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“No problems, No worrys, totaly relaxed,” 5 of 5 stars
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Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Street, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece   |  
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“No problems, No worrys, totaly relaxed,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Anne and Vangellis are the best hosts I've ever had.they seem driven to make your stay as good as they can offer.
All the food is of a very high standard and some may say expensive, however you do not get food of this quality this cheap.
you only have to ask and they will do their best to help.
from places to visit, help with Greek, history good walks and menu tips, you only have to ask.
the time there, the hosts and Elounda Heights makes it a pleasure to stay at.

Bob n Sonja

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

As so many have said before us, Elounda Heights is a wonderful find, in a gorgeous area of Crete. Ann and Vangelis are lovely hosts and the accommodation is kept absolutely spotlessly clean. We only ate there for the bbq night, simply because one of the things we enjoy on holiday is choosing which restaurant to eat in each evening but I know Vangellis's food was much appreciated by all who enjoyed it each evening and there is no pressure to eat if you prefer to go into town in the evening. The other guests were very friendly and it was nice to get to know everyone at the bbq and on the Sunday boat trip - another highlight of our holiday. All in all, one of the best holidays we have spent. Only slight downside perhaps is The Hill - as someone waiting for a hip replacement, it was too much for me, but we just used our hire car in the day time, then walked down in the evening and got a taxi back up - worth every penny of the 5 euros taxi fare for us!

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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hopkins_wendy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks at Elounda Heights in May this year. As I was planning on holidaying by myself I did plenty of research in trying to find somewhere that was right for me (single girl mid thirties!) Elounda Heights ticked ALL the boxes!

I opted for a one bedroom apartment because of the length of time I was staying, however I did manage to get a wee look at the studios and they would have been fine for a single person or a couple if you wanted to save a few Euros but not compromise on standards. Both studios and apartments are very clean, comfortable (beds are very cosy!) and all have a balcony or terrace. The only comment that I would make is that the kitchen areas could have done with some more utensils to cook with. The apartments are cleaned (linen and towels changed) I think once a week but it seemed like every other day they were given a quick clean (bins emptied, floors swept, etc) so very happy with that.

My favorite area is the garden, pool and pool bar - for the first week I pretty much spent the entire day here. The view is amazing, the gardens are colourful and fragrant and the pool - very fresh! But perfect for cooling down in - and ahh the pool bar. Vangelis is there from morning until teatime preparing specials for dinner, making breakfast, lunch and snacks. The Cretian wine is looovely and it was a great spot to chat to other guests if you wanted a wee bit of company but also if you didn't you could relax by the pool reading and nobody would disturb you.

Every week there is a BBQ or mezes night and also a day trip, the boat trip was great fun and the food is AMAZING! Elounda town itself is very pretty and has lots of shops, restaurants and bars - nothing too wild or rowdy though which suited me just fine.

All in all I can't fault it and I don't think my review even comes close to describing how pretty much perfect my time at Elounda Heights was. Ann and Vangelis are perfect hosts, helpful, friendly, nothing was too much trouble. I dealt with Ann when making my booking, she was always very quick to respond to any queries I had and Vengelis is the most fabulous chef and charming barman!!

