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Piskopiano Village Apartments
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed at the Piskopiano Village Apartments for the week 22nd October-29th October. We arrived just before 8pm and can honestly say as we got out of the taxi, we were greeted by George and Daniella and immediately felt at ease and welcome. We were shown to our room (room 13) and I was pleasantly surprised, twin beds and two singles, it was spacious and clean, there were towels and toilet roll there for us. Kettle and pans cups and glasses where in the cupboards above the sink (more than satisfied with the facilities considering we were self catering). Our room was on the ground floor facing next to the reception area and bar and although that may put some people off it didn't bother me or my 7 year old son as the guests and owners were respectful. I couldn't fault the cleaners one bit, although early starting, I just adored the wife and husband who worked very hard and long hours, our towels were changed twice in the week (which isn't a problem as we also packed our own) and the room was brushed and cleaned more than twice in the week. Bar is nice, pool is good although the top pool was closed the bottom one remained open and the bar area by the pool was good too. Serving cold and hot drinks and snacks. There is a play area for the children also. The pictures you see (the good pictures) are exact. I really couldn't fault the staff or accomadation. We did eat out and I must admit the taverna that gets a lot of good reviews (Davids) was good but not the best, as it is recommended by previous travellers it was busy and we had to wait outside but in all honesty it wasn't worth the wait, it felt rushed from having to wait to get a table, when we did get one it was sit down, order and out. I had the lamb which was bone and rabbit which had a lot of bone in it, and although cheap to eat there I would rather pay the extra and be able to have a relaxing meal and feel we can leave when we are ready. We then tried another taverna the next night Gevsi and i can hand on heart say the food was delicious, we had a meze and it was beautiful, we were reluctant to eat there as it didn't seem busy but please don't let that put you off... it was delightful and relaxing. Hiring a car is also good on the purse and it was worth hiring the car for the 3 days which was staright forward with no complications. Lovely relaxing holiday would recommend the Piskopiano Village Apartments.. Thank you all :)

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

we have just returned after a lovely stay.we had a one bedroom apartment which was very spacious overlooking the top pool near reception.apartments are in a great location for the three villages and near to restaraunts etc. sofia the owners mother was delightful and although greek & 87 years old,we managed to communicate.we will be back in may thankyou.

Room Tip: rooms near the top pool near reception are quiet
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5  Thank deeStockport
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We have just come back from a short break at the village 14 to20 October.on arrival we had a very warm welcome from George.we had a much bigger apartment than the one we booked wich was a nice surprise.we had room 13 on the ground floor which was next to the bar,and where George and his friends would hang out at night we thought it would be noisy and intrusive but it was actulally nice people watching and listening to George put the world to rights.the apartment was clean,the bins emptied every day clean towels once aweek which was fine.the pool area was nice and clean with plenty of sun beds for all.the village had lots of nice restaurants a very nice atmosphere every where we went.we read a lot of negative things about the apartments along the lines George only likening the Dutch and returning customers but this was not the case. If we had any problems Anna was very helpfull and looked after us. All in all for the money a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Helen H
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

lovely friendly staff,who do their best to ensure you enjoy your stay, apartments and complex brilliant for the privé, however agréé that Both pools not idéal for weak swimmers, surrounding area lovely,some great restaurants,you can have real laugh with staff,or you can isolate yourself for quiet holiday if thats your preference.
Not enough toilet rolls _ get à grip,self catering means you cater for yourself.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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6  Thank Claw66
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We (Lesley and Liam) have recently returned from staying, for one week, in the Piscopiano Village apartments (8th - 15th October). We arrived at 9.30pm, to a very warm welcome by the staff sitting at the front of the building. We were shown to our (huge) apartment and Danielle helped with my case, obviously because she knew the way.

The downside to staying here: the bedding was not changed all week and the towels were changed only once. However the bins were emptied every day.

The Upside: Our apartment (no. 46) was very spacious and provided very adequate kitchen/self catering facilities. The facilities: the two pools; table tennis; table football; children's park;the pool bar; the very modern lounge;computers in the reception area, were excellent!!

The staff: Mr. George and his mother, Sofia (who I guess wasn't a member of staff), George, Daniella and other ladies on the reception were extremely and friendly and helped with anything you asked of them.

We met some fantastic people who were staying at the apartments: Neil and Jane from Yorkshire, Steve and Sue from Hartlepool and Spencer and Carol from Surrey (?) Hello to you all and thank for such lovely company xxx

Restaurants: we ate at Gevsi, just across the road, where Tanya, her husband and her daughter worked extremely hard at providing excellent greek dishes. We also ate at Kostas Taverna, (turn right outside the apartments, then turn left up a small hill), which was also of excellent quality. David Veggera's was an experience in itself, where if we were able to get a table it was a miracle, but once we did we found that that the food was to a very high standard, the freshest of greek salads we have tasted and the most succulent pork fillets we have ever. tasted! Please don't be put off - if the restaurant is full, keep trying!

