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Elma's Dream Apartments

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4.5
#1 of 15 hotels in Daratsos
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Relaxing accommodation by the beach. Furnished and fully equipped apartments for quality living and memorable holidays. Sleep with comfort on a COCO-MAT bed. Swim in our dazzling pool or the crystal clear water of Chrisi Akti beach. Spotted only 3 kilometers west of Chania town.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Raquetball
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Raquetball offsite
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Massage
Salon
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Kitchenette
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Danish, German, Greek
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Polirinias Street, Daratsos, Crete 731 01 Greece
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Gloria S wrote a review Jul 2022
Italy12 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been hosted in Elma's dream in may, and i have to say that even the place and the host are AMAZING! The location Is just walking distance to a beautiful beach, close to a supermarket and 15min to chania city. About the room what can I say?! It was big, and with all the confort.. a special mention goes to the family who owns this nice place: unfortunately I've been sick when i was there and i was on a solo vacation and they've been so nice, caring, helpful, all of them, and i can't stop to say thanks to them!
So if you are looking for a nice place this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Piers Nicholas wrote a review Aug 2020
St. Helier, United Kingdom7 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an absolutely great time staying at Elmas dream! The rooms were spacious, clean and had pretty much every utensil that we needed during the our stay.

The location of the hotel is great also, being just a 2 minute walk to the beach and around a 35-40 min walk into the centre of Chania.

We stayed by the pool a couple of days during the holiday and very much enjoyed the Greek salad which we ordered for lunch. Plus the salad was made from mainly home grown ingredients, so was super yummy.

The cherry on top of the cake for our trip was Andreas and his family. The were so great throughout the whole time we stayed, booking various excursions on our behalf and taxis most evenings.

Thankyou so much Andreas and I’m sure we will be back in the future to stay with you!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Andreas Pantelidis, Owner at Elma's Dream Apartments
Responded 29 Aug 2020
Dear Piers, we were so happy to have you and your group here at Elma's Dream and believe me everything we did to make your holiday great, was no trouble at all. I appreciate your nice comments and that you all see our efforts to keep our accommodation in hight standard and you happy to be here. I will be delighted to welcome you once more at Elma's Dream. Until then, keep safe. Kind regards
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infoL8352GU wrote a review Sept 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Andreas and his family are really nice.
The appartment is good, every 2 days new towels, every 3 days bedlinen. Towels for the beach are also provided. Only 3 minutes walking to the most beautiful beach (golden beach)
Andreas also made nice greek salad, fresh orange juice and so on.
The busstop to Chania is in front of the apartment and in only 10 minutes and 1,10 euro you are in Chania centre.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Pamy wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom141 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just back from a wonderful week (not long enough!) at Elma’s Dream. The location is perfect and peaceful with a beautiful beach literally on your doorstep. It’s an half hour walk into Chania along the beach or longer by road, bus stop is directly outside the apartments. Andreas and his family are really friendly, Andreas will go out of his way to make sure your stay is a happy one, nothing is too much trouble, answering any questions, arranging airport transfers etc, even before you arrive he answers emails promptly and he’s a brilliant cook!! The apartment was spotlessly clean, spacious, and comfy.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Overlooking Pool
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sibylleeweidler wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 relaxing weeks in Elmal's Dream. The complex is familial, well maintained, close to the beach and very close to the city of Chania. Ideal for us
Only satellite television does not work because there are no international channels

Many thanks
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Andreas Pantelidis, Owner at Elma's Dream Apartments
Responded 29 Jul 2020
Thank you for taking time to write your comments. This feedback is priceless for us. I am really happy to read that you had a great stay. That is what I could see from our conversations too. I know we will have the pleasure to see you again, so we are all looking forward to that. Thank you again. all the best
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Suzanne Clark wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom46 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely stay here. The room was great and the staff were very happy to help where they could. The food was also great.

The only shame was that the pool area was quite small and very overlooked by the rooms. There were about 4 sun beds, you could get more out but you would struggle to be in the sun. The pool was also not one you could really stand in and again quite small. Also, on our first day the pool was quite full on leaves etc but this was resolved.

The location is quite far from the town on Chania, so it wouldn’t be the place to stay if you wanted to be in the centre. However there was a frequent bus service nearby, and you could buy tickets from the supermarkets.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dora K wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Elma's Dream was amazing. I 110% recommend the place. Andreas is a really nice host, he made sure our stay is perfect. If we go back to Crete again, we will definitely choose this place.

The place is wonderful inside and outside, and has everything you need: kitchen, pool, comfortable beds, clean and modern bathrooms, TV, we also had a terrace. You can eat amazing food and drink from a huge variety of drinks at the bar. We also got really good recommendations from Andreas, we could rent a beach towel, and our room was tidy and clean each time we came back from a day trip, as the cleaning lady (who is also a lovely person) made sure to clean and tidy up our place. We could cook for ourselves as well.

There is a car rental next door (I also recommend that) and a grocery shop with all you need (non food too) just in front of the apartman. The beach is one of the best beaches in the area, and it is only 3-4 minutes walk away. The beach close also has a nice beach bar and food, umbrellas and sunbeds.

