9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
La Stella, hotel with soul!
"We was in La Stella hotel 15 days, this summer, and everything was excellently... The people who works there is very kind and very "natural". La Stella is little hotel with soul, so you have a filing like you are at home. Special thanks for Giorgos, owner and manager of hotel , he was help us about any questions. I give you the best recommendation for this hotel. Milica, Belgrade"
- Travel date: 19th August 2008
Lovely and quiet
"Third time but now after that it was renovated. We had the room in front of the building and that was really quiet. I was surprised. We are now visiting Platanes for twelve years but La Stella is favorite. We had a good time ! Thanks to the staff also."
- Travel date: 13th August 2008
very very very noisy
"My family and i have just come back from a weekend at lastella apts and can say are very dissapointed.We stayed in a three bedroom suite(202).The room although very big was not clean it was very hot especially the kids room the air conditioning didn't even come close to cool this apt and therefore we had to open all windows which meant alot of noise from the traffic which is non stop from day to night.We hardly got any sleep and overall was not at all relaxing.The pool area very nice but very small sunlounges only a few centimetres apart from each other.Overall i would not suggest this hotel to anyone and agree with the review that there are much better places to stay at in Rethymno."
- Travel date: 30th June 2008
Week at La Stella
"I agree with gbkofherts. The hotel was very clean and the staff helpful and friendly. The road is a bit noisy but as all the rooms have air conditioning there is no need to have windows open at night and the double glazing is very effective. An excellent holiday."
- Travel date: 26th June 2008
La Stella -
"We have just returned from La Stella and were very pleased with the accommodation. After a mix up on our arrival due to the fact we were given a room with a double bed and had requested twin beds, this was sorted very quickly and we were given a far superior room that was much more spacious. Yes, there is a lot of noise from the main road which does seem to go on all night, so you might like to request a room at the back. The windows however are double glazed. The rooms were spotlessly clean and were cleaned every day. Clean towels were provided and beds changed. George, the owner, was friendly and helpful as was the girl who greeted us on our arrival. The pool area was lovely and also the entrance to the hotel - obviously recently refurbished to a high standard. You do have to cross the main road to get to the beach road so perhaps not so easy with young children but, despite this, we have no complaints regarding this accommodation and would recommend it."
- Travel date: 20th June 2008
La Stella - Not for all
"The photos and the information on the home page is great. We looked foreward to a calm and relaxing holiday. We did not find it at La Stella. The hotel can not be recomended unless you like staying right by the high way. There was just another smaller road between the hotel and the high way. The trafic noise was very loud. The rooms were not like on the photos. The furniture was stylish, but lookes a bit worn and dirty. We expected a bit of luxery from the photos but did not find it in the rooms. They did not smell nice either. The common areas by the pool and the reception were immaculate. Unless you like trafic noise I would highly recomend your search a bit longer for your dream hotel by Rethymnon."
- Travel date: 3rd June 2008
Nice, relaxed place
"The hotel is a very nice, modern and clean complex. The staff are friendly and helpful. The pool is a little small but is more than adequate. It wasn't busy when we were there for the first few days but did pick up at the weekend, but hardly noticed any noise from other rooms. We stayed in a one bed unit, which was big, very clean and well maintained. The bathroom was a little small though. The breakfast gets a bit tiresome but they do change the style of eggs each morning! It is in a good location, just off the main strip in Platanes which is a few minutes drive from the city of Rethymnon. Its beside the main E75 road though, which can be a bit loud in the morning. I would definetly recommend this hotel."
- Travel date: 19th May 2008
Lovely place - recommended
"wife and me stayed in there for 7 days, booked a nice studio for us the place is very nice and lovely with all the beautiful plants, flowers and the house cat :) la stella is quite close to platanes center and the beach, only a few minutes on foot but yet its away from the crazy and loud crowd in the centre... the rooms are very nice and newish, and very clean. the staff is excellent, and very friendly. breakfast is simple but quite filling and good. pool is very big and clean, the pool area is fantastic with the palm trees and nice flowers. the whole place is very nice , high standard just looks like on the website photos. i recommend this place to anyone."
- Travel date: 13th August 2007
a cozi small family hotel
"after using internet method the past few years ,we used this year again and thankfully we had the best choice with this beautiful accommodation . The most important for us is to be clean and comfortable and to worth the money that they ask,in this place everything was more then you ever expected.i recommend this place to anyone."
- Travel date: 28th February 2007