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Villa Givera - Luxury & Privacy

Breathtaking views
Swimming pool and beautiful views
Rethymnon
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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Jonathan...
San Francisco, California
1 review
“Beautiful Villa in the Hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

My family stayed for three weeks at this lovely villa. The grounds were beautiful and well cared for, and the pool was a delight. There is lots of privacy, yet it is only a short drive to Rethymno. It is very quiet and away from any busy roads, which is important to us who live in a big city and want a peaceful vacation spot. Because the villa is close to the middle of Crete, we were able to make a day trip to almost any point on the entire island. However, many days we chose not to leave the property at all. We cooked many meals at the outside barbecue and spent many afternoons sitting by the pool. Our host, Marina, was very attentive and a perfect example of Cretan hospitality. She met us and led us to the house so we would not get lost, and there was fruit and other items for a nice breakfast the next morning, as well as Raki, wine, and an assortment of local products. Marina was always available to gracefully and kindly help us with any question or problem that arose.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carol O
Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic place, exactly as described”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Beautiful setting and facilities.
A car is essential, but access to Rethminon is very easy.
The pool was rather cool in October but as with the whole villa beautifully maintained.
The BBQ was great for the nights we did not want to drive out for dinner.
You must try Zisis Restaurant - excellent food and excellent value - do not over order, portions are very generous.
Villa owner is very helpful and gave great advice on beaches and restaurants.
Would love to visit here again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything was excellent
Liked least: Nothing not to like!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2013
Thank you Carol! I am glad that you fully enjoyed your stay. I would be happy to see you again.
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Belek
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2013
Thank you for your nice review! We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay!
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Iraklia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2012
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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RuthDonov...
Bergen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful location in breathtaking Rethymnon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We have been to Crete quite a few times and we have rented villas before. In addition, we know our way around in Rethymnon. I am from Norway, my husband from London and we both are taken by the Cretan hospitality, the excellent service and the friendly and tranquil atmosphere of stunning Rethymnon. Villa Givera is a place you would easily fall in love with. A house and a home that will stay in your heart long after departure. You can enjoy the most beautiful sunset and stunning views from the property. Sitting comfortably enjoying your ice coffee or an ouzo. We made sure the barbecue was well used and the meat from the local butcher was fantastic! A big thanks to the owner of the property for her kindness and her hospitality :)

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
3 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The view and the location
Liked least: the cleanliness
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Hemel Hempstead
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Brighton
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Listed since : Sep 2010
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