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“Loved this place to bits!” 5 of 5 stars
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Galaxy Villas
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ag Konstantinou St, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Koutouloufari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Loved this place to bits!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We wanted to do a last minute trip to the sun, and had booked this within 10 mins.. never regretted it though!! We were pleasantly surprised, the apartment was spacious, we had two balconies to sit on. The gardens all around the apartments are precious <3. There were beautiful views out to the sea, as it's way up on the hill. The place was exactly like the photos. Lying by the pool I could sea the ocean in the distance. To get there it was only a walk downhill (back up was a bit more strenuous!) to the much busier (and much less pleasant) Chersonissos. This early in the season (May) we could use the facilities of "Star Beach" for free, there was a lovely little beach down there. At this time he beach was very quiet, and the lovely village of Koutouloufari was friendly & welcoming. A few great little restaurants were nearby, we especially enjoyed the one right next door.
Last but not least I have to mention the amazing staff at Galaxy Villas, who went above and beyond to make us feel at home!! They gave great advice on the surroundings, activities and bike rental, and very kindly returned my camera which I'd lost by the pool.
Breakfast was included and it was a pleasure, fresh Greek yoghurt, fruits, honey, nuts.. eating this in the morning sun by the pool was the best thing. Great value for money, this place! Would visit again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

The staff were really welcoming from our arrival, even though we had a very late flight there. Also went out of their way to help us make our return flight.
The room was a lot bigger than we were expecting and we had a great view despite being on the ground floor.
We found the pool nice until the school holidays hit, then it was very busy as expected. This was not really an issue because the beach was not a long walk away.
We also really like the bakery across the road and the array of restaurants were brilliant, galaxy is in a really good place.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here in October this year and were not disappointed, apartments were very clean with all the amenities. Lovely peaceful location, the staff Thomas, Dimitrius (sorry if I have spelts this wrong) and Yannis made our stay very enjoyable :-) we will deffinately be going back to stay next year.
Andrea & Andy
Wolverhampton

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Galaxy Villas is a lovely base in the village of Koutouloufari. The apartments are spacious and typically Greek - serviced well by the cleaners and having good fridges and a kettle - just what you need:)
Plentiful continental breakfast is available for €8 and there are very nice snacks available during the day - my favourite being club sandwich and fries (€7) There is also a small bar which serves nice cocktails.
The 3 members of staff, Dimitris, Yannis and Thomas really make the difference with their great efforts to greet people and be friendly to everyone and sorting any issues that arise with efficiency and a thoroughly good approach to customer care - morning, noon and night.
No cash machine in the village but a 15 minute walk down the hill into town where there are very many shops sorts that out. But stay in the village if you can as there are loads of excellent places to eat - our favourites being Atrium, The Alchemist, Sergiani, but D'Vine, Iokasti and Rahati are nice as well and there are plenty of very pleasant friendly bars in the village.
The pool was small but deep (2.8 metres) and cool but that makes it refreshing:) and there were plenty of sun beds including one by our apartment.
Yes there were close to 50 steps to our room but the property is on the side of a hill which gives lovely views so it is not an issue.
Aircon would have been €7 per night but we didn't need it so didn't bother.
Reasonable free wifi is available in reception, bar and around the pool (as it is in a lot of the restaurants locally)
I would recommend Galaxy Villas for a relaxing break in quiet surroundings.

Stayed September 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Galaxy villas is the place to be on your holiday the staff are very friendly and make you feel at home and can't do enough for you the pool is amazing and peaceful overlooks the sea the village is gorgeous lovely places to eat and drink! Down the hill is star beach i highly recommend its amazing also the strip of shops and bars you can buy amazing stuff :) ask Thomas one of the bar staff for a med cocktail it is truely gorgeous! We had the best holiday yet and will be back again for sure make sure you go!!! Lois and jamie room 21

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We came to Galaxy Villas for the last week in September. We were greeted extremely warmly and treated like kings throughout our stay by the wonderful staff! The weather for this time of year was understandably hit/miss but we managed to get a golden tan still by their peaceful pool. It was in an idealistic location, with lots of shops & the beach only a short walk away.
A note - if you do not like cats, don't visit Greece because the little sweeties are everywhere!!
Finally, I didn't get the chance to say goodbye to the loveliest member of staff, Thomas, so if you are reading this, goodbye! He and his colleagues really are wonderful. Visit this place! - Elizabeth

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Such a perfect place to spend your holiday!
Dimitris, Yiannis and Thomas make you feel right at home! Their enthusiasm is infectious!
Appartments are clean and have everything you need. Beds are quite hard, but that is common in Greece.

The village is in walking distance and down to Chersonissos you can walk as well, up is a bit of a climb, but doable.. Otherwise you can Always grab a cab (€6,-)

I will certainly come back!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ag Konstantinou St, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Koutouloufari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Koutouloufari
#6 Romantic Hotel in Koutouloufari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Galaxy Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Certificate of Excellence 2014 Winner! The Galaxy Villas, located in quaint Koutouloufari, is ideal for authentic Cretan holidays. Our 53 Villas are spacious and elegant, with beautiful gardens and views of the bay or the mountains. They are all outfitted with A/C, TV, fully equipped kitchen, safe boxes, iron etc. The Resort also features a swimming pool and children's pool, all-day bar/restaurant with traditional snacks and meals, complimentary sunbeds, fireplace, pool table, table tennis, WiFi, free parking, concierge, access to the 18-hole Crete Golf Club. ... more   less 
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Galaxy Villas Koutouloufari, Crete

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