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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Kato Valsamonero, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Tracey P
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent villa, very well apppointed, imaculately clean and warm welcome”
Reviewed July 31, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We were greeted most warmly at the villa by the family with lovely home made food and a glass of Raki. The villa itself is very well appointed, wifi, A/C, good sized accommodation, all towels including beach and pool towels provided. Cleaned thoroughly twice a week which included freshly beds and towels. The pool was cleaned every day. the outside is beautifully kept and great facilities for young children including a kiddy part to the pool, swings, play area and some pool toys. Its location is only 4k from the nearest beach and you have great mountain views. It is set in a small village and is very private. There are two village bars within walking distance. This is a non tourist area, unspoilt and a great way to feel like a local. Everyone without fail is incredibly friendly. At the end of the holiday the family came to say goodbye with lots of homemade local gifts. Fabulous.

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Liked best: Clean, private, spacious and welll apointed
Liked least: location may be too remote for some but its the very reason we booked it. nothing is too far away but you are not in middle of tourist type facilities.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Annie L
Hamburg, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Villa, lovely owners and a magical holiday for us”
Reviewed January 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed at Villa Balsam two weeks in July 2015 over my brother's 30th birthday and had a warm welcome by the family with homemade raki (popular local liquor). We were 8 people in total and had plenty of space. The house plus surrounding property is very well maintained and the kitchen is well equipped. We had a bbq nearly every night, everyone loved the local butcher and supermarket produces. Plenty of herbs grow in the garden free to use (herb butter bread was probably our side dish favourite). It is a really quiet and harmonious area. All in all we had a magical family holiday, everyone is still greatful to this day! Thank you Villa Balsam and owners :)

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KateJB03
Long Compton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful property, great views, fabulous owners, highly recommended...”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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A holiday with two families of 4 - a perfect villa... modern, open plan spacious ground floor, good sized bedrooms, one with en-suite; family bathroom and balconies. Cloakroom with shower downstairs and disabled access. Great outside eating terrace, bbq area and pool, separate children's pool was great and a separate garden with swings. The village is lovely too and supermarkets/shops close by. The owners are incredibly hospitable; a nice welcome on arrival and lovely departure gifts for us and the children. Cleaning 3 times per week and pool cleaning daily is a great facility. Wi-fi available, satellite TV's, mountain bikes... Fab beaches nearby in Rethymno, Panomo, Petres and more... We would return to this villa if we visited Crete again with a group or another family. A huge thank you to Elisavet and her family. The children absolutely loved Eva (the daughter) who babysat twice for them... another added extra.

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Liked best: Everything...
Liked least: The driveway's steep, but honestly not a problem...
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 8, 2013
Kate, her children and all members of her company are really great persons and perfect guests. They are kind, friendly, communicative and they caused no problem to us during their stay. I strongly suggest Kate and her company to all homeowners!
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