For our first holiday together we wanted a relaxing stay somewhere hot. We're a young (22-24) English couple and we chose Elounda Heights as the TripAdvisor views were so positive about the place. We can only add to these comments, Elounda Heights is fantastic!
Ann quickly and cooperatively sorted our booking directly and also organised us an easy transfer from Herakilion airport in a smart air-conditioned Mercedes. All her help in the travel organsing made the booking and travel totally stress-free!
We were welcomed by the other half of the couple, Vangellis, who made us feel at home instantly and went out of his way on the first day and everyday after to look after us.
We stayed in a 2 bed studio which was very clean, spacious and comfortable. We used the kitchentte to make breakfast and a couple of lunches but mostly we ate lunch at the poolbar as Vangelli's cooking is out of this world! Especially we loved his homemade fried potatoes (chips) and special homegrown chilli sauce!
The little touches like bottled water, milk and fresh fruit in your fridge at arrival made a massive difference and reflects how Ann and Vangelli think of every detail to make your stay perfect.
On the 2nd night we had the group BBQ, highly reccomened for the great food, drink and getting to know the other guests over a tournament of boules! Vangelli prepared the veggie guest her own special meat-free alternatives for each coursel that looked and tasted yummy! After the BBQ we ate at Elounda Heights every night as the quality of food was so good, and Ann and Vangelli's idea of quality for reasonable price was evident. We both had the Greek inspired specials each time as they really showed off Vangelli's culinary skills but a full English menu of more great food is also on offer.
We spent the majority of the days by the pool, which had an amazing view of he surrounding coutryside and Elounda harbour, playing games and having fun with the other guests who were up for a laugh but during peak sun it quietened down and whilst some caught rays in the high 30'c cloudless heat, others went to the shady pool bar to join Vangelli in sampling his famous Raki!
One of the outstanding elements of Elounda Heights are the beautiful gardens which not only grow gorgeous flowers and add freshness and lushness to the place but also grow alot of Vangelli's cooking ingredients. The gardens which Vangelli grows and tenders himself set it apart from the other residences on offer in Elounda.
We only discovered air-conditioning tokens after the 2nd night but they are really reasonable at 15euros for 10 four-hour tokens which easily lasted us our 5 night stay.
Our only regret is that we didnt stay longer! a stay should be 10 stay minimum! and although we mostly stayed in the resort there is plenty to see, do and explore in the town which we will go back to do next time!
Elounda Heights has every element for the perfect holiday, sun sea, pool, views, amzing food and plenty of drink. All in all our stay was like visiting a slice of heaven.
EFHARISTO POLI Ann and Vangelli!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Elounda Heights Apartments And Studios Hotel Elounda
- Elounda Heights Crete