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Sfaka Sitias, Lasithi Mesa, Crete 72057 Greece
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Cressa Ghitonia Village is one of the places that you "have to see" if you are in Crete! It is a unique designated "Traditional Cretan Neighbourhood" of the 1800's that has been fully reconstructed while maintaining all of its original elements.Cressa Ghitonia has 15 truly unique traditional and superior traditional rooms, suites, and houses, which every one of them has a story to tell.Cressa Ghitonia Village provides a distinctive, home away experience. It is a peaceful heaven from which the visitor never wants to leave.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Spa
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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CHope8 wrote a review Sep 2019
Sedona, Arizona41 contributions5 helpful votes
Would NOT stay here again: Spent 3 nights here --- The major upset was having a small pillow with several other items packed inside the case left in the room by the staff who carried the luggage down the steep hill to the car. When I called about it the housekeeper did not turn it in so I lost $200+ of belongings! NOT Ok! Be prepared to haul your luggage up a steep hillside from where you park, if you're lucky enough to get a parking spot. Then possibly up more stairs to room. Otherwise it is a longer haul from "parking lot 2." Stairs to pool area & more to restaurant. Restaurant food was ok depending on what was ordered. The waiter was not trained & not knowledgeable about menu items. Reasons it received 2 stars vs- 1 star:The massage at the spa was definitely the high-point! Nice view & peaceful. The reception staff friendly & helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from CressaGhitonia, Διευθυντής at Cressa Ghitonia Village
Responded Oct 4, 2019
Dear Guest of Cressa Ghitonia, Thank you very much for your kind words, We are really looking forward seeing you again in the future. Your presence here was honoring for all staff and gave us strength to move on. Best Regards, CG Team
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Adi P wrote a review Jul 2019
21 contributions15 helpful votes
Pros: +The room is big and very clean. +The sorroundings are indeed traditional since you live in a "cretan village". +The bed was very comfortable and the AC has done a great job. +The view is absolutely fantastic: you can enjoy a romantic sunset with seaview. Cons: - Note that the "traditional" part comes at a price: you have to lift your luggage on an uphill narrow path for about 50 m. I know it does not sound much but when you haven 40kg+ baggage you will definitely not enjoy the heavy lifting (note that the pavement is not that good to roll the luggage). Parking it at about 150m from the Hotel which is perfect if you don't have luggage with you. The hotel would need to find a solution and help the guests with this problem. - The breakfast (at least the not sweet part) could be way more diverse. Although it offers fresh meals (special omelets,fried eggs etc.) it takes forever to receive them and they usually come at the very end (after ~15-20 minutes) when you may be full from the buffet. - Although the staff is polite and friendly, they are as friendly as they should be. You do not get the "traditional cretan spirit" that we noticed at other hotels. Unfortunately we did not get any "Insider tips / recommendations" from them. We did get some from local shops located at 30 min away to find out that one village away from the hotel is the cretan oldest olive tree (3250 years). - Contacting them is a little bit hard. We were traveling for a special occasion (Honeymoon) and i wanted to surprise my wife with a romantic dinner. I tried to contact the hotel > 1 month in advance via email without any success. I tried again through a booking.com message and i got a very short and cold reply. Other hotel that we we stayed in during our honeymoon, were way more involved in making you celebrate this special occasion. Moreover, during the check-in at the hotel there was a special bullet point regarding special occasions (Honeymoons, Wedding anniversaries etc.). We checked it and nobody seemed to consider it. At least a warm "Congratulations!" would have been nice. - No attention to the little things. We had breakfast daily and the breakfast staff still did not know which room number we are in. Note that the hotel has 15 rooms.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from CressaGhitonia, Διευθυντής at Cressa Ghitonia Village
Responded Jul 5, 2019
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time posting your review on the net. We are committed to work on our weak spots as mentioned in your text. We are focusing on providing best quality hospitality combined with the Cretan Atmosphere which was absent during your stay, even if few points are deeply subjective and -why not- malicious. None the less we will be very happy having you here as a guest to catch up everything was missed in the first place. Kind Regards, Cressa Ghitonia Team.
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Katrien O wrote a review Jun 2019
Schoten, Belgium19 contributions
What a beautiful experience staying at this most charming place surrounded by mountains at the pittoresk village Sfaka. Cressa Ghitonia has an intimate setting with extraordinary views. We were warmly welcomed by the staff of mister Georgos who made our stay very pleasant. Everybody was so friendly and helpful. Nicos running around and being the always engaged team captain. Mamadou ever smiling and being a helping hand. Niki who is a magician with food - really delicious high quality. The ladies of the wonderful spa and the ladies of the cleaning staff. Great spacious room (higher price range) - lovely little corners to sit around at the premises. Good work out with climbing the stairs but we totally liked that ;). Being in this unique little gem is like being amongst the local habitants. The scenery is mesmerizing! Note: We had a car during our stay here which is also absolutely required to go around and explore the surroundings of the amazing island of Crete. Warmest regards Koen & Katrien - Belgium
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose a room from the higher price range as it is more spacious
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Response from CressaGhitonia, Διευθυντής at Cressa Ghitonia Village
Responded Jul 2, 2019
Dear Katrien & Dear Koen, We simply have not enough words to express our gratitude for this wonderful post. We wish that memories form our Hotel will be alive for a long time. Wishing you nothing but the best, Cressa Ghitonia Team.