The stroll to the other villages, Koutoulafari and Old Hersonissos town was extremely pleasant. We had stayed in Koutoulafari in 2006 and it was great to see that places such as Rahati (Dutch pancake), were still very much up and running.

We would highly recommend staying in these apartments, in this village and visiting the neighbouring villages to make a very enjoyable holiday indeed.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank LesleyJManchester
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We were neither returning visitors nor Dutch, so can hopefully give an unbiased review of these apartments.

We booked a 1 bedroom apartment via Alpharooms and on arrival were given the 2 bedroomed apartment directly above the bar/ reception area. First impressions were great- the room was clean, and as well equipped as any other Greek self catering apartment we've stayed in. We had the benefit of two balconies to choose from too which was great. The bathroom was modern and had a glass screen to one side- definitely one of the best bathrooms I've had in Greece. Air con was an additional cost (42 euros for the week) which again is pretty average in my experience. The beds and pillows were the most comfortable I've had on holiday in some time.

We keep pretty much to ourselves on holiday so can't really comment too much on the staff, other than to say that when we came into contact with them they were friendly and polite.

Cleaners came to the room daily to empty bins. Towels were changed and floors swept and mopped twice in the week we stayed, and the bed linen was not changed during our stay. To be honest this was perfectly adequate for us. There were 2 toilet rolls when we checked in- every other place I've stayed has only provided 1 and then you buy your own.

I agree with a previous comment about the pools- they are very deep (1 at 3 metres and the other a little less). No problem for us but I imagine it would be an issue for those with children so something to consider. Pools were cleaned throughout the stay.

We found the apartments to be ideal for us as a couple looking for a quiet relaxing holiday. We have stayed in Piskopiano before at the Matheos Apartments, which evidently get higher ratings but we preferred Piskopiano Village as the room and pool facilities were of a better standard. We would definitely stay here again.

As a final comment- I do think it is worth emailing the hotel prior to arrival just so you have confirmation that they definitely have your booking. Not so much a problem if you book a package holiday but we booked separately and have heard of occasional problems when booking with 3rd parties like Alpharooms (not specifically at this hotel but all over).

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank NickyK81
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

I WHOLE HEARTEDLY agree with the comments made by Kim C.
Earlier negative comments made by others should be totally disregarded.
We are regular returning guests at Piskopiano Village and can honestly say that we have never had any problems during our stays. Mr George, Anna, Daniella, Marianna, Georgios and Maria are very hard working excellent hosts - nothing is too much trouble for them to ensure their guests have an enjoyable holiday.
How can some people be so small minded to let the provision of a toilet roll ruin their holiday?.
If it's 5 star all inclusive accommodation you are looking for - this will not be the place for you, however, if it is simple, clean self catering accommodation you are looking for with a wonderful management team then this place is a MUST. How people can complain, considering the cost of the accommodation, is totally beyond me. 10 euros per room per night - ie £9 per night per ROOM not per person!!!!!
I am confused by some of the negative comments - It must have taken them hours to write their concerns and slag off everything they can possibly think of - only to conclude by saying they might return to this accommodation again!!!??? Why???

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Coleham
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Address: 37 Europe St., Piskopiano, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Piskopiano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Piskopiano
Price Range: $24 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Piskopiano Village Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Piskopiano Village Apartments has lovely traditional Aegean Island style decor. An ideal place for relaxing and close to many interesting places to visit, most of which are within walking distance. The apartments are located in the hills above Hersonissos, between the small villages of Koutouloufari and Old Hersonissos. The apartments have panoramic views of Hersonissos Bay which is a 15 minute downhill walk. Facilities at Piskopiano Village Apartments include 2 outdoor swimming pools with children's pool, pool showers, free sun beds and umbrellas, a poolside bar serving snacks and drinks during the day. For children there is a small play area. The indoor bar has a big screen satellite TV, a pool table and internet access. The bar has an outside veranda and is a popular place to socialise in the evenings. There is an 18 hole golf course and water park 4km away.Due to it's hillside location it has a number of stairs which make it unsuitable for buggies, wheelchairs or those who have difficulty walking. Heraklion airport is 24km away, Knossos is 34km, Malia is 5km.The apartments welcome families, couples and well behaved groups. ... more   less 
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