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Reviews of Arhontiko In Arhanes

Bogiatzakidon 11, Archanes, 70100, Greece

#3 of 8 hotels in Archanes

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Based on 60 apartment reviews

9.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    8.8

  • Location

    8.7

  • Facilities

    8.7

  • Staff

    9.4

  • Value for money

    9.1

  • Free WiFi

    9.2

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  • Reviewed: 5 October 2018

    7.5
    Pretty and spacious house with a beautiful courtyard
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The address is misspelled the reception job is left to the nice old lady who speaks no English and the fridge was empty. If you bypass booking.com you can obtain a discount price

    Pretty and spacious house with a beautiful courtyard

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2018

    8.3
    Spacious self catering apartment in a lovely old building.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hot water was never very hot. Also, the bath had no plug and the shower was a handset with no wall fitting, so having a bath or shower was challenging. There was no kettle.

    Spacious self catering apartment in a lovely old building. Good location for exploring Archanes with its many excellent tavernas. If you are interested in discovering Minoan Crete, this makes a great base and is about 10 -15 minutes drive from Knossos.

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2018

    8.8
    Nice sized apartment, but bedroom a disappointment.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bedroom is downstairs and is airless (unless the window in one of the non-opening doors is left open and have the traffic just outside).

    Very nice location, but hard work getting to and from the car with luggage.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2018

    10
    Lovely apartment in small village, few tourists, 10 mins to Knossos and 15mins to Heraklion.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Street outside , although narrow, was used as by-pass by locals.

    Host Anna and mother Rose were delightful. Honey drenched fritters for breakfast first morning were amazing.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2018

    10
    Excellent stay in an amazing accomondation w/ kind & friendly people. Look forward to staying again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    The hospitality and the friendly communication! Delicious breakfast from the traditional cretan cuisine. The hosts were helping me to go around with suggestions for interesting sightseeings. Very clean and cosy place to stay!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2018

    10
    Magnificent and traditional hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Helpful and friendly staff provided us with any information we requested. Very clean and traditional room in a graphical village near the city of Heraklion. It was commutable to the city and beaches. Don't miss it!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2017

    9.6
    Thank you for a wonderful time during our third visit to Arhontiko in Archanes in Crete.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights

    A slightly larger hotplate for cooking our own food would have made our stay perfect. However, there are plenty of good restaurants around in Archanes, so this is a specific request for people who love to cook their own food in their vacation home.

    We were once again (for the third time) visiting Arhontiko in Archanes. The apartment is located in a lovely village and was a good starting point for our tours in Crete. The apartment has a charming aura, where we felt at home and comfortable. The hosts, especially Anna made us feel so welcome and at home. She was so friendly, caring and brought as an amazing breakfast every morning.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 November 2017

    6.3
    The town is delightful and we liked the courtyard, and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The sofabed (there are two: they are identical) isn't even really a sofa bed - it's just a narrow sofa with a sheet and a blanket on it! The cushion/mattress is thin and it's short - anyone over 5'8" is not going to be able to stretch out. As the one on the sofabed, I slept terribly. I think my friend downstairs in the *actual* bed slept better. The whole apartment is also quite dark.

    The town is delightful and we liked the courtyard, and the morning coffee.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 November 2017

    7.1
    Enjoyed Archanes but felt the accommodation could be improved especially to enjoy garden.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice garden but limited seats - had to share the only two with other couple next door. Poor laundry facilities - no plug for sink and very tiny clothes line. Nice sunny corner in garden but difficult to access as trees overgrown and no seats. Interior dark and gloomy and bedroom downstairs with limited light.

    The town. Enjoyed music and food.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2017

    8.8
    Beautiful apartment in quaint Cretan village
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is a lot of road noise as the bedroom is on the lower floor on a busy street so don't expect uninterrupted sleep. Upon arrival we were informed that we had to pay by cash which was annoying.

    That family running the apartments are so wonderful and friendly. The apartment itself is simply stunning and huge!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    9.2
    Spacious and clean property.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 10 nights

    The road beneath the balcony was at times noisy though in someways it was part of the atmosphere of the village. Warm water for showering and washing up was variable.The shower head had to be hand held,there was no wall fitting.

