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Village of Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14 Greece
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Nicola wrote a review Oct 2022
Dundee, United Kingdom71 contributions37 helpful votes
Checking out today and can honestly say I had the best time! Yanni and Angela will do all they can to make your stay more comfortable! Pool is spotless and grounds are just beautiful. We had room 403 which has a lovely view! No sun at all but that’s what we like! I can recommend the chicken club sandwiches! They were delish! Perfect location! 10mins downhill to Hersonnisos and 10 mins up to our fave Koutouloufari! Thanks for a great 2 weeks guys!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kathy m wrote a review Oct 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom25 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here as a couple in room 505. This room is at the top end of the accomodation-amazing views of the sea-best we've ever had! Really quiet and private. Can take a short cut up to the villages through the car park. The gardens are really lovely and very well kept. We stayed on bed and breakfast basis and it was fine. Apartments are better than other Greek ones we've stayed in-although still very Greek! Just two hot plates,kettle, pots and pans,cutlery and crockery-but with so many lovely places to eat just up or down the hill we didn't need to cook! Staff very friendly. Towels changed roughly every 3 days-bins emptied every day. Would recommend this place 100%
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lee wrote a review Sep 2022
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Stayed for a fortnight in Room 107 overlooking the pool. The apartment was a nice size with a beautiful view over the pool and down to the sea. Yannis and Angela are very helpful and made the stay comfortable. The bar and food are very reasonably priced. We like to get out and explore on holiday, but we had a couple of chill out days around the pool and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We’d recommend this place and would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharon R wrote a review Sep 2022
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Just returned from a 10 night stay here. Rooms basic but clean. We had room 101 which was ideal as it was right near the pool where we spent most of our time. Angela and Yannis in the bar area both very helpful and friendly. We ate lunch there every day, good selection and cheap enough. No problem with sunbeds, plenty of them everyday. Turn right out of the hotel and up the hill to the village. Lovely tavernas, we ate at a different one every night and didn't have a bad meal. Would definately recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jivenboogie wrote a review Sep 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom76 contributions38 helpful votes
We arrived late but greeted with a warm welcome from Angela. Room clean and roomy, linen changed every 3 days, bins daily with cheery maids. Pool area, sunbeds a plenty, food and drinks good with Yanni working non stop with a smile. Landscaped gardens and just 10 minutes uphill to Koutouloufari village, many tavernas or 10 minutes downhill to lovely beaches and supermarket. Approx 30 minutes to airport. Sylvia and owner always about and helpful and polite. Mix at hotel English and Dutch, who get on well. Highly recommended will be visiting again
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fran H wrote a review Sep 2022
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Stayed for one week in August, we're a family of 2 adults, two teens. We like to support small family-run places when staying in Greece, rather than the bigger hotels. So we chose Silvia Apartments for its lovely family-feel, pool, pool-bar area, pool-table, traditional-style apartments with a small-village feel with lovely views, spacious gardens and of course the all-important location. This complex delivered on all these factors. We wanted to be a short walk to 'the strip', supermarkets, beach and fun stuff - Silvia Apartments delivered on all these factors. Situated at the far-end of Hersonissoss in a quiet location, the complex is just a 10-minute walk to the hilltop village of Koutoulafari which continues on to Piskopiano etc with shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, hotel bars etc with lovely village atmosphere; or a 5-minute walk down the hill to a very-well-equipped Spa Hypermarket, fantastic Star Beach, bus stop, and the beginning of the more-lively 'front strip' and 'back-strip' of Hersonissos. So you really are in the middle of all the action whichever way you choose from Silvia Apartments, giving you more choice of different experiences without the need for a taxi. The Silvia apartments are simply furnished and very clean (no drain smells), and linen and towels changed at least a couple of times during the week. Staff are friendly, helpful and always obliging - Silvia, Yannis and Angela friendly and welcoming. The reviews of 18-30s were a little concerning before arriving, but the younger Dutch clientele were not a problem and made for some good people-watching :) We paid for air-con 7 Euros pn. At the bar a big glass of wine t was 3 Euros, beer in a frozen glass 3 Euros, big plate of chips 4 Euros. Our apartment offered lovely sea-views from our large furnished balcony and a pool view from the front door. Lovely to sit around the pool area at night with some groovy vibes. The incline from the beach area to the complex isn't really that steep .. it's steeper from the complex towards the hilltop (about 3 mins walk from the complex), then a 5 min fairly flat walk into the village. Silvia Apartments offer great value, traditional-style, family-run accommodation in a great location.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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shell5966 wrote a review Sep 2022
