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Blue Star Apartments
Ranked #21 of 28 Hersonissos B&B and Inns
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2010

rented an appartment expecting the worst due to the price, was a bit of a joke between me and my mates who were at a nearby 4* but when i got there it was fine. The location was great, town and beach very close by. When my mates came to mock me they were gutted as they'd just paid over 5 times more than me for rooms not as good.

Negatives - got bitten a lot in the night but I cant really blame Blur Star for that. It was unstaffed, which I found weird, just a message on the door and a key when i arrived, never saw anyone who worked there the whole time.

Overall though, if you're not after luxury just somewhere to crash after a nights drinking or a base if you're travelling you cant beat the value.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Ghearge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2010

this was a really cheap last minute deal so we knew it wasn't going to be brilliant. We've been to Hersonissos lots of times before so at the time of booking, all we were interested in was the hotel's location which by the way was great - just 2 mins walk from the beach and resort centre. Unfortunately the location was the only good thing about the place!
Aparently the apartments were given a new name at the biginning of the year and as a result, our bus driver spent the best part of 2 hours driving around the resort trying to find the place. The bus finally dropped us off in the middle of the night at the bottom of a dirt track lined with an array of rubble and junk (including a broken toilet), and we were told we'd find our apartment at the end of the dirt track. upon arrival, we found the reception in darkness and just a note had been left on the door with directions to our room.
The the first thing we noticed about the room was a leaky sink that would have been dripping all over the tiled bathroom floor, had the cleaner not kindly left a bucket under it to catch the drips. We thought about complaining but decided as it was 3am, we'd wait till morning. Unfortunately, we soon realised that no matter what time of the day or dight, reception was never open so we were completely stuck with the room we were given which was pretty grim. The shutters on the windows were too rusty to open so the room was always in darkness and the wardrobe smelled of mould so we couldn't hang our clothes up. after about 6pm each day, the chances were there'd be no hot water left so most nights we had to have a cold shower. in the kitchen, we had one electrical socket for the fridge, the kettle and the microwave so we had to keep swapping the plugs about and try to remember to plug the fridge back in at the end!
The cooker didn't work. Unfortunately we didn't know it didn't work until after we'd spent €50 on food to cook on it.
Although when we first arrived the room was fairly clean, the cleaners actually only came once in the whole week we were there (not even just to empty the bins) and when they did come the sheets and towels weren't changed, just folded up and put back.

Our next door neighbours were a group of 4 loud, obnoxious, filthy young lads from Holland who insisted on playing the same CD on loop all day long as loud as they could. we had to share a balcony with them and because the cleaners came so infrequently, and because our neighbours were completely incapable of putting anything in the bin, the balcony was soon covered in empty beer cans, half-eaten plates of food, overflowing ash trays and for some reason tissues covered in blood. When our neighbours finally moved out, it actually took 3 days for the cleaners to come and clean it all up!
The rest of the hotel was full of groups of young Dutch people who were also very noisy. Believe it or not we actually go to Hersonissos for the nightlife and tend to roll in from the bars at about 3am however the Dutch seem to take this to a new extreme arriving back an hour or so after we'd gone to bed in huge groups and playing their music as loud as possible till 6 or 7am.
So I suppose the moral of this story is you do get what you pay for and in future we definitely won't be booking a hotel based entirely on its location!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Sarahl0u22
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Additional Information about Blue Star Apartments

Property: Blue Star Apartments
Address: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Star Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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Blue Star Apartments Hotel Chersonisos
Blue Star Apartments Crete, Greece

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