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Nymphes Luxury Apartments
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Agia Pelagia
Reviewed 3 October 2007

I love Nymphes. It was like visiting family who didn't mind you were there longer than three days. The rooms were comfortable and the view fantastic. If we were out on the balcony in the afternoon, we would leave our door open and the kittens would come in and take a siesta on the bed. Pepy even made tea made from herbs located around the apts. for my mom. She also gave her a tour of the plants and loaned her a book on herbs. Pepy and her staff are just really fabulous.

This hotel is secluded, though, and you really need to have a car. We were going to rent one before our visit but were finding prices exceeding $500 for a small car with insurance. Pepy arranged for a car rental, with insurance, for four days at a cost of 204 euros *and* they delivered it to the hotel. We simply dropped it off in the airport parking lot when we left. She can also make arrangements for ferries to the other islands.

We were going to stay someplace recommended by the guide books but I read all of the reviews for Nymphes and decided to stay here instead; I am so glad we did. I've done a lot of traveling and Nymphes is unlike anyplace I have ever stayed and is all the better for it.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 September 2007

Can only echo previous reviews - the view is stunning (not up early enough to confirm sunrise!!), the place immaculate and the welcome friendly and relaxed.

You do need a head for heights and some confidence in piloting your hire car - if you are planning to arrive late in the day then get Nymphes to arrange an airport collection and get your car in the morning - road is fine (if a little bumpy and steeep!!) in daylight. Also the local road has a lovely new surface and even guard rails - spoilsports......

Fruit from gardens lovely and the little resort of Agia Pelagia (10 mins by car and 1000 feet lower) has a good choice of eating (Kri-Kri fun and Bazaar cheaper and excellent) and bars, but nightlife is a little limited though fine for us. Nice little beach and felt very safe with sufficient shopping and easy parking - may be more difficult high season.

Studio rooms are all individual with decent (std UK size) fridge and sufficient cooking stuff - does anyone actually eat in apart from breakfast?? - with cosy bathroom. Worked fine and very clean but a few more inches or a solid shower wall (rather than curtain) would make it feel better. Good toiletries and loo paper that could be flushed - lot of Creten loos do not take loo paper....!! Aircon excellent, bed comfy - suitcase storage a bit tricky - we used the balcony as it never rained.

Balconies are huge and have soft chairs and table - breakfast and evening wine location par excellence.

Need to like kittens - though if you ignore them they will soon find someone to feed, cuddle and like them. All are very friendly and cute....

Pool is stunningly set but water chilly and can be a bit breezy - though air temperature had dropped a little when we were there

Great peaceful spot, rest of Crete pretty good too, though can invove a fair bit of driving to see the most spectacular bits.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Robin T
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Reviewed 9 September 2007

Stayed in this place early September for a weekend attached to a business trip in Crete.
I enjoyed the great views onto the northern coast of Crete, the quiet location, morning swim in the pool and the friendly service. I disliked an arrogant hungry stray cat on the terrace.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 August 2007

I could say that it is the best hotel, i have ever stayed. It combines an extraordinary view with the real sense of hospitality and privacy, too. Everywhere, you realize a good taste, that makes the difference... Congratulations to the owner. I recommend Nymphes, without any hesitation.
Maria, July 2007

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank MariaBruxelles
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Reviewed 3 August 2007

My husband and I and our 10 yr old daughter stayed for a week in June at Nymphes in Crete. I had found the property searching on trip advisor and by reading the reviews, and decided this was the place for us.

We flew in from Athens to Heraklion airport which was an easy 50 min flight on Aegean airlines who are very reasonable.

Pepy the owner of Nymphes, had arranged a taxi to take us from the airport to her home and then had a rental car delivered to the property later that day. Doing it this way allieviates the stress of trying to find the property- only 30 mins from the airport but could be tricky to find as you need to leave the highway and navigate a somewhat windy road up the hills.

We arrived there to find Pepy waiting for us on the driveway, a good indication of her hospitality! Our unit/balcony was the one in the trip advisor shots and although weathered, it was a great apartment. They are very compact, but sufficient and have all the basics. Rada, who helps Pepy with the property was great too and leant us her fan and was always willing to help out. Pepy also allows you to use her internet connection and computer free of charge which was great as I waskeeping a blogpage of our travels for everyone at home. She also leant out books to customers and had a free trading of novels that you could help yourself to.

We had a fantastic 6 nights there, swimming every day and relaxing in the sun. The sky is an incredible blue here and you can see so far out that the sea and the sky meet on the horizon!
It was pretty hot - around the 40 C mark each day and that beautiful pool and sun loungers were put to good use.

The nearby town of Agia Pelaia has everything you need and seems to be filled with british and german young families. We went to several restaurants there but our favourite by far was Kri Kri, owned by George - who's specialty is cooking flambe meals while you watch. He also served us home made lemoncello sorbet and sweet cheese pies covered in honey free of charge.

In conclusion, Nymphes was a fantastic place to stay, one that felt like home. From all the gorgeous cats Pepy keeps for the children who come to stay, to the 'specialness' of the place - we will definitely return.

Its location see's it in easy reach of anywhere on Crete via car (there is really only 1 main highway, so it is easy to follow). We drove from Heraklion to Kastelli (Kissimo) on the far western point of Crete, easily in about 4 hours return.
The people and the environment are all relaxed and you leave feeling like you dont want to go- as simple as that!

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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5  Thank deliverygirlnz
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Additional Information about Nymphes Luxury Apartments

Address: Agia Pelagia, Crete 71500, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Agia Pelagia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Agia Pelagia
#8 Family Hotel in Agia Pelagia
Price Range: ₹ 3,447 - ₹ 10,187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nymphes Luxury Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 5000m2 area of natural beauty, 20km. from Heraklion, upon the hill, lies the complex of 10 luxury family apartments, all facing the Sea, with swimming pool, Internet and Wi-Fi free, AC, fully equipped kitchen, bathrobes, slippers, swimming pool towels, satellite TV, sport channels, direct dial phone, safe deposit box. Fresh fruits and a bottle of Cretan wine, bottled water, bath supplies and flowers upon arrival, CD and DVD, PC, FAX, printer upon request free ... more   less 
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