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“Brilliant villa; secluded location, sea views...”
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Review of Villa Danae Crete

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Welcome to Villa Danae Crete
Have a dip, cool down
Dine indoors
Anyone for souvlaki ?
Relax indoors
or outdoors
There's so much choice!
Which bedroom would you like? There are 5
One for the kids - or put them together if you want to get closer
Fully fitted kitchen
Don't like steps? We have ramps
A little 'us' time
Ground floor ensuite bathroom
Sun cream please
I can see the sea!
Have a cold drink or a coffee and watch the world go by - Cafe Olympio is right on the beach
Baklava or cream cakes from the patisserie - mmmmmm!
Visit the harbour for the day's catch
Watch the stars
Muuuum! Dad says we can go to Villa Danae Crete!
Did we mention the heated pool and sea view?
It's just a phone call away - Call Kay or Steve 0845 652 1582 or 07833 931154
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Villa -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Makry-Gialos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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AnnR1955
Perth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brilliant villa; secluded location, sea views. Everything you need to totally unwind.”
Reviewed 21 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

Beautiful large villa, all as described. Local team met us on arrival and were on call 24x7 locally. Had no need, but nice to know support was there. Villa is brilliantly equipped - everything has been thought of. Good choice of local restaurants, supermarkets, butcher, bakers; staff very friendly. Although at the end of the season, weather a very kind 28 degrees and sunny (one wild, hailstone, rainy session - which the locals told us was the first rain they'd seen in six months). Steve is a brilliant communicator - extremely fast response to enquiry and all the way through, including day one of our return home. Recommend 100%.

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Liked best: Large villa, comfortable, seclusion & privacy
Liked least: Liked everything; nothing negative to report
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Villa overall
Liked least: The awful approach road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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saralinda...
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 27 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011

It was the most fantastic villa, just the right size for us (10), with 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite). The pool was great, and the outside furniture particularly good. Views tremendous. The beach at Makrygialos is perfect for teenagers with excellent watersports (20 euros for jetskiing, compared to the 50 we paid in Malta earleir in the year). Not too crowded – always sunbeds available, soft sand, mild surf and sea not too deep or too shallow. Tavernas on the beach serving food and drinks. Our every days were so good noone could be bothered to go on any trips!

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Large groups
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Management Response
10 Aug 2011
Thank you for your very kind words which encapsulate exactly the holiday we envisaged
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blaze70
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa in unspoilt area of Crete”
Reviewed 13 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011

A true taste of the real Greece in this well equipped "away from it all" villa. We had a very relaxing holiday, everything you need has been provided in this comfortable, spacious villa. Set on a ridge the villa has lovely view to the sea (although can be a little windy at times). There is a good mix of shaded and sunny areas and an excellent BBQ for those al-fresco evenings. Plenty of entertainment for those who want a break from sunbathing with a good selection of DVDs. However you will need your own Playstation3/Wii games and our PS2 games were not compatible despite the information on the Sony site!).
A car is essential and the track to the villa is fairly rutted, so take care.
Anja (the local contact) is a great help and will provide any information/assistance you need.
The local area has a number of great resturants - we particularly liked Porphyra and Dragon's Cave. Gusto's was rather dissapointing and fairly expensive. However for the real "traditional" village taverna the Piperia in Pefki gives excellent service and food and has dancing on a Sunday evening.
Overall a fantastic holiday to suit all ages.

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Large groups Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
27 Jul 2011
Thank you for your fantastic review. We're delighted you had such a lovely holiday at Villa Danae.
Your comments about the PlayStation compatibilty are really helpful and we have emphasised this point to other guests and online.
It would be great to welcome you back to Crete sometime in the future
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daydreame...
london
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning villa, view, location, people, food ...everything stunning”
Reviewed 7 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011

We stayed for 10days and felt at home from the minute we arrived & well looked after by Anja. Thanks to Steve & Kay the villa has EVERYTHING you could need!! Cannot fault it! The pictures are beautiful... but the reality is even better! There were 6 people in our party and not once did we feel under eachothers feet.

The area is VERY quiet (which is just what we wanted), a car is much needed if you want to explore, sight see and get away from the more popular beaches (which were still quiet)... its a fair walk to local shops in 34degree heat!

When not lounging by the pool we found beautiful quiet coves, explored monasteries & had a lovely dinner at the Dragons Cave restaurant and even had the a local chef come and cook us a meal in our villa. Recommend the trip to Crissi Island.... the golden beach is AMAZING!

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Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
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Management Response
27 Jul 2011
Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. You have painted a picture that is exactly how we envisaged a holiday at Villa Danae

We hope we can welcome you back to Crete sometime in the future
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