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Adelianos Kampos, Crete 74100 Greece
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#12 of 17 hotels in Adelianos Kampos
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4.4
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5.0
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4.7
Value
5.0
Villa Oliva offers a range of royal-calibre apartments at an ideal location for secluded relaxation or a more energetic exploration of Rethymno and its environs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
Street parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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davidmary0409 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom13 contributions29 helpful votes
We have just returned from a lovely stay at this hotel. The staff are charming, the hotel is clean, breakfast is delicious and the pool is lovely BUT it is in between 2 quite busy roads so it’s relatively noisy. If I could pick it up and put it somewhere away from the main drag and the horrors of endless average bars and restaurants, I would. We didn’t like the music by the pool. Most people have iPhones, etc and listen to their own music so the repetitive bar music is quite irritating. Sadly there is nothing that can be done about the position of the hotel so upon recommendation of the lovely staff and asking them where they personally go, we took our car to the southern side of the province to much quieter and cleaner beaches and with a beautiful drive every day, we were very happy. If you don’t have a car and don’t mind taking the bus or just walking across the road to the beach that is fine but it’s one very long strip with endless hotels....not for us. The best restaurant we discovered - 15 mins walk is called Finikas Taverna, delicious food and lovely staff and just off the main drag so much quieter area but with a good atmosphere. We sadly never managed to get to Zisis - ask the staff, locals go to eat there regularly and again a 15 mins walk. WiFi drops out in the rooms which can be a bit irritating if you have work to do, but not the end of the world - you are on holiday after all! We ate at the main hotel a few times, fine but soulless- friendly staff but just felt like one huge catering exercise which is basically what it is. Don’t bother with half board. It’s very cheap to eat out.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Carol H wrote a review Jul 2019
Derby, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed for a week at Villa Oliva, a wonderful boutique style hotel. What a find! We arrived in the middle of the night to be met with the friendliest of greetings. We were shown to our room and our luggage was delivered to our door, quickly followed by a surprise but welcome platter of sandwiches and bowls of greek yogurt. Our stylish and tastefully decorated room was spacious with a large and very comfortable double bed. The room also had a small kitchenette area with a fridge which was very useful. We did have a sea view from our room but that also meant it overlooked the road at the front, however since we do not spend time on the balcony this was not an issue for us. If you prefer to sit out on your balcony then suggest you ask for a room overlooking the garden. The continental breakfast was served to your table on the terrace, it was always good quality and plentiful and you could also ask for eggs cooked to order too. The pool area was always very clean and there were plenty of bed to go around, in fact, most afternoons we were the only people there! We used the free shuttle bus service a few times to go to the sister hotel, the Grecotel Creta Palace, where we were able to use the free sunbeds and towels on the beach. There is a good selection of bars and restaurants in either direction within easy walking distance. And you must try the little bakery which is almost next door, where they sell the most delicious ice creams and pastries. Finally, we have to mention the road noise. Yes, there are roads to the front and rear of the property, and yes you can hear some traffic noise, but when we visited in June this was not a problem. During the day the piped music around the pool meant you barely noticed any traffic noise. It certainly didn't spoil our holiday. By far the best thing about Villa Oliva is the staff. They are all very helpful and attentive and give such professional and friendly service. Special mention goes to Lucia, who was always very thoughtful and friendly and happy to give us lots of tips and advice to help plan our days during our stay. We arrived at Villa Oliva as strangers and left feeling like old friends.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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charlotte b wrote a review May 2019
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We spent 6 days at Villa Oliva and everything was perfect !! The staff is very kind and careful. The rooms are very clean and the swimming pool area is just so peaceful. We had a really great moment here and we’ll be back with pleasure ! Thank you for everything
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Jane E wrote a review Nov 2018
64 contributions34 helpful votes
There are only around 30 rooms and the hotel has only been open a year. The staff are lovely and, being small, know who you are and welcome you warmly. My niece is a vegetarian and, because we were arriving late, they had placed wraps in the fridge so she had something to eat when we arrived. Very thoughtful. There is a shuttle bus service to their sister, and much larger, hotel. But we only took this once as it's a pleasant walk along the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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cazzatravels wrote a review Oct 2018
19 contributions13 helpful votes
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We booked a little autumn break through Secret Escapes and stayed at Villa Oliva for a week, what a lovely stay. Wonderful warm welcome from Manos (the ginger drink was very refreshing for me as I suffer with travel sickness), fantastic breakfast and great service from all the team. The pool area is peaceful and our room was spacious and light. The little bakery two doors down do amazing ice cream (try the Greek yoghurt ice cream). Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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WarwickshireReviewer wrote a review Sep 2018
warwickshire49 contributions48 helpful votes
