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Review of Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios

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Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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55 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Just as good the second time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

This is the first time we have ever actually visited the same accommodation twice and did so with some trepidation as to whether we would enjoy it as much second time round. We needn't have worried! What Ann and Vangeli have achieved at The Heights is something not often found. Whether you are there for the first time or returning for the 12th time you will receive the same welcome. Their hospitality is like part of an extended family and whether its peace and privacy that you want or company and inclusiveness , they afford you that.
The setting is simply stunning, the food is excellent and Deborah, Natalie and Christina are all part of a great team.
For us, it provided just what we needed...a break from a hectic lifestyle with all the stresses that go with that and the ability to remember that life can be lived at a different pace.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful place with us !

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank UkAnnie
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

My friend Lizzie and I have just spent 11 fantastic nights at the wonderful Elounda Heights. It sits above Elounda Village with the most magnificent views which instantly make you feel chilled and relaxed and away from the madness of everyday life. Vangelis, Ann, Debbie & Natalie made us feel so welcome and couldn't do enough to make your stay everything you would want it to be. I have been to Greece many times but this place is special. Everything about it makes you smile especially Vangelis's cooking :-) I would also recommend Vangelis's sunday boat trip and the meze on a Thursday...great way to make new friends. We will definitely be back and plan to bring a few more friends with us....no-one should miss out on this jewel of a destination.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alison G
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This will be our 10th visit to Elounda Heights this year.Vangelis and Ann always make you welcome and all your needs are met. Every time we return it feels like our second home. Meze and barby nights are a good way of meeting other guests and making new friends. The boat trip is a day of swimming in beautiful waters fishing, eating and drinking and generally having .fun.This is our little piece of heaven. If you don't love it you are VERY hard to please

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ourcally
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Cheltenham, England
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This is our second visit to Elounda Heights and so we had good idea of what to expect. It is sometimes a problem to build up expectations as in my experiences they are not often reached. It was not the case here. As a family holiday this was our best. The other guests were wonderful and that is what this place does is - it allows a mix of people to come together as a community, if only for a short while. The standards of cleanliness, and upkeep of the area remain outstanding and improvements continue to be made. The availability of a proper single bed for our daughter was greatly appreciated. Vangelis has also obtained use of a much better boat for the weekly trip. Thanks to you all for another great time - we shall return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TalkingToo
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Have just enjoyed a perfect 12 night stay at Elounda Heights. We stayed with our two teenage sons and we all agreed it has been our best holiday yet. The service provided by Vangelis and his team is outstanding. The studios are clean and perfectly equipped. Even an iron and ironing board are provided should you feel so inclined!! The views are stunning and well worth the climb up the steep hill although my son did have to push me up a couple of times when it got the better of me. It is only 5 minute walk though so just grit your teeth and you'll be fine. I can't fault anything about our stay. The pool is lovely and the pool side bar serves really lovely snacks and the freshly squeezed orange juice is just gorgeous. We had an amazing holiday and will definitely be back. Thank you to Vangelis, Ann, Natalie and Deborah and all the team. Perfection.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracy H
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Wakefield
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

I have to admit, this was our 7th visit to Elounda Heights, and as such our excellent rating will come as no surprise. It is, however, worth reporting just to let any potential travellers that the standards are just as high as ever. Everyone at the Heights works hard to make your stay the best you have ever had, even if you are a frequent visitor.
Not many major changes to report this year other than a few changes in the bar area, Vangelis now charters a larger boat (numbers permitting) for the Sunday boat trip and all the pool furniture has been recovered (a nice touch which other establishments could take note of instead of rolling out the same old tired and shabby sunbeds every season).
Our apartment was spotless as always and fully equipped should you wish to completely self cater, but the food at the pool bar and restaurant is so good, you have to sample it at least a few times whilst you are there.
It was good to catch up with other regular visitors and some new ones - there really is a friendly atmosphere at the Heights which all visitors, new and regular are encouraged (but not intrusively) to join in with.
Thanks Vangelis, Ann, Natalie, Deborah, Kristina and Alby (the handyman) for another superb stay. We will be there next year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank metaxaman
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Having read the rave reviews on this place we were somewhat sceptical about it meeting our expectations.....until we were warmly welcomed late in the evening by the owner, Vangelis and staff member Deborah. They made us feel completely at home and we were struck by the many thoughtful touches which made settling in to our accommodation so much easier. As a manager and a host Vangelis is peerless, and is a shining example of hotel management par excellence. Vangelis works tirelessly to ensure all guests enjoy their stay and always with a warm smile and notoriously wicked sense of humour! The gardens and swimming pool are excellently maintained and provide for privacy and relaxation. The gardens also attract lots of wildlife, particularly butterflies. Another secret weapon of Vangelis (as if he needed one) is his imaginative and tasty cooking, which we understand attracts even the locals from down in the village. The weekly meze evening is fun, a chance to try interesting dishes and to mingle, as were the fishing trips. If there was to be a tiny criticism, it would be that the overwhelming popularity of this place means that many guests are already acquainted since they return each year, new guests can feel a little isolated. However, Vangelis and Anne appear sensitive to this and endeavour to include new faces. A lovely touch is Anne's tirelsss commitment to animal welfare and the rescue dogs are part of the face of Elounda Heights. The commitment of the staff team was exceptional and Deborah in particular contributes much to the ethos, energy and smooth running of the establishment, whilst Natalia was extremely helpful in organising a scuba dive for us.

The apartments themselves were spotlessly clean, good airconditioning, spacious, well appointed with lots of nice touches. We really appreciated the bottled water and fresh fruit awaiting us on our late arrival. The cleaning staff were efficient, polite and unobtrusive. The view from our balcony I will remember for a long time and can't wait to revisit.

Whilst we are not in the habit of retracing our steps when it comes to holidays (the world is a big place etc) there is something about Elounda Heights which draws you back, and unashamedly so. Our sincere thanks to the team and we look forward to seeing you all again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Simon W
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Property: Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios
Address: Emmanouil Pouli, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Elounda
#1 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#3 Family Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elounda Heights, owned by Vangelis and his English wife Ann, is a small boutique aparthotel with beautiful gardens complimented by Greek statues as this is the theme of the complex. All the apartments and studios are named after Greek gods and goddesses. It is truly an oasis and if you want to relax then this is the place for you. Great for honeymooners and couples just wanting a quiet restful holiday. Ideal for families wanting to unwind by the people while enjoying a fantastic view over the bay of Elounda. ... more   less 
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