Hotel Bella Vista Stalis(3 stars)

Dimokratias 60 70007 Stalis View on map

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61 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.3
  • Service
    5.7
  • Location
    4.9
  • Food and Drinks
    5.4
  • Sport & entertain
    5.2
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Frank
Maria, Alexandra and Raleb at Bella Vista, Stalis
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
Many thanks to Maria, her husband, Raleb (barman), Alexandra (barwoman) and the always busy houskeeping service. We had a wonderful time. The happening of the day was always the dinner from Maria with very delicious greek specialities and the self made white wine and Raki. Fortunately the hotel is a bit apart from the touristic town Stalis and the view over the bay is great. To be recommended for all types of people. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Bettina
Super great holiday Maria and kostas
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
The rooms are big enough, we could with 6 people comfortable breakfast. The apartments are very clean. Example in the together the two beds was only a little bit of dust to be rather good. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    We had somewhat more paid for a superior apartment and therefore also plenty of space. Bathroom with toilet and corner bath with shower were always clean and big enough. In the bedroom and bathroom there was a telephone, in the bathroom a hair dryer. Coffee maker, refrigerator, cooking facilities, everything available.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There are local typical food, very delicious. But one drives also in another country. We were happy to eat in the hotel. There is the price and quantity more than good. Every day there was a menu with beverages as all-day.

  • Service
    6.0

    Staff and owner are very friendly and willing to help. Every 2. day the room was cleaned and twice the week bedlinen and towels were changed.

  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    6.0

    The rooms are big enough, we could with 6 people comfortable breakfast. The apartments are very clean. Example in the together the two beds was only a little bit of dust to be rather good.

  • Location
    5.0

    To the beach it is about half a mile downhill. During the day very crowded, but in the evening nice to go for a stroll and round off the day. Restaurants for every taste. We were happy to eat in the hotel. There is the price and quantity more than good. Every day there was a menu with beverages as all-day. Bus stop in 900 metres. Busfahplan there were also, but only as a rough guide.

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Claudia
The hotel i can well recommend it.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
We have more frequently in the evening warm dinner the food was always excellent. There was nothing to complain about. The staff was always very friendly and welcoming. Regarding the age, there were families with children, but also older people and a whole series of young people between 20 and 30 years. The nationalities were mainly german, english and russians. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms were big. We have enough to move. The furniture was good and the beds outstanding. There was a fridge, a hob. Bathroom with toilet was good.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Restaurants gave it in the place each quantity also german speaking. There was greek food as german, italian or other. Prices were normal similar to us. It was clean in the restaurants.

  • Service
    6.0

    Very friendly staff. Good foreign language skills available, as well as german and english Room cleaning was good, everything was clean Handling of complaints was excellent. It was immediately taken care of.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    At the pool the hotel area there were beach chairs and umbrellas in sufficient number.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We have more frequently in the evening warm dinner the food was always excellent. There was nothing to complain about. The staff was always very friendly and welcoming. Regarding the age, there were families with children, but also older people and a whole series of young people between 20 and 30 years. The nationalities were mainly german, english and russians.

  • Location
    5.0

    The beach is in about 1 kilometer away. The airport is approximately 20 minutes away by car. Shopping, night life and restaurants were within walking distance, about 1 kilometer away.

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Sebastian
Relaxing vacation in familial atmosphere
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
The hotel Bella Vista is a very nice hotel for a relaxed Crete-holiday. The guests were mostly couples of different ages, but also families - all very friendly and kommunikativ. The apartment room we found in a clean, good condition (kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, some dishes) and were impressed by two larger balconies (north-east with sea view and to the south-west). Also, it was possible, the roof terrace, all in all it was so much space, whether it is, for drying clothes, newspapers/read books or postcards to write read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    The rooms were spacious, so enough cabinets and drawers provided. The floor of the room is tiled, which pleasant cools. In the bedroom there is also a air conditioning, but our opinion september not more to use. In the bath there is a small shower, tub is not available – but also unnecessary. In the kitchen, at the same time as housing is, is also a tv, with which you different, international channels.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    We had booked half board and were with the food very satisfied in Bella Vista. The dinner cooks the boss Maria even local, greek dishes with fresh ingredients. As us several times to its own wishes asked, we could here different greek dishes, which were all very good. To the hors-d'oeuvre there was always a large salad with on the cretan sheep cheeses, as well as tzatziki. As main course we have several times fish, moussaka or souvlaki eaten. The fish was always super fresh - Maria had it in the morning directly bought and shown us ☺ for dessert we were with a huge-plate of fruit and greek yogurt with quark spoiled. The quantities were always, have great full dinner left and often from the plate of fruit for the next day cretan bananas or grapes to the beach could ☺. The prices of the drinks at dinner are generally cheap.