We booked a family room and stayed in Villa Oliva in August for 11 nights. We loved the hotel very much and its location. It was great to be able to catch the bus to Rethymno outside the hotel and walk to the supermarket and the bars and restaurants and beach across the road. The grounds and pool are lovely. When we first arrived we were concerned about the road noise but very soon once settled in didn't really worry us anymore. All the staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was lovely and we especially enjoyed the scrambled eggs and omelettes made to order and the greek yoghurt and honey on offer every day. It was great to be able to go on the shuttle bus to the Grecotel Creta Palace and use all the facilities there. The beach is wonderful and great to be able to find sunbeds easily with complimentary towels. The evening buffet meal taken at the Grecotel Creta Palace was excellent every evening and with so much choice. It was a very high standard. My suggestion though is that a bigger shuttle bus with more frequent collections and drop-offs is definitely required.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Pierre C wrote a review Sep 2018
Paris, France1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at Villa Oliva for 2 weeks in the first half of August 2018. This was a first trip to Crete for my wife, my 2 year old daughter and I. Villa Oliva provided the perfect setting for a family holiday. The staff were most welcoming and attentive to our wishes and needs. They were of great kindness and were an absolute delight to our daughter. I cannot praise the whole team enough. They were genuinely interested in our well being, above and beyond the call of duty. The hotel is charming, warm and modern in design. Rooms are spacious and clean. The pool was perfect for start or end of day relaxation. Located within easy access of food shopping, bars, restaurants, pharmacy, doctor, beaches, massage parlour... Breakfast was well balanced fresh fruits, yoghurts, eggs, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, fresh juices... nicely presented and yummy. We had access to all the facilities at the Creta Palace (Grecotel Group). This was fabulous as well: generous and very tasty buffets, additional pools, private beach, spa, gym and all activities particularly for children. We could not use the kid's club fully as our daughter was too young (need to be at least 3), nevertheless we could use all the facilities for children and attend the evening festivities (live concerts, magic shows, acrobats, greek dancing...) The attention to detail is wonderful. All in all a great restful destination for a great summer holiday. Thank you to all at Villa Oliva for making our stay perfect!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Globe trotter S wrote a review Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom58 contributions15 helpful votes
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We found Villa Oliva on Secret Escapes, I believe it only opened this year so its still early days. The villa has about 21 rooms and 1 large outdoor pool. The rooms are spacious, well kept and ours had a balcony and kitchenette. I would recommend if you stay here to get a garden facing room to avoid the street noise and for a nicer view. The hotel doesn't have a restaurant but if you have breakfast included in your stay, breakfast is served outside by the pool and the setup is lovely the food is simple yet delicious, table service with a good selection of food. Lucia and Eleni tend to be around for breakfast service and they are so lovely and attentive, anything we needed was never too much trouble for them and they always catered to our needs. All the staff were great, there was however an older gentleman who works at the villa who we didn't find as pleasant as he was reluctant to help at times when we needed bits for the room or anything else which was a shame. This hotel is great for couples who want a quiet escape, there weren't many other people there during our stay and there was plenty of space to sunbathe and the pool was always free to use, no screaming kids! If you go halfboard and have dinner included, this will be at Creta Palace Hotel which is a 5 minute drive away. A few tips though, the dinner included is a buffet from the main restaurant and if you arrive after 9.30pm you will have a limited selection of food which is there for late arrivals. The food wasn't anything to shout about, average buffet so I'd recommend you get dinner elsewhere. Creta Palace and Villa Oliva are part of the same group of hotels so you will have access to the pool and the beach at Creta Palace which is great. Overall we had a lovely and peaceful stay, my only recommendations to the team are to include a mirror in the room, not just the bathroom. Also include tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Irene D wrote a review Jul 2018
Athens, Greece3 contributions6 helpful votes
Very friendly and warm welcome from a very friendly staff. Very clean and nicely decorated room with comfortable bed. Very calm. Ability to use the facilities of Creta Palace made our stay even nicer. I definitely recommend this hotel and will stay again when visiting Rethymno.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Richel K wrote a review Jul 2018
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As soon as we arrived we had a very warm welcome of the staff of Villa Oliva. The whole week they staff was very friendly And mad our stay very comfortable. Our room was clean And nice decorated. We will absolutely This nice boutique hotel for your stay in Crete.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$160 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureAdelianos Kampos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Oliva
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Oliva?
Nearby attractions include Bell' Elen Pub (0.1 miles), Royale Shopping (0.07 miles), and Kouros Store (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Oliva?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Oliva?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Oliva?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Oliva?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Oliva?
Conveniently located restaurants include White Lady Cretan Family Taverna, Mythos Taverna, and Roulis Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Oliva?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Oliva have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Oliva offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Oliva have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Oliva offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Oliva?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Oliva?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (3.9 miles), Agia Irini Convent (3.6 miles), and Monastery of Panagia Chalevi (3.5 miles).