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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought it would be a nice idea to spend our last night here before getting the boat from Heraklion to Piraeus the next day. Definitely a bad idea. The whole thing is just a bad imitation of Cretan atmosphere, be it the "village", room decoration, or -even worse- the Restaurant..... Nothing we tried was even close to our beloved... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments for your experience in our place. We are so sorry and concerned to read that your stay here was not to your satisfaction.We assure you ,that we take all your notes into consideration,as our guests satisfaction is a highest priority for us. We thank... More 

Cranbrook
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

One of the reasons why we booked here was the note on Hotels.com was that the property offered shuttle service at 15 euros per vehicle from the airport. Unfortunately this is not the case and the cost of a taxi from the airport costs 25 - 30 euros. Because of its location, the hotel would be wise to include shuttle... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice experience in Arolithos and you enjoyed your stay. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. Arolithos is really an exceptional place. Its character is very particular and we try as much as possible... More 

Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Don't waste your precious vacation nights on this hotel. I'm baffled by the positive reviews, which tricked me into selecting this 'resort' for one night. It's quite a drive from Heraklion, so if you don't have a car you'll be spending money on a taxi. It's in the middle of nowhere. Our room was spatious but dark like a dungeon,... More 

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MichailS, General Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We would like to thank you for writing a review about our hotel. Your opinion is important to us. It is true that the hotel is difficult to reach and we have already filed a request so that the limits of the city bus will expand and include the area of the hotel, but so far, we haven't... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Me, my boyfriend and our 8 month old son stayed here for one night this summer. We were looking forward to stay at the hotel because of all the good reviews but unfortunatly we were quite dissapointed. The hotel scene is authentic and charming and the surrondings are stunning, but the rooms are poor with noisy aircondition and lousy beds.... More 

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MichailS, General Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. Your opinion in important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to offer you a pleasant stay. All our best regards More 

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12 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

It is not very common to live in a hotel that is part of a traditional village-museum so in this sense it is an interesting experience. Nice view, nice swimming pool looking over the mountainsides to the sea, nice tender and well kept village cats, friendly and kind staff.

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MichailS, General Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice experience in Arolithos and you enjoyed your stay. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. Arolithos is really an exceptional place. Its character is very particular and we try as much as possible... More 

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24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small village in the surrounding of Heraklion. A car is mandatory or taxi. They have large rooms with balconies. Pay attention to the air conditioning working but not sufficient during the very hot summer time (we were in August). Nevertheless the restaurant is very greek with beautiful view to Heraklion. We didn't check the swimming pool but... More 

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MichailS, General Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice experience in Arolithos and you enjoyed your stay. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to... More 

Washington, DC
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147 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were here for a dinner with a group of conference attendees. It basically recreates a village with homes, blacksmith shop, etc. The objects in the houses look authentic. The walk up the hill is rewarded with a lovely view. The dinner was good as was the dance entertainment. The one issue is that it seems to be pretty far... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. Your opinion in important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to offer you a pleasant stay. All our best regards. More 

Crewe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a certan friends wedding. It was one of the best experiences of our lives! The Cretan village is worth a visit on its own and our room was beautiful over looking the main venue. The room was comfortable and clean and seemed to be authentic in style giving us a feeling that we had had a... More 

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MichailS, General Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. It is nice to hear that you had a nice experience in Arolithos and you enjoyed your stay. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. We hope that one day we will see you again in Arolithos and we will be able to... More 

Basel, Switzerland
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Arranged like an old cretan village, nicely decorated. Very beautiful pool. Good to relax after your excursions. Very good restaurant with traditional food. The room was large enough for the 3 of us and there was also enough storage room for 2 weeks' clothing. Very large balcony with nice view. Furnished and decorated in traditional style. Beds were comfortable, room... More 

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MichailS, Guest Relations Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest, We thank you very much for writing on trip advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Arolithos. Rewarding our efforts gives us courage for the future. It makes us feeling good that our efforts have a good result for our guests. We hope that we will see you again in the future. All... More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's hard to rate this place because it's quite odd. It's a replica of an entire traditional village, so it's lovely the way the rooms are arranged around streets, up stairs, and so on. Yet you know that none of it is real. My room was basic but fine, with a lot of stone and wood as well as (thank... More 

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MichailS, General Manager at Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village, responded to this review

Dear guest We thank you very much for your review. Your opinion is important and it will help other guests to plan their holidays. Arolithos is really an exceptional place. Its character is very particular and we try as much as possible to keep authentic elements of the past life style. We hope that one day we will see you... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village is really a very special case. It is a hotel at the form of an old village of Crete. Constructed at the form of an old village it travels us back to the past times. The rooms are very standard but with the necessary services. There is a magnificent swimming pool with a breathtaking view over the city of Heraklion and the valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

Address: 11th km off Old National Road | from Heraklion to Rethymnon, Heraklion, Crete 71500, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Heraklion
Price Range: €25 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Don't count on the local bus service located across the street from the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles hoggly, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Its a village and the rooms are in the form of cottages”
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 of 5 bubbles philg944, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“away from the restaurant so you don't get the noise when there is a wedding etc”
 of 5 bubbles maro04, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We recommend a room with a balcony, ideally far from the restaurant area for a very quiet and relaxing staying.”
 of 5 bubbles F720DYsaras, 18 Jul 2015 | Read review
“did not stay in any hotel”
 of 5 bubbles lavonnemy, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
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