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Adonis Studios
Hornsea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best holiday ever!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

just got back from Adonis Studios in Kotouloufari, and have already booked for next year we enjoyed it that much. The studios are very clean and well situated to get to the local villages. The nearest restaurant is about a 2 minute walk and there is a big selection of different tavernas and restaurants close by. On arrival we were greeted by Ben, absolutley brilliant not a bad word to say about him, nothing was ever to much trouble for him. For the duration of our stay we were made to feel like family and this in its self made our holiday, Bens beautiful wife Aurela also greeted us on our arrival with their daughter Alisia. Our apartments were spotless and everything was perfect. Cant wait for my holiday in Koutouloufari again next year with the most amazing people ever!!!! The Rawsons :-)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Hannah R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

This is my second time at Adonis and I enjoyed it even more this time. I will most certainly be returning back next year. Adonis Studios are suitable for any age, couples, friends or families. I went with my friend and we are both in our early 20s. The reason we chose Adonis was firstly because I had stayed before and being a young female I had felt very safe there in my previous year and secondly because it is a perfect location for what we wanted. Koutouloufari is such a pretty village and very Greek (which I loved) Adonis is a very short walk from the main part of Koutouloufari say 5mins max it has some lovely restaurants and some traditional gift shops which a very lovely to look at. If like me and my friend you want a bit of night life then Hersonissos was a short walk down the hill or 7euros in a cab (we got a cab back up the hill as it was a bit much late at night) perfect for a good night out with lots of different bars all very cheap, however, watch out for the drinks down there it isn’t great booze. What me and my friend did and I strongly suggest to anyone is drink at the bar in Adonis, that is where you will find Ben! Ben runs Adonis with his Wife Aurela and their little baby Alicia. Ben will be at the bar from 9am until the last person goes to bed. Drinks are great (good booze) and all very reasonably priced! The atmosphere here is so lovely you don’t just feel like another guest or customer more like a friend or a member of their family. I have stayed and been to Crete a number of times and haven’t really felt quiet as welcome anywhere else as I did here. Strongly recommend this place to anyone. Remember your going to Crete the rooms are basic but good standard as for the pool area, well for the size of the complex it is huge! Never a fight for sun beds and the sun is there all day! If you’re looking for a fun, friendly and comfortable holiday then go HERE!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Aimee212
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

just came back from adonis studio,we a had a brilliant time,the rooms are smal,basic but clean.the location is great,the nightclubs and beach were about a 15 minute walk away or 7 euros in a taxi,the lovely little village was about 5mins walk,with lots of lovely restraunts and shops.the pool was great and always sunbeds,the Beer and food at adonis was very good and all served by the fantastic BEN,who nothing was to much trouble for.he made everyone welcome and does wonderfull b.b.q.Thanks Ben,Aurella,and the gorgeous Alysia for a great holiday,YAMAS all.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank cally62
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Royston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

After being disappointed by getting double booked last minute in the Dia apartments in the village of Piskopiano, the agent (Sun master) who was dealing with our booking found availability at the Adonis studios in Koutouloufari where we really fell on our feet.
We arrived in the early hours of the morning and greeted by Aurela (keira knightley look alike) who had been waiting all night for us, she took us to our rooms and then we was greeted by the famous Ben .
Ben and Aurela manage the studios and also have a lovely daughter Alicia, these guys work extremely hard however they always find the time to make you feel very welcome. Every morning the four of us were asked to join them for a coffee and a chat. Ben has a great sense of humour and gets everyone chatting around the bar area, he also organises a BBQ, he done an extra one for us as we were leaving before the next one. Nikos the owner attends the BBQ’s with his family and often turns up in the afternoon for a swim, he is a really nice guy with a real nice family and will do all he can to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, for example, we phoned to reconfirm our transfer to the airport, Deltanet said the coach would be picking us up at 02.45 for a 05.00 flight with an hour transfer, which left us with 1hour and 15 mins before our flight to check in ETC, Nikos and Ben agreed this was cutting it fine and made calls for us to sort it out, Nikos even offered us a lift before going to the deltanet office in Heraklion to sort this out. Thank you guys.
We hired quad bikes for 4 days, we went to many local beaches and Aqua plus( water park) about 5 miles away, great fun and you can book online to receive a 2 euro discount per person.
The studios are 5 to 10 mins stroll away from the villages of Koutouloufari and Piskopiano and a 20 min walk to the old town of Hersonissos there are lots of supermarkets, tavernas and gift shops on this walk. Emanuel’s was the best restaurant for us, you must try the lamb.
Downhill you will find the beach, here there is loads going on, Google star beach. Downhill you can also find the busy town of Hersonissos with shops, bars, banks and the boom boom nightlife should you want it. The walk back up can be a bit steep in places but Ben will always be at the bar with a frozen glass Mythos to refresh you.
Thank you to the Antonoyiannakis family, Ben, Aurela and Alicia for a lovely week we will never forget. XXXXXXXXX for Alicia

