As all other reviewers have said, the staff here cannot be faulted - very welcoming and eager to please, they all work very hard even down to the maid helping us to prevent the room from flooding when the torrential rain poured under the balcony doors!
After being dropped off there was a short walk downhill to the apartments which might not suit some especially if arriving in the dark however, the location was great with a short walk to the little harbour, all typically Greek.
Most of the rooms had a great view however, we were unfortunate and had a 1 bedroom apartment on the side of the main block with a view of other guests balcony only feet away and an adjacent small view of the sea - tried to change but place was full, a bit of a shame as we enjoy sitting on the balcony watching the world go by.
I thought the additional cost for AC was a little steep at 50 euros for a week for 1 unit, if you wanted the second unit in the apartment then it was another 40 euros so with the 15 euro charge for the room safe it was an expensive 'checking in'.
Small pool and bar area was fine and the grass area in the front of the building a good place for the sunbeds (do take your own pool towels, they are not provided) and everyone very friendly.
Local restaurants served excellent food at reasonable prices and like most places you get what you pay for. If you intend to stay in and cook the ocassional meal then the facilities are limited, no grill or toaster just 2 small rings and a kettle. Prices in the shops more than the UK - milk 1.70 a pint, bread @2.50 a loaf for example.
We did the local 'happy train' which was fun and the boat trip to Spinalonga, I wouldn't use the rep tour v. expensive, just jump on one of the boats at the harbour which is 10 euros return, interestingly nobody tells you that on landing on the island if you want to walk around it it costs another 2 euros - not a lot but annoying.
The music night in the Alikes was cancelled due to bad weather, so can't comment however, although we don't normally watch the TV because we had poor weather we hoped to catch up with the news but to no avail - no BBC world or CNN with the only english channel showing constant re-runs of Baywatch / CSI with greek subtitles so I'm not sure the 'satellite TV in the rooms' tag holds.
All in all a nice enough place to stay if you a good room with good weather however, for me not good value for money as these apartments are at the pricier end of the self catering spectrum
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- Built in 2002, the Alikes Hotel Apartments are a family run business, offering a high standard accommodation in the beautiful resort of Elounda on the north coast of Crete. To ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday the Alikes offers many facilities including a gym, sauna and hammam privat parkig pool bar and snak bar. ... more less
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