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Axos Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location, close to the beach... Staff incredibly friendly... Very nice bar with many events (live music...) Best quality-price You should stay here, it's the best place to be in Platanas Rethymno !

Each time we return to AXOS we feel like family returning home. We have been staying at AXOS for the last 4 years and cannot fault the hospitality. Already planning our trip for 2018. Friendly staff, comfortable and clean rooms and convenient location to enjoy all that Crete has to offer.

The stay at the Axos was like the icing on the cake. The family "owners" did everything to make our stay enjoyable and fun. Can't say enough except I would give this hotel six stars. Breakfast was a banquet of Greek cuisine included in the room rate.

Sometimes I can't believe what people write about an accommodation. Now take the destructive criticism of a few days ago. In my opinion, it is a little simple to indicate on many review pages how your experience has been (while you have already indicated in the hotel what had to be changed for you). And if I may say that @ Kristi, if you generally look at the positive reviews for the Axos hotel, is your negative review completely misplaced (of course it's your experience and feeling). I hope you will have a nice holiday somehow, someday somewhere else. To make it clear to all readers, the Axos hotel has only improved over the years (my opinion). I know that? Yes, because I've been there a number of times in those years. It's a very good hotel and the owners are great. And if you want something changed in the periode of being there, just ask and they do it! Oh and did I say that the Axos hotel is a great base for discovering that part of Crete? Travelers, I say go for it and find out (or for a number of days or for a few weeks)!!

Customer service is second to none, always a warm friendly welcome, reception staff are always courteous and helpful, bar staff are exceptional. The bar is well stocked for cocktails, beers and spirits. The rooms are clean and tidy and the pool area is a quiet little sun trap. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

The Axos hotel is the most wonderful place to spend a holiday. We had our 14th year there this year. It always feels like going home to our Greek family. It was a special holiday and so we took our children, grandchildren and friends with us as we knew they would love it like we do. The hotel is a friendly, happy hotel. The family and staff that run it like clockwork are the kindest hosts I know. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we always feel thoroughly spoilt, treated like family. The hotel and pool area are spotless. The rooms are kept thoroughly clean, soft beds, linen changed regularly. The bar is run by the best barman in Crete Yiannis. We love sitting in the bar after we have been out for dinner and always have a good laugh. Can't wait to go back next year.

Spent two weeks at the Axos with friends in September and honestly cannot fault this hotel.... it is well maintained and very clean, room was cleaned and bed made daily with clean towels every other day. It is a small, family run hotel who go above & beyond to make you feel welcome and it is clear to see why so many holidaymakers return year after year! This was our second time at the Axos and we have already booked for next year. Thank you Axos family... keep on doing what you do 😉

This was our 2nd visit to Crete and didn't hestite to book the Axis hotel again for the second time. It didn't disappoint! Family run hotel who couldn't do enough for you. They even remembered us from our first visit! Rooms pleasant well decorated and clean. Pool area good and good to relax. Bar snacks good value and well made. Even a friendly cat! Centrally located, 5 minutes to the beach, on a main road with good access to all of the fabulous restaurants. Recommend turning right at the hotel and venture to the village of Adele.. which a further 5 minutes walk opens up even more great restaurants so spoilt for choice between here and Platanes. With a room at the back we didn't hear any noise from the bar or road. Rethymon is a €8 taxi ride away and worth a visit. Axos bar part of the hotel is popular and service great and personal. I don't drink normally but don't get me started on the cocktails!! This holiday was extra special as we got engaged here and so will always be a special place to us! Will see you again!!

Lovely welcome from the family that own and run the hotel. Smart, nicely decorated and appointed hotel ideally situated, centrally in the resort. Nice room, with balcony overlooking the pool. Plenty of clothes storage and a nice large, comfy bed. Bed linen and towels changed every couple of days, and rooms always kept spotlessly clean. (Bath was a bit strange - small and split level - but I understand that they are remodelling the bathrooms this winter). Nothing too much trouble for the staff, and the busy bar staff were excellent. Extremely good value for money. Have already booked again for next year. Bring it on.

Having stayed at the Axos for a week in august , I have to say I had a brilliant time , the staff ( which are mostly family ) could not do enough , even giving us free lifts to town and to beach havens ! Great entertainment including live bands , the local area is bustling with bars and restaurants and there is a true feeling of friendliness wherever I went , as for the hotel it's self , clean rooms , great bar and nice pool area ! Now it's not 5 star and the hotel is well aware of that , however it's doesn't have to be , you feel welcome and at ease and nothing is too small a problem to try and fix ... I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to have a great week and relax ... I will return next summer and genuinely can't wait ! Thanks to all the especially Manos and Yanni , and there mum Maria ... See you next year xxx

Mahis Kritis, 167 - Platanias Rethymnon Crete Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Platanes, Axos Hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Rethimno Kart and within a 15-minute drive of Fortezza Castle. This 44-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Kara Mousha Pasha Mosque is also close to this Rethymnon hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The 44 soundproofed rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies. LCD TVs come with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, and Tempur-Pedic beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes.

Property features

At Axos Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 2 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 90 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool, a library, and express check-in.

Room options


Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4


Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 428 reviews