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Villa Ritsa
Ranked #22 of 52 Hotels in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2010

This was our 1st time of booking a flight only and the Ritsa. After we had booked I read the reviews and worried about it until we got there. but i should't have, we had the most warmest welcome we have ever had. Our 4 children were made to feel that nothing was to much and George and his dad Dimitri were wonderful with them. Our apartments were spacious and clean, our bins were emptied everyday and bed linen was frequently changed. The pool was a lovely size and has a seperate part for little ones and most of all it was clean and tidy. We will be going back as we all loved it :-)

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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3  Thank 2010HAPPYFAMILY
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Reviewed 6 September 2010

Very friendly,spotlessly clean,family run apartments.After booking this holiday last minute,I was a bit worried when i read some of the poor reviews from last year! Thankfully I needn't have worried.The rooms were spacious,very clean,bins were emptied every day,linen was changed regularly and theres a lovely pool there,also spotlessly clean.The family who run it(George and his dad Dimitri)were lovely,helpful,welcoming people.The Villa Ritsa is ideally situated,close to the beach,shops and restaurantsetc... We enjoyed our holiday so much that i've just booked to go back there next year!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank happylady10
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

Just came back from a two-week holiday. We stayed at the Villa Ritsa and it was really great. Our apartment was very big for the three of us and it was really clean and tidy. We had our bin emptied every day and the areas around the pool where really clean and tidy. To be honest, I didn't know why people had such problems in the reviews about cleaning of the rooms, but found out that the cleaning staff of 2009 were really bad and were fired. So, this year, it was really clean, so do not hesitate to book with this hotel. Also, it is about 3 minutes walking from the beach and about 100 meters from a mini market. George and his father are really friendly and make you feel at home. Honestly, definitely, coming back!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank LotusDriver2
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Reviewed 19 April 2010

great place would defo stay there again the george who runs the apartments is just great and will always do anything 4 u x

Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
1  Thank nicnic1978
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Reviewed 1 October 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Ritsa the room was very clean and had a good sized wardrobe, nothing was to much trouble for George, swimming pool was a nice size, I used it nearly every day,everyone stopping there were very friendly and would speak to you no one appeared stuck up ,we would use this place again

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank shan709
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Reviewed 20 August 2009

hi there i just arrived home from the ritsa !!
the pool was very disgusting as in thick scum round the edges ,when i complianed to thhe rep he went straight in and spoke to george ,then came back out to me
apparently it was cream from sun tan lotion off everyones bodies (thats not rocket science )but the kids were all writing messages on the top tiles above pool level.
i have taken pics of this and wil upload them prob . tomorrow.if george decided to get up of his chair and switch internet off then he would prob. be more hospitable .maybe because we complained he took a dislike ?? i dont know ! if havving a drink in bar u had to clear your own glasses back either that they stayed put .

the rooms were spacious .but werent cleaned regular ,as we had new linen once in 2 weeks and our bins were emptied once out the fortnight also, we never ate there so i cant comment on that
ive been to stalis 7 times and this is by far the worst accomodation i ever stayed at
if they just took at bit of pride in thier apartments and were a bit more helpful it could be nice as the apartments were pleasant enough. just not cleaned !!!!!!

a must is going to robin hoods and the golden beach try them both fantastic also the best part of the beach is down the side of rousakis supermarket on the beach road very well kept

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank stalislover
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Reviewed 12 August 2009

i arrrived at the hotel and helped out the rep who did not have a clue. initial impressions were ok.
the following morning had a look out of my balcony to be confronted with a rowing elderly couple who have been mentioned before. the view was of their dining area and to the right of me a disused hotel with families in not an issue apart from the noise.
the neach was lovely and i recommend you get your excursions from the travel agents as they are so friendly and offer better discounts.
the hotel room was never cleaned in two weeks aoart from laundry, they seem to mop the poolside but have no idea on how to mop a bathroom floor.
never ate in the hotel and the 55 euros for air conditioning was useless as it only worked when you had the key in the door no good when you come home and its boiling.
the pool was nice but i really wanted to tell people there was more to stallis then lazing around a pool.
i recommend marias supermarket for yours shopping she is a legend.
on checkout and you have a late flight be warned that the room you can use to freshen up was hot cramped an water!!
couldnt wait to leave the hotel
stallis is beautiful and friendly
i didnt expect a luxury hotel but what i do expect is cleanliness and some kind of customer service which is non existant

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank norfolkbloke
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Additional Information about Villa Ritsa

Address: 54 Irinis Street, Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 52 Hotels in Stalis
Hotel Class:2 star — Villa Ritsa 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VILLA RITSA Room Description: Each room is furnished with a single bed and a double bed, table with chairs(both inside and outside), telephone, refrigerator, cooking ring, shower with hot water all day long, kitchenware and finally everything that a family or couple might need to prepare a nice meal or breakfast in the room. Reception: Villa Ritsa's Reception offers Exchange of money with bank rates, Safety Deposit Boxes*, Wake-up Calls, WiFi Internet* access for e-mails and Fax Services*. Swimming Pool: At this complex, there are two swimming pools. One is for the adults and the other is a children' and babies' pool. The water is fully recycled in 4 hours and it is electronically measured and adjusted me for the correct values of PH and Chlorine. Around the pool there is a spacious area with sun-beds and umbrellas for everyone, free of charge. The dimensions of the pool are 6 meters by 14 meters. The deepest point is 2.50 meters, while the shallowest is 1.00 meter. Pool Bar: Villa Ritsa's Pool Bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks all day long, including English or continental Breakfast, Hamburgers, Pizzas, Chips, Milkshakes, Slush Puppies, Fresh Juices and Long Drinks. Also, there is a Satelite TV to watch films and sports as well as a professional-sized pool table* to challenge your skills. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ritsa Hotel Stalís
Villa Ritsa Stalis, Crete

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