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Review of Spartan Villas

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Spartan Villas
Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2011

We have just enjoyed a wonderful two week stay at the Spartan Villas in Elounda, Crete. The standard of the accommodation is superb and provides everything you need as a home from home. The villa was spotless and extremely well maintained.

The pictures on the website do not do the actual views from the villa justice as they are breathtaking, offering amazing views over Elounda and Spinalonga - making it a pleasure to wake up to in the mornings! The owners, Theo and Maria, are a lovely couple and they made us feel very welcome, showing us where the local supermarket was, recommending some great restaurants and some good places of interest to visit.

We would definitely stay here again and have no hesitation in recommending this villa.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Darlington, England
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

We spent a fortnight at villa no.2 in July-August 2011. The houses are recently built, and set into the side of the steep hills overlooking Elounda, the Spinalonga Peninsula and the Gulf of Mirabello, with unbelievable views. This was one of the best equipped holiday rentals we've ever used, with good quality furnishings and appliances, and everything was scrupulously clean. The two twin rooms are down at pool level so they stay cooler during the day (good for children); the extra kitchen by the pool is really handy as the main eating area is under the pergola on the pool terrace. We particularly appreciated the roll-down transparent screen blinds on the pergola, which allow you to use the dining area in comfort even when the wind blows. We also loved the pool's horizontal underwater jet, so you can do some serious swimming if you want the exercise (or just massage your cellulite if you don't). And we hadn't expected the high level of service that comes with the villa (regular thorough cleans and changes of towels and linen) but in the hot climate we definitely appreciated this. Things to bear in mind: that hill really IS steep. It's more than worth it for the privacy and the spectacular views, but you will need a halfway decent car with reliable brakes - don't hire something with a moped engine. Also note that the villas are on 3 levels and the main staircase and pool steps are quite steep, so it's probably not the place for someone with mobility problems. Finally, nothing but praise for the owners Theo and Maria. They have obviously put a great deal of time and effort into getting Spartan Villas right, and they are kind and hospitable people who made our holiday very special.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Beautiful villa with possibly the best view I have ever had from a villa or hotel anywhere in the world
Theo, the owner is a lovely guy with a big heart who literally cannot do enough for you.
Great pool area for the kids.
The weather in June is perfect - sunshine but not too hot
this is the nicest greek island we have been to, friendly people, great food, lovely beaches

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank paulbetesh
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

Postcard views, amazing! The master bedroom is like you own haven with lovely balcony to sit. The photo of master bedroom window is unbelievably not as impressive as the real thing. The villa is beautifully furnished and the outside space is wonderful, with infinity pool and dining area. They have thuoght of everything, including the downstairs kitchen which was a lifesaver! They say it sleeps 6, it does and more than comfortably. you could fit 2 more easily.
It is family run and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome and are really helpful. They even took us to a big supermarket so we didn't pay tourist prices!
Beach towels to breakfast and a bottle of wine(none of which we paid for or expected)
Our only complaint is that it was so lovely we hardly left the villa.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank toniholmes11
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Cheshire, UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2010

The villa was exactly as depicted on the owners website, equipped to a high standard and very comfortable. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the whole process from booking, through to arrival, hints to help us find our way around and allowing us to leave at our leisure on our last day. With three separate seating areas outdoors and a beautifully clean infinity pool with stunning views across the bay the accomodation had a luxurious feel to it. We felt very lucky to have found such a fantastic place to spend our holiday and would love to return. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday by the pool with easy access to Elounda with its beaches and Agios Nikolaos with its bars and restaurants. Although it was possible to walk out from the villa to a local supermarket, a beach and hotels we would recommend a car as the villa is located up a steep hill which adds to the exclusivity of the property but in the heat in August made it a challenging walk back up!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank m_cumberbatch
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Additional Information about Spartan Villas

Property: Spartan Villas
Address: Spartan Way, Elounda, Crete, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Spartan Villas Elounda, Crete

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