Beautiful garden & lovely view across the valley but let down by the minimalist kitchen & lack of housekeeping. Kitchen had fridge, coffee machine but no kettle & electric hob with 1 ring & 1 small 3” diameter ring for a coffee boiler. There is a connection to a local Taverna, where you have to pay the balance the first night (& feel obliged to eat) so I imagine that is the reason behind the lack of facilities.
The Taverna opens at 5 but check in is from 2 so you have to phone the number on the door to arrange access, not ideal on a foreign phone! We rang to be told “Number 2, key is in the door” after several minutes wandering round we found somebody and asked where No 2 was & were taken through what had looked like a locked door & up the stairs. Again this was the only place without somebody on site to meet you & show you to your room. No local information (apart from the Taverna) & no personal contact.
We stayed 3 nights & despite the fact all toilet paper has to be placed in a bin (as is common all over Crete) the bin was never emptied despite it being high summer & no replacement liners (we coped by finding a skip on site & using carrier bags) but not acceptable. Everywhere else we stayed (4 other places) cleaned & carried this activity out daily.
Bed was comfortable but the pillows resembled a couple of folded sheets they were so thin. We used the bed cover & the 4 scatter cushions instead as there was nobody on site to ask & we didn’t feel inclined to go back to the Taverna for another mediocre meal.
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