  • Service
    6.0

    With the service in the hotel we were extremely pleased. It is in the evening at the bar or also with the breakfast, we were always friendly welcome, well maintained and also our 'requests' (for example, original greek coffee) were to our joy into account. Therefore, that the Bella Vista no hotel bunkers with hundreds of beds (as you partly in Malia is possible), creates a personal, intimate atmosphere. We knew of the staff from the name and could also to talks from the vortag button on, which was very pleasant. So asked for example the owner Maria always after our desires for dinner (naturally greek specialities!) And came then also to ☺. All in all were all very hard in order to please our welfare.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The pool Bella viste offers a great view of the bay of Stalis. Since we a quieter holiday wanted, for us it was (end august - september) optimal, not a lot of entertainment was offered.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel Bella Vista is a very nice hotel for a relaxed Crete-holiday. The guests were mostly couples of different ages, but also families - all very friendly and kommunikativ. The apartment room we found in a clean, good condition (kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, some dishes) and were impressed by two larger balconies (north-east with sea view and to the south-west). Also, it was possible, the roof terrace, all in all it was so much space, whether it is, for drying clothes, newspapers/read books or postcards to write

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is located with a wonderful panorama over the bay of Stalis and Malia. Therefore it is a bit away from the party mile, in Stalis and you had your peace. If you experience or evening wanted to leave, it is nevertheless not far (circa 800 metres) to the lively promenade on the sea is important, where everything is offered, what the tourist heart desires there: various local, the beach with sports activities etc. Also bus stop is not far away and one can problem-free the buses use, to make excursions.

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René
Fantastic holiday in a family atmosphere!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
Beautiful hotel with a fantastic view of the ocean and all around feel-good package! For people who seek tranquility and want to relax exactly the correct. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    We had a huge apartment. It consisted of a large kitchen with two beds, a small bathroom with shower, a bedroom, two balconies and a roof terrace. So actually, much too large for two people... But there are worse things ☺ the furniture was not the newest but well maintained. The bathroom looked very new, the shower was very, very small coffee maker, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery were present. Air conditioning system gave it against fee.. All in all a very clean and tidy apartment without much schnickschnack. The individual apartment (like in the pictures easy to see) by stairs connected. You should also here be fit to walk.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The breakfast was simple, but everything was there, which one needed and extra wishes were fulfilled immediately. After the breakfast Maria (the owner) at the table and asked us, what for dinner to have would like. You had free choice between typical local dishes and altbewährten standard dishes (pizza, Schnitzel etc.). On special requests were also here like received. Daily there was a menu, which for guests without food to very fair prices are acquired could. The quality of the meals was very good and the portions enormous! Dining was outside on the beautiful terrace with sea view.

  • Service
    6.0

    The hotel is run by a very nice couple powered. Both the owners, as well as all of the staff were always around the welfare of their guests. Especially the barman rale made sure, that you in the evening at the pool bar very entertaining and beautiful hour was fantastic. The rooms were cleaned every 2. day cleaned and when desired also frequent.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    It is a hotel to relax, without annoying animation, disco, etc. Nevertheless can one if necessary in the evening fun hours with karaoke and a few ouzos at the pool bar to spend. For families with small children the hotel is rather unsuitable, since there was only one tiny playground and no child care, kids club etc. Returns. The pool is sufficiently large, clean and it is possible enough deckchairs and umbrellas available.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Beautiful hotel with a fantastic view of the ocean and all around feel-good package! For people who seek tranquility and want to relax exactly the correct.

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is just outside of Stalis, about 1 kilometer from the beach, shopping and restaurants. Therefore, you had a beautiful view of the city and the sea. One should not so be fit to walk, are rental car, quad or scooter highly recommended!

