto Kalyves for the month of October. The beautiful ocean was just across the road. The villas were kept immaculate, and the smell of the herbs and flowers in the back yard was fantastic. The bedroom was adequate. The bathroom was a decent size, but had a very small shower stall. The kitchen was a bit of a challenge to make a meal in, but we did manage to make some wonderful Cretan dishes in it! Banos and Ioanna and "Mr. George" were all so very kind and helpful. They were so helpful with bus schedules and info about markets, restaurants, etc. Nevanka, the cleaning lady was wonderful at taking care of our little villa. We had a wonderful holiday here.

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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Booked direct and saved over £300 which was a good start and then hotel included free transfers from Chania Airport. Rooms and exterior kept immaculately clean. View is stunning with the sea only the width of road away. The beach is within 5 minutes of a leisurely stroll and the main town with its many restaurants only 10 minutes the other way. Staff are very friendly, happy to give recommendations on restaurants that were accurate. On arrival received a free welcome pack and informed we had use of a on site washing machine. Excellent value.

Room Tip: All have same great view
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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PortoKalyves, Manager at Porto Kalyves Hotel Seaside Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Dear Michael
Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Porto Kalyves with other travelers in Tripadvisor .
We are very pleased to read that you really enjoyed you stay here with us .
To receive reviews like yours is a source of joy.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards
The owner and the staff

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Additional Information about Porto Kalyves Hotel Seaside Apartments

Address: Kalyves, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Kalyves
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Kalyves
Price Range: R577 - R2 131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2,5 star — Porto Kalyves Hotel Seaside Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Porto Kalyves Hotel seaside apartments is an eco conscious traditional Cretan group of seaside rental 2unit apartments, absolutely brand-new, that combines the unique Cretan traditional architecture with the modern facilities. The beautiful grounds, the traditional Cretan furniture, the traditional glazed windows, the eco orthobodily mattresses and pillows certified by ISO, will give you dreamy sleep and relaxation in a breathtaking landscape overlooking the endless seductive sea. At a distance of 17km on the west of the city of Chania, 15km far from the airport and 8km far from the Souda port,10m lies the vast sandy beach,50m far from kiosk and 200m far from Super Market. All the rooms have balcony with sea view. There is a fully equipment mini-kitchen, which contains 2 hotplates, a fridge, absorber, kitchen equipment, coffee machine, toaster, boiler, plates, glasses, cutlery and more kitchen and cooking equipment, free wi-fi, satellite TV, air-condition, free parking, pet acceptable.Enjoy the combination of Cretan sandy beaches and Porto Kalyves comfort and it will be like living... Like Gods!!! ... more   less 
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