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Spencer c
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Moira, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2011

Not big review people but we used them to to make our decison so only fair we input our feedback for others.
This is our second year in Adonis and must say the sincere effort to ensure our stay was as pleasant as possible was the exact same as the first year.
As before Ben (bar man, entertainer, personal assistant, BBQ maestro) was as helpful as always, the owners, one of which is from NIreland (the white one!!) were unbelievably thoughtful, helpful and kind.
Am not going to blag on so to summurise:
Suberb settings
Ben and owners are superb hosts
Very family friendly
Extremeley safe environment
Nice bar and pool area
Short 10min walk to the town
All in all we most diffinately be back

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank Colin G
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Belfast
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

We are just back from Adonis Studiios and had the most fantastic holiday from the first day to our last.. We went with our two young sons, a family and a couple who have been going to Adonis Studios for many years, now we know why! From the day we arrived Nicos and Alison the owners made us feel so welcome and couldnt do enough for us. One of our sons had his 7th birthday while we were there and Nicos got him a fantastic Peter Pan cake with all the figures on top, he also covered the bar with melon and cherries for afters. My son was delighted and was really pleased with all the attention he got on his special day and of course he loved the cake and so did everyone else!!
The other reason our holiday was fantastic was because of the brilliant Ben the barman who was there day and night giving us drinks, snacks, loads of laughs and his famous yamas!! Ben would always go out of his way to help you and made you feel very welcome . He kept the bar open until the last person left which was quite often after 4 in the morning and was always back at the bar the next day at 9 or rather a few hours later with a huge smile on his face. We also have to mention his lovely wife Aurela who made us delicious crepes and their gorgeous baby Alicia who was always smiling.
The apartments were clean, well maintained (by Ben) and had everything there that you would expect for self catering. Yes the rooms were basic but were more than adequate and we were very pleased with our room. There are two pools, a small childrens paddling pool which our 3 year old loved and then there was the main pool which our 7 year old played in all day. There were also plenty of sunbeds all the way round the pool which caught the sun all day long.
The location of the apartments were a 5 minutes walk to the village of Koutouloufari which have lovely tavernas, restaurants and souvenior shops and the food in the restaurants was excellant especially the lamb in Emanuells. Hersonissos was a 10 minutes walk down the hill and is just the usual lively holiday town, the walk back up the hill is very tiring but with the village of Koutouloufari just up the road we very rarely felt the need to go down.
Overall the holiday was brilliant and we will definely be back next year. Thanks for a fantastic holiday and cant wait to see Ben again soon. Yamas!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
11 Thank Donna44Belfast
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

I have just arrived back from a 2 week stay here with my boyfriend. Want to be back already! The moment we arrived we were welcomed by Ben with a shot and the holiday continued from then with Ben, his partner Aurela and their lovely daughter Alicia (who i wanted to take home) keeping us entertained 24/7. Ben would sit up at the bar until as late as you could and would still somehow manage to be up bright and cheerful again in the morning. Met some lovely people here, both couples and families with young children. One of whom has been returning for the past 13 years so i believe that says enough about the place. The owner of the hotel, Nikos is around most days with his family and is exceptionally friendly making an effort to get to know all his guests. As our transfer didn't arrive at the end of our stay he even saved us from missing our flight by taking us in his own car!

The rooms have lovely sea views with large balconies and are exactly what you would expect for a basic studio in greece so i do not understand where the negative reviews are from, as the rooms were kept clean with plenty of clean towels and bed linen. The hill is steep down to hersonissos but the pool and the village itself was so nice that we hardly ever felt the need to travel down there. We got a quad bike for 4 days which allowed us to visit more of the beaches (stalis was our favourite) and go down to hersonissos if we wanted to.

Thank you Ben, Aurela, Nikos and of course Alicia for a lovely time!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank Alice_0309_11
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Property: Adonis Studios
Address: 10 Seferi Giorgou, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Koutouloufari
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Koutouloufari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Adonis Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Adonis Studios Hotel Koutouloufari
Adonis Studios Koutouloufari, Crete

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