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White River Cottages

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was our first stop on our first time in Crete. We arrived quite late at night - and drove from Heraklion which was about 2 hours away. The rooms are built into the rock. It is very impressive. Our apartment was spacious, with a kitchen, dining area and seating and then a little terrace outside. the bedroom was cool...

Thank EddRKD11
Moraga, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stayed at the White River Cottages last July with our children and it was truly an amazing place. Far away from the hotels, and in the middle of nature the cottage had everything we needed. Very clean with great staff, always there to help us in any request we had. Our room had a terrace with a view to...

1Thank aspa102015
Gingelom, Belgium
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed in the white river cottages for 14 days. We had a wonderful stay. It was our first holiday with a baby (1 year old) and there wouldn't be any place better then here to stay with such a small child. We took a large cottage with 1 bedroom, this way the baby could sleep quietly in the room...

2Thank TwigLivingstone
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Although not too far inland, it is very calm and in the middle of nature. The houses are authentic, not chic. Big terrace to eat and live outside. Great pool. Everything in this domain is build with attention and care.

2Thank Wout D
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you want the real thing, you are at the right place. Far from fake luxurius hotels that all look the same, your cottage is in a marvelous enviroment, where the only thing you hear at night is the wind coming down the canyon. The interior decoration could be nothing else but Cretan simplicity (all photos at the web page...

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Evangelos M, Owner at White River Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your good words. Unfortunately something went wrong in the communication between the reception and the cleaning staff. Our policy is always to provide extra linen and towels when guests ask for them. We can only apologize for this oversight.

Nicosia, Cyprus
Reviewed 18 August 2016

spent a few days at White River Cottages, with my husband and 12-year-old daughter. cottage on the small side, but this was the only one we could book at the time. enjoyed self-catering facilities, grounds and pool plus well-placed advice by Iris, the property manager. her tips on restaurants, excursions and beaches were always spot on. owner's family was also...

1Thank Anna K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed here from 3_ 10 June this year. We were in a studio apartment and were concerned beforehand it may be too small. Turned out to be great, even the bed was bigger than expected, quiet air-conditioning. It is a very peaceful place to stay and Iris and Sue were very helpful. Iris advised on a few places to...

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stayed in Cottage number 7 for four nights. Lovely terrace with a sea/mountain view. Beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated workers cottages honed from the gorges rock and finished in stone. Family run for over 25 years with continued renovations and improvements, this is a quiet retreat, a short walk or drive from tavernas along the sea. The pool is also...

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Me and my boyfriend spent 3 magnificent days & nights at White River cottages! Incredibly peaceful environment, fresh air and many things to do from hicking through a beautiful scenery/mountains to taking a walk on the beach.. Perfect place for nature lovers! The cottages are just lovely.Clean, cosy and with No electricity..takes the experience to a new level! Last but...

Thank Maria K
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here. The pool is lovely. We stayed at no 3 which had a large private terrace overlooking the farm land. If you stayed above the pool you might get sea views. The staff are lovely and very helpful. The beach is close and green beach was our favourite with a sweet taverna.

Thank JaneCross

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
White River Cottages is a complex of 13 country stone houses in the tranquil valley of Aspros Potamos. They offer accommodation as for those in search of Architectural taste and Natural harmony. The once ruins of the old deserted hamlet were painstakingly restored in the 80s ,giving them new life as holiday houses A spacious* pool is in the heart of the property. A long sandy beach as well as restaurants, cafés and shops are only 1km walk down through olive groves. Superb beaches can be discovered by car or bike in the immediate vicinity.• White River cottages is 25 km from Ierapetra and 33 km from Sitia. Heraklion Airport is 120 km away. • White River cottages is 25 km from Ierapetra and 33 km from Sitia. Heraklion Airport is 120 km away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White River Cottages

Address: Aspros Potamos, Makry-Gialos, Crete 720 55, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Makry-Gialos
Price Range: $115 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — White River Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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White River Cottages Hotel Makry-Gialos
White River Cottages Crete/Makry-Gialos
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“cottage nr 10 is remote and has few stairs from the parking space”
TwigLivingstone, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a room with a terrace to enjoy best views”
N6556YNannak, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms nearer the pool mean less steps to climb.”
JoeM784, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best terrace in Cottage 7. One bedroom only.”
58ChrisK, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for number 3 studio quiet terrace not overlooked”
clarea453, 29 Jun 2014 | Read review
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