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Marni Village
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 G. Seferi | Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece   |  
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Ranked #7 of 176 hotels in Hersonissos
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“back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

after not being able to go for 2 years we are going back to marni village this year.This place is heaven.The appartments are spotless the pools are so clean and you don't have to get up before sunrise to get a sunbed!!!.The staff are beyond helpful and the peace and quiet is wonderful.The big excitement for us was watching the goats go accross the mountains ha ha .To some this place may sound boring but trust me you will come home so chilled and wanting to go back .Can't wait for August.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

There is a lovely bakery outside the hotel where we got fresh bread each morning. We hired a moped (lots of competition, so makes it cheap at 50euro for 5 days) which allowed us to get around more, as the nice beaches are quite a walk away. Also meant we could get our food from Lidls! I recommend Stalis beach. The restaurants in Koutouloufari are absolutely amazing, Greek food is the best! The hotel pools are lovely and clean, we had them to ourselves most evenings. Apartments are cleaned daily, staff are very friendly. Nothing is too much trouble, any little problems (with the electricity!) are sorted within 5 minutes. I would definitely go back here and recommend to all friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stayed in marni village in june/july 2012. We booked through teletext and had a transfer to the hotel after a night time flight. Arriving to marni in the early hours of the morning we were met by Nikos who was extremely friendly and welcoming. He explained to us there was an electrical fault in the standard room we had booked for 7days, and as a result we were upgraded to a superior room for the night and given complimentary air conditioning for the whole week (as in most places this comes at an extra cost.) As marni is situated on a steep hill they drove us to our room nearer to the top of the hill which was great. During the week fresh sheets and towels were changed regularly, the main pool bar has excellent staff and serves good food for a quick lunch. We liked to go out in the evening to koutouloufari or hersonissos and a taxi back to marni from the harbour cost only 7euros. In marni village there were 3 pools to choose from surrounded by beautiful gardens. Just opposite the hotel was a small shop and bakery which was great for fresh bread and had everything you would need. DEFINITELY worth visiting and have already booked a second trip back this year!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Have stayed in Marni Village 3 times and no matter where else we go, Marni is still our favourite place. It is magical from the lovely, friendly staff to the beautiful gardens and the way it is laid out like a little village full of interesting nooks and crannies. Choice of pools is great and the main bar pool does lovely home made food - try the mixed omelette! Our apartment this year was beside the little playground with a huge balcony. Our 2 year old loved it and had such freedom to play.

Koutouloufari is a beautiful village and has a lovely choice of restaurants - personal favourites include emmanuels (beautiful food), alchemist (hospitality second to none), stekis etc Sad that the lovely Rustico was closed down this year. Supermarket across from Marni has literally everything you will need albeit in a compact space. The bakery next door is brilliant and the bread and rolls are tasty and fresh. We even took some home with us and baklava and were glad of them the next morning after a late flight. Crete is a lovely island with so much to explore. The local bus service to Iraklion and further afield is great and it is worth doing some tours to really get to see the Island. I could go on but all I'll say is you will not find a nicer place to stay than Marni Village - the only problem is nowhere else will measure up and you'll just keep wanting to return.

Room Tip: Apartments beside playground are quiet and secluded but are near entrance so less of a walk.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed in Marni Village in June 2012 with my partner. It was our first trip to Crete and we booked with Thomas Cook and Stacey was our rep.
We stayed in a one bed studio apartment (room 201) looking over a pool, the apartment had all essentials required.It was spotless, quite and alot better than we had expected. The bed sheets and towels were changed regularly.
The hotel pools were amazing and nice for the lazy sun bathing days. The hotel also has a small play ground for kids.
All staff were lovely, especially the bar man Mani who was so friendly and good at recommending places to go and see. The food and drink in the bar was nice and not too expensive.
The location was good, near the beautiful village koutoloufari which had lovely restraunts, near hersonisos for shopping and night life and then a 20 min drive to malia for more night life.
We rented a quad for our stay and i would strongly recommend as there is a long up hill walk from hersonisos to marni village but we didnt mind that as we had the quad.
It was my birthday during the stay and i was so surprised and happy to receive a small gift and card to my room the day of it from staff and management of marni village.
There is a shop and bakery across from the hotel and near Star Beach.
We enjoyed our stay and we will be back. It is a very family friendly hotel and we are already considering going back to stay with our kids too.

Room Tip: hire transport for your holiday unless you like hill walks
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Maybe long overdue but....We first stayed at Marni in 2008 and after falling in love with the beautiful village of Koutouloufari, have since been back twice; in 2010 and more recently, May 2012. We've stayed in a studio, a maisonette and more recently a junior suite and have always enjoyed our holidays in beautiful, spotless accommodation and surroundings. The views are spectacular, and although the steep climb may not be for the faint-hearted it's worth it! Food at the main pool bar is very good and we always received a friendly welcome. Vangelis is a fantastic host and Zagora and Manolis this year were great. Can't say anymore that has been said already..just looking forward to the next time we visit!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is now the 6th time in marni village apartments, unfortunately this is review is a bit later than planned as we were there in september but it is a fabulous place the staff are amazing and friendly, the rooms are spotless. We just love everything about this place. A short walk into the village with lovely shops and restaurants and the sun shining what more could you ask for.we would recommend that you stay here 100%. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Room Tip: There are 3 pools we stayed at the top pool which is nice and quiet but very modern
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 G. Seferi | Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marni Village 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a beautiful, quiet and elevated position, just 150m from the traditional, picturesque Cretan village "Koutouloufari", MARNI VILLAGE enjoys splendid panoramic view of the resort area of Hersonissos bay. A perfect place for relaxing holidays, enjoying sunshine and hospitality on the Island of Crete.The whole complex is situated in an area of approximately 24,000 square meters, among 10,000 square meters of well-kept gardens with trees, flowers and bushes. Experienced and friendly personnel will always be there for you to make your vacations more comfortable and make you feel like home.MARNI VILLAGE wishes to combine on one side, a timeless, calming, nature environment overlooking the gathering crowd in the busy area of Hersonissos, and on the other side the entertaining part of Hersonissos with its exciting nightlife, plenty sandy beaches and the old harbour (about 1km away). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marni Village Hotel Chersonisos
Marni Village Hersonissos
Marni Village Hotel Hersonissos
Marni Village Crete, Greece

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