Separate shower room
Two twin bedrooms
Open-plan lounge and dining area
Internet area* , Bar , Football , Basketball , Safety deposit boxes* , Washing machine , Baby equipment , Playground .
FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
Great place to relax
28 Sep , 2018 Samantha W
Just came back from a lovely week in Greece. If you want piece and quiet this is the place to go! Our own villa with private swimming pool! Maria and Alex are worth their weight in gold. They could not do enough for you! Great food and Greek night was great! I would say that showers would be a great addition that was the only downside! Villas were clean and tidy. The views were great also! Lots of places to visit, a car is needed to get out and about as you are in the middle of nowhere! Yes we would go back!
Quiet, ambient resort..BUT....all is not what it seems - UPGRADES needed !
17 Sep , 2018 Pellah K, 1588207
Pro's and Con's Resort & Villa Ambient, calm, quiet and tranquil location, individual villa's with private pool, on first appearance as you walk in the villa, you are captivated by the shabby-chic decor, they are very cool, not much natural light filtering in. The kitchen, scarcely equipped with not enough mid size pots for boiling eggs for example, I had to boil them in the little Greek coffee pot. Enough plates, cutlery etc, however, there needs to be a few basics supplied!! Salt & pepper shakers, filled with salt & pepper! Dish washing liquid and clean sponge! We had to go out on arrival to find a supermarket to obviously fill the fridge, and prices aren't exactly cheap in supermarkets! To have to buy every thing including washing liquid, salt pepper sponges, which we leave behind anyways! These could very easily be provided!!! Our complimentary pack..was a bottle of red wine..which was left where it was placed, nothing complimentary about that, and especially no bottled water in the fridge, which should be as standard, as you can't drink the tap water, it will make you ill! The beds, are not very comfortable, hard mattress, however we did manage to have a good enough sleep, myself however, is a very light sleeper, on the second day of our stay, there was a wedding reception on the site, by 12ish, you would have thought the music would have been turned off..it continued till very early hours, by 3.00am through total exhaustion, I fell asleep..for a mere 3 hours!! There must be a cut off time for private events where the music is concerned! People come to relax, not have to put up with noise till the morning hours! The bedrooms are nice and airy, I love the bed frames, downstairs double bedroom, with two double bedrooms with twin beds upstairs. I used one of the upstairs bedrooms, and trying to tiptoe upstairs or when getting up in the night to use the bathroom, was a nightmare , the floorboards have a life of their own! They creak so loudly , and sometimes, even when no one is climbing them! Serious issues for couples / families sharing a villa! The noise is enough to wake the dead!! All bed linen is very tired and worn out, and in need of replacing! The bathrooms..well..again, lovely on first appearance..BUT... a walk in shower would have been a better option! I cannot use a bath, and need a shower, to have to try and manoeuvre a hand held shower head, which is very temperamental, cold to hot, to scalding in minutes, with a shower curtain that has seen better days, is a big let down for the villa's! Only two small soaps supplied! The living room, very dark, with side lights everywhere, and the furniture is diabolical! a couch/sofa..so hard and uncomfortable, and dirty covers, with a few flimsy cushions! a chair that is out of some antique shop! a coffee table that is in dire need of being chopped up for a wood burner! Lots of artificial flowers, as I call them, dust collectors! The villa's are very dated, and need a complete refurbishment, with more modern living room furniture, mattresses/linen, and the floorboards repaired as a priority! The pool is great and not very deep, so perfect for non-swimmers like myself, and of course young children. We were informed there would be beach towels provided, NOT! so I didn't take my own, had to use a bath towel instead! The outside is lovely, and well maintained, with a gardener doing his morning and evening rounds to clean the pool, and water the plants. I nice outside table and chairs with umbrella, which was perfect. Service & Staff: The wonder woman that is Maria!! Oh Maria, what would they do without you!! Always a smile, always apologising, and she had only been in the job for a fortnight!! As the previous lady, apparently had an accident! She is the front of house, receptionist, bar staff, chef, and general everything!! She is worth her weight in gold, an asset to the villas, but she can only do so much!!!!! On arrival she couldn't do enough for us. As with most guests arriving on a Friday, you eat at the restaurant on the site! Oh what a shambles! No chef, no waiting staff, par a young man who is a friend's son of one of the owners friends, and totally useless! Maria having to show him where and what needs doing, while she cooked, and looked after the guests, all the time the owner sitting at a table and not assisting her in any way! Many unhappy guests that night, complaining about the food! She made us some chicken breast fillet, to her best ability, and we decided not to eat there during our stay after that experience! Maria is NOT a chef! She needs to be appointed as front of house/receptionist/manager! The owner has to seriously review his catering/waiting staff, which is a big let down! On our last night, again we went to the restaurant, asked for chicken souvlaki, and Greek salad, 1 chicken souvlaki EACH! chips, and salad! bottle of wine and water...short of 50 euros!!!! VERY EXPENSIVE! In the morning my other half ordered a toasted ham and cheese..double Greek coffee, a cake we were charged for, which I didn't even order! and a cappuccino..11 euros!!! Yeah..so not a very good experience were the restaurant is concerned! The cleaning staff, the lovely Giota, and another lady, have the task of cleaning the 16 villa's! Giota is an amazing lady, working there since 2001! Friendly, always a lovely smile on her beautiful face, and an asset to the villas! GENERAL: NO WIFI!! in the 21st century, and NO WI FI, is a big let down!! You can pay 12 euros per week, to use the wi-fi in the restaurant, so you basically have to take your lap-top, go to the restaurant to access the internet!!! BIG LET DOWN!!! SAFE: Again 12.00 euros for a key to your safe!!? it should come as standard, considering the cost of the villa's per week to rent! TAX: Apparently imposed by the government a weekly tariff The site is near Agios Dimitrios village, and a car is essential, there is NOTHING withing walking distance! The roads are horrendous, narrow, and very steep inclines/declines, as it is a mountainous island, and driving is a nerve wrecking experience, but the views are spectacular! A week was enough though!
