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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The staff were lovely and accommodating. I had read reviews saying they were rude but I felt the opposite. It was my sisters birthday and the receptionist noticed the date on our check in form and came to say happy birthday the next day, very sweet. The place was clean and In a beautiful setting. Maybe slightly sleepy and dated and not as well used as it may have been in the past but it's still a lovely place with many pools and pretty little spots to explore. They have a mini bus services to the town of Plakias which runs twice in the morning and twice in the evening around 9am and 5pm for about 1 Euro. The town is also lovely and picturesque with lots of lovely places to eat and sun loungers to hire along the beach. Plus a massage and nail place for pampering. There are excursions too but I would say that Plakias main beach is probably nicer than palm beach which is the closest excursion. Nice for a relaxing weekend away. Top tip, taxis from the town tend to stop running pretty early so if you go to town for dinner book the taxi back before you eat.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank nadebentley
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

The Kalypso Cretan Village is in a great location off the beaten track but the whole complex is very tired and needs a complete revamp.
The pools and swimming lagoon called Pirates Cove are lovely and is what makes this Village along with the beautiful views.
The staff are not very friendly and need to brush up on their customer service.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank lindadownunder
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very interesting resort hidden away from other places. We really enjoed the "village", hidden bay, some swiming pools and nice views from our really huge terrace.
Place is a bit outdated and some renovation would be nice, but we did not mind it.

Food was decend and a lot of choice.

Staff was a bit confused and did not give good information (ie. they were not aware of amenities or events going on at the village).

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Thank DJojic
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Ahhh the sea, the fresh air, the remoteness, the dramatic cliffs, the
glorious sunshine. Did I mention the sea?
This Cretan idyll is a wonderful place to stay if you want to get away from
it all and wallow in a shore cove paradise.
Admittedly there's no beach, but beaches are to be found nearby. In any
case you can still use the sun loungers and simply dive or jump into the
deep, or clamber down one of the ladders into the sea. Alternatively one
of 3 swimming pools await your presence. The whole place is charmingly
laid out: paths and streams meander hither and thither giving you countless
ways of getting from A to B. The villagey layout means that your walk to
the reception or restaurant is always a pleasant stroll past palm trees,
cacti, conifers and numerous other flora which a botanical numbskull like
me couldn't hope to name. What could possibly be wrong in this flawless
place? Well, as Plato observed ' a nation is made not out of oak and rock
but of the hearts and minds of its people'. Ironically this is where
paradisaical dream ends. Sorry dear reader, you might be under the
impression that the staff would welcome guests with outstretched arms,
after all, you are paying their wages, right? Better to think of yourself
as an inconvenience then you won't be disappointed. Some of the
reception and catering staff appear to have walked off the set of a Greek
tragedy (or comedy?) and forgot to get out of character. Just remember to
be humble and you won't draw too much ire.

Cats; not the musical, but our feline friends, abound in this coastal
resort. They seem to do a good job of suppressing the rodent population
when they're not mewing at guests plaintively at meal times or 'checking
out' their rooms for interesting snacks. Obviously you can make new furry
friends by offering tid-bits. Just don't be surprised when a hissing and
spitting brawl erupts when the rest of the pack discover.

And now a delicate subject ... sadly the local drainage based waste
disposal system, aka sewerage, can't cope with toilet paper. After wiping
yourself remember to place the soiled article in the bin rather than down
the toilet. I'm guessing this is still the modus operandi of Greek
toilets since I visited last millennium!

A couple more things to be aware of, Wi-Fi, not exactly superfast broadband
and only available in the reception area (which is pretty comfortable).
Also, archaic room power control mechanism means you can't charge up your
kit (mobile phone etc.) while you're out unless you leave the keys in your
room. Not exactly safe and convenient!

Overall, however, I have to say that the stay (12 days) was very good.
Just be mindful of the relatively minor drawbacks. Also the food buffet
was great, plenty of fresh and delicious fruit, meat, seafood and
vegetables!!!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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4  Thank JeepneyJu
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is well worth a visit for a short amount of time. Before you set of I would advise researching the journey. The roads aren't the best and sometimes get extremely narrow. However, on arrival you will be impressed with your surroundings.

There is plenty of room for parking cars and you are greeted with some fabulous views. When I'm reception the staff are friendly and informative. The wifi is only accessible in reception and isn't great. The swimming pools are in good condition and offer some good views too. There is also an area where you can get into the sea! Bringing a snorkel along is advisable and there is plenty of opportunity to explore. For those more active there are some great walks and activities put on by the hotel.

Where this hotel falls short is their accommodation. The rooms are clean and spacious but very dated. The bathroom and kitchen area was in need of some major TLC! The tv is also very dated and barely works. If spending anytime in the room then bring along your own entertainment.

The restaurant is also very basic. They offer a buffer for breakfast and dinner but the quality of food wasn't the best. Although there was lots to choose from if you have a choice I would venture into a different town/ village. The bar area was good and offered a wide selection of drinks which were very reasonably priced.

Overall, we felt this was a good short stay and would come back if in the area.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jade K
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