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Eleonas
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Sterna, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Zaros B&B and Inns
Eccleston, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Eleonas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Perfect for a lovely relaxing holiday but plenty to do onsite or nearby. Warm welcoming staff, delicious food and very clean cottages. Extremely comfortable beds and airconditioning. Don't hesitate to book. I am sure that Manolis and his team will make your holiday as memorable as ours.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with other people.. you are allways welcome in Crete..
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  • Location
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  • Value
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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Eleonas for 6 nights in a family apartment (no 5) with our 2 children (6 and 3). We've all loved every minute of it. It's in a wonderful setting, the room was just the right size for the four of us (comfy beds, good air con and great views), the food at the restaurant was very good, the pool clean and a decent size and the hotel is within 30 min drive of some great beaches, 10 mins walk from a beautiful small lake with a decent cafe. The icing on the cake was the friendly service from manolis and his team. All in all - great value and a memorable week.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Hi there!! Hope all of you are fine! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Eleonas! You are always welcome so.. be back with one more child!

Kind Regards,
Manolis
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We really had a wonderful 3 days here, in no small part because of the warm reception of the staff, the amazing natural surrounding, and the delicious and healthy cuisine. I don't want to spoil the surprise (take time to hike the nearby gorge, go to Kommos beach, and to simply soak in the views from your cottage), but let me just say that we were sad that we couldn't stay longer....

Thanks again, Eleonas folks for making this the best part of our honeymoon! Much love!

~Zack & Julie

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Hi there!
First of all, I hope you had more than just a nice honeymoon. thank you for keeping us in your mind! Wish you all the best and visit us again as soon as you have one more member in your family!!! so, see you next summer!

Regards,
Manolis
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Accra, Ghana
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

A great place for a quiet few days break in the Cretian mountains. Cottages are simply furnished and have aircon, fridge and lovely balcony.

The restaurant staff are so friendly and welcoming - the food excellent, but could get repetitive if that was the only place you eat at - there are alternatives in the nearby village for lunch etc.

Really good value and so welcoming.

Room Tip: Check if you take a two room cottage that the second room has air-conditioning - it gets hot in th...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with other people!
Hope you had a nice time.. We keep trying to get better and better.. wishing you all the best!

Kind Regards,
Manolis
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London
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Eleonas is a slice of paradise at the base of Mt Ida (the birthplace of Zeus, no less). My 13 year old son and I spent 4 days here as we travelled around Greece and we both loved it. Manolis and his team could not have been more friendly, welcoming, helpful and warm. They've done a beautiful job designing the place, which feels like a small village of cottages extending organically up the hillside with a pool and taverna serving wonderful local specialities as the communal center. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and thoughtfully designed. In roughly 30 minutes, you can drive to the beaches or archaeological sites of the south coast. Or you can hike to the lakes around Mt Ida. Or you can chill by the pool and watch the birds flying overhead. And occasionally, gentle Manolis will come say hello, and make sure that you are happy. Just wonderful.

Room Tip: If you have any trouble walking or using stairs, ask them how they can best accommodate you.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
We are glad that you had a nice time in our place and Greece in general..
Thanks for your perfect description of Eleonas! Wish you the best!

Regards,
Manolis
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Helsinki, Finland
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8 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We stayed one night in Eleonas and right on arrival felt sorry for not having a change to stay longer. The hotel is beautifully situated in the countryside of Crete and has lovely cottages to stay at. If you enjoy doing things on your holiday this is the place to go. They have wonderful hiking tracks, soccer field, outdoor gym and a nice pool to enjoy your day. The restaurant serves fabulous organic food and the service couldn't be any better.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
hi there!
Thank you for your compliments! we are happy to hearing from you.. You staid only one night..we hope that you will have the chance to stay longer the next time you visit Crete!
Take care!

Regards,
Manolis
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

In 2008, on a commencing a motocycle trip around Crete, I wanted a place to stay overnight south of Heraklion. I stumbled upon Eleonas and ended up staying three or four nights. In 2012, undertaking a similar trip in Crete, I made sure that I paid a return visit to Eleonas.
The stone cottages are tastefully done, each with its own fireplace - and they are immaculate and meticulously maintained. The food was good on both trips and watching the sun go down on the opposing mountains from the restaurant patio is a wonderful experience.
The proprieter and staff are so friendly.
Highly recommended.
Peter K
Toronto, Canada

Room Tip: all rooms are good
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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eleonaszaros, Owner at Eleonas, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay in eleonas!
We keep trying to do our best for you. The only thing that remains the same here is the landscape, always peaceful, quiet and beautiful. be back to enjoy it again. we will be here for you!
All the best!

regards,
Manolis
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Additional Information about Eleonas

Address: Sterna, Zaros, Crete 70002, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Zaros
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Zaros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Eleonas 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 20 rural lodges are situated on a peaceful and refreshing mountain slope, surrounded by olive trees and sweet-scented herbs, and are facing a magnificent view. This is the perfect getaway land. The beauty of the landscape makes it ideal for nature-lovers. Be it summer or winter, wild nature and its enchanting beauty will cast a spell on you. Experience moments of relaxation and tranquility, and admire nature in all its grandeur. ... more   less 
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Eleonas Zaros, Crete, Greece

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