Situated in the village of Platanes just a few kilometres from Rethymnon and within easy walking distance of the Blue Flag certified beach, the modern La Stella Apartments and Suites offer a brilliant place for couples and families to start their holiday in Crete. Guests at the hotel can find much to see and do close by with a great variety of shops, restaurants and bars to be found in Platanas and nearby Rethymnon, as well as several interesting archaeological sites including Knossos, Phaistos and the Venetian castle at Rethymnon.
A modest yet intimate boutique hotel, the 3-star La Stella Apartments and Suites only recently went under a stylish renovation in 2011 that helps to create a thoroughly modern and comfortable experience for its guests. With its collection of 27 comfortable apartments and suites this hotel has accommodation to suit almost any guests and there are some wonderful features to enjoy during your staying including large tranquil gardens and two sparkling outdoor swimming pool providing some great ways to relax and enjoy the sun. Alternatively there are several “chill out” lounges and “cool down” areas where guests can watch TV, read a book or check your mail whenever you feel the need to sit down and take a break from the sun, or there is also a massage service available on request to help you unwind. Guests can also take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi provided throughout the complex helping you keep in touch with friends and colleagues and for those who want to make the most of their day there is also a late night bar open till early in the morning where you can enjoy a variety of drinks and listen to the live entertainment. Other services to help make your stay at the hotel as pleasant as possible also includes free parking provided onsite as well as a reception area where the friendly staff can arrange useful services like car rental, currency exchange, laundry/dry cleaning as well as diving excursions nearby and helpful information on all there is to see and do close by.
Distance from Airport:
46 miles - Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport
The 27 rooms at the La Stella Apartments and Suites consist of 13 one-bedroom suites (2 people), 12 two-bedroom apartments (2-4 people) and 2 three-bedroom suites (4-6 people), all of which offer plenty of space with a separate living area, en suite bathroom, kitchen and balcony/terrace.
The suites feature a balcony that offers magnificent views over the sea and village and offer a fully equipped kitchen with a big fridge, washing machine for clothes, big cooking stove, microwave oven, coffee machine, water heater, toaster, and many more cooking facilities, bathroom with Jacuzzi, hairdryer, fire place, lounge area with sofas air-condition, safe box, big screen sat TV, DVD player, CD player, telephone and Wi-Fi access.
La Stella's two room apartments have a private bedroom and a living room and come with a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, coffee machine, water heater, bathroom with bathtub, private balcony with view, satellite TV, hairdryer, air-condition, safe box, telephone, and Wi-Fi access.
1 hour 20 minutes
Location and Resort:
The beautiful harbour town of Rethymnon is the 3rd largest town in Crete and offers many stunning sights you would expect from a traditional Greek town, with its intricate maze of streets, white washed cottages and old churches that have remained unchanged for decades. There are many pleasant opportunities to experience the traditional Crete lifestyle with lively open-air markets along with local shops, tavernas and al fresco restaurant that buzz with activity. However despite its traditional charm the town caters just as well for the more modern tourist with all the amenities and activities to create an enjoyable holiday, whether you just wish to relax on the beautiful beach, try out some exciting water sports or wait till the later hours and spend time at some of the bars and tavernas or one of the discos, which are open till the early hours. While you are in Rethymnon you also can't miss the impressive huge fortress, which stands above the harbour.
Eating and Drinking:
In addition to the self-catering facilities provided in all the apartments and suites there is also B&B accommodation available with a stylish restaurant/breakfast room that offers a rich buffet breakfast to help get the day off to a great start.
Guests can also enjoy a variety of drinks, snacks and light meals from the pool/snack bar, which is open from the early hours, and during the evening a variety of alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed at the late night bar along with entertainment including music playing till the late hours.
The complex has an outdoor swimming pool complete with a sun terrace providing a great place to make the most of the sun with the loungers/parasols provided. Alternative if you are looking for a bit more excitement you can head down to the Blue Flag beach just a few minutes away for fine golden sands and a variety of water sports to try.
The La Stella Apartments and Suites would be an ideal choice for couples and families looking for modern and spacious accommodation close to the beach and plenty of amenities in the area, with the hotel offering all you need for a truly relaxing holiday.
Couples, families and groups
Hotel 24 Hour Reception
Hotel Air Conditioning Public Areas
Hotel Breakfast Room
Hotel Cafe/Snack Bar
Hotel Currency Exchange
Hotel Outdoor Pool
Hotel Pool Bar
Hotel Snack Bar
Hotel TV room
Room Air-Conditioning Local Charge
Room Internet Access
Room Safe Local Charge
Room Satellite TV
Room Tea /Coffee making facilities