I gather that garden-view room cost me about €50 per day with half-pansion (part of packaged tour). At this price it was definitely value-for-money. I used hotel only as base camp and mainly drove around the eastern part of Crete.
Rooms are air-conditioned, with mini-bar fridge where you can stuck a couple of beers or wine bottles that you can by from the grocery shop which is ca 2 min walk down the road. There you can also get water, ice-cream, beer, fruits, etc for reasonable prices.
Safe rent - €10/week
Beach towel - €2
Breakfast - I usually fixed a greek salad and sometimes took bacon and eggs. You also get muesly, cookies/cakes , tea/coffee.
Dinner - selection of salads and meats, occasionally pasta. (Water)melon, cheese, cakes, baklava. With half-pansion you have to pay for the drinks at dinner - water €1.8, beer/tea ca €2.5, wine €3..4 per glass.
To sum up during 14 days there was always a choice (several dishes at the same time) and variety (from day to day) of food at dinner and only choice at breakfast.
Hotel "beach" is just rocky spot where you can get in and out of the water, not suitable for elderly folks.
Car rental - at reception rented old Renault Clio for €380 for 14 days from the firm called Taleos. Compare cars and prices with Elounda Ren A Car. Both firms are 5 min walk down the road.
WiFi - works only at bar / reception.
Walk to Elounda - about 2km, takes 30 min, which makes it not worth to go there for lunch/dinner in the heat.
If you want to go to Chrissi Island, then make you trip with Nautilos Cruises, otherwise you may be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elounda Ilion Hotel in Crete was built in 1990 and since then has undergone many renovations and extensions with the final being in 2015. The hotel is built on a hill side offering a panoramic view to the bay of Elounda and the island of Spinaloga with its medieval castle. It is situated 10 kilometres from the city of Agios Nikolaos and 2 kilometres from the village of Elounda. The facilities of the hotel include a main restaurant, a snack bar, a central bar, satellite television room, billiard, children's playground, tennis court, mini golf and ping - pong. Also you can enjoy the hotel's swimming pool and your children the separate children's swimming pool. The hotel offers its own parking area. ... more less
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