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“Great Place, Great Location, Helpful Staff - All you really need!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Marni Village
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 G. Seferi, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece   |  
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Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Location, Helpful Staff - All you really need!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Just returned from two weeks at Marni Village with our two 'grown-up' daughters. Stayed in Superior Suite by the top swimming pool - would have preferred a Superior Two-bedroom Apartment but these had all gone when I booked - so book early!!!!!.

Room was spotless and kept spotless throughout the two weeks - with regular linen change.

Loads of good restaurants within easy walking distance. Although local shops have only basics, so if you want to self-cater you probably need to go into Hersonisos main town.

Didn't try public transport as hired car for 8 days from Just Rentals which I booked in advance and was delivered to and collected from Marni Village. Have a small a car as you can get away with as the minor roads can be difficult to navigate especially in the villages. Marni Village was ideally located to get around the area - give Rethymnon, Lasithi Plateau, Sissi and Elounda a go.

I arranged my own transfers with HeraklionTAXI.com which was a mistake. Although they met us at the airport, they forgot to pick us up on the way back. We did get our flight after all (it took the taxi driver 15 minutes to do a 30 minute journey which was hair-raising - do they keep to any traffic laws in Crete or are they all optional???). Thanks to the Marni Village receptionist for sorting it out for us. Next time I would ask Marni to arrange the transfers.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Hello Nickos!! Thank you for looking after us, we had such a lovely time! Such a nice resort and had so much fun. Nickos is the best! Love the 4 irish girls from July! The pools are great, place is quiet and near Koulatafari village which is lovely. The staff at marni were so nice and helpful, Nikos kept us safe and we cant wait to come back! X

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank BecHarp
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Just returned from 2 glorious weeks at Marni Village. This was our second visit. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful, very quick to respond to any concerns, cannot fault them. Very clean with good facilities, lovely pools. Very good choice of restaurants both locally and in surrounding areas. Already looking at returning

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I've just come back from a week here and it was fabulous. I went with my sister and friend and we had a great time. Apartments are some if the best I've stayed in, in Greece. Very clean and practical also, staff are lovely. Facilities are excellent, 3 very clean pools and beach bars. Also very close to lovely restaurants and bars. Not too far from the beach (10min walk) and there are loads of beach side restaurants too. Overall great time!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Me and my sister have not long been back from The Marni Village. It was my sisters 6th visit and my 2nd visit. We had a great time and will be returning back next year! The staff throughout Marni were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend the great entertainment! There is a great selection of restaurants in Koutoulafari also in Hersonnisos which is about a 20 minute walk. We are looking forward to returning again next year!!

Victoria & Paige from Essex

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Victoria B
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Just arrived home from a very enjoyable week at Marni Village. We arrived late and were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who showed us to our room and we were still able to have a couple of drinks at the bar although no one else was there.
Our room was a studio which was clean and functional but small and next time we will spend extra for an upgrade.
There are 3 pools to choose from, the main/largest pool was very busy so we didnt bother with it and stayed at the smaller pools (top and bottom pools). the top pool is by far the best with spectacular mountain and sea views. Both have pool bars which are reasonably priced.
Koutouloufari is a short walk away, a beautiful Cretan town with traditional tavernas. Our favourite was David Vegera - a very popular restaurant and there is often a queue but well worth it.
We also walked to the other side of Koutouloufari where the Old Hersonissos town is with more lovely Tavernas and traditional Cretan entertainment and dancing happens in the main square. Our favourite here was Georgios Place. Delicious home cooked food and great hospitality received here!
A 10 minute walk from here is the town of Hersonissos with bars and music etc if you want something more lively, we spent one night in nearby Malia (a 15euro taxi ride away) which is even livelier still!
All in all a very relaxing holiday and plenty on offer to entertain all ages.
We hope to return again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Just back from our fourth visit to Marni Village. The fact that we've returned again and again, and plan to return next year says it all really! Staff at the Marni Pool Bar are so friendly and helpful, and the food is really great quality. We would recommend the BBQ night - great entertainment and so much tasty food! The setting and grounds are beautiful. We stayed in a maisonette this year, but preferred previous accommodation over one floor, due to there only being one air conditioning unit in our maisonette (the evenings were very warm!). It's best to book direct with Marni Village, as there's no charge for the air conditioning if you do this!
You can't go wrong eating out in Koutouloufari. It's a picturesque traditional Cretan village. Our favourite restaurants include Galini's, Emanuel's, Patriquo's and Fabrica. It's about a 20 minute walk down to Hersonnisos; best to get a taxi back! Star Beach is worth a trip or two...

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 8 G. Seferi, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 70014, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos > Koutouloufari
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Koutouloufari
#2 Romantic Hotel in Koutouloufari
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Marni Village 3*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a beautiful, quiet and elevated position, just 150m from the traditional, picturesque Cretan village "Koutouloufari", MARNI VILLAGE enjoys splendid panoramic view of the resort area of Hersonissos bay. A perfect place for relaxing holidays, enjoying sunshine and hospitality on the Island of Crete.The whole complex is situated in an area of approximately 24,000 square meters, among 10,000 square meters of well-kept gardens with trees, flowers and bushes. Experienced and friendly personnel will always be there for you to make your vacations more comfortable and make you feel like home.MARNI VILLAGE wishes to combine on one side, a timeless, calming, nature environment overlooking the gathering crowd in the busy area of Hersonissos, and on the other side the entertaining part of Hersonissos with its exciting nightlife, plenty sandy beaches and the old harbour (about 1km away). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Marni Village Hotel Chersonisos
Marni Village Hersonissos
Marni Village Hotel Hersonissos
Marni Village Crete
Marni Village Koutouloufari, Crete

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