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Akti Olous Hotel
Ranked #10 of 37 Hotels in Elounda
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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“Ecellent choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Fabulous holiday & this hotel lives up to it's reviews. Great location. Restaurants all around, 5 mins walk to centre & peaceful picturesque walk in the other direction. Great welcome, & place was spotlessly clean. Room better than expectation, a good standard of décor & again spotless.
Probably the best hotel bar we have encountered, great views & fantastic service from Monica. Loved the pool(just right size for me & never crowded). All the staff were very pleasant & helpful.
Stayed b&b so we enjoyed all the lovely restaurants/tavernas in the area(never had a bad meal).
Elounda is lovely, laid back with plenty of bars & places to eat, & boats available from the harbour.
Another excellent holiday in Greece & very reasonably priced. Thanks to everyone at the Akti Olous.

Room Tip: Just had a basic room & very good. Balcony a little small but we never used it anyway
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

1st visit to Crete for a family wedding & a very nice time was had by all in this really very good hotel - excellent staff & spotlessly clean - good food, the resturaunt area on the pier & beach is very Greek & eating the very nice breakfast there is a lovely start to the day.
The rooms are pleasant & well equipped (softer pillows would be nice!) & the rooftop pool & bar area is brilliant with the lady running all deserving speial praise for her service. The position of the hotel could not be better, at the side of its own beach & a very short walk past a lot of good resturants to the centre of Elounda - all level walking.
Altogeher a very good experience to be repeated

Room Tip: We stopped in 3 rooms on the ground floor of the annexe - rooms are fine but no views - if you want...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is spotless clean and all of the staff are friendly and helpful. It is well located and only a shirt walk from the town centre where there are plenty of good restaurants, bars and shops. All in all a very nice 1st visit to Elounda, Crete

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

A warm welcome back from all the staff. This was our fourth visit to this lovely hotel and certainly not the last. Hotel is perfectly situated between the harbour and the causeway. It is very well maintained to a good standard, clean and comfortable. The roof top pool is lovely and you can actually swim in it as it is a good depth throughout. However it is not suitable for children unless they can swim well. For me this is a definite plus!Breakfast is excellent with a great choice and there are lots of good restaurants/tavernas nearby as well as the Blue Sea Restaurant belonging to the hotel. An excellent hotel in the most beautiful village.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I stayed for a week in this hotel.Food was great,room lovely,Very comfy bed,with a fridge kettle & hairdryer.I would go back in a heart beat.Short walk from centre.friendly staff,very nice wine.Fab views!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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