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Stella's Traditional Apartments

, Kato Zakros, Crete 72 300, Greece
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our first trip to Crete and we are so happy to have chosen Stella's traditional apartments. After reading such great reviews on Tripadvisor I didn't expect her to have any availability for us, but she wrote back very quickly and communication with her was a breeze. Stella is a wonderful host, who really goes above and beyond for... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great,tidy little apartments,so close to the beach with a taverna below serving breakfast and good food. Made to feel very welcome. Found these buy using the rough guide and they were well chosen and just as described

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Oberursel, Hessen, Germany
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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 86 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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