I have just returned from a 7 night stay and I have to say it has been one of the most enjoyable breaks that we have had as a family. I wouldn't suggest you go if you want complete peace and quiet with no children as this is a very family friendly hotel.
Our room had a terrific view of Spinalonga with outside jacuzzi. Room service came twice a day with a fresh bottle of water and I lost count of the number of roses left on our bed. The kids particularly enjoyed the heart shape of sweets that we found one day!
The staff are extremely welcoming and genuine and poolside / beach service was wonderful. The beach strip is narrow but we did not find this a problem and my boys still managed to build a sandcastle fortress by the side of our sunbed. The water is very shallow and crystal clear with pretty little shoals of fishes that are great to watch if you fancy snorkelling. The are no sudden dips or rocks so it was perfectly safe for my children to dip in and out without me panicking. They enjoyed the kids club too which although perhaps better suited to smaller children (mine are between 6-8) still kept themselves amused. It also gave them some independence from us and chance to make new friends which they loved.
I tried the Spa therma experience which was a series of hot and cold steam/sauna/ice treatments with hesitation (I hate being cold!) but thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband and I were the only people in there at the time, it was like having your own personal entourage at your disposal! In fact it would be fair to say that is how all of the staff make you feel.
The buffet breakfast has everything available that you can imagine. If I had to find a downer, and believe me there are not many, they were not that good at providing a hot pot of tea, but then I didn't go there for a mug of english tea! We also ate at their beachside Topos restaurant and it was wonderful. The portions aren't huge but just right so that you are not left feeling stuffed.
Taxis were 7 euros to both Plaka and Elounda, both of which were pleasant to visit, although Plaka had already started to shut down for the end of the season, the little gift shops had virtually gone. A barman in Plaka advised us to ask for a carafe of local wine with our meal as the bottled wine we tried when dining out was not that good and he was right. Unfortunately this wasn't until the end of our holiday!
All in all I came away feeling very pampered and spoilt and will definitely look to return to repeat our little week of luxury at the Domes.
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- Domes Of Elounda All Suites And Villas Spa Hotel Elounda
- Domes Elounda Hotel
- Domes Elounda Resort
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