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Adrakos Apartments
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Stayed here for a blissful week in early October. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly.By the end of the week , we felt part of the family ! Our apartment was very clean and comfortable and the views from the balcony were spectacular. We got up early each morning to enjoy the sunrise over the Elounda bay. The swimming pool was beautifully appointed. We were here to enjoy a Pilates retreat and it was the perfect setting for our morning and evening workout in the yoga studio.We hope to return in the spring.

Room Tip: The higher rooms have the best views but all rooms face onto the bay
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

What more do you need from a hotel? Great view? Pleasant staff? Delicious food? Excelent services? Cleanness? Quietness? Adrakos has it all!!!
The view from the room was simply breath taking. The rooms were spotless clean and the area is very quiet for a couple. It was exactly what we needed, If i hadn't seen otherwise, I would think that it is a 4 star hotel. We didn't move an inch from the hotel and we sat in and enjoyed the view for a whole week. We simply loved it !!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Me and my partner stayed here for 10 days in July.

The best view of all the hotels! Up on the hill between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda.
Every day there are constantly people stopping on the parking lot to take pictures of the view while your're lying at the pool having the view all day long for free!
The owner has created several places to enjoy the view with small lights to enlighten the area in the evening.
Its very clean: every day a lady cleans your appartment and does your dishes. New sheets every 3 days.
The pool is big, very clean and the half of the pool is 2.80m deep, great.
There are enough sunbeds but on an everage day there are maybe 2-4 people at the pool, the rest of the people is probably visiting stuff.
Most of the people who stay here are people who want to find rest so the atmosphere is very relaxing.

The chef makes wonderfull dishes. We had Stifado, great feta cheese, stuffed chicken! and some other things. The menu is different every day and the 2 times we ate at the appartment it was both times great. Also good relaxing atmosphere with nice music and nice people around you.

Off course the beds aren't the same as the ones in your home (litle bit harder probably) but you forget that every time yoy open your door and see the view on Elounda and Spinalonga.

Tip: go to Knossos taverne in Agios Nikolaos, take the first road left into Agios Nikolaos: after 1 mile it's on your right (yellow collumns). Great restaurant!
If your looking for the best view, rest and a great time to spent your holiday: go to Adrakos.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Stayed here for the third time, this time mid October. One review mentioned flies! They have never been a problem in April, September or October. The main draw is the spectacular view from all the apartments. The staff are friendly and changed the sheets and towels after 2 days at no extra cost, the rooms very clean and well equipped with bathroom and kitchenette. Great value. Midway between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda so you need a car or catch the bus just outside the apartments. We hope to go again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

the car park is not the hotel park but eveyone can park for take pictures etc.the rooms are good the kitchen is small the balcony has a fantastic view to elouda spinaloga.we stayed 5 days and they change once the towels and not the sheets unless you pay extra.one night we live the windows open and many flies came in because there isn"t protection {sita} against them.the near road is noisy.the real reason to stay is the fantastic view.we certainly consider not to stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Zacharoula F, Manager at Adrakos Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2013

Dear guest, thank you for your review. Maybe there was a slight problem with flies during the particular days you stayed in our property, but this definately does not occur all year round. Also, if the problem was so big you could ask for special equipment from the reception. Thank you.

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Reviewed 23 August 2010

We found this hotel by chance while scanning most of the apartments on the road from Elounda as it scored high in the value-for-money scale. Due to the last-minute reservation we got maybe the most underprivileged room which was still very good.

The location is probably one of the best you can find in the area. Amazing views of Mirambelo bay and its islands. It is next to the main road and quite far from the nearby villages which was ok for us as we were travelling by car. The owner (Kostas) is a very nice person and very helpful. The place is well cared and nicely decorated with it's strong points being the amazing view from the pool and the terrace, perfect for relaxing romantic sunsets.

The room was clean, simple and very ample (I guess this is not the normal size of rooms as this was a detached one in a separate building).

To sum up, we very much enjoyed our stay and we would recommend it especially to young couples.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2009

The apartments are just off the road between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, up a hill, and the views from the rooms are fantastic, across to the island of Spinalonga. In fact, the car park at the bottom of the drive is where everyone (cars, coaches & the little tourist train) pulls in to take their photos. Some of the rooms are up a number of steps, so if you have walking difficulties it might be worth asking for one of the lower rooms. Our room was a reasonable size and had a small kitchen area with fridge, sink and small oven (though one of the 2 hotplates didn't work). The bathroom was small, but clean and a good shower. The room does get serviced every day but towels/ sheets are changed every 3 days unless you pay an extra charge. In fact, I think they have taken tips from Ryanair on "extra charges" - to use the hot tub or gym is €5 per person, a mattress for the sunbeds is €1.50, wi-fi connection is €2. No charge for using the swimming pool, which is lovely, though unfortunately now being overlooked by a new building being built on the next plot uphill. Doesn't spoil the view from the pool, but does put it partly in the shade.

We never figured out the system on meals. On our first evening (a Sunday) we asked if they served meals as there were tables & chairs on the terrace and in an indoor area by reception (although there were a motorbike & a bicycle parked there). We were told that they didn't serve food. The next evening we walked past this area on our way out & on the way back from a restaurant in Elounda, and all the lights were on and people were there eating dinner. We thought that maybe it was just on Sundays that they didn't serve food, so the next morning we asked at reception whether they would be serving food that evening, and were told that it would just be the light meals on the menu, which was pinned up on the terrace. So that evening we went down - no lights on this time and no-one there. We asked the man in reception whether we could order food, but he obviously was not keen - he said he was there on his own and that it would take at least half an hour. So we went out to eat again. I'm sure there must be some system for meals but I really don't know what it is. In the information folder in the room it says that the terrace is open for meals every evening, but it obviously isn't. However there are plenty of places to eat in Elounda, about 3 km away down the hill (not really walkable at night as the road is quite dark, so you need a car).

However, we had a very pleasant stay here and it really is a very picturesque spot. We would certainly consider staying there again.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Zacharoula F, Manager at Adrakos Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2013

Thank you very much for your review, which definitely helped us improve our services. The small charges on some of our facilities help us keep our prices competitive. As regards the meal plan, we now operate an all-day taverna serving our guests as well as external customers. Also. since the new building was built none of our customers has complained about shading. We hope you consider visiting Adrakos apartments again.

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Additional Information about Adrakos Apartments

Address: Lenika 67, Elounda, Crete 72100, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 37 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Price Range: £48 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Adrakos Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adrakos village stands on the hillside, between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda overlooking the Elounda Gulf and the Mirabello Bay with the most spectacular views. ... more   less 
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