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“Lovely Resort, Average Apartments”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Irene Apartments

Irene Apartments
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Irene Apartments
Ranked #27 of 37 Hotels in Elounda
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“Lovely Resort, Average Apartments”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2005

The resort of Elounda is lovely and the Irene Apartments are ideally located only 2 minutes walk to restaurants, bars and beach. The accomodation was clean, but very basic, with a dingy bathroom and the staff were not particularly friendly. Also local dogs quite vocal at night. Air conditioning was not included in the price and cost an extortionate 90 euros per week. The pool and bar area was nice, looked quite new, but again let down by the unwelcoming staff.

Overall though Elounda was such a nice resort that it was a great holiday. Beach was lovely and clean and next to all the bars and restaurants which were also very good. This meant we didn't have to spend too much time around the apartment. We would defintiely visit Elounda again, but stay in different accomodation.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2005

We have just come back from a 2 week holiday in the irene apartments, the location was fabulous as it is a minutes walk into the local town of Elounda.
The apartments, though basic, are adequate and fairly spacious. Our only problem that we encountered was related to the staff hospitality and the condition of the pool area.
The pool was a lovely size with adequate sunbathing facilities, however we never saw the pool cleaned. Every morning WE had to clear the pool from the floating dead bugs before use. We also never saw a chlorine test being carried out and the sides of the pool looked very dirty.
The staff were offhand, unhelpful and the majority of times, dis-interested. The pool bar was closed by 8:30pm most nights, so no chance of a drink with friends. The owner would sit and read his newspaper all day, whilst the morning shift lazed on the sun lounger sleeping. Once awake and not texting on his phone, he was quite happy to serve.
But. For the price that we paid, the apartment itself and the location, we would go back. We just want people to know that the pool and ther staff let the place down substantially.

  • Stayed May 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2004

We have been going to Elounda for 12 years and absolutely love the place and the people there. Last year we decided to try the Irene apartments after seeing their glowing reports in the 'Real Holiday Reports' website. We are so glad we did. The apartments are set a little back from the main road - but near enough to reach the supermarket in a minute for essentials ( more beer !!!). Our kids loved the pool and the friendliness of Vee and his family - as did we all. The boat trip that Vee organises on a weekly basis should not be missed - a real chill out day !!! There are DVDs shown in the pool bar area in the afternoon for those who need a little time away from the sun . We are going back again in July this year and are counting the days. BOOK UP NOW !!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2004

We have had 3 wonderful holidays with Ve, Irene, and family. It was so good we went back twice last year, even when the weather was bad early in the year, we found lots to do. The boat trips to spinalonga, quiz nights or just sunning ourselves.....bliss. We will go again, we just love it. No battles for sun beds, how good is that! The people are friendly, they just love the kids..as for the food, inexpensive and wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2004

Been twice to these apartments, great both times. The apartments are very nice and clean and the pool & bar is ideal. Nice family run place.Elounda is a fantastic place. Great bars and restraunts. DA

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2003

My partener and I had such a great time in Irene apartments.Weloved it so much we are going back again this year and taking the kids. Vieand Irene are great host's,they made us feel welcome from the moment wearrived.The pool is loved by guests and locals alike! even brits who areliving/working in Elounda use Irene so that speeks volumes in it's self.Ifthey don't have what you want (alcahol)Vie will go out of his way and getit for you! He organises boat trips,visits to Spinalonga, and water sportsfor everyone,he does a quiz night and if you are into sports,...esspeciallyfootball,you will have the use of the huge' tele in the bar area! I couldgo on and on tellilng you lot's of things about Irene apartments but Ithink you should go and check it out for yourself.When we were there 30-40%of the guests had been before.I can recommend this to anyone,go,enjoy,andI promise you will have such a great time you wil go back again next year!we are.

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Property: Irene Apartments
Address: Di Mogrias, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
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Ranked #27 of 37 Hotels in Elounda
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
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