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Paradise Island Villas
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Anissaras
Certificate of Excellence
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A brilliant and relaxing family holiday”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We've just returned from a fabulous weeks stay at Paradise Island Villas. It was one of the best family holidays we have had! Nothing is too much trouble, Eleni and Pol made us so welcome! Our girls (5&7) were particularly fond of Eleni - she made such a fuss of them! Food good and reasonably priced! Highly recommended - loved every minute! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank JOVR
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear JOVR,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests.
We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel’s service, accommodation, food, facilities as well as the friendliness and service of our personnel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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London
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2014

What a great holiday. The villa was great, as was the weather and the staff were even better.
Nothing was too much trouble for Pol and Eleni, who were warm & welcoming from the moment we arrived. The children (especially our youngest) were spoilt the whole time.
Unfortunately I had a accident whilst in Crete, and needed to go to hospital. Even this was no trouble for the Paradise Island staff who met us at the hospital, helped with the insurance and arranged for me to see another doctor.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank MatPorter
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear MatPorter,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests.
We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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Paris
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

The villas are very nice and comfortable. Eleni and Pol are very helpful. Everything on site is perfect for lovers, but food could be improved for breakfast and restaurant. Location is not the best in Crete but Pol has nice seafood restaurant to suggest.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Thank Carpediem1706
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Dear Carpediem1706,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests. Direct feedback always helps us to try harder, in order to exceed your expectations and provide exclusive luxury services. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel’s service, accommodation, food, facilities as well as the friendliness and service of our personnel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

From the moment you arrive at Paradise Villas you receive a warm welcome, thanks to Eleni, Paul and all the team you can guarantee nothing is too much trouble. Our villa was furnished to a high standard and having the flexibility to self-cater or order room service made life easy, especially as we were travelling with two small children. The resort facilities enable you to stay in complete privacy, lounging around your own pool or by making use of the two larger pools on site (they are never busy), there is also a fitness room, tennis courts and a children's playground. You will really need a hire car to venture out and reach all the best beaches but we managed with local cabs.
We dined in the restaurant most nights and enjoyed every evening - we will return knowing we will be well looked after in great surroundings.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank RichLee0
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear RichLee0,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests.
We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel’s service, accommodation, food, facilities as well as the friendliness and service of our personnel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have never reviewed on Trip Advisor before but felt I had to because we had such a good time! We were travelling as a large group (2 adults, four 16 year old girls and two 13 year old boys). We also had someone with food allergies - so not and easy group to cater for! The staff could not have been more helpful, getting the balance right between friendly and not over bearing. I thought the food was lovely, the villas were good, with surround sound TV that the children loved and DVDs that could be borrowed too. There were great extra touches like inflatable rings for the pool provided, things like that are really a great bonus. Eleni and Paul gave us some great suggestions for days out and restaurants to eat at which were fantastic.The cleaning staff were also excellent. All in all a great time was had by all! Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank CaroCosa
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear CaroCosa,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests.
We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel’s service, accommodation, food, facilities as well as the friendliness and service of our personnel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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Lugano, Switzerland
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We travel often and are never surprised to find things less than they should be. This was our first trip EVER where our every expectation was not only met they were each far exceeded.

We reviewed many places and kept coming back to PIV. That said, the reviews seemed too good to be true. We booked remaining skeptical. Wow, this experience goes on record for quality and fond memorability. From time of booking to time of departure, everything was easy, 5 star, high value, and stress free. At PIV, they mean full service. They are at your disposal for whatever you need –comfort, advise, great food and drinks, directions, or to be left completely alone.

We ate amazing food, drank excellent wine, and enjoyed a beautiful, clean and spacious villa with that really private garden and pool. Kitchen appliances and dishware were good, clean and appropriate for those of us loving to cook. Housekeeping services were provided at our preferred schedule by a friendly and thorough staff. Wifi reached everywhere.

Eleni, Paul, Stellios, Effy, and everyone else (including the greek bbq master, taxi drivers and car rental dude) was just amazing.

We searched for any critique to provide and had none. Struggling to find something… we can only say there was a wee bit too much chlorine in the pool; although it did not stop us from swimming every day.

Two suggestions: 1) Book this place if you want a great holiday. 2) If you are really nice, they might give you one of their homegrown bananas.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank SSuggs
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Dear SSuggs,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests.
We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel’s service, accommodation, food, facilities as well as the friendliness and service of our personnel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We have just returned from our second trip to PIV and if it's possible, this stay was even better than last year. Paul and Eleni go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome and relaxed and nothing seems too much trouble. We love exploring Crete and so we hire a car and travel around discovering the island. Coming back to the peace of PIV and entering our spotlessly clean villa for a cold beer and a swim is a perfect way to end the day. We are already planning another visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Antonia R
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IslandGuestService, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Paradise Island Villas, responded to this review, 19 July 2014
Dear Antonia R,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay in Paradise Island Villas. We truly welcome and value all comments of our guests.
We are very pleased to hear your positive comments and kind words regarding our Boutique Villa Hotel. We do try to offer a different accommodation and hospitality experience to our guests and we are happy you experienced that as well in one of our villas. The Paradise team makes a continuous effort for personalized and concierge service and through extensive training we try to improve day by day.

We hope that we will be able to welcome you soon again in our Boutique Villa Hotel.

The Paradise Island Villas Management
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Property: Paradise Island Villas
Address: Prodromos S.A, Anissaras, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Anissaras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Anissaras
#1 Family Hotel in Anissaras
#4 Luxury Hotel in Anissaras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Paradise Island Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Paradise Island Villas is a unique family run Boutique Villa Hotel, a complex of just 12 stylish luxury villas. Discreetly tucked away in the coastal town of Anissaras, Paradise Island Villas lies just 2km from the cosmopolitan town of Hersonissos and 23km from Heraklion's airport, yet it could be a world away. Within the lush landscaped grounds, the purity and silence of the air creates a fitting ambience for a collection of 12 individually designed elegant villas, each with its own private grounds and heated pools with jets. Paradise Island Villas is an island experience to savour; combining elegant and luxury villas with the charm of a 5 star boutique hotel, this hillside location looks out to superb sea and mountain views. Each villa is the epitome of comfort with chic, ethnic furnishings and luxurious amenities such as well as private pools, Jacuzzis and gardens. With its elegant country chic aesthetic, its distinctive Mediterranean architecture, versatile services, and respect for natural material, Paradise Island Villas unfolds as an unparalleled holiday experience to its guests. Featuring individually designed villas with private pools and garden, a lounge poolside bar, bistro/restaurant, two main outdoor pools, a fitness room, a tennis court, we excel at offering the complete island indulgence package. Our dedication to high hospitality standards has created a warm and chic environment, making Paradise Island Villas the perfect destination for relaxation and rejuvenation for couples, groups and families! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradise Island Villas Hotel Chersonisos
Paradise Island Hotel
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