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“Fantastic Holiday”
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Adonis Studios
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic Holiday”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

This complex is fantastic for those who need to relax!! It is well set out in the hillside
and perfectly placed for an evening stroll into the village amongst the tavernas/restaurants and bars etc.Ben and Aurella were amazing hosts and were always there when you needed them. We personally cant wait to go back
We are down to earth people who dont expect more than we pay for . But Ben made our holiday one never to forget ..After an evening stroll come back to the bar and drink until the early hours with Ben and guests.BRILLIANT..
From Matt,Lesley and Alanah Morgan

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed August 8, 2009

The Adonis Studios are basic but a great base for a holiday to Crete. They are located in a charming typically cretian village very close to lots of little Tavernas, just perfect for an evening stroll.

The apartments are family owned and looked after by Ben. He seems to do everything and is always around to pour you a drink and make you some food. Because this is a small apartment complex, guests soon get to know each other and after a stroll into the village at night, it is lovely to come back to sit at the bar with Ben and other guests chatting until the early hours.

This is basic, no frills accommodation but it is clean and well kept and you will not get better customer service anywhere.

I would recomment this to anyone and we will be back. We had a wonderful relaxing holiday and didn't want to go home.

Thank you Ben.
Jo and Iain

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Tiddly2winks
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Northampton
1 review
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Reviewed June 20, 2009

We've recently returned from a fantastic 2 week stay at the Adonis Studios. We were there for the last week of May and first week of June and enjoyed every minute. We were made to feel extremely welcome by Ben the host. He is so helpful with everything, full of good advice and nothing is too much trouble for him. We had a lovely apartment with fantastic views. The studios are in a great position, it's very relaxing and everything is within walking distance. The village of Koutouloufari is so charming and just a 10 min stroll away with lovely restaurants and shops. If you walk down to the town / beach, be warned the walk back is uphill, but a 7 Euro taxi ride sorts that out! Hoping to return later in the year for a weeks stay there at the end Sept.......Cant wait!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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leeds
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2009

hi there me and my girlfriend actually stayed in the petra village apartments next to the complex but after meeting ben the host of these apartments we spent most of our holiday round there!, the guy is a legend he did everything for you cooked, cleaned, served, give advise, laugh, joked everything!, he showed us round the rooms and were very good, pool erea was very nice and relaxing and the little bar next to the pool was great and thats where you would find ben most of the time haha, seriously this place is great and if you get friendly with ben and the owners you are sorted, we met other couples that were staying there and they all said it was great aswell and on night times if you just wanted a friendly drink and a laugh the pool bar was great with ben and his girlfriend showing us his special tricks!, the erea is great and weather is good all year round they tell me so dont think twice about booking here go and enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Islington, London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2009

Me and my girlfriend are 26 years of age, and stayed at the Adonis studios in June, 2009.

First off, this review needs to start by mentioning the SUPERB hospitality provided by Ben. The guy made us feel truly welcome from the minute we arrived until we (sadly) left. Anything from cooking your food, having a friendly chat at the bar over a beer or giving you reccomendations of the local beaches / restaurants, he's great for everything ! As one review mentioned, nothing is too much for him to do. The service provided was simply top notch. By the way, Ben makes the BEST egg and bacon rolls ever !

The rooms at the Adonis are exactly what you should expect for the price - basic. Our room had two single beds which were cleaned and had the sheets changed daily. We had a nice little balcony outside where we would hang our towels / clothers etc out to dry. There is a kitchen with the two cooking hobs, plus the usual cutlery and kettle you would expect. The bathroom was also fine, and has a drain in the middle so is like a "shower room" as it were. As long as you don't go in expecting 5-star rooms, you will be very pleased with them. The air conditioning cost us €30 for the week, which was well worth the money. You get a remote control that can control the temparature etc, so you have all what you need to stay cool.

The location is about 5 minute walk from the local village, which is a truly lovely place. There are many restaurants to choose from, and it is a very nice walk through the cobbled streets and relaxing views. We did not get hassled once by anyone trying to drag us into their bar or restaurant, which is a big plus. I would reccommend Emmanuells, and the Lamb in particular ! We really didn't have one bad meal all week. We travelled down to the Hersonniss main street to try another restaurant. It was good, but was one of only a few to choose from. I would personally stick to the Village for eating, and go for Hersonnissis for a good night out. There were two beaches we visited - Star Beach, which is straight down the hill to Herssonissis, and Maltemis beach, which is around a 10 minute walk to right of Star Beach. Basically, Star Beach is the livelier of the two, filled with mostly young peple out for a good time. There is a water park and a bungee jump. Maltemis beach is way more relaxing and quiet.

What we liked best - the service at the hotel, the pool, the location, the Village, the weather.

What we liked least - the walk back up the hill from Hersonissis, that's it !

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Shropshire
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Reviewed September 21, 2008

Just returned from Crete, we had an absolutely brilliant time at the Adonis Studios. The room was basic as you expect in Greece but were well cleaned and looked after well. The pool area was also clean and very spacious. The atmosphere around the studios was great, there was sport on TV, music, a pool table and drinking until what time you wanted. The studios and location are ideal for people wanting a relaxing holiday away from all the hustle and bustle, but near enough to local amenities and varied night life.

The location was great. About a 5 minute walk to Koutouloufari which is a gorgeous village, with small winding traditional streets, full of restaurants, small bars and gift shops. The food was great and the staff very friendly. If you want a meal go there!!! If you want nightlife, a 15 minute walk down the hill to Hersonissos would get you just that. There are numerous bars, restaurants, clubs and gift shops. I would say the food in Hersonissos is not as good as in Koutouloufari. Getting back to the hotel from Hersonissos for some people may be a bit awkward for the steep hill back up to the Adonis. We didn’t find it a problem and an elderly couple into their 70’s and 80’s managed it every day after going to Star beach just at the bottom of the hill. A taxi back from Hersonissos should cost no more than €7 if needed.

We also hired a quad bike, which was brilliant. We nipped over to Malia and the smaller beaches the other side of Hersonissos stopping at small villages and towns en route to have a nosey around. Although a quad isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, there are other motorised vehicles and cars for hire at decent prices.

We couldn’t write this review without a special mention to Ben. WHAT A STAR!!!!!! Nothing too much for him at all! His local knowledge was great, always around to help and a great laugh. We hope to see Ben again soon and would definitely go back.

  • Liked — Ben the multitasking barman
  • Disliked — The hill!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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nottingham uk
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2008

HI

We just returned from Crete. We booked an apartment with First Choice in Adonis Studios. When we arrived in the morning after long night journey, we where shocked!!!!!! Ben opened the door to our apartment and a horrible smell almost knock us out!!! onces we got inside we where absolutley speachless after seeing the state of the room. Very small with NO WINDOWS!!!! and flying mosquitos are absolutley everywhere!!!!!!!! The only way to put some air into the room was by keep your doors open. It was suppose to be a garden view(ha ha). We knew that this is going to be only basic place but honesly you can't even say that. Dirty,smelly toilets were absolutley disgusting!!! We contacted our rep and within a view hours we where moved to another place where we could start our holidays. We had to pay 100euro for that but it was worth it !!! If the transfer wouldn' t be possible we would DEFFINETLY return home the same day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — cleanless
  • Stayed September 2008
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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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