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Stella's Traditional Apartments

Kato Zakros, Crete 72 300, Greece
Stella's Traditional Apartments
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Oberursel, Hessen, Germany
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stella offers five studio apartments, located in a large, beautiful garden close to the entrance to a dramatic, deep canyon which is perfect for walkers and nature lovers. Stella collects Cretan antiques, and the rooms' decorations provide a kind of instant history lesson. There are so many wonderful nooks and corners in Stella's green, shady setting! We loved the hammocks... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stella's apartments get rave reviews everywhere, especially in Lonely Planet, and they are all well justified. This really is the perfect place to go if you want a break from the crowds, and you want a touch of luxury. The apartments are extremely well kitted out, and the grounds are perfect for relaxing, with hammocks, gardens, loungers, etc. Her self-help... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We usually stay at the Terra Minoika Villas, also owned by Stella and Ilias. However, we stayed in a studio for one night before transferring to the villa. It was a lovely surprise to find such a beautiful and tranquil garden, with plenty of seating and hammocks. There is also a roof garden which allows some view of the sea.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is difficult, neither my wife nor I could work out exactly why we had slight reservations. The people who run it are fine and the garden is superb. The rooms are maybe overthemed and very dark, one does seem to be very close to neighbours and the communal kitchen feel does not work for us. It is further than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed in an apartment I think (the ones with view of the sea). Fabulous. Great location, with a 15 min walk to the sea and the tavernas (which serve excellent food), and you have Minoan Palace ruins to yourself. Beautifully kept gardens and really nice touches such as hammocks and loungers in the shade. Home made jam, fresh bread... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed six nights in a studio. Stellas place is just loveley.( as is Stella ).Very comfortable and clean ( rooms cleaned every day except Sunday).The gardens are beautiful,shady and very well kept.No attention to detail has been spared.There is a harmony and calmness about the place,rareley found elsewhere. Kato Zakros is about as far off the beaten track as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

i didnt stay in this hotel,i just visited stella's kitchen and i really do fall in love with their friendly service and traditional foods.and prices of foods were so cheap.i was totally satisfied and happy

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed in a "studio" for three days in October. Arranging our stay with Stella was easy. The accommodation was stunningly beautiful, so much so that I felt bad hanging my bathing suit and towel up to dry -- it spoiled the effect of the bougainvillea-covered porch by the beautiful patio. The room was nicely decorated, the bathroom clean and... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A fantastic place in a fantastic landscape. The owners developed superb apartments combining their own interests, the Cretan spirit and Kato Zakros natural features. In every corner you will discover a miracle. A place to start your discoveries of Zakros area and enjoy your vacations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We planned to stay in Kato Zakros for a few days but ended up staying for 11, partly because it was so hard to leave Stella's Apartments. Our apartment was beautiful inside and out with a big terrace and amazing views. The photos on the website give some idea, but can't show the peace and quiet of the gardens, apart... More 

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