We have just returned from our 10 nights all inclusive Family room, me the wife and our 5 year old son..My review is my opinion only but i will tell it how we found our holiday.
We arrived at the airport late but flight was fine, got through and found our bus, all good, it took 1.5 hours to get to the hotel after dropping everyone off, not seen this mentioned hotel said it will take 30 mins..
Got to the hotel and check in was fine, got to the room and found our bed on the upper floor and our sons bed downstairs in the entrance area by the front door, he slept with us that night, the following day we asked for a room where we would all be on one level and we did get one although a bit small. Beds are very firm and none of us slept that well throughout our stay. The hotel during our stay was 98% dutch and few german families, the 10 days we spent only met 3 english families, not a problem but our son had no english speaking buddies to play with. Rooms and hotel very clean, internet is very poor and did not work anywhere away from the reception.
Hotel does not have what i would call a comfortable lobby or public areas, if you want to go to the kids disco or any of the social events these are held at the cotton club which is 5 min walk next to the other vasia hotel. Wine very average, beer weak and gasy, i like my beer and it is served in very small glasses but after 3 or 4 you feel very bloated, this was mentioned by all us beer drinkers. The pools are slides are very good and spotless and cleaned all the time and i noticed them doing water quality checks. Some staff are better than others, Angela at the pool was very good with everyone. Had a few cloudy days so we took the bus to bufos beach, well the gritty pebble area in front of some very dangerous rocks...not worth a visit and to be honest should not be called a beach. Walked into the local village of Sissi, it is ok for a half hour walk but mainly shops selling fake tatty crap, and only beer apart from the greek beer is Amstel..Sun beds at main pool great either, food was of good quality even if a little limited. They do a bbq that was good and also the cooking lesson on the last Sat was great, my Son along with the Head Chef made some cheese pasties that where cooked and later brought to the beach bar. The chef was fantastic with my son and very friendly and helpful and my boy really enjoyed it. Overall we had a great time and it was very relaxing and a peaceful resort, not screaming kids and you never have to put towels on your sun beds. The Dutch where friendly and we enjoyed holidaying along with them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- smartline Vasia Village is a calm All Inclusive hotel designed in a traditional village style surrounded by olive trees. The hotel is situated on northeastern part of Crete, above a small, rocky cove. From here, you can enjoy an astonishing view of the Mediterranean Sea and the majestic Lasithi Plateau. Bouffos Beach is just 1,200 meters away from the hotel, and is easiest reached by using the hotel's free shuttle bus service. The spacious outdoor area of smartline Vasia Village features two swimming pools, including a kids' pool, as well as a small water park with four waterslides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Smartline Vasia Village Crete/Sissi