My brother and I booked to go away for a week in Crete in August and having never been do this part of Crete before I was a little apprehensive as to what to expect.
My brother and I went half board so we had breakfast and evening meal included in the price.
We pulled up to the hotel though quite late in the evening so couldn't really see much of the area.
We had the most welcoming arrival from the two brothers Manos and Dimitris who asked if we were hungry and produced a fantastic plate of Greek delicacies which was outstanding !
We then went to our room which was had very modern decor and air conditioning at a set price per day although we didn't feel we needed this as the room was cool enough.
The beds were very comfy to sleep on and the best bed I have ever slept on in any hotel !
The bathroom was also very modern with a fantastic jet shower system which shoots water at you from the sides as well as through the shower head giving you a massage experience. The bathroom has a hairdryer built in which came in very handy.
The room also has a fridge with a separate freezer compartment for the ice. Plenty of storage for clothes also which was great.
Our room had a fabulous sea view overlooking the gardens which were beautifully kept with lots of greenery and gorgeous flowers.
When we woke in the morning we went down to the dining area for breakfast where we had a lovely greeting from Mum Heidi and Dad Marinos. The hotel is family run and they cannot do enough for you to make you feel at home. Heidi explained all about how breakfast works and the times etc, the breakfast was continental and there was always plenty of choice and fresh fruit and bread each day.
Heidi is very fluent in many languages and was always smiling and friendly and helpful at all times. The family pride themselves on their business and it shows because the hotel is run perfectly.
Heidi and Marinos would run the hotel by day and Manos and Dimitrius would run the hotel in the evening.. they are a fantastic team !
The hotel consists of 40 rooms so it is small but perfect for couples, single people or families with children. I personally don't like big hotels with lots of noise and this hotel is quiet if its a relaxing holiday you are after. The pool was very clean and a good size, and there are plenty of sun loungers to go around.
The beach was literally minutes walk from the hotel so if you fancy a change from lounging by the pool then you can stay by the beach all day. Sun loungers on the beach are 6 Euros to rent for the day.
The hotel is situated in a fab location with just a taxi ride into Hersonissos which cost around 15 Euros. Here you will find your bars, clubs restaurants and shops, there is something here for everyone !
Having our first evening meal at the hotel was an absolute pleasure, the choice of food was absolutely fantastic ! Manos and Dimitrius would explain what each dish was every night so we knew what they were serving. The dishes were traditionally Greek and of the highest quality. The cuts of meat were the outstanding and all the vegetables and salad dishes were very fresh and we later learned that they are organically grown on site and picked for eating.
After lunch one day Heidi and Marinos brought my brother and I a sample of the Figs that they grow in their garden. I have never tasted anything so good in all my life, they were absolutely out of this world. You can tell that they have a true sense of pride for their Greek culture and for the heavenly food that they produce.
Heidi, Marinos, Demitrius and Manos are always on hand to offer any advice about the area or places of interest to see. They recommended some fab places for us to go and were extremely helpful.
My brother and I are between 28 and 33 and we found plenty of things to do in the area.. I would highly recommend the Star Beach, New York and Paradiso. Some of the pubs you have to be careful as they offer deals of buy one get one free but if you sit outside you cannot see the alcohol they put in the drinks so I would recommend sitting inside as they put the correct amount in your drinks.
On our last day we had to check out at 12pm however we were allowed to keep our cases in storage and then there were rooms in the hotel downstairs where we could wash and change before leaving for our flight.
Heidi and Marinos even waved us off when we left which I though was very touching.
Overall our holiday experience was fantastic and I cannot say a bad word about this hotel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone, a beautiful family run hotel which prides itself in its cleanliness, customer service, fresh food, helpfulness and it's Greek culture.
A beautiful hidden paradise and I would recommend to everyone !
Thank you so much Heidi, Marinos, Dimitris and Manos for making our stay perfect !
Hope to return very soon,
Julia and Simon, Wales xXx
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