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Regis B wrote a review Oct 2018
La Rochelle, France37 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed in Cressa Ghitona for 3 nights and did enjoy the landscape, pool and restaurant of the hotel. We stayed in a suite which was very convenient and spacious with a patio. Breakfast is fine too , with eggs and strapsada cooked on demand every day. Parking is not very far from the rooms but access is done through a quite strong slope, not convenient for disabled people. It is a good location to visit Mochlos, Richtis Gorge, Sitia, and Toplou.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AleksakiM wrote a review Oct 2018
Heraklion, Greece5 contributions7 helpful votes
We visited the hotel on September, for a weekend, and we loved it!Excellent location, very relaxing enviroment, staff very friendly and helpfull.. Extra bonus the spa area!! We booked the use of hamam, sauna, jacuzi for an hour and totaly enjoyed it!!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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louci wrote a review Oct 2018
jersey292 contributions45 helpful votes
Have just spent 3 nights at this lovely peaceful hotel. the rooms are actually individual houses at the top of a traditional Cretan village, very nice room and bathroom. Staff, particularly the receptionist, were friendly and helpful. . The village itself is very quiet, and the views were lovely. We ate in the restaurant twice. Although not a large menu, the food was very tasty and reasonably priced. Breakfast was good. I would love to stay in this hotel again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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safarimum wrote a review Sep 2018
Crete, Greece128 contributions59 helpful votes
Firstly, this hotel is lovely, set in a beautiful village. The Cretan architecture is beautifully kept. However it was not for us. We waited nearly two hours for our room to be ready. Two hours past the allocated check in time, and we had already confirmed we would arrive at 2pm when they emailed to ask. A sort of apology, but really they just blamed the previous guests. They gave us an orange juice to keep us going. I booked two bedroom houses to ensure that my children did not end up sleeping in a communal area. So I was disappointed to see that one of the beds was set up in what was really the kitchen area. The terrace is only accessible through other people’s terraces (which means those terraces have no privacy) and the furniture is cheap, The restaurant is a standard restaurant menu. There are no vegetarian options (apart from a salad). Breakfast was good, although staff seemed unable to cope with the few diners present. The hotel has a spa, but you must book and there is a charge. It’s really a hotel with a spa, not a spa hotel. The swimming pool is not a swimming pool, but a dipping pool. The public spaces around are cramped. So, sadly we feel the hotel is overpriced and overhyped. Having written to the hotel with all this, they have suggested I visit one of their new hotels at a discount. No way.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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katemC9777XM wrote a review Aug 2018
8 contributions5 helpful votes
This was the first stop of our honeymoon and a lovely place to start. Although it’s a bit isolated you can do a nice walk in the local village and the food and drink on site is great there isn’t much need to leave! We booked out the spa for an hour which was great - full use of all the facilities privately! I also love the fact you get a glass bottle when you arrive which you can top up with water whenever you want - it’s good for the environment and also means water is on tap, unlike some hotels where you have to pay for bottles. Thanks!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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melania m wrote a review Aug 2018
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We stayed here for five nights. We love this place. Kidness, privacy, peacefulness and sensation without comparison. Staff was fantastic. Free parking and free wi-fi Beautifull and special suites. the spa is very Amazing. thank you for all. We hope to be back there soon
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Annemiek K wrote a review Jul 2018
Seattle, Washington1 contribution
Value for money - Unfortunately the whole bathroom gets wet by taking a shower - the shower glass is too small to be effective - Small bed, with only one side exit through mini stair - The Nespresso cups are at an additional charge - Breakfast was not refilled, items ran out, even though breakfast time would be for another 1h - Very small pool, 2 people max
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Date of stay: June 2018
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PRICE RANGE
$74 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureLasithi Mesa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cressa Ghitonia Village
Which popular attractions are close to Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Nearby attractions include Richtis Gorge (3.8 miles), Azorias Ancient Olive Tree (4.4 miles), and Votania Herbs (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kathodon, Dimitris Taverne, and Taverna Mesostrati.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cressa Ghitonia Village?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gournia (8.0 miles).
Does Cressa Ghitonia Village have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.