The bus stop is also really close, so if you don't want to rent a car you can go to Chania by public transport too easily, as it is only a few kms away. Chania city center can be expensive, crowded and loud but Elma's Dream is the perfect place as you can relax but also find activities really close.

There were families, couples, older people, a friends group at the apartment and I can assure you, this place is ideal for everyone.

Thank you again Andreas, for this wonderful experience! Hope to see you soon!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you need anything, just ask Andreas. He is really helpful. You won't need a towel or sheets,...
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FamilienGroenlund wrote a review Jul 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the hotel 1 week ago. It was a very fine hotel with a big clean pool. The staff was very nice and helpful.
It was easy to visit Chania with the bus just outside, and there was no noise from traffic/surroundings.

We will most likely return!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Andreas Pantelidis, Owner at Elma's Dream Apartments
Responded 28 Jul 2020
Thank you for your stay. We also hope to see you again. Kind regards
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charliednew78 wrote a review Aug 2020
Benfleet, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday staying in Elma's Dream Apartments.Andreas and Majken were the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful with a good sense of humour. The accommodation was clean and modern, the air conditioning was excellent and the beds and pillows were very comfortable.
We would recommend Elma's Dream to families and couples who want to stay in this beautiful area of Crete but if the budget allows hire a car and go exploring!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in room 1 on the ground floor. There was a little noise from the side road leading to...
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Mark B wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for stress free, quiet, relaxed “family style” hospitality, with all the amenities you need, complemented by some authentic and home cooked cuisine, then this is it! Plus it is fantastic value and worth every euro!
We had a wonderful time with our hosts, with all the comforts needed to make for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The apartments have all that you need for self sufficiency, with a mini-mart literally 50 yards away (but not in sight or with any noise) that can provide all the supplies you may require, including medical, beach wear and children’s toys. The beach is 100 yards away so easily accessible, which also provides for a nice cooling breeze, and the town with all the beach bars and cafes is only a 20 minute walk along the shoreline. The pool on-site is immaculate and perfectly situated. The owners, Andreas and Majken, are amazingly helpful and wonderfully friendly to everyone who comes to their property. They also assist with any transport needs and can share all the information you need to explore the area and island of Crete overall. We would go back to stay at Elma’s Dream Apartments in a heartbeat, and really hope that we can get back to see them again one day 👍👍😁 ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We had an end room with 2 floors, so 2 outside balcony areas overlooking the pool, but they all...
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Response from Andreas Pantelidis, Owner at Elma's Dream Apartments
Responded 27 Jul 2022
Dear markbB8583UE, thank you for the very detailed review of our property and area. I am really glad you had a wonderful experience fitting in and feel so welcomed. I will focus on your words. "We would go back to stay at Elma’s Dream Apartments in a heartbeat" ....so I will be waiting for your comeback. It will be amazing to see you again. Thank you again for your stay and the quality time you gave us. Best regards Andreas
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Riccardo G asked a question May 2018
Cutrofiano, Italy2 contributions8 helpful votes
Qualcuno ha usufruito della colazione servita dalla struttura?
Answer from Francesco F
1 contribution
noi no.
Anna L asked a question Feb 2018
Venice, Italy28 contributions8 helpful votes
Qualcuno sa dirmi se gli appartamenti sono dotati di lavatrici? Grazie
Answer from elmasdream
Chania Town, Greece6 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Anna, there are no washing machines in the apartments. However, there is the possibility to wash clothes for a fee, depending on availability of our own machines. Thank you for your email. Sincerely Andreas
Answer from elmasdream
Chania Town, Greece6 contributions1 helpful vote
Dear Michele & Diego, Thank you for your interest. I am afraid I don’t have available two apartments for you from 23 / 7 to 6 / 8 I am sorry for the inconvenience. Kind regards Andreas Pantelidis
Dora K wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you need anything, just ask Andreas. He is really helpful. You won't need a towel or sheets, you get everything at the apartments :)"
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Dream65730009732 wrote a tip Jul 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very nice hotel when you travel with children or alone. "
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RoyJul wrote a tip Jun 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely try the food which is cooked to order,very good value and of excellent quality. "
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Kamilla H wrote a tip Aug 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we loved the V.I.P apartment"
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Birgit Kassovic wrote a tip Aug 2022
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pending on your individual wishes all rooms are suitable and windows and doors closes perfect."
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PRICE RANGE
£61 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteChania PrefectureDaratsos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elma's Dream Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Elma's Dream Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Chrissi Akti Beach (0.2 miles), Golden Beach (0.1 miles), and Play Opap (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elma's Dream Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elma's Dream Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elma's Dream Apartments?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elma's Dream Apartments?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elma's Dream Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monterno, Aptera Beach Resort, and Forum Grill & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elma's Dream Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Elma's Dream Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Elma's Dream Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elma's Dream Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Greek, and Danish.
Are there any historical sites close to Elma's Dream Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Firkas Fortress (1.6 miles) and Venizelos Graves (3.9 miles).
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