Stone Village is a hotel in Bali Crete, offering traditional apartments & studios with self-catering facilities. Our guests rate highly our staff & our hospitality.
Our Cretan village hotel is ideal for your family holidays in Crete. It is also ideal for those who want to spend quality time in nature, enjoy the farm, relax at the 3 pools, go to the beach (1 km away), or even explore the island.
Bali is located in the centre of Crete, making it ideal for exploring the entire island.
Stone Village is 35 km from the town of Rethymno & 45 km from Heraklion.
Stone Village hotel in Bali Crete has 3 swimming pools, including a children's pool. Sunbeds & umbrellas are provided for free.
A very warm hosting, a magnificent site, a cosy room/apartment, quiet and well-decorated. The localisation is a bonus, near to the superb city of Bali and not to far to... read more Rethymno (a place to do!)
To begin an honeymoon, it's perfect!THANK YOU!
Spent 6 fabulous days at this place. Food was divine. Apartments basic but more than adequate. Ideal location. Bali itself lovely place. Small selection of bars and shops. Would recommend... read more and happily return.Top marks for cleanliness and friendly staff. Loved our all fresco dining with fab views.
What a small gem hidden outside the main area of Bali. Staff are most accommodating, food is OK, not to my liking but you have to remember that... read more you cannot please everyone. Really quiet and relaxing.... But, the so called zoo is in need of a complete overall. Animals seem ok however I have concerns for a small dog that is in with the 2 small ponies. A loveable dog that desperately needs a good hair cut and flee treatment, beautiful little dog that
wants to play and be loved..
I hope that he can be moved out of there and see a vet as he could be a great dog to play with any children that stay there.
Overall I recommend staying at Stone Village, and would happily stay again, just please love that little dog..
Stone village. Nice place. On a hill. Recommend hiring a car plenty in village@25 euros a day. Food ok. Apartment nice.Possible would not suit elderly due to the terrain, Apartments... read more accessed steep steps.
Visited with wife and son in August 2019. The place isn’t as big as it looks in the pictures. It’s a family endeavor and that is evident all around. The... read more hospitality is great, food is like sharing a meal with a local family, grounds are unpretentious yet beautiful in a rustic way with great landscaping. Family Room was nice and spacious if somewhat frayed at the edges but good spirit and helpful staff more than compensates for that. Feels like a place that is nice to you if you are nice and down to earth which to me is better than eagerness to please the customers no matter what. Good pricing completed a very nice experience for us all. Home made bottle of Tzipuro given to us as a farewell gift sealed our family appreciation of the Cretan proud hospitality. Yamas! More
I've been staying at the Stone Village in Bali, Crete and it is a lovely traditional looking hotel. The flowers and brick work are very striking. The hotel as a... read more whole is faultless. My first criticism, all be it not a big one is the food. The food that the hotel serve is not for me. The evening dinner food is warm to cold. It has a wide selection but overall the food isnt for me. Which isn't an issue. The main problem I have is the condition the animal at the hotel "zoo" are kept in. Although these are probably kept within Greek animal regulations, I am not happy in the slightest with going to see the horses and being greeted by a lovely but very lonely looking dog. The dog seems well, eyes are bright, but undoubtedly has mange and has a serious flea problem. I've been to see the dog every day of my visit and my heart bleeds for him every time I see him. I've spent more time that I usually would at a "zoo" as I've been sat with this dog I have affectionately and aptly named "scruff". He is an adorable dog and it will be incredibly hard to leave him as he is really suffering with the above issues and he is stuck inside a pony enclosure, he is filthy dirty and partially shaved due to flea and tick issues. I am... I've been staying at the Stone Village in Bali, Crete and it is a lovely traditional looking hotel. The flowers and brick work are very striking. The hotel as a whole is faultless.
My first criticism, all be it not a big one is the food. The food that the hotel serve is not for me. The evening dinner food is warm to cold. It has a wide selection but overall the food isnt for me. Which isn't an issue.
The main problem I have is the condition the animal at the hotel "zoo" are kept in. Although these are probably kept within Greek animal regulations, I am not happy in the slightest with going to see the horses and being greeted by a lovely but very lonely looking dog. The dog seems well, eyes are bright, but undoubtedly has mange and has a serious flea problem. I've been to see the dog every day of my visit and my heart bleeds for him every time I see him. I've spent more time that I usually would at a "zoo" as I've been sat with this dog I have affectionately and aptly named "scruff". He is an adorable dog and it will be incredibly hard to leave him as he is really suffering with the above issues and he is stuck inside a pony enclosure, he is filthy dirty and partially shaved due to flea and tick issues. I am a huge animal lover and the other animals are kept in relatively good conditions although due to the heat here in Crete, I wouldn't have thought they should have a lot more shade and water, of which they had very little of both.
Maybe I'm just too caring as I know the hotel will have to be checked frequently by the authorities for the welfare standards of the animals.
As a dog owner, seeing Scruff in this poor state makes me feel sick to my stomach and I would love to take him home with me. He is such a loving dog with a lovely personality. I wish I could keep him. Adorable dog. Please don't keep him in a pony enclosure for much longer. He needs a lot of love and attention as he is desperate for it.
