Blue Beach Villas are set in idyllic surroundings overlooking the bay and mountain at Stavros in Crete. We stayed at the villas for two weeks and were delighted with the accommodation in all respects. Initially we were offered a cabin style apartment that lacked space and a sea view. We were disappointed but matters were quickly rectified and we were offered a larger apartment overlooking the sea for an additional nominal cost. The apartment was extremely well-equipped, spacious and comfortable. It was maintained to a very high standard and cleaned daily during our stay. Towels and bed linen were changed regularly every two or three days.
The apartments were very capably managed by Katerina who is an absolute gem and would be a credit to any employer. Any requests were met promptly and helpfully with great charm and superb speed of service. We used the pool, which was safe, clean and also well-maintained.
We chose not to eat at the Villas as, in our view, the Taverna menu was better suited to families with children. Other English guests who did eat at Blue Beach said that they felt that the food was below average and that the service was poor. No worries as there are an ample number of tavernas and restaurants within easy reach that are of good quality. We did have an issue with our bar bill. If you run a tab at the bar we’d recommend keeping a record of what you consume as the system relied on scraps of paper and the server’s memory that’s prone to error.
Stavros is not a highly commercialised resort and all the better for that. There are a few tavernas and a couple of local shops. A hire car is an absolute must for those wishing to travel the island and enjoy its rich culture and history and majestic scenery.
One advantage for us is that Blue Beach is focused on providing high quality accommodation and doesn’t function as a “holiday camp” as some do. We loved it. We would recommend that potential guests discuss the villas being offered to them in detail to avoid disappointment. In terms of costs, internet access and air conditioning are both chargeable extras (Euros 10 for 200 minutes wi-fi and Euros 8 per day for air conditioning).
We would wholeheartedly recommend the Blue Beach Villas to other travellers who are looking to enjoy a peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings. Stavros is an ideal location from which to explore Western Crete.
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- Blue Beach Villas And Apartments.
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- Blue Beach Villas & Apartments Stavros, Greece - Crete