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Elia Traditional Guesthouse
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Don't tell too many people, but this is a fantastic place! Peaceful and quiet on a hill, surrounded bij fruit trees and olive trees. With many lovely seats around the place, hammocks, a wonderful pool, a terrace up on the roof with splendid views and a lovely staff. A home away from home, once you've entered, you don't want to leave. The area is great as well. So much to do and owner Jo is happy to give you all the tips about the best beaches nearby and places to visit.
I really should keep this place to myself so it won't get spoilt, but with a maximum of 18 people the hotel can put up, I'll take that risk! Many of the guests were returning guests and I'm sure we'll go back as well!

Room Tip: We were in lemontree, right next to the dining area. It was a standard room, but very nice. Good shower. If anyting, it was a bit of a dark room and it being next to the restaurant area you could hear people outside (which wasn't a problem for us). So if you really like it very quiet, maybe choose a room at the back.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank fladderaar
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We have just spent a week in this delightful hotel. It is set in the middle of an olive grove on the side of a hill with views towards the sea. There are only 9 rooms in this converted family farmhouse, and our room was one of the oldest in the house. It was a rather dark room with traditional furniture, but the bedside lights were good enough for reading. It was comfortable and clean, not modern. The shower was fine, and the water always hot. We had a large balcony of our own, with fantastic views over the garden and the surrounding hills. The ambience of the place was warm, welcoming and very peaceful.
Breakfasts were lovely, buffet style, everything home-made and you help yourself and then go and choose one of the many delightful tables in the garden or on the terrace, surrounded by flowers and birdsong. We ate there every evening, and the food was excellent, but there was little choice. You have to let them know in the morning whether you will be eating in or not, and are given a rough idea of the menu. The vegetarian options were always delicious.
We didn't use it but there was a large pool in the garden.
The staff here were outstanding, always helpful and with time to chat. Thank you Jo, and all your team.
You can walk from the hotel, but a car is essential here.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jandgro
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have just spent a week at Elia for an 80th birthday celebration with extended family aged 10 to 80. The hotel could not have been more welcoming and helpful and felt like a real home from home.
We loved:
- the view to the sea from the beautiful swimming pool
- the wonderful extended breakfast including freshly squeezed orange juice from the local orange groves and the lesson in how to make traditional davos
- the extensive local knowledge of the staff who wanted to share their experiences
- the long delicious evening meals and the local wine and raki
- the wonderful embroidered crisp cotton sheets and attention to detail throughout
- the little terraces to relax on the shade and the sun
- the friendliness and helpfulness of everyone there

We couldn't have asked for more!

Room Tip: We used 6 of the 10 rooms and they were all great.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Pipsdlb
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We stayed at the Elia Spa last year for 7 days at the end of October, walking in the local area. The hotel is a lovely old Creatan building, now extremely well renovated and appointed with some lovely rooms, shady courtyard and elevated breakfast balcony above one of the bedrooms. It's mainly commonwealth and Cretan staff are a really nice bunch, led by Joe Brace who looked after us beautifully. I cannot recommend there helpfulness more highly. You need a car to get there and to get to local restaurants etc but the food in the hotel is excellent. It's a set menu and it was noticeable that most people eat in most nights - so they must have thought is was good as well. The local area walks are lovely, through vineyards, villages, farmland and countryside, and the coast and mountains are well within easy driving range.

Room Tip: Look for one of the outside rooms, away from the main building.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Elia and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. We arrived at 1 am to find sandwiches and drinks in our room, which was great after a long journey! Breakfast is very relaxed and delicious , as are the dinners! Yes, there are a few cats with their kittens but they are well looked after and really not a big problem! Jo and her team are great hosts!

Stayed: October 2013
2  Thank SasaHoo
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