When we arrived we were informed that our room had been upgraded and escorted there by a very friendly hotel porter. Our room was fantastic and the hotel had provided a lovely light meal in our room as we arrived late in the evening.
The next morning we woke to a breathtaking view of the sea and surrounding hills. We spent most days on the hotels private beach. The beach was very clean and the guy that was incharge of hotel water sports was really on top of keeping the beach that way. The hotel also provided beach towels which was very convenient.
Food in the hotel was very varied and would suit anyone's needs. However, it would have been nice to have more Greek dishes on the menu. The restaurant could become crowded at meals times and other guests had a habit of stealing others allocated tables! On the whole the caterings was good.
The bar/lounge area was very Romantic for drinks in the evening and the service was superb. We would definitely recommend the Raki!
We did travel into Elounda village some evenings and would highly recommend Poulis Restaurant for traditional Greek food and Cafe Del Mare for cocktails. We would also recommend a trip to Spinalonga but do opt for a boat trip with a tour guide (and bring along the book The Island by Victoria Hislop as a holiday read).
Overall, a fabulous holiday staying in a top quality hotel near a lovely romantic village.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The TUI SENSIMAR Elounda Village Resort & SPA by Aquila is an exclusive couples and adults only Hotel, for those who seek privacy as long as luxury, set amongst beautiful gardens and magnificent view of the Mirabello bay. A heavenly paradise overlooking the pristine Mirabello bay, the Elounda Village resort, offers romantic getaways and superb accommodation suitable for couples in a genuinely stone built style. Elegant bungalows, suites and maisonettes mostly facing the glistening blue waters of the bay provide a complete seclusion and exclusivity. The resort is located on the eastern coastline of the island, 3km from the fishing village of Elounda, 7km from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos and 65km from Heraklion city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquila Hotel Elounda
- Tui Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa By Aquila Crete