About Tasmania Village
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- free parking
- public wifi
- air conditioning
- non smoking rooms
- outdoor pool
- private balcony
- greek amenities
- poolside bar
23 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Fantastic People, Views, Friendly
"The owners are 5***** star people, the views are 5***** .
A very short hill from the road to the apartments keep you fit, the apartments them selves are very clean as is the whole Village.
The snack bar food's are filling and tasty.
These people thrive on hard work and long hours.
Thank you so much (George, Maria & John) for a fantastic holiday.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Steve, Jason, Lisa & Emma"
- Travel date: Mon 1st of October 2018
"I Have been meaning to write this review for quite a while .
After reading some of the bad reviews I felt I had too.
As we had a Fantastic time at the Tasmania
I went with my patrner and our 5 year old daughter
1. The view from both the pool and out room was fantastic even if we did have a lemon tree blocking it a little . But who can comlain when you have a lemon tree outside your room .
2 The surrondings themselves are beatiful and the nice village of elounda is a little bit of a walk way about 20 mins but it is a very pleasant walk in even our 5 year old enjoyed it taxis are only about 5 euros
3 the apartments were cleaned every other day and were clean and tidy the were basic but what you expect from greece.
4. The food in the apartments was good and anna would cook anything with in reason if you asked.
5 The pool area was clean and well maintained . as were the rest of the surroundings .
All the above was good but the staff and owner were fantastic and made us feel so welcome Anna made a real fuss of our little girl and us nothing was to much trouble .
This was one of the nice places with lovley people and we really look forward to going back and seeing anna again "
- Travel date: Sun 25th of March 2012
The one star is for hot clean water
"I know it's a budget priced apartment and you pay for what you get. BUT I have never paid for such an appalling dirty room (or more like a cell) before ever in my life. It's true most of the apartments have fantastic views but some (ours) was underground and the view was simply a dirty wall. There was plenty of hot water though.
They didn't even bother with the so called bar-b-q. Said they never have enough people interested. Maybe they just do it for the usual click.
No sorry Tasmania Village was a waste of my hard earned cash. Elouda was nice though and Crete is a beautiful Island to see.
If you're not part of the usual click and you can't guarantee a "room with a view" don't waste your money."
- Travel date: Tue 13th of March 2012
"Just come back from a week in Taz. Went with mixed feelings after reading reveiws. All as i can say is I don't know what some people expect. Found the room to be very clean if you needed extra things like toilet paper do what we done and go and buy some if you need rubbish putting out go the bin and do it. The place was amazing George and Maria could not do enough to help you, Maria's cooking was brilliant. Just trying to book to go back. Go you will love it.
- Travel date: Thu 12th of August 2010
We had read some worrying reports on thi...
"We had read some worrying reports on this site regarding the cleanliness of this resort and also about the attitude of the people running it. This was a worry prior to our departing and lead us to contact the resort direct and make some enquiries for ourselves.
The owner, Anna, was very helpful and obviouslt not pleased to hear about the resorts and did her best to put our minds at rest, but not surprisingly, we still had reservations about our holiday. How wrong could we have been! The room was excellent. Very well appointed, although basic (what do you need for a beach/pool holiday), very clean with fantastic views out to the sea. Anna, the owner, couldn't be a better host and does everything she can to ensure you have everything you want. the rooms are reguarly cleaned and the pool/bar area very welcoming and also immaculately clean.
Having made initial enquiries, I apologised to Anna at the end of our stay and promised to write this report to set the record straight about Tasmania Village.
We have already committed to returning next year and we can't wait to visit Anna and her brother, Manolis, again.
- Travel date: Sun 29th of June 2008
If you have already booked at Tazmania a...
"If you have already booked at Tazmania and you're not returning for the ump-teenth time, then it's too late to back out so on the positive side of things....... There was plenty of hot water. The bedding & towels were clean (tatty but never the less clean). We did not experience any unpleasant wildlife in or around our apartment. The pool/bar area is clean and well manned, but make sure you adhere to all the rules & signs or you will be told off, loudly! If you're lucky you will get a new apartment or one with a view, however if you have booked with Kosmar for one week only you will almost certainly get a dungeon room with no view at all, but on the bright side, it will stay cool. Keep the plug in the sink to try & avoid the nasty smell. Take your own mop head for the bathroom so you don't have to use the dirty wrank one that's already there. Take some toilet paper. Take some extra bin bags for your soiled toilet paper & throw it away in the wheelie bin as you leave each day, because it will not be done for you. If you order a Greek Salad ask for olives or you won't get them. When you arrive it will be very late, you will have had a long journey to Elounda and Tazmania is the last drop-off, the rep will abandon you and the bar will not be open, you probably won't want to make the long walk back to the supermarket so take someting to drink and eat (you'll need a drink of you get a dungeon room!) Hopefully these hints will help you to get off to a good start, after all it's your holiday, you've earnt it. So just ignore all the negative stuff and enjoy all the rest that beautiful Crete has to offer. It's just bad luck you choose Tazmania. HAPPY HOLIDAYS........."
- Travel date: Tue 29th of April 2008
I have never written on one of these rev...
"I have never written on one of these review sites before. Never really felt the need to.
We stayed at Tasmania Village for one week in May 2007.
The accommodation is basic but it is refreshingly honest, warm water, clean towels, balcony, view of the bay etc. For the money we were more than happy.
The pool was clean, deep and cooling on a raised deck looking over the bay with a cooling breeze and at nightime the stars are amazing. But the best part of the pool/bar area is Maria the owner. She is there from 9am until you decide you want to go to bed. She is like beaver (that happens to be a brilliant cook), and never stops working. She is funny, genuine and bright and helpful, it is honestly a bit like having a friend in Crete.
