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“Beautiful scenery, very relaxed, out of the world feeling” 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Beach Villas & Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Stavros, Crete, Greece   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Stavros
Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful scenery, very relaxed, out of the world feeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It has all the ammenities of a good hotel, with a nice restaurant, a pool, big airy rooms with AC and a terrace, but it manages to keep the feeling of being at the end of the world. One can still go out at night and watch the falling stars without being suffocated by the lights of the city. Not to mention the long beaches where one can walk for hours to catch the sunset. Exceptionally good restaurant in immediate vicinity and a cool "tropical" bar less then a mile away on the beach.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had booked for an apartment for two adults and two kids. We were assigned two onebedroom apartments each equipped with a small kitchen and a bathroom. This would have probably been fantastic if we had two teenagers, unfortunately our kids are 5 and 10...
The two apartments were in communication by a small corridor that had automatic light until around 11 pm and was made of white glasses hence with light both in the evenings and in the morning. Hence we had to keep closed the two main doors in order not to have too much light.
But this was nothing: after I had my shower, I found a cockroach waiting for me outside the shower. When I complained with the owner she said that we were in the countryside and this was expected. We also had a colony of ants going through the small kitchen (even in the drawer with cutlery...). She gave us some spray (that was probably aggressive also to us) and said the hotel was fully booked and we could not change apartment.
The next two days we found two more cockroaches. We decided to leave and had to fight not to pay the amount due for the night we were not staying there.
Maybe we were really unlucky and other apartments do not have the same problems, but I would not go there again even though the whole setting is really beautiful. It is a pity!

Room Tip: If I really wanted to go, I would ask for a room on the first floor (maybe fewer chances to have col...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great place for a family stay. Nice beaches and restaurants around. Stunning views. Rooms are big and comfortable. Perfect for kids!

Make sure to get a local sim if you need internet... The local paid and free networks are impossible to work with...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Hotel was completely unsatisfactory and the description of hotel on hotels.com misrepresented the hotel.

1. Description says hotel is air conditioned and that was a requirement for our selection as Greece was quite hot. Hotel advised us that air conditioning would not be turned on in room unless we paid 8 euros additional a night. We fought with them over this for a long time and finally got the air conditioning.

2. Description says all rooms have wifi. No rooms have wifi and the wifi available in the lobby is non-functional.

3. Description said rooms had a sea view. Our room had a road view and a further view of a weed filled lot.

4. Bathroom was so small, there was not even room to mount a roll of toilet paper on the wall.

5. Furnishings were spartan and very low end.

6. Parking was limited or inconvenient.

Later found other nearby hotels that are outstanding and would not go here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's the one of the best places to play with friends and families.
You can enjoy beutiful sea and swimming pool.
You can hang out with other countries' people.
The garden is very beutiful to take pictures.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We arrived late, but the owner had stayed to give us our key, etc. He and his staff were friendly and helpful throughout. The place is beautifully situated with stunning views over the sea and mountainous coast. The first floor room (B11) was clean and quite spacious, with a balcony overlooking the bay. It was well equipped and comfortable. The onsite facilities are very good: we did not eat at the restaurant, except for breakfast, which was a buffet with a good spread. The play area and pool are very good, and the adjacent beach is sandy and sheltered - excellent for safe swimming. The adjacent taverna serves very good food. We were there in October: the weather was excellent, and the place was very quiet - perfect for a relaxing holiday. But it was the friendly staff that made it especially enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Datchet, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Blue beach was our holiday home for 8 summers and my children almost grew up there! It has changed over time but the location remains unspoilt..... still oozing raki and retsina in abundance. Manolis the owner makes all visitors feel welcome and his team make sure all things run to plan. The pool area is more than big enough to cope with the visitors and if you want to swim in the sea you simply walk 10 meters and there it is, a fabulous beach!
Sitting alongside blue beach is the restaurant thanasa, run by Nikos and his father. They have been these since 1st going there and the location is breathtaking, facing "The sleeping lady" mountain, sunsets are spectacular and will stay in your memory for ever..... Seriously! We have subsequently had a house built close by and visit both places regularly.... A little piece of Greek heaven.

Room Tip: The apartments down by the beach are fab!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Beach Villas & Apartments

Address: Stavros, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Stavros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Stavros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Beach Villas & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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