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Review of Villa Danae Crete

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27 reviews
Welcome to Villa Danae Crete
Have a dip, cool down
Dine indoors
Anyone for souvlaki ?
Relax indoors
or outdoors
There's so much choice!
Which bedroom would you like? There are 5
One for the kids - or put them together if you want to get closer
Fully fitted kitchen
Don't like steps? We have ramps
A little 'us' time
Ground floor ensuite bathroom
Sun cream please
I can see the sea!
Have a cold drink or a coffee and watch the world go by - Cafe Olympio is right on the beach
Baklava or cream cakes from the patisserie - mmmmmm!
Visit the harbour for the day's catch
Watch the stars
Muuuum! Dad says we can go to Villa Danae Crete!
Did we mention the heated pool and sea view?
It's just a phone call away - Call Kay or Steve 0845 652 1582 or 07833 931154
Overview
Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Makry-Gialos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2014
Many thanks for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Tell your friends about us!
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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jun 2014
Many thanks for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Reviewed 11 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Apr 2014
Thank you for your great review. We're so pleased you had a lovely holiday with your family
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caroline...
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Couldn't ask for more!”
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Overall a fantastic trip. Home from home in terms of the villa, we really couldnt ask for more! Totally private, sights, sounds and smells just as it should be! Every tiny detail had been thought of, thank you Steve.

The village is lovely, very traditional and pretty unspoilt, friendly locals, pretty beaches, shops, bakeries etc. Cheaper in the next village for groceries though. Just follow the road towards Lerapetra. The Lidl in Lerapetra is good for basics but don't expect Asda!

Weather was just nice, around 25 most days, had a few cloudy days and had to resort to inside. It does get VERY windy, there were quite a few days when we woke up to furniture in the pool!

Plenty of DVDs for kids to watch and books for us to read. Wifi is a bonus if the weather is poor.

Keep the cover on the pool when not in use to keep it nice and warm!

Downsides to the trip, and I want to highlight this is no fault of Steves at all and not a nagative on the Villa experience itself, was the absolutely terrible single track dirt 'road' leading up to the villa itself. We had read that it was rough but in my opinion (I was the driver) it was dangerously rough and I was surprised with just how bad. Made me quite nervous the first few times in the day time with 3 children and my wife in the car, so at night it was even worse, not for the faint hearted! Some of the other villas around it (there were 5 in total I think) were incomplete, so I assume that it was because the resort itself was not finished, but there didnt seem to be any work going on around any of it, including the unfinished block of apartments.

Pool servicing was quite random, they would often appear at midday just was we were having lunch or the kids were playing but I think Steve has brought this to the attention of the resort manager Anja who was brilliant - although we didnt have ANY issues at all.

Driving in Crete - be prepared, when people drive up your back end and flash, they want you to pull towards the side and let them pass. It wasnt uncommon for people to drive ridiculously dangerously, especially on the 'motorway'.

Heraklion Airport - one tip, take a packed lunch and eat before you go through security!

All in all, I would recommend. Just hire a 4x4!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Nov 2013
So pleased you had a great holiday. Thanks for your feedback. Pool maintenance routine has been addressed. Petra Bay and Dragon's Cave are good, and there are loads of others. Just ask Anja for recommendations. Hope to see you again sometime.
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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: relaxed atmosphere & facilities
Liked least: quite windy at times
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
16 Nov 2013
Thank you. So pleased you had a great holiday
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: Location, atmosphere, spaciousness, facilities, weather! Everything!
Liked least: The two rainy days!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jun 2013
We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return again one day
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charlene...
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic modern spacious villa in a quiet and peaceful area”
Reviewed 14 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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The holiday was amazing, there were 6 of us staying at Villa Danae. It was very spacious and homely. Modern furniture inside and out. Lovely sofas to laze on in the sun by the pool. Location is very secluded, quiet and peaceful. Picturesque views all around. Definitely need to hire a car because amenities are a good distance away and the villa is located up a hilly dirt track.

Locals are very friendly. Cretans do everything at a leisurely pace, laid back atmosphere. I would recommend to others to eat at Petra Bay (best service we experienced) and Dragon's Cave.

Give the local water sports a go, they are incredible. The jet ski's and sofa 'crazy ufo' are so fun! Reasonably priced too.

The weather was great. No clouds in the sky and sunshine all day 30 degrees+. Had some gusty windy days though, so watch out as the wind can be strong (one of the metal sun lounges managed to be pushed along by the wind!). Having said that though, some days we welcomed the wind, the sun is so strong and hot you need that break to cool you down!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The villa is beautiful and set in a perfect place away from it all
Liked least: The gusts of wind!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
7 Nov 2013
Thank you. So pleased you had a great holiday
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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