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Petronikolis Traditional Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated in a traditional Cretan village and carrying the atmosphere of old traditional Cretan houses you feel like you are a guest by a Cretan family and that you are actually leaving together in their home. Unique traditional feeling!!!

Thank michalismetos
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Newly built in 'Traditional' style with excellent amenities for the 4 rooms available for hire ( Large Outdoor Pool, on site taverna with wi-fi (not in rooms)). The family are very hospitable and welcoming even though they speak little English. It was very quiet when we stayed. All food had to be pre-ordered and cooked just for us! There are...

Thank Ian T
Hadlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I've visited Crete a couple of times and don't much like Heraklion. On this occasion, I searched for a village hotel that wasn't too far away from the airport as well as being close to Knossos. This place suited our purposes well, as it was about 25 minutes drive from the airport and a similar distance to Knossos. We spent...

1Thank Prufreck
Hadlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We've been travelling to Greece since 1982 and have been back many times. Occasionally we lament the 'old Greece', when you had to communicate through sign language, but despite this the people were fun, genuinely warm and good-hearted. I chose this place because I hate Heraklion and I wanted to take my wife to see Knossos. It ended up being...

Thank Prufreck
Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 12 July 2013

The hotel is not close to a beach, but if you are in the area or close by, it is definitely worth it. It is a traditional hotel with beautiful, spacious and clean rooms. Nice pool area with employees ready to provide anything you need. If the breakfast was included in the price, it would be amazing (we paid 8...

2Thank cap10awesome
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 September 2009

Situated in the very quiet village of Houdetsi, Petronikolis Traditional Houses are restored traditional houses. Very quiet and peaceful, no noise at night, in a one-taverna village. Fortunately the taverna, the Roussos, is excellent. Houdesti is about 20 km from the coast and if you are interested in staying in rural Crete it is well worth while. It is conveniently...

7Thank Matac54
birmingham UK
Reviewed 3 September 2009

Very well equipped studio room - aircon, TV (only Greek + a couple of French/Italian satellite channels), lovely bathroom, cooking area with electric kettle. Original old building has been modernised nicely, though our room was a bit dark - it would have been great if they'd put an internal stairway up to the roof to provide a sitting area in...

4Thank helas
London, UK
Reviewed 24 June 2009

If you want a holiday away from the crowds in a beautiful self-catering apartment then I'd thoroughly recommend Petronikolis. The rooms were fabulous, really well appointed and very comfortable and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. It's about 25 minutes to Heraklion by car and I'd strongly advise renting one as otherwise you'll have to rely on public transport...

4Thank Alex_L0nd0n

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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
T he traditional accommodation of Petronikolis hostel, is located in the heart of the village, and have four comfortable apartments decorated with original Cretan aesthetics. Beautiful, cozy apartments created with love and respect to tradition, with all comforts, are awaiting to welcome you in a dreamlike stay. Each apartment has its own traditional name and has a history behind it. Wood, stone and a lot of love created the minimal spaces of the accommodation. The traditional hostel Petronikolis, is a wonderful choice to explore the mountainous tourism and to enjoy the authentic Cretan hospitality in a family atmosphere. Finally, it is the ideal motive to escape from the daily routine, and a small vacation to the beautiful nature and the peaceful life of the village. The traditional accommodation of Petronikolis hostel, is located in the heart of the village, and have four comfortable apartments decorated with original Cretan aesthetics. Beautiful, cozy apartments created with love and respect to tradition, with all comforts, are awaiting to welcome you in a dreamlike stay. Each apartment has its own traditional name and has a history behind it. Portego, Magatzes, Ontas and Achiri are ready to accommodate you, offering you unique peaceful and carefree moments. The apartment is decorate in order to give a sense of the original cretan aesthetics with wooden roofs, handmade wooden furniture, traditional weavings, weaves and paintings. All apartments have fully-equipped kitchenette, kitchenware, coffee maker, boiler, toaster, frappe maker, mini bar, plates and silverware. They also have individually controlled heating, A/C unit, satellite TV set, radio and CD player, internet access, phone, safe deposit of valuables, hairdryer and bathroom with hot water. Something that has to be noted, and is sure that will amaze you, is the swimming pool of the accommodations, the taverns with the exceptional food, the traditional cafe and, finally, the amazing view of the village. The apartments are suitable to host from 2 to 6 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Petronikolis Traditional Hostel

Address: | Δημοσ Αρχανων Αστερουσιων, Choudetsi, Crete 701 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Choudetsi
Price Range: RM192 - RM274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Petronikolis Traditional Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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