Firstly, I must say that this hotel (Vasia Village) is NOT to be confused with the Vasia Beach hotel! Both hotels are owned by the same chain, and you CAN use the Spa & Gym facilities at the other hotel (which is a 5 min walk away).
If you have booked all-inclusive, then you can also have 1 meal at either the Italian or Greek restaurant in the other hotel (be aware you do need to pre-book!) I would highly recommend that you do this - we tried to book the Greek restaurant, but were told this was fully booked & that they had booked us into the Italian instead. We were disappointed to miss out on the Greek restaurant, but we soon found the Italian restaurant to be outstanding.
The hotel / resort is quite a way from the airport & we were the last drop-off. After seeing so many other hotels on the ride from the airport, we were initially worried when we arrived because the front of the hotel is quite small / plain & does not do the rest of the complex justice.
We need not have worried though. Our room was a spotless apartment style room split over 2 levels with its own balcony & sea-view. There was a bath & shower in the room, along with a fridge & air-conditioning.
The location of the hotel is outstanding. It is right next to the sea (there is no beach, just rocks), and there is a bar open in the evenings which is great for watching the spectacular sunsets from.
The food was excellent, with plenty of choice available at every meal. The food choice also varied daily.
There were plenty of drinks available, but the only branded spirit was Martini. The cocktails & the beer were both OK.
All of the staff were very friendly, and were happy to go out of their way to ensure you had a good stay.
There was free wi-fi available, but it was very hit & miss whether you got a connection or not. The receptionist advised that this was because of the number of people trying to connect. His advise was to keep trying!, and to be fair to him we did eventually get a connection.
We had a very enjoyable, relaxing break at this hotel & we are already planning to return next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- smartline Vasia Village is a calm All Inclusive hotel designed in a traditional village style surrounded by olive trees. The hotel is situated on northeastern part of Crete, above a small, rocky cove. From here, you can enjoy an astonishing view of the Mediterranean Sea and the majestic Lasithi Plateau. Bouffos Beach is just 1,200 meters away from the hotel, and is easiest reached by using the hotel's free shuttle bus service. The spacious outdoor area of smartline Vasia Village features two swimming pools, including a kids' pool, as well as a small water park with four waterslides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Smartline Vasia Village Sissi, Crete