Calella, Spain5 contributions2 helpful votes
All the staff are very friendly and helpful Pool area and snack bar area always clean Apartments basic but again very clean We arrived late and asked where we could get food Angela who runs the bar on a night offered to make us something A family friendly feel around the complex
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nicola N wrote a review Aug 2022
Selby District, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was an ideally located place to stay if you want tranquil and party holiday Sylvia and team were very friendly and helpful with local knowledge, the bar and pool area was clean friendly and had a family atmosphere the food and drink was reasonably priced The rooms was basic but clean air and as extra and late check out was available We would definitely return and recommend this place
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ronnie C wrote a review Aug 2022
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We have just returned from a 7 night stay at Silvia. The rooms as we expected were basic but clean upon arrival. The apartments are advertised as family friendly, however, I would not recommend this to a family. I understand it has been advertised as an 18-30 stay by TUI Holland. By approximately 2 pm everyday there are groups of girls parading around the pool, who enjoy showing of their “Brazilian” bums, some leaving not much to the imagination, and boys drinking and trying to show masculinity. Hence I wouldn’t recommend this to a family. The locations quite nice, although situated on a hill. The staff were mildly helpful, although I have to say we found yannis pretty miserable. All in all, if you’re lucky as we were, to get a room away from the rowdy 18-30 groups, although we payed the additional cost for air con, meaning the windows were shut so noise was severely limited, for a budget holiday it was ok. Definitely wouldn’t recommend to a family though. We heard from other guests horror stories of rowdy, drunken disgusting behaviour, so it’s a gamble to where you’ll be allocated.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lauren M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We paid just over £2k for a family of 5 (4 + infant) and stayed for 11 nights end of July/early August 2022. So a pretty good price considering the cost of living, rising prices due to covid, and the fact it’s summer holidays for schools. Context: My husband and I are well-versed with the Greek islands, especially when it comes to basic/traditional self-catering accommodation. With this in mind, as a whole, we agree that the holiday we booked is more or less what we expected and have experienced in the past, however there are a few grumbles about this particular accommodation at the time we stayed. I will leave you to work out what the grumbles are for yourself, from the details below: Accommodation: The 1 bed apartment we stayed in was what we expected - very basic: - two hob ring - Fridge - Toaster - Kettle - Basic kitchen essentials (pots, pans, plates, cups, cutlery) but no can opener or bottle opener - Two single beds in living / kitchen area - Wooden kitchen table and chairs - Plastic balcony table and chairs The air conditioning was not included in our package and, at 7 euros a night, we did not pay for it. To keep the children safe in the living area, we resolved to have our bedroom doors open onto the balcony and the bathroom window open. This gave JUST enough breeze through the apartment to mean the nights were not unbearable when in the daytime it had been in the region of 27-30 degrees. On the days where temperatures had reached 30+, it was less comfortable. The shower is what you’d expect from basic Greek accommodation - a wet room. The shower curtain does nothing and our top traveller tip is to keep your toilet rolls (which were plentiful) out of harm’s way; don’t bother putting towels on the bathroom floor (just one outside the bathroom to dry feet before entering the rest of the apartment), and absolutely NO SHOES in the bathroom whilst the floor is wet. Unless, of course, you want a sloppy, dirty mess. Balcony was a really good size and we had a nice couple of nights playing cards out there. There is also a clothes rack for drying swimwear etc. Our view over looked the grassy sunbed area and there was a lot of foliage, so not much people watching whilst having balcony drinks before dinner. But it did mean you could prance about nude and not massively risk being seen. We learned from other people that there were better and worse views. E.g. carpark / sea. Lighting is good throughout the accommodation, but the charging points / plug sockets are few and far between and in odd places. However, we didn’t come away to be glued to charged devices, so it was fine for us. We managed. Wifi is pretty good and our room did manage to pick it up at a good strength, with the exception of our bedroom. It worked fine in the living space, on the balcony and by the pool. All this meant was that the quiet/early my husband and I had planned to catch up on Stranger Things went our