We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Idyllic and friendly”
Review of Bellevue Village

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Bellevue Village
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Agia Pelagia
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Idyllic and friendly”
Reviewed 14 August 2012

This is a great place to experience the joys of Crete on a budget, but in a way that feels a touch genteel. We (myself and my teenage twins) found our apartment unfussy, clean and spacious. The air conditioning is essential for those of a more northerly persuasion, but worked fine, with the small caveat that the cooler air didn't really reach the dining area (where one of us was sleeping) . The balcony provided a great way to end the day, with a drink and a marvellous view across Agia Pelagia, the coastal hillside and the sea. Swimming in the hotel pool, and in the warm sea at Ligaria Beach below, was also a great pleasure. We took our evening meals in the beachfront tavernas in Agia Pelagia, but it was nice to have kitchen facilities in the apartment too, for snacky stuff. The owners were extremely friendly throughout, and helped us considerably with shrewd tips on places to visit and things to do. The hotel is just large enough to give you an eclectic quorum of fellow holidaymakers to meet, yet also small enough to provide a simultaneous feeling of relaxation and privacy. We'd strongly recommend hiring a car, for local trips as well as exploring the rest of the island. The main roads are good, but it's worth adapting to the local custom of straddling the hard shoulder on the national highway to let the (otherwise laid back !) Cretan population speed by. We'd need to return to Crete to finish the job of exploring the resorts, antiquities and mountain scenery. If and when we do, we'd have no hesitation in returning to Villa Bellevue.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Doolittle_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

86 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    48
    25
    6
    5
    2
See reviews for
16
59
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Just returned from Crete the magic island with the beautiful beaches and the wonderful views around it.

We would have liked to explore the whole island but in a 10 day holiday it is very difficult.

We stayed in Bellevue situated in the centre of Crete near the village of Agia pelagia, and above the small, but super beach of Ligaria

The owners of bellevue are very friendly people always there to give info and advice about everything that can make your holidays easier, and not expensive and the hotel is perfect for relaxation, it is simple ,but it has everything you need ,especially a big swimming pool.

The views are fantastic you can see two beaches and also the island of Dia ,7 miles west of Agia Pelagia

We had a small car and that help us a lot to go around the island.

After the end of each day we had three options to eat in the apartment, or to go down town to Agia Pelagia or Ligaria beach to have our dinner in one of the tradional taverns that were there,or to eat something at the small tavern in bellevue with the view of the island of Dia and the Ligaria beach.

But the good part ,was after our meal, was to go to our balcony in bellevue and enjoy the view and peace away from the noise and to have our cocktail before going to bed, to fill up our batteries for the next day .

We will in future , return to bellevue the next time we visit Crete, I don’t know when but for sure we will

Room Tip: room 223 or 224 and 218 is super for couples
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank nina l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arundel, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2011

If your looking for a 5 star resort with all the trimmings, then don't stay here. But if like me your looking for simple Greek hospitality in an amazing location with the most amazing views then this is for you. The apartments are basic but clean and very spacious, clean linen was provided every other day and there was piping hot water morning and night. The veranda wrapped itself right round the apartment so i was never without a spot in the sun, and i had the most wonderful sea views.
The owners and their son were a complete delight always happy to advise me on places to go and makingy stay that extra bit special. There is a small restaurant and bar at the hotel and the breakfast is excellent, fresh rolls, preserves, ham, cheese, Greek yogurt with fruit and honey all rounded off with a lovely cup of fresh coffee.
I had a the most delicious home cooked Mousakka one evening which was was washed down with a nice glass of wine.
Your own transport is a necessity at this hotel due to It's location, it stands on a hill above the main resort and the track from the main road leading to the hotel is quite a distance. I chose to hire a scooter as I was on my own which was perfect, however the hotel can arrange hire cars for you which is very convenient. The hotel has the most wonderful pool which is large and has the fantastic views and is cleaned every day. When I was there in September I had the pool to myself every afternoon, unlike many resorts where I've been fighting to get a sunlounger! From the pool there are steps leading to the road which takes you to one of the several beaches, it is steep but worth the effort. The main resort Is a 5 min drive away and has all the bars, shops, taverns and amenities you could wish for.
If your looking for a quiet relaxing holiday away from the hassle and bussle of the main resort then Villa Belle Vue is perfect, I found I was able to completely unwind and relax in warm friendly surroundings, so much so I have booked 2 holidays there next year, I've found my little piece of heaven and I'm sticking to it!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank fipps42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

