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Anavaloussa Apartments
Ranked #8 of 17 Kissamos B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We went to Crete at the beginning of September 2012 and stayed in Anavaloussa Apartments for a week. We wanted a nice apartment in a quiet area in Western Crete away from the big tourist centers, which is exactly what we got - perfect!

LOCATION: GREAT! --> 5
The apartment building is surrounded by a very nice, well kept garden. There is a rather big, very clean swimming pool and the beach is just across the road (very quiet, not many cars drive here). The impressive Gramvoussa peninsula with its very bad road and wonderful lagoon are just a stone's throw away.

APARTMENT: NICE BUT FLOOD PROBLEM IN THE BATHROOM --> 3
We had a two storey apartment in the building that was closer to the beach. (There is another one at the back of the garden.)

* Upstairs there is a small kitchen with a few pots and pans, plates, etc, and a bathroom with a shower. Unfortunately, the bathroom is designed in a way that allows the water to run off into the kitchen - the drain is not at the lowest point of the tiled floor, and the floor is slanted towards the door. Very uncomfortable puddles in the kitchen area are the result!

* A few steps lead downstairs to the bedroom with a big double bed and a TV set. The bedroom therefore has very high ceilings which is great for cooling the room temperature without an air con.

SLEEP QUALITY: OKAY --> 3
The beds were alright - quite hard mattresses, luckily not too saggy - but it was really windy, which made it really hard to fall asleep, it was so loud. We guess that's not really the apartment owners' fault though, but the building is quite exposed so that might be one of the reasons why the wind was so loud.

HOW TO GET THERE: --> 3
After driving through Kissamos in the middle of the night we were wondering how on earth we'd find the apartments but fortunately there are many signs pointing the right way! Well done! We still recommend printing out a map beforehand :)

Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any public transport going there but we might be mistaken.


SERVICE: NOT LUXURIOUS BUT VERY FRIENDLY --> 4
We booked "bed and breakfast" since we weren't sure how far the nearest supermarket would be located (answer: about 5km, not open on Sundays, but there are a few little shops where fruit, bread etc can be bought). The breakfast was nice (white bread, butter, jam, honey, Nutella, chocolate croissant, toasted bread with ham and cheese, coffee, tea, orange juice) but we got the same for 7 days in a row which was a bit too repetitive. Fruits would have been a lovely change!!

The owners are very friendly; Caterina does not speak much English but communicates with pointing, signalling with her hands and feet, and her happy smile. Antonio speaks a little bit of English.

VALUE FOR MONEY: --> 4
We booked this rather last minute and were very happy with our choice - we hadn't done much research and could definitely have gotten a worse deal.

WOULD WE GO AGAIN?
Yes!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Recommended by friends who live locally, the complex is right across from the sandy deserted beach. We arrived late at night and the hire car company ( Kissamos) kindly arranged for the driver to guide us from Chania airport to the door - it might have proved difficult otherwise in the dark.

We went for the latter half of September, the weather was superb, the sea warm, the skies blue.

I had booked a ground floor studio apartment because my husband has slight mobility problems and I was anxious to avoid stairs. On the very day we flew out from Milan I hurt my leg and could hardly walk, so I was initially dismayed when I discovered on arrival that the apartment was split level on THREE levels. I was in agony and just wanted an even playing field......

We loved the complex and the kindness of the owners Antonio and Caterina but because of our "disabilities" we found the layout of the studio flats a pain, though we couldn't fault the contents.

My husband is an architect and admired the canny exploitation of square metres available but I
can't forget the pain going down two flights of stairs with a very dodgy knee just to spend a penny.

If you get a studio at the very back, like we did, the neighbour has a very talkative dog that likes to bark all the time.

I run my own hostel and have a thing about cobwebs and dead insects in ceiling lights. The cleaner was fine regarding general room service/laundry change but the cobweb/light
issue passed unobserved, except by me.

Final gripe, the bed was a twin pushed together but the mattresses were embedded so there was a gap in the middle. Not ideal for a romantic break.

Having said all that, we looked to the positives and there were loads of them : the pool, the prices, the gifts of fresh fruit, the flowers, the filter coffee, the location.

We went to Knossos/Heraklion on a day trip ( top tip, get to Knossos early - we got there for 8am and strolled in - when we came out at 11am the queue was miles long ( literally), and this was the end of September.

We also visted Castelli (Kissamos) and Falassarna. People were courteous, friendly and almost everyone spoke English. We ate out a few times and I am posting reviews for the most memorable.

If I had researched the holiday myself, as I usually do, I would probably have discovered beforehand about the 3 level business, but I was lazy and relieved to have the 'work" done for me. I am including it in the review because other mature couple might find the information useful.

We fell in love with Crete and intend returning there next May, to see the island in bloom. We will definitely consider Anavaloussa Apartments again because they offer excellent value for money.





On the plus side, the patio and view were delightful

Room Tip: I think the apartments closes to the pool might be quieter
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: April 2017
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with family
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Address: Kissamos, Crete 73400, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Kissamos
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Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Kissamos
Price Range: $38 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anavaloussa Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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