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Review of Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments

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Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely apartments”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed for four nights in the Portobello apartments. Our booking stated we had a ground floor room, but on request we were moved to a higher floor which meant we got the fabulous view; something we really appreciated.

What it is: A good sized, simple, clean apartment in what you'd think of a Greek styling; white walls and wooden furniture. Lovely balcony overlooking the beach with an amazing view over the sea and to Spinalonga. Well equipped kitchen, although we didn't use it for much more than cutting up fruit for breakfast. Excellent wifi. Air con. Friendly, relaxed service. Very nice pool and bar area. There's public free parking just outside. The public beach is just across the road and actually looked a lot nicer than the imported stone private beaches of some of the big hotels down the road. Great location, in the heart of the village.

What it is not: A hotel. So rooms are not serviced daily (although bins were emptied daily, which was you need). Restaurants and supermarkets are a few minutes walk away, so I can't see that you'd miss a mini bar or room service. If you need a hairdryer, bring your own, and bring your own toiletries.

In summary, a great place for a relaxed and happy stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tibblesb
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Old Stratford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Been here twice and going back in September. Idyllic views, short walk to harbour and restaurants .Rooms typically Greek style, nice pool and bar area, very well kept and maintained. The owners and staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. A laid back and relaxing place to visit. Elounda is beautiful! Well worth a visit

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Lovely basic Greek apartment. We were met by Myra at 11.30 at night with a very warm and friendly greeting and helped with our luggage to the top floor. (Not done in our 4* hotel in Crete last year).
Very clean apartment and well cared for grounds. We stayed 10 days and the linen and towels were changed 2 times. Small basic kitchen but adequate.
View to the beach just perfect. Busy road in front each morning due to building work further up the road but not the fault of the apartment owners.
Staff could not have been more helpful.
Lovely clean pool.
Ideal location for walking into town.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Thank Wallace24
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed at the Portobello apartments 10-24 May. Everything was great, cleanliness, service friendliness, helpfulness and above all it was quiet. The help that Myra and Mary gave us was spot on and any problem became a very small one. The only recommendation, and this is not unique to Portobello, is to take a lot of anti mosquito precautions. They are voracious this time of year and can severely upset your trip

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent, the Corali studios are smaller but are set back from the road to Plaka...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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 David B
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cambridgeshire
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We spent 5nights from May 16th in studio 9 which is top floor front facing and believe it to be the best, as others have said these are traditional basic style studios.
The beds were very comfortable and spotless.
We only had a few days to explore the area so didn't use the pool area much but it was so peaceful and drinks prices were good. What wins it for me is the amazing views and being able to walk across the road directly to the beach for a morning swim.

Room Tip: Studio 9. Top floor end room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bartonholm
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The Corali Studios are basic and clean but functional. The small balconcies have excellent panoramic views of the bay so worth specifying a sea view when you book. The big selling points for me are the pool and gardens that they sit in providing a relaxing atmosphere to chill, soak up the sun and swim. Just across the road from the beach, very close to bars and restaurants, wonderful views of the sunrise and the friendly staff ensure your stay in Elounda is pleasant, stress free, and relaxing

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

My husband and myself chose this accommodation on the basis of Ta reviews and honestly do not agree with most of them following our recent stay there. We were welcomed warmly on arrival but our first impression of the place was one of dreariness and much in need of an update. The room was sparse with twin beds with old furniture and peeling paint. The kitchen was tiny which we didn't mind as we were going to be eating out. Every time we opened the balcony door, part of the curtain pole fell off. The view from the balcony was the jewel in this otherwise jaded crown as it was superb and very close to the lovely beach. We had to contend with cold showers for the first two days and on complaint to the owners we were told that you had to shower between 8-9 am to have hot water... And she had had a shower at 9 am and it was hot for her... We were on holidays not at boarding school ... They did however tell us that if we let them know they would turn on the water when we needed it... Feeling chastened and annoyed we didn't argue . The actual shower area was a nightmare and we have the bruises to prove it... Taps and soap tray in the wrong place with the result that you kept hitting the taps , a shower curtain which became alive and somehow managed to wrap itself around you when the water was on ... Not pleasant. The room was not cleaned during our stay although the bin was emptied every day and on our fourth day the towels were changed and the one roll of toilet paper we had been given on the first day added to... Our overall impression of the place was one of a tired building with few if any comforts for the holiday makers . Would not return here.

Room Tip: Be wary of the rooms to the front of building even though they have good views as the road is very n...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments

Property: Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments
Address: Akti Posidonos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments Hotel Elounda
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Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments Elounda, Crete

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