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“Pure Dead Brilliant!”
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Complete Villa, Apartments suitable for family's and friends holidaying together.
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Complete Villa, Apartments suitable for family's and friends holidaying together.
The Pool with a Sea View Through the Gorge. Shower/Wet Room.
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22 reviews
Complete Villa, Apartments suitable for family's and friends holidaying together.
The Pool with a Sea View Through the Gorge.
Shower/Wet Room.
The Pool, with Mountains and Olive groves in the distance.
A Fine Day for Building Sandcastles at Kastelli Beach
Spring rain in Afrata from the Balcony.
A Trip around Chania Harbour.
One of the relaxing, reading areas.
A Generous Lounge and balcony.
Curious goats above Gramvousa look for a free lunch. 20 minute Drive.
walking to the famous Gramvousa beaches 25 minutes drive.
Gramvousa famous Beach
Pool Lights On. time to relax with a G and T.
The Rodopos Peninsular from Polirhinia.
Gramvousa Sun Set
Group Booking.  Early morning Tia Chi
Mind and body in harmony
Bedroom with Patio Doors leading onto the large Balcony
Lunch at the 3000 year old Olive Tree and Museum, Ten Minutes from Robins Nest
Visit the Olive Tree said to be the oldest in the world, aged between 3000 to 5000 years
Local Kolimbari Market, fresh fish,vegetables and Greek linen every friday.
Locally grown vegetables and fruit.
Fresh Fish, ready too Barbecue for your Evening Meal
The Bar-b area
Back again, Really loving there holiday
New Gardens on the Terrace
Plaza Paradise Restaurant, kolimbari harbour. 5 minutes drive
Home made bread on the premises
Sun going down at the end of another day
See you all next year
Picking figs in the gardens
Flying your kite at Naya Beach
Great days round the pool
Lazing round the pool in the morning
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kolymbari, Platanias, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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seannacha...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pure Dead Brilliant!”
Reviewed 14 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

For those who want a chill-out holiday in Crete, it would be hard to beat Robin’s Nest. It is a small block of self-catering apartments in the tiny village of Afrata on the Rodopou peninsula in N.W. Crete. Each apartment has a good sized bedroom with air-conditioning, a kitchenette with basic crockery, pots and pans and cutlery, and a fridge, a toilet/shower and a couple of balconies, so it is an ideal location for self-catering travellers. The apartments are clean, comfortable and contain everything you need, and there is a well-maintained swimming-pool and a sitting-out area. The English owners, Robin and Sue, provide an ample breakfast of local produce and home cooking for the bargain price of 6 Euros; it is to die for!

Robin and Sue are very helpful with local information and suggestions if asked, but otherwise are unobtrusive and let you get on with your holiday. The key advantage of Robin’s Nest is that it is very quiet; there are no televisions in the apartments, there is no tourist racket outside, so it really is a place to relax and unwind. There is a stony beach in a cove about 15 minutes’ walk away with beautiful clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. A café on the beach provides cold drinks and simple food, and there are sunbeds and parasols. However, some people might find the stones difficult to navigate so a pair of flip-flops or plastic sandals is recommended. However, there are attractive sandy beaches within a ten to fifteen-minute drive, and Robin and Sue can provide directions.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Nov 2016
Good afternoon Sean,
It was nice to meet you and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay too.
Hopefully we will see you again next year.
Have a good Christmas and a happy new year.
Best wishes
Susan and Robin Southern
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Karen G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Relaxing summer break”
Reviewed 4 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Superb location in the middle of olive groves with goats passing by. Beautiful drive in from Koylambari. Great pool. The accommodation suited us an ideal base for exploring the west of Crete and to spend a couple of lazy days by the pool. Susan and Robin are lovely hosts willing to help in any way if needed but equally supported us to do our own thing. Flat and pool both spotless.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Hello Karen,
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. And thank for leaving your apartment the way you found it, and hopefully we will see you sometime in the future. Your welcome any time.
Best wishes
Susan and Robin Southern
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SHACMOW
Highlands, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“RELAXING HOLIDAY”
Reviewed 2 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Rob & Sue were excellent hosts that work very hard to ensure their guests have a happy relaxed holiday. The room was absolutely spotless & well equipped. The pool area is very nice & the pool itself is the cleanest we've seen in 25 years of Mediterranean holidays. Afrata is a lovely quiet village with a couple of Tavernas and a fantastic little beach about a kilometre away which has a beachside Taverna. We needed a get away from it all relaxing holiday & that's exactly what we got. Lovely accomodation in a lovely village.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
Hello Steve and Hollie,
Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you both and we enjoyed our conversations together. And a big thank you for leaving your apartment immaculate.
Hopefully we will see you sometime in the future and hope everything goes well for your children going to university.
Best wishes
Susan and Robin Southern.
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LYNDA1502
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Second visit to these apartments and they are just as good”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This was our second stay at these great apartments and Robin and Sue made us feel very welcome and like friends. The apartments are lovely and clean, good location for walking in the region. They have added a new terrace area and new sunbeds since our last visit which was lovely to enjoy the pool area and stunning view down the gorge to Afrata Beach, what a view. Hope to stay here again soon. Thank you Robin and Sue

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Liked best: The lovely quiet location and relaxing pool area
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
Good afternoon to you both. Thank you for your review, its always a pleasure to welcome you both here, and we always enjoy your company.in the evening for a chat. Hope you both have a good summer and look forward to seeing you both again.
Best wishes Susan and Robin.
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bryan c
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“perfect for those who want a relaxed , away from it all break”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Great hosts ,great accommodation great views , great holiday, We needed to get away and recharge our batteries after a less than wonderful 2015. We could not have found anything better than Robins Nest Robin and Sue Were so helpful in telling us about places to go and things to see. The apartments are very clean with a good wet room and balcony with wonderful mountain views. The pool is a good size. We came home refreshed and ready to face the English winter.

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Liked best: Robin and Sue
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
14 Oct 2015
Hello Brian and Annette
thank you for your review, we enjoyed having you here like all of our customers and are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at robins nest, and we both look forward to seeing you both returning in the near future, and hope you keep well through the winter.

Best wishes
Susan and Robin
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