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“Just paradise.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glyfada Beach Villas

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Glyfada Beach Villas
Ranked #2 of 2 Loggos B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just paradise.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2010

Don't go to Glyfada (or Paxos, come to that) if you want a glitzy, flashy, all-inclusive package holiday. Go to Glyfada if you want a week of total peace, relaxation and good food and really good value for money. Paxos is a stunningly beautiful island which has remained largely unspoilt because of a lack of water (meaning that it cannot support large tourist complexes) and because you can't fly there. Glyfada surely has one of the most striking vantage points on the island and has amazing views out to sea from both of its swimming pools. You have to be prepared to walk up and down quite steep hills to get from most villas to the pools, bar and restaurant, and also to be able to explore much of the island on foot (Paxos is hilly). You can hire boats from Loggos at around 35 euros/day and explore some of the more remote beaches and the smaller nearby island of Antipaxos. Breakfast and lunch is included in the price of your villa - both are substantial - and dinner is served on some evenings by the pool. On the evenings when dinner isn't served, Spiros will usually take guests to and from Loggos or Lakka in the minibus. Spiros, Doreen and all the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The reviewer who wrote comments about not flushing loo roll down the toilet and the fairly basic nature of the villas clearly had no understanding of Paxos as an island. It is a peaceful haven of a place. Mykonos it is not.

  • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Trashman
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Bob9000
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

This place is very beautiful, scenery and views lovely, gorgeous white pepple beach with turquoise sea 2 min walk from the resort. The resort is very pretty and the pools are lovely and clean, as is the resort. The resort is close to the most lovely villages, perfect for eating out...we ahd some amazing meals in the towns every night. It is quite remote, so would definately recommend hiring a car so that you can venture out as buses and taxis are non-existent. If walking to the nearest towns you would have to be pretty fit as it is winding hills and would take good 20 mins if not longer. Although it is definately worth the trip. Hiring a car is good and you have never done it before don't worry the roads are so quiet you would be lucky to pass another car on your journey!

Only downside is that it is not child friendly at all i.e young children and toddlers. Firstly the villas and apartments have stone floor throughout, which is fine normally but for young children falling over all the time not so good, especially if they climb on the beds and chairs. There was a big glass coffee table in our villa, we had to constantly watch our children, as running into it at any point and smashing the whole thing was a great possibility. The plumbing and electrics in the villa was dodgy to say the least. When trying to bath my little ones in the shower they kept getting electric shocks which made them cry...apparantly the hot water switch had to be turned off when bathing, which stopped the electric shocks...although this did not make a lot of difference if you ask me. When I was washing clothes in the kitchen sink, I would get continous electric shocks!
Outside the villas and apartments most places have a veranda....lovely if you are a middle aged couple, but with small children a death trap. The veranda did not have enclosed fence around it, so there was a 2-3 foot drop straight over the edge onto large rocks and mud....we could therefore not let our children outside at all unless we were standing over them the whole time. The only other downside was the hill. The resort is on a hill, so walking down to breakfast and the pool, down a really steep rocky hill with a pushchair wa a nightmare. If you are fit and like walking then great....I would not reccommend this for elderly, unfit and younf families..as going back up the hill from breakfast and lunch was a trek.
Overall this is a lovely place, I would reccomend this to couples wanting a quiet break who love eating out at different restaurants and visiting different beaches. Would not reccoemend to the elderly due to the steep hill and not to young families as it is an accident waiting to happen. Very picturesque though, gorgeous views, beach and pretty resort. If you are old and want to go, you could ask for a room that is at the bottom of the hill, so you don't have too far to walk for breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Bob9000
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london
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2010

Just returned from a week at glyfada beach villas with my girlfriend. We both had a great time, owed in no small part to GBV. A beautiful setting, simple but tasteful accommodation, good food, helpful staff, all for less that £300 each including breakfast and lunch. We encountered none of the problems the negative reviews mentioned, although I do agree the bannister in the mezzanine sleeping area is too low - not good for anyone unsteady on their feet.

It is therefore interesting to see how awful some experiences have been. Spiros and Doreen, were nothing but polite, helpful and easy going. It seems shocking that they could be rude to someone suffering from MS, perhaps that review has caused them to reevaluate their attitude. I would say, however, that one should always look for clues in the reviews as to the writer's attitude. I think saying "I am english and I believe in putting toilet paper down the toilet and not in the bin" seems a bit narrow minded. Paxos is a small island, and rural charm tends to go hand in hand with a slightly more basic infrastructure, which in my opinion should be respected.

So in my experience (and also the friend who first recommended it), a great place to do nothing.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pratdevisor
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yorkshire
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2010

We were delayed due to industrial action in Greece which resulted in us arriving at GBV late at night.During our trip there we all thought "what the hell have we let ourselves in for here?" As driving to the villa,steep roads and a desolate location made everyone apprehensive as to what course our holiday would take.We found the accomodation was fairly basic, but comfortable.After a much needed nights sleep we awoke to the most fantastic views of the Ionion sea.Over the course of the week,Spiros,Doreen (and little Dimitrios),Alexandra x 2 & James,looked after us really well.The free minibus service offered was much appreciated and the meals on site were very good. So following our experience of GBV,& Paxos in general,I would thoroughly recommend it.Thanks to everyone at GBV from the Wilson/Hancox/Larrington group.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank g2wls
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Manchester
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

We've just stepped off the plane after our week at Glyfada and had to sit down to write about what an amazing experience we had there.

I honestly don't know what planet the people who have been negative about the resort and it's owners could be from. I implore anyone considering whether to book here to ignore these people, as it's an amazing place!

The views and setting are out of this world, the accommodation is simple and stylish and the food is delicious and very reasonably priced.

The owners couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable and I can only imagine the people who have said they're bad tempered must be the kind of people who could drive Ghandi to violence!

Nearby Loggos is only a 15 minute walk and is very charming, but as other reviews mention there is also a bus run by Spiros 3/4 nights a week.

If you're looking for a week of perfect relaxation in an amazing setting then I can't think of anywhere better.

We will be returning next year!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sarah B
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Additional Information about Glyfada Beach Villas

Property: Glyfada Beach Villas
Address: Glyfada-Paxos-Greece, Loggos 282 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Paxos > Loggos
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Loggos
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,669 - ₹ 8,171
Hotel Class:3 star — Glyfada Beach Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Glyfada Beach Villas Hotel Loggos

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