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Jackie
Bella Vista Stalis, Crete
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2013
All the staff are very helpful, we asked to be moved to an apt further down the steps and Maria was very accommodating. Would recommend staying here as long as you are able to walk about 20 mins down the hill (and up again) to the main strip read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Rene
A place for feeling well
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
We booked this hotel after reviews and weren't dissapointed. It is a very nice beautifully terraced area with neat and clean pool and a small bar with everything that upgrades. It is family-run, you will be by the owners personally welcome and goodbye. There is a very personal service, Maria (the boss) is always for questions and advice and ask every day after, wether everything is okay. The apartments are very well equipped, even with toaster and § types. The rooms are clean and tidy and you a very nice view of Stalis and Malia. We got a surprising upgrade ... from studio to apartment, because the hotel closed because pre season not fully booked. The food is delicious, but unfortunately no typical cretan cuisine. The hotel is ideal for self catering-a supermarket is just down the road and then turn right. The large, generally accessible terraces (for example completely up on the top level and the next deeper) seemed a bit neglected. Each apartment has a small seating area, so that you in the pass quickly got into contact with the ' other tourists' gets. At the back of the hotel are even balconies or small terraces. There are lots of flowers and plants, great Bougainvillea and Oleander. Rale, the barman is also always for a chat or a Ouzo at the bar since-o, a very pleasant man. The hotel is located in a quiet area a little away from the tourist areas, a rental car is very recommendable, otherwise you have to be good on foot. We will come again! We really enjoyed it and we can highly recommend it! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    2.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Romina
A unforgettable holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
My girlfriend and i had a great and memorable vacation. The Bella Vista is situated on a hill, to the beach it was about 10 minutes walk (way back, uphill a bit longer because). One has its peace and can well sleep at night. The staff was super friendly. We had a wonderful time, met lots of nice people and have great... We will certainly come back again! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Markus
Pleasant area in Stalis
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
We had an excellent vacation in an excellent area. The staff was very helpful and tried hard, that all wishes fulfilled. We were even with a specially greek food cooked. In the evening you can at the bar before going to bed still drink a nightcap and the bartender rail trees, the always good stories and one or another trick in stock. All together a very recommendable hotel. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Birk
Relaxation close to the beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2013
A nice quiet hotel about 15 minutes away on foot from the beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Each 2 day the room was cleaned and the bed sheets were changed, the bed sheets! We had a room top (yes, as times stairs! ) It has a beautiful large terrace with a view of the whole bay and the mountains. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
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Gerd
Well-kept location with atmosphere
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2013
If you are looking for peace and quiet; exactly correct. Beautiful beaches in the more immediate vicinity, however a rental car is advisable. But Beware; i think you have traffic regulations, but these are very generous Laid out. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    2.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
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Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Gerhard
To be recommended archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2011
The area is a little off the beaten path in a very quiet location on a hillside. You have a great view of stalis. You need about 5a 10 minutes walk to the beach of stalis. The independence of the staff was great. Very friendly, helpful and all matter for an answer. If a taxi or a rented car is needed, all at very competitive conditions and organized. We are already for the second time and we will, if it attracts us Crete, again at Bella Vista again. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Helmut & Gisela
relaxing vacation in families family area archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2011
The 28 apartments in different sizes are griechichem standard and renovated. guests international. In the last 4 years 80% English guests( families) read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The apartments are equipped with balcony or terrace. Safety deposit box and air conditioning against price. inclusive-TV regional Kitchenette-fridge-kettle-coffee machine are available

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    There is a bar. small meal times as breakfast can be ordered against fee. otherwise self provider

  • Service
    5.0

    The owner and his wife always have a open to your guests. as well as the staff. rooms are regularly cleaned. complaints are, where they exist, acknowledged in a positive way.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    the pool is big enough. beach chairs sun screens and shower by the pool free. access to the internet against price. the beach is located in the city of stalis. beach chairs and protection from the sun against price.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    The 28 apartments in different sizes are griechichem standard and renovated. guests international. In the last 4 years 80% English guests( families)

