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“Friendly, stress free & enjoyable” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Villas
Ranked #7 of 28 Hersonissos B&B and Inns
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly, stress free & enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2009

From the moment we arrived we were made welcome, it was late evening but Freddy (the manager) insisted on cooking us a meal. The villa was clean & spacious & the private pool was cleaned daily. The owners & mangement treated us more as friends than guests & Maria delighted in putting plenty of Cretan dishes in front of us, teaching us some Greek in the process. Nothing was too much trouble, ask & it was done. Hire acar & explore the island, it's beautiful & everyone is friendly. Thanks Freddy, Maria &
Jannis for making our stay so enjoyable.
Golden Villas is better than the photos, especially when the rock behind the hotel is floodlit at night. It is quiet &relaxed but close to town with its nightlife & there are good tavernas nearby but please try the grill at the hotel & enjoy Freddies hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2009

I only had two days in this marvellous place and wished that I could have made it a bit longer. The family atmosphere and helpfulness and kindness of all the staff couldn't have made me feel more at home. The villa itself was clean, spacious and bright with fabulous views over the bay of Hersonissos and the private pool in front of the villa was clean and inviting and actually warm! Maria's cooking is fabulous and for anyone who enjoys trying different kinds of cake - you are in for a real treat. Freddy who looks after reception and the bar and helps out in the restaurant treats every guest as someone really special as do all the family and you really couldn't find anywhere better for your holidays. A car would be a good idea, although Hersonissos is within walking distance or is a very short taxi ride away. I'll certainly be back for a longer stay!

Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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1 Thank Tartus
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Bacau,Romania
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2009

What a delightful holiday! I stayed for 7 nights at Golden Villas(Hersonissos) during May 2008 and I had a great time there. The maisonette  with shared pool( for two maisonette),wich I booked,was incredible comfortable and quiet. The place is beautiful,more beautiful than I saw on  "Internet", where I discovered it. Go to Golden Villas and you will be subjugate by its excelent location and charming simplicity! Everything was O. K.-the rooms were clean and all the needed appliances were there(fridge,plates...). By the way... you will need a car-the complex is outside of Hersonissos- and this also gives you, lots of opportunities to visit Crete inland, what is 'a must'.Overall,great place to stay,good price and ideal location!

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Tucu89
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ireland
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2008

stayed two weeks at villas very enjoyable 4 star views amazing built on quite a slope but we found it no real task and we are in our fifties but young at heart if you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday book now believe me its great some reviews i have read complained about breakfast i wonder what they get at home so much to see and do in crete you will not be disappointed look at the photos what you see is what you get stephanos (renia looklike) what a lovely person will certainly look after you thanks again see you again soon from your irish friends

Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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england
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2008

Had a pleasant stay at the Golden Villas.

Location
You need a car!
Found lovely village koutaloufari 5 mins away by car and ate there most evenings it was really nice.

Villas
clean, basic, very nice. Got everything eg hairdryer, kettle, toaster
maid service - daily around noon time.
bit strange about the sheets though, she put a folded sheet (sometimes yours sometimes clean) everyday on the bed, so you make it yourself. Oh and we didnt get hot water in a morning for 3 days only on the evening. its all solar powered. no back up system.
Tv - one channel occasionally had english film or programme usually 7 - 9pm

Private Pool - Freezing
husband went in once because i dared him, it was too cold for me though, oh and there not exactly private as all pools joined on to each other. but very nice all the same.
Hill - very tiring, try and get on the first level.
Staff - friendly

on the whole we enjoyed the hol, it was a peaceful retreat.
shame it rained for first couple days though.

  • Liked — Peacefulness and privacy of pool when next doors weren't in.
  • Disliked — pool / patio not that private, the hill, location
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank augustsummergirl
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wales
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2008

Really enjoyed our stay at these apartments, the staff are so friendly and helpful, They could not do enough for you, Nikkos really handy for great tips for places to go and places to eat. Apartment are very spacious and virtually noone uses the pool so very relaxed around the bar and pool area. Restaurant serves great home cooked food. Also close to Koutouloufari which is a great place to eat and is very pretty typical greek town. Would defnitely go back. The hotel is set out of town and is about 15 - 20 mins. walk so a car is recommended. A great place for couples looking for a relaxing greek holiday, not a place for those wantng to be in the middle of a lively all action place.

  • Liked — large spacious apartments
  • Disliked — just a little isloated, but maybe this is what you want.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank gazbWales
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England
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2008

We have just returned from Golden Villas, Hersonissos. What a great place. We had an apartment and were a little worried when we read the reviews and most had said get a villa not an apartment. We had no need to be worried they were great. We had two good size rooms one with a kitchenette, complete with oven and hotplates, kettle, coffee maker, fridge and a toaster. The rooms were clean and sheets were changed on a regular basis. Breakfast was OK, with fruits/cake/fresh bread and sliced bread. There was also omelettes, bacon, sausages (hot dog) and beans. The only problem with the cooked breakfast items was that most mornings they were only luke warm and the beans were cold.
We loved the pool and because were in the apartments we had the pool to ourselves most of the time.
The villas and apartments are a good 10 minute walk from the main road but we cut across the wasteground in front of the villas and that took less time.
You could walk into Stalis in about 20/25 minutes but not to be recommended in the day (Its hot!!!!). Or you could catch a bus from outside Nana Beach Hotel and it cost just over 5 euros for 4 people.
The beaches in hersonissos are very rocky, so we found the best beaches are in Stalis.
We had a few good meals in The Tarentella Taverna which was a 20 minute walk towards hersonissos.
The meals in the restaurant at the villas wasn't too bad - a little bit too much salt though. The bottled drinks can be expensive but it is not too bad if they have draught on.
The staff there are all brilliant and very welcoming and the Greek night was really good with great food and was reasonably priced.
Overall we had a fantastic time, we went with friends who stayed in one of the villas as there was only one apartment available when we arrived and they equally had a great time. We would definately go back and a good time was had by all.

  • Liked — All of it
  • Disliked — A good walk away from places - not recommended for those who don't like walking
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank shortheath
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Property: Golden Villas
Address: Drapanos Hill, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Golden Villas Hotel Chersonisos
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Golden Villas Crete, Greece

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