The best place I have ever stayed
13 Sep , 2018 Nikki M
I couldn’t believe I was getting such a good deal and after reading a few negative things people have posted about the villas I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But I needn’t have worried our villa was amazing, light and airy with a great size pool. It was so private, with parking and the rooms where immaculate and very clean. Air conditioning, all the implements you need including a washing machine like a home from home. We where greeted by the amazing Maria who worked so hard and whose cooking skills are off the scale just fantastic. That women deserves her weight in gold nothing is too much trouble we loved her. She is an asset to Aresti Villas. Villas are cleaned every day ( lovely hard working cleaners too). Our rep pointed us in the direction of some great resturaunts and beaches. Nothing is more that 30/40 minutes away . We loved it so much we are coming back, so ignore the negative reviews I am fussy and I can’t fault the place the photos just don’t do it justice it is a safe bet for a fabulous holiday
Very good but could be even better
03 Sep , 2018 Chris19682013, 681388
Firstly, this is a fantastic place to stay. The location in the small village of Agios Dimitrios is behind walls down a very hidden back lane, so unless you have a need to go to the complex you wont even know its there. The villa we stayed in was two story with two large double bedrooms on the first floor leading to a very large balcony. There is also a shared bathroom on this floor. Downstairs is the master bedroom with on-suite, a large lounge and dining room with a small galley style kitchen. The back doors lead out on to a large garden with a fair sized pool ranging from 0.85 to 1.45 M in depth.As stated by others, the pool man comes every morning and cleans the pool really well. A cleaner comes daily and cleans the rooms/ makes the beds etc. Bad points. 1. No Wifi !!. You can buy Wifi at the reception for €12 per week for all in the villa but it can only be used up at the reception/restaurant area and is only really good enough for mail and social media so your kids will struggle with youtube etc. 2. There is a safe in the villa, however again, this is €12 per week and you have to get the keys from reception. 3. There is a tax you have to pay upon arrival, a small charge of €7. 4. There is no real welcome pack to speak of. We received a single bottle of water and a bottle of home brew. 5. The kitchen is sparce to say the least.There was only two pots to cook with, one frying pan and one very large stewing pot. So if you cant make it in those your out of luck. We asked for an extra small pot and were advised that the owner does not want to spend money on such things as he wants everyone to eat at his onsite restaurant. So we went to a local market and brought a cheap one for a few euro. 6. There are no condiments, salt/pepper, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, soap, etc. 7. As mentioned by all, the noise from people walking about in the upstairs rooms is beyond belief. This is because the floor boards are laid directly on the rafters which you can see from below. There is no sound proofing or false ceiling. We have teenagers who don't exactly run about a lot, but if you have toddlers, i can imagine the noise would become quite annoying. 8. Greek roads and drivers and really bad. I have driven in and visited many places in the world but the driving and roads on Zante are sometimes terrifying. On some of the mountain roads there are no barriers and the roads are small and basically dirt, so a piece of advice, if you see a bus coming, find a place to pull in and let it go. Watch out for mopeds, there are millions of them and they do not obey any road rules. They come at you from all sides and frequently run the lights. 8. Lots of bugs around. Ants/wasps/mozzies etc, so bring plenty bug spray. Invest in some wall plug in mozzie repellents because at night you will get eaten alive. 9. TV has only one english channel, BBC. We brought a USB with us with loads of films downloaded etc on it. The TVs are Samsung smart TVs, that you can plug a USB into. 10. Sewers are bad and you have to put all tissues etc in a bin by the loo. Not particularly nice to have to do, but it is emptied daily by the cleaners. Good points. 1. restaurant onsite is pretty good, although they do seem to be out of everything sometimes. An example was on our last day, we thought we would treat ourselves to the full english breakfast prior to leaving. This came and was Two eggs, two hot dogs. When i asked where the rest was, i was told they were out of bacon,sausages,mushrooms and even toast by that point. 2. Greek night is a good laugh and pretty cheap. €15 per person, for food, dance, music and as much of the home brew wine as you can drink. 3. Local beaches are excellent. 4. Aircon in the bedrooms is very good 5. Restaurant will deliver to your villa or you can collect as a takeaway.
LOOKS GOOD BUT A FEW UPGRADES NEEDED
08 Sep , 2018 Wombles191174, 190762
Just got back from a week here, weather was great. On arrival you are met by Maria who shows you to the villas which are clean and tidy. The first night as with other guests we ate at the on site restaurant, the food was to a reasonable standard but the service was terrible waiting over 1 1/2 hours for our food to arrive, prices of the drinks are ridiculous 3.5 euro for a half pint of beer, when we came to pay our bill at the end of the evening to be informed they accepted cash only, we never ate there again ??? Wi Fi dont bother you have to pay between 12 and 20 euro to be able to use in the reception area only not available in the villas??? The bed was so hard newer softer mattresses are urgently required. Very difficult to shower having to hold the shower head in your hand, to powerful for the wall bracket which was pointed at your face area??? Last point midges are terrible so make sure you use deet spray or similar to avoid painful bites. Maid service daily was excellent.
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