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Elpida Village

Kalo Horio, Istron, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 Greece
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Elpida Village is situated at the Istron area of Kalo Chorio only 10 Km from the picturesque Town of Agios Nicolaos with the famous bottomless Voulismeni lake. This low-rise village style resort is placed on the slopes of a wonderful hill with a breathtaking view of the Mirabello Bay. It is built in traditional Cretan style with extensive use of local stones and wood.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek


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Grade: 38 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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My experience at the Elpida Village was incredible! The service was phenomenal and the food was terrific. As we chose the all inclusive deal (that was only a bit more than the normal deal) we got a buffet every night and the food was that good, we only occasionally went out for lunch and tea. Our hotel room (70) was by far one of the largest and had some spectacular views. The hotel reps were lovely and always complemented my singing in the karaoke and the kids talent show. They spoke good English and they also did an Aqua Zumba in the pool! They had an outside cinema and a lovely garden with a play area for children (like myself). All the staff were lovely and a few of them were English as well! I could go on and on about this gorgeous hotel, but I think I'll stop here. I would recommend this hotel to anyone as it is family friendly and there is activities to do every night. Honestly the best hotel I've ever been to! And that's a lot! Thank you for reading this review and if you end up going here, I hope you have an amazing time as well!
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One more time Elpida Village exceeded our expectations! We had the best time! The room we got was very nice, spacious enough for the 4 of us! The pool area was quiet, and we relaxed with all these summer sounds from the surrounding nature ! The food was always tasty with plenty of choices, any time of the day ! A special thanks to Manos and the staff that made our stay so comfortable! See you next time!!
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Pictures show the hotel looks like so I will not waste my time for description. Food is ok rather typical Greek standard...I would only require a little bit more sophisticated breakfasts and scramble eggs not from powder....People that work there are nice and helpfull. Near the hotel you have nice beaches you may also eat something but if you count on parties and night live...you need to go somewhere else. For sure this hotel is not good for older, fat and disabled people...it is lokated on the hill and has many stairs...Swimming pool is realy nice. It is long enough to swim and deep enough to dive (up to 2,5 m). Enjoy! PS: I was paying mostly cash in Greece and almost every time Greeks wanted to cheat on me....
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We stayed a week in Elpida Village. What an amazing hospitality! The hotel was gorgeous with beautiful gardens and an overall traditional style! The food at the restaurant tasted heavenly and the staff were very friendly. The room was spacious and clean. We enjoyed our time at Voulisma beach (PARADISE!! See pics attached.) The hotel provides shuttle bus so no stress if anyone wanted to leave the beach earlier! I will be coming back soon!
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Myself and my 6-year old son checked into Elpida via agency pre-paid trip on May 12, 2019 and we spent 7 days there. Got 2-beds rm. 208, right above the main entrance into the complex. The complex has both rooms and studios for rent, clients during our stay were predominantly Polish and at peak occupancy, we saw huge crowd (I mean hundreds..) of Polish visitors being served in local dining area and flooding the hotel interiors. We had a few complains concerning the room, for example the water leak in the bathroom, broken light bulb, etc.- all fixed within 24 hrs. The hotel neighborhood is unattractive. Two closest pebble beaches were filthy, uncleaned- with no easy access into water. They are located approx. 20 minutes away from the hotel by walk. The third, the best of local beaches- Voulisma could be reached by 35 min. walk or one can take advantage of the hotel shuttle bus. We did not find Voulisma attractive, either (matter of opinion). It's mostly pebbly and very narrow, approx 300 yards long beach, usually crowded. During our stay, the weather was windy, with occasional showers, wind making even hiking hard. Sea water was very cold but beautifully clean. There are no historical sites in this area and the local village Istron, where Elpida is located in has only a few average tavernas and no stores to shop for gifts. The nearest place of interest is Agios Nikolaos town, approx. 10 miles West from Istron. Good place to go for Wednesday a.m. local farmers market and to shop for presents. We tried to stay out of Elpida as much as possible since it seemed crowded during our stay. The pros are: decent looks of hotel interiors incl. nice swimming pool, nice ocean views from the dining hall, friendly and helpful staff, daily room cleaning/towel change, free shuttle to the local beach several times/day, nearby bus station for convenient travel around the island, and above average cooking during our stay (and we tried hard to overlook voracious Poles who were unscrupulously fighting their self-serving way through the local buffet during any meal time). The cons are: rooms extremely small with/very basic furnishing, smelly extra blankets, small and noisy fridge, no place for luggage, no place to unpack/store clothing to, extremely small shower with plastic hangers always sticking to your body when showering, lots of insect (including spiders and blood-sucking mosquitoes). 4-star and higher use pest control prior to season!! The worst aspect of our room was the smell of fumes coming from the boiler room located just below our room and the noise into very late p.m. hours from always entering/leaving clients through the main entry (just below our room) into the hotel. I actually got really sick a few times from the fumes and believe this would not pass any environmental standards in US or west European hotel industry. Also- our Polish neighbors were heavy smokers and we often ended up with our room filled with tobacco smoke. We had to keep the window shut at all times, airing the room with occasionally opening the entrance door, thus- sleeping in discomfort. Approx. 100 yard climb to the hotel entry is excruciating, excluding any handicapped folks from occupancy here. However; hotel tries hard to make it easy on its visitors by providing luggage transport both ways during moving. From our (room) point of view, this is not a 4-star as claimed by the hotel, (and we paid overnight state tax equal to 4-star). And- as I stayed in hundreds of hotel rooms through my life, I would rate it solid 2 stars. For the reasons stated above, we will never return to Elpida again.
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Response from Man0sR, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elpida Village
Responded May 22, 2019
We respect your lengthy and detailed review, however there is a point that is worrying. Its where you mention fumes in your room and environmental laws. And its worrying because the boiler room uses heat pumps, brand new in fact, which use electricity. So there is no fumes...and yes we pass all EU standards including certified pest/insect control. And of course, if you were so unhappy with the room you could have discussed it with us. We always try to do the best possible for our guests.
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$49 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureAgios NikolaosIstron
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