This place is really hard to review as the apartment is very basic but the people are so lovely. I wouldn't normally stay anywhere below 3* or self catering so really didn't know what to expect. All the reviews good and bad I would say are correct. The apartments are basic and only cleaned every other day. The roads are awful, very busy and no pavements and for that reason I wouldn't recommend small children to go here. Unless you catch a taxi when going out, the pool on the other hand is great for little kids. Marina and Thassos are fantastic host and they work so hard. Thassos barbecue evening is a must and also his specialities. Marina will also adapt meals for vegetarians.
The bar was open until 2pm but we were never kept awake by it, or the planes as we didn't hear any between 12.00 until 7am. The crickets which are very noisy, stop making a noise when it is dark so that wasn't a problem either. Infact its the crickets that kill the mosquitoes, so we came home without a single bite which is a first.
Although it was very hot we didn't bother with the aircon at 5 euros a day. We found if you open the doors for a bit before going to bed it cooled the room down enough.
The beach is only a 15 minute walk away, we didn't bother going in the day as the pool was so nice.
If you are expecting to cook evening meals in your apartment then you may be disappointed as the facilities are minimal. No problem if you want to have cerals and sandwiches. Who goes away to cook anyway I know I don't. There is a Kettle provided and you can buy from Marina 6 bottles of water(large) for 3 euro's and there was a shop nearby for milk and veg.
We only went on one trip which was to Aqua waterpark as we were just going to relax. I would recomend this waterpark and it was only a short bus ride away. Hersonissos is a nice town to go in the evening and have a meal by the sea. Otherwise I would stay on site and have one of Thassos & Marina's meals. All the rooms would need is a lick of paint, new shower unit and kitchen cubbard this would make a world of difference.All in all if you want a relaxing break and not bothered about how basic the room is then this is the place for you. If you can get a cheap flight then you will be laughing as it is so cheap to stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Marina Hotel Chersonisos
- Marina Hotel Hersonissos
- Villa Marina Crete, Greece