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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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thth1967
Kopavogur, Iceland
2 reviews
“All very very GOOD”
Reviewed June 28, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We were 11 people from Iceland age 5-52 years in Villa Olivar for 2 weeks. Villa Olivar is excellent and spacious and well equipped house and enough space for everyone, inside and outside.Swimming pool is great and a lot of sun beds and umbrellas, so nice. Katarine was waiting for us in the house when we arrived and was very helpful all the time. The house was nice and clean and the cleaning people came several times while we were there and clean the house very well and also the garden and the pool, well done. Surrounding the Villa is quiet. But there is a very short drive about 10 minutes to Platanias and Rethymnon town where everything is available, beaches, shops, restaurants and everything you need. I recommend having a car for shopping and also to look around, we drove to beautiful places and also to Chania and very good water park in Anopolis. it is easy to drive in Crete. Nikos the owner of Villa was very helpful when I was order and gave good information. We would have liked to stay longer in Villa Olivar and the wonderful Crete, but we just come back later. thanks for us, this is a good place.

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Liked best: great house, garden, swimming pool, service - all very good
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
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pasmpemp
Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
“amazing villa & staff”
Reviewed June 2, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I'm from Thessaloniki and I went there with some friends from England.. Our group spent an amazing week in this beautiful villa. The accommodation is spacious and the rooms, the towels and sheets are very clean. We loved the pool and the breathtaking view. Katerina was more than helpful.. She was willing to inform us about places of interest, restaurants and trips around Crete.. Katerina's sister, Lina provided a beautiful Cretan meal which we totally loved (you REALLY have to taste it ). The whole staff was very friendly and willing to serve us and help us anytime. The booking of the villa and the communication between the owner Dr. Sertedakis from the time of booking to arrival made our whole trip so easy. We would highly recommend this villa.

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Liked best: I loved the pool in the villa, the stuff's hospitality and the delicious food that we ate from Lina
Liked least: nothing!! everything was ideal.
Travelling group: Με φίλους
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dovilegau
Klaipeda, Lithuania
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing Villa.”
Reviewed October 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed a big group of friends (10 people) and everyone was very happy with our choice to book this Villa. We found everything we needed and even more. Beautiful views from the garden.
Would recommend it to everyone.

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Eleni S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect family holiday”
Reviewed September 20, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Just wonderful!! What else could I say?
We spent a memorable family holiday in Crete in villa Olivar!
Since the moment of the reservation, Dr Nikos’ assistance and help made our trip and very easy. We felt very safe and sure everything ws well arranged for our holiday!
In fact The place exceeded our expectations. Much better in realty than in photos!!
We were welcome by Maria, reception assistant of the villa. She has been most kind and helpful during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble for her.
We had a holiday in privacy and peace. The villa was very spacious and comfortable for the whole group, and every one of us (6 adults, 3 teens and 1 baby) had their own space. It felt like home, so cozy and warm the atmosphere was.
The house was fully equipped; we found everything to cover our everyday needs. I feel I have to mention the stone- built section of the house. How naturally cool it was! No matter how hot it was outside, the interior of the house was fresh, cool and just perfect. (The air-conditioners and ceiling fans were more than enough.) The pool was very beautiful surrounded by bed chairs and umbrellas in a nice garden. In the outdoor area, there were two big verandas as well as a number of chairs and tables to eat or sit and relax. We made use of the barbeque and the outdoor oven too. (Takis prepared us delicious meals there). Manos maintained the pool and barbeque areas very tidy.
There is a traditional taverna a few metres away from the villa. We absolutely loved the atmosphere, their service and food. As Nikos had explained, a car was necessary for transfers, such as shopping and going to Rethymno, but it is worth renting a car as Crete is a big island with lots of places to visit. We highly recommend this place and we look forward to coming back to Crete in the future.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Cyxapuk L
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the best holiday”
Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We have been to Crete many times but this time that we stayed at villa Olivar was the best!!
Villa Olivar is a beautiful house which is situated near wonderful mountains.
Amazing views, cool and clear pool and pretty garden! It was good and safe for the children to play in the playground.
Also a very good atmosphere especially in the evening that it is extremely quiet.We liked fresh air and enjoyed warm water in the pool.
Maria the guest manager was very friendly and helpful, Manos and the cleaners were welcoming and kind!!!
We would like to come back with our friends this time!

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Liked best: the big and warm pool
Liked least: everything was good
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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cate181
derby england
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“best villa i have ever stayed in”
Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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people found this review helpful

never have i met such special people,from the manager Maria to the cleaners not to mention the beautiful people in the village.the villa was perfect.Everything we wanted or needed was at our finger tips.Nothing was too much trouble. The location was amazing mountains sea view ,the bread man every morning thankyou all so much for a wonderful holiday.the memories will last for ever.Hopefully see you all next year.Thank you for all your hard work Maria.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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357christ...
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This is a lovely villa in a beautiful setting.”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
3
people found this review helpful

The villa was spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped with an outside barbeque area and oven. There were a number of seating areas to eat, or relax with large tables and comfortable chairs. The pool was clean and well maintained and set in a pretty garden with plenty of bed chairs and umbrellas. It suited us perfectly, because it was private and peaceful. Maria was very helpful and made us feel very welcome; nothing was too much trouble and Manos kept the pool and barbeque areas clean and tidy. There is a Taverna nearby, which had a lovely outdoor seating area. A car was essential for shopping and travelling to Rethymno, which had a great beach and an unlimited choice of restaurants, about 10-15 minutes drive. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Villa Olivar and look forward to going back in the future.

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Liked best: The private and peaceful setting.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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