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Overview

A great small, hospitable hotel with splendid views over Falasarna bay, Roubini Hotel Apartments offers spacious studios, with kitchenettes, balconies and fabulous views.

The open expanse of sea and the beach at Falasarna, a sweeping, surprisingly big and open vista is revealed as you follow the winding road down the hill after leaving Platanos village in western Crete.

You will soon appreciate being able to wake up for the days ahead of you at Roubini Hotel with this big view.

These vistas also fill the windows or terraces of the breakfast and cafe area where drinks, coffees and snacks available all day. A spacious lounge area with the same view - is here if a change from your own studio is called for.

Or when you stay early or late in the year and want to read, chat or lounge on a cooler or blustery day, but be indoors. The west coast of Crete is quite often breezy, sometimes windy.

Falasarna has numerous naturally divided parts to its enormous beach - the better to swim, sunbathe and lounge. There are sandy stretches, pebbled areas, sand with dramatic and interesting shelf-like rock strips.

The Falasarna archaeological site is expansive and clearly shows ancient room layouts; a settlement older than memories, but easy to imagine. It is open to wander around and study, it currently has no admission or supervision. It is at the northern end of the beach.

The village of Platanos a spiraling road and 10 minute drive away, has bank ATM cash machines and supermarkets, a few tavernas and shops. There is also a taverna just 50 meters from Roubini  - same fine views!

Four tavernas are at various parts of the sprawling Falasarna beach. A couple of cafes include the Orange Blue cafe, which has the beach bar atmosphere of a bygone era - pretty outdoor decor and plants, great vantage point and relaxed ambience with good music played most of the day.

  • Hotel Name: Roubini Hotel Apartments
  • Area: Chania, Kavoussi
  • Why Go: Lovely Views, Relaxed, Friendly Environment, Quiet Location

Why we like it

  • An excellent location in order to discover many of the highlights of western Crete.
  • Falasarna is a long, wide stretch of a sandy beach, which is considered as one of the best in Crete. But don't miss to visit the ancient city as well.
  • A small, spacious, friendly hotel with panoramic Falasarna beach views and magical sunsets.

What to know

  • We recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent.
Hotel Information Recommended For
Type: Apartments - Studios Quality Of Service :
Rooms: 10 Family hospitality :
Pool: No Marvelous view :
Dining: Cafe-Bar Beach/Seaside :
Children: Welcome Cheap & Chic :
Closed: November - March Family :

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