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Akti Olous Hotel
Ranked #11 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Torquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I have just returned from a very happy 10 days in Elounda at the Akti Olous. I was on my own but met some lovely couples and single ladies who I went out with most nights. My room was spotless, lovely sea view, bathroom a bit on the small side but nothing to complain about !! The staff were fantastic and very sweet and couldn't do enough for you. Breakfasts were very good and had something for everyone. I was a bit disappointed with the evening meal as the tables were not set up and you have to get up and down to get your condiments, cutlery etc etc. Not like their pictures of the dining room !!! However, all in all a fabulous little Hotel. The Sky Bar is a must to spend time in, and delightful place - fab views and a cheeky barmaid (Monica) who everyone seemed to be very fond of. I am going back in September with my husband, on just B and B basis as they have their own vey good A La Carte restaurant (Blue Sea opposite) and there are also lots of lovely eateries around. All in all I have to give this hotel top marks !!! Look out for The Boo - swimming everyday with his owner !!! Can't recommend enough if you want a quiet, relaxing holiday!!!

Room Tip: Try and get a sea view - lovely to hear the sea lapping below when you are dropping off to sleep !
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Spili, Greece
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We travelled to Elounda to celebrate my wife's birthday and to take my sister to Spinalonga.
We were amazed by the standard of the hotel (for the price) even though we had viewed in on-line.
We did, however, encounter 2 problems. True, the hotel advertised 'tea & coffee making facilities' in all rooms, but this turned out only
to be the kettle and cups - we had to provide our own tea and coffee! Then, when we switched on the kettle, with a muted 'pop' all the electrics blew!! Anew kettle was quickly provided, only for the same to happen again. It turned out to be a faulty socket but, hey this is Crete and we can live with that!
Apart from the stunning views from the 'Sky Bar' and the wonderful 'help yourself to anything' breakfasts, the evening meal in the beachside restaurant was memorable not just for the romantic views, but also for the excellent, but reasonably priced cuisine.

An excellent stay!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I and my two lady friends shared a room, I believe on third floor, a big, comfortable room with balconi and a side view to the east. This was in May/June 2010 and we have never forgotten our stay there and all the things we experienced and saw. We made went on few bus and boat trips and enjoyed us tremendously, the weather lovely and always windy if too hot. This hotel, the great owners and service, the breakfast on the small pier, the fishes eating our leftover bread when thrown, our evening walks along the costline and past faboulus fish restaurants into village, the locak kids playing in the center while parents and grandparents sat around and so much more of lovely time we had this week we stayed. Now we are thinking of coming back and to his hotel especially either this fall og in the spring of 2015. It was still being renovated when we were there and we look forward to seeing the restaurant on the roof. And last but not least the faboulous swimming pool on the roof, we will never forget and the nice breeze and faboulus scenery from there. Kind regards to the owners and it was so nice to stay in a pure Creetan hotel with our greek hosts. Hildigunnur and friends who are coming back from Iceland

Room Tip: Definately make a trip to the former turkish fortress and leper Island, really historic and a lot to...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Lovely hotel. Great situation and we were lucky to have a sea view. Lots of choice at breakfast. Staff friendly. Clean, comfortable. Small balcony. WiFi free. Safe and air con extra. The pool is small and too deep for me, a weak swimmer, to feel comfortable in: 1.8 - only a few sunbeds but they have made the most of the space. Sky bar lovely. We are here now in early June and the whole resort appears fairly quiet to us. There are plenty of restaurants close by to choose from.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Elounda is simply a lovely village with a harbour. This is my 5th time here and my 3rd in this hotel. Nothing changes much here and the place, and the hotel, always meet expectations. It's lovely and peaceful. We still ate breakfast outside at the side of the sea and ate all other meals out in the village. We always had a good meal and the highlight of my week was eating at Thea Restaurant on the top road where Manolis had a lobster cooked for me and then prepared crepe suzettes at our table - with a flourish!

There are plenty of walks you can do - just strolling off into nowhere - remember to take a bottle of water with you! The sea is full of little darting fish and lovely anemones.

The hotel is run very efficiently and our room was well-cleaned every day. The bathroom was a tad small but we had a lovely balcony sea-view so we let it go. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Local shops are good - plenty of fresh fruit, fresh feta and olives for picnics. Buses provide a good service to Ag Nik and to Plaka village which has very nice shops!

Can't say much else as I am in love with the place and I think it shows! Will be back next year for a repeat performance!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view (or a side sea view) but ask for a largish bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

A wonderful hotel with friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is in a lovely position overlooking the bay and with a restaurant on a jetty over the sea.
The rooms are on the small side but kept sparkling clean. Towels and sheets were changed each third day. The only negative comments that I can make are: a lack of useable sockets in the bedroom and the tea/coffee machine being in an odd place that creates problems at breakfast time, but these are minor points.
All in all a great hotel and one that will see us again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Perfectly located, this hotel had everything we needed for a relaxing week away with friends. The staff were very friendly, as were all the Cretan people that we met. Rooms were well equipped with fridge, hair dryer kettle etc..... Lovely little beach over the road with free Sunbeds and parasols. We were only bed & breakfast and that was great because we got to taste the local cuisine in a different restaurant every night. The hotel breakfast was very nice and we could take it outside to eat overlooking the sea. Lovely roof top pool. Everywhere was very clean, beds made every day, towels changed every other day. I would definitely return to this hotel and have already recommended it to many people.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Akti Olous Hotel
Address: Akti Oloundos Beach Road, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#10 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#15 Family Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Akti Olous Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akti Olous is recently renovated, a family-run hotel ideal for those of all ages, looking for comfortable accommodation in a cosy environment. The hotel is located directly on the thick sandy beach in the bay of Elounda, only 300 m from the village of Elounda, its small harbour and shopping area. The location of the hotel provides a relaxed holiday, with stunning panoramic view from the roof top pool. ... more   less 
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