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Uncle George Apartments
Watford, United Kingdom
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“Never felt more welcome”
Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

We spent a lovely week in this pleasant family run hotel. As vegetarians, we normally feel a little uncomfortable requesting special diet. For Kostas, his wife Artemis, and his wonderful mother,
NOTHING was too much trouble. They did everything in their power to make our stay a happy one......and they totally succeeded. We would heartily recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a short break in Crete.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed with my adult son beginning of august, very quiet for time of year. Had lovely room at the back, balcony welcome with nice sea breeze. This was basic apartment but nice large room twin beds with everything you need. Didn't cook as half board. Toast tea/ coffee in morning was fine by us, and lovely home cooked meal each night. Drinks reasonable. Beach is about 5/10 min walk away. Go down road and on left sun beds on beach were free if you got drinks from pool bar. Morning on beach afternoon in pool bar! Ideal! Very friendly! Went on boat trip for day to dia, only 3 of us on it! Lovely beach when got there. Overall good value for money, lots of bars along the road, 3.70 for large cocktails, buses easy to get into city. Will be back!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Firstly, the good points:
Great location; the beach isn't too far away and there are a few FREE Wi-fi Hotspots on the beach if you are lucky if enough to find the right place.
People who run the hotel are very kind and welcoming.
The food in the evening time is amazing with a surprisingly great choice for vegetarians.
Now, the bad points:
The room is VERY basic.
You have to pay for drinks which, are around €2 each and air conditioning which, is, if I remember correctly, €5 per night! We, with a family of 3 ended up paying an extra €100+ for this!
The breakfast is very repetitive but just good enough to bear for the time we were there.
It's fairly noisy at night but bearable.

This is not to do with the hotel however, I thought I'd make people aware if they are thinking of travelling to Crete and are thinking that the excursions will be cheap... They most certainly will NOT be. Make sure you bring at least €350+ if, you want to go on a good few decent excursions and don't bother shopping round at the different Travel Offices they are ALL the same price... I just recommend going to the one closest to you.

In conclusion, I recommend this holiday if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, near the beach and willing to fork out a few extra quid here and there if you want a good time.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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mersyside
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Firstly, a big 'thank you' to all who left a review here, without your comments we may not have booked, and what a treat we would have missed! Without a doubt, Kostas and Artemis made the holiday for us, they are so friendly and welcoming, I know we will stay in touch with them for years to come and definately we will return. The apartments are clean and all you need is there. Breakfast was toast and coffee, tea or juice, plentiful, and the Greek bread is divine! We ate at the taverna every night and we all enjoyed every meal. We had fish, chicken, beef and pork and it was all cooked beautifully, the salads are fresh and the feta cheese and tzadziki are nothing like what we have here, soo tasty!
The sea was a bit choppy whilst we were there, so the pool at the Albatros appts nxt door is fab, the food is lovely too, just have a drink or a snack and you can use the pool no problem. The owners, George and Maria are lovely people and we spent many a happy hour in their company.
The bus runs from the airport to Amoudara and it is 1.50 euro but if you're a bit wary of finding your way, a taxi is 25 euro, we did but got the bus on our return journey. Its the number 6 and you have to buy tickets before you get on, but there is a booth at the bus stop at the airport or the supermarket nxt to the appts in Amoudara.
The beach is lovely and only minutes away from the apartments. There are lots of bars and cafes if you feel like a change of scene, but it is fairly quiet and would be suitable for families or couples wanting a relaxing holiday. There is a lot more I could babble on about, but honestly, go and see for youself, we had a fantastic time and cant wait to return!

Room Tip: The air con is extra, but it was well worth it to get a good nights sleep.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

My boyfriend and I went to Crete last June and we stayed at uncle George's apartment. We chose this destination as it was a last minute deal; cheap and cheerful.
The aim of our holiday for to relax and soak up some sun. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
It is not a lively area however we did go to a few cocktail bars in the evenings. During the day we relaxed on the beach which was lovely because it was very spacious and under crowded; very quiet.
The highlight of our holiday was the food served at the apartment, it was delicious! I love Greek food and their food was spot on. It was a set menu throughout the week so it was a different surprise every day and we were not disappointed. The morning breakfasts were standard, consisting of bread, ham, cheese and tomatoes. We found it quit repetitive and we found we were eating too much bread. So we would go to the pool bar next door for breakfast. The pool bar does not look like much however their breakfasts were really good. We had their omelette and it was fantastic, very generous with their fillings. These Greeks are amazing chefs!
In terms of excursions we went to a water park for the day and had a great time and we also went to the main city for some shopping and touring which was equally good.

I would recommend this destination if your holiday is based on relaxing.

Room Tip: My room was on a main road so a bit noisy however this personally was not an issue for us.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We loved our stay here. Kostas and Artemis made us feel so welcome and it felt like we were eating at our local friendly restaurant every night. The Greek food they served was so tasty and very well priced. The accommodation was very clean and a great standard for the price paid. The beach is just a short stroll down the street as well, which a fantastic bonus. By the way if you order a ouzo expect to get a large glass for your money! Book here and you will not regret it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

Lovely people and nice food served in a pleasant setting - beach is blue flag (about 1 min walk, behind taverna) - very choppy but the life guards keep a strict eye. although the premises do not themselves have a pool, there is a nice little pool bar next door. Half board was good value - different home-cooked, set meal each evening rather than self-serve buffet (e.g. chicken & chips, burgers, meat balls, gyros, mousakka, souvlaki ...preceded by salad, bread, dip and followed by watermelon) with the a la carte menu offering more extensive range of choices. Wine/beer/cocktails were inexpensive. Breakfast was Scandinavian continental (bread, jam, cheese, ham, tomato, egg mayonnaise) and served till quite late, with nearby bakeries offering pastries if you fancied a change or maybe an early start. Rooms are good sized, basic self-catering as is the norm in Crete, serviced weekly, but you can ask for extra towels if needed. Rooms at the front/higher up would have the best view i think, not sure if these cost extra. Again, as is the norm, air con is a little extra (it's breezy, so you might not need it) and later check out carries a fee. There are bars and a few clubs nearby with low key night-life, plus a cinema. Bus to airport is £1.50, very handy, took about an hour - Heraklion well worth a visit. A good mix of locals and various nationalities, plus beach sellers.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Uncle George Apartments
Address: 124 Papandreou Georgiou, Amoudara, Crete 714 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Amoudara
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Ranked #12 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Amoudara
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Hotel Class:3 star — Uncle George Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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