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“Simply Fantastic”
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Melidoni X Village
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Melidoni
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“Simply Fantastic”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Melidoni X Village will EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS! This is a fantastic place - immaculately kept inside and outside, well designed and beautifully executed. Though generally well-travelled, we had not been to Crete or indeed Greece before and whilst we may not choose to stay in some of the more urbanised or touristic centres, Melidoni X Village is a wonderful place and one that we will no doubt return to... which, for us, is saying something as we usually explore new areas each holiday. The owners, Georgios and Marieke, are great hosts - they are there when you need them but not instrusive when you don't - perfect! The on-site restaurant is also immaculate whilst casual and serves very well-priced food for breakfast, lunch and dinner - superb Cretan and international menu with something for everyone (including children) - the food was wonderful. The five villas are similar is style - there are three, one- bedroom villas and two, two-bedroomed villas. We had a two bedroom villa and it was superbly proportioned and well equipped. Air conditioned throughout and the pool and poolside space were fantastic. The mountain views from the villa and pool area are spectacular, looking towards Mt Ide, the highest point in Crete at nearly 2500 metres. The villas are serviced pretty much daily, which is also fantastic. There are some wonderful secluded beaches nearby, we had one to ourselves for the entire day at the end of July (Marieke will advise). Melidoni is under 1hr and a very easy drive from Heraklion airport and we would not hesitate to return. I'm not going to go on too much here as it could get boring but just want to say, if you are considering a property at Melidoni X for your holiday - go for it - YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY THAT YOU DID. Thanks Georgios and Marieke - together you are the greatest asset of your business and deserve EVERY success. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Meledoni is so well located in Crete between, Chania and Hereklion. Rethymnon is close by and well worth a visit. We loved the country side and the view from our villa. The units are situated so that each is very private. The swimming pool overlooking the valley and mountains was magnificent and the village a short 1km walk. You will need a car however to explore the region.
But best of all the hosts were so wonderful and inviting. We arrived late on our first night and were grateful that Mareike was able to provide us with dinner. We simply said that we would have whatever she was serving. Well that was it. We were so pleased with the quality of the cretian food in the restaurant that we ate there every night and enjoyed whatever she was serving. It's also convenient to be able to have wine and not have to drive from nearby towns. The units are equipped with a kitchen so we were able to provide for our own lunches and ate breakfast at the restaurant as well.
George was also very helpful in providing drinks and even stayed open late one night to watch the Euro cup final.
Meledoni is great value and so pleasant I would recommend it to anyone. We had a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This villa and it's components were simply wonderful. We stayed in the 70sqm villa which was clean, beautiful and the private pool was fabulous. The view and privacy were great as well. The grounds are pristine and it is a perfect spot for pure relaxation. What really makes this place special is the owners and their wonderful service. These two are the hardest working individuals and ensure you are greatly satisfied with your stay. The food at the restaurant was the best we had in Crete and it was very reasonably priced. You must try the Greek pancakes each morning :) If we ever make it back to Crete we will certainly stay here again...that is if we can get in. This place books fast so do not hesitate to book early and know it will be perfect. Thanks for a great week, Meludoni X...you will never be forgotten.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

We decided spontaneously to visit Crete and we were looking for a quite place to spend a week with our little daughter. We had great time, nice hosts (very flexible, helpful, friendly and full of ideas how to enjoy the stay on the island in the best possible way), good food and an amazing view!
Thanks, we will be back one day!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We would wholeheartedly endorse what previous reviewers have said about Melidoni X Village and the service provided by Mareike and Georgios. This is an excellent place to stay if you are interested in the flora and fauna of the island, especially early in the season, as we were. Several flower and bird hotspots are within reach of Melidoni by quiet country roads. There is beautiful unspoiled countryside all around. This is a truly relaxing place.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This was a favourite place to stay. The gorgeous gardens surrounding each villa -giving privacy around the private pool, overlooking the valley below. The sound of sheep bells in the morning.
Marieke's breakfasts were by far the best we had in Greece -really creative and delicious.
What a hard working couple with a real heart for hospitality and helpfulness.
The only drawback was the Greekness of the villa -very functional and plain. We discovered all beds and pillows are hard in Greece. I would have loved some softer pillows. But that's my only complaint.
Marieke even did our washing for us AND hung it out to dry at our villa. Wonderful!
Lovely area which I would hope to return to one day -Melidoni is only 10 mins drive from Bali with lovely beaches. And the mountains are a stunning backdrop and call you to explore.
Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

If you're wanting a holiday in Crete, and you're not part of the "lads/girls week in Malia" set, come here. The owners are a brilliant asset to the resort long before you arrive; car hire was arranged through them over email months before we arrived, and there was even a dude waiting for us at the airport to show us where the car was.

On that note, I'd recommend renting a car for your time in Crete if you're staying here; not only is it just generally a better option for convenience, but Melidoni is quite secluded, so getting there from the airport would be tricky without a hire car. 70 euros' worth of petrol ought to see you through a week.

We stayed in the 70sq/m villa, and it was perfect. Very comfortable, with air conditioning. Having our own private pool was wonderful, and we were quite happy lounging around for much of the week! The scenery was stunning - absolutely stunning. Our villa (I can only assume that the other villas are the same) was entirely secluded from the others; you get all the privacy that you could want, which is nice when you're embarrassingly pale like me (Scottish), and you want to lie around topless outside!

Mareike and Georgios are great hosts. Their cooking / drinks are excellent - you'd be missing out if you didn't "eat in" at least once. If you want it, they can arrange for wonderful fresh bread to be delivered to your door every morning for something silly like a Euro per loaf. Get some!

Crete is a beautiful part of the world, and my girlfriend and I can only concur with the other, universally positive, reviews of this accommodation. Thanks for everything - we'd love to come back one day.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Melidoni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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