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Vlachata 28100 Greece
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#3 of 12 Specialty lodging in Vlachata
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In Lithero area of Lourdas, only 80m from the well known Lourdas Beach, you will find Vivian Apartments. It is a newly built residence of 11 fully equipped apartments and studios capable of accommodating 2-4 people. All rooms at Vivian Apartments offer a kitchenette with all the appropriate equipment, WC,AC system,free wifi, TV. The top floor rooms overlook the Ionian Sea!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Beach
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Air conditioning
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Grade: 56 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Danny L wrote a review Aug 2021
San Francisco, California16 contributions
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We really wanted to like this place but it fell short of expectations. We are writing this review not out of anger, but with a desire to set expectations for any future guests. Price: We paid for 4 nights at the rate of $130 per night for total of $525. This price is roughly 15-20% above market rate, especially for the neighborhood it’s located in. Naturally, we expected basic things like cleanliness would be up to par. Accommodation: The view of the apartment is really beautiful, but... 1) the storm shutters fail to stay open long enough to enjoy it, 2) the apartment over looks an abandoned lot of junk 3) the apartment’s cleanliness kept us very unsettled to enjoy it. Bed: The bed was very comfortable for two, is spring loaded, and is roughly the size of a queen. Neighborhood: It’s located in an industrial, “up and coming” area of Rethymno. The streets are dimly lit and is located next to an abandoned junkyard, so it can feel a bit dodgy at night. We’d advise coming when there’s daylight out. As for restaurants, there aren’t many close by, so we’d recommend having a car to go into town. Cleanliness: We got in very late and noticed that the apartment was a bit dirty, but it was too late to change places and we had been driving for 6 hours. In the morning, we kept finding more parts of the place were dirty, but tried to make the best of it. We ended up having to: 1) re-clean the bathroom (tub had soap residue at the bottom), 2) re-wash all the dishes (cups had leftover coffee stains), 3) The bathroom counters hadn’t been cleaned often enough that there were moldy stains that set in permanently into the counters. In addition to that: 1) the washer had mold growing in the rim of the door 2) the fridge had stains at the bottom of the trays 3) the dish sponge they left us was old and dirty 4) the bathroom walls had brown streaks all over them. If you’re looking at this property, this is may be the reason why they don’t have photos of the bathrooms - it is unacceptably dirty for a “professionally managed accommodation” and more suited if you’re looking for a lived-in airbnb. Host: We attempted to contact the owner and requested to check out earlier. We understood that our standard for cleanliness might be higher than normal, so we tried compromising with the owner to forfeit 3 nights and getting a refund on 1 night. We thought this compromise with extremely generous. Instead, the owners became defensive and accused us of trying to trick them and said our plans changed and that we were trying to screw them over. We just wanted a clean place to stay for my birthday and we felt the owner was so hostile that we ended up leaving the morning after our first night. We drank lots of Raki to forget this nightmare. Additionally, I sent a sincere note after we left telling him why we left and he continued to be defensive. Overall, we expected this level of quality out of an Airbnb but not a “professionally” managed accommodation. We admit that we might have a higher standard for cleanliness and tried to make the best of this accommodation, but ended up leaving due to the hostility of management. I would recommend this place if you are fine overlooking cleanliness for a decent view. Otherwise, would advise reconsidering your choice.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Recommend getting something in the city if you're paying this price!
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Response from Vivian K, Owner at Vivian Apartments
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Hello dear customer, We appriciate your report , even tho i think you was meant to make this review for the Vivian Apartments in Rethymno in Crete, here that you wrote is Vivian Apartments in Kefalonia island. We would really appriciate it if this review was not made for our property to be removed, if you did stayed in Kefalonia and in our apartments and you did had this experiance we will take your report to improve for the future. Best regards, Vivian
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rogertil wrote a review Sep 2020
Ceriana, Italy97 contributions72 helpful votes
Our second year here and just as good as the first time. Very nice first floor apartment with 2 balconies and excellent views. The first weekend there was a Medicane with hurricane force winds and rain so we were stuck inside for 36 hours, so we were very grateful for the wine, cheese, ham, bread and toastie maker that was provided ! Vivian and her daughters were very helpful and jind again and kept the place spotless, Vivian even wielding a chain saw to clear up the fallen trees after the storm. Impressive ! We hope to visit again next year. Thanks !
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Elisabetta B wrote a review Aug 2020
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I have been at vivian s apartments with my family this summer. The place is very nice and confortable. You are very near a nice beach with nice restaurants and bars. It is also a convenient location to explore the island. Vivian, her sister and her mother are wonderful hosts. Highly recomended!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kay wrote a review Sep 2019
Beverly Hills, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
Vivian, Elena and Dimitra could not have been more wonderful hosts. Their charm, kindness and family approach to their guests is second to none. They made us feel at home every step of the way and we already miss their hospitality. Absolutely fantastic property, steps from one of the best beaches in Kefalonia, a family run and built gorgeous house with an amazing pool, cocktails, comfortable beds, super clean rooms and just perfection from left to right. Not a single flaw, and absolutely flawless experience in Greece not to be missed. I’ve stayed in some of the nicest hotels and apartments in the world and this place is top-5 on my list. Don’t think twice about staying with the family here, you will have wonderful memories forever. Yamas!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Teri G wrote a review Aug 2019
Hadleigh, United Kingdom44 contributions8 helpful votes
We found Vivian’s by accident. We have returned every year since. Once you have experienced the warmth and hospitality of these wonderful women you will feel the same. The location is idyllic. I can go from bed to beach in 4 minutes! The rooms have everything needed and are spotless. The wonderful pool area is a real bonus. Sample Dimitra’s breakfast. You won’t be disappointed. It is a testament to Dimitra, Eleni and Vivian that we return year after year and would not consider staying anywhere else in Lourdata.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Top floor, spectacular views
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GreeceIonian IslandsKefaloniaVlachata
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vivian Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Vivian Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Lourdas (Lourdata) Beach (0.3 miles), Astra Cocktail Bar (0.4 miles), and Kanali Beach (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vivian Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Vivian Apartments?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vivian Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vivian Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Platanos, Muses Cafe Bar, and Andromeda Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vivian Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Vivian Apartments?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Vivian Apartments?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Memorial Acqui Division (7.7 miles) and Mycenaean Tholos Tomb (7.4 miles).