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7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Jeremy G
Lerwick, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Family Holiday”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Very nice villa, good size and great facilities for my extended family. The daily service was of a very high standard. Security was also good which added to the feeling of privacy. The kids loved the pool, especially in the evening when lit up. We also made use of the barbecue facilities. The location was in a very convenient location, short drive from Rethymnon beach and town centre and very close to the Crete national road. I would strongly recommend this villa for a large family, best one so far..

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Liked best: Privacy
Liked least: The cost
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Paul M
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A wonderful villa maintained to the highest standards.”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We stayed at the Knossos Estate Villa for 2 weeks in June and it will be a holiday that we never forget. The villa was even better than we had been expecting from the reviews and photos. From the moment we booked right through to our departure, the service and attention given was second to none. Maria and Manos were incredibly attentive and ensured that all of our needs were catered for. From restaurant and sightseeing recommendations to help with the BBQs and shopping, there was never anything too much for Maria to organise. She even helped find a doctor fast when our son was feeling unwell.

The gardens were immaculately kept and the facilities for such a large group were well thought out and regularly maintained by Manos. The villa is about 5 minutes drive from the town centre but the grounds are plenty big enough to keep small children(and adults) occupied.

Being the organiser of a holiday for such a large group of people, i had worried that the villa wouldn't be as nice as i was hoping for. Any concerns were quickly dismissed and we all had the most wonderful holiday. I wouldn't hesitate recommending the villa. Maria and the team really made a difference for us and we hope to keep in touch and one day return.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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cajoh
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3 reviews
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“Perfect familly- and friends villa and surrounding!”
Reviewed July 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

We were 4 families, 8 adults and 9 children spending a week in this really nice villa! We all loved the house, pool, kids area, BBQ possibilities and the perfect service from Maria, Manos and Lina. The perfect cleaning and fixing of house, garden and poolareas was very appreciated.

Maria made sure that all our wishes came true :-), everything from good recommendations of beaches and restaurants, to arranging dinners at the house, ordering taxis and just answering our questions.

The house is the perfect vacation house for big groups. We spent most of the hours at the pool area that is so nice with sun beds, umbrellas and a beautiful view. We did BBQ ourselfs, ordered take away and had a cook coming fixing dinner so only one night was spent in Rethymno.

Why leave this nice house with the faboulus view?!

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Liked best: the pool area
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
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Tsorg
London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful - Perfect Villa”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

Knossos Estate Villas is the perfect location for exploring western Crete. The Villa (Pasifai) was beautifully presented, excellently equipped and maintained to the very highest standard. Highly recommended for large family holidays or groups of friends traveling together. The Villa and grounds provides a combination of spaces to ensure that you can be all together when needed and yet have space to enjoy your own company.
Manos (Groundsman) and Lena (Domestic) are very efficient and go about their duties in an unobtrusive way to ensure that the villa and grounds remain perfect for the whole extent of the holiday. The person holding everything together s Maria, she is welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable and very informative. Nothing appears to be too much trouble from providing directions to arranging a birthday party. Maria ensured that every need we had was met and more. Our holiday would not have been so successful or enjoyable without her.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: Only being able to stay for 2 weeks!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Stianss
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The house is perfect for all famelies. We were 4 famelies with 8 grownups and 8 children from the age From 5 mnd -12 years. The house have everything you need for the children. The area outside is also perfect for the children with a beautiful playground;) its s beautiful house with a lovely viuw and a quiet place were you can get away from the noice from the sentrum of rethymno. Nearby you can also find a nice bakery to buy fresh bread for brekfast everyday:) in the same time its only five minuits with taxi down to sentrum of rethymno. The straff (Maria, manos, Lina og nikos) is so helpful and cind and if you need anything they would help.
in one Word:) everything is perfect:)
We'll be back:)

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KateChill
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“superb”
Reviewed June 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

Knossos estate villa is the best holiday we have been on as a family. So much so that this was our second time staying there.
The Villa is beautiful and really well equipped. The pool is fantastic as is the brilliant playground for the children. I can't recommend it more highly!
Maria and Manos are brilliant. They were both there to meet us upon arrival to help us settle in and help with anything we needed so it was more like arriving at a 5 star hotel.
Manos came every morning to sort out around the pool and patio area and replenish coal etc for the BBQ but was never invaded our privacy.
Maria came to check on us every now and then to see if we needed anything.(the 1st stay she arranged a birthday cake for one of the children in the group)
All in all it was 1st class and we will be going for a 3rd time next year!

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Liked best: accommodation, facilities and staff.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Alison T
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Beautiful villa, really clean. Pool, table tennis, swings and slide for smaller children. BBQ was cleaned for us each morning and there's plenty of space for the children to run around. Staff all attentive and friendly.

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Liked best: The pool
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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