Eleni and all the staff at Monte Vardia could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Right from when we made the booking in March, Eleni provided really excellent and helpful advice to help with our preparations. Our stay was very relaxing, and the hotel accommodated any and every request with a smile. The food was great - quite a basic breakfast bar, but still sufficient choice, and the option of fresh Greek yoghurt or eggs and bacon, all freshly prepared. Lunch and dinner dishes were all excellent, with no disappointments on quality or quantity.
The hotel is a little outside Chania, so a hire car is recommended. But its location makes it peaceful, and there are fabulous views over Chania town and beyond. Some of the fixtures and fittings in the hotel seem a little dated, but that didn't matter at all. The pool was fabulous, never crowded and always clean.