The complete opposite to most of the holiday reps I have encountered. (She and her husband own the place and they care). She will point you in the right direction, tell you the best bits, the bad bits, where to eat, the best beaches, recipes, stories, local history, taxiâs, etc. At the end of the day when you drive up the steep driveway and hear laughter around coming from the bar it does feel a bit like youâre coming home. Her presence (and her husband George) made every other apartment block we have stayed in seem like they were missing something.
Elounda is beautiful and a great base to explore northeast Crete. If you want gated five star luxury with your own helipad and infinity pool - there is an amazing place down the road called the Elounda Bay resort where rooms can cost more than Â£1000 a night.
But if you want a clean, friendly and affordable place with something special we reckon you canât do much better than Tasmania Village. Itâs cool!
(By the way we were in the older section of the complex.)
- Travel date: Fri 14th of September 2007
Tasmania Village studios are really beau...
"Tasmania Village studios are really beautiful, as is Elounda; there was even a shower curtain. Only thing we missed was a kettle. The staff are friendly; pool is small but has great view. Our room sadly was one of the bottom rooms so not much of a view but was ok for a weeks stay.
Only thing we didnât like was the flight there and back from Newcastle which was with Flyjet and was awful, cramped, with no TV and you had to pay for an awful meal or sandwich. My advice if you must fly with them take your own food and entertainment, and don't do it if you're tall.
Also only other problem with Elounda is it's a long transfer from the airport, took us 2 hours as we went round every other resort first, but still is a lovely place.
- Travel date: Sun 29th of July 2007
Tasmania is clean and well maintained....
"Tasmania is clean and well maintained. The pool is small but there was enough sun beds and umbrellas. Great sea views from the front apartment (no 8). Studio basic - 2 ring hob, fridge with ice box compartment (not brilliant but worked) - no kettle. Towels and sheets only changed once in a week. Mop bucket and dustpan and brush provided.
The only draw back is the checkout time. This is 12 midday with a late checkout at 20 euros until 5.00 pm. This is early when you have a very late pickup as there is nowhere to shower - just a toilet and sink to freshen up in.
Maria and George were running the apartments while we were there but they do split the time with George's brother.
The walk from the Tasmania into the village is about 20 minutes but it is all flat and a lovely stroll whatever the time of day.
The supermarkets in the village are quite cheap but the ones just up from Tasmania were dearer.
Elounda a great village. Plenty of bars and taverners to choose from. The ferryman Taverner (round the harbour along the sea front - the last but one - can't miss it) serves excellent food and service was brilliant. For a good night try Garden of Eden Cocktail Bar in the main square - great for people watching.
Crete itself is a lovely place. It can be very hot (temperatures up to 45 - 47 degrees while we were there - even the locals were complaining it was too hot - but this was unusual for this time of year).
Would go to Crete again and would stay at the Tasmania.
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of July 2007
Tasmania - Disappointing
"We have just come back from Crete on 24th of Sep. Overall we had a good holiday but we agreed we would never go back to the Island.
The accommodation is rated 'A' in the Kosmar catalogue ( which is the highest rating ) but.....
We were told we were lucky to get a room in the new part of the building despite our room was run down.
The bathroom was very slippery as there was no shower-curtain and the water ended up in the middle of the room making it hard to walk on. We were told off using towels as a bath mat!!!
The kitchenette is far too small to cook for 2 person and the cutlery and plates were filthy. There was no dishwasher liquid or sponge to use not mentioning a kitchen towel if we were cooking.
The impression overall was that the owners of Tasmania just try to get away with as little as possible.
The owners also seemed clicky favouring returning guest.
Overall impression of the holiday nice for swimming and walking not as great if you are looking for friendly Greek people who want you to return.
Go to Kefalonia instead !!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 27th of September 2006
"Feel compelled to write this following previous reviews. Just Returned From
2 Weeksat this resort had a wonderful holiday resort was fantastic with beatiful views from apartments. Yes older apartments are basic but kept clean and regular changes to linen and towels. George and Maria were perfect hosts julie kosmar rep was great, food at Greek night was fab would def return to Elounda and Tasmania. ) from george and olivia the howards and wingles.."
- Travel date: Sun 20th of August 2006
We have just returned from a weeks holid...
"We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Elounda (2 adults & 2 Kids age 8 & 6) It is my third visit to the resort and must admit its charm never disappoints.
This was our first stay in Tasmania and we to were in apartment 23. Ok, there is a lack of windows yes, but this just helps to keep the room cool during the day and we spent so little time in there that it really didn't matter. The veranda view is beautiful too looking right across the sea & mountains with a great view of Spinalonga!
On arrival we found our room spotless, clean and fresh smelling. The bathroom was immaculate with modern fixtures & fittings. (Do beware of the shower which sprays the whole floor when you use in it making it a bit slippery). Our bedding & towels (plenty of them) were glowing they were so white and the sink / hob & fridge also looked new. We were also provided with a mop & bucket, sweeping brush & dustpan.
The air con is charged at 40 euros but worth it and the safety deposit box 5 euros which is refunded on return of the safe key.
We only saw Anna briefly as the running of the place is divided between herself & Maria her sister in law but she seemed friendly. Maria, George & her family were lovely nothing was too much trouble. The food in the pool bar was basic but very nice.
The pool was clean & well maintained with enough beds & umbrellas to go around.
Elounda Square is about 2k from Tasmania but is all beside the sea & a pleasant walk. A taxi is 4 euros and Maria will gladly order one for you.
All in all I would highly recommend Tasmania village and Iâm sure anyone planning a trip there will be pleased & have a lovely stay."
- Travel date: Mon 7th of August 2006