9 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
A basic hotel in an inconvenient location
"We stayed in this hotel for 3 days in August because of the reviews on this site. Unfortunately i have to disagree with most people, the rooms here are very basic for a self styled luxury place and the hotel is in a deserted location. I would not stay at this place again - it's up a very long and dangerous narrow road without any lighting and unless you have a car hired is not practical. It represents neither good value or convenience - though the owners were very friendly and nice but that does not make up for the big disappointment. There are so many lovelier places with better views to stay in Crete so don't waste your time here!"
- Travel date: 8th September 2005
Nymphes is a special place that works magic on tired souls
"Our family stayed for three weeks in August and did not want to leave. Booking an unknown place for this length of time was an act of faith, but this is no ordinary accommodation. Clean, homely, lovely balconies, comfy beds, regular towel and bed linen changes... a 4-star hotel but with much more space, and the wonderful Pepy who is there when you need her and who just can't do enough for her guests. She used to be called 'red cross' by her schoolfriends, and I can understand why as she just loves people and wants to help them. Grapes hung from our terrace, and Manolis, who describes himself as 'Mr.Pepy', brought figs in bowls together with a big smile. Cretan hospitality is very well represented in these two lovely human beings. The pool is clean and lots of sun-loungers make it a great place to be, with the cooling breezes on the hill making even the August heat pleasant. The views are breathtaking... really. You could spend hours in the evening just looking out to sea or at the night-sky, and it was hard to come inside. Agia Pelagia is a smaller resort than others (apparently). We feared a Mediterranean summer with hordes and noise and the English abroad. Agia is more sedate, the beach narrow, with good swimming though and pedaloes etc.. There is a very pleasant internet cafe where you can have a drink and a good number of excellent quality restaurants. El Greco will do plain sardines if you ask, Kri Kri has great food, Caldera good pannacotta and mixed fish (good value ), but we liked Symposium for the warmth and the complimentary starter. Their pizzas are good too, according to my daughter. We also had washing done at Nymphes, and this was no problem. We will certainly go again; there is magic here, and we had one of the best holidays ever."
- Travel date: 26th August 2005
"We ended a 16 day trip with four nights at Nymphes. It was everything we'd hoped for and more (thanks to all who wrote reviews). Pepi is a gracious hostess, the rooms were spotless, we enjoyed the fruit, wine and melon, and the views were magnificent. We chose not to rent a car, instead preferring to walk down to Agia Pelagia each afternoon and taxi back (three or four miles downhill, stopped at another hotel for refreshment mid way - walking back requires more stamina than we posess). Several good restaurants, we especially enjoyed "Irini" across from the ATM."
- Travel date: 19th July 2005
A Wonderful Place to Stay
"My family stayed at Nymphes for 5 days in July, using it as a base to explore Crete. A wonderful location, excellent accomodation, and spectacular views. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Thanks Pepy for a wonderful holiday!"
- Travel date: 18th July 2005
A Work of Art
"I am a composer by trade. In my many years of travel, I have never experienced a setting so magnificent and with such thought to aesthetic detail. My wife and I desperately needed peace of mind, somewhere special---so we chose Crete, and I luckily found Nymphes and Pepi, it's hostess and "artist". Nymphes is quite unique. Pepi has taken great pains to "sculpt" every detail of decor, landscape and amenities to enhance the visit...not to mention her willingness to personally help plan your trip. For me, she found Crete's most famous instrument maker in Zaros! The facilty is located on a very high, magical mountain, with an ascending country road. It is like entering into another universe. The view is spectacular, day or night. The sense of quietude--deep and soothing. What is even more remarkable is the centrality of the location---whether one's taste is beach , ancient Minoan culture, a taste of Cretian yogurt and honey in a mountain village taverna, or simply to absorb the quietude---it is all there, and possible. Nymphes is a carefully crafted weave of delicate music. I am still echoing!"
- Travel date: 13th July 2005
Paradise with a view!
"We spent 5 days at the Nymphes apartments and would go back in a heartbeat! The location is great, Ayia Pellayia is a short drive from Heraklion and has several very good restaurants. We reserved two apartments. They were both of a good size, clean, modern and with a balcony that provided wonderful view of the town below and of the sea. There was a bottle of Cretan wine and some fresh fruit to welcome us and every day brought a small surprise like cookies and more fresh fruit. The price of the apartments was considerably lower than what we could have paid for a hotel in Heraklion. I reserved the apartments via email, directly with the owner and got a prompt confirmation and no billing problems at all. The owner, Pepy, is a big part of Nymphes' success. She's warm, cheerful and always ready to help. I recommend this place without any reservations and would go back tomorrow."
- Travel date: 6th July 2005
The Best Holiday
"My husband and I just had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday ever. The hospitality that Pepy showed us at the Nymphes was unsurpassed anywhere! We have been all over the world and have never felt so "at home" as we did at the Nymphes. The view from our apartment was breathtaking at any time of day but the sunrises were the best. From the time we arrived till the time we left, we were very well taken care of. We arrived to find a bottle of wine, a basket of fruit, bottles of water, and all the comforts of home. We were there for over two weeks so they even did our laundry for us, twice! Pepy also arranged our rental car for us too! We will definitely return! Thanks for everything Pepy!! Beth & Jeff G."
- Travel date: 13th June 2005
"If you are looking for quietness,a great view ,a perfect apartment (clean,and equiped with all the facilities you need) and above all a family atmosphere - then Nymphes is the place for you!!! in the top of the mountain there is a palace and in the palace there is a princess whos her destiny is to give you the best vecation you've been dreaming of. the name of the princess is Pepi - the owner of the "Nymphes Luxuary Apartment. we were there and enjoyed so much - now it's your turn !"
- Travel date: 12th June 2005
Wish we could have stayed longer.
"The Nymphes has so much to offer that we wish we could have stayed there longer. Once we arrived all we wanted to do was sit on the balcony, sip our complimentary wine and enjoy the amazing view of Agia Pelagia."
- Travel date: 4th December 2004
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