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Arosmari Village Retreat

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Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Martock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from one of the most magical holidays ever at the Arosmari Village Retreat, courtesy of Simpson Travel, and if it were not for the cost then we would have stayed for a month instead of just a week! Having said that, it's extremely good value for money bearing in mind the standard of accommodation, service, decor,... More

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been travelling to Greece for many years both with Simpson travel and it's earlier incarnation of Simply so we know their standards of service and how they value their customers. Arosmari was just perfect for us as a couple. The village setting as a working, breathing typically Greek village with its tavernas, bakery and cafeneion is wonderful. Simpson... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Just back after a wonderful fortnight in the Arosmari. We were very warmly welcomed and felt instantly at home in such relaxing and peaceful surroundings. Vamos is also a great base for touring West Crete with so much of interest in the surrounding area although it's tough to pull yourself away from the peace and relaxing atmosphere of Arosmari. A... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have just returned from a fabulous week in Mint cottage. The cottage itself was beautiful! Many original features,very quaint but very greek. The setting is fabulous in the small inland greek village of Vamos. Sheep are regularly seen and heard being herded up and down the road by the shepherd on his moped. You definitely need a car to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I have travelled all over the world both near and far. This was the best holiday ever. We have never been to Crete before in fact we have never been to Greece or any of her islands.We are already planning to go back. The staff are amazing and breakfasting in the garden was a lovely experience. We... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What to say if I want to keep this place to myself.! We stayed in Fennel cottage just over the road from the gardens, reading room and pool. Breakfasts were sublime, my husband is converted to yogurt and honey for breakfast. The beds were comfortable. We usually can't wait to get back to our own bed. Trish the concierge was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Where do we start? The accommodation was excellent. Our cottage was quirky, set out on four levels. The view from the bedroom balcony was breathtakingly. It looked out over the White Mountains. The bedroom was beautiful and the bed very comfortable. Nearby are the gardens with a swimming pool, reading room over an honesty bar, and a spa and Hammas.... More

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Marissa B, Guest Relations Manager at Arosmari Village Retreat, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Arosmari. Trish will be very pleased with your wonderful comments! At Simpson Travel we aim to provide our clients with exceptional choices and experiences and I am happy that we were able to do so on this occasion. We look forward... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wonderful village, we loved bloumasifis (I am so sorry I have no idea how to spell it) and we thought that one of the waiters looked just like Orlando bloom! One thing I would says as that my bed was so hard I could barely sleep on it. It was more like a brick wall with a sheet on top.... More

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

While we wish we could say "it's terrible" so we can keep it to ourselves, in truth the Arosmari Cottages in Vamos, Crete, are fantastic - truly a "retreat" and an oasis of peace away from hectic lives back at home ! We were fortunate to find this place almost randomly - we are normally more into road trips around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We have just returned from a second stay at this wonderful hotel, and it was just as good as the first time. The setting is excellent, quiet and relaxing. The cottages are essentially self-catering, but breakfast is included and light lunches can be provided on request. A wonderful team look after you from the moment you arrive and provide a... More

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Address: Vamos, Apokoronas, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Vamos
Also Known As:
Arosmari Village Retreat Hotel Vamos
Arosmari Village Retreat Vamos, Crete, Greece

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Arosmari Village Hotel is a haven; a cluster of stone and cypress wood cottages with a beautiful garden at its heart, set in the timeless village of Vamos. Here, among roses, jasmine and lavender are many secret corners to read, meditate or sleep the afternoon away. ... more   less 
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