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“Great Location and Food”
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Glykeria Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Elafonissi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stayed for 2 nights. Clean, no frills B&B with 9 (?) sea view rooms (we were on the bottom floor and still had a very nice view). No TV or internet but we stayed there for the beautiful nearby beach so we honestly didn't even notice that stuff was missing. Owners were very friendly and also own the family-run taverna across the street. Great food and sea view at the family-friendly taverna. Thoroughly enjoyed every meal there. Very convenient for food and the beach (5 minute drive to one of the best beaches in the world). Tremendous value and one of the only places to stay near Elafonisi. They were completely booked when we were there and had to turn people without reservations away, so probably a good idea to reserve the room ahead of time during the busy season. Bit of a drive on curvy mountain roads to get there from Chania. Hope to return often in the future!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

We did enjoy our stay here. Simple but super-spacious rooms, lovely see view, relaxing sofa close to the pool (i read there whole mornings). It is difficult to enjoy anything better than this if you want to stay away from everything and everybody. The restaurant is one of the best in the area, so no need to search. Very friendly owners. We will return! PS yes, no wifi, so take it into account.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

As a family of four we stayed for four nights at the hotel, 6 km away from the actual beach. Overall, very happy with service and friendliness of Glykeria and her brother Nikos. Used the swimming pool a couple of times as well and discovered hidden bays nearby. Room had air-con with no extra cost and a small fridge but no television. I only hope by next year they have Internet access so the children can Facebook

  • Stayed: August 2013
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3  Thank DimitrisT3
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

This in regards to the service given at the restaurant.
We came toghether with my wife at ''Glykeria'' restaurant in Elafonissi during our summer vacations in Crete.
I would like to compliment the way your customer service people were serving us.The food served was very tasty and delicious, we were very satisfied by the service and the food.
I specifically thank Michalis the owner, who was full of energy and enthusiasm and helping us choose the best dishes according to his taste.
Thank you Michalis again and best of luck for the future.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank George K
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

We decided on Saturday to take a two days trip to Elafonisi on Sunday, the day after, to see the beautiful beach.
We called Glykeria Hotel at 6.00pm, and they had no problem at all in reserving us a three bed room for just the two of us, for a twin room price, for just one night!
The room was clean and everything was new. We had everything we needed, even more than the Cretan standard.
The hotel is quite near the beach (5-6km I think). The only thing is that the place is quite creepy, especially at night: there's literally nothing around, it reminded me of the Bates Motel from Psycho!
But the guys was kind to us, and everything was fine. It was just a night.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This is a long over-due review. We were there 2 years ago and considered going back this year though we are going to another island. Glykeria Rooms was a great place to journey through that part of Crete. The accomodations were basic but clean. The food at the taverna across the street was amazing. We enjoyed Elafonissi but also enjoyed the Cedar Forrest Beach just before Elafonissi. Driving in Crete takes time and can be challenging if you are not experienced but we made it through unscathed. Thanks again to Nichos and Michalis! Great stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank JonCarlo
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

We are huge animal lovers and found three puppies in the middle of nowhere, they were hungry, thirsty, very dirty and exhausted. We attempted on finding a rescue centre for them, but none had places, we were advised to put them down so we seriously considered shipping them over to uk but that costs around £500 for each dog. Fortunately the owners of Glykeria took puppies to the nearby church and luckily the priest accepted them !!! It is quite unusual because apparently animals are suffering a lot on Crete so we are extremely happy that these little ones survived:)

Apart from that the place is beautiful. food is lovely, service great and the view breathtaking. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: choose a room with a sunset view:)
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Glykeria Hotel

Address: Elafonissi, Crete 73012, Greece (Formerly Glykeria Rooms)
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Elafonissi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elafonissi
Price Range: £36 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glykeria Rooms is a small family hotel in one of the most unspoiled & beautiful areas, known as Elafonisi.Just 4,5klm from the famous beach of elafonissi, in the village of "Panagia Chrisoskalitissa"( means Our Lady of the Golden Step).Renowned for it's traditional tavern and excellent hospitality in combination with the natural beauty and panoramic views of the Libyan Sea will make your holiday memorable. ... more   less 
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