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Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
Ranked #9 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 June 2013

If you are looking for relaxing and enjoying your life, as rarely happens in the life of the majority of us,well this is where you need to go.
Elounda Gulf Villas is an amazing place run by an outstanding and super qualified team of great people.
We really enjoyed the Areti Villa with its amazing pool and unmatchable seaview.
Food was good and breakfast superb,as well as the room service.
I also personally enjoyed the small ,but super equipped Gym/Spa,again located just in front of the beautiful Elounda Bay.
Money well spent for the great time we had.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

Dear Guest,

We are delighted that you had a great holiday at Elounda Gulf Villas and the Pool Villa Areti, with its enormous private pool and breathtaking sea view, exceeded your expectations!

We thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review for us on Tripadvisor and we look forward to welcome you back,

Best Regards
Aris Moustakas
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We have just completed our second visit to Elounda Gulf Villas. Our first visit was last year, in May/June, we chose this hotel as it was small and booked a suite. We have stayed at high quality hotels around the world, but we were amazed at this hotel. The suite consisted of a huge bathroom, double sinks, bath and walk in shower, there was a dressing area, a beautiful, bright bedroom with traditional Greek furniture, a kitchen /dining area and a lounge, all completed with a small sea-facing balcony. Apart from this, we could find no fault with the service from this hotel, the receptionists, Luise and Katerine, were friendly and so helpful and, and, as it has been said before in these reviews, Cleo, who helped during breakfast and during lunch around the pool area, just made us feel so welcome. The pool area was immaculate, quiet and spacious, with well-spaced sunbeds. The dining area was romantically lit for the evening, with candles around the pool area.
As a result, it was with no hesitation that we booked again for the same period this year, this was the first time that we had repeated a holiday destination. On arriving, we were taken to a different area of the hotel, and to our complete amazement, we had been upgraded to a 2-bedroom pool villa. This was absolutely beautiful, a huge pool, 2 en-suite bedrooms, a large dining area with kitchen, running into a lounge area with sliding doors onto the pool area which was very spacious with sunbeds and a dining area. Again, the service from the whole of the staff, who were the same as last year, was amazing, with a cake being delivered for our anniversary from the hotel.
We don’t want to recommend this hotel too strongly, there might not be room for us next year!!!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Steel_LK
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor and for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to welcome you back this year and we are very happy you enjoyed the upgrade to one of our Villas with private pools as well as our services and facilities. Trust you had a memorable anniversary.

We look forward to welcoming you back next year!

Best Regards
Aris Moustakas
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 1 June 2013

From the moment we arrived, we were absolutely ecstatic. The welcome was warm, the service unparalleled, the superior spa villa in which we stayed - something I couldn't have dreamed up. Immediately upon opening the gate to the personal villa, complete with sauna, steam room, personal pool and jacuzzi, treadmill, weights, bike...we knew that our three days for our honeymoon had been made. The staff left nothing to be desierd. The food, absolutely wonderful. Room service and personal lunches on the terrace will be a memory I'll keep for a lifetime. I left feeling relaxed, tanned, fresh, and ready to start our new life as a married couple. I STRONGLY recommend Elounda to anyone who has any doubts as to where to stay while visiting Crete. I can't wait for our anniversaries as we plan to come back! And in the future with the little ones :)

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Brenna L
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review in Tripadvisor and for sharing your lovely photos.
We are delighted that you had a great honeymoon stay with us in one of our Deluxe Spa Pool Villas! We wish you all the best for your new life and we look forward to welcoming you back,

Best Regards
Aris Moustakas
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

Having just returned back to our home in Chania I felt compelled to write immediately about our stay at the Elounda Gulf Villas.We were celebrating a special event for us,and from the beginning we were treated like royalty.Upon booking I did mention that it was a special occasion,but never did I expect to see a bottle of very expensive and complimentary,champagne,chilled and waiting for us upon arrival in our suite.Thank you so much.Our suite was not a far walk from reception,where we were greeted by the most warm and friendly Louise,Katerina and Julie who could not do enough for us,but that was not enough,a buggy took us to our suite and our luggage arrived no more than 5 mins later.Attention to detail has no boundaries at Elounda Gulf.Our suite was to say the least amazing with maid service and clean linen every day,even though our stay was only for 3 nights.We enjoyed dining at the Argo Restaurant and have to say it was a gastronomic delight.I feel a special mention needs to be made to the more than attentive staff who attended to us throughout our stay.Firstly Clio who works the day shift whose infectious smile brought a wonderful start too our day and nothing was too much trouble and taught us that our OUZO's always have to be accompanied by a meze.Thank you we will always remember this,and the world needs more people like Clio.And to Yannis,thank you too.Also to our evening bartender,who wore black,but can't remember his name we thank you and if you are ever in Chorafkia come and find us.Elounda Gulf Villas is an amazing place for anyone to visit within easy travelling distance of the lovely town of Elounda with it's lovely local tavernas,harbour and shops,maybe a car might be necessary sometimes.There is not a lot more to say now,apart from thank you to all concerned at Elounda Gulf Villas who gave us the most pleasurable and enjoyable time and I apologise now for anyone who I might have missed out in our thanks,but we will return soon to see you again.Thank you.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Julie M
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2013

Dear Guest,

We are delighted that you chose Elounda Gulf Villas for the celebration of your 30th Wedding Anniversary and we are all so happy that you had a memorable stay with us!

