Home to the first civilization in Europe, Crete, with its splendid past and vibrant culture is a magnet for tourists from around the globe. Equally, Chania, the island’s second largest city-and notably the most picturesque- attracts its (lion) share of visitors every year: It’s no wonder, as it is hauntingly atmospheric with the remnants of the Turkish and Venetian occupation standing as living testaments of its intriguing history, yet enticingly contemporary with its vibrant nightlife, great shopping and abundant cultural activity. A mere nine klm west of this world famous town, is Agia Marina – Platanias. A lively, bright seaside village, boasting a beautiful, well-organized 20 klm long sandy beach with warm, shallow waters and all necessary provisions for a fun day on the beach: Sun beds, loungers, umbrellas and showers, amazing food and drink in its various tavernas, and for the (more) adventurous ones, all types of water sports and beach volley.
Amidst this exciting scenery you will find Oscar Suites & Village. Ours is a family hotel, much distinguished for its design, amenities, ambiance and above all unique brand of hospitality.
Read on to find out why Oscar Suites & Village is arguably the best choice in Agia Marina – Platanias for your summer holidays or special occasions. Indeed with Valentine’s Day on February 14th approaching fast this could be the ideal venue to celebrate with your loved ones.
1. It is the best hotel in Agia Marina, Platanias because it is a Green Hotel
At Oscar Suites & Village we believe in the importance of caring for the planet and preserving the environment for future generations. Hence our hotel was comprehensively renovated as a green hotel in 2013. Its facilities are as energy efficient as possible through the extensive use of eco-friendly materials. Similarly, the hotel’s two traditional building complexes are surrounded by colorful gardens and exotic trees, while throughout our premises we thoroughly practice recycling. In accordance with our ideals and the goal of becoming a hotel that is truly environmentally friendly and harmonious with the natural environment, we meticulously follow the ISO 14001 standards guidelines for environmental management and indeed for our efforts we have received our certificate in 2016.
2. It is the best hotel in Agia Marina, Platanias because it is a Family Friendly hotel
The hotel is near the beautiful Agia Marina sandy beach, which, with its plentiful, contemporary amenities, guarantees an extra fun day of sea and sun. What’s more the hotel boasts two swimming pools ideal for relaxing and unwinding. Each swimming pool moreover features a children’s pool at the side to keep younger guests entertained and happy, making this the perfect spot for families of all ages. There’s also a nearby playground next door to the hotel too! And for those wishing to keep their stamina and energy levels high, within the hotel’s premises there is a state of the art gym fully equipped with the latest modern workout gear.
3. It is the best hotel in Agia Marina, Platanias because it offers Great Food!
Great food is an integral part of the perfect holiday equation. With that in mind, we have created Valentino Pasta & Grill, a striking all day restaurant which operates from early in the morning till late in the evening. Starting with breakfast, arguably the most important meal of the day, it offers an enticing array of local delicacies many of them organic and home-made within a lively and welcoming setting. As the day progresses, Valentino Pasta & Grill lures its guests with its ample gastronomic delights. Indeed with its magical scenery and huge variety of mouthwatering dishes made only from the finest quality, locally sourced ingredients it constitutes the ideal spot for a quick (or lazy and extended!) lunch with friends or a cozy dinner on a special occasion. And for those not wishing to spare even a moment under the sun, the hotel’s pool bar offers refreshments and cocktails to be enjoyed by the pool, as well as light snacks for a bit of sustenance in-between laps.
4. It is the best hotel in Agia Marina, Platanias because it offers options for a Self-catering holiday
True hospitality for us means granting our guests’ a variety of options. Given the current socioeconomic circumstances (and/or possible dietary imperatives, at that!), many are those who opt for a self-catering holiday. That is why the Oscar Suites & Village Hotel’s studios, one bedroom apartments & two-bedroom apartments, apart from their exceptional vistas, also feature fully equipped kitchenettes, ideal for creating meals at your convenience.
5. It is the best hotel in Agia Marina, Platanias for Luxury and romance
With the aim of making your holiday in Chania, Crete as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, Oscar Suites & Village hotel offers a great choice of room types to ideally suit your needs. All Studios & Apartments are equipped with the latest modern conveniences while boasting enchanting interiors and a view to match. What’s more, because we firmly believe that a good night’s sleep is essential for your well being, they are all furnished with the renowned Cocomat range of ecological mattresses and pillows, made of natural materials and specially designed for comfort. Our studios and apartments furthermore feature fully equipped kitchenettes, allowing you to live as independently as you wish in self catering holiday style. Moreover the newest addition at Oscar Suites & Village, The Sea View Suite, with its luxurious private Jacuzzi and stunning contemporary aesthetic is the pinnacle of luxury, offering you the opportunity to experience your holidays in true cosmopolitan style.
6. It is the best hotel in Agia Marina, Platanias because it is an Award winning hotel
At Oscar Suites & Village we strive towards making our guests’ holidays as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. So having our efforts recognized means the world to us. We are therefore very proud for receiving once more the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards for both Oscar Suites & Village Hotel and Valentino Pasta & Grill Restaurant.
What’s more, in line with our environmental concerns and our commitment to consistently deliver the very best, we follow strict standards and protocols. That’s why we signed up to the ISO international standards organization. Hence upon TÜV Austria Hellas’s successful visit last fall we are equally proud to announce that we have been awarded three internationally recognized certificates for quality management, which will be in force for the next three years:
ISO 9001:2008 – The Best Hotel in Agia Marina Chania
ISO 22000:2005 – Awarded Valentino Pasta & Grill Restaurant in Agia Marina Platanias
ISO 14001:2004 – Eco-Friendly Green Awarded Hotel in Agia Marina Chania