I stayed at this complex in late June with a group of friends and all 6 of us agreed we had done well in picking this villa complex to stay.
We arrived late at night and the security guard greeted us to the best of his ability - his English wasn’t the greatest but he made us feel welcome nonetheless. The next morning we checked in with the manager Nato at reception, and she was very friendly and very helpful. Explained how everything in the house worked, and where the safe was. Luckily for us there was no air con limit - which suited us perfectly as the heat was astonishing. We were told we could stay right up until leaving the villa (9:30pm) for an extra fee of €50 which was a very good deal.
The facilities indoors weren’t state of the art, and they were a bit outdated, but for the price we paid we accepted that. But even still they were very reasonable and allowed us to do what we needed to do. The main problem with the facilities was the water - it tasted horrible and made it a pain to brush your teeth. Due to this we were unsure whether it’d be clean enough to wash ourselves in, but we bit the bullet on that one. Additionally, the curtains in the upstairs bedroom let in sunlight too easily and this affected people’s sleeping.
The swimming pool was the ideal size and the garden was well looked after, with the poolkeeper coming round to clean the pool and water the grass every morning. This wasn’t a hassle as it would take place whilst the majority of us were still asleep. The garden also had a barbecue area, and the management were kind enough to leave us charcoal for us to have a go at it.
For a touristic holiday the location is perfect, in an area scattered with cafes and restaurants, and a supermarket just at the top of the road boasting fair prices that won’t break the bank. For us the location was great in terms of food and drink, but we were in Crete for Malia, and that was a 2 hour walk away. This meant we had to get a taxi every night which cost us €15 each way per taxi, which isn’t ideal. I read on the description the strip was a “short walk away”. This strip is the small set of bars and cabaret clubs in Hersonissos, don’t be confused with the main strip in Malia.
All in all, this was a great choice, and I would definitely stay here again. The customer service we received was very welcoming and added to our stay. The only problems for us were the cleanliness of the tap water, and the curtains in the bedroom - but these can be easily fixed, and the location of the villa but we are partly to blame for this problem. I would 100% recommend this complex to other tourists visiting Crete.
After reading the previous review I was a little worried what to expect but we had a fabulous family holiday iin Villa Epato. The staff were very friendly and helpful and although the villa was quite rustic we thought it was delightful! Be aware there is only air con in the bedrooms and you have to pay extra for it and also for the safe. The pool is kept clean and is a good temperature. The location was perfect- just 5 min walk to supermarket and the bars/restaurants or you can walk uphill to a charming village . The food everywhere was fabulous and the bars great fun with lovely friendly staff. We had lots of fun in Shenanigans where they often have live music and we particularly liked Kahlua bar and restaurant. It's not a great beach but there are good beaches nearby if you have a car. All in all we had an amazing holiday and we didn't want it to end. Enjoy!
We booked this villa via Tui. It was so dated inside and not clean. None of the air conditioners worked and only after getting the rep involved was this resolved. There was no air conditioning at all downstairs. The bathroom was full of mould and basically a health hazard. The rep agreed that it needed attention but Tui didn't. My advice to anyone would be AVOID.
We had a two week stay at Nine Muses in villa Efterpi from 18 June to 2 July 2017. The villas are in an excellent location – away from the hustle and bustle of the main strip of Hersonissos but near enough for an easy walk down the hill to reach shops and restaurants or further up the hill to the old villages of Piscopiano and Koutoularfouri. We had a bit of a struggle finding the villas because of road works and the directions we were given didn’t mention them. The villa had everything we needed – although a bottle of water in the fridge on arrival would have been a really nice touch. We had a 3-bedroomed villa with one bathroom upstairs and a downstairs cloakroom. The downstairs is open plan but the only time we were inside was when we made meals. There was a TV but it didn’t get switched on. Two of the bedrooms shared a balcony and the third had its own. We bought the aircon and were really glad we did as by the end of the holiday the temperatures were in the high 30s. The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils etc that we needed. We used the BBQ several times. The villa was cleaned every day except Sunday by a lovely, friendly maid. The pool was lovely – it was checked and the whole area cleaned every morning by about 0830. The villas are well designed so that they don’t really overlook each other. We had a hire car – there is a car park at the back of the villas down a very steep slope – which was great and we explored a lot of the south and east of the Island. We ate out every day either lunch or dinner and would recommend: Palmera Seaside Restaurant right on the sea front, Myrtios Taverna in Old Chersonissos, Taverna Harakas in Old Chersonissos, Nautica Restaurant and Bar on the sea front and the Radio Café just at the bottom of the hill and turn right . We tried lots of places during our stay and didn’t have a bad meal anywhere. We found the best place to buy food was the ‘Spa’ down the hill from the villas, turn right and it’s at the end of the taxi rank. We did use Lidl up the road as well but you do need to drive there. We had a hire car – there is a car park at the back of the villas down a very steep slope – which was great and we explored a lot of the south and east of the Island. I would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone – fabulous location, lovely, friendly staff – was everything we needed. I just must also mention the mosquitoes – we were both bitten quite badly. We had brought some bug spray with us but bought some more local stuff and had plug-ins for the bedroom – be prepared!!!!!!
We stayed here in July 2017. The villas were very clean and well equipt with everything you would need, including a kettle and toaster which we found invaluable.
The outside space was pleasant and well maintained, the pool was cleaned and maintained everyday. The BBQ got good use and the loungers and chairs were comfortable and in good condition.
The villas are situated a 5 min walk from town, just note that they are up a hill so people with mobility issues may stuggle back up the hill from town. Otherwise the location is excellent.
The pool was a great temperature, ideal to cool off but not to cold that its a shock! The bedrooms are well appointed and the bathroom was far more modern than we had expected.
Overall they are lovely villas in a great location with good facilities and friendly staff. We would certainly return if it wasn't for the awful airport you have to go through in Crete.
This was our second visit to the Nine Muses and our villa was spacious and very relaxing the private pool was great as you could swim when you liked we also had a barbecue and plenty of outdoor space. We did eat out most nights as the restaurants up in the village were of a great quality and value. The only thing we were unhappy about was the small friendly bar on the site was closed as that was great last time we stayed.
We had a bad experience in May with a Villa so we where vary, we needn't have worried. Very friendly when we arrived, pool area clean and comfortable, in side the Villa was spotlessly clean, kitchen was well equipped, sofas and table and chairs, but we ate outside in the day at table by the pool. There where some really good restaurants in the town so we didn't eat in at night. Toilet and washbasin downstairs, upstairs three bedrooms, 1 double and 2 twins, plus a toilet, basin, bath with shower. Every morning a Man came to check and clean pool and pool area, then the Maid came in 6 days out of 7, between them they kept the place spotless. Air conditioning down stairs and in 2 of the bedrooms but has to be paid for in resort. No Internet but our Villa next to Reception and we could pic up Internet from there not always very good though. I would recommend this Villa also the area, the Villa is in a quiet area but a short walk into the lively town and beach with plenty of bars and restaurants, very nice at night to sit in one of the restaurants right by the sea and listen to the waves.
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