    Spacious and clean property.The courtyard caught the sun in the morning and the balcony in the late afternoon/evening.The property is bi-levelled.The downstairs bedroom was cool and quiet. There were interesting views from the balcony.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2018

    9.2
    Charming, quiet, clean, authentic.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Would like to have met the host on the 1st day, as he does not reside on the premises.

    Charming, quiet, clean, authentic.

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2018

    10
    Great room, plenty of space
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Liked everything

    Great room, plenty of space

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2018

    10
    Extremely clean 19th century style apartment in Iraklio wine...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Although we used booking.com to secure the apartment we had to pay in cash.

    Extremely clean 19th century style apartment in Iraklio wine country.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    8.8
    the bed was so comfortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    there wasn't hot water in mornings.

    the bed was so comfortable.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2018

    7.9
    Appartment was rustic.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Narrow and steep streets. Parking struggle. Loose dogs around the town.

    Appartment was rustic. Owners prepared free breakfast first day.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2017

    9.2
    Unless you have a car its a difficult climb.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Unless you have a car its a difficult climb.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2017

    8.3
    Very comfortable in peaceful and authentic surroundings.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Needed extra single bed for child in bedroom.

    Beautiful surroundings. Garden was peaceful. Apartment full of character.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 October 2016

    7.9
    Lovely apartment with balcony.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Traditional Apartment
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bit noisey from traffic.

    Good location. Friendly welcome. Spacious clean well-furnished apartment.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    9.2
    It is a very calm and quiet place with a beautiful garden.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The upstairs room stays quite hot, even with A/C on, because most of the cold air goes downstairs and the hotter air stays above.

    It is a very calm and quiet place with a beautiful garden. The family is very friendly and helpful and often bring little snacks for free. The village is pleasant and has lots of excellent little restaurants about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The bedroom downstairs is always cool which makes it very nice at night in the summer when it's very hot outside

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2015

    9.2
    This is a spacious self catering apartment with a lot of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    This is a spacious self catering apartment with a lot of character. Anna and her mother were very kind and welcoming. The village has a good choice of tavernas and is situated close to the ruins at Knossos.

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2015

    10
    Wonderful location, quality furnishings and extremely...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Whilst breakfast was delicious it was quite pricey in comparison to everywhere else we had been on out tour of Crete

    Wonderful location, quality furnishings and extremely spacious accomodation on two levels Anna & her mother were very welcoming & friendly and very helpful Happy to recommend this lovely place

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2015

    9.6
    The garden is beautiful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bath would benefit from a plug. The bed was extremely creaky and noisy every time one of us moved! We did not figure out how to use the TV and hi Fi - but did not need them anyway!

    The garden is beautiful. The breakfast was delicious and lots of it. The quirky style of the accommodation was fun. The owner's mother and wife were totally charming - he and his wife spoke excellent English.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    7.9
    Being in a small town/large village meant there was lots...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Being in a small town/large village meant there was lots going on, shops and tavernas open. Very quick transfer from Heraklion Airport and Knossos minutes away.

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2015

    5.4
    The restaurants in town were good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bed was meant to be "a very large double". It was a standard double with a very uncomfortable mattress.

    The restaurants in town were good. The location was great for getting to Knossos

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2015

    10
    TH owners are VERY friendly, the place and its location are...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    TH owners are VERY friendly, the place and its location are VERY comfortable.

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2015

    10
    Good location in a unique small town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good location in a unique small town. A welcoming family run business.

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2015

    9.6
    One of the most luxurious places I've stayed in but...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    One of the most luxurious places I've stayed in but friendly and cosy at the same time, ran by very friendly people.

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2015

    10
    Quiet and friendly.
    • Couple

    Quiet and friendly. Our second visit and we will return.

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    7.5
    Nice town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nice town. Good food

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2015

    9.2
    Lovely patio with flowers where you could sit and eat.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lovely patio with flowers where you could sit and eat. Large rooms. Very friendly family run.

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