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Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
1,536 reviews
200 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel with my wife in June and I was afraid that we could not swim in the pool because it was still chilly. The restaurant on the pool side was very nice and comfortable. The room was very large and clean and we were comfortable with complimentary sparkling wine. The disadvantage of this hotel to me was a bit away to walk to and from the sea shore and port. If you want just to relax in the hotel, this is not the issue though.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

My partner and I visited this place about 10 years ago and it was a truly memorable holiday. We decided a return visit for our Anniversary. Elounda Gulf Villas is now a Spa, and as it was just the 2 of us, a perfect getaway. The view across the bay is breathtaking, as is the pool, of which we had a private one. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Had a day trip to the nearby island of Spinalonga, which was truly moving.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kadianaki C, General Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for your great review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to welcome you back for your anniversary and we are so happy to have surpassed your expectations and created for you a truly memorable holiday with excellent food, service and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back for another equally amazing experience,

Best Regards
Charitini Kadianaki
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Our family stayed at Elounda Gulf Villas during the week of the October break in a three bed villa with private pool. The villa (and pool) was big and had amazing views over the azure bay and offered so much tranquility and privacy. Set on the hill side in beautifully maintained gardens, with friendly, discreet and obliging staff that made us feel completely at home, and a stylish restaurant with wonderful food by the poolside, this was the most relaxing luxury holiday we had as a family in a long time. On the headland opposite the hotel we discovered magical walks and a little cove where we swam every day and at the seafront of the Elounda village a wonderful seafront taverna for fresh lunch. It was magical!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Kadianaki C, General Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We are thrilled to review your enthusiastic review on Tripadvisor and to hear that you had with us the most relaxing holiday you had as a family for a long time! We are delighted to know that our 3 bedroom Villa surpassed your expectations and the area around the Hotel offered you lovely experiences! We look forward to welcoming you back for another great stay,

Kind regards from Crete,
Charitini Kadianakis
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

I can only apologise for such a late review, but I had to submit one on the basis of our stay. My partner and I stayed for a week in the last week of June/beginning of July. We stayed in Itanos, a Superior Spa villa with infinity pool, gym, sauna etc. The Villa was amazing, better than I could've hoped from seeing the pictures. Our flight was delayed coming out of Manchester, and as a result we missed dinner time at the hotel. The staff provided us with 2 welcome platters with cheese, meat, bread, fruit, and a bottle of wine, which was not only needed after a very long day but such a wonderful gesture. The villa was immaculate, and the staff who greeted us and took us to the villa were polite, friendly, and genuine. The lady who cleaned our villa was so lovely, couldn't help enough, and while her English may not have been fluent she made a huge effort and was absolutely fantastic. Although I cannot remember her name she really was a tremendous credit to the hotel and very efficient. All staff were incredibly friendly, polite, helpful, and we can honestly say there wasn't a single thing we would've picked up on to criticise. Of note, we want to pass on a massive thanks, well done and praise to the bar man who was there when we stayed. Again I don't have his name, but he was the most friendly, attentive, and super staff member! If you like cocktails he's your man! Whatever you want he can make to perfection, and after the top class standard of his first few drinks off the menu we gave him almost free reign to concoct his own ones based on what we did/didn't like. He was an absolute credit to the hotel, and an amazing bar man, the drinks were divine and he was very attentive and friendly. The man needs a big well done, and if you like cocktails give him your likes and he won't disappoint! The food was amazing, the hotel was perfectly clean, tidy, and we can't wait to return, which we will. The one and only tiny criticism I would have, and please don't get me wrong it's only a little mishap over details, but I feel it should be mentioned, is the welcome card in the room on arrival. My partner has stayed in the hotel before, and is now widowed, and despite giving my name, passport details etc on booking it was overlooked and the welcome note was to him and Mrs ********, which could have been upsetting for one or both of us. I don't wish to sound picky, but the hotel were advised upon booking directly with them of the unfortunate circumstances but forgot to change the guest name although it was booked with a new guest. But please don't look upon this as a bad point as we can honestly say the stay was 110% perfect and we will return. Amazing and perfect holiday

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kadianaki C, General Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We cannot thank you enough for your great and enthusiastic review on Tripadvisor.
We are all delighted that you had a memorable stay with us last June in our Deluxe Spa Pool Villa Itanos. Thank you very much for your positive comments on the Villa and the people of the Elounda Gulf Villas. It is our continuous effort to offer excellent personalised service to all of our guests. I would also like to take this opportunity to apologize for the mistake that happened with your welcome card upon arrival. I am really sorry for this. I look forward to welcome you back in the near future for another relaxing and memorable stay,

Best Regards
Charitini Kadianaki
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Nantes, France
1 review
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I had a great holiday in Elounda Gulf Villas last summer.I chose this hotel first because is very luxury and has villas with private pools which suits for all my family me my wife and the three dhildren and second because the directs fligths from Nantes to Heraklion Airport was very easy to reach this hotel only 45 minutes by taxi from the airport.
We enjoyed this holidays ,we relaxed in a luxary peaceful invroment with lovely view from our villa. Our children enjoed the pool all the day.The villa was large with 3 bedroooms and 3 bathrooms the name of the villa is Mirabello and I recommend this villa.
The stuff was very professional friendly and willing to serve you any time.
The buffet breakfast in the morning was very rich and everything was very fresh and special the eggs cooked for you that moment.
The dinner was excelent we eat many times during our stay because the food in the tavernas in the village of Elounda was not good and fresh quality as in the hotel .
We want to retutne this summer and we will ask again for the same villa
I highly recommend the Elounda Gulf villas for family holidays .

Room Tip: chose villa Mirabello and villa Plaka
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Kadianaki C, General Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on tripadvisor.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Villa Mirabello and that our 3 young guests enjoyed the private pool all day! We hope to welcome you back again this Season and exceed your expectations once again!

Best Regards
Charitini Kadianakis
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Vannes, France
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

My family and I had a great stay at Elounda Gulf Villas.
The villa we stayed was super,very big with nice furniture,very clean ,Popi the lady who cleaned was very polite with a smile every day,
The private pool was also very big,not like the plunge pools of villas in big resorts,
The view from the villa was fantastic.
The best however in this property was the service, the team is excellent and we received attention,friendliness and luxury in a magical way.
I highly recommend the hotel.
Loiusa at the reception was so sweet as well as Sofia at restaurant as all the staff at Argo restaurant.
Do go for a boat trip to Spinalonga island and also have a sailing excursion arranged by the Hotel . We had a memorable time and we look forward to return this coming summer.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very good
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kadianaki C, General Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We thank you very much for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor.
We are more than delighted that we have created wonderful memories for you and you enjoyed your stay in one of our Villas with private pools. Thank you very much for the positive comments on our people! It is our continuous effort to provide friendly yet excellent and personalised service to all of our guests. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and be able to exceed your expectations, offering to you another memorable stay with us,

Best Regards
Charitini Kadianakis
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PRETORIA
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Villa Areti. It was an unforgettable experience. I have travelled to over a 134 countries in my life and this was the best place I have ever stayed in. Our villa was the ultimate in luxury. The fine dining was the best we have had in Europe. The most important was the staff-friendly and efficient and we felt like family. We decided to return to Elounda Gulf Villas every year to celebrate our aniversary. Jaco & Laura Coetzee(neè Horn)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kadianaki C, General Manager at Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor.
We are all delighted that you had a memorable honeymoon with us and thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are all very happy and excited to welcoming you and your lovely wife back to Villa Areti this May. We look forward to meeting you and hope to exceed your expectations once again this May,

Best Regards
Charitini Kadianakis
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Property: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites
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
#7 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 33
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