I stayed in the hotel with friends last summer. Before i proceed with the review I have to say that we would never choose the specific area for vacation (highly subjective opinion) but we had to stay for a couple of days for personal business and we found very little information about hotels, except the very expensive ones. I found a good review on petousis appartments in tripadvisor and we took the risk. And it paied off.
The area is noisy, the hotel can be noisy because most of the rooms overlook the swimming pool, but compared to all the other establishments we saw there (we didn't see all of course) it was excellent. I'd also say that it was excellent on its own. Spacious, clean and new rooms, good service, the owner helped as out because we want to keep the room for half a day more and on a very short notice. There is a very good restaurant and a bar in the establishment, practically you can have everything you need in the hotel and bakeries - minimarkets in walking distance. And the price is great for the area and the quality of the rooms.
I believe the reviews are diverse because of the reason people stayed there. We were on the go most of the days we stayed there, but when we had to stay in the room we were able to relax and enjoy the balcony, the beds and the mini living room. I can't say how it would be if we stayed in most of the time and if we chose the place for quiet vacation. Being greek i can understand that certain things may be different for other cultures, in terms of their tollerance to noice, cleanliness, service, location. If you want to stay near heraklion, don't stay there. We had a car to go to the city and i have no idea about public transportation, although i bet it's not good. But you can find a cab.The beach isn't all that great either.
We did not care for room service so i have no opinion on that. All in all i found it very clean and most of all i didn't want to leave the room, it felt nice staying in. if i were to stay again in the area i would definitely choose this place.
- Also Known As:
- Petousis Apartments Heraklion
- Petousis Apartments Crete/Heraklion