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us in Tripadvisor and letting others know.
We wish you all the best and we look forward to welcome you back in our boutique Villa-Hotel,

Best Regards
Aris Moustakas
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

We returned to Elounda Gulf Villas and found it as magical as ever. The location and villas are stunning. The restaurant service was excellent. Food could not be faulted. And the staff make everyone feel at home.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Louise O
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Dear Mrs. Louise,

It is indeed a great honor for us to have you, returning guest of us, back at the Elounda Gulf Villas this May!

We are all so happy you enjoyed your return stay with us and we greatly thank you for sharing your experience with us at Trip Advisor web site!

We look forward to welcoming you back,

Best regards from Elounda,
Aris Moustakas
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We treated ourselves to a week's luxury in one of the "basic" suites and couldn't really have wished for a better result (occasional weather notwithstanding). Beautiful, spacious room, nice quiet pool area next to the restaurant, and friendly staff throughout.

Our visit was out of the main season so we were not able to sample both restaurants, which was initially a little disappointing as this was not mentioned anywhere in advance, however in addition to all of the great local tavernas the main Argo restaurant in the hotel does offer fantastic food (and excellent wine) so really we had no complaints.

Not cheap, but still excellent value, we would definitely consider a return here next time we have saved up for a holiday splurge.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Luke B
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor and for the time you devoted to share your experience at our boutique Villa-Hotel! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel and our Suites were up to your expectations and beyond! We will be more happy to welcome you back in the future,

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Aris Moustakas
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Never before have I written on Trip Advisor but having returned from the most amazing ten day holiday I felt compelled to write as this place really deserves a special mention.
As a recently married couple my husband and I were looking for a honeymoon destination that would allow us to feel secluded but would also allow us to not be too far removed if we chose not to be. The Elounda Gulf Villas could not have been more perfect.
With the exception of the cows in the field opposite we were the first guests of the season. We arrived to be greeted by the lovely friendly Louisa who could not have been more accommodating and helpful, this continued throughout our stay whereby we were advised of places to visit and things to see. We were shown to our suite and greeted by a complimentary bottle of champagne which was really appreciated after a busy few weeks and to a suite fit for a king and queen, we could not have been happier.
The suites are ample in size, the décor is extremely tasteful and the bed was amazing complimented further by clean sheets on a daily basis. We also had the most amazing view of the sea from our balcony. The infinity pool allocated to the suites overlooking the sea was idyllic and never crowded and we were thoroughly spoilt throughout the day by the extremely friendly restaurant staff who could not have been more accommodating. Cleo, who works the day shift deserves a special mention, possibly one of THE most delightful people to have ever met, we wanted to steal her and bring her back to England! There should be more people like her in this world, she is infectious, nothing was too much trouble and we were always greeted by her beautiful smile.
The food in the Argo restaurant is to another level all credit to the chefs and the meals that we had here were amongst the best that we have ever eaten. We also spent many nights propping up the bar where we met the equally delightful Christos, what a thoroughly marvellous guy not to mention the most fantastic cocktail maker; we very much miss our time with him now that we are home. We visited the island of Spinalonga and would definitely recommend the tour operated from Babel bar in the centre of Elounda. Victor the tour guide is the most compelling story teller and had all four of us on his tour in tears his story was so touching. Plaka is also a must for an evening meal, the views of Spinalonga from here are spectacular.

All in all, we could not fault this place, the staff in particular, just flawless. There are comments in relation to the WIFI however we did not have any issues with this; we found it to be very effective.

On behalf of us both, thank you all at Elounda Gulf Villas for making our honeymoon so special. We would love to return next year… maybe with a new addition!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kathryn H
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Moustakas, Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Dear Guest,

We thank you so much for your great review on Tripadvisor! We are delighted to have you as our first guests of the season and we are all so happy that you had a memorable honeymoon! Thank you for your wonderful comments for our staff. We will be more than delighted to welcome you back next year for your anniversary! And as you say ...with an addition!!!
Wishing you all the best for your married life and look forward to welcom you back!

Best Regards
Aris Moustakas
Hotel Manager

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Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Elounda
#3 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#6 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
Price Range: £181 - £728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 33
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