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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Romain B
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“Perfect location in the middle of the olive trees with a panorama view on the sea, pool, local cook at home.. What Else?”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Really nice stay at the ARCHOS villa, 3 floors / independent appartments, pool, amazing view on the sea (10 min driving) and a really nice and friendly owner looking at giving you the best service possible ! Booked the cook at home for 4 dinners and had great Greek home made (in our kitchen) food also using the outside grill and the really nice pizza oven ! Food was excellent (thanks Maria !), the cook doing the shopping on pre-approved menus... Peace of mind for holidays is priceless !
Thanks again to Giannis, Maria & Manos for this nice stay ;-)

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Cleanliness, pool area, great BBQ area. Perfect for a family with kids!!
Liked least: I can't think of anything..
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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wanderlus...
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great stay !”
Reviewed 24 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Stayed with family and friends in early June for a week.
The Pluses:
1. Great, Comfortable , Clean Villa with fabulous views.
2. Fantastic host.....stayed up late late at night to welcome us over chilled glasses of Raki ! Unlimited supplies of Olive Oiland the local brew throughout!
3. Great pool with lots and lots of toys for kids..
4. Superbly equipped kitchen
5.Expansive Orchards!
The Minuses:
. The distance from Platanes/Rethymno...a Car is a must...but then, this is the scenario in almost all the rental Villas in Crete...

Overall, a memorable stay and a good base to explore Crete...would definitely go back again!

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Liked best: The Pool and the surroundings
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PranGlobe
New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb Villa - Had a great stay”
Reviewed 28 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We(group of 9 people including 4 kids) stayed in the villa for a week and had a great time.
All the facilities were up to the mark as mentioned in the website.
The host/owner of the villa is a very polite and friendly person.
The swimming pool has got lots of great inflatable toys for kids
To stay in the villa a car is recommended.

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Liked best: Cool peaceful place
Liked least: Directions to property.More signage required on the road to property from Platenus
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nickmeerk...
Andover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Awesome experience, superb location and fantastic accomodation”
Reviewed 28 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Our stay at Archos Villa was a delight from the moment we arrived. It has an amazing vista overlooking the Aegean and due to being in the foothills near Rethymnon, a cool breeze wafts through the villa in the afternoon and evenings.

The air-conditioning in the bedrooms works brilliantly (although not installed and not needed in the basement bedroom, due to it always being cool as it is built into the ground) and the cleverly designed villa interior with all the latest amenities/electrical items such as a jacuzzi bath and Wi-Fi which all worked perfectly. The service was exceptional from both Yannis (hopefully spelt correctly) and Manos, who can arrange extra facilities such as a massage, cook and yoga teachers and the likes if you so want. They were also incredibly helpful when requiring local information and other amenities.

One of the best bits we found about Archos Villa is that it has been cleverly designed so that depending on the hour, you can always find either the sun or the shade in one of the different outdoor areas. The BBQ area was great for the evening’s entertainment/meals as it caught the evening sun and the lovely pool was always clean and clear.

The local town of Rethymnon has both the usual seafront ambiance but also the beautiful Old Town and harbour areas which is 15-20 minutes away from the villa and close enough for evening cocktails and meals at numerous nice restaurants.

If you are after a villa slightly away from the "typical bucket and spade tourist areas" this is the perfect location and still only 10 minutes to the main beaches and 20 minutes to some fantastic secluded beaches such as at Panormos (please just don't go telling everyone).

We all agreed this is the first villa that we would go back to again and will be doing so soon.

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Liked best: The amazing and personal service and superb villa design.
Liked least: not a lot
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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