Overall the hotel is lovely but the conditions of the animals isn't what I would call adequate. More
We stayed at this wonderful place for 8 amazing days in April. We honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more. The staff are incredible and felt like family by the... read more end of our stay. We brought our 7 month old daughter with us and the staff were so kind and couldn’t have been more helpful. The gardens and pools are absolutely beautiful and the food is excellent and plenty of delicious meals to choose from! My wife cried as we left as she loved it here so much. Thank you so much Stone Village, we shall return!!
We had a wonderful time in Stone Village. The staff was friendly, we had nice time with them. The food was tasty and the cooker was in the restaurant and... read more explain what he had cooked. Everything was clean. If we come again in Creta, we will come in Stone Village
We were booked to stay at Stone Village for 10 nights half board. We arrived late, (about 11pm) and were met at the front door by staff who kindly showed... read more us to our waiting room. As we walked through the archway of flowers and stone lit up by some beautiful lighting the place looked magical. Unfortunately the magic did not last any further than that. Upon getting to our room, (18, a 1 bedroom apartment) we were immediately disappointed. Firstly the whole place smelt of damp, stale air. It was also about 30 degrees in there. We were confronted by a down stairs area that contained a table and some chairs, 2 sofa beds, and a very old and tired looking kitchen. There was 1 window. We had turned the lights on but it seemed very dark and the kids (11 and 8 ) were both unhappy at the prospect of staying down there by themselves. At the back of this room was a wooden spiral staircase of which the top step was broken. This led to a small landing area, where a very tired looking bathroom was located. Then there was the bedroom, it was a very good size, but contained only a standard double bed, a wardrobe, and a desk. Nothing else. No chest of draws to store your folded clothes. The one air conditioning unit of the apartment was also located in this room, meaning that in order for the kids downstairs to get any cool air, we had to sleep with the door open and obviously it took all night for this to happen. With it being so late we just all retired to bed but I’ve got to tell you that the mattress was so hard that I might have well have slept on the wooden creaky floor. Next morning, and after getting up and having another look for somewhere to store the clothes upstairs or down I gave up. There was a knock on the door and our breakfast was waiting for us on the pretty patio outside the front door. We were all starving, but again soon to be disappointed. We were given a bag containing some boiled eggs, another containing some very plain slices of cake and another containing some fried dumplings. There was also 2 foil containers which contained cucumber and feta, and an omelette. Next to these were a jug containing a purple liquid which was horrible and another containing black coffee, there was also a container of fresh milk. Overall for us, it was not what we had expected. Next, undeterred we decided to get on our swimsuits and go and check out the beautiful looking pools. We arrived by the (main) pool which is the rectangular one and it was full of people. The 3 sun loungers there had all been taken, so we moved onto the second pool by the reception, this one had 6 sun loungers, again all taken (Stone Village has 32 rooms!) We put our belongings down on a table and chairs and went into the pool. Both pools are small, but we knew that from the pictures so we were prepared for that, what I wasn’t prepared for was that they had put so much bleach/chemical in them that it became cloudy, and you could not see the bottom. After a swim I sat on my chair listening to the defining sound of a staff member sucking up all of those fallen leaves and flower petals with an industrial leaf blower/sucker, this noise has now been going on for some 30 minutes and it was still going strong as there are lots of leaves to pick up! My wife and I decided to order some drinks, this is done by texting the owners via WhatsApp, as all of the bars are closed and you are not allowed into reception, all communication is done by this method. I asked for 4 coca colas, simple enough. A message came back a few minutes later confirming where we were and then some 10 minutes after that a worker appeared with some Lidl colas, no glasses with ice, no straws, just 4 bottles, I was told that this is all they have. This was to be the final straw. We decided that this beautiful place was not for us and decided to move hotels (at our own cost). Some of these points may come across as being trivial and maybe they are, but holidays are so important and we genuinely decided it was better for us to leave than try and stick it out. I would like to point out though that I spoke to a lovely guy who was leaving that day after staying at Stone Village for a week and he was wax lyrical about the place and had enjoyed himself greatly there. Each to their own I guess. Despite being half board we didn’t stay long enough for me to pass comment on dinner but again it was to be served to your room, not at all what we wanted or had originally booked but I understand that in these strange times, hotels have to adapt, but it wasn’t for us.
Beware when booking room numbers 2,4,6,8 and 10 (havent seen all rooms) have problems with water penetration around back wall and mould problems (not good for your health) behind kitchen.... read more Room 8 also has damp problems due to leakage problems from bathroom above.
Food is a very low standard.
On the positive side it is a lovely location in the hills near Bali - short walk from Stone Village. The setting and grounds are wonderful.
The Stone Village Hotel is situated at the foothills of legendary Talaia Mountains in Bali, Crete.
It is surrounded by nature and is only 1 km away from the sea.
Located at the center of Crete island, it facilitates easy access around the island.
Heraklion is 45 km away, and Rethymnon is 35 km away.