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Samonas Traditional Villas
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

My partner & I stayed in #3 for 10 nights at the end of September and to be honest there’s not a lot I can say that hasn’t already been said. I can see Samonas may not suit everyone as it’s not in walking distance to everything but we loved it. Konstantinos was a wonderful host and has really thought through everything from the toiletries provided… toothbrushes, slippers, sponges, shampoo and lots more, to washing-up liquid & tea towels in the kitchen. He helped us when we had a problem with the hire car and let us stay well past check-out time on our last day at no charge. Would we go back? In a heartbeat.
Photos to follow when the hire car company returns my camera!

Room Tip: #3 is the only one where cases don't have to be lugged up steps but the bedroom (net type curtai...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Konstantinos G, Owner at Samonas Traditional Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thousand thanks for your kind review.

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Very nice houses, each with varied and nicely furnished and fully equipped. Konstantinos best hosts, helpful and attentive. Recommended breakfast, Eva makes every day different breakfeast form local ingredients. Although the beach about 15-20 miles, you want to book here, because of perfect peace and quiet surrounds. Konstantinos worth listening to is the selection of tavernas and the beach.

Room Tip: My favourite is the Faskomilia. It's got own roof terrace.Ask breakfast.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Konstantinos G, Owner at Samonas Traditional Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Many many many thanks. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

So this was our fourth visit to Samonas, and as projected, we stayed over a week this time. It just keeps calling us back! Konstantinos is so helpful with everything and we really feel at home there now. Even the drive up the windy road just seems like part of the fun. We got to meet the other nice folks staying there at a barbeque hosted by Konstantinos. The food was all excellent, traditional Cretan food. He even prepared a special dessert - orange pie, that he had tracked down the recipe to from the local taverna where we had eaten it earlier in the week. He just goes the extra mile to please his guests. It's just such a great getaway - I'm sure there will be a fifth visit soon!

Room Tip: Check out the photos, but they are all excellent, with great verandas to relax and watch the mountai...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Konstantinos G, Owner at Samonas Traditional Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

You are a six star guest too. Many thanks

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

A beautiful oasis of calm away from the "all-inclusive" hotels near the beach. The place is tranquil and both the scenery and the villas are beautiful. The villas themselves contain everything a traveller or a holiday maker may desire and are specious, beautifully decorated and rustic. The breakfast is delicious and the owner, Konstantinos, does everything in his power to make the stay enjoyable and memorable. We have been in Samonas for 7 nights with our 2 little kids and they enjoyed the villas and the pool immensely. Chania and excellent beaches are not far away and most villages in the vicinity are worth a visit. Only cons are the winding road up the hill which have seen better days and is narrow in places. Another con is that the stairs inside the villas (at least in #3 where we stayed) have no railings so you have to look out for the kids. This is nitpicking though as Samonas is truly the place to stay if you are considering a vacation in western Crete. Highly recommended!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This aparthotel is a true little paradise on earth, shaped by its kind and generous owner Konstantinos Giannoulakis. The rooms and buildings have very many interesting traditional details. Here you can enjoy all the luxury you are used to (and more), in a romantic setting you have never seen before. Simply stunning. Everything positive that has been written in earlier reviews about this idyllic place is true. This hotel is wonderful : 6 stars out of 5.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed here for two nights as we were looking for somewhere to chill out after a couple of days in Rethymnon.
The rooms and facilities are exactly as described on their website and the owner was extremely pleasant and helpful
Previous reviews of this hotel have said it all, this is a fantastic facility in a beautiful rural location.
As it is a rural location you should be prepared for the rural sounds, Roosters, Sheep and dogs etc. but these do not detract from overall quality of this hotel

Room Tip: The last 4 km of road is a little narrow and twisty but there is hardly any traffic so it should not...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

It is a fantastic place, back to nature. Everything is great. Lovely and friendly people ,peaceful

and very beautiful in springtime. The host is great ! The villa is superb and perfect
You feel .at home from the first day. We did a lot of walking and enjoy very much real nature.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Samonas Traditional Villas

Address: Samonas Apokoronas, Samonas, Apokoronas, Crete 730 03, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Samonas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Samonas
Price Range: £102 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Samonas Traditional Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The traditional settlement of Samonas is a complete renovated neighbourhood in the village of Samonas, in the district of Apokoronas Crete, at an altitude of 400 m and at a distance of 25 km from Chania. All our dwellings are two-storey (maisonettes) with unlimited view to the mountains, valley and the sea. They are exclusively built in stone and wood to match their surroundings. Each is built at a different level due to the ground's steep slope, with common courtyards as well as independent verandas or balconies and quiet corners. They are decorated with many small folklore objects and antiques. All incorporate the same comforts and luxury, although they differ in size and layout.Here you will experience unique moments of relaxation and complete tranquillity in an authentically traditional area, without missing any of the comforts of the modern way of living, which we have quietly incorporated in all our dwellings. ... more   less 
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