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“Good quality accomodation in excellent resort”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Makry-Gialos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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Bucketand...
Marple, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good quality accomodation in excellent resort”
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Grapevines is a small complex of 20 properties arranged around a generous sized pool and grounds. The whole complex is looked after by Rosemary and Nico who are superb, the pool and grounds are kept immaculate and Rosemary is on hand to help with anything you may need. Makrygialos is a lovely little resort, beaches excellent, good food in local tavernas, adequate shops, and the village people are very welcoming.
Each unit is pretty much identical but independently owned. Grapevines 10 is extremely well equipped and was presented to us in a very clean condition with a few items left in the fridge as a welcome pack. Also there was an extensive amount of information about the house and the area, and anything else you wanted to know you only had to ask Rosemary.
The booking process was good, the owners are very helpful and respond to requests quickly. They recommended Car Motorplan for car hire and they were extremely good and inexpensive.
The only downside about number 10 is its proximity to the road through the village. The ensuite bedroom is only metres from the road and we found this room so noisy we could not sleep in it. Also the TV and DVD player was not working, no great problem for us, but the washing machine was a great asset.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The resort, the pool and grounds
Liked least: The road noise
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Jan 2016
Thank you for your comments. I am assured by Rosemary that the TV and DVD are in working order, in fact the DVD was new last year.
We were very suprised by your comments regarding the traffic noise as we have not had any other negative comments regarding traffic noise from any other guests since we began offering our Villa for rental. We hope this did not effect your holiday experience and wish you well in the future.
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KathrynD6...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Cretian gem”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We have just returned from a marvellous 3 week holiday at no.10 Grapevines. The accommodation is superb, by far the best we have ever had. Jules and Robbie really have provided a home from home feeling in the house. There are stacks of dvd's and a great range of cd's which we thoroughly enjoyed browsing through. The kitchen is extremely well equipped. Looking in all the drawers we found little things like torches/matches/candles etc. You really do not need to buy anything.
Rosemary is an excellent site manager who does everything she can to make your stay enjoyable.
The swimming pool is spot on and well maintained and there are plenty of beds and parasols for shade if you need them.
A short walk from the house are the beautiful beaches. Even at peak season they were almost empty. We enjoyed swimming and snorkelling in the bays in and around
Makry-gialos.
Eating out was fantastic, the food was delicious in every Taverna we visited. The harbour was very pretty at night with plenty of choices for eating.
Car hire is easy and everyone knows Rosemary so if there was a problem she would sort it out.
We had such a relaxing time we have booked to return next year for 3 weeks!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Sitting on the balcony, taking in the views
Liked least: The pillows were hard.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
26 Aug 2015
Many thanks for your review, really glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the house.Look forward to having you back again next year.
All the best
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Dev0nLas
Devon
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed for two weeks in the villa and it was fantastic we loved every minute! In fact we can’t wait to return. The 4 balconies/terrace around the villa were just perfect, you could always find sun on one of them. We enjoyed moving around them all during the day, getting different views, it was lovely having breakfast in the morning on the front balcony looking over the pool, then lunch on the back balcony with views out to the sea, it was great! The villa itself had everything you could need for your holiday, if you are self catering the kitchen is well equipped, the washing machine is very useful as well! The villa is in a perfect location for all the amenities of Makry-Gialos, supermarkets, shops, restaurants and beach, just brilliant! We loved trying all the different restaurants, they were all fantastic and very reasonably priced and all so close to the villa, the closest restaurant is within a minutes walk! The villa is very spacious, light and airy, great having the docking station, dvd player and stereo, along with the music and dvd library on hand! The onsite manager Rosemary was very helpful and answered any questions we had and gave us recommendations of where to visit. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in Crete. We will definitely be returning!
Thanks

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Many thanks for your comments. We do try to have the house as a home away from home and I am glad you had a great time. Look forward to seeing you back again. l
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PLangley
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent complex”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed at Grapevines in July. The complex is ideal for young families and is within walking distances of a number of beaches. Number 10 Grapevines is well presented and maintained and has the luxury of slightly more privacy than some of the other villas. It also has views of both the sea and mountains. Makrigialos itself is a wonderful village. It has a fantastic selection of Tavernas and low key bars - we ate every evening and never had a bad meal. I really would recommend Grapevines and Makriagialos for a family holiday

Date of stay: July 2014
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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Aug 2014
Thank you for your comments about the house, the complex and the area.
So glad you enjoyed your stay, it really is such a wonderful place to chill out and relax.
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Yvette S
Bakewell, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect relaxing holiday”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We were highly delighted with the villa in every respect. There are great balconies to sit out on as well as a sun terrance. Robbie the owner was very helpful when we booked giving us lots of advice and information. He put us in touch with Rosemary who manages the complex and she kindly arranged car hire for us. The complex is well managed and beautifully maintained and Rosemary is very helpful and always on hand if needed. There are tavernas and shops within a few minutes walk of the Grapevines which is very convenient. We would not hesitate in returning Makrigiolas and staying in this villa again.

Date of stay: September 2013
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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cazanchri...
Mountsorrel, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Perfect & Relaxing”
Reviewed 6 June 2012 for a stay in September 2011
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We stayed here last year, but for some reason had trouble posting a review at the time. 9 months later and we still remember it as a beautiful and relaxing break, is there anything better to sit out on your balcony on a morning with a coffee watching the sun rise over the mountains, or to sit on another balcony with a glass of wine to watch the sun set on an evening. With a great corner spot there is no shortage of balcony space.

The villa is in a superb location with easy access to restaurants and shops. It had everything we needed and more. A great bonus was unlimited internet access for only 10 euro for the week and an unexpected mid week change of towels and linen.
The pool and surrounding areas are kept immaculate at all times with plenty of space to enjoy the sun. The pool is a great size to be shared by such a small amount of villas.
No hesitation in recommending.

Date of stay: September 2011
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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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RB2368
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous and relaxing family holiday!”
Reviewed 19 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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This Easter, rather than travelling to see relatives, we decided to go away and enjoy some mediterranean culture... Being early Easter and still a week away from the Orthodox Easter, we had the place all for ourselves. The weather was fabulous and warm enough to spend days on the beach and Robbie and Rosemary made us feel at home at Grapevines.
The place is well equipped with also games and films to entertain young children and Rosemary, the site manager, was always nearby to solve any issue or answer any question (thank you!!).
The only advice I would give is, if you plan to also spend some time sightseeing archeological sites, then you are in the wrong side of the island! The west part would be better to avoid spending too many hours in the car
But if you are just after some family time and beach life, then Grapevines is just what you are looking for. :-)

Date of stay: April 2012
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Liked best: The house was very comfortable and made the stay super easy
Liked least: The front room facing the main road and the kids room being too close to the front door (albeit this was just parents' apprehension as we did not have any safety issue while staying there)
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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