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Review of Villa Koumos

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Holiday dreams are made of this.
The pool is for your exclusive enjoyment and not overlooked. The wonderful views from the rooms and verandas are a feature of Villa Koumos.
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10 reviews
Holiday dreams are made of this.
The pool is for your exclusive enjoyment and not overlooked.
The wonderful views from the rooms and verandas are a feature of Villa Koumos.
The pool area has loungers, seating and the choice of sun or shade.
The pool is illuminated in the evening ready for a late dip.
Relax in comfort on the veranda and watch the sun go down.
The outdoor lounge with comfortable, rattan furniture and incredible views.
The lovely enclosed courtyard has seating, sun beds and beautiful specimen plants.
Open the door to Villa Koumos and this is the view which greets you.
Open plan, indoor dining for 6 people.
Fully fitted and equipped kitchen with all the appliances and utensils you could need.
Open plan, spacious and air conditioned living area.
The indoor lounge has high vaulted ceiling and comfortable sofas.
Spectacular view from the indoor lounge.
The master bedroom with double bed. All bedrooms have air conditioning.
All bedrooms have wardrobes, drawers, dressing tables and outdoor space.
En-suite master bedroom. The toilets take paper. The tap water is safe to drink.
All beds are fitted with 4 seasons quilts and high thread count linen.
Each bed has a reading light.
The main bathroom also has an automatic washing machine and first aid cabinet.
Gated drive with beautiful flower beds and parking for 3 cars.
This lovely, sand, Blue Flag beach is just a 10 minute drive away at Almyrida.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Gavalochori, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Gerry G
Rosyth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Terrible due to building noise”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in October 2015
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Promised to be a lovely family holiday, having rented similar villa's in the area before.
However first thing on Monday morning, we were rudely awoken to the sound of jack hammers and excavators.
We contacted the owner straight away, who in turn sent round the caretaker. He asked not to contact the owner again due to a bereavement, which we honoured.
The noise was horrendous and well above the H&S limit in the UK and would go on from 8am to 5pm and sometimes even on a Saturday. It made it impossible to sit outside and most unpleasant inside, rendering the house a no-go zone by day.
We contacted the owner about a month later, feeling that was fair time. We requested a partial refund, as we had the choice of many houses and had we been made aware there was a potential for building noise, we would have chosen elsewhere. The owner offered a small discount on a second stay.
Due to the dishonesty of the owner, and the lack of recourse, we have never used owners direct again.

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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
It has been submitted almost 2 years after their stay and refers to construction of a neighbouring property, which has been completed in the meantime and is now occupied. All guests this year have enjoyed a great holiday with us and we have only positive reviews. You can safely ignore this "review" and especially the libellous content.
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Luxury Villa”
Reviewed 16 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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This beautiful, light, spacious, and airy 3 bedroomed luxury villa set on the hillside overlooking the small village of Gavalohori is a wonderful place to spend a holiday in Crete. The views from the villa's many verandas are especially excellent. The double bedroom has a comfortable bed, an en-suite bathroom and generous storage. The other 2 twin rooms were spacious and also had generous cupboard space. The rooms opened out onto the veranda down to the swimming pool, sadly not heated for winter. There was ample hot water on the sunny days and available within 20 minutes on a cloudy day. Centrally heated radiators and log fire for winter and air conditioning units for the summer, plus marble flooring and wooden surround windows and shutters, this villa is designed for comfort, whatever the weather. The villa uses 3 phase electricity which is surprisingly more expensive than in the UK, so budget for this or enquire whether it is part of the initial cost of rental.

We shared the villa as a couple but I would imagine that a family of six would have no problem fitting in here, although the dining area may become a bit crowded - but hopefully on a sunny day one would eat al fresco. With 2 bathrooms, a welcoming lounge with wifi (slow by British standards but adequate) and several verandas (so you can catch the sun wherever it is) there is plenty of space.

Gavalohori is an ideal location being only 4km from the beach at Almyrida, 9km from Kalives and the main E75 road to explore further afield, 6 km to Vamos, the capital of the province and 36 km (45 minutes) from Chania airport. Gavalohori itself has several small shops, albeit a steep walk downhill from the villa (though we bought mainly from INKA in Kalyves), a few good restaurants/tavernas - I recommend Monika's, an Australian Greek! However, there are many excellent restaurants, all serving delicious food, in the area such as Mithos in Kalyves, Elpis in Plaka, Meterizi in Kefalas and Parasia outside Vamos.

We really liked the space, beauty, and light in this villa and found it very luxurious compared with other villas we have rented in the winter in Crete.

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Liked best: Views, light and space.
Liked least: No access to wifi downstairs.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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