Go and stay at Elounda Heights - you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • 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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crete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Beautiful views, pretty clean rooms, lovely surroundings, good food, and very fine hosts....Its everything everyone has said before and more.
Having stayed in Crete (not Elounda) in a five star Hotel we thought we wouldnt be able to better that, but mainly due to the people (including Vangelis and Ann) and the location, and food...we did!
We most definitely recommend it, once you go, you most probably wont want to go anywhere else in Crete.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South-East England
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Situated on the hillside overlooking the village of Elounda (only a few minutes' walk away), Elounda Heights is both quiet and picturesque. Walking up the hill is not so easy as walking down, but it is only a short distance and should be no trouble for the average person. Taxis will bring you (and suitcases) to the door. The hill is one of the assets of Elounda Heights, as without it, there would not be such a great view or peace & tranquillity. We spent 10days relaxing - sometimes by the pool, occasionally at one of the (many) beautiful beaches within walking distance. The island of Spinalonga (famous for its history and as the subject of a best-selling book) can be seen from the studios and is just a short boat ride away. Elounda Heights is owned and run by Ann and Vangelis (excellent English speaker and source of all local knowledge) who are always on site. Vangelis can be found tending to his garden in the early morning, and later at the poolside bar - being available to cook your breakfast should you wish it. (Some people to prefer to self-cater in the privacy of their apartment/studio, others would rather indulge in Vangelis's superb cooking - either way, it's your choice). Lunch and evening meals are also available on site (superb menu, with a different Greek special dish each day). More organised (optional) get-togethers occur once weekly with a meze evening or BBQ - and these offer an opportunity to meet other guests if you wish to join in. There is also a weekly boat trip organised by Vangelis for those who wish to venture further afield for the day. Local beaches are plentiful and the sea beautiful and clear - excellent for swimming and snorkling. Local supermarkets and other shops (e.g. chemist, newsagent, souvenir shops, hairdressers) as well as restaurants/tavernas in nearby village only a few minutes' walk away. Elounda is situated in a stunningly beautiful area of Crete and historically was a fairly sleepy fishing village. There has been development recently (municipal beach and services) to improve services to tourists without attracting too many crowds. Generally the hotels in Elounda are at the upper end of the price range compared to other areas. Elounda Heights is therefore a 'gem' in a delightful part of Crete. It has very reasonable prices, offers flexible arrangments for your stay (self-cater or enjoy Vangelis' cooking or a mixture of both) and will offer you a tremendously warm welcome. You can relax and enjoy yourself without moving an inch - or you can explore the local villages and beaches on foot or hire a care and explore further afield. It has to be said that many of Vangelis's guests return year after year - for very good reason - he is a most charming and accommodating host with great attention to detail for your comfort. There is an evening bar available in the main reception area, internet access (small charge), a (small) library of books, pool table, boules and other games. The swimming pool is of perfect dimensions for the size of the property and offers an oasis where you can cool-off after a few hours relaxing under the intensely blue sky. The gardens are mature and beautifully maintained - with delightful aromatic herbs dotted about amongst the flowers. In previous years we have holidayed here with our children and we found this a very pleasant and child friendly place to stay - one very fussy eater was accommodated wonderfully by Vangelis modifying the more usual menu for him. Our children were between 5 - 11. You might find some difficulty with younger infants as pushing a pram or buggy up the hill would be tiring, although this could be managed by hiring a car or using a taxi (plentiful in the local village). The studios are adequate rather than luxurious and housekeeping occured 3x weekly - but this was perfectly acceptable when cost and uninterrupted privacy were taken into account. Regular buses (air conditioned 'coaches') go from the village in both directions to Plaka (lovely beach opposite Spinalonga) or Agios Nicholaos (regional capital where there are more shops and generally more lively night-life). Altogether this is a superb place to stay and will offer you probably the best holiday ever when everything, including cost and ease of booking, is taken into consideration. To book, simply email Ann at Elounda heights, then book your flight with easyjet or one of the tour companies. Simple! To arrange transfer from the airport, simply ring or email Ann or Vangelis the day before and they will organise a taxi for you at reduced rates. I thoroughly recommend Elounda Heights for your summer holiday.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

Clean spacious studios, beautiful pool, breath taking 360 degree views, a welcome gentle cooling breeze. Vangelis does amazing meze nights, not to be missed, food outstanding. Really quiet and romantic place, still remember sitting on the swing seat and counting the stars! Thoughtful touches such as milk and orange juice in the fridge when you arrive. Would love to return.

  • Stayed June 2007, 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

We were just passing by on a round trip of eastern Crete and saw the sign just by chance. The view was amazing, the studios looked so comfortable, the pool was so inviting and when we met Vangelis (the charming owner of the apartments) we knew at first sight, that it is not just profession but passion what makes him offer this littele paradise for his guests! We simply had to stay there! Allthough we had only 2 nights left we felt very much like being friends, enjoyed also the cooking of Vangelis and the very individual Service of him and his wife Ann. We will come back soon!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Address: Main Street, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lassithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#1 Family Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elounda Heights, owned by Vangelis and his English wife Ann, is a small boutique aparthotel with beautiful gardens complimented by Greek statues as this is the theme of the complex. All the apartments and studios are named after Greek gods and goddesses. It is truly an oasis and if you want to relax then this is the place for you. Great for honeymooners and couples just wanting a quiet restful holiday. Ideal for families wanting to unwind by the people while enjoying a fantastic view over the bay of Elounda. ... more   less 
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