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“A wonderful stay with the best hostess ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments

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Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments
Ipswich
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay with the best hostess ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

Weve just come back from a wonderful holiday at Marias lovely apartments. Maria is the best hostess ever along with Despoina and Manoli. The apartments are situated right on a lovely long sandy beach with a clear blue sea. What more could you want!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Herzlia, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

We just returned from a four night stay at Maria's apartments, and we loved them! The bedroom is exactly as in the photos, plus there is a little kitchen and another bed in the kitchen/dining area. The location is really great, right on the beach. There are beach chairs that are assigned to each room. Maria and her daughter Despoina are remarkably friendly and helpful, and are one of the pluses of these apartments. The room was very clean when we arrived.
A couple of minuses:
-Don't rely on their towels. They are ok for the shower, but not for the beach, and they were not changed throughout our stay. Also, the rooms were not cleaned. I thought their website said twice weekly cleaning, but perhaps I am mistaken. We were there for 4 nights, so maybe we missed a cleaning day??
-No internet: The whole little town is supposed to be a hotspot, but there was no signal in our room or on the balcony. Also, Maria has wifi, but the signal does not reach the room, so not much good.
-If you're tall, then the bed is not for you.
-Make sure you bring plenty of mosquito repellent: This has nothing to do with the hotel owners, the mosquitos are just everywhere....
I highly recommend these apartments for your Crete vacation.
Thanks Maria and Despina!
--Edie

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz_and_Rich
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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2009

I stayed with a friend at Maria's apartments for about 10 days in September. When we arrived, we were greeted by Maria, her daughter and husband and made to feel as though we were long-standing friends returning after a long time away.

We were plied us with fresh fruit and chocolate cake on our arrival and every day we had some other small treat to try. The apartments are right on the beach and falling asleep to the sound of the waves slapping on the sand just beyond the patio outside my bedroom was heaven. The hospitality we experienced, the picturesque white buildings with blue doors and shutters and the complete relaxation we achieved made my first ever trip to the Greek Islands everything I ever dreamt it would be.

Thanks Maria and Despina for making this holiday so memorable for me.

Jane G

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tzanee
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Sydney
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2009

If you want to experience the true Greek 'filoxenia', or hospitality, this is the place to go! Maria and her family are so welcoming and genuinely caring and helpful that it is a more pleasant experience than many 'luxurious' hotels I've stayed at.

The beautiful beach is literally on the back door step, there are plenty of shops and tavernas to suit all tastes. The family have plenty of advice on these too! There is a wonderful 'village' atmosphere and a sense of being a million miles away from it all. I don't remember the last time I was so relaxed.

Thank you Maria, Despoina and Manolis, I loved every minute of it and will return! Tina Monk

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tinamonkaustralia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2009

when we arrived it was the perfect location ,right on the beautifull beach we were met by maria and her lovely family .The apartments are quiet but close to the tavernas ,maria made us very welcome throughout the stay and the apartments were very clean and comfortable we would strongly recomend a visit as we feel this is the perfect greek location with truly the perfect greek hosts in maria and her family

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank northernruler
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the hague
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2009

This year again three weeks at the wonderful appartments of Maria in Makrigialos with the fantastic sea and beach.
It seems to me that every time it is getting better. Maria and Despoina spoiled me all the weeks, so you donot want to go back, you want to stay longer and longer.
Unfortunalety on all the good things comes an end, but next year I will be there three weeks long.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank connieryling
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Cullercoats
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2009

Fantastic place run by an exremely friendly and helpful family.
Everything was of ahigh standard and the wonderful location made it a home from home in paradise.
Beach is sandy and safe
There is a good selection of shops nearby.
Activities: We only left the beach to eat or sleep perfect place to chill out.
Plenty of good tavernas for fish try Tramountana, Petra Bay is a good all round choice.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JennyandJohn_9
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Additional Information about Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments

Property: Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments
Address: Makry-Gialos, Crete, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Makry-Gialos
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Ranked #6 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Makry-Gialos
Number of rooms: 127
Also Known As:
Maria Tsanakaliotis Apartments Makriyialos
Maria Tsanakalioti's Apartments Crete, Greece - Makry-Gialos

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