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“solitude with awesome views”
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The infinity pool is 10m x 5m
View from the first floor terrace
View from the first floor terrace
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Sunset from the first floor terrace
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Taken from inside the infinity pool
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Nearby Roman ruins at Aptera
Chania by night
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Looking west from the terrace (the White Mountains)
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Chania Prefecture, Crete

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topspark4...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“solitude with awesome views”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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many thanks to Julie for allowing us to stay in her lovely villa. Easy to find with her typed instructions. Everything you could need at the villa including milk and beer in the fridge and a fresh loaf. . nice touch. Solar powered hot water with standby immersion heater for the colder months. Lovely little taverna less than a mile walk awat in kokkino Chorio. Cant wait to return in the future.

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Liked best: remoteness and views
Liked least: pool a little cool in october due to lack of hot hot sun
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Oct 29, 2015
Glad you had a good time . Hope we can be of help in the future
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Lindie M
2 reviews
“Bliss :-)”
Reviewed September 7, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Lovely villa with amazing views. Great base for exploring Crete, but also perfect just relaxing at the pool, BBQ & watching the view, what a treat :-)

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BarbaraHJ
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Just wish we could have stayed longer - this villa really is exceptional!”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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A fantastic place to stay - the views are quite simply breathtaking and the pool is fabulous. The house is well equipped and the WiFi was much appreciated by the children. The house is well equipped, it is especially nice to have all en suite rooms. The kitchen is great - everything you need.
We enjoyed gin and tonics as the sun set over Souda Bay, cooked on the barbecue and finished the evening with a glass of ouzo while star gazing. Although you definitely need a car, the local taverna is worth visiting, and we enjoyed driving down to Almyrida and Plaka to visit other restaurants and a nearby cove for snorkeling. This was such a special holiday.
The views are fantastic, the pool is incredible and the house is well equipped - what more could you ask?

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Liked best: The views are really something special, especially from the infinity pool
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kerry L
Landrake, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Villa Jaluka is in an outstanding location and it is a lovely, well equipped villa. The view from the infinity pool is stunning. It was heaven to float around looking at the sparkling sea and mountains behind. At night you could see the lights across the whole bay. In the evening it was incredibly peaceful and we watched bats flying past and sipping from the from the pool! During the day it was the swallows and there was also an eagle who would fly just above us. Everything about the villa is beautiful. It has a lovely balcony on the top floor as well as from the lounge so you have three different locations to watch the amazing sunset. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and the villa has a lovely character. We visited some lovely beaches, did a gorge walk and took a great fun boat trip at the near by Almyrida. The only down side was the wasps which meant we couldn't eat outside when the sun was up (this was the same in the village, not just the villa). The solution was to eat after sunset and they had then gone to bed.

The person managing the property in Crete was extremely helpful and responsive and the standard of the clean after we had been there for a week was high. Overall, this villa is fantastic and I would highly recommend it.

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Liked best: The infinity pool
Liked least: The wasps
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BDS96Lon
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“Very nice villa with amazing view.”
Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The villa has a very good layout and design. The views of the bay are amazing. It was so relaxing to sit by the infinity pool and enjoy the view.

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Husskade
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful views over Souda Bay”
Reviewed May 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Villa Jaluka was a lovely place to stay and a great base for exploring the areas around Vamos and Chania. The views over Souda Bay were stunning and the pool was amazing. The villa had everything you would need and a great selection of videos/books. A hire car is essential as the local village only has one taverna and a small, though well stocked, shop. Also reccomend the Cretan cookery classes in Vamos.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Seaniz
Aston Cantlow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful !”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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So after three days I stood on the balcony , glass of wine in hand, watching another amazing sunset. I thought hard about what I could do to improve the villa , including moving it ,but was left thinking it was completely perfect in every way.

Driving in Crete for the first time late at night ,even with the comprehensive instructions proved challenging , inconsistent road signs, no road names, etc etc meant we finished up reversing down a dirt track. Was the villa really down this steep hill or would we end up in the sea? The relief as the security lights hit the pool was palpable.

Children quickly to bed we opened the duty free and watched shooting stars til 2.30am. The setting is amazing , the villa is great , stocked with plenty of books, DVDs and is even better than the pictures. Kokkino Chorio is charming as are the Taverna staff, and people , just learn to slow down and be patient. It took me a few days and shame we had to come back , I now know where to go next time we are feeling stressed and exhausted. Thanks for sharing such a great property.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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