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Dionysos Apartments & Studios
Ranked #25 of 52 Hotels in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Great holiday”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Just come back from a great holiday at the Dionysos apt in Crete the staff were friendly the location good ,made many new friends , would recommend these apt to any one,thank you Anna Thomas ,cookie (Tanya) and Melinda

Stayed September 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our late night-time arrival was somewhat daunting and all we could see was the main road that runs along side (but separated by one other small road),of the Dionysos Apps. until the next day we did not know what to expect. However, Thomas was there to welcome us and to show us to our room at the very late hour. Next morning we awoke and found our room overlooked the same main road, but the wonderful blue sky made up for this and the double glazing. The actual set up at Dionysos is excellent. A lovely pool area with bar and tables for eating from. All very clean. Thomas and Anna who run the place for the Greek owner, are German and speak excellent English. They run the place with much knowledge and efficiency. They are assisted, and service is further complimented, by Melinda and Cookie. The Greek owner only accepts British Guests. Suggest you remember what you pay for!! Rooms are clean and tidy but not 5 star. Our bed sheets were extremely well laundered and white, as were the towels and we had changes. Those who complain should remember what they would get for the price back home!!! Service and friendliness makes up for everything. We have traveled much in the Greek Islands, always Self Catering (to help the locals, with varied welcome and standard) but would stay here again! We are not 'pool people' and like to be with the local people and visit the villages on the Island. Eating out is exceptional at Maria's Beach Restaurant on the seafront - you will know it because it is ALWAYS full every night! We had a wondrdul time and excellant hospitality from all - especially as it was our wedding anniversary treat. Teresa & Roger, Herefordshire.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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sheffield
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

a big thankyou to thomas,anna,melinda and cookie! you guys helped to make a good holiday a great one.don't believe the bad reviews,these guys are NOT pushy they just want to help!! what a nice old guy demetri is.if you want a posh 5 star place then this is not for you but if all you want is somewhere clean,friendly and fun then this is one to consider.

Room Tip: lower level rooms are much cooler and quieter than poolside
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I have just returned from a 2 week holiday first time we had been and will be returning again next year ignore all the bad reviews it is what you make it and if you want 5 star treatment go to a 5 star hotel and i expect the whingers would still find something wrong We can only say thank you to all the staff Anna( cleaner ) Thomas,Anna ,Cookie and Melinda for all their help and kindness thank you Cookie for my breakfast and cutting my crusts off thank you Anna for many enjoyable times at the bar and thank you melinda for keeping my glass filled up.Had great nights at the Barbecue also pasta night we did not feel the pressure to either eat or attend functions no one held a gun to your head and made you stay.Thank you Thomas Anna for many entertaining talks at the bar thank you Cookie for cutting my crusts off my toast thank you Melinda for keeping my glass filled up.Was on the main road but did not bother us soon got used to it.If you cannot say anything good about people do not say any thing at all. See you all and Dimetry all next year.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

After spending 2wks in OVER the road as everyone says... I would'nt recommend it might be a different story in Dioynsos1 but thats down to Thomas Cook's false advertising .The staff are VERY well trained at their jobs which I suppose with the state of Creece at the moment I cannot blame them but too much pressure it puts you off big time if we'd had wanted to play wii games and bingo we would have gone to Butlins in Skeggy!!!I must say when it comes to important matters they can be relied on but I should hope so they are our hosts!.Our rooms OVER the road are so basic the kettle was plugged in by the bed, curtain poles fell apart every time you drew them back, the beds are sooooo HARD with very tatty sheets some with holes the pillows not much better The owner Dimetri is a very harsh buisness man we had no hot water for 3 days until finally my husband approached him he blamed it on the ladies doing their washing what a joke all he had to do was get a guy in which is what he did then came round to us all in our faces having a go which I found very upsetting. He is that tight in the courtesy room there is a cubicle but no water fittments 25euro to keep youre room on 12-6 and 10 euros a night air con these are old rooms needing a lot of TLC as the best thing about the rooms is the view .Be warned to watch valubles there was a couple of thefts one evening as these rooms are easy picking from the back .The Romantic Corner on the beach does cracking food and the staff are lovely as most off the people are on the beach front this is not the sandy end that is a good walk away.We found insufficient sunbed lounges rou d the pool as there was 6 of us the owners words were what do you want me to do ? so we ended up at the Amozones where George made us all so welcome with no hasle and commitment .If booking these apartments be very wary and do youre home work So dissapointed we all are !put us off Crete full stop!!.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