the window…and we had to talk to each other and our children instead! All in all, the apartment was a good size and kept reasonably clean. By this, I mean that when the housekeeping staff actually came in and cleaned, it was done to a pretty good standard. However, they only came every 3 days, which resulted in just twice during the 11 nights we were there - presumably because of our flight date / times and the absence of any service on a Sunday). On the days they did not come into clean, they only offered clean towels and did nothing else. As a family of 5 with two young children and a baby, this wasn’t enough. The bins were not even changed. When we asked about this, we were given bin bags, and told to change them ourselves and leave outside the front door. Not a big deal, but certainly on the more basic end of the scale than we have previously experienced. The beds were firm - too firm after 11 nights but fine for a week, I’d say. Sleep was disrupted for two other reasons: 1. There is a ridiculously noisy generator or something that could be heard from our room (104). We couldn’t for the life of us work out what it was. It was like the world was ending for several hours throughout the night, and then it would fall deathly silent around 4am. We came to the conclusion it must be the pool cleaner/filter or something like that. This investigation is inconclusive! 2. This accommodation is being marketed as two different things to the UK and to HOLLAND. In the UK it was sold to us - and several other families we encountered - as a “family, small and friendly place” very near Hersonissos village. The latter part is true. It is very close to the lovely village UP the hill, with numerous tavernas and bars that were right up our alley. It’s also true that there were a handful of other families there. However, the tour operators in HOLLAND appear to be marketing the same accommodation as “18-30” and very close to the strip of bars and night clubs DOWN the hill. We have never seen such bad behaviour from a group of young people, and that’s coming from two secondary school teachers. The noise was obnoxious and selfish all night. One group of boys even decided to play football outside our room in the small hours. The filthy habits were…filthy. Using the poolside filter grates as an ashtray. Flicking cigarette butts onto the floor next to their sunbeds. Regularly leaving glass bottles about poolside - several of which were smashed during our stay (even entering the pool at one point) and this latter detail meant we then forced our children to wear footwear walking around the pool. Silvia pretends to be understanding (several of us complained), but she is really turning a blind eye because she clearly needs the money - and they are clearly the better earners. We saw her staff taking marketing style photos of the 18-30s all larking about in the pool. It’s obviously the direction she wants to head in - and who can really blame her. They are spending more at the bar. And whilst on that topic - the bar prices vary wildly… definitely get Giannis to serve you if you can. I’ll say no more. From 9am - 2pm, Silvia poolside does indeed have a “sleepy” feel, as one other reviewer writes. But the transformation when all of the young folk emerge from their hungover holes is laughable. Silvia changes the music, turns up the volume and the whole place becomes almost intimidating when you have a young family. Finally, whilst the pool is kept clean, the plastic grates are a health hazard and need updating. Two people - one man in his 40s and a young girl of 12 from two different families, stepped on the brittle plastic whilst walking - not even at pace - and slid through into the grates. The man is lucky he didn’t break his ankle. The girl came away with a huge bruise down her thigh. All in all the experience of this accommodation was a 2/5. I rate it poor-average. Luckily, we were able to balance to irritating elements of the stay with nice days out at the water park and Meltemi beach pool and bar. It gave a well needed breather from the lary atmosphere of some afternoons at Silvia. If it hadn’t been spoilt by the 18-30 vibe, the varying (and often outrageous) prices at the bar), glass being allowed and therefore being smashed by the pool, plus the two accidents we witnessed, I would have felt more like inclined to give it a 4/5. Oh and just to finish off - this is situated half way up a big hill. Not suitable for those with poor mobility. We quite enjoyed the workout with the pushchair though! It was one way of working off the gyros!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the sea rather than the pool / garden. I saw a drunk 18-30 throwing up...
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Which popular attractions are close to Silvia Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Casa Nostra (0.8 km), Dionysos Cafe - Bar (0.7 km), and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Silvia Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Silvia Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Silvia Apartments?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Silvia Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silvia Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Moon Restaurant Wine & Bar, Retro20, and Nikos the Fisherman.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silvia Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Silvia Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (10.1 km).
Does Silvia Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.