Villa Bellevue can be reached via a very steep little road. The view is fantastic, but the (walk) way to the beach is tricky and you'll be tired. 1000 m climbing by foot or again the steep little road by car. The appartments are rather big, but a bit outdated. So is the swimming pool.
Friendly staff, but the whole situation is not what we expected from the reviews.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank gurt65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2011

We arrived at Villa Bellevue rather late in the evening and were warmly welcomed.
We enquired as to dining options (in the area) and were informed that our options we virtually nil.
We expected to retire on stale biscuits (from the bottom of our backpacks) and water - well there might have been a bottle of something else stashed away. What we did get, though, was a generous serving of sandwiches, fresh fruit and an apology as to that was all they had at the moment. Priceless.
As previous posters have mentioned, if you don't have a motor vehicle, you may find yourself somewhat stranded. We would of struggled, considering the time we arrived. It's a fair hike, down, to Agia Pelagia and if your fortunate enough to visit Zorbas Restaurant, on the waterfront and expeience the hospitality, it's even a more challenging hike up.
All in all, a wonderful stay and wonderful old fashion hospitality.
Thank you

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank m_m2500
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2011

We took a shortbreak to Crete in November.We were lucky with the weather and also the tourist season was justfinishing,so we enjoyed it better and it was much quieter as most of the tourists had left.We stayed at viila Bellevue ,because the price was reasonable and the reviews in trip advisor were ok ,not perfect, but for the place we were looking for and the price Bellevue was an ideal place in the centre ofCrete and suitable for us to explore the island- west-east-north and southand that helped us, not to have to drive around so many hours.Bellevue is a simple small hotel, almost all the rooms have a sea view,they are simply decorated but big enough room to move around and also the bathrooms are big.The complex is built in an area with a lot of olive trees, each buildinghas two or four rooms.The family that owns Bellevue are very friendly and helpful.The time we visit the island of Crete the family was collecting the olives from the olive trees. The complex has about 100 olive trees around, it was very interesting to watch the way they collected the olives.After they collected the olives they took them to the olive refinery in themountains near Aclada village(3 KM from Bellevue) The owner of Bellevue George invited us to go with him. That was one great experience to watch the production of olive oil.The owner of the refinary let us to take somephotos(I wiil hang up some in trip advisor).We visited a lot of places in Crete, it is a fantastic destination for all types of holiday makers and also it is a place you can visit all the year around.If we visit again Crete for sure we will stay in Bellevue,it is in the centre of Crete and the price is super for its category , In short:clean,simple,good prices,super view,and friendly, and in the centre ofCreteWhen we left the owner gave us a liter of olive oil from their newproduction and a bottle of raki.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cretan56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Munich, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2010

After spending 2 weeks on the island Villa Bellevue at Agia Pelagia turned out to be one of the best accommodations that we had during our whole trip.
Searching desperately for a hotel on the very last day of our journey we found Villa Bellevue by accident. It isn't easy to get there because it is located upon the hill. However the signposts of the hotel guides you easily to the right place.
Our impression:
- nice family and staff
- great swimmingpool
- nice view over the bay
- delicious dinner and taverna
- good cost-performance ratio
- big rooms
Just one wish for the future: Switch the old and noisy fridge...! :-)

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank AmySta
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Agia Pelagia hotels
0.3 mi away
Pela Mare Hotel
Pela Mare Hotel
#4 of 29 in Agia Pelagia
176 reviews
0.7 mi away
CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa
1.4 mi away
Sea Side Resort & Spa
Sea Side Resort & Spa
#2 of 29 in Agia Pelagia
2,105 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort
0.6 mi away
Spiros-Soula Family Hotel & Apartments
1.2 mi away
Peninsula Resort & Spa
Peninsula Resort & Spa
#6 of 29 in Agia Pelagia
956 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bellevue Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bellevue Village

Property: Bellevue Village
Address: Agia Pelagia, Crete 71110, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Agia Pelagia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Agia Pelagia
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Agia Pelagia
#8 Romantic Hotel in Agia Pelagia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bellevue Village 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellevue village is a family-run, beautiful 3 star hotel & apartment and suits and bungalow complex . Situated 17 kilometers west of Heraklion in an enviable and unique situation overlooking the small picturesque bay of Ligaria and the tourist resort and fishing village of Aghia Pelagia. It is built in a quiet and hospitable environment of natural beauty, with spectacular views to the sea and of the mountains. Only 1200 meters from the centre of Aghia Pelagia and 800 meters from Ligaria Beach . ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Ebookers, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, Priceline, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Bellevue Village reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Apts Bellevue
Bellevue Village Crete/Agia Pelagia

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing