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Adonis Studios
East Calder, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Repeat visit”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Have in the past reviewed the Adonis Studios so really nothing more to add to the past reviews and the 99% of them that have followed but in answer to a review by Shaun & Sarah who had complaints about shower curtain and plugs not working and Believe it or not Single Beds well yes these things are possibly correct It is the Greek Isles, and shower curtains are in most studios a luxury why would you need them anyway, single beds in the heat of Crete in summer time WHY would you want them and as an after thought about things that could be fixed did they ever ask the totally efficient Ben to see to these things ??????? As for the remarks about fellow guests well myself and wife were there, along with old friends, and some new friends made on this trip and can only object strongly about these remarks,To call fellow guests who I may say they never once tried to engage with,in such terms makes me think that such people should book into a private villa where they can enveloped in their own company. We have been visiting these studios for the past 5 years and the reason we return is for the camaraderie with all guests ( mostly) old or new We are returning next year twice actually and be sure to meet up with old friends, meet new friends to wallow around the pool and hang around the bar and generally enjoy ourselves as far as I know this is what 2 weeks in the sun is for when you visit this great little spot.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Me and my other half have just returned from our holiday at Adonis studios and we had to write a review! Whilst we were searching the best places to visit in October my parents suggested the Adonis where they had stayed just a couple of months before. I am so glad we chose to give the canaries a miss and headed to Koutouloufari because we had the most amazing time and the weather was decent too! The apartments are traditional Greek self catering apartments and are lovely and homely. Everything is kept very clean including the pool and bar area and you see the maid frequently during your stay who is very nice. But it was the lovely Ben and Nikos and their families who made our stay so special. Ben manages the apartments and is always on hand to help, when we first arrived the hot water wasn't working but this was sorted out straight away. Ben is always about at the bar for a chat and to pour your favourite drink. We really cant fault Ben at all and him and his family are such lovely people. Nikos the owner made such a fuss of us and visited us many times throughout our stay, Nikos is a wonderful person and he went out of his way to spoil us and make sure our stay was brilliant. Nikos also has a lovely family and we had a great time getting to know them all, we very much enjoyed chatting with Nikos`s dad who is a prime example of just how lovely the Greeks are! The village of Koutouloufari is gorgeous and has so many different restaurants and bars to choose from including some lovely shops. After the village ends it leads in to two others which are also good places to visit and its around a 30 minute walk to the third village from Koutouloufari. We visited hersonissos also which is around a ten minute walk at the bottom of the hill, this is MUCH more lively and I can imagine is very busy in the summer. So if you like peace and quiet you're much more suited staying in Koutouloufari and the nearby villages or even getting a cab to sissi which is around 30 euros. For a really good meal with a great atmosphere then head to the alchemist in the village,this was one of our favourite nights out! I think my other half's favourite night must have been the BBQ night though that Ben hosts at the Adonis , and we were all stuffed by the end of the night. I'm a vegetarian and I didn't expect much more than a Greek salad but they knew in advance and got a restaurant up the road to prepare me a massive tray of stuffed vine leaves which were amazing! Nikos also comes round at the end with some treats from the best bakery in Greece. We are going to book next month to visit again as soon as the season begins and we are so sad to be home. Please ignore the bad reviews, we met so many lovely people and we really enjoyed the company of the other guests. Thank you so much for making our holiday the best! Lots of love Charlotte and Chris x

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Just want to say to Shaun and Sarah that we have travelled over 50 greek islands in the past 40 years and its normal not to have plugs (though we did have one in kitchen sink in Adonis) it's also normal to have single beds which is why folks often take string to tie them together!! As for complaining about the other guests the word "tolerance" is what you are looking for. We tend to keep ourselves to ourselves and do not hang around hotel bars. However all guest were ok during our fortnight and not "slobs" but decent hard working folks enjoying themselves. Perhaps you should stay in Uk or splash more cash for a really upmarket place when you travel overseas. Anyway thanks Ben and Nikos for your helpfulness and friendliness during our stay. Lyn and Harry

Room Tip: ours was 203 and it was nicely located for peace and quiet
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Just returned from a week here for a late season break. These are lovely simple apartments. Basic, as you would expect from Greek budget accommodation but clean and comfortable. Everyone is very friendly, especially Ben who works long hours to ensure all the guests are well looked after and enjoying their holidays. He runs a great weekly BBQ which is amazing for the money! Beautiful views from many of the balconys as well as the pool area and a short walk to the village with plenty of great tavernas. Recommended! And a big thank you.

Room Tip: The sea view rooms on the upper floor are perfect
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was our third stay in this paradise and I could never recommend the Appartments, Ben and Aurela, Tonya, the cleaning lady and even the owner, Niko (who makes a real point of getting to know ALL his guests) high enough!!
The Adonis Appartments are everything it says on the tin and more. Once again we met some lovely people here again this year as well as great friends we have met over the last three years who, like us, were back for umpteenth time!! We will be back next year!! We may even have a drink or two and even 'slob' around the pool!!!!! I love the Adonis Appartments XXX

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We have recently returned from the Adonis Studios, it was true to all the brilliant reviews we read before going, full of friendly fun people.
We were met by the lovely Ben at 2am, tired n weary but still joined us for an anniversary drink.
We were all set to go out to celebrate in a lovely restaurant the first night but Ben told us it was the BBQ so we didn't hesitate to join in and we are so glad we did, we never stopped laughing all night, gorgeous food and delicious cakes brought by Nikos the owner.
The room was very spacious, and spotlessly clean, plenty of hot water and lovely clean bedding and towels.
The Adonis is in a quiet location but only a short walk to the bars and restaurants,
We had originally booked a 5* AI hotel to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, but decided to go for something more personal and The Adonis certainly did that....it was everything we dreamed it would be.
Your season is almost over Ben, enjoy your rest over the winter, take care of your lovely little family and say hi to Nikos for us and you never know we may be back next year :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a brilliant holiday, clean, tidy and a great place to stay. Ben (best barman in Crete) and Aruela were brilliant very friendly and made our stay a very enjoyable one along with all the great guest. Nikos was also very welcoming and joined in the BBQ night which is a must, he bought some lovely cakes which we enjoyed. The location was just a short walk from Koutoulafari which had some great bars and resturants and we enojyed all our meals.
We will return to the Adonis sometime in the future but we do still have some Greek islands we would like to visit but you never know it might be sooner than we think.
Thanks to all for a fab holliday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
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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
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