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“Just Wonderful”
Review of Melidoni X Village

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Melidoni X Village
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Melidoni
Reviewed 20 October 2013

This was an amazing place to stay. The area was wonderful, not out of the way at all, but very authentic, with roosters crowing in the morning, and an adorable little Cretan village just down the road. The rooms were just beautiful, with a big pool out front and a fully serviced kitchen, and a beautiful big bathroom. The food in the restaurant was a big treat too. We ate about 4 meals there, and every single one was perfect. I especially recommend the ham and cheese crepe! The wine was also delicious and the servings were very generous. But, the most amazing thing about the place is the owners! They helped us with EVERYTHING, including getting us a car rental, with directions, with things to do, and with advice for our trip. Honestly, if you go to Crete, you must stay here. :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This place really is perfect. Beautiful villa, private garden and pool, views across the Crete mountains, close to villages and secluded beaches to experience the local culture yet far away from the tourist routes to make the venue so unique and special. Mareike & George where wonderful hosts and their cosy restaurant was excellent for those evenings where you did not want to drive or those late mornings where breakfast runs into lunch. My watch was redundant, my family was content and we really did not want to leave. A fantastic holiday and the perfect place to relax after my daughters fantastic efforts in their GCSE's and A levels.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This was our first visit in Crete, but definetely not the last. And not the last stay at Melidoni X Village either! The place is very beautiful and so quiet. Excactly what we were looking for :-) The villas are very clean and have all the things you need. We stayed in the 70 sqm villa and had no problem living there with our 2 boys who slept in the living room on the sofas. We absolutely loved the private pool, and the privacy of our own garden.

Room Tip: The 70 sqm villa was big enough for us, 2 adults and 2 boys at the age of 6 and 9.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We have visited Crete every year for the last 8 years and spent one week this year in a villa for two in Melidoni X Village. Having read the other reviews, we completely endorse their positive comments. We knew the surrounding area from previous visits but decided to leave travelling to the following week as it was so peaceful and relaxing around our private pool and the villa and restaurant provided everything we required (including very efficient air-conditioning which we can't live without in a hot climate). We were surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery which we never got tired of admiring. Mareike and Georgios were perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them. The arrangement of the villas and restaurant building is very cleverly designed to give each villa privacy. It exceeded our expectations and we are looking to spending more time there next year.

Room Tip: We like space and the villa for 2 was fine for the two of us.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is the second year running that Nick and I have stayed here. We are somewhat reluctant to let people in on our secret that its one of the best places we have found anywhere to simply unwind in beautiful surroundings, whilst enjoying the truly heartfelt hospitality of the owners Mareika and George and his family.

George spends most of the day maintaining every aspect of the estate and nothing is too much trouble.

Mareika is a fantastic chef so no worries about being faced with the run of the mill traditional Greek cuisine which, although delicious, can be a bit limited if you stay for a while on the Island.

Melidoni is situated almost equidistant from Iraklion and Chania so you can fly into either airport and get to your destination in just over an hour. We rented a car on both occasions and found that really enhanced our holiday as it allowed us to explore the sights, which are varied and extremely interesting. The guidebooks will tell you where to visit but you won't be stuck for things to do within easy reach.

You could of course just lounge by your private pool and soak up the sun and think of what delights Mareika will be preparing you for dinner.

P.s if you think this all comes at enormous cost be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.


Andrew and Nick

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

What can you expect more when you travel in a foreign country? A private villa (we were upgraded!), very well separated from neighbours, a private pool, a wonderful and quiet environment, cleaning services, fresh bread every morning if you want, and the excellent food of Mareike at the restaurant, which is part of the resort, and where you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner whenever you like.
The location of Melidoni is convenient if you want to explore the central part of Crete, and there are enough interesting places to stay one week, combining peaceful times around the pool and visits all around. Thank you Mareike and Giorgios for this excellent week!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We only spent 2 days in Melidoni X village and it was too short. The best accomodation I have seen in Crete. The appartment is very nice and clean. AND, we had our own pool. Mareike will give you some information about the nice places you want to see and will also cook some very nice and local food.
You can either have your breakfast at the restaurant or they can deliver some bread at the apartment (no need to go and get it). The village is also very nice (up in the mountains). The nights are quiet. This place will suit a romantic trip as well as family or friends holidays.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Melidoni X Village

Address: Municipality of Mylopotamos, Melidoni, Crete 740 52, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Melidoni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Melidoni
Price Range: £83 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Melidoni X Village 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private Villa, Private garden area, PRIVATE pool. Each Villa is detached and surrounded by a beautiful garden in order to secure your privacy! Private living, including hotel service! The combination of both makes Melidoni X Village different and an exceptional accommodation. You want to be able to discover the diversity of the island and to explore Crete but didn't want to be among the hordes of tourists and package vacationers! Melidoni is still close enough to reach a wide range of beaches, sights and beauties of nature but away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps. Enjoy Crete ... more   less 
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