just back from a fortnight in the very hot sun of crete,
after 11 years away from crete it has changed a lot
the positives of dyonysos...its near the beach,it has a pool,the owners dimitri and his wife are nice.
the negatives..its bang on the main road that is very noisy 24hrs a day, its very english orientated from the entertainment to the football on the tv.
the prices for food and drink are the very high and higher for water and juice than drink.
the town has much better places to eat and drink at half the price.
i understand how some people feel about the bar staff and the pressure to spend spend spend, but it is a franchise that thomas and anna have been in for three years and they also run the basics of the hotels duties so if you dont like them they will always be there.
the cleanliness is lacking but not the fault of the cleaner anna to be honest she has little time and like all the staff there do very long days a deep clean is very much needed as shower walls and floors have extreme gunje build up but as for daily grit and dirt she cant be blamed as you live on a mountainside with rock dust blowing in the wind.
i think the apartments 1 is built the wrong way round and would be fantastic facing the mountain
the electrics are a bit out of date and a bit unsafe especially considering the amount of children come here.
the pool has a lot of lights around the seating area that only ever seemed to be on when the [crazy bingo] was being played so pretty unsafe for late comers coming back to their apartments.
as for the staff...anna [cleaner] very nice and tries to help
thomas seems polite but is very money orientated and if its not coming from you he soon ignores you
anna.. thomas,s [partner] very sweet and pleasant to us most times when not engaging in catty talk with people who come back year after year. it doesnt suit her
melinda..dont get her name wrong..perhaps the least pleasant member of the team and will either like you or use bully talk on you if she doesnt like you perhaps being dutch is how they behave
and cookie the english cook does her job and will chat whenever she can tends to distance herself which is probably best for her. just a pity she cant feel free to create more of her own meal choices as the menu is very child based and not much creation, perhaps not her fault but for the prices of the apartments i would like to have seen more chefs specials etc.
the pasta night is fine if you like as it says pasta...... forget about the filling theres not much...
the bbq night is more for other people to eat your money as you will see thomas eats more before its ready than you can eat. there was also staff members family and friends always coming to these functions and i feel they wouldnt have to pay to eat .
people have been coming here for some up to 9 years and i need to clarify its not the germans who put their towels out before 7 am its the english very bad that the apartments doesn't control this better as some never come out to 10/12 o'clock and unfair for other users.
if you come here year after year you are treated very differently and unfortunately as a first timer here like many others it is well noticeable.
so all in all for everyone being in your face every day only one member of staff was around to see us off... thanks anna somehow melinda and thomas for once were no where to be seen.
no reason for the treatment as we more than paid for his bar and made efforts to attend most nights for a meal or a drink bar the last pasta night where thomas asked us if we were coming we said no we were going to the Italian restaurant amici..he replied what...to eat pasta...
yes thomas... eat pasta good pasta in a relaxing atmosphere at half the price of yours.
and yes it was still nice to get away and who knows i may be working around there myself soon so the competition will be on you then but i wont be one of those who comes back to dionysos year after year there more to life than wobble wobble crazy bingo and frozen pizza....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is our 8th visit to Crete and we have always stayed at these apartments.
Demetri and Venessa, the owners, are lovely people.
Thomas, Anna Cookie and Melinda are fun people, in both a professional and sociable way and will do any thing to help you.
Thank you Anna for cleaning our room. We hope to see you all next year so please save our room.

Fantastic time yet again. Thank you all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dionysos Apartments & Studios
Address: Coast road, Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Stalis
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self catering Studios and Apartments ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Dionysos Apartments Hotel Stalis
Dionysos Apartments Stalís
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