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Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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“Amazing location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had a great 2 weeks at Corali studios. The studio was clean and comfortable and the balcony overlooking the beach and the sea with mountains beyond was a real bonus. The pool is fantastic and the pool bar is open all day until people don't want anything else in the evening. Friendly and helpful staff made this place superb. Kitchenette is not really suitable for making full meals but with so many excellent tavernas/snack bars/ restaurants within a stride or two it really doesn't matter. We will go back - Elounda is a gem of a place.

Room Tip: Any room is great but a sea view at the front is a bonus.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

I highly recommend Corali Studios if you're looking for affordable accommodation in Elounda. The location is perfect, as it’s right on the beach with tavernas and bars just around the corner. Corali’s setting is also very nice with a well maintained garden and a great pool area. The rooms are spacious and well equipped with a fridge, cutlery, crockery and some basic cooking equipment. We were lucky to get a free upgrade to a sea view room during our stay. Corali is independently run and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Elounda itself is a great spot if you’re looking for a low key destination where you can relax by the beach, go sightseeing and experience the local Cretan culture.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Corali Studios and Portobello Apts for a couple of days. We were warmly welcomed. Room was basic and clean. The shower was challenging, and the water never reached a warm temperature. The towels are not changed every day which wasn't a big deal..I would have liked to have been made aware. Great balcony..beautiful breeze in the evening. Active pool and bar area although we did not use either..we were too busy touring:)!!!!! The location is THE BEST...across the street from the beach, close to everything...restaurants, train, boat to Spinalonga.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Corali/Portobello is the epitome of everything that is good about Greece. The friendliest owners and staff, and a room with a view for which you would pay a King's ransom.
We stayed on the top floor of the Portobello apartments; they are simply furnished with a small kitchen, en-suite bathroom and twin-bedded room.The view from our balcony was breathtaking. It was spotlessly clean and we wanted for nothing.
We spent afternoons around the pool in beautiful gardens full of olive trees, fig trees and cacti. It was such a relaxing spot,with a bar on hand to help keep us cool.
The owner offered to arrange taxis for airport transfers and generally made sure we had everything we needed.
Needless to say, we are already planning our return trip!

Room Tip: Ask for a top floor, sea view room. It costs no more and is completely worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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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
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Old Stratford, United Kingdom
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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
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Scotland
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36 reviews
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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
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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 #4 of 38 Speciality Lodging in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 46
Also Known As:
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