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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Plaka, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Keith D
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exceeded all expectations!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The view alone was worth it all! The owners were most accommodating and made sure we had everything needed to truly appreciate this immaculate villa. Our two young children enjoyed the play set, running around the property and of course the beautiful pool. If we never left the villa our vacation would have been wonderful. Nonetheless, the village (Plaka) was only 1 kilometer away and has some greater places for dinner. The beach was only an 8 minute drive and has great places for lunch and dinner that are right on the water. Villa Daedalos is truly paradise found in Crete!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Pool was a bit chilly
Travelling group: Young Children
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themoores...
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Private luxury villa with stunning outlook”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We spent as week of total relaxation at this fabulous very private villa. A short walk able distance from the village square of Plaka where there is a small shop, cafe's and tavernas. You will need a car unless you are content not to leave the villa or the village - which is possible as the villa is beautiful, well appointed and has a stunning outlook from its perch on the top of a hill overlooking Almairida. Cannot recommend this Villa enough - it is the best we have ever stayed in in this price bracket. The Bolarakis family were lovely and saw to all out needs.

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Liked best: Location Location Location and the villa was stunning with a great infinity pool
Liked least: Local town was a little touristy
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ortenzio
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely perfect!”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
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I hardly know where to begin to write about how much we enjoyed staying at Villa Daedalos! First of all, the Bolarakis family, who own the villa, could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The villa itself was in a spectacular location which offered complete privacy and wonderful views in all directions. The outdoor gardens were absolutely stunning along with the rest of the outdoor facilities. The villa itself was well-appointed and had everything one needed. We were especially pleased that the Wi-Fi connection worked flawlessly along with everything else in the villa. We were also impressed with how comfortable the beds were. We have stayed in other very nice villas in the Almirida/Plaka area, but Villa Daedalos is the one to which we hope to return time and again.

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Liked best: The gardens and outdoor facilities
Liked least: We had no complaints. We loved everything!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Dermot C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“worth it for the view alone”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

I spent a wonderful week at the villa with my extended family at the end of the season. Our party included kids, teenagers and retirees and had something for everyone. Granma and grandad loved the garden and the local villages and the kids young and old, loved the pool and the local beach - we all had a ball. The villa and its grounds are of a very high quality, the service was excellent and the welcome warm. The local village was lovely. We discovered its charms far too late in the week, having gone further afield first and the local beach had everything the kids needed. We came away very relaxed.

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Liked best: The view over the bay
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Arne Klug...
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The place to stay in Crete!”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Staying with friends for a week early October. Never experienced anything like it. The villa is situated perfectly when it comes to; distance from airport, view, proximity to old village with tevernas and freshly baked bread and other necessities and so on. Did I mention the view? Gives you the ultimate feeling of “top of world”, especially at night with all the lights below! We also enjoyed the lay-out of the various verandas and terraces. After barbeque on a fabulous grill, find some wood and enjoy the fire! What is commented in other reviews about the high quality of the villa itself is true. 1st class. We would also like to thank the owners for excellent and friendly service. PS! There is a twin villa next to this one, and we seriously consider to invite enough friends to fill both villas,- this is an experience worth searing!
Just one more thing; the neighbors has some angry looking dogs, heavily barking when walking by, but not dangerous. Tip: Keep the gate closed.

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Liked best: Location!
Travelling group: Friends
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Laird1234
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Week in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My wife and I spent a lovely week in Plaka, Crete in September. The villa was outstanding. It was of an extremely high standard and catered for our every need. We were on our own but it is set up perfectly for families. The grounds were superb with a lovely pool and lots of seating areas to enable you to make the most of the weather all day long. The views were amazing and the whole place was a haven of peace.

We ate out most nights but please do take advantage of the large bbq area.

One little minor point is that we would have liked to have walked down into Plaka one night but felt that the villa was just a bit too far and too steep a road to walk back up from the Square.

All in all we would go back in a minute.

P.S. The Bolarakis family were lovely.

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Liked best: The villa
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Peter S
Zuidhorn, Groningen, Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A place with a great view”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We spend a great week with our family. The house itself is well equipped, everything is there. Tiles and bathrobes are switched during the week.
The site of the house is like described in the other review. The house provides maximum privacy.
The owner is very friendly and cooperative.

The only comment we could give is the pretty small size of the pool and the fact that the water is pretty cold in the early and late season. Because of an overflow system a lot of water gets lost when jumping in. Therefore fresh water is supplied, so this doesn't give the water a change to warm up.

But this is a house you should definitely rent !

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Liked best: The garden and view
Liked least: The cold water in the pool :-)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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