  • Location
    5.0

    the complex is located on a mountain slope. to the beach it was about 1 kilometer. Attached is a drivable Vehicle ( car-Scooter and so on) purchase and entertainment in stalis and chersonissos. on foot or by bus and taxi reachable. opportunities for excursions are individually to book. (Privately or travel guide)

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Hans Peter
Very good, just renovated apartments archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • May 2011
Since it us there always has fallen, we have the hotel already visited compared with previous years: after the renovation the room facilities were renewed (including satellite TV) and the bathroom with shower and tub completely new-very well appointed. Owners and staff very friendly and helpful. The pool is large and is cleaned regularly. We use as a base for day trips the area, therefore no evaluation of food and drinks. The bar is a great meeting place in the evening for a chat. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Chrissie
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  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2010
This is a small but spacious aparthotel, recently modernised,and set on a hill overlooking the bay at Stalis, with the flats ranging up the hill, set reasonably apart from one another. We were self-catering, but frequently ate our evening meal by the pool bar, as the surroundings and company were so pleasant. There are some chalets on a lower level, with a long,shared,terrace, but most rooms are up the white steps, surrounded by gardens and Mediterranean trees, pines, olive, flowering hibiscus and bouganvillea.The aspect is pleasing, with typical white buildings and Cretan bar and garden furniture. ... The pool bar is discreetly set back,and does not intrude into the rustic atmosphere. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    The apartment was excellent, with a living room/bedroom and kitchen combined and a separate bedroom. Coffee and tea makers supplied, plus all utensils necessary for a holiday stay. The bathroom was adequate, with a shower quite awkward to access if you were a big person, but with fluffy white towels.The TV was new, with loads of channels, including BBC.There was a small garden at the back, excellent for a cool shady breakfast area, table and chairs provided, and the same at the front, which was great for sunbathing as it faced sun and sea.There was a safe,(small fee,) and a telephone, to call reception, or receive calls from anywhere.The building has recently been modernised.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    La Bella Vista has the pool bar, which caters for everything and everyone, being a fairly small establishment.Nic is an excellent chef in this genre, and is available to cook anything , from the sometimes-craved English breakfast, toasties, sandwiches,chip butties, then able to dish up a traditional Cretan dinner, with lamb chops/pork souvlaki etc., always served with fresh salad.We only drank the house wine, which is citrousy, slightly tart, but good for 7 euros a litre, and it is refined enough not to give you a headache if you drink a litre between two of you, unlike some local Greek wines.Friends drank beer, which was obviously not as robust as English, but they enjoyed it anyway.Whatever you ask for, anytime of day, Nic is able to serve, in between chatting to guests, commenting on TV programmes being shown on the screen behind the bar,and generally being a multitasker.The area is clean and sweet, the bar WC checked regularly, and tips are not expected, but gratefully received.The prices of food are very reasonable, considering that this is not the main Stalis strip, where there is a lot of price competition, for example:-for 2 people, lamb chops,(4 each), fries and salad, bottle of mineral water and a litre of wine costs 25 euros.

