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Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Most relaxing holiday I have had for years.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Fantastic holiday, the perfect place to relax and unwind, what struck me was the silence.

Very friendly staff, Vangelis and Anne could not do more to make your stay as pleasurable as possible and I am sure when Natalia take over the reigns it will be no different.

We eat most nights at the Elounda, simple because the food was of high quality and reasonably priced , Vangelis cooked my Hallomi starter exactly how I like it and it was not even on the menu, how's that for service.

The apartment was clean and fresh with a regular maid service, although my wife found the bed a tad on the hard side. As for the views from our apartment they were simply stunning, the causeway to the right Spinalonga to the left and the bay in the middle.

I simple loved the place, so much so that I will be going back for a week in October.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We originally found the Heights via Tripadvisor and in 2012 visited as we were looking at Elounda as the venue for our wedding. Around 30 seconds into our first stay we knew we had found our venue and booked on the spot for September 2013.

The views here are breathtaking, and the colours in the gardens create an amazing backdrop, whether you are here for a special occasion like a wedding or just a relaxing break. But while the Heights is visually as good as anywhere we have stayed, it is the people that make it truly special.

We cannot write enough words to properly express how much Natalie, Vangelis and Ann did for us during the planning and hosting of our wedding. When we visited in May, Ann took us to meet the baker and the florist, while the hairdresser came up to see us and we were introduced to the excellent wedding planner, Janet. Natalie was a constant support, emailing regularly and running around for us ensuring every detail was meticulously covered without it ever getting stressful for us. We were able to have the day we dreamed of, and it really was our day, rather than the run of the mill, hugely expensive domestic weddings in the UK.

Two days before the wedding we were taken on the famous boat trip, a wonderful day of fishing, swimming and snorkelling. On the day of our wedding, we were able to have the Heights exclusively for us and our guests. Our meal was a nine course Meze, selected by us and cooked beautifully by Vangelis. We were able to celebrate into the early hours without restrictions or curfews. It all gave us a feeling of freedom that it is hard to find.

If you are looking to come and stay here, you will find peace and tranquility, stunning traditional home made food, breathtaking views and the friendliest hosts you will find anywhere. We will be coming back again and again.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stayed here for a few days in August. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Vangelis was a great source of information for recommended trips around this part of Crete. We eat at Elounda Heights a couple of nights and the food was far better than anything we had in the village. Would thoroughly recommend for a relaxing break away from it all

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Bristol
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We recently enjoyed a lovely 2 week holiday here. Vangelis and Ann are the perfect hosts along with the other staff. The apartments are nice and clean with free air con which is rare in Greece. The only downside is the steep hill to the apartments, the road is quite uneven In places and for the less abled quite hard to walk up, however there are plenty of taxis in the centre of Elounda so in 5 minutes you can be up the hill. Would definitely recommend Elounda Heights.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights in early October, and what a lovely place it is. At Elounda Heights you can be as involved as you want to be. Our apartment (Daphne) was spacious, clean and had everything you need and more. The views are fantastic from all around the grounds.
We ate down in Elounda every night - the hill is not that bad, take it at a steady pace and you're okay (and have a couple of "look how far we've come" stops on the way), thought I suspect it would have take us a little longer in July or August!!
If there was one teeny weeny moan it was the safety deposit box - because the key is on the fob with the card for the electicity you have to remember to get your money etc out before it goes dark, or as we did, open it by the light from your phone!!!
However, we would most definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The greatest advantage of this place is the stunning view you get from practically everywhere. The hotel is placed on a hill, so you can see pretty much everything.

In addition, the place is kept clean and tidy, with a lot of animals and vegetation to give it a more natural feel. The staff members are friendly and polite.

There were two minor disadvantages, in my opinion:

The first is the climate control. The air conditioner in my room needed quite a few hours to cool the room to the decent temperature, and there's that annoying coin slot you need to keep feeding in order to keep the air conditioner working. You get the coins free of charge, but it's an annoyance nonetheless.

The second minor disadvantage is the entrance. You need to travel a couple hundred meters on a steep incline of an unpaved road, which could be a problem if you're not an experienced driver or if your vehicle doesn't come with a decent engine or 4x4 wheel drive.

All in all, a great place! If I'm ever in Elounda again, I'm definitely coming back to Elounda Heights!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed here as our friends were getting married at Elounda Heights. It is a fantastic place - the owners, Vangelis and Ann can't do enough for you. The apartment we were in was lovely, we had an air conditioned bedroom, a living room with a kitchenette and a good sized bathroom. The balcony overlooked the pool and had amazing views across the bay to Spinalonga.

We took a boat trip with Vangelis and it was a real highlight - sun bathing on deck to snorkelling to drinking a rather potent rakki disguised as orange juice - the day was just amazing. The food at the hotel is lovely, great choice and different each day too.

The wedding itself was faultless, everything ran so smoothly - a lovely, relaxing evening.

We would highly recommend staying here - looking forward to coming back in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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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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