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“No slides”
Review of Baja Beach Club

Baja Beach Club
Ranked #24 of 91 things to do in Rethymnon
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Owner description: Baja Beach Club in Rethymno is a unique seafront complex located on the seafront of Platanias beach, in Crete.Baja Beach consists of an outstanding outdoor Beach Club and the luxurious Votsalo Restaurant.The visitors can relax, swim, slide, enjoy a variety of watersports offered or have a light lunch accompanied by fresh cocktails in the snack bar.As of this SUMMER 2014, a new feature will be brand new Gazebos that can be reserved in advance for unique privet beach-front experiences.Our cabanas feature power supply, free wifi, offering comfortable and offer comfortable and pleasant moments by the beach, whichever hours of the day the visitors choose to stay there.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The toilets smelled awful and a few of the ladies toilets were missing seats. There were no slides, which we'd seen in the photos on the website.
It was very windy when we went, so we booked a table for lunch on the lower level which would be more sheltered. We had to wait for 45 mins, despite having booked hrs before. The food was good, but not what was on the menu, eg, salmon tartare with avocado and mango had no avocado or mango.
The beach and sea were great, of course, but nothing else about this place was.

1  Thank Toby K
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"water slides"
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"bottle of water"
in 17 reviews
"large pool"
in 10 reviews
"pool area"
in 9 reviews
"sun loungers"
in 8 reviews
"including water"
in 3 reviews
"house music"
in 2 reviews
"nice beach beds"
in 2 reviews
"great party"
in 2 reviews
"beach restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"great beach"
in 7 reviews
"french fries"
in 2 reviews
"crowded beach"
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"nice change"
in 3 reviews
"euros per person"
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"free water"
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"excellent service"
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This is a really wonderful beach to visit.
As we were there, the beach club just opened again. It was a bit chaotic. The bed’s costed 6€ each, the pavillions were not very cheap.
We also had a lunch from the snackbar. The burgers were good, bit the french fries were terrible. Too salted and it looked if they had been lying there from last year!
The overall experience however, was very relaxing.

Thank MOKE2002
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great location. Good atmosphere and spacious. Nice and large pool, wonderful and clear beach. Clean area, moderate prices.
But the only negative thing was the toilets are disgusting and the staff is not friendly.

Thank Abboud A
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

If you seek for a place like Baja you probably have the same problem as I had - lack of swimming pool.

After few days at the beach I really wanted to relax in more comfortable place than public beach in Rethymno and Baja Beach Club was a hit! Great swimming pool, sunbeds, music and food.

Recommend to anyone who wants a different day during they stay on Crete!

Thank Daniel J
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Let me set the scene....

Having entered from the beachfront and being greeted be a rusty frontage, dissembled pagodas lying rotting in a corner, and off coloured (used to be white) sun beds lying empty on the sand... we approached the Baja beach "grand entrance" with some trepidation...

Having walked through the "Grand entrance" we are greeted by several sour faced and uniformed staff and an ill mannered "Hostess".

She says with a fake smile looking down her nose at us "can I help you?" clearly meaning "why are you lot here"?
Now, if the Baja Beach-club was teeming with 23 year old topless hotties, and lads with physiques from Love Island I could understand it.... But there were around 30 people in the whole place, mostly middle aged and generally looking pretty grim and miserable... So in my opinion we were a good catch (they clearly needed the business) and we would have spent some cash in there.
She then went onto explain the set-up:
€60 for a double bed, a pagoda with a chair and some towels/bottle of water.
€40 for normal beds with no towel.
€30 for normal poolside sun beds and
€12 for two sun beds "NOT AROUND THE POOL... ON THE GRASS"!!

Which brings me onto the place....
Grass not cut for several weeks, two flumes advertised all over their website... rusty and not working, with an old sunbed blocking the steps.
Cold, dirty (used to be white) pool and generally in a state of disrepair.

The whole reason we'd gone here was to use the flumes which we had promise do our little girl.... when asking if they were working we were told... maybe later, whatever that meant?? (I took it to mean "you pay up for our overpriced sunbeds/food//drinks then after a few hours when they're still not switched on we will mumble a half hearted apology and you can do what you want then because we've had your cash")!
To me stuff is either working or not, surely?

Anyway, Having opted for the €12 sun beds the fake smile faded in an instant, she clearly wasn't impressed and walked off literally without a word..
Needless to say, we did not stay, didn't sit on, or pay for the sunbeds, had four cups of overpriced (€4.50 per cup) of cold crap coffee and left.

In short this place is trying to be something like a cool Outdoor Club/DJ hot-spot - wanting to attract the beautiful people (think Las Vegas spring break or Bora-Bora in Ibiza) - It's not and never will be anything like this, it's the wrong type of resort to start with..... there is nothing else like this here, no nightclubs no 18-30's etc...
why don't they play to the crowd, encourage family's and couples inside, as that's the only people in this resort - having been her for two weeks and seen most of it...

This place could be (and might have been and one time) really cool, smart clean and welcoming - instead, its tired broken down and massively over priced, the sour faced staff are dressed they're from a cheap 1970's bond film spin off and the Hostess was a "wanna be" that thought she belonged somewhere in Marbella with the chavvy footballers wives crowd....

Please don't let this put you off Rethmno as a whole - The rest of the resort is lovely, you don't need this place - Avoid like the plague!

5  Thank Marko3182
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