The family were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble .
Camari Gardens was a bit out of the way and initially you think there is nothing around the hotel. You could stay in hotel the whole holiday as food amazing prices good and very friendly. Venture up to the village for a totally Greek experience you were treated like good friend. Lots of different places to eat and drink and always a big welcome. The rooms were clear and cleaned every day with so many Bed/towel changes we lost count. self caterequipment leaves a lot to be desired .All in all , good value,very friendly,clean,good food,village life,two pools and kids pools.Will be going again.
October 11, 2012
Despite the location being too far out of town for us to choose this particular location again overal we had a wonderful holiday
My holiday companion and I, like to walk and explore and eat out on holiday. We loved the beautiful views from the apartment, and the wonderful walking [if hilly] in the area but for us it was too far out of town. You could catch a rare bus into Rethimnon during the day but the last one back was 2 p.m. and after shopping or site seeing and some lunch it was too late to catch the bus. Taxis were cheap and efficient however, but to stay at this location it would be preferable to hire a car. The taverna on the complex was excellent and I wouldn't fault it but it became monotonous to eat in the same place every single evening . We tried a couple of the tavernas in the little village further up the hill but it was a bit of a hike and was very dark on the walk home so not ideal for women on their own. Despite the location not being ideal for us, we did have a lovely holiday and would recommend Camari Gardens and the wonderful, helpful and friendly family who run it.
October 11, 2012
A Gem in Greece!
In July we went to the Camari Gardens in Crete. We travelled with our 2 children and my Mum and Dad. It was quite a late booking and were a bit concerned about the economy troubles in Greece, but because we love Greece we went ahead. Our worries were short lived. It was one if the best holidays we've had! The accommodation was fabulous, lovely peaceful location, but easy drive or taxi run into Rethymnon. The owners made us feel so welcome, food cooked on the premises was beautiful and reasonably priced, so much do we ate here most nights. We're in the process of booking for next year and can't wait to return.
September 2, 2012
Fantastic stay at Camari Gardens.
Had a great holiday at Camari Gardens in Crete. The apartments were basic but very clean. The staff / family who ran it were very friendly and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble. Food in the restaraunt was lovely, plenty of greek options. The views from the apartments was divine, what lovely scenary.
I would definately be going back to Crete.
August 31, 2012
A Little Gem
The Camari gardens is a little gem of a place. Lovely location, accomodation and just right for couples and also children. A lovely quiet location. The on site taverna is excellent. The staff are so friendly and remember you from previous visits.
October 4, 2011
Really liked the Camari Gardens
The Camari Gardens is in a very quiet location, (car hire is a must). The apartments are spacious and kept spotless by the excellent and friendly cleaners. However, the s/c equipment provided is extremely basic - just a plug-in two ring appliance!
Two pools means guests can choose between the somewhat livelier 'top' pool and the quieter, more shaded 'lower' pool. The food in the on-site restaurant is excellent and good value, (the hotel family and their friends eat there on occasion - which shows its high quality).
These are excellent, well-priced apartments popular with Greek, Italian and German tourists as well as the British. Many people of all nationalities were repeat visitors. There is no 'entertainment' of any description on offer, (a definite bonus for us); plan on having quiet evenings on the balcony or in the restaurant area and do your partying in Rethymon, (taxis are readily available).
A little isolated perhaps, but the standard of these apartments and the professionalism of the staff made this a wonderful holiday for us, (two adults, two teens). Should we find ourselves in this part of Crete again, we would definitely consider returning to the Camari Gardens.
September 3, 2011
Great 2nd time Holiday
We returned to Camari Gardens 3 years after our first holiday there and again we were not disappointed, the apartments are basic but very clean and comfortable, the family who run the apartments are great so friendly and cannot do enough for you, the taverna on site provides good food. The only down side could possibly be that it is a little out of Rethymnon, but a daily bus stops right outside the complex (not for us as we hire a car) We will be going back again and we never go back to the same place twice never mind three times, we enjoyed it so much!!!
August 14, 2011
Brilliant anniversary in Crete
We were the last people left on the transfer bus and the rep had left at the stop before. We felt a bit neglected as reception was empty. Another guest told us we'de find someone in the bar which we did and from then on we felt extremely welcome, The family that run Camari Garden are so friendly and helpful that they make you immediately feel at home. The rooms were basic but adequate but the relaxed atmosphere of the resort more than made up for that. The food in the bar was very good and fairly cheap. It was a self catering holiday but we never did any cooking.Breakfast and dinner in the bar and a snack at lunchtime did us just fine.If I am fortunate enough to visit Crete again I will certainly return to the Camari Gardens.
June 22, 2011