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“Excellent Accommodation - a cut above !”
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Villa Sonia
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Scotland
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138 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent Accommodation - a cut above !”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have just returned from 2 weeks holiday at Villa Sonia (family staying in 4 different apartments) - it was our first time staying here and will not be our last. These apartments are of an excellent spec, the bathrooms would not be out of place in a top class hotel. The staff / owners could not be more helpful or friendly whilst professional throughout. The photos on their website are exact, the cleanliness was second to none and the location was very good - just off the main strip. Wifi is situated on each floor and available in all apartments, everything is provided in the kitchen including kettle, coffee maker. Also, aircon and in-room safe included in price which is a bonus as well as lift to all floors.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Sonia L, Owner at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear ModernMillie11,

thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again next year, where the 2nd phase of our renovation will have been completed.

Yours sincerely
Sonia
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Perfect location on the beach and close to restaurants. Beautiful views from the large balcony.
The one small bathroom + toilet for 4 adults was a challenge. The flush mechanism was difficult to operate. Would also have preferred an electric kettle instead of the slow (and not Eco friendly) stove one.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Sonia L, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Dear Barbara,

thank you for sending us yor feedback. Any suggestions are always welcome to help us improve :)

Hopefully the things that you have mentioned in your review are easily improved, as this year we will renovate all of our bathroomns + toilets and also replacing all filters of taps with flow reducers for saving water and of course we will change everything we can so that we can be more eco friendly.

At the moment the production of hot water is made through the use of solar thermal panels,
80% of our light bulbs are energy saving ones and guests’ towels change made only "on request" every two nights.

The beautiful sea view from the balcony were you can see both the sun rise and the sun set will always be there to welcome you again.

Yours sincerely
Sonia
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Beersheba, Israel
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

A great place, just in front of the beach. You can start every morning with a deep dive into the amazing beach, come back to the room and have a great moment with the coffee and your book.

Sonia was very kind and answered for all the questions we had with a big smile.
the Room was clean and the sound of the waves all day long + night was just perfect.

The kitchen is well equipped and there's even a bottle opener to enjoy the Beers and Wine you can purchase in the cheap supermarket of the city.

The only con is the lack of the swimming pool, but in such a price and location there are no complains.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sonia L, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear zivzaltz,

thank you,thank you,thank you!!!
We really hope to see you again next year in our renovated apartments.
Unfortunately there isn't something we can do about the swimming pool, but fortunately just in front of the apartments we will always have a huge pool, the sea :))

We wish you a wonderful winter!
Sonia
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We spent 2,5 weeks in the superior Apartment at Villa Sonia and had a wonderful time. The Apartment is perfectly situated on the beachfront with a beautiful seaview and a large terrasse to spend morning and afternoons/evenings at. Beach and restaurants are all at hand just outside Your door and can't be better. The Hospitality and service from the owner, Sonia, and all the People around are just Perfect and so Nice. The Apartment has all what you need - aircondition, free wi-fi, safe deposit Box and cleaning etc.was just Perfect. All in all , the percect Place for a Perfect holyday - thank you Sonia, we'll be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Sonia L, Ιδιοκτήτης at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Dear Per,
your kind words are a big reward to us.
We are verry happy that you had such a nice stay with us.
Holidays are very important and we try are best so that our quests can really enjoy them and relax.
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Sonia
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Our appartment was really nice and spaceous. Tidy and bright interior makes you feel at home. A seaview terrace is perfect for a morning cup of coffee and an eveninig glass of wine. This hotel is good value for money, so I wouldn't hesitate choosing it again if going to Hersonisos.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sonia L, Owner at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 3 July 2013
Dear Liudvikas_S,

i am very happy you had such a good time and that we fulfilled your expectations :)
We hope to have the chance to see you in our apartments again.

With our best wishes
Sonia
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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

This hotel has a great sea view and arrangement with an other provider offering a fantastic outdoor Greek breakfast on the beach 50m from the hotel. The owner Sonia is very hospitable and service oriented and I could well imagine returning with my family for vacation.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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3 Thank emansson
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Sonia L, Manager at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Dear Erik,
thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Sonia. We will be more than happy to see you again in our apartments on a business trip or with your family :)
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Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

Nice spaceous appartment, lovely seaview balcony, nearby lots of shops, restaurants but not troubled by it. Quiet location, nice owners that always make you feel very welcome. À place to visit again. We dream about our next stay!

  • Stayed October 2012
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1 Thank HarryWil
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Sonia L, Manager at Villa Sonia, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Dear Harry,
thank you so much for your kind words. It is always a pleasure for us to see you in our apartments and it is a great reward for us to see that our effort to make sure that you have a pleasant stay is recognized :)
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Property: Villa Sonia
Address: 18 Navarchou Nearchou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Sonia 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Villa Sonia you can enjoy your breakfast on your private balcony with the spectacular view of the Cretan Sea or relax in the night time by sleeping with the sound of the waves.Villa Sonia is just two minutes away from the town center but on a quiet spot of Hersonissos and only 5 minutes away from the conference center.Free wi-fi is available in all the rooms.The beach is in front of the apartments where you can swim, do snorkeling and all kinds of water sports or take a nap under the warm sun.By combining high quality with a comfortable family atmosphere and we can guarantee a pleasant accommodation during your holidays. ... more   less 
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