  • Service
    6.0

    Kyria Maria and Kyrio Costas are perhaps the warmest and most friendly proprietors we have known, amongst our 10 holidays in Crete, so far,and have a good command of English, so that we were able to sit with them and discuss anything,(with a few gesticulations on both parts!) from the World Cup, (that week,) to the Greek economic situation.They were also available at any time,despite being grandparents, and when a couple on holiday suffered a personal crisis, they moved them to the apartment right next door to their house, in order to offer support and comfort. There is a local laundry service, and a telephone in the rooms, direct to the owners, for any other needs.There is no formal child care service, being apartments, but families with children are welcome at any time, the children brought down to eat in the evenings, with everyone keeping an eye out for the kids .The rooms are spotless, and cleaned regularly, with sheets and towels replaced. The only problem was tiny ants, but they are inevitable in hot countries, and only tended to frequent places where there were food traces. We found that, by wiping surfaces immediately after eating, and locking everything edible in the 'fridge, we had no problems after the first day.The Aphrodite-like domestic is an energy-bomb, flitting up and down the steps and catering to everyone's requests for extra towels etc.Lastly, let's not forget the charming , urbane and handsome Nic., barman, chef, conversationalist and general good-guy-to-have-around.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    La Bella Vista is a small, traditional,family-run place, without a lot of sophisticated bits.(You can access all that 15 minutes away.) The pool has a pre-shower , washroom/toilet and private shower. There are sun umbrellas and sunbeds by the pool, plus a separate seating area in and out of the sun, under trees.Everything is impeccably clean.We did not use the pool, as we were out every day, and prefer the beach, but friends and their children spent all day in the area and loved it.There was no formal programme of sports etc. We and most others who had chosen this venue preferred this, as, sometimes, animation teams can prove intrusive, and many people prefer to do their own thing, playing games in the pool when they prefer etc. There was a barbecue night, with everyone seated at a long table, and a buffet meal, and an arranged Cretan dancing display.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    This is a small but spacious aparthotel, recently modernised ,and set on a hill overlooking the bay at Stalis, with the flats ranging up the hill, set reasonably apart from one another. We were self-catering, but frequently ate our evening meal by the pool bar, as the surroundings and company were so pleasant. There are some chalets on a lower level, with a long,shared ,terrace, but most rooms are up the white steps, surrounded by gardens and Mediterranean trees, pines, olive, flowering hibiscus and bouganvillea.The aspect is pleasing, with typical white buildings and Cretan bar and garden furniture. The pool bar is discreetly set back,and does not intrude into the rustic atmosphere.

  • Location
    5.0

    Bella Vista is about 15 minutes walk to the beach and main strip of Stalis, with its extensive range of shops, restaurants and other facilities, such as ATMs, public 'phone boxes, taxi rank, bank, car and bike hire etc.There is also a supermarket at the bottom of the hill which supplies more or less all you need. The large medical centre is about 10 minutes away, by car, near Hersonnissos, and the hotel is about 30 minutes drive from the airport and Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, with its museum, displaying ancient Cretan artefacts, including the original "Three Graces", "The Prince with the lilies",and the Minotaur statues, plus the nearby Knossos ancient Greek site.For younger (and older!) people who like the club scene, Malia is a few minutes away.Aghios Nicolaos, the main seaside resort of Crete, is half an hour away in the opposite direction, all the above accessible using the main sea highway at the bottom of the hill. On the way to Ag. Nic., there is the delightful little port of Sisi, with its marina and similarity to Capri, but without the inflated prices! Great for lunch on your way out .The mountain villages nearby offer local fare at cheap prices and are easily reached from the hotel, with your own transport. There are also local buses, Minoan Line; however, we never needed to use these.Excursions are available via the holiday reps. and are also advertised in shops in Stalis.

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Karin
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  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2009
The Bellavista apartments are located on a hillside in Stalis, very quaint and quiet. From the recently renovated apartments are simply stunning views over the bay and the surrounding area, just great. The apartments are spacious, bright and clean. The beach and the village of Stalis is approximately 15 minutes walking, there are enough change with restaurants, shops, bars and so on., but you can cook yourself of course in the apartments, as you want, or you can serve snacks a nice pool bar. The owner of the Bellavista are warm and care for their guests. We know that we ... enjoyed our holiday and go again! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Karin
Super holiday archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2009
The Bella Vista in Stalis Aparments are situated on a hillside, located very idyllic and quiet. Of the recently renovated apartments you have an incredible view of the bay and the surrounding area, just great. The apartments are spacious, bright and clean. The beach and Stalis town can be reached in about 15 minutes walking, where there is enough variety of restaurants, shops, bars, etc., but you can of course even in the apartment to cook something as one wants to stop, or you can snack served at the bar can be beautiful. The owners of Bella Vista are very ... nice and take care of their guests. We know that we enjoyed our holiday and come back here! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Gaby & Andre
Thoroughly good holiday archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2009
That was a thoroughly good holiday. The Bella Vista is located quiet and idyllic outside Stalis on a mountain slope. The recently renovated apartments are bright and clean. From the front balcony you have a wonderful view over the sea and the town. Stalis is about 20 minutes to reach and offers with its numerous restaurants, bars and shops enough variety. The owners of Bella Vista, Kostas and Maria will take care of personally, and very warm to the welfare of their guests. Once a week will be held a BBQ at the beautiful pool bar, where you can eat ... even by Maria prepared Greek specialties. Conclusion: We are coming back! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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