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White River Cottages

Aspros Potamos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 72055, Greece
White River Cottages
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A great place to stay in Southern Crete. Restored stone cottages with great respect shown to their natural surroundings. All mod cons provided, good wifi connection and the staff and owner couldn't be more helpful. Great location as far as food and beaches are concerned as well. Loved it and can't wait to come back!

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Valkenswaard
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35 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place is at a wonderful location ,right at the beginning of the Pefki gorge . It is a 900 meter walk/drive from the main street to the cottages . When on foot you should bring a flashlight . Very private and cozy cottages ; I had a bit of a Hobbit feeling when entering for the first time ;-)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent nice weekend at wrc. Everything is as adviced - interesting property, quiet location, nice pool, beach reachable by foot (13 minutes of walk). If you go down to the village there you will find great sandy beach. At the beach promenade you will find a lot of tavernas offering good meal (not always traditional). You can walk to... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We loved this place. It was so peaceful and magical, cats milling around unobtrusively surveying the visitors, the studio cave houses were like hobbit houses we had no3 and it was lovely with a private terrace sheltered by an olive tree. Added welcome touches such as wine and flowers, a well equipped kitchen and good wifi and a/c . The... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Best place ever for couple holiday and FOOD !!! To be honest the place is magic and I will go back definitely !!! It's beautiful, quite and the staff is very friendly. Rooms are perfect, kitchen and bathroom as well (very clean) !!! For the best Takeaway you should go to Grikkhouse Makis. It's a really nice family business. For... More 

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Crete
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Being here for a weekend left a certain feeling of deep relax. My 4 years son was happy with pool, the paths, the cats. The whole complex is a very old small stone built village, renewed with respect to the tradition and it is obvious that owners smartly love beauty and environment.

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Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

We spend 4 nights here from September 29 to October 3, 2011. Upon arrival during the late afternoon, we noticed a sign at the reception area, letting us know they would be back at 18.30. So, no problem, we just went into the small town of Makrigialos and took a bite at one of the many restaurants along the harbour... More 

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Waterloo
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

We stayed here 3 nights in June 2011. The location was very nice and quiet. Beautiful location with studios built into the stone of the mountain. Lovely private terrace and gorgeous pool. However, I felt it was a bit over-priced. You pay for the unusual style and location, not for the service. The place was clean when we arrived but... More 

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wriver, Owner at White River Cottages, responded to this review

The White River Cottages is a self catering accommodation; not a hotel with daily room service. We have twice a week cleaning & linen change. Extra linen and towels are always available on request. More 

amsterdam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

our trip to makrygialos was an experiance like a trip to the end of this world like after this village the world just stops. I like to travel . and i love places far a way as possible , but this trip was just a trip to far the experiance was overwelming the people nice the accomadtion perfect the bed... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008

We had a wonderful week of total relaxation staying at White River Cottages in July. Our cottage was lovely with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bed, decorated in a simple yet comfortable style. We had a fantastic terrace covered in vines with a large table and chairs that overlooked the pool area and had terrific views across the valley with... More 

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