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“Fantastic Place, Fantastic People”
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Mareva Apartments
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“Fantastic Place, Fantastic People”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Yanis and his family run a very good hotel, it is beautiful yet basic but clean through and though. It was great for friends, families and younge couples who want to relax. We went for a 30th and once the bus dropped us off you could not fault the sevice we recieved.
The location is great as you are away from the busy road and can walk up the hill to the most gorgeous little village where the food was excellent.
The rooms are safe and secure and a fan was available at a small charge. Yanis really made the hotel great he even gave us our holiday song. I have already recommended this place to my own friends and family as a great cheap getaway that must not be missed.

Room Tip: There Clean and basic but great for what we wanted
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Although the actual apartments themselves were very basic the holiday itself was brilliant. Yanis the hotel owner has an outstanding personality and makes everyone feel welcome and guarantees that you will have a good time! He will put himself out to help anyone who needs him!!! The apartments are situated in an ideal location, up the hill you can get to the cretian villages and experience the culture whereas if you walk downhill you have the life of star beach and numerous bars! Its a place for everyone! This is a place you have to go to!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mareva apartments. Yiannis (or Yaris as my partner mistakenly called him!) and his family made us feel so welcome and could not have done more to make sure we enjoyed our holiday. The apartments are in a beautiful spot - very peaceful - but within easy reach of the busy main street of Chersonisos (5 minutes walk downhill) and the pretty village of Koutouloufari (5 minutes uphill!). Our room was cleaned and mopped daily and fresh towels were available when we wanted them. The sheets were also changed during our week's stay. Yiannis is a great host and he makes you feel more like a friend that has come to visit than a paying guest. The Sunday barbecue was very good value for money (tasted good too!) and the entertainment was hilarious! It'sdefinitely worth the 10 euros charged to hire a fan and a safe. It was so hot that Yiannis gave us a second fan, free of charge! Thank you also to Yiannis' Mum for the perfect fried eggs that came with the full English breakfast - we treated ourselves on several mornings! We met some lovely people, all of whom had stayed there before
and we would definitely love to go back there in the future. My 16 year old son is already planning to go back next year with his friends. Please keep an eye on him, Yiannis and thank you for a great holiday!

Room Tip: A room facing the pool - straight out of bed and into the water. Luxury!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The appartment is lovely as it is set off the main streets,so it is quiet.

Staff are really nice ,the rooms are nice and they are cleaned every day.

There is another little village about 10mins up a hill which is well worth a visit.

Would recommend to any one and would Definatley return again !!!!!!

Thank you to Yannis and his Family XXXXX

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Just got back from a last minute one week stay in the Mareva, must say we were very lucky to be staying there. After reading all previous reviews and how good they were I have to say I agree with them all. Yiannis is fab and cannot do enough for you, he is very funny and keeps you entertained, all the staff who work there are great. We spoke to people there who continually go back year after year and I can see why. The location is great as you are just up the hill off the main road or just down the road from the traditional greek villages which are lovely. The rooms can get very hot at this time of year so you can rent a fan for 10 euros per week, these are a must have!!! The toasties are very nice from the pool bar and must be sampled. The pool is small but enough to cool off in and it does not get too busy so plenty of room to swim. We had a fab view from our balcony of the sea, this was room 205. Tom sum up if you want a great location with great surroundings and great people then book the Mareva, we will definitely be going back!!! :-))

Room Tip: Room 205 has fab views of sea and mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I've personally stayed in Mareva Apartments in 2007, 2010 and now in July 2012. Have to say these apartments are in the perfect location for all types of people. You have Hersonissos down the road where there is a healthy night life and lots of shops, or if you want a quieter trip to see/eat in traditional Greek restaurants there is Koutouloufair which is a short 5 minute walk up the hill.

You’re close enough to the nightlife without being caught up in it and it's quiet enough to enjoy your day without being bored.

Yannis and his family are extremely helpful and although the apartments maybe basic (but very clean) the service they offer is above and beyond any price you will pay to stay at Mareva.

Everyone around the pool is friendly, there has always been a mixed crowd, mainly couples but in all there is a community feeling to the people that stay there. Everyone gets talking and Yannis organises events for people to join in

If you're thinking of visiting Crete, stay in Mareva apartments! perfect location with two completely different areas right on its doorstep to explore and easy bus trips/car hire etc available to visit other parts of Crete!

Room Tip: Try to get a ground floor apartment as most of these lead straight onto the pool, easier to go out e...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

My fiance and i stayed at the Mareva 2 weeks ago and it was the 2nd time we stayed there, first and foremost we had a lovely time there and would recommend anyone to stay there. Yiannis and his family cannot do enough for you, Yiannis is a character and is one of the reasons we keep going back. The rooms are clean and towels are changed everyday plus the room are cleaned thoroughly. to put it into perspetive...people from other hotels or apartments use their facilities during the daytime, it's that nice :) On a personal note i had an accident at star beach (my own fault) and guess what ? Yiannis settled my panicking fiance (whilst i was being taken to hospital) and drove her to the hospital with our insurance docs and was a god ! He then came to visit us later on with some friends we had made who were staying there also and made us feel very humble. I cannot rate the man highly enough and feel privileged to call him our friend. You have the best of both worlds here, you can walk down the hill 5mins and visit the strip for either clubbing or eat at a variety of lovely restaurants or go up hill to 3 old villages for a choice of old greece restaurants....either way you win. There is a Greek night on a monday evening in the old village which is amazing so don't miss it ( you have been told) so to sum up.....if you want an amazing relaxing holiday and haven't stayed at the Mareva....what are you waiting for ??? love you Yiannis always From Sarah and John x x x

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mareva Apartments
Address: Agiou Vasiliou 21, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 121 Specialty Lodging in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mareva Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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