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Chrysalis Apartments
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      Reviewed June 15, 2012

      We have just come back from a week at Chrysalis Apartments, the location is great - a little out of the resort so its more relaxed and has some great views of Hersonissos and the bay. Our apartment was very clean and very spacious and the maid service was great. The food was also fantastic, particularly the organic breakfast and there was a great choice of fresh local dishes. The family who owned the apartments were so friendly, they helped with everything they possibly could and gave some great restaurant recommendations. I would stay here again and would definitely recommend it! Just to pick up on a couple of points from the other reviews: the sunbeds looked like they were new so I presume they have been changed very recently, the apartments are three star and not four but a very high standard for three star, and in our experience the maid service was excellent but in fairness the family are so friendly i am sure they would sort any problems that you had as soon as you mentioned them.

      Room Tip: ask for a sea view if possible!
      • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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      1  Thank Sja82
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      Reviewed June 14, 2012

      I have just spent a week at these apartments and had very mixed feelings - overall i would never go back there - but then they are cheap and as the saying goes - you get what you pay for!

      The bad points were compensated for by the good points enough for me to give this a fair review but the apartments are not the 4 star i was expecting - more like 2 star in terms of certain factors.

      Having needed to review the advert i saw initially, I can say that although we were expecting a double bed as a couple - there is no mention of double beds on the advert. This is misleading and economical with the truth - the owner said there were no double beds in the apartments at all. For a 4 star apartment as a couple you would expect a double bed, if not one to be available - instead we made do with putting 2 singles loosely together with an uncomfortable gap in the middle - beware couples!

      Secondly, the cleaning was horrendous! Don't believe any of the reviews you read here about good cleaning standards. The toilet was dirty (leaving out the details) and when asked to clean it - the cleaner didnt use bleach but half cleaned it with the brush leaving me to finish it properly. Another day we saw the cleaner come in and flush the toilet as a means of cleaning it. The bed sheets were stained and never changed the whole week despite initially asking for this. The cleaner simply folded the duvets up to make them look neat We had also to ask for new towels as these were not changed automatically.

      And last of the major complaints was the communication on leaving the apartments which was almost non existent and revealed a hidden charge of 18 euros which i found out about only on the last day when going down to leave the apartment. The owners dont tell you when you should leave your apartment and if you leave your apartment between 12 and 2 you pay 18 euros charge. This is not made clear in writing or verbally anywhere during the week. The owner told me it was written clearly on my voucher but i never saw it! Beware of this! Also the owner told me the transfer coach would leave at 5.15 so we stood waiting in the heat for 45 minutes until our coach arrived at 6. Not good for my gf who almost fainted - granted this could be coach company problem but more likely a mistake by the owner.

      On the plus side though, there were many good things about the apartments too. The view from the balcony was awesome - you could see far out to sea and the mountains all around. The apartment we stayed in was large enough for 4 people and well air conditioned (charge of 35 euro extra for this for week i must add).

      The apartments were family run and friendly with many english couples and not too many children if you want a quiet stay (not many facilities for children). The apartment is far enough from the major resort to be extremely quiet at night so sleeping no problem (only a few apartments so quiet day also) but close enough to the resort that it is cheap for a taxi 8 euros there and 8 euros back - in cooler weather you can walk as it only takes about 40 mins to the harbour and restaurant area.

      The swimming pool is large and clean and just the right temperature !

      I wouldnt stay there again because of the forementioned issues but some very good plus points too so a mixed review.

      Room Tip: dont expect a double bed as there are none - make sure you get sea view
      • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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      6  Thank traveldrummer186460
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      Reviewed June 13, 2012

      June 2012 – We’ve just had a very enjoyable week at the Chrysalis Apartments, Hersonnisos, Crete, Greece. If you are thinking of staying we are very happy to recommend it. It is family run and nothing is too much trouble for Michael, Irene and George. The rooms are good for three star with pleanty of room and separate living and bedrooms.

      We had half board and breakfast was always good with plenty to eat from a choice of eggs, bacon, Greek yogurt and honey, ham, cheese, toast, juice, fruit and tea or coffee. Dinner was individually cooked and different each night and they catered well for my vegetarian requirements.

      The compex was clean and well cared for with a nice pool and the beach was a very short walk away. The location is excellent for an away from it all holiday. If you want retaurants and some night life then you can get that a five minute staxi ride of 25 minute walk away.

      Room Tip: Most rooms have sea views but be sure to ask for one.
      • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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      1  Thank Elchimera
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      Reviewed September 12, 2011

      Stayed here for a week in September the room we had was lovely with a separate kitchen and the room was big and clean the view from our room was great! The location is okay if your okay with walking if you cut through the dirt track near the apartments it takes about 15/20 mins or 8 euro in a taxi! The pool was clean and big the sunbeds weren't the best but were fine not really an issue, the service at the hotel was great! The family are really friendly ! We eat the food at the hotel and it was lovely home made and at a good price. I would recommend people to stay here yeah the kitchens don't have ovens or toasters but who comes on holiday to cook anyway? Great place great food great people!

      • Stayed: September 2011
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      7  Thank Honestreviewsxxxx
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      Reviewed September 11, 2011

      The apartments are really small,and very tired looking inside, we went for 4days,couldnt have stayed in them any longer to cramped,unfortunately some of the bad reviews are true..sunbeds have seen better days,only 4 umbrellas left round the pool,apartments have 2 ring electric hob,no toaster,hard to make anything to eat,bathroom- u can sit on the toilet,have a shower and brush your teeth all at the same time,air con,only in bedroom,room safe expensive all not included in the cost of your holiday ..both cost us 35 euros,the walk into town is not 25 mins more like 45 mins,supermarket 15 mins away,The apartments are not 4star,BUT they are very very clean,the sheets were also clean, the pool too,But most of all Mike&familly are 5 star and cannot do enough for u,,as mike says its all ok!!!!And it was OK!!!

      • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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      1  Thank maxahern245
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